The Egg in Albany has bolstered its 2012-13 concert season with the announcement of a half dozen new shows. Tix are currently available to members of The Egg and will go on sale to the general public on Friday, July 6.
Here are the six newly announced shows at The Egg:
MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER
With special guest Tift Merritt
Friday, September 7, 8pm
$39.50 & $49.50
Mary Chapin Carpenter’s blend of country, folk, rock and blues has earned her five Grammy Awards for such chart topping classics such as “Passionate Kisses,” “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her” and “Shut Up and Kiss Me.” She returns to The Egg in support of her brand new album, “Ashes and Roses.”
Tuesday, September 18, 7:30pm
British singer-songwriter Nick Lowe – a pioneer of 1970s pub rock, punk and new wave – performs music from his entire career – from classics such as “Cruel to be Kind” and “Peace, Love & Understanding” to new songs from his recent album, “The Old Magic.”
Saturday, November 10, 8pm
$29.50, members $27.50
A solo piano concert by George Winston featuring selections from his seasonal favorites performed in his melodic folk style, as well as some New Orleans R&B, stride piano and more.
LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III
Friday, January 25, 8pm
The wry and witty veteran singer-songwriter explores the musical dark corners of family relationships, love and politics with his deeply personal, autobiographical songs.
Saturday, March 9, 7:30pm
$28; members $26
One of the most vibrant traditional Irish bands, Altan, led by vocalist Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, arrives with jigs, reels and ballads from their 30 years together, as well as their new recording “The Poison Glen.”
Sunday, March 10, 7:30pm
$29.50; members $27.50
The all star ensemble’s annual visit to The Egg will focus on the music of Chick Corea and original compositions performed by alto saxophonist Miguel Zenón, tenor saxophonist David Sánchez, vibraphonist Stefon Harris, trumpeter Avishai Cohen, trombonist Robin Eubanks, pianist Edward Simon, bassist Matt Penman and drummer Jeff Ballard.