Allison Moorer – Steve Earle’s wife, Shelby Lynne’s sister and quite a major singer-songwriter in her own right – steps into the spotlight at Club Helsinki in Hudson at 9pm on Friday, November 15. Tickets are $30.
Mike Gent of the Figgs will celebrate the release of his fourth solo album, The Rapid Shave, with a party and performance at Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany at 8pm on Friday, November 1.
Saratoga singer-songwriter MaryLeigh Roohan celebrates the release of her new CD, Skin and Bone, with a headlining concert at WAMC-FM’s The Linda in Albany at 8pm on Saturday, November 23. Cuddle Magic will open the show. Tickets are $15. Also new on The Linda’s concert calendar is the teaming of singer-songwriters Seth Glier and Antje Duvekot, who join forces onstage at 8pm on Saturday, January 11. Tickets are $15.
Funk-soul-R&B singer Charles Bradley raises the roof at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock at 9pm on Friday, January 24. Tickets are $25, $40 & $48.
C’mon if you’re comin’… Former NRBQ guitarist Big Al Anderson will be returning to the Iron Horse Music Hall in December for his annual holiday homecoming concerts, but this time around, he’ll be putting a new spin on things. At 7pm on Thursday, December 26, he’ll be joined by Jim Chapdelaine (guitar), Lorne Entress (drums) and Paul Kochanski (bass) for an evening of NRBQ music ($35). Then at 7pm on Friday and Saturday, December 27 & 28, the World Famous Headliners – Anderson’s first official band since NRBQ – make a rare live appearance ($49.50). The Nashville-based band also features hit songwriters Shawn Camp and Pat McLaughlin, as well as bassist Michael Rhodes and drummer Greg Morrow.
Headed into The Egg in Albany at 7:30pm on Friday, February 28 is British classical crossover singer Alfie Boe, who has expanded his traditional operatic repertoire with country and blues, folk and gospel, standards and originals. The tenor won a Tony Award for his role in “La Boheme,” and has since performed in “Kismet” and “La Traviata.” His classical, folk and popular recordings, as well as his performances in the PBS-TV programs “Alfie Boe: Live from the Royal Festival Hall, London” and “Les Miserables 25th Anniversary Concert at the O2″ have brought the singer international acclaim. Tickets are $38.
OPENERS: Until the Ribbon Breaks and Weeknight have been announced as the opening acts for Phantogram at the Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park at 8pm on Saturday, December 7. Also at UCH, Bombadil and Wild Adriatic will kick off the evening for the Halloween concert by Langhorne Slim & the Law at 8pm on Thursday, October 31.