#SaveOurStages: What was your best show at The Chance in Poughkeepsie?

Tucked away on a Poughkeepsie, New York side street is the entrance to a music venue that Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland of The Police are unlikely to ever forget. That’s because in October 1978 the soon-to-be-famous rock trio from England played an infamous show at this club — known over time as FrivolousContinue reading “#SaveOurStages: What was your best show at The Chance in Poughkeepsie?”

Bethel Woods livestream: Restless Age takes on our restless days

Nearly a year into a global pandemic, with the economy in a tailspin and uncertainty consuming just about everything we do, there is little rest to be had, be it physical, mental, emotional or spiritual. To say we are the restless living in a restless age would pretty much sum things up and hit theContinue reading “Bethel Woods livestream: Restless Age takes on our restless days”

Bearsville Theater: Scott Sharrard video stream offers relief in ‘Tryin’ Times’

Nearly a year has passed since the world, the economy and the live music industry began to unravel because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Quarantines, lockdowns and travel restrictions have likely changed life as we know it for good. And nobody, from the White House on down to county legislatures across the nation, knows when theContinue reading “Bearsville Theater: Scott Sharrard video stream offers relief in ‘Tryin’ Times’”

Sawyer Fredericks, like many of us, still thinks, ‘What A Wonderful World’

Like the world he sings about, his voice is fragile as it quivers. But Sawyer Fredericks, just like Louis Armstrong and Jerry Garcia before him, never abandons hope. That’s my take on the bold choice by Fredericks to release his own rendition of “What A Wonderful World,” the iconic anthem and enduring plea to seeContinue reading “Sawyer Fredericks, like many of us, still thinks, ‘What A Wonderful World’”

Clem Snide, musical ‘mystic sage,’ set for basement livestream

Clem Snide, a musician with an effortless charm and a knack for storytelling, who counts Scott Avett as a very big fan, will deliver a webcast performance Thursday night. The guitarist is set to play live from his basement at 8 p.m. eastern standard time Thursday, 5 p.m. pacific standard time. He will also conductContinue reading “Clem Snide, musical ‘mystic sage,’ set for basement livestream”

#SaveOurStages: Carly Simon, Annie Lennox join Bardavon Carole King tribute

Two high-profile musicians with legendary careers, iconic songs and a devoted following among millions of fans are lending their support to the Bardavon 1869 Opera House as the historic theater continues to navigate the fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic. You may have heard of these two performers. Their names are Carly Simon and Annie Lennox.Continue reading “#SaveOurStages: Carly Simon, Annie Lennox join Bardavon Carole King tribute”

Ani DiFranco, Mike, Ruthy and Restless Age make festival a real Hoot

There’s no getting around it — this festival is a real Hoot. And as organizers of The Hoot gear up for yet another Covid-19 pandemic pivot, they are revealing just how resilient this gathering is. As we all come to grips with the fact that nearly a year has passed since the coronavirus slammed theContinue reading “Ani DiFranco, Mike, Ruthy and Restless Age make festival a real Hoot”

Woodstock: Tony Jackson, with John Sebastian, Cindy Cashdollar, set for Bearsville Theater

A country musician who has received high praise and plenty of attention will perform a live stream concert Wednesday with some big names, from an unlikely location — Woodstock, New York. Tony Jackson at 8 p.m. Wednesday will perform at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock, New York. The community at the edge of the CatskillContinue reading “Woodstock: Tony Jackson, with John Sebastian, Cindy Cashdollar, set for Bearsville Theater”

Machan Taylor, Danny Louis ‘Light the torch of love’ as they ‘Burn Down Babylon’ with new song

There is a post-mortem on 2020, a “Bridge Out Ahead” sign for 2021 and a riff that wags its finger at those of us unable or unwilling to come to grips with either. Danny Louis, multi-instrumentalist with Gov’t Mule, ignites a blaze with his guitar playing. And his horn playing delivers a subtle scene-setter thatContinue reading “Machan Taylor, Danny Louis ‘Light the torch of love’ as they ‘Burn Down Babylon’ with new song”