New Concerts Take Root at The Linda

Carolina Chocolate Drops

Dom Flemons of the Carolina Chocolate Drops

The Linda – the concert venue of WAMC-FM – has announced a new concert series for the fall season. The American Roots Series at The Linda will feature five concerts exploring the rich tradition of American roots music. The concerts will be hosted by Michael Eck (Ramblin Jug Stompers, Lost Radio Rounders).

Here’s the line-up of upcoming concerts for the American Roots Series at The Linda:

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Saturday, September 7, 8pm, $18
STEVE KATZ
After growing up in Schenectady, Steve Katz blazed a trail through the ’60 music scene with the Even Dozen Jug Band, blues-rock pioneers the Blues Project and the horn-fueled jazz-rock of Blood, Sweat & Tears.

Thursday, October 3, 8pm, $15
WALT WILKINS
Last year, the acclaimed Texas troubadour rattled The Linda with his band, the Mystiqueros, but this time around he’s returning for solo show.

Saturday, October 5, 8pm, $18
SYD STRAW
The chanteuse of ’80s and ’90s alt-rock returns for a rare Capital Region show. She’s collaborated with everyone from Wilco to Leo Kottke, from Rickie Lee Jones to Dave Alvin, and her disarmingly eccentric shows at Albany’s long-defunct QE2 are the stuff of legend.

Wednesday, November 6, 8pm, $20
DOM FLEMONS
The multi-talented multi-instrumentalist and all-around entertainer is the co-founder and driving force behind the Carolina Chocolate Drops Drops. But this time through Nippertown, he serves up a rare solo show.

Friday, December 6, 8pm, $18
TIM ERIKSEN & THE TRIO DE PUMPKINTOWN
He’s the founder of legendary New England folk-punk pioneers, Cordelia’s Dad. He calls his music “Hardcore Americana. And he may be the only musician who has performed with both Kurt Cobain and Doc Watson.

One Response to “New Concerts Take Root at The Linda”

  1. PK Miller says:

    I’m glad maybe The Linda will finally be utilized as it has not since Howard Glassman was terminated. Of course The Linda WILL lose money if it is not used, if Graeme is not booking acts and/or renting it out to outside groups a la Neimah Chorus (which I missed this year due several other conflicts. Sometimes, I stand at Swan & Washington & whichever bus comes first is where I end up!) It really seems counterproductive for Alan Chartock to kvetch about The Linda losing money if it is not utilized. It’s a sin that Dancing on the Air is no longer Live at the Linda. I always enjoyed their program live, the people they booked were always first rate & sometimes a surprise e.g. the young people string band from Detroit Jay & Molly somehow booked on the band’s national tour. If you don’t use it, Alan, you will lose it! The Linda is a unique facility, flexible, utilizable for a variety of events from concerts, plays, cabaret, meetings, dance…. Not every show is going to be a Phil Ochs Night, almost always a sell out. But, if it is not used, it will, indeed, hemorrhage money.

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