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”

Gerry Leonard, of Bowie and Suzanne Vega, could change your life with Spooky Ghost show

When I listen to Gerry Leonard play guitar, I feel as though I am cascading down a really long water slide on the hottest day of the year. I feel as though I’m soaring through space, with no need for a capsule, a helmet, a destination or a reason. I feel that my mental, spiritualContinue reading “Gerry Leonard, of Bowie and Suzanne Vega, could change your life with Spooky Ghost show”

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”

Simone Felice’s big week: From The Lumineers to his new song, ‘Year Around The Sun’

Simone Felice is having a very big week. On Monday, The Lumineers announced that “BRIGHTSIDE,” the album Simone co-produced with fellow Ulster County, New York resident David Baron, would be released on January 14, 2022. This morning, Simone announced the release of his own new music, a new song titled “Year Around The Sun,” theContinue reading “Simone Felice’s big week: From The Lumineers to his new song, ‘Year Around The Sun’”

Bearsville Theater: Were Jon Anderson and the Paul Green Rock Academy great? YES! YES! YES!

The vocal harmonies from Jon Anderson and the Paul Green Rock Academy were so rich and thick Friday night at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock that, at times during their concert, I felt like someone was pouring a big bucket of sweet, warm molasses over my head.  I’d close my eyes for a moment andContinue reading “Bearsville Theater: Were Jon Anderson and the Paul Green Rock Academy great? YES! YES! YES!”

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’”

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”

Tracy Bonham: Rocker, songwriter, mom redefines herself yet again with Melodeon Music House

Tracy Bonham, it seems, always manages to stay ahead of the curve. The two-time Grammy nominee known far and wide for the 1990s hit “Mother Mother,” Bonham in the years since has not so much reinvented herself as redefined herself by building, expanding and adding depth to her past and present self. The end resultContinue reading “Tracy Bonham: Rocker, songwriter, mom redefines herself yet again with Melodeon Music House”

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”