COMIN’ SOON: New Concert Announcements

September 7th, 2016, 12:00 pm by Greg

By Greg Haymes

Guitar virtuoso Grant Gordy (formerly with the David Grisman Quintet and currently with Mr. Sun) is headed into Club Helsinki in Hudson for not one, but two newly announced shows. He’ll be teaming up with Ross Martin (of the Matt Flinner Trio) for an evening of guitar duets at 8pm on Sunday, October 9, in celebration of their new album, Year of the Dog ($15 in advance; $20 at the door). Then he’ll return as a member of Darol Anger’s Keepin’-It-in-the-Fam Holiday Show at 8pm on Sunday, December 4, sharing the stage with Emy Phelps, Tony Trischka, Ethan Jodziewicz and, of course, fiddle phenom Darol Anger ($20 in advance; $25 at the door).

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Up in Galway, the Cock ‘n Bull continues to expand its roots-oriented bookings from bluegrass to blues to country with a batch of newly announced concerts by all-female Americana quartet the Goodbye Girls at 8pm on Thursday, September 15; homegrown bluegrass by Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys at 8:30pm on Friday, September 23; the Lonely Heartstring Band at 8:30pm on Friday, October 7; Scott Sharrard & the Brickyard Band at 8:30pm on Friday, November 4; and the Caleb Klauder Country Band at 8:30pm on Friday, November 11.

In Williamstown, Williams College has announced a pair of free jazz concerts for this month at the Bernhard Music Center’s Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall. The Edmar Castaneda Quartet – led by Columbian harpist Edmar Castaneda with drummer Dave Silliman, trombonist Marshall Gilkes and special guest vocalist Andrea Tierra – take the stage at 8pm on Friday, September 16, followed by the Bruce Williamson/Art Lande Duo at 8pm on Tuesday, September 20.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Guitar great Eric Johnson is headed into the Cohoes Music Hall this fall. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10am on Friday (September 9).

Country star Craig Campbell – who headlined the Here’s to the Heroes benefit concert last month at Vapor – is slated to return for a concert of his own at 9pm on Thursday, November 17 ($25). And led by founding member and lead vocalist Doug Gray, southern rock pioneers the Marshall Tucker Band will also be riding into Vapor on Thursday, December 8. Doors open at 7pm, and tickets are $25.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The one and only Amanda Palmer is headed into The Egg for a solo concert. Tickets go on sale at 11am on Friday (September 9).

The Linda in Albany has a cornucopia of new concerts lined up for the fall season, including a CD release party for Sara Milonovich’s band Daisycutter’s sophomore album, Waiting for the Stars at 8pm on Friday, October 14. Tickets are $20. Meanwhile, Nick Barr – host of WAMC-FM’s “Bluegrass Time,” celebrates 50 years in bluegrass music at 8pm on Saturday, October 15 with performances by Dave Kiphuth & Phil Rosenthal, Al & Kathy Bain, Marty Wendell, the Barr Brothers and more. Tickets are $15. Also upcoming at The Linda is the double-bill of performance poets Andrea Gibson and Sarah Kay at 8pm on Monday, October 17 ($18); veteran folk band Betty & the Baby Boomers at 8pm on Saturday, November 12 ($15); virtuoso mandolinist Sierra Hull and her trio with Michael Eck at 8pm on Saturday, November 19 ($20); and singer-songwriter Steve Forbert at 8pm on Saturday, December 3 ($25).

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Veteran soul singer Patti LaBelle is slated to grab the spotlight for an upcoming concert at Proctors in Schenectady. Tickets are now on sale.

10,000 Maniacs are headed into the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock at 8pm on Thursday, November 17. Priced at $20, $35 & $45, tickets are on sale now.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Egg announced three new concerts – the Eileen Ivers Band, the Zucchini Brothers and the reunion of Squirrel Nut Zippers.

The Falcon in Marlboro has a host of intriguing new concerts on tap for the month, including Living Colour’s Corey Glover on Saturday (September 10); jazz band Dave Stryker’s Eight-Track on Sunday (September 11); roots rockers Connor Kennedy & Minstrel on Thursday, September 15; Paul McCandless + Charged Particles on Sunday, September 18; the all-star Steely Dan tribute band Reelin’ in the Years on Friday, September 23; blues combo the Chris O’Leary Band on Saturday, September 24; Sylvia Tyson (of Ian & Sylvia) & Scarlet Rivera (former Bob Dylan violinist) on Sunday, September 25; and Maria Muldaur & the Red Hot Louisiana Band on Friday, September 30. All shows start at 7pm; donations are encouraged.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Palace Theatre welcomes contemporary R&B star R. Kelly‘s Buffet Tour to town. Tickets are available now.

The Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock welcome Scott Sharrard & the Brickyard Band with “surprise special guests” at 8pm on Saturday, Novermber 26. Bill Sims Jr. opens the show. Tickets are 420 & $30.

Detroit-based country singer David Shelby steps up to the microphone at Rascals in Guilderland at 8pm on Saturday (September 10). Tickets are $10 in advance; $15 at the door.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: And The Egg continued its avalanche of new concert announcements with two more – Godsmack’s Sully Erna and Phish’s Mike Gordon. Tickets go on sale at 11am on Friday (September 9).

The Upper Room in Albany is going for the tribute band crowd in a big way with newly announced shows by American Zeppelin on Saturday, October 8 ($TBA), Think Pink Floyd on Saturday, November 5 ($15 in advance); and Big Eyed Phish on Friday, November 11 ($15 in advance).

POSTPONED: Maroon 5 have announced that their upcoming show at the Times Union Center in Albany, originally slated for Wednesday, September 21, has been postponed. The new, rescheduled date for the concert is Tuesday, March 7.

Skeleton Keys take over the stage at the Hollow Bar + Kitchen in Albany at 9:30pm on Saturday, October 1. Tickets are $12 in advance; $15 at the door.

OPENERS: Stolen Rhodes will open for Blackberry Smoke at Upstate Concert Hall on Saturday (September 10)… Wrabel is slated to open the show for Gavin DeGraw and Andy Grammer at the Palace Theater on Tuesday, October 11.