Originally slated for Club Helsinki in Hudson at 9pm on Friday night (November 22), alt-country singer-songwriter Holly Williams’ concert has been cancelled. Helsinki is seeking to reschedule the performance, but no new date has been set yet.
After numerous area solo shows in recent years, singer-songwriter John Hiatt came riding into The Egg in Albany armed with his new, somewhat unimaginatively named band – the Combo – to launch his U.S. tour on Thursday night.
And while the loose-limbed Hiatt is pretty much pegged as a roots/Americana guy these days, the Combo obviously reminded him that there was a time – pre-1987’s “Bring the Family” – when he was considered a rocker. A new wave rocker, at that.
Things started out in a fairly acoustic mode at The Egg, opening with the vintage “Drive South.” But then they slid into “Come Home to You” (from 2001’s “The Tiki Bar Is Open”), and while the instruments were still primarily acoustic and relatively low volume, it was clear from Doug Lancio‘s scorching bottleneck guitar solo that things were definitely gonna heat up.