$15 - at Strand Box Office or online at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4277402
Chris Brubeck's Triple Play featuring Peter Madcat Ruth and Joel Brown
Dave Maswick & Joel Brown duo
"Rollicking good fun, Triple Play stole the show with their virtuosity and flair" -Los Angels Times
Grammy-nominated composer Chris Brubeck continues to distinguish himself as an innovative performer and composer. An award-winning composer, he is clearly tuned into the pulse of contemporary music. John von Rhein, music critic for The Chicago Tribune, calls Chris: “a composer with a real flair for lyrical melody–a 21st Century Lenny Bernstein.”
In addition to creating an impressive body of work, including several band pieces, chamber pieces, 3 concertos for trombone, a trombone quartet, and several concertos for stringed instruments and other ensembles, Chris maintains a demanding touring and recording schedule playing bass and trombone with his two groups: the Brubeck Brothers Quartet, with brother Dan on drums, Chuck Lamb on piano and Mike DeMicco on guitar (www.brubeckbrothers.com); and Triple Play, an acoustic jazz-funk-blues-Americana trio with Joel Brown on guitar and Peter Madcat Ruth on harmonica and Chris on bass, trombone and piano (www.chrisbrubeckstripleplay.com.) Additionally, Chris performs as a soloist playing his trombone concertos with orchestras and has served as Artist in Residence with orchestras and colleges in America, coaching, lecturing, and performing with students and faculty. Once a year he tours England with the group Brubecks Play Brubeck along with brothers Darius (on piano) and Dan as well as British saxophonist Dave O’Higgins. Chris had been a long-standing member of the Dave Brubeck Quartet, writing arrangements and touring and recording with his father’s group for over 20 years. Dave and Chris co-wrote the orchestral piece “Ansel Adams: America” which has received dozens of performances and in 2013 was a Grammy finalist for Best Instrumental Composition.
Side Show Gypsy Band, features members, Joe Mele-Electric guitar, Marcus Live Ruggiero- Vocals/Acoustic, James Cappello-Bass, Sonny Speed-Keys and Brian Melick-Percussion.
Side Show Gypsy (Band songwriter Marcus Live Ruggiero) transforms real life experiences of Love, the quest for the American Dream and everyday life into their own Americana roots rock originals that is sure to leave their audience in awe of their sound.
Side Show Gypsy Band, according to Ruggiero, began with a series of original songs that Ruggiero composed as far back as twenty years to present day. Three years ago, Ruggiero started to compile his songs that he felt were good, but they weren’t built for a listener that had a short attention span in the radio world. He came up with an idea of a stage performance to introduce his songs in a different light. He needed a band to create his soundtrack and vision that he was dreaming of. With his love of Mozart and a creative vision, Ruggiero gathered his musicians that he wanted to create his soundtrack. Although the band is in its beginning stages, this show is just one of a ten concert local series in which immediately following the band will hit the recording studio and record this epic stage performance live. A dbl LP vinyl is slated for fall 2019, with a national tour planned.
Ruggiero hopes to add more stage props, actors, and actresses to aid in telling his story.
$10, kids 12 and under are free
Monsters of Rock – A live musical and visual tribute to hair bands and metal bands of the 80’s featuring the 5 piece band Monsters of Rock! Cum On Feel The Noize at the Strand Theatre on Saturday, July 27 at 8pm!
After decades touring as keyboard player in bands and as a successful NYC record producer and arranger of TV ads, KENNY WHITE left it all in 2001 to write songs of the human condition, from the humorous to the heart-stirring, accompanying himself on piano and guitar. He often tours with Cheryl Wheeler and with Judy Collins, who released 3 CDs on her Wildflower label to critical acclaim. He just spent the last 18 months as opener for Stephen Stills & Judy Collins, and is now touring on behalf of his own latest album, LONG LIST OF PRIORS. The album features guest musicians such as David Crosby, who says “Kenny has earned a place among my favorite singer/songwriters. A true wordsmith and musician who reveals a fine sense of humor as well.” https://kennywhite.net/
Bob Bivona. Founder, and Lead Guitar Player
Joe Wehmeyer. Keyboard Player
Chris Plyem. Lead Vocals, and Percussion
Rachel Plyem. Vocals, and Acoustic Guitar
Jeff Chase. Bass and Backing Vocals
Will Stone. Rhythm guitar
Dan DeFilipps. Drums and Backing Vocals
Jill Burnham. Backing Vocals
The original lineup back together along with the 80's lineup most of you remember! Special guest alumni throughout the show! This event has been 30 years in the making! Only 350 tickets available so get yours early! This will be the most fun you can have with your pants on! Cash bar and food available! Tickets available for $15 at brownpapertickets.com or at the Strand Theatre box office!
Double bill and CD release party for Alternative Rockers from The Adirondack Park.. On Saturday, July 13th, the Strand Theater in Hudson Falls, NY will be the epicenter of an incredible night of female-fronted rock and roll. Last Daze, led by singer Katy Cole will kick off the show at 7:30 PM, followed by Ithaca’s Maddy Walsh & The Blind Spots.
Last Daze is coming in with a brand new album, Monsters In the River, which was released in April. Last Daze, who are playing their first show in over a year, promises fans a night of new Last Daze music, with all of their favorite Last Daze anthems sprinkled in the set. You can check out their single, “Too Little, Too Late” directed by Mirth Films of Lake George, NY on the band’s YouTube page.
All original, five-piece moxy rock band Maddy Walsh & The Blind Spots is actively touring the country in support of its fourth studio album, TALK, with electrifying, high energy live performances characterized by soaring, powerhouse female vocals, luscious four-part harmonies, a library of modern and vintage key sounds, bold and inventive electric guitar stylings, an incomparably tight rhythm section, socially conscious lyrics, and a die-hard dedication to FUN.
Doors open at 7 pm. Tickets are $10 at the door.
The BrokenHearted-Tom Petty Tribute: Formed in 2013 the band is fronted by Singer/Guitarist Johnny Clifford. Johnny's love for the music of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers goes back to 1980. Johnny's been singing and performing Petty classics for four decades. On drums and backing vocals is Frank Affinito. On bass is James Cappello. On keyboards is Matt Donnelly. The goal of The BrokenHearted is to present the vibe of a Tom Petty concert with an emphasis on providing a really good time to the listeners. Expect to be entertained!! The duo Kelly and Son open the show at 7:30pm.
“Peter Asher: A Memoir of the Sixties and Beyond” is a multimedia show with photos and videos, as well as music and of course, the great stories of his time at the start of the British Invasion as half of 'Peter and Gordon' and his years as a producer to the likes of James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, Diana Ross, Neil Diamond, Bonnie Raitt, The 10,000 Maniacs and so many more.
While attending the independent Westminster School as a day boy, he first met fellow pupil Gordon Waller (1945–2009), and they began playing and singing together as a duo in coffee bars. In 1962, they began working formally as Peter and Gordon. Their first (and biggest) hit was the 1964 Paul McCartney song "A World Without Love." Asher's sister Jane was, in the mid-1960s, the girlfriend of Paul McCartney. Through this connection, Asher and Waller were often given unrecorded Lennon-McCartney songs to perform.
After Peter and Gordon disbanded in 1968, Asher took charge of the A&R department at the Beatles' Apple Records label, where he signed a then-unknown James Taylor and agreed to produce the singer-songwriter's debut solo album. The album was not a success, but Asher was so convinced that Taylor held great potential that he resigned his post at Apple to move to the United States and work as Taylor's manager where he also met Linda Ronstadt and became Ronstadt's manager. Asher achieved his greatest success producing a long string of multi-platinum albums for James Taylor, including Sweet Baby James, JT and Flag, and for Linda Ronstadt, including Heart Like a Wheel, Simple Dreams, Living in the USA, What's New, Canciones De Mi Padre and Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind.
Asher also played a role in shaping the Californian rock sound prominent during the 1970s, producing records for Ronstadt, J. D. Souther, Andrew Gold and Bonnie Raitt. In 1976, Asher and Waller reformed for the annual New York "Beatlefest" and played a few other dates. In the 1980s, Asher also worked on hit albums for artists as diverse as Cher and 10,000 Maniacs.
In February 1995, Asher was named Senior Vice-President, Sony Music Entertainment. At the beginning of 2002, Asher left Sony and returned full-time to the management of artists' careers as co-President of Sanctuary Artist Management. In January 2005 he was named President, the position he held until September 2006, when he resigned. In 2007 Asher joined forces with his friend Simon Renshaw (who manages the Dixie Chicks) at the company Simon founded, Strategic Artist Management. Strategic has grown into a dominant force in the entertainment industry, now managing artists in many fields of endeavour beyond just music – one of Asher's clients is Pamela Anderson. Asher also reunited with James Taylor as the producer of the Live at the Troubadour reunion album recorded in 2007, with Carole King and Taylor's original band.
In 2011, Asher was the executive producer of the Listen to Me: Buddy Holly compilation album and also music supervisor, producer, and co-host of the Buddy Holly: Listen to Me; The Ultimate Buddy Party PBS Pledge Special. Performed and filmed in front of a live audience the Buddy Holly tribute concert aired as PBS Pledge Special in December 2011 and May and June 2012. The Special received the highest 2012 Silver Telly Award in the Category of TV Programs, Segments, or Promotional Pieces.
Asher was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2015 New Year Honours for services to the British music industry.
In May 2017, Asher debuted a weekly, hour-long series on the brand-new Sirius XM Radio station for The Beatles called "From Me To You". He also announced with commentary the Top 100 Beatles countdown "All Together Now" on The Beatles Channel that first aired on Sirius XM Radio on the Labor Day Weekend in 2017, and is frequently replayed.
Since 2016, Peter Asher has been playing shows, including one at the Edmonton Folk Music Festival, as part of a duo with Albert Lee that showcases songs from both their careers. He currently resides in Venice, California.
Jazz pianist and rising social media star Charles Cornell will perform an album release show live at the Strand Theater in Hudson Falls on Sunday, July 7th at 6pm. The Hartford, NY native, now based in Denver, CO will return home for one weekend to perform music from his latest album, Tales. Cornell, 26, who was recently featured in The Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, and DailyMail online publications rose to internet fame over the course of the past 2 weeks, amassing a following of over 275,000 people across multiple social media platforms.
The spark came from a series of humorous videos he uploaded of himself seamlessly accompanying celebrities talking. The first one to catch was a video of rapper Cardi B, which has accumulated over 15 million views across social media platforms. Since, Charles has accompanied the speech of DJ Khaled, Ellen DeGeneres and many others. He has also recorded videos of himself singing originally written tunes using some of President Donald Trumps most hilarious tweets as lyrics.
The band, consisting of Matt Niedbalski on drums, Steve Kirsty on bass, Nate Giroux on tenor saxophone and Tyler Giroux on keyboards, will perform the music from its latest studio recording, Tales. The album was recorded this past January and will be available as of 7-7-19. Physical copies will be available for purchase at the show and digital copies will be available online and on various streaming platforms.
LA Productions presents Summer Metalfest 2019. Music by Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Motley Crew, Dio, Black Sabbath, Ozzy
Ernest LaRouche grew up in upstate New York before moving to Boston MA to attend The Berklee School of Music where he graduated with a performance degree. While at Berklee he performed with the Berklee Percussion Ensemble under the direction of Dean Anderson for 2 years. After graduating he played percussion in an early incarnation of “Powerman 5000” from 1991 to 1992.
In1992 he became the drummer for J. Geils lead singer Peter Wolfe. He then joined the Motown band “Marsels” performing all through New England backing headlining acts such as Jeffrey Osbourne and opened for the 4 Tops at Madison Square Garden. Ernest still performs with them presently.
In 1998 he toured with “The Peasants” featuring Pete Cassani and travelled throughout the East Coast and Midwest. In 2003 he joined “Mappari” featuring singer-songwriter Will Dailey and toured throughout the East Coast again.
2003-2008 he became the drum/piano and ensemble instructor at Northeastern University. In 2008 he became a member of “World Play” with Ray Greene (Tower of Power) and Tracy Bonham opening for Roger Daltrey, Joss Stone, Darius Rucker and Goo Goo Dolls. In 2013 he became the full time drummer for Britney Spears and is currently performing her “Piece of Me” residency at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas scheduled through 2015.
The highly anticipated third solo release “Awakening” is the newest album from Composer/Pianist Andy Iorio. Written and recorded over the past two years, “Awakening” will feature not only solo piano pieces, but full piano and string arrangements as well. This concert will be the second performance of the Awakening Tour. This will include an intimate performance of the entire new album as well as select pieces from his previous two albums; “After The Rain” and “II”. Performance will feature Andy's String Ensemble: Tania Halko Susi on violin/viola and Demetria Koninis on cello.
“Andy Iorio is the best kind of alchemist, perfectly blending classical elements with contemporary components to achieve a sound that is pleasing on multiple levels. Black & white to the eye, but to the ear, the heart, and the soul they have about a million shades of emotion. His evocative performances are what soul needs from time to time to rejuvenate. ” | RJ Lannan - Zone Music Reporter
“Capturing an elegant balance of shadow and light, Andy Iorio has demonstrated a keen ability to convey often dramatic emotional expressions within a generally subtle and perfectly understated musical framework. Overall II is a superbly crafted album” | Candice Michelle - Journeyscapes Radio
“Captivating, moving, emotional and stunning!! A mastery of the piano that goes far beyond the technical” | Andrea Garrison - Online with Andrea
Composer/Pianist Andy Iorio’s new release, “Awakening” is grounded in his trademark emotionally moving melodies with a lush, vibrant string section. His original compositions give quiet impressions of serenity while carrying simple tonality. Its harmonies fluid and controlled run toward something both bare and natural. His goal is, and has always been, to engage, inspire and underscore the emotional connections between people and to compose music that speaks a universal soul-stirring language that “takes [the listener] along on a deep emotional journey that resonates within all of us.”
Since the release of his second album “II”, Andy has become internationally recognized in over 39 countries. With only three music videos on Youtube with over 77,000 plus views to date, his fan base is ever growing. "II" has been recently added to Sydney Australia's Soundslike Cafe debuting in the Top 10 at #8 this past October. His piece “Rush” was nominated for an HMMA award in Hollywood in November of 2016 in the “Best New Contemporary Classical/Instrumental” Genre/Category. International radio airplay and interviews across the United States, NPR, Canada, Australia and Japan are just a few of the countries now playing Andy's music and it continues to grow with over 100k streams in 2018.
Hot Club of Saratoga, upstate New York's premier gypsy swing collective, plays a repertoire that reflects the spirit and style originated by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli in The Quintet of the Hot Club of France most prominent in the 1930’s and kept alive through a long line of gypsy jazz artists since that time. Most of the tunes we play were either written by, or recorded by, Django at some time in his all too brief musical life.
Though Django is most closely associated with the quintet and with Stephane Grappelli on violin providing the other solo texture, he recorded in various other configurations. He often recorded with a clarinetist in place of Grappelli and his violin, as well as other instrumentals, with big bands, and with on some occasions with small combos with drums as he began to explore amplification and more bebop stylings.
The instrumentation of the full quintet of the Hot Club of Saratoga, solo and rhythm guitars, string bass, violin, and clarinet/sax, allows us to explore this style throughout the range of its roots. Since forming in early 2013, Hot Club of Saratoga has brought the hot swing sound to coffee houses, restaurants, bars, clubs, swing dances, festivals, weddings, and numerous private parties. If you’re looking for gypsy swing true to its origins while subtly expanding the genre, music that just makes you smile and move, give us a listen.
$22 - tix available at Strand Theatre box office, 518-832-3484 or
RAEL-The Music of Genesis is a New York City and Northern New Jersey-based tribute band that recaptures the energy and originality of the “early years” live stage performances by Genesis. RAEL pays homage to the most groundbreaking and influential band in the progressive rock genre by incorporating the musical excellence, lyrical storytelling, and theatricality that brought Genesis to a position of prominence in the rock world. RAEL-The Music of Genesis brings older listeners back to the day, while introducing progressive rock newcomers to the sights and sounds right along with other legendary bands such as Pink Floyd, Yes, Rush, and King Crimson to name but a few. RAEL is focused on faithfully reproducing full album versions from the Peter Gabriel and Steve Hackett days of Genesis. Performances include tracks from Nursery Cryme, Foxtrot, Selling England by the Pound, The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway and A Trick of the Tail. Concert audiences rave about their high energy shows and musical detail. RAEL also includes solo Peter Gabriel hits in their performances. The members of RAEL are: Lloyd Gold (lead vocals, flute), Mike Belmonte (bass, bass pedals, backing vocals), Paul Sheehan (drums and cymbals, backing vocals), Michael LaBuono (keyboards), Sal Locascio (guitars, backing vocals)
Pianist/guitarist/singer/composer/educator Jonathan Newell has been performing as a classical pianist, folk guitarist, rock guitarist and singer in night clubs, cafes, college campuses, festivals, concert halls and private parties since 1980, gigging between 150 - 300 times per year.
The 1st set features original music from his recent keyboard prog rock compositions, and songs from his folk rock days in the late 1980’s through the early 90’s. The 2nd set features cover songs from the 60’s through the 80’s that made JNB one of the go-to party bands in the Northeast since the mid 1990’s. Musicians include Jennifer Newell on vocals, Randy McGeoch and Michael Craner on bass, Rye Wylie on drums, and Adam York on saxophone. Covers include songs by Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin, Bruce Hornsby, Fleetwood Mac, the Beatles and many more.
He holds a BA from Ithaca College in Piano Performance and Art History and an MA in Piano Performance and Composition from Hunter College. He is a former member of the piano faculty of The Diller-Quaille School of Music in Manhattan, a lecturer at The College of St. Joseph, and was a member of the music faculty of SUNY Adirondack from 1988-2010. He served as pianist/composer with the Adirondack Repertory Dance Theater from 1993 - 2015. Mr. Newell gave his New York piano debut at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall in 2009 and was recognized as a Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers in 2006.
As a classical composer, he is a 2010 recipient of a Strategic Opportunity Stipend from the New York Foundation for the Arts and a 2013, 2009 and 2002 recipient of Individual Artist Grants from The New York Council for the Arts. His String Quartet was performed at Columbia University for an international symposium on the poetry of William Bronk and heard on National Public Radio. He has studied piano with Edward Housman at Skidmore College, Phiroze Mehta at Ithaca College, Steven Graff at Hunter College and Dr. Julie Jordon at the Juilliard School. He performed in master classes with Andre Michel Schub, Paul Badura Skoda and numerous times with Mordeci Shehori. He studied composition with Shafer Mahoney at Hunter College.
Since 2010 he has been Executive/Artistic Director of Hudson River Music Hall Productions Inc., a 501c3 not-for-profit dedicated to presenting the performing arts in Northeastern New York in order to foster community, creativity and economic development.
Singer/Songwriter/Comedienne Camille West brings her sweet sound and intelligent comedy to the Strand with special guests, vocal group The Resolutions and an appearance by Laura Roth and Hui Cox. This will be a benefit concert for Regina Bennet, recently diagnosed with cancer.
$30 general admission
"The greatest guitarist in the world."- Eric Clapton
“Albert is in every sense of the word, a genuine guitar wizard".- Earl Scruggs
"When Saint Peter asks me to chronicle my time down here on earth, I'll be able to say - with pride if that's allowed - that for a while I played rhythm guitar in a band with Albert Lee."- Emmylou Harris
Guitar legend ALBERT LEE first came to prominence during a 1964-68 stint in British Blues and R & B stalwarts Chris Farlowe’s Thunderbirds. After working in the UK bands for touring country acts such as Bobby Bare and Skeeter Davis, Lee’s next full-time berth was two years with the UK answer to the Flying Burrito Brothers and Nitty Gritty Dirt Band-Head, Hands, and Feet. His reputation grew and session work blossomed, including appearances on “The London Bo Diddley Sessions” for Chess and Jerry Lee Lewis’ “The London Sessions”. This and other work with U.S. based greats led to a permanent position in the Crickets, and by the time that ended Albert had long since made Southern California his home. There he became friendly with Don Everly, who had also settled in Southern California; they played regularly on a formal and informal basis, with Albert contributing to Don’s 1974 solo effort “Sunset Towers”. The move to California also led to work on sessions for the debut album of Jackson Browne.
Lee joined Joe Cocker’s band in the mid-70s, a time that included recordings for the April 1976 release “Stingray”. From there A & M Records signed Albert as an artist in his own right. The solo album’s completion was delayed by constant studio and touring work, primarily in Emmylou Harris’ Hot Band; in 1976 Albert replaced James Burton when Burton left to continue work with Elvis Presley’s TCB band. The Emmylou Harris albums “Luxury Liner” (Jan. 1977), “Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town” (Jan. 1978) “Blue Kentucky Girl” (April 1979), “Roses in the Snow” (May 1980, recorded July 1979), and “Evangeline” (Jan 1981, recorded 1978-80) all include Albert. He ended his touring tenure with the Hot Band to complete his solo album, and “Hiding” was finally released in 1979.
An invitation around the Christmas season in 1978 led to a five-year adventure for Albert in Eric Clapton’s band. The live album “Just One Night”, recorded at Budokan in December 1979, was the first release (April 1980) to feature Albert. “Another Ticket” (Feb. 1981), “Time Pieces Vol 2-Live in the 70s” (1983), and “Money and Cigarettes” (Feb. 1983) all were part of Albert’s tenure with Eric.
His studio work in this period continued, including contributions to three albums by Rosanne Cash: 1979’s “Right or Wrong”, 1981’s “Seven Year Ache”, and 1982’s “Somewhere in the Stars”. Other sessions included work with Dave Edmunds, Rodney Crowell, Nanci Griffith, Carlene Carter, and countless others. His solo efforts continued as well, with the self-titled “Albert Lee” in 1982, and instrumental releases on MCA- the acclaimed “Speechless” (1986) and “Gagged But Not Bound” (1987).
When the Everly Brothers reunited on September 23, 1983 at London’s Royal Albert Hall, Albert was on hand as guitarist and Musical Director. He continued in that role for over 20 years until the Brothers retired. An invitation in 1987 by steel guitarist Gerry Hogan for Albert to play his annual festival led to the formation of Albert Lee and Hogan’s Heroes, who remain an active touring force in the UK and Europe- and a recording force worldwide, with 7 albums to their credit. The DVD “Live at the Tivoli” was released in 2011, and the new CD, “On the Town Tonight” was released on February 14, 2012.
Albert remains an occasional member of the Crickets, and tours regularly with Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings. Sugar Hill Records released Albert’s solo efforts “Heartbreak Hill” in 2003 and “Road Runner” in 2006. A summer 2011 jaunt with John Jorgenson prompted Albert to form his own U.S. band for the very first time.
The Albert Lee Band includes John Thomas, aka “J.T’, on keyboards. J.T.’s musical resume includes 23 years with Bruce Hornsby, who graciously called John “the greatest keyboard player in the band.” Emmylou Harris, Don Henley, Sparks, Tracy Chapman and a host of other have called upon John’s gifts. Bass player Will MacGregor’s credits are a testament to his wide-ranging talents, having worked with the likes of the Pretenders, Pat Boone, Exene Cervenka, and more.
Saturday Jun 15, 2019 2:00 PM - Saturday Jun 15, 2019 7:00 PM | $12.00 - $15.00
The showcase performance will feature all of our students who have taken classes with us this year. It will encompass dance, acting, and singing. We hope you will join us.
Americana and Blues, Hailing from Saranac Lake, NY, in the heart of the Adirondack mountains, Aurthur Buezo and James Ford have been creating what they call Freight Train String Music together since 2010. And a freight train it truly is. Although the duo's sound is rooted in traditional stringed instruments (guitar, banjo, harmonica), they play with a heaviness and intensity of modern rock while logging in hundreds of shows and thousands of miles.
$12 general, $10 for seniors/ students are free
- The Pas de Quatre restaged by Sara Knight after Anton Dolin and Jules Perrot, Music by Cesare Pugni. - Excerpts from Giselle choreography Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot, Music by Adolphe Adam
- Excerpts from Legend of Love, choreography Yury Grigorovich and music by Arif Malikov.
- Ragtime Dances by Scott Joplin, choreography by Sara Knight, featuring live music by pianist Jonathan Newell
$14 to participate, $10 donation to observe
6:30 - Q&A with Jonathan Newell, Executive Director of the Strand
7pm - Aaron Coulson talks about the history of Swing Dance “Jitterbug”
7:15pm - Aaron Coulson. Swing Dance lesson - “Jitterbug”, single step swing
8pm - Swing Kids, the movie
purchase online: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4229442
Storm Front is a tribute to the musical genius of Billy Joel. Fronted by singer/pianist Mike O’Brien, and backed by his band Storm Front, no other comes closer to recreating the sounds of Billy Joel. Their show consists of playing hit after hit of Joel’s musical catalogue with acute accuracy, and a few album nuggets for the die-hard fans! Classic hits like "Just the Way You Are," "My Life," "New York State of Mind," and of course,
Piano Man," will keep the audience singing all night long! They have performed shows for audiences all over the country, and The Strand Theatre will be their only area appearance.
Mike O'Brien - piano/vocals
Chris Turano - drums
Chris Baird - guitar
Matt La Farr - bass
Paul Jenkins - sax/flute/clarinet
Lou Chitty - keyboards/guitar
A concert celebrating the music of Johnny Cash featuring The Bluebillies and Marty Wendell and His Tour Band
HUDSON FALLS, NY Rockabilly Hall of Famer Marty Wendell and Americana musicians The Bluebillies will be presenting an evening of songs and stories celebrating the life, legend and music of Johnny Cash, at 7:30 pm on Friday, May 10th, 2019, at the historic Strand Theater at 10 Main Street, Hudson Falls, NY.
Marty Wendell toured as Johnny Cash's opening act following the release of Cash's Folsom Prison album. That was just one highlight of a career that has spanned more than 50 years. This show will also highlight the release of Wendell's most recent album, "Rock & Roll Days", a celebration of Sun Records, which includes a bonus track featuring an interview between Wendell & Cash in 1968. Wendell and his tour band are masters of traditional rockabilly versions of Cashs classic songs, while the hillbilly-bluegrass of The Bluebillies rethinks and recreates The Man in Blacks music in a modern, eclectic way.
This show will also highlight the release of Wendell's most recent album, "Rock & Roll Days", a celebration of Sun Records, which includes a bonus track featuring an interview between Wendell & Cash in 1968. Marty digs that Rock needs to Roll. Winsome harmonies and finger popping' rhythmic sweeps were and remain essential. Recommended: Rock & Roll Days! says DC Larson in his review for Jukebox Jury. In 2018 The Bluebillies also produced and released their latest project, Adirondack Angels-Legacy, and all of their recordings are available through Fools Hill Music (www.foolshillmusic.com). The trials of modern working men and women are themes throughout The Bluebillies refreshing and honest songs. Woody Guthrie and Johnny Cash would approve says Fools Hills owner Michael Jerling.
The Bluebillies and Marty Wendell have performed their tribute at the legendary Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs, NY and are taking their celebration of the music of Johnny Cash on the road. Along with the May 10th concert at The Strand the troupe is booked to repeat the event at several venues throughout New York. Tickets for the May 10th event are available at Strand Theatre box office, and at 518-832-3484, and are priced $12 general admission/ $10 seniors.
Frank Esposito, Matt Donnelly, Harold Reiser, Carl DeSantis Jr., John Eisenhart, Steve Hymowech. Stage management; Dennis Wantuch, Video; Timothy Devlin, Still photography, Ingrid's Studio Stream, Guitar tech; Karl Eisenhart, Graphic Design; Walter McKibben, Dog Beach prod.
Alice Frost is a Upstate New York band performing the music of classic Yes. First formed in 1978 they have reformed in 2013 and continue to do limited engagements each year. They are composed of former members of The Vibratones, 805, The Maynard brothers Band, Lake City, Doc Orloff, Dirt Cheap, Halloween, Pinnacle, Red, The Sundowners and others. Please visit and "like" their page on Facebook.
Ballet Meets Beatles is a live performance by Chevalier Ballet to the songs of The Beatles performed by tribute band Across The Pond. They are joined by a string quartet on such songs as Eleanor Rigby, All You Need Is Love, A Day in The Life, Here Comes The Sun and many more. The show begins with Across The Pond performing an ‘Ed Sullivan Set’ of early rockers before they are joined by Chevalier and Silhouette. Guaranteed to make you want to sing, scream and dance! Help us celebrate the collaboration of these great art forms.
Chevalier Ballet is a Manhattan based company providing professional touring experience for select students of SLK Ballet (the official training school of Chevalier Ballet under the direction of Sara Knight) and select audition candidates. Chevalier Ballet Company dancers gain experience by performing and bringing their professionalism and artistry to a wide audience through touring, workshops, residencies, and cultural exchanges. Across The Pond has been performing the music of the Beatles throughout the Northeastern United States since 2008. No wigs or costumes, they focus on capturing the joy of this timeless music and are always excited to bring it to new audiences.