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The Tess’ Lark Tavern regular performers will gather together to present “A Night at Tess’ Lark Tavern: A Benefit Celebration featuring the House Bands of the Lark Tavern” at The Linda in Albany at 7pm on Thursday, June 10.
Performing will be Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys, Keith Pray’s Big Soul Ensemble, MotherJudge & the Best Damn Open Mic EVER! Band, Ramblin Jug Stompers, Albany Poets’ Poets Speak Loud and special guest Bryan Thomas. These are the performers who have graced the stage at the Lark on a regular weekly or monthly basis for years – performers who have literally taken up residency at Tess’.
Sponsored by the Saratoga Acoustic Blues Society, “Ladies Sing the Blues” will feature performances by Mikki Bakken, the Dwyer Sisters, MotherJudge, Sarah Pedinotti (of Railbird), Thomasina Winslow, Annie Rosen (of Annie & the Hedonists), Gail Sparlin and Becky Walton (of Big Medicine).
MotherJudge, for example, will be paying homage to Memphis Minnie and Sister Rosetta Tharpe, two women whose brand of the blues owes a debt to the gospel music tradition. She’ll be accompanied by guitarist Mark Tolstrup of Street Corner Holler.
Blues greats such as Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Sippie Wallace, Billie Holiday and more will also be honored throughout the evening.
“Ladies Sing the Blues” is a special benefit for Caffe Lena, which is celebrated its 50th anniversary this year. Tickets are $20.
Yes, those LarkFest tidbits just keep rolling in. Here MotherJudge offers the view from the Hometown Stage, while Mark Rose of Ten Year Vamp gives us a Main Stage perspective from the Madison Avenue end of things:
1. Were there any particularly vivid moments for you – either in your onstage or offstage mode?
MOTHERJUDGE: Waking up in the morning knowing there was zero chance of rain made facing LARKfest 2009 much more pleasant than years past. Good weather brings the stress level wa-ay down.
MARK ROSE of TEN YEAR VAMP: It’s always great on stage, especially looking out into a sea of people. And it’s even more special when we see so many Ten Year Vamp shirts out in the crowd. Offstage, the best moment was signing CDs after our set. We were still signing CDs 30-45 minutes after our set. Company of Thieves started their set and we were still signing… nothing is more special than that.