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Hot Tuna will celebrate Jack Casady’s 75th birthday at Levon Helm Studios

By Greg Haymes
Photograph by Rudy Lu

Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock has added three more new concerts to its calendar. Luther Dickinson, Amy Helm and Birds of Chicago team up as Sisters of the Strawberry Moon in support of their debut album, Solstice, at 8pm on Friday, March 15 ($45, $65 & $75), while jam band pioneers Max Creek take over at 8pm on Friday, March 29 ($35 & $45). And in their acoustic mode, Hot Tuna lands in Woodstock at 8pm on Thursday, April 4 in celebration of Jack Casady’s 75th birthday ($75, $110 & $125).

Also down in Woodstock, Colony welcomes the original line-up of the Meat Puppets – brothers Curt & Cris Kirkwood with prodigal drummer Derrick Bostrom – at 7:45pm on Monday, May 13 in support of Dusty Notes, the trio’s first album together since 1995’s No Joke! Sumo Princess and Stephen Maglio open the show. Tickets are on sale now, priced at $25 in advance; $30 at the door.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: At Proctors in Schenectady, the Capital Region Thomas Edison Awards will honor members of Greater Nippertown’s music scene. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10am on Thursday (January 17).

In addition to previously announced reunion shows at The Egg (March 14) and Caffe Lena (March 17), you can also catch Donnybrook Fair in action at the Parting Glass in Saratoga Springs at 7pm on Thursday, February 14 ($20), the Town Crier in Beacon at 8:30pm on Friday March 15 ($20) and the Strand Theater in Hudson Falls at 8pm on Saturday, March 16 ($15).

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Green River Festival at Greenfield Community College in Greenfield has announced the first round of bands for the 2019 fest, including First Aid Kit, the Wood Brothers, the Devil Makes Three, Rhiannon Giddens and Tyler Childers. Tickets are on sale now…

Julia Gottlieb & the Hudson Standards team up with Miss Maybell & the Jazz Age Artistes for a vintage Americana double-bill at Club Helsinki in Hudson at 8pm on Saturday, February 9. Tickets are on sale now, priced at $16 in advance; $18 at the door.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Phish is returning to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center this summer for a two-night stand. Priced from $45-$90, tickets go on sale to the general public at 12noon on Friday, January 25.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Three new concerts have been booked at The EggZeppelin Complete, the Dimmer Twins (featuring Drive By Truckers’ Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley) and ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro.

SOLD OUT: At Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, Chadwick Stokes & The Pintos’ show on Saturday (January 19) and Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds’ concert on Saturday, January 26, are now both officially sold out.

The Wheel, Raisinhead and River Junction are coming together to play “Help on the Way,” benefit concert to aid Jack Ahearn in his fight against cancer. The concert will take place at the Hangar on the Hudson in Troy at 5:30pm on Saturday, February 2.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: MASS MoCA’s High Mud Comedy Fest in North Adams has announced Judah Friedlander and Michelle Buteau as headliners. Tickets are on sale now…

CANCELLED: The Dons of Comedy show – originally scheduled for The Egg on Saturday, January 26 – has been cancelled.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Santana will return to the spotlight at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center this summer with the Doobie Brothers as their special guests. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday, January 25.

Tom Petty tribute band The BrokenHearted play the Cool Insuring Arena’s Heritage Hall with Kelly & Son at 8pm on Saturday, January 26. Tickets are $10.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The 2019 schedule for the Philadelphia Orchestra’s summer residency at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center has been announced.

OPENERS: Tracy Bonham has been added to the bill as the opening act for Rachael Yamagata at Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock at 8pm on Saturday, February 9.

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