Posts Tagged ‘Saratoga Springs’

Festival Fever: WILDWOODstock @ the Parting Glass on Sunday

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
Low And Lonesome

Low 'n Lonesome

The seventh annual WILDWOODstock benefit festival will be taking place at the Parting Glass in Saratoga Springs on Sunday, April 27. The all-ages fest will feature eight bands performing throughout the day, beginning at 12noon with the acoustic blues ‘n’ ragtime duo Low ‘n Lonesome.

The all-day benefit bash is a fundraiser for Wildwood Programs, a non-profit organization in Schenectady that provides comprehensive services for children and adults with autism spectrum disorders, complex learning disabilities and other developmental disabilities. Tickets are just $5 in advance; $10 at the door; FREE for kids age 12 and under.

Here’s the complete schedule for WILDWOODstock 2014:

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Skidmore Summer Jazz Institute’s Concert Series Announced

Thursday, April 17th, 2014
(left) Gary Smulyan and (right) Rufus Reid

(left) Gary Smulyan and (right) Rufus Reid

The Skidmore Summer Jazz Institute in Saratoga Springs has announced its concert schedule. The concerts will take place on the Skidmore College campus at Arthur Zankel Music Center. Priced at $8; $5 seniors; FREE students & children, all tickets are general admission and are now available.

Here’s the schedule of concerts for the summer of 2014:

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LIVE: The Rodeo Barons Trio w/ Kevin Maul @ One Caroline Street Bistro, 4/10/14

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Rodeo Barons

Review and photographs by Tim Mack

It turns out what holds true in theater holds true for alt-country: The show must go on.

The Rodeo Barons have endured all manner of interruption during their winter-long residency at Saratoga Springs’ One Caroline Street Bistro: heavy snow, bitter cold, a special Samuel Adams dinner night and now paternity leave. With guitarist Mike O’Donnell and his wife celebrating the birth of their first child, this past Thursday’s show meant a change on the chalk board marquee. For one night only, it would be the Rodeo Barons Trio with special guest Kevin Maul on pedal steel guitar.

And for a venue well suited to jazz music, there’s nothing wrong with a little improvisation.

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LIVE: The Nellies @ Caffe Lena, 4/6/14

Friday, April 11th, 2014
Karen Ann Gilpin and Peggy Lecuyer

Karen Ann Gilpin and Peggy Lecuyer

Photographs by Tom Lindsay

Two of Nippertown’s finest roots-oriented outfits teamed up for a Sunday matinee and a good cause at Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs, donating their time and considerable musical talents at a benefit concert to raise funds for the Amanda’s Journey Foundation, a local charity that assists children who are battling Mitochondrial Diseases and raises awareness about these genetic disorders.

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LIVE: Timothy Mason & Hiroya Tsukamoto @ Caffe Lena, 3/7/14

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
Timothy Mason

Timothy Mason

Review and photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk

After several impressionistic guitar compositions mixed with Japanese traditional folk songs, including one where he sang in an Okinawan dialect, guitarist Hiroya Tsukamoto apologized that his “accent” may be a little off and that he was not sure of the meaning of some of the words. Nevertheless, it was a treat for the audience assembled there on a recent Friday evening in Saratoga’s famed Caffe Lena.

Before the first set came to a close, Tsukamoto invited distinguished poet Timothy Mason up for an unaccompanied poetry reading or two. Mason launched into a refreshing poem about the wonders of chocolate syrup, and, really, how can you not love a guy who loves chocolate syrup enough to write a poem about it? That poem was a tasty morsel, to say the least.

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LIVE: Sirsy @ Putnam Den, 3/29/14

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
Sirsy

Sirsy

Photographs by Timothy Reidy

“Hey, that can’t be Sirsy! There’s too many people on stage.”

Yes, fans could be forgiven for being more than a little confused at the recent Putnam Den show in Saratoga Springs. The popular Local 518 alt-pop-rock duo of Melanie Krahmer and Rich Libutti expanded to a quartet with the one-night-only addition of bassist-vocalist Margo Macero and keyboardist-vocalist Benjamin Zoleski.

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Be Here Now: The Nellies & M.R. Poulopoulos @ Caffe Lena, 4/6/14

Friday, April 4th, 2014

At 2pm on Sunday (April 6) Americana band the Nellies and singer-songwriter M.R. Poulopoulos team up for a lovely afternoon concert at Caffe Lena in Sartoga Springs. The concert is a benefit for the Amanda’s Journey Foundation – which assists children who are battling Mitochondrial Diseases and raises awareness about these genetic disorders. Tickets are $18.

For Pete’s Sake: More Pete Seeger Tribute Concerts

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger

TURN, TURN, TURN!: REMEMBERING PETE SEEGER
The Eighth Step at Proctors, Schenectady
8pm Friday (April 4), $15

The Eighth Step welcomes several long-time musician friends and others whose performing lives were intertwined with Pete Seeger’s. Several of the performers appeared frequently with Pete Seeger including singer-songwriter Dan Einbender (Grammy Award winner for the CD Pete Seeger & the Rivertown Kids), the honey-voiced Hudson Valley quintet Betty & the Baby Boomers (who will be joined by Celtic harpist Lynn Saoirse) and Albany’s own Ruth Pelham (the Queen of the Music Mobile). The evening will also feature short video clips of Pete Seeger and an exhibit of Seeger images by photographer Robert Corwin. Wanda Fischer (host and producer of WAMC-FM’s “Hudson River Sampler”) and Eighth Step director Margie Rosenkranz (former artistic director for Seeger’s Clearwater Great Hudson River Revival festival) will co-host the festivities.

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