NEW CONCERTS: New Concert Announcements
By Greg Haymes
Colony in Woodstock has added a couple of primo new shows to its line-up including Loudon Wainwright III at 8pm Thursday, February 15 ($25 in advance; $30 at the door) and guitar wizard Kaki King at 8pm on Saturday, April 14 ($20 in advance; $25 at the door).
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The acclaimed Americana duo Shovels & Rope are headed into The Egg. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 11am on Friday (January 12).
The Cock ‘n Bull in Galway continues to host some of the finest Americana sounds around. The latest addition to its concert calendar is Daisycutter, led by fab fiddler Sara Milonovich at 8pm on Friday, March 23.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Wheels of Soul Tour is slated to roll into the Saratoga Performing Arts Center for the third consecutive summer with the Tedeschi Trucks Band headlining. Joining TTB this summer will be Drive-By Truckers and the Marcus King Band. Tickets go on sale at 12noon on Friday (January 12).
At the Academy of Music in Northampton at 8pm on Saturday, February 3, “Celebrating Charles” is both a musical tribute and a fundraiser to support saxophonist Charles Neville and his family as they face a year of uncertainty and upheaval as Neville battles pancreatic cancer. Performers include Aaron Neville, Charmaine Neville, Mitch Chakour and many others. Tickets to the benefit are on sale now, priced at $45, $65 & $80. Also, new on AoM’s schedule, Julien Baker – whose new album Turn Out the Lights snagged a spot on lots of Best 2017 lists – steps into the spotlight on Monday, April 16. Tancred kicks off the evening at 7:30pm. Priced at $20-$25, tickets go on sale to the general public at 10am on Friday (January 12).
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Phish bassist Mike Gordon is returning to The Egg in Albany, where he recorded his live three-CD set titled Egg. Tickets go on sale at 11am Friday (January 12).
Clifton Park’s Upstate Concert Hall is bringing back John “Dr. Dirty” Valby at 8pm on Saturday, February 24 ($15 in advance; $17 at the door). And it’s time to break out the Faygo as Insane Clown Posse roars into town on Sunday, March 4 with Attila opening the show at 6:30pm (on sale now; $22 in advance; $25 at the door).
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Steely Dan and the Doobie Brothers are teaming up for a double-bill concert at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center this summer. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10am on Friday (January 12).
Stand-up comedian D.L. Hughley is headed into the Funny Bone in Guilderland for a five-show stand from January 26-28. Tickets are on sale now, priced from $35-$65.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Festival of Praise Tour is returning to Albany’s Palace Theatre with gospel mega-star Fred Hammond bringing along top talent in the contemporary gospel field, including Donnie McClurkin, Take 6, James Fortune and Pastor Charles Jenkins.
Club Helsinki in Hudson has announced a batch of new shows including “Saturday Night Liv” variety show hosted by Liv Cummins at 7:30pm Saturday, January 27 ($20 in advance; $25 at the door), the Community Music Space Young Performers Showcase at 7pm Sunday, January 28 ($10 in advance; $15 at the door); the Hudson Dusters at 9pm Friday, February 2 ($10); Seth’s Sauerkraut Revue featuring The Roughouts at 8pm Friday, February 16 ($15); Hawktail (formerly known as Haas Kowert Tice) at 8pm Wednesday, April 18 ($15); and Eilen Jewell at 8pm Friday, May 4 ($20 in advance; $25 at the door).
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Steven Wilson (of prog-rock faves Porcupine Tree) returns to The Egg in support of his latest album To the Bone. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 11am on Friday (January 12).
In support of Titus Andronicus’ upcoming album, A Productive Cough, the band’s singer-guitarist Patrick Stickles will be joined by pianist Alex Molini for an acoustic duo tour, launching at BSP Kingston on Wednesday, March 7. Rick Maguire of Pile will open the show.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Country singer Randy Hauser rambles into the Rivers Casino Event Center in Schenectady for a concert celebrating the casino’s first anniversary. Tickets are on sale now.
The U.S. Air Force Band is scheduled to play a free concert at Proctors in Schenectady at 8pm on Thursday, April 5.
CANCELLED: Originally scheduled for Saturday, March 24, the performance by Karen Mason as part of Proctors’ One Night Only cabaret series has been cancelled.