LIVE: Hudson Music Festival, 8/10-12/12

August 23rd, 2012, 4:00 pm by Sara
Young Paris (photo by Tim Livingston)

Young Paris (photo by Tim Livingston)

Photographs by Tim Livingston, Ruby, Stanley Johnson and Sara Ayers

The second annual Hudson Music Festival took over downtown Hudson for three days earlier this month, and it seemed as though there was music everywhere you looked – in the parks, in the restaurants, in the art galleries, in the parking lots and sometimes even in the middle of the streets. Folk, hip-hop, blues, rock, funk, country, punk, jazz and just about everything in between…

Some torrential rain made the outdoor Saturday sessions something of a washout, but even then there was plenty of good listening to be had at numerous indoor venues, especially the high-profile showcases at Club Helsinki and Basilica Hudson.

On Sunday, the weather was absolutely perfect, but unfortunately, the crowds were pretty thin. In the courtyard in front of a very cool antique shop, Lady Moon crooned her way through a batch of impressively soul-soaked original tunes, as well as solid cover of the classic “Stormy Weather,” while her band, the Eclipse, made sure the previous day’s storm clouds didn’t return.

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Festival Fever: Hudson Music Festival, 8/10-12/12

August 9th, 2012, 10:00 am by Greg

More than 30 venues…
More than 130 acts…
More than 180 performance…
More than 400 musicians…

The second annual Hudson Music Festival will fill the city of Hudson with non-stop music over the course of three days this weekend – and almost all of it is free.

There will be live music performances in restaurants, stores and galleries. Tented stages will be placed along Warren Street from the Seventh Street Park and continuing down the street to the Henry Hudson Riverfront Park. Festival performances start at 5pm on Friday; 12noon-12midnight on Saturday; 12noon-6pm on Sunday.

Club Helsinki will host the prestigious Festival Showcase with 20 bands on two stages beginning at 5pm on Saturday. The Last Conspirators, the Pawn Shop Saints, C.B. Smith & the Lucky Devils and Oobleck will be among the bands featured on stage, while the Tommy Keys Band, Szelrozsa, the Rooftrees and others will perform in the courtyard. NOTE: There is a $10 suggested donation to the Festival Showcase.

Among the many other bands and musicians performing at the HM Festival throughout the weekend are Todd Nelson’s TN3, Black n Gold featuring Young Paris, Big Frank & the Bargain Bingers, Lady Moon, Chris Merenda & the Wheel, Frank Cuthbert, Drew Jacobs, Ray Murray & the Bomb Squad, the Erin Harkes Band, Pony in the Pancake, Jamie Kent & the Options, Mamalama, Sly Fox & the Hustlers, the Assortment of Crayons, Slink Moss, Nine Votes Short, Miss Shirley’s Buckleshiners, the 7th Squeeze, Head Womb, the Compact, Positive Mental Trip, Rakish Paddy, On the Shoulders of Giants and lots, lots more.

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