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Capitol Sessions, Capitol Theatre and HeadCount: ‘Wild Horses’ Dragged Us Away

Sometimes a moment can be so perfect, so compelling, so random it swallows you whole. Time, circumstance and consequence lose meaning. There is no early, no late, no before or after. The moment arrives and consumes you. See ya. That’s how I felt Friday night at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. TheContinue reading “Capitol Sessions, Capitol Theatre and HeadCount: ‘Wild Horses’ Dragged Us Away”

Capitol Sessions: Jackson Browne, Jorma, Larry Campbell support HeadCount in high-stakes benefit concert

The Capitol Theatre in Westchester County Friday night will host a benefit concert in support of democracy and the cornerstone of a free society—our right to vote—that is facing a grave threat. Staged by Dayglo Presents and RWE Partners, “The Capitol Sessions: Songs From a Rock Palace That Impacted the World” is set for 8Continue reading “Capitol Sessions: Jackson Browne, Jorma, Larry Campbell support HeadCount in high-stakes benefit concert”

Gerry Leonard, of Bowie and Suzanne Vega, could change your life with Spooky Ghost show

When I listen to Gerry Leonard play guitar, I feel as though I am cascading down a really long water slide on the hottest day of the year. I feel as though I’m soaring through space, with no need for a capsule, a helmet, a destination or a reason. I feel that my mental, spiritualContinue reading “Gerry Leonard, of Bowie and Suzanne Vega, could change your life with Spooky Ghost show”

Sarah Perrotta: New album, ‘Blue to Gold,’ upcoming Colony Woodstock show offer plenty to be thankful for

Sara Bareilles and Tori Amos could each do themselves a favor by listening to “Blue to Gold,” the new album from Hudson Valley singer-songwriter Sarah Perrotta. Yeah, “Blue to Gold” is that good. This album shines and sparkles in a very special, effortless way. Everything makes sense. Everything fits—the holy and the haunting, the sweetContinue reading “Sarah Perrotta: New album, ‘Blue to Gold,’ upcoming Colony Woodstock show offer plenty to be thankful for”

Carolyn Wonderland: Real and Ready for the blues in Woodstock

In an age of uncertainty, Carolyn Wonderland is real.  Her soul, her spirit, her passion, her charm, her humility and her endurance—it’s all so real.  I’ve seen Carolyn perform numerous times in the Town of Woodstock. I’ve chatted with her off stage. I’ve watched her dazzle audiences. I’ve seen her fans leave her shows inContinue reading “Carolyn Wonderland: Real and Ready for the blues in Woodstock”

Simone Felice’s big week: From The Lumineers to his new song, ‘Year Around The Sun’

Simone Felice is having a very big week. On Monday, The Lumineers announced that “BRIGHTSIDE,” the album Simone co-produced with fellow Ulster County, New York resident David Baron, would be released on January 14, 2022. This morning, Simone announced the release of his own new music, a new song titled “Year Around The Sun,” theContinue reading “Simone Felice’s big week: From The Lumineers to his new song, ‘Year Around The Sun’”

Phish, David Bowie, Bob Dylan and Frank Pallett: Taking The Chance

Sometime in late 2002 I was interviewing Mike Gordon of Phish on the phone in advance of his appearance at the Woodstock Film Festival, for his film “Rising Low.” This was very early in my tenure at the Poughkeepsie Journal and USA Today Network. After we had talked about the film, I mentioned to MikeContinue reading “Phish, David Bowie, Bob Dylan and Frank Pallett: Taking The Chance”

Bardavon: Rhiannon Giddens, Schmigadoon’s Alan Cumming, Wailin’ Jennys set for Poughkeepsie

A star of the Apple TV+ series “Schmigadoon,” a co-founder of The Carolina Chocolate Drops and a trio of women whose band name is a clever twist on “Waylon Jennings” are helping the Bardavon 1869 Opera House in Poughkeepsie ramp-up its entertainment offerings as a pandemic-induced closing gives way to a long-awaited reopening. The BardavonContinue reading “Bardavon: Rhiannon Giddens, Schmigadoon’s Alan Cumming, Wailin’ Jennys set for Poughkeepsie”

Bearsville Theater: Were Jon Anderson and the Paul Green Rock Academy great? YES! YES! YES!

The vocal harmonies from Jon Anderson and the Paul Green Rock Academy were so rich and thick Friday night at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock that, at times during their concert, I felt like someone was pouring a big bucket of sweet, warm molasses over my head.  I’d close my eyes for a moment andContinue reading “Bearsville Theater: Were Jon Anderson and the Paul Green Rock Academy great? YES! YES! YES!”

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