Bearsville Theater: Woodstock Rock Art and Poster Show fuses music, art, photography

The manner in which music inspires photographers and artists will be showcased this weekend at the inaugural Woodstock Rock Art and Poster Show. Set for Bearsville Center in Woodstock, the Woodstock Rock Art and Poster Show will feature the works of numerous artists and photographers, including Mike DuBois, who is producing the event with BearsvilleContinue reading “Bearsville Theater: Woodstock Rock Art and Poster Show fuses music, art, photography”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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”