Eighth Step Announces Winter/Spring Concert Schedule

January 29th, 2015, 12:00 pm by Greg

The Eighth Step at Proctors in Schenectady kicks off its winter/spring concert series on Friday (January 30) with the return of folk-pop veterans Aztec Two-Step, and the series continues with more than a half dozen concert performances as well as several free open mic & jam session hosted by Cathy Winter.

Here’s the schedule of Eighth Step concerts that have been announced so far:

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AZTEC TWO-STEP
Friday (January 30), 7:30pm
Proctors’ GE Theatre
$26 in advance; $30 at the door; $35 Gold Circle
Cult favorite acoustic folk-pop acoustic favorites Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman perform their “Classic Duos” program, featuring selections from the songbags of Simon & Garfunkel and the Everly Brothers, as well as their own Aztec Two-Step original tunes.

EIGHTH STEP OPEN MIC & JAM
Thursday, February 19, 7pm
Proctors’ Apostrophe Cafe
FREE
Cathy Winter hosts Eighth Step’s monthly third Thursday session. Performer sign-up begins at 6:45pm; open mic at 7pm; open jam at 8:15pm.

KATE CAMPBELL
With John Kirk
Saturday, February 28, 7:30pm
Proctors’ Fenimore Gallery
$25 in advance; $28 at the door; $35 Gold Circle
The celebrated Southern singer-songwriter steps into the spotlight, following an opening set by the multi-talented Adirondack troubadour John Kirk.

EIGHTH STEP OPEN MIC & JAM
Thursday, March 19, 7pm
Proctors’ Apostrophe Cafe
FREE
Cathy Winter hosts Eighth Step’s monthly third Thursday session. Performer sign-up begins at 6:45pm; open mic at 7pm; open jam at 8:15pm.

MUSTARD’S RETREAT
Saturday, March 21, 7:30pm
Proctors’ Underground
$22 in advance; $24 at the door; $30 Gold Circle
It’s the return of the Ann Arbor folk duo featuring David Tamulevich and Michael Hough.

SUSAN WERNER
Sunday, March 29, 7pm
Proctors’ Underground
$26 in advance; $28 at the door; $35 Gold Circle
The folk-pop singer-songwriter celebrates the 20th anniversary of her breakthrough album, The Last of the Good Straight Girls, followed by a performance of many of her other original favorites.

“ON THE FUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET”
Featuring Christine Lavin, Don White & Bill Harley
Friday, April 10, 7:30pm
Proctors’ GE Theatre
$26 in advance; $28 at the door; $35 Gold Circle
Music and laughs from three very funny performers.

EIGHTH STEP OPEN MIC & JAM
Thursday, April 16, 7pm
Proctors’ Apostrophe Cafe
FREE
Cathy Winter hosts Eighth Step’s monthly third Thursday session. Performer sign-up begins at 6:45pm; open mic at 7pm; open jam at 8:15pm.

BROOKS WILLIAMS
With Beaucoup Blue
Saturday, April 18, 7:30pm
Proctors’ Underground
$26 in advance; $28 at the door; $35 Gold Circle
It’s a straight-ahead evening of the blues.

EARTH DAY CELEBRATION
Featuring “Broad Old River” and the Clearwater Sloop Singers
Wednesday, April 22, 7pm
Proctors’ GE Theatre
$10
It’s the regional premiere of the 28-minute documentary “Broad Old River,” Which features a long fireside interview with Pete Seeger. Followed by a Q&A session and music by the Clearwater Sloop Singers.