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”

Levon Helm Studios: Taz Niederauer to play first post-pandemic live show April 2

Levon Helm Studios on April 2 will host its first concert with an audience since the pandemic shut down the live music industry a year ago.  From the historic building known as The Barn, teen guitar sensation Brandon “Taz” Niederauer will unleash his sonic fury on a limited capacity live audience and through a livestream. ReservedContinue reading “Levon Helm Studios: Taz Niederauer to play first post-pandemic live show April 2”

#SaveOurStages: A year later, cheering on NIVA, asking public officials WTF?

The last concert I attended pre-pandemic was a rager of a get-down, from the legendary musician I saw perform, to the historic venue I saw her perform in, to the friends and loved ones who surrounded me. We all celebrated in triumph our passion for live music and the magnetism it can generate after aContinue reading “#SaveOurStages: A year later, cheering on NIVA, asking public officials WTF?”

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”

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’”

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”