Chris Wood, What Was the First Album You Ever Bought?

July 22nd, 2010, 2:30 pm by Greg

The Wood Brothers

The Wood Brothers

“The first one I ever bought?

Early on, I think I was listening to my brother’s records – ’60s rock like Hendrix, the Doors and the Beatles.

So by the time I finally actually bought a record myself, I was already taking music lessons. I went out and bought ‘Kind of Blue’ because my teacher said, ‘You gotta have that one.'”

Bassist Chris Wood joins his brother Oliver in concert as the Wood Brothers at Club Helsinki Hudson in Hudson at 8pm on Sunday. He will also be joining the other members of Medeski, Martin & Wood to play at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock at 8pm on Thursday, August 26.


Cool summer school

July 9th, 2009, 3:19 pm by Greg

Believe it or not, summer school doesn’t have to be a drag. In fact, it can be a whole lotta fun. Check out these cool options:


Omega offers dozens and dozens of workshops, classes and seminars down in Rhinebeck, and quite a few of them and musically centered.

The July 12-17 session, for example, includes “Dancing Cello, Dancing Tao” taught by former Paul Winter Consort cellist David Darling; “A Celebration of World Dance & Music” taught by Bill and Livia Drapkin Vanaver; and “Songwriting” by Jimmie Dale Gilmore. Not to mention “Writing the Unthinkable” by Lynda Barry.


In Schenectady, Proctors is hosting its fifth annual Proctors Summer Adventures Jazz Institute led by saxophone master, composer and recent Metroland cover boy Keith Pray and Arthur Falbush.

You can sign up for one or two weeks, and the institute is in session from 9am-3pm on Monday-Friday, July 13-24. The all-ages institute includes master classes by guest artists, a recording session and a wrap-up performance at Proctors GE Theatre.

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