One of the very finest Cajun bands to emerge from the Louisiana bayou, the Pine Leaf Boys will be squeezing out sparks when they play a special mid-summer concert at Old Songs in Voorheesville at 8pm on Saturday, July 20. With four Grammy nominations to their credit, the band has brought the sound of Louisiana all around the world from Saudi Arabia, to England to Slovenia. Priced at $20; $5 for ages 5 and under, tickets are slated to go on sale at 4pm today (June 19).
Now that’s what we call a prompt turn-around… Featuring such headliners as Willie Nelson, Trace Adkins and Lady Antebellum, the inaugural three-day Taste of Country Music Festival wrapped up last Saturday (June 15) at Hunter Mountain in Hunter. But before the final day of the fest had wrapped up, organizers had already announced one of the headliners for the fest’s sophomore go-round next summer. Brad Paisley – who played at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center earlier this month – will play the Taste of Country Music Festival, which is scheduled for June 13-15, 2014.
Club Helsinki in Hudson has added a batch of new shows to its concert calendar, including Enter the Haggis at 8pm on Thursday, July 18 ($20 in advance; $22 at the door); Simi Stone at 8pm on Thursday, August 1 ($12); Gangstagrass with Star & Micey at 9pm on Friday, August 16 ($15); Tru Mystic at 9pm on Friday, August 23 ($TBA); the Connor Kennedy Show at 9pm on Saturday, September 28 ($TBA); and Fred Eaglesmith’s Travelling Steam Show at 9pm on Friday, October 19 ($20 in advance; $25 at the door).