By Greg Haymes

The Piano Prince of New Orleans, Davell Crawford is slated for a return to Galway’s Cock ‘n Bull on Wednesday, February 8. The dinner/concert kicks off from 5:15-6:30pm with seating for the Big Easy prix fixe dinner, followed by the music at 7:30pm. $50 tickets include both dinner and concert.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Stand-up comedy stars John Mulaney and Pete Davidson are teaming up for a pair of shows at the Ulster Performing Arts Center in Kingston. Better hurry if you wanna catch this…

In Saratoga Springs, Caffe Lena’s concert calendar has been beefed up considerably with the addition of new shows by Nellie McKay on Thursday, February 28; Robbie Fulks on Sunday, March 3; Erin Costelo on Friday, March 8; Lucy Kaplansky on Friday, March 15; Sloan Wainwright & Cosy Sheridan on Saturday, March 23; Carrie Newcomer on Thursday, March 28; Loudon Wainwright III on Saturday, March 30; Darlingside (two shows) on Thursday, April 11; the Suitcase Junket on Friday, April 12; and John Craigie on Friday, April 26. Tickets are on sale now.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Norah Jones has been revealed as one of the headliners at Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.

Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock will play host to a solo show by singer-songwriter Josh Ritter with Mark Erelli at 8pm on Saturday, March 23. Tickets are on sale now, priced at $40 & $65. Also Jay Farrar leads Son Volt into the studios for a concert at 8pm on Friday, May 3. Tickets are $35 & 455.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Troy Savings Bank Music Hall announced three new shows – cabaret star Alan Cumming, comedy troupe Capitol Steps and Pickers’ Paradise: From the Balkans to Bluegrass featuring Tamburaški Sastav Ponoć and Danny Knicely’s Next Generation. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10am Thursday (January 31).

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Linda announced a BIG batch of new concerts, including performances by Steve Forbert, Peter Case, Charlie Hunter & Lucy Woodward, Girl Blue, Zan & the Winter Folk, Belle-Skinner, Rev Sekou, Mwenco & The Shakes, DJ Tall Ass Matt, Soulsha, Juan Falu, Harry Pellegrin, Matthew Downey and Sal Salvaggio.

CANCELLED: Due to a scheduling conflict, the show by stand-up comedian Billy Gardell – originally scheduled for The Egg on Thursday, April 11 – has been cancelled. Refunds are available at the place of purchase.

The Eighth Step at Proctors in Schenectady welcomes Guy Davis at 7:30pm on Saturday, February 2; John McCutcheon at 7:30pm on Friday, March 8; Mustard’s Retreat at 7:30pm on Friday, March 15; Joe Jencks at 7:30pm on Saturday, March 30; JP Cormier at 7:30pm on Saturday, April 6; Dougie MacLean at 7:30pm on Saturday, April 13; Adirondack Folk Night featuring Quickstep and Jamcrackers at 7:30pm on Saturday, May 4; and Tom Paxton & the Don Juans at 7:30pm on Friday, May 10.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: John Mayer is scheduled to launch his upcoming tour at the Times Union Center. Will he head into town early to rehearse… like he did in 2017? Tickets go on sale to the general public at 12noon on Friday (February 1).

Brooklyn-based indie quartet Habibi whips up music that blends psychedelic rock with ’60s girl group harmonies at BSP Kingston on Saturday April 13. Y La Bamba kicks off the evening’s festivities at 8pm. Tickets are $15.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: GRiZ – the contemporary electronic music multi-instrumentalist, artist, producer, philanthropist and LGBTQ advocate – will command the stage at the Palace Theatre in support of his upcoming album, Ride Waves. Tickets are on sale now.

With his 8pm show nearly sold out, stand-up comedian Chris D’Elia has added a second show at The Egg’s Hart Theatre at 10pm on Thursday, March 14. Tickets are on sale now…

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Proctors in Schenectady hosts R&B vets Jagged Edge and Keyshia Cole for Valentine’s holiday show and the Screaming Orphans for a St. Patrick’s Celtic concert. Tickets are on sale now.

As a warm-up for her upcoming solo piano tour, Amanda Palmer drops into Club Helsinki in Hudson on Friday, February 22. But, sorry, tickets for that one sold out in a flash.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: “The Midsummer SLAY” drag show at the Palace Theatre will feature drag stars from “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” including Tatianna, Monet X Change and Derrick Barry. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday, February 8.

Singer-songwriter Jeffrey Gaines steps into the spotlight at Colony in Woodstock at 8pm on Thursday, March 28. Tickets are on sale now, priced at $10 in advance; $15 at the door.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Outlaw country star Aaron Lewis & The Stateliners are headed in the Rivers Casino & Resort Event Center in Schenectady in support of their upcoming new album, State I’m In. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday (February 1).

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