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Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival
Saturday, June 20 & Sunday, June 21, 2015

founded by Pete Seeger

 

The Clearwater Festival (founded by Pete Seeger) takes place on Saturday and Sunday, June 20 & 21, 2015
along the banks of the Hudson River at Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson, NY.

Just announced artists include: David Crosby, Citizen Cope Band, Los Lobos, Kate Pierson (of the B52's) among others.
They join our amazing line-up featuring: Guster, The Mavericks, Neko Case, Angelique Kidjo, Ani DiFranco, Blind Boys of Alabama,
Bettye LaVette, Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn, The Felice Brothers, Richard Shindell & Lucy Kaplansky, The Lone Bellow,
Shelby Lynne, Toshi Reagon & Big Lovely, Todd Snider, Joseph Arthur and more.

To purchase your Revival tickets,
please visit the festival website at ClearwaterFestival.org, or call (877) 435-9849.

Revival is great for families and the best part is that kids 12 & under get in for free!
Clearwater Members receive a 20% discount off advance ticket prices.

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South Orange, NY
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Gary Puckett & The Union Gap
Friday, May 1, 2015 @ 8 pm
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Gary Puckett and the Union Gap was one of the most successful musical groups of the sixties. Gary’s unmistakable signature voice garnered six consecutive gold records and top ten Billboard hits with "Young Girl,” "Woman Woman,” "Lady Willpower,” "Over You,” "This Girl is a Woman Now,” "Keep the Customer Satisfied,” "Don’t Give in to Him,” and “Home.”

Gary Puckett has performed on more than thirty network television shows and prime time specials during his career, even adding a commanding performance for the President and Prince Charles at the White House.

 

Judy Collins
Saturday, May 2, 2015 @ 8 pm
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Judy Collins has thrilled audiences worldwide with her unique blend of interpretative folk songs and contemporary themes. Her impressive career has spanned more than 50 years. The award-winning singer-songwriter is esteemed for her imaginative interpretations of traditional and contemporary folk standards and her own poetically poignant original compositions. Her stunning rendition of Joni Mitchell's “Both Sides Now” from her landmark 1967 album, Wildflowers, has been entered into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

Judy’s dreamy and sweetly intimate version of “Send in the Clowns,” a ballad written by Stephen Sondheim for the Broadway musical A Little Night Music, won Song of the Year at the 1975 Grammy Awards. She’s garnered several top-ten hits including gold and platinum-selling albums. Recently, contemporary and classic artists such as Rufus Wainwright, Shawn Colvin, Arlo Gutherie, Joan Baez, and Leonard Cohen honored Judy’s legacy with the album Born to the Breed: A Tribute to Judy Collins.

 

The Jungle Book
Sunday, May 3, 2015 @ 2 pm
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Join young Mowgli as he learns the “laws of the jungle” in this time-honored adventure story. With the help of friends like Bagheera, the black panther, and Baloo, the lovable bear, Mowgli learns about friendship and survival. Cheer on Mowgli as he faces his fear and foils his nemesis Shere Khan, the tiger. This musical version of Rudyard Kipling’s classic tale will delight both the young, and the young at heart.

Leo Kottke
Thursday, May 7, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
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Leo Kottke is the legendary, Grammy Award Award-nominated, acoustic guitar virtuoso who has developed a cult following of fellow guitarists and fans over the span of a 30-year career. He blends folk, jazz, and blues influences into a signature finger-picked style of syncopated, polyphonic music. Leo has collaborated on two albums with Phish bassist Mike Gordon, Clone, and Sixty Six Steps. He was born in Athens, Georgia, but left town after a year and a half. Raised in 12 different states, he absorbed a variety of musical influences as a child, flirting with both violin and trombone, before abandoning Stravinsky for the guitar at age 11.

Rufus Wainwright
Sunday, May 10, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
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Affectionately referred to by Elton John as “the greatest songwriter on the planet” and praised by The New York Times for his “genuine originality,” Rufus Wainwright has established himself as one of the great male vocalists and singer-songwriters of his generation.

The New York-born, Montreal-raised singer-songwriter is the son of folk music luminaries Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle. He has released seven studio albums, three DVDs, and three live albums. Rufus has received Juno Awards for Best Alternative Album in 1999 and 2002 for Rufus Wainwright and Poses, respectively, and nominations for his albums Want Two (2005) and Release the Stars (2008). He was nominated for Songwriter of the Year in 2008.

Musically Rufus has collaborated with many artists including Elton John, David Byrne, Boy George, Joni Mitchell, Pet Shop Boys, and producer Mark Ronson among others.

 

The Second City - 50 Years of Funny
Friday, May 15, 2015 @ 8 pm
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The most influential and prolific comedy theatre troupe in the world comes to SOPAC and South Orange, New Jersey for a one-night only performance!

The Second City opened its doors on a snowy Chicago night in December of 1959. At the time, no one could have guessed what a legend this small cabaret theatre would become. With its roots in the improvisational games of Viola Spolin, The Second City developed an entirely unique way of creating and performing comedy. Founded by Spolin’s son, Paul Sills, along with Howard Alk, and Bernie Sahlins, The Second City was experimental and unconventional in its approach to both theatre and comedy. At a time when mother-in-law jokes were more the fashion, The Second City railed against the conformist culture with scenes that spoke to a younger generation.

The Broadway success of Mike Nichols and Elaine May drew attention to the fledgling company at the start. Soon, alumni of The Second City such as Alan Arkin, Barbara Harris, Robert Klein, David Steinberg, and Fred Willard began to cement the theatre’s reputation for developing the finest comedic voices of each and every generation.

With the debut of NBC’s Saturday Night Live, populated by The Second City Alums John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, and Gilda Radner, the theatre became internationally known for its ever-increasing roster of comedy superstars. Soon, The Second City’s sister-theatre in Canada developed its own sketch comedy series, SCTV, hailed as one of the greatest comedy series of all time and featuring an all-star cast that included Martin Short, Andrea Martin, Catherine O’Hara, John Candy, Eugene Levy, Dave Thomas, Joe Flaherty, and Rick Moranis. The Second City continues to produce the premiere comic talent in the industry today. From Mike Myers to Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert to Tina Fey – The Second City imprint is felt across every entertainment medium.

 

The Machine Performs Pink Floyd Acoustic
Saturday, May 16, 2015 @ 8 pm
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The Machine, America’s top Pink Floyd show, has forged a 25-year reputation of excellence, extending the legacy of Pink Floyd, while creating another legacy all their own. Over the years, The Machine has touched the hearts and souls of many, selling out theatres, large clubs and casinos across North and Central America, Europe, and Asia. The Machine has also appeared at renowned music festivals such as Bonnaroo, Riverbend, Gathering of the Vibes, Buffalo's Artpark, and Germany’s Rock of Ages. The New York-based band focuses on making every show an authentic Floydian experience for their fans. Known for performing a diverse mix of The Floyd’s extensive 16-album repertoire (complete with faithful renditions of popular hits as well as obscure gems), The Machine’s stellar musicianship, dramatic lighting and video, and their passionate delivery sets them above and beyond the rest.

Bruce Cockburn
Sunday, May 17, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
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Celebrated Canadian singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn comes to South Orange in support of his memoir Rumours of Glory (Harper Collins) and an 8 CD & 1 DVD companion set also titled Rumours of Glory. Bruce’s songs, along with his humanitarian work, have brought him a long list of honors, including 13 Juno Awards, an induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, a Governor General’s Performing Arts Award and several international awards. In 1982, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada and was promoted to Officer in 2002. Last year, the Luminato Festival honored Cockburn’s extensive songbook with a tribute concert featuring such varied guests as jazz guitarist Michael Occhipinti, folk-rapper Buck 65, country rockers Blackie and The Rodeo Kings, country-folk singers Sylvia Tyson and Amelia Curran, pop artists the Barenaked Ladies and Hawksley Workman, and folk-pop trio The Wailin’ Jennys.

 

Regina Belle
Saturday, May 29, 2015 @ 8 pm
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Four time Grammy Award and Academy Award-winning New Jersey native Regina Belle achieved worldwide acclaim for her duet with Peabo Bryson on “A Whole New World," for Disney's 1992 animated feature Aladdin.

Other hits by Regina Belle include such stellar offerings as “Make It Like It Was,” “If I Could,” and “Dream In Color.” Regina emerged as a prolific, consistently engaging vocalist when New York City disc jockey Vaughn Harper introduced her to R&B vocal group The Manhattans, and she began working as their opening act. Regina Belle recorded a duet with The Manhattans, "Where Did We Go Wrong," that was produced by Bobby Womack in 1986. She earned a solo Columbia contract in 1987, and the single "Please Be Mine" earned both praise and a number two R&B hit.

 

Brian Stokes Mitchell
Sunday, May 30, 2015 @ 8pm
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Tony Award-winning actor and vocalist Brian Stokes Mitchell, who has been dubbed “Broadway’s Last Leading Man” (The New York Times), and whose rich baritone has been lighting up Broadway musicals since the early 1990s, performs tunes from his critically-acclaimed album, Simply Broadway at SOPAC’s annual gala.

Brian Stokes Mitchell has enjoyed a rich and varied career on Broadway, television, and film, along with special appearances with venerated conductors and orchestras in some of the greatest American concert venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, and the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Brian Stokes Mitchell has also been invited to the White House and has performed for Presidents Clinton and Obama.

He headlined the Carnegie Hall concert presentation of Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific with Reba McEntire, which aired on PBS in the Spring of 2006 and his Broadway career includes performances in Man of La Mancha (Tony Award-nominee and Helen Hayes Award-winner); Kiss Me Kate (Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Award-winner); Ragtime (Tony Award-nominee); August Wilson's King Hedley II (Tony Award-nominee); Kiss of the Spider Woman; Jelly's Last Jam; David Merrick's Oh, Kay!; and Mail, which earned him a Theatre World Award for Outstanding Broadway Debut.

In 2010, Brian Stokes Mitchell returned to Broadway as the philandering Ivan in Lincoln Center Theatre's production of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. In Encores! at New York City Center, he has starred in Do, Re, Mi; Carnival; and Kismet. In 1998 he was the sole recipient of that year's Distinguished Performance Award from the Drama League, the nation's oldest theatrical honor, for his performance in Ragtime and joined the likes of previous Award-winners Helen Hayes, Sir John Gielgud, Alec Guinness, and James Earl Jones.

Brian Stokes Mitchell’s long television and film career began with a seven year run on Trapper John, MD. and it has continued most recently with appearances on Glee as one of Rachel Berry's (Lea Michele) two dads alongside Jeff Goldblum, One Last Thing which debuted at Toronto's 2005 Film Festival, recurring roles on Crossing Jordan and Frasier, PBS' Great Performances, DreamWorks' The Prince of Egypt, and his White House debut in The Singer and the Song.

 

Josh Ritter
Sunday, May 30, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
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Singer-songwriter, guitarist, and author Josh Ritter is known for his distinctive Americana style and narrative lyrics. The Idaho born musician has been called one of the "10 Most Exciting Artists Now" by Entertainment Weekly and one of the "100 Greatest Living Songwriters" by Paste Magazine.

The New York Times praises: “Josh Ritter has a way with metaphor. It’s one of the literary touches in his music that have established him among the cream of the young singer-songwriter crop.” His sixth studio album The Beast In It's Tracks was released to critical acclaim with NPR Music calling it "gorgeous and glorious."

The Bacon Brothers
Sunday, June 25, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
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Kevin and Michael Bacon have been writing songs and playing music together since about the time they were fighting over Lincoln Logs or green Army figurines. Kevin Bacon's strongest musical memories are of listening to his older brother and the music he brought home. As a teenager, Kevin made the decision to pursue acting and today he is recognized as a prolific stage and screen actor.

After a musically diverse childhood, and studying composition and orchestration with John Corigliano, Michael Bacon joined the folk-rock band, Good News, which toured extensively in the 1970's. Michael has since become an Emmy Award-winning composer for film and television. Jerry Lee Lewis, Peter Yarrow, Carlene Carter, Perry Como, and Claude Francois are just a few of the artists that have recorded songs that he has written.

In 1995, Michael and Kevin formed a band, and now, 20 years later, any cynical preconceptions about well-known actors "dabbling" in music can safely be discarded. As The New Yorker observed: "Hollywood hangs like an albatross around the neck of any movie star-turned-musician, but this duo shakes off the burden of fame with sharply executed rock that has a blue-collar, rootsy edge." The band has released a total of eight albums as well as a live concert DVD that was recorded at Englewood’s John Harms Center for the Arts (now BergenPAC) on February 18, 2003.

 

Jerry Douglas & The Earls of Leicester
Saturday, September 19, 2015 @ 8 pm
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Led by fourteen-time Grammy Award-winner and three-time Country Music ‘Musician of the Year’ Jerry Douglas, The Earls of Leicester features some of Nashville's most talented musicians, including hit songwriter Shawn Camp on guitar and lead vocals, bassist Barry Bales (Douglas's cohort in Alison Krauss & Union Station), fiddler Johnny Warren (son of Paul Warren, legendary fiddle player in Flatt & Scruggs' Foggy Mountain Boys), mandolinist Frank Solivan, and acclaimed banjo player Charlie Cushman.

The Earls of Leicester is a tribute to the music of legendary bluegrass pioneers Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs and their band, Foggy Mountain Boys, whose seminal work in the ’50s and ’60s created the template for what we know as contemporary bluegrass, and popularized the music with an unprecedented mass audience. The “original” Earls were Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs, dobro player Josh Graves, fiddler Paul Warren, tenor singer and mandolinist Curly Seckler, and bassist Jake Tullock.

NAKED SOUL
RUBIN MUSEUM OF ART

150 W 17th St, NYC 10011
212.620.5000 ext 344 www.rmanyc.org
Naked Soul is an all acoustic and unplugged (Naked) music series held at the Rubin Museum of Art (www.rmanyc.org). The Rubin is the only museum in North America whose entire collection is dedicated to artwork of the Himalayas (Soul). The series is held in the Rubin's intimate 137 seat cherry wood lined theater. When the artists arrive they are given a tour of the museum. Artists are encouraged to make connections between the art and their songs - slides of any piece of art that the artists choose are projected behind the artist during the performance. After the show, the audience is given a free tour of the museum. Tickets are available by calling the museum M-F 11am-5pm at 212-620-5000 ext 344.

Toshi Reagon
Friday, April 17, 2015 @ 7pm
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Described by Vibe magazine as “one helluva rock’n’roller-coaster ride,” Toshi Reagon is a one-woman celebration of all that’s dynamic, progressive and uplifting in American music.

Willie Nile
Friday, May 1, 2015 @ 7pm
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The New York Times called Willie Nile "one of the most gifted singer-songwriters to emerge from the New York scene in years."

Holly Near
Friday, May 8, 2015 @ 7pm
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Activist and musician, Holly Near celebrates her first album in three years, Peace Becomes You, building on 40 creative years and 30 recordings.

Alejandro Escovedo
Friday, May 29, 2015 @ 7pm
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We are thrilled to welcome Alejandro Escovedo back to the Rubin Museum for the first time since 2012. Alejandro is a celebrated, versatile, singer songwriter whose punk-rock roots in 70’s San Francisco can still be heard in his roots rock/alternative country style.

Alejandro has performed and collaborated with icons Ryan Adams and Bruce Springsteen. His rise has been gradual, a steady incline rather than a quick ascendance, but it has deepened and burnished his music, made it closer to the bone, where it begins to break, deepening his insight and his ability to find that insight in performance. His tireless touring, and dogged determination to place one album after another, has taken him through many musical scenes, remaining the same persona within each, of an artist who doesn’t settle for the easy way out.

 

Mary Gauthier
Friday, June 5, 2015 @ 7pm
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Mary Gauthier is a critically acclaimed singer/songwriter whose 2005 album Mercy Now earned her the Americana Music Association’s New/Emerging Artist of the Year title, and 2011’s The Foundling was named the No. 3 Record of the Year by the L.A. Times. Her songs carry so much emotional punch, they can leave you staggering. She has a way of burrowing into that hole so many of us carry inside our souls, and emerging with universal truths that show we aren’t so alone after all. She comes to the Rubin in support of her new live album Live at Blue Rock.

Kristin Hersh
Friday, June 26, 2015 @ 7pm
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Kristin Hersh founded her influential art-punk band Throwing Muses at age 14 and now performs solo acoustic concerts in addition to performing with Throwing Muses and 50FOOTWAVE. She has written a memoir, titled Rat Girl, which was published in by Penguin Books in 2010 and is co-founder of the non-profit, open-source software project for recording artists, CASH Music. She returns to the Rubin after two previous sold out shows.

Mike Doughty
Friday, July 10, 2015 @ 7pm
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Mike Doughty returns to the Rubin Museum for the first time since 2012. Touring in support of his most recent album, Stellar Motel, the founder and former front man of Soul Coughing performs songs simmering with verbal wit and biting humor. 2014 was a busy year for Mike with two major releases. The first was Live at Ken’s House, which featured him and the band from his fall 2013 tour (bassist Catherine Popper and drummer Pete Wilhoit) performing songs originally written for Soul Coughing. The live album included a number of songs that were not included on his September 2013 album Circles Super Bon Bon…, on which he reinvented 13 Soul Coughing songs. On the second release Stellar Motel, his eighth solo studio album, Doughty worked with DJ Good Goose, who produced Circles Super Bon Bon… The album featured a more beat-driven, modern-day hip-hop foundation.

Jonatha Brooke
Friday, July 31, 2015 @ 7pm
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We are thrilled to welcome Jonatha Brooke back to the Rubin Museum of Art. Jonatha has written folk/pop songs, made records and toured world-wide for over three decades. During her early years in Boston she released two albums on Elektra Records with band The Story, Grace in Gravity and The Angel in the House. In 1995, Jonatha released her first of two solo albums on MCA/Universal, Plumb, followed by Ten Cent Wings in 1997. In 1999 she started her own independent label, Bad Dog, and has since released six more albums. Her 2008 release, The Works, combined previously unheard, unpublished Woody Guthrie lyrics with her own music and arrangements. Recently, she’s co-written songs with Katy Perry and The Courtyard Hounds for their current releases. Jonatha’s also written for three Disney films, various television shows, and composed the theme song for Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse. In 2014, Jonatha debuted her one-woman play, My Mother Has 4 Noses, a moving mother-daughter love story about caring for her mother in the last years of her life. 4-Noses played for 10 weeks at The Duke Theater on 42nd Street to rave reviews.

Richard Shindell
Friday, August 7, 2015 @ 7pm
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Widely acclaimed as one of today's finest narrative songwriters, Richard Shindell has a rare gift for using detail to illumi-nate his characters' motivations and actions without ever getting mired in minutiae.

Slaid Cleaves
Friday, August 14, 2015 @ 7pm
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Slaid Cleaves returns to the Rubin after three sold out performances in 2009, 2011 and 2013. Called “one of the finest songwriters from Texas” by the New York Times, he phrases like a grifter trying to croon his low-down past away.

Ben Sollee
Friday, October 9, 2015 @ 7pm
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Known for his thrilling cello playing that incorporates new techniques to create a unique mix of folk, bluegrass, jazz and R&B, Ben Sollee possesses rough, smooth, smoky vocal stylings and a knack for intricate arrangements. Sollee shares himself completely with his audience, whether it be by personal lyrics, or his commitment to the environment. In 2012, Sollee self-released his fourth album, Half-Made Man, a revealing, deeply moving album that explores a man trying to figure himself out, just as we all are. Sollee first gained major notice with his 2008 debut, Learning to Bend, which led NPR’s Morning Edition to call him one of the “Top Ten Great Unknown Artists” of the year. Later, All Things Considered called his debut “an inspired collection of acoustic, folk and jazz-flavored songs, filled with hope and the earnest belief that the world is good.”

Red Molly
Friday, October 23, 2015 @ 7pm
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Americana powerhouse vocal trio Red Molly is known for their gorgeous harmonies, crisp musicianship, infectious songwriting, and warm, engaging stage presence. Their latest CD, The Red Album, released on May 27, 2014, was featured in USA Today and CMT Edge.

Ellis Paul + Peter Mulvey
Friday, November 6, 2015 @ 7pm
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With an engaging conversational style, Ellis Paul delivers his tunes in a high, clear voice that gets you right in the heart.

Peter Mulvey is “a phenomenal performer with huge energy, a quick-fire, quirky take on life, and an extraordinary guitar style.” – Irish Times

 

Winterbloom
Friday, December 4, 2015 @ 7pm
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Winterbloom is a collective of four successful, internationally touring singer-songwriters – Antje Duvekot, Anne Heaton, Meg Hutchinson, and Natalia Zukerman.

Ari Hest
Friday, December 18, 2015 @ 7pm
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Mesmerizing guitar licks and smoky vocals; beautiful melodic folk. "A prolific songwriter and a captivating live performer." — Boston Globe

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David Bromberg & Larry Campbell + Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn
Saturday, April 18, 2015 @ 8pm
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An incredible evening of acoustic and roots music featuring two amazing duos, David Bromberg & Larry Campbell, and Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn. Hometown hero David Bromberg's sensitive and versatile approach to guitar-playing is steeped in the folk and blues traditions. He’s played with everyone, toured everywhere, and he can lead his raucous big band or hold an audience silent with solo acoustic blues. He is joined by award winning multi-instrumentalist and producer Larry Campbell, who has toured and recorded with Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Levon Helm, & Sheryl Crow, just to name a few. Bela Fleck and Abigial Washburn are the husband and wife banjo team, she with the earthy sophistication of a postmodern, old-time singer-songwriter, he with the virtuosic, jazz-to-classical ingenuity of an iconic instrumentalist and composer with bluegrass roots that has earned him 15 Grammy Awards.

Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairytale
Saturday, May 2, 2015 @ 2pm
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Let your hair down in this charming new musical by Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman. The evil enchantress Lady Za Za has banished Princess Rapunzel to the deep, dark, dank, dismal, dreary forest in an effort to rule the kingdom herself. It is up to handsome Sir Roderick and his hairdressing side-kick Edgar to restore the kingdom as they also search for true love and a perfect head of hair. Will they find everything they are looking for in Princess Rapunzel? With a dragon who’s lost his poof, a neurotic gypsy woman and a magical cast of characters, this hilarious twist on the classic fairy tale will delight princes and princesses of all ages.

Charlie Daniels Band
Sunday, May 3, 2015 @ 7pm
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From his Dove Award winning gospel albums to his genre-defining Southern rock anthems and his CMA Award-winning country hits, few artists have left a more indelible mark on America’s musical landscape than Charlie Daniels. An outspoken patriot, beloved mentor to young artists and still a road warrior at age 76, Charlie has parlayed his passion for music into a multi-platinum career and a platform to support the military, underprivileged children and others in need. His own unique voice as an artist emerged as Charlie recorded his self-titled solo album in 1970 for Capitol Records. Two years later he formed the Charlie Daniels Band and the group scored its first hit with the top ten “Uneasy Rider.” Since then the CDB has populated radio with such memorable hits as “Long Haired Country Boy,” “The South’s Gonna Do It Again,” “In America,” “The Legend of Wooley Swamp” and of course, his signature song, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” which won a Grammy for Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group in 1979 as well as single of the year at the Country Music Association Awards.

The Robert Cray Band
Thursday, May 7, 2015 @ 8pm
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With 5 Grammy Awards, 15 nominations, millions of record sales worldwide, and thousands of sold out performances, rock blues icon Robert Cray is considered “one of the greatest guitarists of his generation.” Rolling Stone Magazine in their April 2011 issue credits Cray with reinventing the blues with his “distinct razor sharp guitar playing” that “introduced a new generation of mainstream rock fans to the language and form of the blues” with the release of his Strong Persuader album in 1986. Since then, Cray has gone on to record sixteen Billboard charting studio albums and has written or performed with everyone from Eric Clapton to Stevie Ray Vaughan, from Bonnie Raitt to John Lee Hooker. Inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2011 at the age of 57, he is one of the youngest living legends to receive the prestigious honor. He released his 17th studio album, IN MY SOUL on April 1, 2014.

Rufus Wainwright
Friday, May 8, 2015 @ 8pm
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Affectionately referred to by Elton John as “the greatest songwriter on the planet” and praised by the New York Times for his “genuine originality,” Grammy nominee Rufus Wainwright has established himself as one of the great male vocalists and songwriters of his generation. He is the son of folk singers Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle and the brother of Martha Wainwright, but Rufus has achieved his success by carving out his own singular sound in the worlds of rock, opera, theater, dance and film.

Rufus has released seven studio albums and two live albums to date, including his acclaimed GRAMMY® nominated Rufus Does Judy At Carnegie Hall! which captured his celebrated Judy Garland tribute performance at the London Palladium in 2007. Rufus has received Juno Awards for Best Alternative Album in 1999 and 2002 for Rufus Wainwright and Poses, respectively, and nominations for his albums Want Two (2005) and Release the Stars (2008). He was nominated for Songwriter of the Year in 2008 for his Release the Stars album. In May 2012, Rufus released Out Of The Game, his most commercial work to date, a collaboration with mega-producer Mark Ronson. A labor of love for both Wainwright and Ronson, Rufus calls Out of the Game, “the most pop album I’ve ever made,” with Ronson stating: “it’s the best work of my career.” The album debuted Top 25 in retail and has received widespread critical acclaim. Randall Roberts from the Los Angeles Times called Rufus’ “ability to maneuver through complex emotions one of Wainwright’s strengths” and calls Out Of The Game “an essential recording.” Mikael Wood from the Entertainment Weekly calls the album “a lush, soul-infused disc…” with People Magazine’s Chuck Arnold proclaiming “the theatrical Wainwright scores an outright winner with more accessible fare.”

 

Get The Led Out: The American Led Zeppelin
Saturday, May 9, 2015 @ 8pm
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The premiere Led Zeppelin tribute returns to the Music Hall stage! Dubbed by the media as “The American Led Zeppelin”, Get The Led Out (GTLO) have captured the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brought it to the concert stage. The Philadelphia-based group consists of six veteran musicians intent on delivering Led Zeppelin live, like you’ve never heard before. Utilizing the multi-instrumentalists at their disposal, GTLO re-create the songs in all their depth and glory with the studio overdubs that Zeppelin themselves never performed. When you hear three guitars on the album…GTLO delivers three guitarists on stage. No wigs or fake English accents, GTLO brings what the audience wants…a high energy Zeppelin concert with an honest, heart-thumping intensity.

Pink Martini
Sunday, May 10, 2015 @7pm
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We are thrilled to welcome Pink Martini back to the Music Hall! Bandleader Thomas Lauderdale, who attended Harvard University, founded “the little orchestra” Pink Martini in 1994. Crossing a variety of genres, ranging from old-fashioned pop to jazz, Pink Martini brings a unique balance of world-class music with a modern twist to the stage. The New York Times says, "[Pink Martini] delivers a knowing sophistication backed by skillful arrangements”. The group has sold out shows at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC ."as well as the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Featuring a dozen musicians, Pink Martini performs its multilingual repertoire on concert stages and with symphony orchestras throughout Europe, Asia, Greece, Turkey, the Middle East, Northern Africa, Australia, New Zealand, South America and North America. The band has collaborated and performed with numerous artists, including Jimmy Scott, Carol Channing, Jane Powell, Rufus Wainwright.

Bruce Cockburn
Thursday, May 14, 2015 @ 8pm
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The celebrated Canadian singer/songwriter returns to the Music Hall, touring in support of his memoir “Rumours of Glory” (November 4, 2014, Harper Collins) and an 8 CD & 1 DVD companion set coming out October 28, 2014, also titled “Rumours of Glory”. Bruce Cockburn's songs, along with his humanitarian work, have brought him a long list of honours, including 13 Juno Awards, an induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, a Governor General’s Performing Arts Award and several international awards. In 1982, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada and was promoted to Officer in 2002. Last year, the Luminato festival honoured Cockburn’s extensive songbook with a tribute concert featuring such varied guests as jazz guitarist Michael Occhipinti, folk-rapper Buck 65, country rockers Blackie and The Rodeo Kings, country-folk singers Sylvia Tyson and Amelia Curran, pop artists the Barenaked Ladies and Hawksley Workman, and folk-pop trio The Wailin’ Jennys.

Orleans & Friends w/Paul Barrere & Fred Tackett of Little Feat
Friday, May 15, 2015 @ 8pm
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Playing all their hits and favorites, electric and acoustic. “Still the One” “Dixie Chicken” “Dance With Me” “Love Takes Time” “Willin” “Rock N Roll Doctor” and more! Orleans is best known as the 70s Pop/Rock band that brought you the iconic hits "Still the One", "Dance With Me" and "Love Takes Time". Now entering it's 41st year of live performances, Orleans has produced a body of work spanning 16 albums and several DVDs.

Reinventing Radio: An Evening with Ira Glass
Saturday, May 23, 2015 @ 8pm
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Ira Glass is the host and creator of the popular public radio program and podcast This American Life. The show premiered on Chicago’s public radio station WBEZ in 1995 and is now heard on more than 500 public radio stations each week by over 1.7 million listeners. Ira talks about his program and how it's put together: what makes a compelling story, where they find the amazing stories for their show, how he and his staff are trying to push broadcast journalism to do things it doesn't usually do. As part of this, Glass mixes stories from the show, live onstage, combining his narration with pre-taped quotes and music, recreating the sound of the show as the audience watches. And he plays funny and memorable moments from the show, and talks about what was behind their creation.

Dickey Betts & Great Southern
Thursday, May 28, 2015 @ 8pm
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Dickey Betts, a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band, earned his place in rock history as the singer, songwriter and guitarist who brought iconic songs like “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed,” “Blue Sky,” “Ramblin’ Man” and “Southbound”. He was inducted with the band into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995 and won a Grammy Award for best rock performance for his instrumental “Jessica” in 1996. Rolling Stone and other top media consistently recognize Dickey Betts as one of the greatest rock guitar players of all time.

Josh Ritter
Friday, May 29, 2015 @ 8pm
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We are thrilled to welcome Josh Ritter back to Tarrytown for his 4th appearance. Josh is an Idaho born singer-songwriter who has been called one of the "10 Most Exciting Artists Now" by Entertainment Weekly and one of the "100 Best Living Songwriters" by Paste Magazine. The New York Times praises: “Josh Ritter has a way with metaphor. It’s one of the literary touches in his music that have established him among the cream of the young singer-songwriter crop.” His sixth studio album The Beast In It's Tracks was released to critical acclaim with NPR Music calling it "gorgeous and glorious." In 2011, Ritter made his debut as a published author with his New York Times best-selling novel, Bright’s Passage (Dial Press/Random House). Special Guest Barnstar! began as the brainchild of Zachariah Hickman (bassist for Josh Ritter, musical director for Ray Lamontagne) for a local bluegrass supergroup featuring some of Boston’s best musiciansand songwriters. Using the familiar tools of the genre—guitar (Mark Erelli), fiddle (Jake Armerding), mandolin (Taylor Armerding) and banjo (Charlie Rose)—Barnstar! forges its own brand of songbased bluegrass, gloriously harmonized and raucously played.

Michael McDonald
Thursday, June 4, 2015 @ 8pm
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Two notes. That’s all it takes to recognize the voice of Michael McDonald. Distinctive and soulful, it is one of the most yearningly emotive instruments of our times. To this add formidable songwriting and keyboard skills, and you have an artist who has been a singular musical presence for four decades. From ‘70s-era Doobie Brothers classics such as “What A Fool Believes” and solo hits like “I Keep Forgettin’” through two highly-acclaimed Motown covers albums and recent genre-busting guest spots with alternative buzz bands Grizzly Bear and Holy Ghost, the five-time Grammy-winning McDonald is that rare thing in contemporary pop – an artist whose work is both timeless and ever-evolving. With a career that encompasses five Grammys, numerous chart successes, personal and professional accolades, as well as collaborations with some of the world’s most prominent artists, Michael McDonald remains an enduring force in popular music.

Graham Parker & The Rumour
Friday, June 12, 2015 @ 8pm
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Graham Parker & the Rumour tour in support of their newest album “Mystery Glue” to be released on May 18th. Formed in the summer of 1975, their first album, "Howlin' Wind," was released in January 1976 to worldwide critical acclaim. The bands' classic 1979 release, "Squeezing Out Sparks," cemented their position as one of Britain's top live acts and ensured sell out concerts on their seemingly endless world tours. "The Up Escalator" followed in 1980, reaching #11 on the UK charts and sold well throughout the world. Recently, Graham was featured in the Film “This is 40”, produced by Jude Apatow, starring Paul Rudd.

Melissa Etheridge
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 @ 8pm
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Academy Award and GRAMMY winning artist, Melissa Etheridge, will take the stage to perform songs from her new album, This is M.E., as well as some of her greatest hits like “Come to My Window”, “I’m The Only One” and “I Want To Come Over”. Known for her iconic voice, profound lyrics and riveting stage presence; Melissa will share personal stories about her remarkable journey through life and the inspiration behind some of her most beloved songs.

Chazz Palminteri in "A Bronx Tale" A One Man show
Friday, June 19, 2015 @ 8pm
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Direct from Broadway, Chazz Palminteri performs his one-man stage version of the hit movie A Bronx Tale. Based on his childhood memories of working men and gangsters in the Italian-American neighborhood where he grew up, Palminteri originally wrote the script for the stage and performed it in Los Angeles where it became the hottest property in Hollywood since ROCKY. He moved the production to New York, where the stage version played to sold-out audiences for four months and earned him Outer Critics Circle Awards for both acting and writing. While in New York he completed the screenplay and soon found himself playing the role of Sonny on the big screen opposite Robert De Niro. See Chazz perform the original one-man show that made him a star. Chazz has more than 50 movies to his credit including The Usual Suspects, Bullets Over Broadway (Academy Award nomination), Analyze This, Hurlyburly, Mulholland Falls, Faithful (screenplay also written by Chazz Palminteri), Poolhall Junkies, The Perez Family, Jade, Diabolique, Down to Earth and A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints. Recent films include Final Recourse, Mighty Fine starring Andie MacDowell, Yonkers Joe, Jolene and The Dukes. He has also directed the HBO series “Oz” (episode, “Unnatural Disasters”), Showtime’s “Women vs.Men” and the feature film Noel, starring Susan Sarandon, Penelope Cruz, Robin Williams and Paul Walker. He appeared on the New York stage in the play The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui starring with Al Pacino, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi and Billy Crudup. Chazz is a member of the Actors Studio in NYC.

The Bacon Brothers
Saturday, June 20, 2015 @ 8pm
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We are thrilled to welcome the Bacon Brothers back to the Music Hall. Kevin and Michael Bacon have been writing songs and playing music together since about the time they were fighting over Lincoln Logs or green Army figurines. Kevin Bacon's strongest musical memories are of listening to his older brother and the music he brought home. As a teenager, Kevin made the decision to pursue acting and today he is recognized as a prolific stage and screen actor.

After a musically diverse childhood, and studying composition and orchestration with John Corigliano, Michael Bacon joined the folk-rock band, Good News, which toured extensively in the 1970's. Michael has since become an Emmy Award-winning composer for film and television. Jerry Lee Lewis, Peter Yarrow, Carlene Carter, Perry Como, and Claude Francois are just a few of the artists that have recorded songs that he has written. In 1995, Michael and Kevin formed a band, and now, 20 years later, any cynical preconceptions about well-known actors "dabbling" in music can safely be discarded. As The New Yorker observed: "Hollywood hangs like an albatross around the neck of any movie star-turned-musician, but this duo shakes off the burden of fame with sharply executed rock that has a blue-collar, rootsy edge." The band has released a total of eight albums as well as a live concert DVD released in 2003.

 

Felix Cavaliere's Rascals
Sunday, June 21, 2015 @ 7pm
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Early in 1965, Felix Cavaliere formed the ‘Young Rascals’ with Dino Danelli, Eddie Brigati, and Gene Cornish. That October, they caught the attention of promoter/manager Sid Bernstein with their high-energy set at Long Island’s elite club, Barge. Signed to Atlantic Records, and now called The Rascals, the mega hit “Good Lovin’” struck No. 1 in February 1966. They followed suit with a string of hits like “I’ve Been Lonely Too Long,” “Groovin’(No. 1 in 1967), “How Can I Be Sure,” “A Girl Like You,” “A Beautiful Morning,” and “People Got to Be Free” (No. 1 in 1968). The Rascals are considered the best ‘blue-eyed soul’ group to come out of the 1960s, as well as one of the groups with the most record sales. By the early 70s, The Rascals experimented with more jazz-influenced sounds, and moved to Columbia Records. The Rascals disbanded in 1972. Felix Cavaliere’s solo career thrived during this decade. He released his self-titled debut album with Todd Rundgren at the producer helm. His follow-up albums were Destiny (1974), Castles in the Air (1979) (Castle in the Air produced another Top 40 hit – “Only a Heart Sees” reached No. 2), Dreams in Motion (1994) and in 2008 he collaborated with Stax guitar legend, Steve Crooper, on the Grammy-nominated Nudge it Up a Notch and again in 2010 with Midnight Flyer.

Big Apple Circus On Stage
Saturday, June 27, 2015 @ 6:30pm
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Come one, come all! on a wonderstruck journey to the circus! Big Apple Circus is proud to present an All-New stage show. In this amazing spectacular you will witness jugglers flipping fancies with abandon, clowns dishing out laughter and ear–to–ear smiles. Aerialists and acrobats serve gasps of astonishment with swirling, soaring style, and an awesome hand–balancer, perches and poses with precision and pizazz! Your unrivaled guide, the peerless Ringmaster, presents acts unimaginable even in your wildest dreams.

Happy Together 2015 w/The Turtles, The Association,
Mark Lindsay (Paul Revere & The Raiders), The Grass Roots,
The Buckinghams and The Cowsills

Sunday, June 28, 2015 @ 7pm
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Gold Hits! The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie (“Happy Together”, “Eleanor”) head up the bill and act as your musical hosts with their crazy antics, satire and boatload of hits. We are thrilled to have the one and only; The Association ("Never my Love","Cherish","Windy" and "Along Comes Mary”) on this year’s Tour. With their legendary harmonies, this vocally iconic group will transport your audience straight back to the late ‘60’s! Back by popular demand is Mark Lindsay Former Lead Singer Of Paul Revere & The Raiders. Mark will be performing all of those Raiders’ hits along with his solo gems as well. The Grass Roots return to The Tour with their unique brand of Power Pop hits that defined them as Artists. We also welcome back The Buckinghams whose “Chi cag o sound” made sure that the Windy City was well represented during that crazy, turbulent, artistically rich time. New to The “Happy Together” Family are The Cowsills. Bob, Paul and Susan are brothers and sister from that famous singing family that inspired the ‘60”s smash TV hit, The Partridge Family.

Buddy Guy
Thursday, July 2, 2015 @ 8pm
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Blues legend Buddy Guy returns to the Music Hall! The Six-time Grammy Award winner and 2012 Kennedy Center Honoree has enjoyed a career that has spanned nearly 50 years with over 50 albums released. Buddy Guy recently added the prestigious NARM Chairman’s Award for Sustained Creative Achievement to his long list of achievements. Guy is the recipient of 30 awards and accolades, including 6 Grammy Awards, 28 Blues Music Awards (formerly W. C. Handy Awards), Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, the first annual Great Performer of Illinois Award, a Billboard Music Awards’ Century Award for distinguished artistic achievement, the Presidential National Medal of Arts, in addition to being listed as one of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time by Rolling Stone. His 2013 record Rythmn and Blues features collaborations with A-list artists such as Kid Rock, Keith Urban, Gary Clark, Jr., Beth Hart and Aerosmith members Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, and more.

Randy Newman
Sunday, July 6, 2015 @ 8pm
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After starting his songwriting career as a teenager, Newman launched into recording as a singer and pianist in 1968 with his self-titled album Randy Newman. Throughout the 1970s he released several other acclaimed albums such as: 12 Songs, Sail Away, and Good Old Boys. In addition to his solo recordings and regular international touring, Newman began composing and scoring for films in the 1980s. The list of movies he has worked on since then includes The Natural, Awakenings, Ragtime, all three Toy Story pictures, Seabiscuit, James and the Giant Peach, A Bug’s Life, and most recently, Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University, the prequel to Monsters Inc. (which he also scored). Randy Newman’s many honors include six Grammys, three Emmys, and two Academy Awards, as well as a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013, the same year he was given an Ivor Novello PRS for Music Special International Award. Most recently, Newman was presented with a PEN New England Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence Award in June 2014.

Kathleen Madigan
Thursday, September 17, 2015 @ 8pm
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We are thrilled to welcome the critically acclaimed standup comedian Kathleen Madigan back to the Music Hall. Kathleen is one of the most respected comedians of her generation; over her 25 year career Madigan has performed on nearly every standup television show ever made: Leno, Letterman, Conan, Ferguson and so on. Her third hour-long special, Madigan Again, which iTunes named one of the Best Comedy Albums of 2013, premiered exclusively on Netflix to rave reviews and is available on CD, DVD and download. She's released 5 CDs and 3 DVDs and starred in 1 Netflix special, 1 Showtime special, 2 HBO specials, 3 Comedy Central specials and 3 CMT Salute to the Troops specials with Ron White.

An Evening with Tommy Emmanuel
Friday, September 25, 2015 @ 8pm
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Two-time GRAMMY nominee Tommy Emmanuel is one of Australia’s most respected musicians, and is widely considered one of the finest guitar players in the world. With a professional career spanning five decades, Tommy has garnered hundreds of thousands of loyal fans worldwide. Chet Atkins honored Tommy with the title of “Certified Guitar Player” for his contribution to guitar music, a very rare distinction shared by only four other people in the world.

Joan Armatrading
Sunday, September 27, 2015 @ 7pm
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Three time Grammy Nominee Joan Armatrading has come a long way since her birth in the West Indies and her upbringing in Birmingham. With 20 stunning albums to her credit, Joan's subtle and sublime music has touched millions of people all over the world. Known as a true craftsman, her distinctive vocals and consummate musicianship – she has arranged as well as played every instrument, with the exception of drums on her forthcoming album – have led to unanimous, widespread and, perhaps most importantly, consistent critical acclaim. Effortlessly eclectic, her sound has ranged from true soul to sophisticated pop driven by her passionate guitar.

In musical terms Joan Armatrading has achieved far more than most performers even dream of – she has played, and still does, with some of the finest musicians around. She has received countless gold, platinum and silver discs, she has been nominated for the Brit Award she has been the recipient of a highly coveted Ivor Novello Award, and figured large in VH1's Top 100 voted poll The Most Influential Woman In Rock…..But more than that Joan has been honoured by the Queen and is one of the few female artists ever to receive an MBE. In addition, she has performed for Nelson Mandela, been given the key to Sydney, is Patron of various charities, has presented and continues to present BBC radio 4 and radio 2 series.

 

John Sebastian & David Grisman
Saturday, October 3, 2015 @ 8pm
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Their musical history dates back to college days at New York University circa 1963 when the Greenwich Village folk revival was in its’ heyday. They made their first recording together as members of the Even Dozen Jug Band with future luminaries Maria Muldaur, Stefan Grossman and others. The rest, of course is musical history. John Sebastian became lead singer and songwriter of one of America’s most popular bands – the Lovin’ Spoonful and David Grisman spearheaded an acoustic music revolution with his genre-defying “Dawg” music. Finally, after a 40+ year hiatus, their paths crossed again at a benefit concert in Mill Valley, California. After this mutually enjoyable evening of spontaneous music, it became obvious that they would continue collaborating and the result is Satisfied – a stunning collection of acoustic duets featuring traditional folk tunes, blues, classy instrumentals and originals by these two legendary masters.

Classic Albums Live plays The Beatles' Abbey Road
Saturday, October 10, 2015 @ 8pm
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For the first time in popular music, the greatest albums from the 60s and 70s are recreated live on stage, note for note — cut for cut. On October 10th, Classic Albums Live brings The Beatles Abbey Road to Tarrytown. In October 1969 Abbey Road entered the British album chart as no. 1 and remained on top for seventeen of its 81 weeks in the chart. Its US debut landed it eleven weeks at no. 1 during its 83-week stay, featuring such hits as “Here comes the Sun”, “I Want You (She’s So heavy)” and “Come Together”.“All of our focus is put into the music,” says series Classic Albums Live producer Craig Martin. “We perform the works of the Beatles, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin the same way an orchestra performs the works of Mozart. We don’t bother with imitation or impersonation. The bands are big — upwards of eleven pieces. We research these albums and go to great lengths to reproduce each and every sound live. We never use tape or computers. We’ll bring in a children’s choir, a sitar player, a string quartet, whatever it takes to get it right.”

Mavis Staples & Joan Osborne "Solid Soul"
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 @ 8pm
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Grammy Award-winning legend Mavis Staples teams up with multi-platinum recording artist Joan Osborne on the highly anticipated national tour, "Solid Soul". From her early days with the iconic Staple Singers, when she was on top of the charts with songs like the 1972 #1 hit "I’ll Take You There", to her recent albums with Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, Mavis Staples has been a leader in American music for six decades. Staples is a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner, and a National Heritage Fellowship Award recipient. VH1 named her one of the 100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll, and Rolling Stone listed her as one of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. The "Solid Soul" tour marks her first tour collaboration with Joan Osborne, the widely celebrated singer-songwriter who dominated Top 40 radio with her hit song "One of Us" and whose albums have garnered seven Grammy nominations.

Osborne has released several acclaimed albums and continues to tour extensively with her own band and in various configurations, such as when she joined forces in 2003 with the surviving members of The Grateful Dead when they regrouped to tour as The Dead. In addition to her own solo shows and guest appearances, Osborne currently tours as a member of the rock/soul supergroup Trigger Hippy, founded by Black Crowes drummer Steve Gorman and built from each musician’s shared love of R&B and soul. The band’s self-titled debut album will arrive this fall.

 

Jake Shimabukuro
Thursday, November 5, 2015 @ 8pm
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In his young career, ukulele wizard Jake Shimabukuro has already redefined a heretofore under-the-radar instrument, been declared a musical “hero” by Rolling Stone, established himself as a youtube phenonenom with over 25 million hits, won accolades from the disparate likes of Eddie Vedder and Dr. Sanjay Gupta, wowed audiences on TV (Jimmy Kimmel, Conan), earned comparisons to Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis, and even played in front of the Queen of England. With his new record Grand Ukulele, Shimabukuro’s star may burn even brighter. An ambitious follow-up to 2011’s Peace, Love, Ukulele (which debuted at #1 on the Billboard World Charts), the Hawaiian musician’s new record finds him collaborating with legendary producer/engineer Alan Parsons, best known for his work on Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, The Beatles’ Abbey Road and his own highly successful solo project.

 

Arlo Guthrie - Alice's Restaurant 50th Anniversary Tour
Saturday, November 14, 2015 @ 8pm
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Be a part of the 50th anniversary celebration of Arlo Guthrie’s epic ballad Alice’s Restaurant. The story begins on Thanksgiving Day in 1965, when Arlo first started work on the song that took more than a year to complete and inspired a whole generation’s commitment to social consciousness and activism. Alice’s Restaurant became an international hit and was made into a major motion picture starring Arlo, himself. Today, Guthrie’s audiences cross multiple generations. So does his performance, that offers a selection of the old and new, original and the traditional. Whether playing keyboards, harmonica, six-string or twelve-string guitar, or simply telling a story, Guthrie has retained the power to move his listeners.

The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts
71 Public Square
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
570.826.1100 www.kirbycenter.org

Josh Turner
Friday, April 24, 2015 @ 8pm
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One of country music’s most recognizable hit-makers, Turner has sold more than five million albums and garnered four No. 1 hits: "Your Man," "Would You Go With Me," and "Why Don't We Just Dance.” He also reached the top spot with “All Over Me,” making him one of only seven country artists to have two No. 1 hits in 2010.

Turner released his fifth studio album, Punching Bag, in June of 2012, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart. The record’s debut single, “Time is Love,” was quickly reached No. 1 on the Best of 2012 Billboard Country Chart.

In April 2014, Turner released his first book, Man Stuff: Thoughts on Faith, Family, and Fatherhood. The book is centered on his Christian faith, with Turner telling stories and revealing lessons learned throughout his life as a father, husband, son, brother, and friend.

 

Josh Ritter
Thursday, May 28, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
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Hailed by Entertainment Weekly as “one of the 10 most exciting artists” on the touring circuit right now, Ritter continues to hit the road in support of his break-through, 2013 release, The Beast in its Tracks.

Cleary his most personal record to date, Ritter admits the many emotions that came with putting the album together.

“In the year after my marriage ended, I realized that I had more new songs than I’d ever had at one time,” Ritter said. “Far from the grand, sweeping feel of the songs on (2010’s) So Runs the World Away, these new songs felt like rocks in the shoe, hard little nuggets of whatever they were, be it spite, remorse, or happiness.”

So Runs The World Away also received critical acclaim, with Bob Boilen from NPR Music saying, “I’ve come to expect good records from him…but this one took my breath away.”

In 2011, Ritter made is debut as a published author with his New York Times Best-selling novel, Bright’s Passage (Dial Press/Random House). Of the work, Stephen King writes in The New York Times Book Review, “Shines with a compressed lyricism that recalls Ray Bradbury in his prime…This is the work of a gifted novelist.”

 

Loretta Lynn
Friday, June 26, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
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For 55 years now, Loretta Lynn has fashioned a body of work as artistically and commercially successful—and as culturally significant—as any female performer you’d care to name.

An honest-to-goodness American icon, she is the proud owner of ten #1 albums, sixteen #1 singles, four Grammy Awards, seven American Music Awards, twelve Academy of Country Music Awards and eight Country Music Association Awards.

Her music has confronted many of the major social issues of her time, and her life story is a rags-to-riches tale familiar to pop, rock and country fans alike.

In 1972, she became the first female artist to win the Country Music Association’s coveted Entertainer of the Year award. Now a member of the Country Music and Songwriters Halls of Fame, she received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010.

In all, she has sold more than 45 million albums, worldwide.

In 1976, Lynn penned “The Coal Miner’s Daughter,” making her the first woman to write a best-selling autobiography. In 1980, Universal Pictures released a movie by the same name, which would later earn an Academy Award for Best Actress (Sissy Spacek).

 

Jackson Browne
Saturday, September 12, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
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Browne's new album, Standing In The Breach, which is a collection of ten songs, at turns deeply personal and political, exploring love, hope, and defiance in the face of the advancing uncertainties of modern life.

Of course, fans will also be treated to an evening of Jackson’s classics, such as “Running on Empty,” “Somebody’s Baby,” “Take It Easy” and so many more.

 

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
30 Second Street Troy, NY 12180
518.273.0038 www.troymusichall.org

Mary Chapin Carpenter
Thursday, April 23, 2015 @ 8pm
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Five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and 2012 Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Mary Chapin Carpenter stops at the hall with an intimate, acoustic performance. This tour marks Carpenter's return to singing both timeless hits and deep cuts from her expansive and beloved 13 album catalog after performing with orchestras in early 2014. Carpenter will be joined on stage by longtime friends Jon Carroll (piano) and John Doyle (guitars, bouzouki).

Over the course of her career, Carpenter has sold over 13 million records. With hits like "Passionate Kisses" and "He Thinks He'll Keep Her", she has wond five Grammy Awards, two CMA awards and two Academy of Country Music awards for her vocals. Her songs speak to the most personal of life's details and the most universal.

Opening for Carpenter is the Irish acoustic group Lúnasa. The band is internationally acknowledged as being the finest traditional Irish instrumental outfit of recent times. They are renowned for their stunning shows honed by superb musicianship and a constant touring cycle.

 

 

Lebanon Opera House
51 North Park Street
Lebanon, NH 03766
603.448.0400 www.lebanonoperahouse.org

Kathleen Madigan
Sunday, April 19, 2015 @ 8pm
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In her 25 year career, Kathleen Madigan has released four CDs and two hour long DVDs. She’s had countless appearances on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” and every other late night show that has come and gone. She’s had her own specials on HBO and Comedy Central. In addition to stand-up appearances, Madigan has been a correspondent for “The Dr. Phil Show,” ESPN 2 and done commentary on VH1, CNN, E! , CMT and TV Guide’s Emmy Red Carpet.

Madigan has won the American Comedy Award for “Best Female Comedian” and the Phyllis Diller Award for “Best Female Comedian.” She also remains the only comedian in the history of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” to go unchallenged by any other comedian–meaning no other comedian would say they were funnier than her.

 

 

 

Rockwood Music Hall
106 Allen Street
NYC 10002
212.477.4155 www.rockwoodmusichall.com

On Your Radar with host John Platt
from 90.7FM WFUV Radio

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Upcoming shows for On Your Radar with host John Platt from 90.7FM WFUV Radio at the Rockwood Music Hall include: Cariad Harmon, Ari Hest & Chrissi Poland and Robert Sarazin Blake (4/14).

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