Lara Hope & the Ark-Tones ‘can’t stop, won’t stop’ with new record, new shows, same old determination

You’d be hard pressed to find a band that is more invested in its community, more invested in its music, its fans and itself than Lara Hope & the Ark-Tones. They’ve toured with Brian Setzer of Stray Cats fame, they played the 1969 Woodstock site to mark that famous festival’s 50th anniversary and on SaturdayContinue reading “Lara Hope & the Ark-Tones ‘can’t stop, won’t stop’ with new record, new shows, same old determination”

Bardavon: City and Colour, Bonny Light Horseman set for Kingston

The Bardavon 1869 Opera House in Poughkeepsie is ramping up its offering of shows in the wake of COVID restrictions being relaxed by public officials. Bardavon members beginning at 11 a.m. Thursday can purchase tickets for City and Colour on Oct. 22 at the Broadway Theater at Ulster Performing Arts Center in Kingston; and Anaïs MitchellContinue reading “Bardavon: City and Colour, Bonny Light Horseman set for Kingston”

Ziggy: Bardavon leaves COVID in the Stardust with David Bowie YouTube stream

by Robert Burke Warren The Bardavon 1869 Opera House is looking to the stars for the latest installment of its “Albums Revisited” music streaming series. “Albums Revisited #6: David Bowie’s ‘The Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust & the Spiders From Mars’” is a step closer to the concert experience we’ve all so dearly missed—andContinue reading “Ziggy: Bardavon leaves COVID in the Stardust with David Bowie YouTube stream”

Music photographer Ahron Foster launches Kickstarter for new photo book

New York photographer Ahron Foster in a single moment captured what I believe could be the greatest music photograph ever snapped—Levon Helm on the cover of his 2007 comeback album, “Dirt Farmer.” For a musician who we all felt we knew so much about, primarily from his time with The Band, the look on Levon’sContinue reading “Music photographer Ahron Foster launches Kickstarter for new photo book”

Gov’t Mule, Danny Louis gear up for shows and glimpse of brighter days ahead

More than a year has passed since the last time Gov’t Mule multi-instrumentalist Danny Louis has performed in public with his band mates. So yeah, Danny is most certainly looking forward to this coming weekend, when Gov’t Mule is set to take the stage in New Haven, Connecticut, for three shows at the Westville MusicContinue reading “Gov’t Mule, Danny Louis gear up for shows and glimpse of brighter days ahead”

Joan Osborne, Nicki Bluhm, Chris Thile: Levon Helm Studios set for outdoor shows

Levon Helm Studios is charging out of the gate with shows in the wake of officials loosening pandemic restrictions on live music. The Woodstock, New York-venue that was the home of the late Levon Helm will host a series of outdoor shows at the destination known as The Barn. Performances will take place in aContinue reading “Joan Osborne, Nicki Bluhm, Chris Thile: Levon Helm Studios set for outdoor shows”

Rick Dobbelaer, Pete Jameson, Dave Ramie: The time is now to ‘Right Your History’

If you’re looking for a songwriter to take you far away from everything, the pandemic, the economic fallout of the pandemic, the lockdown, the quarantine, the hunker-down, the social distance, the grind of routine and, above all, the endless endlessness of this more-than-year-long madness, then Rick Dobbelaer is your guy. With two long-time musical cohortsContinue reading “Rick Dobbelaer, Pete Jameson, Dave Ramie: The time is now to ‘Right Your History’”

#SaveOurStages: Capitol Theatre, Garcia’s, Capt. Lawrence Brewing insist ‘We Will Get By’

Late March of any year is an awesome time to be alive because of any number of reasons — the warmer days, the longer days, the upbeat attitudes and the sense that the winter snow, rain, cold, slosh and anxiety of uncertain weather is all behind us. For me, this time of year, the waningContinue reading “#SaveOurStages: Capitol Theatre, Garcia’s, Capt. Lawrence Brewing insist ‘We Will Get By’”

Byron Isaacs: From Lumineers to Lost Leaders, driven by the joy of sharing music

Byron Isaacs is eagerly anticipating that moment when he hits the stage, to the roar of the crowd, with his band mates in the Lumineers. “I cannot wait for it to start back up again,” said Isaacs, who plays bass for the Lumineers. “And I don’t know what it’s going to look like when weContinue reading “Byron Isaacs: From Lumineers to Lost Leaders, driven by the joy of sharing music”

Amy Helm: New album, ‘What The Flood Leaves Behind,’ set for June 18 release

Amy Helm on June 18 will release her third album, “What The Flood Leaves Behind,” an autobiographical collection of songs recorded at Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, New York. The first single, “Breathing,” a lush, soulful serenade punctuated by organ and horns, is out now. Click here to listen. “What The Flood Leaves Behind,” accordingContinue reading “Amy Helm: New album, ‘What The Flood Leaves Behind,’ set for June 18 release”