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”

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”

Radio Woodstock’s Greg Gattine: Commanding the airwaves one listener at a time

Greg Gattine as a kid growing up in New York’s Hudson Valley loved listening to the radio. “Whether it was country or rock or just Top 40 or soul and Motown,” he said. “I just loved everything that was on the AM radio as a kid. It was about the music. It was about theContinue reading “Radio Woodstock’s Greg Gattine: Commanding the airwaves one listener at a time”

Larry Campbell, Teresa Williams: ‘It Was The Music’ documentary driven by passion for performance

There is a scene in the new documentary, “It Was The Music,” that says plenty about multi-instrumentalist Larry Campbell, a veteran of playing with Bob Dylan, Phil Lesh, Jackson Browne and Levon Helm. Campbell is meeting with young musicians who, like him, play the violin. And while he brandishes a mandolin, Campbell leads something ofContinue reading “Larry Campbell, Teresa Williams: ‘It Was The Music’ documentary driven by passion for performance”

#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?”

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’”