9/12/12: Today’s Tips: Wednesday

MUSIC: The Wheelbarrow Boys @ Olde English Pub, Albany. The inaugural concert for the duo of Scott Hopkins on banjo (Beartracks, Fairview Avenue) and Mat Kane on fiddle (Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys, the Pool Boys, Disposable Rocket Band), playing an assortment of bluegrass breakdowns, old timey fiddle tunes, gypsy jazz standards, catchy originals, Irish reels and maybe even a Swedish schottis. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Vetiver @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Andy Cabic leads his band into Hudson for a mid-week show in support of their latest Sub Pop album, “The Errant Charm.” With Big Search. 8pm. $15.

MUSIC: Hand Habits @ Tricentennial Park, Albany. The weekly September in the City Art Fair continues for your lunchtime pleasure… 11:30am. FREE.

READING/THEATER: “We All” @ Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Brian Dorn combines spoken word and action-based arts combine to demonstrate the notion that we all matter. 8pm. $20.

MUSIC: Jorma Kaukonen @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame guitarist teams up with his Hot Tuna bandmate Barry Mitterhoff (on mandolin) for an acoustic duo performance. 8pm. $25, $35 & $45.

MUSIC: Tommy Emmanuel @ the Calvin Theater, Northampton. The Australian guitar wizard fires up some fancy fretwork. 8pm. $25 & $35.

READING: Sonia Nazario @ MCLA Church Street Center, North Adams. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author (and Williams College graduate) reads from her book “Enrique’s Journey.” 7pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Obituary @ Bogie’s, Albany. Florida-based death metal faves. With Broken Hope, Decrepit Birth, Jungle Rot, Encrust and more.

WORKSHOP/CLINIC: David Calarco @ Drome Sound, Schenectady. Powerhouse jazz drummer. 7pm. FREE.

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