Posts Tagged ‘Roof’

Real Good for Free: Red Hen X 2

Friday, August 7th, 2009


Fans will have two opportunities this weekend to catch the old-timey quartet Red Hen in action.

At 7pm Friday, August 7, the band will take to the roof of Skidmore College’s Tang Museum in Saratoga Springs, as part of the ongoing free Upbeat on the roof concert series. Bandmembers Jane Rothfield, Allan Carr, Dave Kiphuth and Linda Schrade are all well-known regional performers who perform frequently in a variety of solo, duo and group settings.

Then on Sunday, August 9, Mona Golub and the fine folks at the Music Haven in Schenectady’s Central Park have something special cooked up.


Instead of the usual 7pm starting time for the concerts in the free weekly series, Sunday’s bash kicks off early – 5:30pm. The roots-oriented acoustic music for the evening will feature a round-up of some of Nippertown’s best – John Kirk and Trish Miller with Ed Lowman and friends, the Stillhouse Rounders, the Whippersnappers and headliners Red Hen.

But wait, there’s more…

Art Night Schenectady is the third-Friday-of the-month arts walk in Schenectady, but you don’t have to wait til August 21 this month, as painters, sculptors and visual artists of all stripes will be displaying their art works in the park.

And to wrap up the triple-threat evening into one great big complete package, the folks from Homestyle Catering will be on hand serving up mouth-watering barbecue.

Now, that’s one serious down-home evening…

Real Good for Free: Capital District Caribbean Carnival, 8/8/09
Real Good for Free: Riverfront Park, Athens (Fridays)
Real Good For Free: The Ballston Spa Film Festival, 8/6-8
Real Good for Free: Albany Jazz Festival @ Riverfront Park (Sept. 12)
Real Good for Free: The Fabulous Folk Fest @ Bolton Landing (Sept. 6)
Real Good for Free: Spencer Day in Hudson(Friday, August 21)
Real Good For Free: CanalFest @ Mabee Farm (Aug. 8-9)
Real Good for Free: Big Soul Ensemble @ Tess’ Lark Tavern (Tuesdays)
Real Good for Free: :30 Live! @ Berkshire Fringe (Mon / Wed)
Real Good for Free: Lake Luzerne (Thursdays)
Real Good for Free: Dutchman’s Landing, Catskill (Thursdays)
Real Good For Free: The Crossings in Colonie (Thursdays)
Real Good For Free: Rensselaer Riverfront Park (Wednesdays)
Real Good for Free: Kids’ shows in Troy (Wednesdays at noon)
Real Good for Free: Valatie’s Glynn Square (Sundays)
Real Good for Free: Schaghticoke Town Hall Gazebo (Thursdays)
Real Good For Free: Brunswick Community Center (Tuesdays)
Real Good for Free: Thurman (Mondays)
Real Good for Free: Sharon Springs (Wednesdays)
Real Good for Free: Rock-It in Schenectady (Fridays)
Real Good for Free: Bethlehem Public Library (Wednesdays)
Real Good for Free: East Greenbush Comm. Library (Wednesdays)
Real Good for Free: Stony Creek Town Park (Tuesdays)
Real Good For Free: RiverLink Park, Amsterdam (Saturdays)
Real Good For Free: Halfmoon (Wednesdays)
Real Good For Free: Chestertown (Thursdays)
Real Good for Free: Bolton Landing (Tuesdays)
Real Good for Free: Greenport Park, Hudson (Fridays)
Real Good for Free: The Sounds of Salem (Saturday mornings)
Real Good for Free: Latin Fest @ Washington Park (Sat. Aug. 29)
Real Good for Free: The Clark @ Williamstown (Tuedays)
Real Good For Free: Schenectady Central Park (Sunday afternoons)
Real Good For Free: Clifton Park (Sundays)
Real Good for Free: Albany Public Library (Third Fridays)
Real Good for Free: At The Plaza, Albany (Wednesdays)
Real Good for Free: Skidmore’s Tang Museum (Fridays)
Real Good For Free: Rockin’ on the River, Troy (Wednesdays)
Real Good For Free: Pearl Street Live (Thursdays)
Real Good For Free: Freedom Park, Scotia (Various days)
Real Good For Free: Jazz on Jay (Thursdays at noon)
Real Good For Free: Cook Park, Colonie (Tuesdays)
Real Good For Free: Lake George (Wednesdays)
Real Good For Free: Canajoharie (Tuesdays)
Real Good For Free: Guilderland (Thursdays)
Real Good For Free: Alive @ 5 (Thursdays)
Real Good For Free: Powers Park (Saturdays)


LIVE: Red Haired Strangers @ the Tang Museum, 7/31/09

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

Ryan Dunham

Ryan Dunham

The Red Haired Strangers started out more than a decade and a half ago as the acoustic duo of harmonicat-vocalist Ryan Dunham and guitarist-vocalist John Rice, playing a variety of country, blues and bluegrass.

In recent years, they’ve expanded into a full-fledged band that also includes ace fiddler Joe Gumpper, drummer Chris Scharl, bassist Mike McLean and veteran pedal steel guitarist Rick Morse.


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