Ladysmith Black Mambazo at Bardavon

The Legendary South African a capella group Ladysmith Black Mambazo kicked off its US tour last week, and it will come to the Bardavon Opera House in Poughkeepsie on Sunday, February 8, for…

Blues Hall-of-Famer Robert Cray at Bardavon

Robert Cray is one of the most accomplished blues musicians with whom far too few people seem to be familiar. The five-time Grammy Award-winner will bring his Robert Cray Band to the Bardavon 1869 Opera…

Hot wax: Jonathan Toubin’s Soul Clap & Dance-Off

World-renowned deejay Jonathan Toubin busts out of Brooklyn to return to BSP Kingston this weekend for his popular Soul Clap and cash prize Dance-Off, a night of rare soul 45s that you may…

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Get ready for the Hudson Project festival in Saugerties

  The music festival as we know it today has its roots in the Hudson Valley. And while the producers of the Hudson Project, which comes to Winston Farm in Saugerties from July…

Natalie Merchant (photo by Dan Winters)

Natalie Merchant kicks off tour at UPAC in Kingston

Though her work as a solo artist and her time fronting 10,000 Maniacs have made singer/songwriter Natalie Merchant a name known around the world, she has been a Hudson Valley resident for long…

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Brazil’s Os Mutantes to visit Bearsville

Perhaps the greatest sign of an artist’s lasting influence is when the masses are suddenly catching on many years later. By that maxim, Os Mutantes are Brazil’s answer to the Velvet Underground, though…

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Joan Baez & Indigo Girls to play Bethel Woods

There’s something special about a performer at the original Woodstock Music & Art Fair in 1969 returning to the site. Those hallowed grounds in Bethel – then Max Yasgur’s farm and now the…

The Lumineers

Primus, Gov’t Mule, Widespread Panic & Phil Lesh headline Mountain Jam at Hunter

The ninth annual Mountain Jam hits Hunter Mountain this weekend: a vivid, family-friendly, vaguely carnivallike tribute to the sounds and spirit of jam-based and blues-and-folk-inflected music. If all goes according to plan, it…

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Steve Earle plays Bearsville this Sunday

During the course of his illustrious career, Virginian-born and Texan-raised singer/songwriter Steve Earle has stirred the political pot, played on stages all around the world, played a recovering junkie on a critically acclaimed…

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Black Uhuru’s Mykal Rose, Sister Carol at Chance this Saturday

Back in the ‘80s, the Hudson Valley’s peaks and valleys began echoing with the sounds of reggae music. If promoter Lea Boss has anything to say about it, those days are about to…

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