“Open For Take-Out” Virtual Concert Series: February and March Line Up Announced


The Linda WAMC has an exciting month planned for local music lovers as it releases the lineup of artists scheduled to perform in its Open for Take-Out Virtual Concert Series!

The Linda WAMC is proud to present its new Open For Takeout virtual concert series as a means of supporting local working musicians and providing audiences with high-grade live performances. Those at The Linda realize that the impacts of COVID-19 have been dire for artists and the music industry as a whole. The goal of this series is to help restart the local music economy by bringing a wide array of eclectic and diverse sounds from local and regional musicians back to the stage. The Linda is committed to ensuring the safety and health of not only its performers, but their fans as well, and will provide its audiences with professionally produced concerts delivered directly to their homes via YouTube stream. Similar to some of their in-person concerts, the virtual concerts are ticketed events, and just like all concerts at The Linda, the productions will be of the highest quality both visually and audibly.  

For best stream quality please ensure that you have access to a YouTube account, a good WiFi or wired internet connection, and a good speaker system or headphones. Tickets for all shows start at $10.00 and after they have been purchased a private link to the live stream will be provided to you two hours prior to the virtual concert.

Without further ado here’s what fans of The Linda have to look forward to in the time to come!

Dust Bowl Faeries: Monday February 22nd, 8pm

Dust Bowl Faeries is a dark-carnival band from New York. Their eclectic repertoire of songs draw inspiration from circus, post-punk and Eastern European folk music. Accordion, singing saw, ukulele, lap-steel, guitar and percussion combine to create the Dust Bowl Faeries otherworldly sound.The band was founded by Ryder Cooley and Hazel, a disembodied taxidermy ram who performs with the Fairies as their mascot-spirit animal. Ryder and Hazel are joined by Rubi LaRue, Jon B. Woodin, Liz LoGiudice & Andrew Stein. https://dustbowlfaeries.com/

Warden and Co.: Monday March 1st, 8pm

Warden and Co. is a folk-rock group based out of NYS. Although the group has been performing for decades, it wasn’t until 2019 that they released their debut album “SONGS FOR EVERYONE”. Singer/songwriter/guitarist; Seth Warden along with violinist Doug Moody and percussionist Brian Melick have been consistently performing throughout the eastern and central United States and have gathered an occult following through their upbeat melodies that “everyone” can listen to. https://wardenandcompany.com/home#listen

Julia Alsarraf: Monday March 8th, 7pm

Julia Alsarraf is a singer and multi-instrumentalist based in Troy, NY whose songwriting ranges from contemporary folk to indie pop/rock. Her music has been described as deep, soulful, and vulnerable. For this Open for Take-Out Virtual Concert, Julia will be joined by Elizabeth Kasius on keys and Brian Melick on percussion. https://youtu.be/Yv_Rfzzfmac

Mirk: Monday March 15th, 8pm

MIRK is a 5 piece musical powerhouse, delivering new music that is both fresh and familiar. Based in Upstate New York, MIRK has been making the people dance for 10 years strong. They have had the pleasure of sharing the stage with the likes of Wu Tang Clan, Matisyahu, J. Cole, Third Eyed Blind, French Montanta, The Neighborhood, and The Heavy and Mr. Cheeks just to name a few. https://www.mirkmusic.com/

Matt Nakoa: Monday March 22nd, 8pm

Matt Nakoa is an award-winning songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist. A modern troubadour, he makes his home on the highways and concert stages of America and appears regularly with folk music icon Tom Rush. The Boston Globe says of Nakoa, “Between his piano chops and heartfelt originals on guitar, he drops jaws.” https://mattnakoa.com/

Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones: Monday March 29th, 8pm

Winner of the 2017 Ameripolitan Music Award for Best Female Rockabilly Artist, and named the “Best Up-And-Coming Band” by New York’s Hudson Valley Magazine, Lara Hope and the Ark-Tones are the Northeast’s premier Roots Rock n’ Roll & Rockabilly Twang outfit!

They’ve spent much of the past few years on the road, both in Europe, and in the US, and had the pleasure of touring with some of their musical heroes, including a 6 week national tour with The Brian Setzer Orchestra, and regional tours with The Blasters, and the Reverend Horton Heat. They recently finished recording their 3rd all-original studio album, which they hope to release later in 2021 (keep your eyes peeled!) Matt and Lara also play as a duo, “The Gold Hope Duo”, and just self-released a very topical album called “Songs In The Key Of Quarantine”, which is now available worldwide. https://www.larahopeandtheark-tones.com/

To purchase tickets to attend anyone one of these shows listed above click this link to take you to The Linda’s Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/the-linda-wamcs-performing-arts-studio-9868914184?mc_cid=c6d3244da9&mc_eid=39a444789d

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