COMIN’ SOON: New Concert Announcements

The Linda is hosting a free “American Songwriters” concert at 6pm on Thursday, November 13, sponsored by SongwritingWith:Soldiers, an organization that holds retreats where active-duty and veteran service members share stories and write songs with professional songwriters. The concert will feature award-winning songwriters Darden Smith, Gary Nicholson and Mary Gauthier, as well as Local 518 faves the North & South Dakotas. Admission is free, but reservations are required. Call (518) 465-5233 ext 158 for yours. Also new on The Linda’s concert calendar is a free concert by the West Point Band’s Jazz Knights at 7pm on Saturday, December 6 (call for reservations). And bluesman Chris Thomas King returns to The Linda stage at 8pm on Friday, December 12. Tickets are $18.

Albany’s Parish Public House is living up to its recent Louisiana-centric name change (it was formerly Red Square) with the booking of a pair of rousing New Orleans bands. Bonerama serves up their exhilarating brass-band-and-beyond sound at 9pm on Saturday, November 8, and just a few days later (9pm on Tuesday, November 11) trombonist-singer Glen David Andrews and his band fire up the same Crescent City sound that’s made them headliners at the prestigious New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Tickets are each show are $15 in advance; $20 at the door.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Egg in Albany has announced a free concert – a showcase sampler featuring an eclectic line-up of musicians including Dan Zanes, the Villalobos Brothers, Arturo O’Farrill, SYBARITE5 and jazz saxman Michael Blake.

Veteran rapper Slick Rick – one of the undisputed architects of hip-hop – is slated to step into the spotlight at Putnam Den in Saratoga Springs at 9pm on Friday, November 28. DJ Trumastr will also be on hand to rock the house. Tickets are $18 in advance; $22 at the door. Also new on the Putnam Den concert calendar are the Canadian band Jubilee Riots (formerly known as Enter the Haggis), who will share the stage with the Adam Ezra Band at 9pm on Friday, November 21. Tickets are $15.

MASS MoCA and MCLA are joining forces to present a rompin’ New Orleans after-party following the Allen Toussaint/Preservation Hall concert at MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center in North Adams on Thursday, October 23. The John “Papa” Gros Band will let the good times roll at MASS MoCA’s Club B-10. Hammond B3 organist-singer Gros and his band – guitarist Brian Stoltz (the Neville Brothers, the Funky Meters), drummer Eric Bolivar (Pimps of Joytime) and bassist Eric Vogel (Big Sam’s Funky Nation) at 10pm. Tickets are $10.

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will be making one of only five east coast tour stops at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center next summer. The 360-member choir will be joined by the 68-member Orchestra at Temple Square at SPAC at 7:30pm on Monday, June 29. Tickets go on sale to SPAC members on Monday, December 1, and the general public will be able to purchase tickets beginning on Wednesday, December 3.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Three new upcoming concerts at The Egg were announced on Tuesday – Nick Lowe, Red Molly and Michele Rosewoman’s New Yor-Uba. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10am on Friday (October 17).

At the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock, David Knopfler – who is not only a founding member of Dire Straits, but has also recorded a dozen solo albums of his own – takes the stage at 8pm on Thursday, October 30. Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Additional new Bearsville shows include Patti Rothberg at 9pm on Saturday, November 8 ($10), and the Bruce Katz Band, who will celebrate the release of their new CD, Homecoming, at 9pm on Saturday, December 20 ($15 in advance; $20 at the door).

The dynamic duo of Asili & Vaccaro return to the stage of the Steamer No. 10 Theatre in Albany at 8pm on Friday, November 21, performing original music and Latin American and Spanish folkloric covers. They will be joined by special guest New Orleans-based cellist-vocalist Monica McIntyre who will perform a fusion of blues, soul, classical, jazz, reggae and Middle Eastern music. Tickets are $13 in advance; $15 at the door.

SOLD OUT: If you don’t already have your tickets for Lake Street Dive with the Sun Parade at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock, you just might be out of luck. The Sunday, November 23 concert is now officially sold out.

16-year-old Tennessee singer-songwriter and YouTube sensation Jacob Whitesides brings his Out Late Tour to the Hollow Bar + Kitchen in Albany on Saturday, November 8. Doors open at 5pm, and advance tickets are $25. And Strand of Oaks – the rock project by Philadelphia songwriter-producer Timothy Showalter – plays a free concert at the Hollow at 8pm on Sunday, November 30 in support of his new album, Heal.

The Garcia Project offers up a tribute to the Jerry Garcia Band at the Wood Theater in Glens Falls on Friday, October 24. Acoustically Speaking is slated to open the show at 7pm. Tickets are $15.

OPENERS: MaryLeigh Roohan has been tapped to open for Bobby Long at The Linda in Albany at 8pm on Friday, November 7.

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