The Eighth Step’s Fall Season of Concerts

September 20th, 2016, 9:30 am by Greg

The folks at the Eighth Step have announced their fall 2016 season of concerts, and there’s a big surprise in the schedule. Yes, the Eighth Step is going back to its old, original home for the opening concert of the series.

The multi-talented Holly Near is returning to kick off the autumnal offering offerings on Saturday, October 8, and the concert will be held upstairs at the First Presbyterian Church of Albany at the corner of State and Willett streets – where the Step first started back in 1967.

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The rest of the Step’s concerts will be held at Proctors in Schenectady, where the Step has been housed since 2007.

Here’s the Eighth Step’s schedule of concerts:

HOLLY NEAR
Saturday, October 8, 7:30pm
$30; $50 Gold Circle
First Presbyterian Church of Albany, Albany
Singer-songwriter, writer, activist and acoustic music legend. Rolling Stone has declared that she “melts her extraordinary soprano over candlelight miniatures of very private passions & protests.”

JOHN McCUTCHEON
Saturday, October 15, 7:30pm
$26 in advance; $28 at the door; $40 Gold Circle
Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady
Singer-songwriter-storyteller, Grammy nominee and multi-instrumentalist. The late Johnny Cash called him “the most impressive instrumentalist I’ve ever heard.”

DAVE ROWE
Saturday, October 22, 7:30pm
$24 in advance; $26 at the door; $35 Gold Circle
Proctors’ Underground, Schenectady
The Maine singer-songwriter and former member of the Makem Brothers brings his big, booming voice, his powerful guitar playing and a deep songbag.

JOE CROOKSTON
Friday, October 28, 7:30pm
$26 in advance; $28 at the door; $35 Gold Circle
Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady
The International Folk Alliance named his CD Able Baker Charley & Dog as Album of the Year. What more do you need to know?

ALSO COMING UP SOON AT THE EIGHTH STEP:
Saturday, November 19: CHRISTINE LAVIN & DON WHITE
Saturday, December 3: BROTHER SUN
Sunday, December 18: MAGPIE & KIM & REGGIE HARRIS