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:
Saturday, September 7, 8pm, $18
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
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
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
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.