Comin’ Soon: New Concert Announcements

September 3rd, 2014, 3:00 pm by Greg

Sean Rowe’s new album, Madman, is slated for release on Tuesday (September 9), although you can stream it in advance right here. But you’re going to have to wait a little longer before he returns to a Nippertown stage to celebrate the album’s unveiling. His hometown CD release party will take place at CAC Woodside in Troy (the site of Rest Fest) at 8pm on Friday, October 3. Base price for tickets is $15, but there are plenty of add-ons available that range from dinner and reception to a cassette copy (?!?) of the album. Rowe will also be making tour stops at the Parlor Room in Northampton (with Curtis McMurtry opening at 7pm Wednesday, October 1, $15 in advance; $18 at the door) and at the Colony Cafe in Woodstock (with Burnell Pines opening) at 9pm Saturday, October 4 ($20).

Club Helsinki in Hudson has added a handful of primo new shows to its upcoming calendar including blues queen Shemekia Copeland at 9pm Friday, October 3 ($20 in advance; $25 at the door); the Woodstock duo of Larry Campbell & Theresa Williams at 9pm Friday, October 17 ($25) and the Compact’s CD release party for their new album, 1@AX, at 8pm Thursday, November 6 ($12 in advance; $15 at the door).

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Former Nippertonians moe. are playing a two-night homecoming stand of concerts at Albany’s Palace Theatre.

Boston-based soul singer-songwriter-guitarist Jesse Dee, touring in support of his Alligator Records debut CD, On My Mind/In My Heart, will take the stage at Albany’s Parish Public House at 9:30pm Thursday, September 18. Tickets are $10.

Glens Falls Civic Center has a couple of shows on its fall/winter schedule. Contemporary Christian singer-songwriter Jeremy Camp steps into the spotlight on Friday, October 3. Kutless and Adam Cappa open the show at 7pm. Tickets are $18, $23 & $33; $73 VIP. Meanwhile, Michael Londra’s Celtic Yuletide tour makes a stop at GFCC at 8pm Friday, December 19, with songs and stories of Irish holiday traditions. Tickets are $27.50 & $37.50.

The second annual Woodstock Comedy Festival takes over a number of venues throughout Woodstock from Friday-Sunday, September 19-21 with a variety of workshops, panel discussions, film screenings and stand-up comedy performances. The Bearsville Theater hosts the big events on Saturday, September 20 with Colin Quinn’s “Once Upon a Time in New York” ($40 & $75) live at 7:30pm, followed at 9:30pm by Whiplash, hosted by Leo Allen featuring Aparna Nancherl, Dan Soder and special guests ($20 & $30).

The Bearsville Theater is also playing host to the inaugural Woodstock Jazz Festival at 7:30pm Saturday, October 4, with a line-up that includes John Scofield, Jack DeJohnette, John Medeski, Larry Grenadier, Ben Perowsky, Chris Speed and others. Tickets are currently available, priced at $25, $45, $65 & $75.

Dialogue – the duo of jazz pianist Myra Melford with Bay Area clarinetist Ben Goldberg – will make a tour stop at the Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy on Sunday, November 16. Stay tuned. More details as they before available…

Al Kooper & the Rekooperators head in Levon Helm’s Barn in Woodstock at 8pm Saturday, October 4, when they’ll be joined by the Barnburners for a concert in tribute to the great blues guitarist Mike Bloomfield. (Guitarist Jimmy Vivino will be doing double duty, performing with both bands). The performance will be preceded by a screening of the documentary, “Sweet Blues: A Film About Mike Bloomfield” at 6:30pm. Tickets for the whole evening at $75 & $100.

CANCELLED: Unfortunately, Rodney Crowell has had to bow out of his scheduled appearance at the FreshGrass fest at MASS MoCA in North Adams on Saturday, September 20, in order to take on a new job as executive music producer for an upcoming Hank Williams bio-pic, “I Saw the Light.”

Jam band veterans Max Creek will be rolling into the Hollow Bar + Kitchen in Albany at 9pm Saturday, November 22. Also newly announced for the Hollow are Kina Grannis at 8pm Wednesday, October 29 ($20 in advance; $25 at the door) and Chuck Ragan at 8pm Saturday, December 13 ($15 in advance; $18 at the door).

Stand-up comedian-actor-author-etc. John Hodgman grabs the spotlight at the Academy of Music Theatre in Northampton at 7:30pm Friday, November 21 with a performance of his one-man show, “I Stole Your Dad,” followed by a Q&A session. Tickets are $20.

CH-CH-CH-CHANGES: Arlo Guthrie was initially booked for a solo concert, “Here Comes the Kid,” at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington at 8pm Saturday, November 22, but now it seems as though Arlo won’t be going it alone. The show is now being billed as the “Guthrie Family Reunion,” in celebration of the music of Woody Guthrie. And Arlo will be joined by family members Abe, Cathy, Annie, Sarah Lee and Johnny. Tickets are available priced at $25, $49 & $64.