Denise Parent doesn’t hold back, reveals another side with new CD, ‘The Songs In My Heart’

When I think of musician Denise Parent, I think of the Janis Joplin-inspired vocals I have seen her deliver on the Grateful Dead‘s, “The Music Never Stopped,” with the band she performs in, The Deadbeats. Parent, of Woodstock, sings with plenty of attitude, determination and a strong sense of, “I’m comin’ for ya.” I’ve seenContinue reading “Denise Parent doesn’t hold back, reveals another side with new CD, ‘The Songs In My Heart’”

Hall and Oates: Daryl’s new cheesesteak, live music from Chris Bergson drive post-pandemic momentum at Daryl’s House

At Daryl’s House in the Hudson Valley, live music and the culinary arts are generating post-pandemic momentum at the venue and restaurant operated by Daryl Hall of Hall and Oates. The eastern Dutchess County club that opened on Halloween night in 2014 with a historic performance by Hall and Oates has returned to its pre-pandemicContinue reading “Hall and Oates: Daryl’s new cheesesteak, live music from Chris Bergson drive post-pandemic momentum at Daryl’s House”

Jon Anderson, Paul Green Rock Academy at Bearsville Theater: YES! YES! YES!

I’ve never seen the original lineup of Yes, the iconic British rock band inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017. But I have no regrets because I saw this legendary band’s fearless, relentless, fiery and enduring spirit come alive through a performance that lead singer Jon Anderson gave in 2014, atContinue reading “Jon Anderson, Paul Green Rock Academy at Bearsville Theater: YES! YES! YES!”

Amy Helm: ‘What the Flood Leaves Behind’ offers urgent tonic for uncertain times

As traumatic as the COVID-19 pandemic has been for us all, I’m finding the end of the pandemic to be as equally traumatic. The pandemic for me has been like that one big wave at the beach, when you’re a kid, that clobbers you hard, sends salt water into your lungs and leaves you seeingContinue reading “Amy Helm: ‘What the Flood Leaves Behind’ offers urgent tonic for uncertain times”

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”

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”

#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’”