BEST OF 2018: Richard Brody’s Top 13 Concerts

Toronzo Cannon at the Music Haven

By Richard Brody
Photograph by Richard Brody

CONCERTS

Wood Brothers, the Stray Birds @ The Egg’s Hart Theatre, Albany, January 30

Hot Rize, Red Knuckles & the Trailblazers @ The Egg’s Hart Theatre, Albany, February 17

Bombino, Innov Gnawa
@ the Music Haven, Schenectady, July 8

Greyfox Bluegrass Festival @ the Walsh Farm, Oak Hill, July 20

Lakou Mizik, Bongo & the Vodou Drums of Haiti @ the Music Haven, Schenectady, July 29

Eilen Jewell @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, August 18

Toronzo Cannon & the Chicago Way, the Matt Mirabile Band @ the Music Haven, Schenectady, August 19

John Hiatt & the Goners @ The Egg’s Hart Theatre, August 24

Mike Stern at the Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival @ Jennings Landing, Albany, September 8

Sweetheart of the Rodeo 50th Anniversary Tour @ The Egg’s Hart Theatre, Albany, September 18

Richard Thompson Electric Trio, the Sisters of Slide @ The Egg’s Hart Theatre, November 17

John Scofield’s Combo 66 @ The Egg’s Swyer Theatre, December 7

THEATER
The Sound Inside starring Mary Louise Parker @ Williamstown Theater Festival, Williamstown, July 5

And a big thank you to Peter Lesser and his staff at The Egg, Mona Golub and her staff at the Music Haven, the Grey Fox Bluegrass staff, and the staff at Caffe Lena for putting on so much great music during 2018.

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1 Comment
  1. Fred says

    Awesome list, Professor!

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