Comin’ Soon…

Club Helsinki Hudson in Hudson is really kicking into high gear with a big batch of new concert announcements. Among the new shows on the slate are the Holmes Brothers on Saturday, March 5; the dynamite double bill of John Doe and Jill Sobule on Monday, March 28; Spottiswoode & His Enemies on Saturday, April 2; Club d’Elf with John Medeski on Saturday, April 9; Greg Brown on Sunday, April 10; Bill Kirchen & Too Much Fun on Saturday, May 21; Michelle Shocked on Saturday, June 11; Fred Eaglesmith on Friday, June 17; and the Eilen Jewell Band with Zoe Muth & the Lost High Rollers on Saturday, July 16. Now that’s a mighty fine line-up of shows…

Saratoga Springs’ legendary coffeehouse Caffe Lena is celebrating its 51st anniversary with a very special performance by the one and only Ramblin’ Jack Elliott at 7pm on Sunday, May 22. The $75 admission charge also includes beer, wine, hors d’oeuvres and desserts. This should be a great celebration.

Jaron & the Long Road to Love have been added to the bill for radio station 104.9 The Cat’s first anniversary show at Northern Lights in Clifton Park at 8pm on Friday. Previously announced acts for the free concert are Steve Azar and local faves Skeeter Creek.

New on Northern Lights calendar this week is Taking Back Sunday – featuring the band’s original members – at 7pm on Sunday, May 1. Sharing the stage will be Gatsby’s American Dream and Primitive Weapons. Priced at $25, tix go on sale at 10am on Saturday.

Worldbeat folk-rockers Rusted Root – headliners at the Pearl-Palooza street festival in downtown Albany last July – make a tour stop at Putnam Den in Saratoga Springs at 9pm on Wednesday, April 20. Tix are $25.

Jazz heats up The Linda in Albany, at 8pm on Friday, March 11, when the Soren Moller & Dick Oates Duo teams up with the Anders Mogensen Trio for a dynamic double-bill. At 8pm on Saturday, March 12, The Linda presents a singer-songwriter double-bill featuring Dana LaCroix and Susan D. Tix for each show are $15; students $10.

Grammy Award winning guitarslinger Joe Louis Walker fires up the blues at the Parting Glass in Saratoga Springs at 8pm on Thursday, May 26. Early-bird tix are $10 via email at [email protected] through Monday only. $15 tix will go on sale on Tuesday, March 1.

Led by drummer Gregg Bendian, Mahavishnu Orchestra tribute band the Mahavishnu Project will perform “Visions of the Emerald Beyond” at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock at 9pm on Friday, June 10. Tix are $20.

Openers: Adam Cohen – yes, the son of Leonard Cohen – opens for Rachael Yamagata at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock at 8pm on Wednesday, March 16 … Quinn Sullivan opens for blues legend Buddy Guy at The Egg in Albany at 7:30pm on Thursday, March 31.

Cancelled: Bring Me the Horizon, who were slated to land at Northern Lights in Clifton Park on Thursday, March 17, have cancelled the show. Here’s what the band had to say: “BMTH totally regrets to announce that we will be postponing our show in Albany again. this is a decision we haven’t taken lightly but we are going to follow the A Day To Remember tour we had originally been booked on. We will be back in Albany for sure in the not too distant future. All the kids that have bought tickets to the show through Ticketmaster and we can get your email will get a 15% discount on purchases at our USA webstore that they will receive via email soon.” Got it?

In Case You Missed It: Live Nation announced SPAC’s first pop concert of the summerRay LaMontagne & the Pariah Dogs with Brandi Carlile and the Secret Sisters.

In Case You Missed It, Part II: Phish kicks off its summer tour with a three-night stand at the Bethel Woods Performing Arts Center in Bethel.

In Case You Missed It, Part III: In a surprise announcement, the classic Celtic-bluegrass line-up of the McKrells will reunite for a concert at The Egg in Albany.

  1. Michael Poulopoulos says

    I’m pretty sure that the acoustic guitar that Jill Sobule plays in that video are made by Nippertown luthier Kevin Smith…

  2. michael eck says

    Mr. Poulopoulos, you are indeed correct. Kevin Smith makes the Vagabonds in Castleton, not too far from Nippertown Central Command.

    He can be found on the web at

  3. Andrew Gregory says

    Mike n Mike et al: Kevin Smith is also a great repairman – fixed up my 1913 Gibson L-3 many years ago when he had a shop in Albany. It still plays!

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