Photograph by Rudy Lu
The Eighth Step has moved around Nippertown quite a bit – from its original home at the United Presbyterian Church at the corner of Washington Park to a variety of other Albany locations to Cohoes – during its 45 years of presenting great folk music and more. But the venerable coffeehouse seems to have settled in at Proctors in Schenectady quite nicely, as evidenced by the sold-out Pete and Peggy Seeger concert they hosted last month.
And now the folks at the Eighth Step are ready to reveal a few of the concerts on tap for their 46th season.
Here’s a sneak peek at how things are starting to shape up for the fall of 2013:
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
ELECTRIC CITY UKEFEST
The little Ukulele is king as Joel Eckhaus & Dos Eckies, Ron Gordon, Jim & Liz Beloff, Ukulele Mike and more are featured in a full day of classes, workshops, open mics and jam sessions capped off with an evening concert.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
The veteran folk duo of Greg Artzner and Terry Leonino celebrates their 40th anniversary. With Jay Ungar & Molly Mason.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2
WORK O’ THE WEAVERS
David Bernz, James Durst, Mark Murphy and Martha Sandefer pay musical tribute to American folk pioneers, the Weavers.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2
Celebrating the release of her new album, A Piece of the Sky
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15
The brilliant blues ‘n’ more duo of Hugh Poole and John Ragusa