LIVE: The McKrells @ Music Haven, 8/12/12

August 20th, 2012, 2:00 pm by Greg
Katie McKrell, Kevin McKrell, Greg Anderson and Sarah Millanovich

Katie McKrell, Kevin McKrell, Greg Anderson and Sarah Millanovich

Photographs by Stanley Johnson

It’s certainly not the way that you would want to end your season, but what can you do? The music world is full of the unexpected, and you’ve got to be able to improvise…

The Music Haven in Schenectady’s Central Park was slated to wrap up its 2012 season with the Irish band McPeake. But unfortunately, the band was unable to get into the U.S. due to a last minute visa snafu, so they were forced to cancel their Schenectady appearance.

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Be Here Now: “Dancing on the Air” @ The Linda

July 7th, 2009, 10:55 am by Greg

The monthly gathering of Jay Ungar, Molly Mason and the Dancing on the Air Orchestra (aka, Peter Davis and Sam Zucchini) at The Linda in Albany is always worth a visit. It’s an acoustic extravaganza that can stretch from bluegrass to jazz, from blues to country at the drop of a beat.

And each month, there are different special guests, making each evening, well, special. This week – at 8pm Wednesday, July 8 – “Dancing on the Air” makes it a little extra special, as the guest list includes Jane Rothfield (of such old-timey ensembles as Red Hen, Jane’s Gang, Atlantic Bridge and more), Italian guitar dazzler Beppe Gambetta and the utterly delightful, foot-stomping, banjo-thrumming, Woodstock-based, award-winning singer-songwriter Kelleigh McKenzie, whose album “Chances” was one of my favorites of last year.

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If that’s not enough of a reason to get you over to The Linda, the theater is now partnering with the Food Pantries of the Capital District as part of their Tins for Tickets program. So now you can bring along a canned good item or two and get a $2 discount off of the regular $12 ticket price.

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