Rochmon Record Club Listening Party: Jethro Tull “Aqualung”
Mar
1
7:00 PM19:00

Rochmon Record Club Listening Party: Jethro Tull “Aqualung”

On Friday March 1 at 7pm The Rochmon Record Club will converge to listen, learn about and discuss the classic 1971 album “Aqualung” by Jethro Tull at The Strand Theatre 210 Main St. in Hudson Falls. 

Released in 1971 “Aqualung” is the 4th studio album by Jethro Tull and the best selling album of their career.  Featuring hits such as the title song, “Hymn 43” and “Locomotive Breath”,  “Aqualung” dives deep into social issues of the times that are still relevant today with an approach to the music that still sounds fresh.

The Listening Party begins at 7:30 pm with a live audio & video presentation by Chuck Vosganian aka “Rochmon”.  A Rochmon Record Club Listening Party is meant to inform and deepen our understanding of the history of the individual performers, the songs and the stories that made this iconic album.

Light refreshments will be available.  Rochmon Record Club is presented by Universal Preservation Hall.  The Rochmon Record Club is presented on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at Caffe’ Lena in Saratoga Springs (caffelena.org for tickets) and on the last Thursday of every month at The Linda – WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio in Albany (thelinda.org for tickets. For info got to rochmon.com or text 518-792-2711.

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Sultans of String
Mar
7
7:00 PM19:00

Sultans of String

$15/10/5 in advance

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4065707
$17/12/5 at the door the day of the show.
3x JUNO (Canada’s Grammy) nominees and Billboard charting Sultans of String are set to raise the rafters with their globetrotting tunes and fundraising show at the Strand Theater, Thurs March 7, 2019, 7pm.  Sultans of String are fundraising partners with UNHCR, the United Nations Agency for Refugees. They are the world’s leading organization aiding and protecting people forced to flee their homes due to violence, conflict and persecution. Donations can be made at https://fundraise.unhcr.ca/sultansofstring

“It’s a particular time in history right now. There are more displaced people than at any other time in recorded history. Our band writes songs about freedom and equality, and our hope of creating a better world, and being a world music band, we see first-hand the contributions of refugees and immigrants to North America and around the world. We have been privileged to perform and record with some of them.”, said bandleader Chris McKhool whose paternal grandfather came to Canada from Lebanon. Thrilling audiences with their genre-hopping passport of Celtic reels, Gypsy-jazz, Arabic and Cuban rhythms, fiery violin dances with kinetic guitar, while bass and percussion lay down unstoppable grooves. Throughout, acoustic strings meet with electronic wizardry to create layers and depth of sound. Since forming 10 years ago, Sultans of String have hit #1 across Canada on Top 10 national radio charts, and received multiple awards and accolades, including 1st place in the ISC (out of 15,000 entries), 3 Canadian Folk Music Awards, plus invitations to perform/record with such luminaries as The Chieftains, Sweet Honey in the Rock, and Ruben Blades.

Bandleader/violinist Chris McKhool (Jesse Cook, Pavlo), a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal recipient, has an Egyptian-born mother who happened to play piano, teach classical theory, and feed her young son as much Middle Eastern cuisine as she did music lessons. From there, the powerful violinist developed a taste for multi-genre string sounds and found a like-minded crew of all-world enthusiasts. When he first heard founding guitarist Kevin Laliberté’s (Jesse Cook) rumba rhythm, their musical synergy created Sultans of String’s signature sound – the intimate and playful relationship between violin and guitar. From this rich foundation, the dynamic duo grew, featuring such amazing musical friends as in-the-pocket bass master Drew Birston (Chantal Kreviazuk) and the jaw-dropping beats of percussionist Chendy Leon (Alex Cuba).
The band’s US manager and acclaimed promoter Dave Wilkes (Bela Fleck, Emmylou Harris) states, "Over the decades, I’ve worked with numerous top ten and #1 Billboard artists. In all that time, I have not worked with composers more talented than McKhool and Laliberté from Sultans of String. Not only are they a superb writing team, they are also amazing arrangers and performers”.

Sultans of String have been criss-crossing North America for the last several years at many taste-making forums such as NYC’s legendary Birdland and the Lincoln Center, Boston’s Scullers and California’s hip music scene. They recently sold out Koerner Hall (Toronto’s Carnegie Hall), and performed with Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton, Stratford, Ontario and Niagara Symphony Orchestras, as well with Kingsfield POPS in Maine and Maryland’s Annapolis Symphony. Sultans of String were filmed by MPBN’s Maine Arts! in a feature concert, and have performed live on BBC TV, BBC Radio, Irish National Radio, and the internationally syndicated shows WoodSongs, World Cafe, and on SiriusXM in Washington.

 CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
• 2018 Canadian Folk Music Awards nominees – Producer of the Year
• 2017 Billboard World Music Charts  -- # 6 w/ Christmas Caravan• 2017 JUNO nominees – World Music Album of the Year • 2017 New York Times Christmas Hits List• 2017 Billboard World Music Charts  -- # 15 w/ Subcontinental Drift • 2016 Canada’s High Commission in London UK presents SOS at Trafalgar Square • 2016 Canadian Folk Music Awards winners– World Music Group of the Year • 2016 Global Music Awards– World Music / Beats • 2016 ISC – Honorable Mention • 2015 JUNO nominees – Instrumental Album of the Year    • 2015 TIMA winners – Best World Album• 2014 SiriusXM Independent Music Awards Winner- World Group of the Year  • 2014 IMA Independent Music Award Winner – Instrumental • 2013 ISC  International Songwriting Competition Winner- Instrumental • 2013 Festivals & Events- Performer of The Year • 2013 Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for bandleader Chris McKhool • 2012 Canadian Folk Music Awards winners– World Music Group of the Year • 2012 Festivals & Events- Entertainer of The Year • 2011 International Acoustic Music Awards Finalist – Instrumental • 2011 Independent Music Award 2x Finalist – Instrumental & World Beat Album • 2011 ISC International Songwriting Competition 2x Finalist-  Instrumental & World Music • 2010 JUNO Award Nominees -  "Instrumental Album of the Year" • 2010 Canadian Independent Music Awards nominees- Favorite World Group • 2009 International Songwriting Competition (ISC) First Place - Instrumental • 2009 Canadian Folk Music Award triple nominee winning Instrumental Group of the Year (also nominated for Ensemble of the Year and Pushing the Boundaries) • 2008 International Songwriting Competition Winner (ISC) - Instrumental



 

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Manticore-a Tribute To Emerson Lake and Palmer
Mar
30
7:30 PM19:30

Manticore-a Tribute To Emerson Lake and Palmer

$15

A 4 piece, NY/NJ based band paying tribute to the extraordinary musical legacy left by the late Keith Emerson, Greg Lake & still surviving Carl Palmer. We’re a tribute band paying homage to the legacy of the incomparable 70’s symphonic rock band, Emerson, Lake & Palmer. We faithfully reproduce the music that, in the early 70’s, had a powerful & vital impact on the burgeoning music scene at the time. They took classical pieces by the masters - Bach, Tchaikovsky, Bartók, Copeland, Mussorgsky, Ginastera, Brubeck - and reinterpreted them in a way that the original masters could never have foreseen. ELP infused them with the wilder elements of rock ’n roll - distortion, rhythm, power & flash. They established a foundation for future bands such as Yes, Rush, King Crimson, Queen & Dream Theater and raised the bar for rock bands, enticing them to go big or go home by performing this music in concert halls, stadiums & arenas worldwide.
We have grabbed the gauntlet and are attempting to run with it. Please check out our videos on YouTube, peruse our bios & backgrounds on the Manticore - a tribute to ELP Facebook page & tell your Emerson, Lake & Palmer loving friends about us.

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Martin Barre's Jethro Tull Show
Apr
12
8:00 PM20:00

Martin Barre's Jethro Tull Show

$50 for 50 Years
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4031838
In 1969, a band of four English musicians arrived in New York and literally took America by storm. Over the next 50 years, this legendary band accumulated over 65 million record sales and a following of loyal fans that are the envy of rock bands worldwide! This band was Jethro Tull. At the centre of Tull’s unique sound is guitarist Martin Barre. Renowned for his formidable mastery of
historic riffs, power chords and soaring melodic solos. Martin is celebrating the fifty-year anniversary of Jethro Tull, with a ‘Tour of Tours’. An event to do justice to Tull’s amazing history. He will be bringing a spectacular show with his touring band, featuring Dan Crisp on lead vocals, Alan Thomson on keyboard, Darby Todd on Drums, with Becca Langsford and Ali Hart on vocals. Plus, two very special guests – Jonathan Noyce and Clive Bunker; both of whom performed with Tull for many years and were an important part of their success. The show will also feature a special multi-media presentation that, together with the music, highlights the 50
years of Jethro Tull musical career.
This is the most significant Tull show of the past two decades, truly a very special concert that will do justice to the legend.

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Martin Barre's Jethro Tull Show
Apr
13
8:00 PM20:00

Martin Barre's Jethro Tull Show

$50 for 50 Years
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4031845
In 1969, a band of four English musicians arrived in New York and literally took America by storm. Over the next 50 years, this legendary band accumulated over 65 million record sales and a following of loyal fans that are the envy of rock bands worldwide! This band was Jethro Tull. At the centre of Tull’s unique sound is guitarist Martin Barre. Renowned for his formidable mastery of
historic riffs, power chords and soaring melodic solos. Martin is celebrating the fifty-year anniversary of Jethro Tull, with a ‘Tour of Tours’. An event to do justice to Tull’s amazing history. He will be bringing a spectacular show with his touring band, featuring Dan Crisp on lead vocals, Alan Thomson on keyboard, Darby Todd on Drums, with Becca Langsford and Ali Hart on vocals. Plus, two very special guests – Jonathan Noyce and Clive Bunker; both of whom performed with Tull for many years and were an important part of their success. The show will also feature a special multi-media presentation that, together with the music, highlights the 50
years of Jethro Tull musical career.
This is the most significant Tull show of the past two decades, truly a very special concert that will do justice to the legend.

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Ballet Meets The Beatles at Alvin Ailey Theater
Apr
26
8:00 PM20:00

Ballet Meets The Beatles at Alvin Ailey Theater

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.

 

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RAEL - The music of Genesis
Jun
29
8:00 PM20:00

RAEL - The music of Genesis

$22 - tix available at Strand Theatre box office, 518-832-3484 or
https://m.bpt.me/event/3627411
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)

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SOLD OUT - 70's-80's Rockfest
Feb
16
8:00 PM20:00

SOLD OUT - 70's-80's Rockfest

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4045131?fbclid=IwAR2It-gP6gmj0k6r8GQNOorVAZuHc-g7u4CngCNYk8g5NQOXkWLAJXl9PJw

$15 in advance, $20 at the door
Featuring The Dirty White Boys performing songs by Styx, Night Ranger, Journey, Boston, 38 Special and more. Purchase online at www.BrownPaperTickets..com

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Bob Bates Band pays tribute to The Day The Music Died
Feb
10
3:00 PM15:00

Bob Bates Band pays tribute to The Day The Music Died

$10

A 4 piece band with guest singers pay tribute to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper, plus a few original songs thrown in. Bob Bates has been performing throughout the US for over 40 years. Trained as a classical composer and bassist at the Juilliard School, he went on to teach high school orchestral studies for many years and performed as a guitarist, mandolin player, fiddle player and singer. He has written numerous classical pieces for orchestra and solo instruments and hundreds of popular music songs. His bluegrass band Dyer Switch is regularly on the charts.

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Dark Sarcasm: Pink Floyd Tribute
Feb
9
8:00 PM20:00

Dark Sarcasm: Pink Floyd Tribute

$10
Band Members:
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

Hometown
Albany, NY

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Barbora Kolarova, classical violin
Feb
9
3:00 PM15:00

Barbora Kolarova, classical violin

$12/10

A native of the Czech Republic, Barbora Kolářová holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Curtis Institute of Music and Master of Music degree from the Yale School of Music. Her major teachers include Pavel Prantl, Charles Avsharian, Ida Kavafian, Arnold Steinhardt and Ani Kavafian. As an active soloist, chamber musician, and member of numerous prestigious orchestras she has appeared on the stages of Carnegie Hall, Philadelphia’s Verizon Hall, the Kennedy Center of the Performing Arts, Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, Shanghai Oriental Arts Center, National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing, Cultural Centre in Hong Kong, Dewan Philharmonik Petronas in Kuala Lumpur, Musikverein and the Wiener Kozerthaus in Vienna, Warsaw Philharmonic Concert Hall, Lisinski Hall in Zagreb, and the Dvorana Hall/ Union Hall in Maribor, Slovenia. She has collaborated with many notable artists such as the Ying Quartet, the Johannes Quartet, Ruggiero Ricci, Sir Simon Rattle, Charles Dutoit, Christoph Eschenbach, Valery Gergiev, Andre Previn, Yannick Nezget-Seguin, Alan Gilbert, Fabio Luisi, Neeme Jarvi and many others.

F. Von Vecsey, Preludio a Fuga

A. Weinberg, Unstrung

B. Godard, Sonata for Solo Violin No.2 

H. I. von Biber, Passagalia

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Art Norton turns 94!
Feb
8
7:00 PM19:00

Art Norton turns 94!

Anyone who has been to a Hudson River Music Hall or Strand Theatre event knows a little something about Art Norton. Art is our VIP (Very Important Patron). Over the years, he has become a fixture and beloved member of the HRMH/Strand family. Please come out to honor him! Great music and birthday cake. Art has requested that, rather than buy him a gift, those attending make a donation to The Strand Theatre. Typical Art!! If everyone brought him a birthday card, that would be very cool!!!

Donation $

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The Buddy Holly Story, movie
Feb
1
7:00 PM19:00

The Buddy Holly Story, movie

Free admission

A chronicle of the rise and brief career of rock 'n' roll star Buddy Holly (Gary Busey), who aspires to play music the way he wants it to sound. Holly and his band, the Crickets, are first invited to record in Nashville, where they encounter creative differences with the producing staff. Later they play a major booking at the Apollo Theater, scheduled there under the mistaken assumption that they're a black band. Holly's career eventually goes solo -- until the tragic day the music dies.

Initial releaseMay 18, 1978

AwardsNational Society of Film Critics Award for Best ActorAcademy Award for Best Original Song Score

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Professor Louie and the Crowmatix
Jan
27
3:00 PM15:00

Professor Louie and the Crowmatix

$15/12
Professor Louie & The Crowmatix began as the studio backing band for Aaron "Professor Louie's" musical productions for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees, The Band. Rick Danko christened him Professor Louie due to his work and friendship with The Band

This GRAMMY-Nominated Woodstock, NY group play 150 shows a year in the US and worldwide. They have performed at the Thunder Bay, London & Windsor Festivals in Canada, The Tondor Festival, Falcon Ridge Festival, The Sellersville Theater, PA - BB Kings in NYC, - The House Of Blues in LA - The Sportsmen's Tavern, Buffalo, NY, - The Bearsville Theater, Woodstock, NY and many more venues....Professor Louie has performed three times on
The Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise.

In 2018, Professor Louie & The Crowmatix released a six song EP on Funzalo/Woodstock Records
The Lost Band Tracks This recording has been receiving great reviews.

Pure proof The Band wouldn't have had a 90's career bounce if Louie didn't have his hand on the wheel.
Now we finally know who the real wheel that was on fire was
Chris Spector, Editor and Publisher Midwest Record

Professor Louie & The Crowmatix repertoire is steeped in Rock 'n' Roll, Blues, Gospel and American Roots music. They have 13 studio CD's on The Woodstock Records label. Their l2017 recording Crowin' The Blues was on The National Contemporary Blues Music Reports Charts in the top 20 for the first quarter. Their CD Music From Hurley Mountain voted best concept record & group by Radio Crystal Blue in 2016. PL&C have been inducted into Blues Hall Of Fame, New York Chapter and hold a permanent place in the Canada South Blues Museum. 

"Roots Music Royalty!" Extended Play Sessions - Bill Hurley 

Professor Louie (Keys-Accordion,Vocals) collaborated with Rock 'n' Roll Hall Of Fame group The Band for over 16 years and produced their 3 comeback CD's in the 90's - "Jericho", "High On The Hog" and "Jubilation". Louie played on and produced their hit song Atlantic City. Louie has produced and performed with Graham Parker, Commander Cody, Guy Davis, Buckwheat Zydeco, New Riders Of The Purple Sage, Jesse McReynolds, Four Men & A Dog and many more well known artists.

John Platania (Guitar-Vocals) Session musician, guitarist and record producer known for his great performances with Van Morrison for over thirty years beginning on "Moondance" and most recently on 2016's "Keep Me Singing". John collaborated with Van creating some top hits such as the hit song Domino. Performed with many artists and played on numerous CD's with Chip Taylor, Randy Neuman, Bonnie Raiit, Natalie Merchant, Don Mc Lean, Judy Collins and more... 

Gary Burke (Drums) Drummer and percussionist with The Radio City Music Hall Orchestra, he recorded and played with many artists and performed with Bob Dylan's The Rolling Thunder Review. Gary also recorded and toured extensively with Joe Jackson.

Miss Marie (Vocals-Percussionist-Keys) has written many songs for the Crowmatix. Marie performed and recorded with Levon Helm, Rick Danko, Garth Hudson and The Commander Cody Band and was an integral part of Mercury Rev's Gold Album Deserters Song.

Frank Campbell (Bass-Vocals) Levon Helm's Music Director with the Woodstock All-stars touring the USA, performed & recorded with Steve Forbert on tour.

"I've never been so impressed by a band - this is the best live band in the country right now and they have such a deep heritage in blues and rock and roll." 
Jeff Wignall - WPKN Music Director

"All the best parts of great music are on display with Professor Louie & The Crowmatix. It's clear these folks are driven to match the all time greats." - Cash Box Magazine

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Cancelled due to weather - The Stony Creek Band
Jan
20
3:00 PM15:00

Cancelled due to weather - The Stony Creek Band

$12/10

For over 40 years, the Stony Creek Band has been one of the most enduringly popular musical groups in the northeastern United States. The Stony Creek Band has thrilled generations of fans with its high energy blend of rock, folk, country and bluegrass; a sound that has consistently defied description but is “a product of the landscape as authentically upstate as any Hudson River School painting or sculpture by David Smith” and performed in a manner described by one reviewer as “a ferocious ensemble attack; like a runaway train!”.

 The Stony Creek Band began with the 1973 meeting of John Strong, a folksinger/guitarist from the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania and Hank Soto, a guitarist and songwriter from the Bavarian Alps of Germany. Along with a bass player the Stony Creek Band began life as a folk trio, touring coffee houses in New York, Vermont, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. After moving to the Adirondack mountain hamlet of Stony Creek, NY the band quickly developed into a 7-piece musical powerhouse featuring drums, a rock guitarist, pedal steel guitar and banjo that, for a time, was the little town's largest year-round employer!

 In the 1980's the band evolved into its current 5-piece configuration which now includes producer/ singer /songwriter Dave Maswick on bass, blues hall of fame member Mike Lomaestro on drums, and noted bluegrass mandolin virtuoso Fred Lantz. Over the years, the Stony Creek Band has made hundreds (if not thousands) of concert appearances including a live performance on international TV for the closing ceremonies of the Goodwill Winter Games, an appearance at a New York State gubernatorial inauguration, a February outdoor appearance at the 25th anniversary celebration of the “Miracle on Ice” (brrrr) and a live performance on NBC's TODAY show with Meredith Viera and Ann Curry.

 Over the last 40 years, the Stony Creek Band has evolved from an acoustic trio with roots in traditional folk and country music to a purveyor of American idioms, and back again. The band's music is the sound of mature, seasoned artists who have outlasted the years and their own baser instincts to mentor and encourage younger artists, enrich their communities and preserve and transmit a living memory. 

With the release of 2013’s Stony Creek Band Live! album, the band has successfully captured the proverbial “lightning in a bottle” bringing to fans around the world the sound, raw energy and contagious excitement of the Stony Creek Band’s legendary concert performances. Don’t miss the fun!!!!


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Spinal Tap the movie
Jan
18
7:00 PM19:00

Spinal Tap the movie

free admission

"This Is Spinal Tap" shines a light on the self-contained universe of a metal band struggling to get back on the charts, including everything from its complicated history of ups and downs, gold albums, name changes and undersold concert dates, along with the full host of requisite groupies, promoters, hangers-on and historians, sessions, release events and those special behind-the-scenes moments that keep it all real.

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The Best of The HRMH House Band
Jan
13
3:00 PM15:00

The Best of The HRMH House Band

$10

The Hudson River Music Hall House Band performs songs from the numerous tribute shows that they perform throughout the year at the Strand Theatre and around the northeast. Songs by The Beatles, David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, U2, George Harrison, John Lennon and more.

The HRMH House Band is Marc Clayton-guitar/vocals, Michael Craner-bass/vocals, Alan Dunham-12 string guitar/vocals, Jonathan Newell-guitar, keyboard/vocals, Ernest LaRouche-drums

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THIS SHOW IS SOLD OUT - Albert Lee!
Jan
9
7:30 PM19:30

THIS SHOW IS SOLD OUT - Albert Lee!

ALBERT LEE 
"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

$25 General Admission. Call 518-832-3484 or online through Brown Paper Tickets at

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/user/eventreports.html?events=3921460


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.

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The Afterfabs: The Solo Beatles
Dec
29
7:00 PM19:00

The Afterfabs: The Solo Beatles

$10
The music of the solo Beatles with hits such as It Don't Come Easy, Live and Let Die, My Sweet Lord, Whatever Gets You Through The Night. If the Beatles had continued to record together there was a huge amount of great material to choose from. Some of the best songs of their incredible output. We also celebrate the 8th Anniversary of the Hudson River Music Hall. Our party was cancelled a few weeks ago due to bad weather. Thank God we saved the cake!

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The Bluebillies Old Time Christmas Review
Dec
22
7:00 PM19:00

The Bluebillies Old Time Christmas Review

The Bluebillies Old-Time Christmas Revue featuring your host band, The Bluebillies, performing in their unique old-timey American style some of your favorite holiday classics, as well as some lesser known but fun and eclectic Christmas tunes.

Joining The Bluebillies will be very special guests The Atkinson Family Bluegrass Band ( http:/­www.atkinsonfamilymus­ic.com ) to entertain with their classic bluegrass takes on some of your favorite seasonal bluegrass songs!

Also appearing will be local guest stars Clinton Hoffman from the band Brain Medicine; Elvis Tribute artist Kevin Harder; and the famous saxophone blowing santa, Sax-O-Claus! (at https://­m.facebook.com/­sax.claus ).

At The Historic Strand Theater at 210 Main Street in Hudson Falls, NY.

The event begins at 7:00pm, lobby doors open at 6:00pm. And seating at 6:30pm Tickets are $12 general admission, $10 seniors, $5 students.
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Hudson River Music Hall 8th Anniversary Party
Dec
16
3:00 PM15:00

Hudson River Music Hall 8th Anniversary Party

Hudson River Music Hall Productions, Inc. (HRMH), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, was founded in December 2010 by musician/ composer Jonathan Newell, record producer Stu Kuby, Business Professor Nicholas Buttino, and Community member Judith Johnson.  Its mission is “to create community through music and the related arts” in the Village of Hudson Falls, NY. Its objectives are “to enhance the quality of life and the surrounding communities by providing performance and educational opportunities through music, dance, theater and the visual arts” and to “attract economic development and opportunities for our community.”

Since its first production on December 19, 2010 in the former Washington County Courtroom, HRMH has brought over 150 events per year to the public; live music, art gallery openings, dance seminars, theatrical productions, private parties and many more opportunities for the community to gather through the arts.

 

In 2011, the Board and members of HRMH purchased the historic former Bell Telephone Company building. The 1881 structure now houses a music performance space that seats 100, black box theater with movie screen that seats 65, a visual arts gallery and a dance studio and music library.  This building has become the community arts center offering music lessons, dance, yoga, karate, art exhibits and live performance. Through this venue, HRMH has nurtured local talent; offered affordable space for artists to work at their craft and realize their potential; and has become an incubator for creativity and entrepreneurship. Besides touring professionals, it hosts local talent showcases and offers Open Mic Night every Wednesday evening.

In 2013 HRMH partnered with the village board of Hudson Falls to create an outdoor amphitheater to showcase the natural beauty within the village.  HRMH is still involved in what is now known as Grace Park with the hopes that this becomes a central park for the village with walking trails, a bike path and an outdoor stage for live entertainment. 

 

In a short time HRMH began to outgrow its space and sought to accommodate the surge in performers and students with a larger performance venue. In 2014, the Town of Kingsbury offered to sell HRMH the Town of Kingsbury office building, which had been housed in the former 1923 Strand Theater building in downtown Hudson Falls. HRMH commissioned architectural studies and cost models, an Economic Impact Analysis, and other feasibility studies, and met with its members and supporters to see if this could be done.

On October 7, 2016, the Hudson River Music Hall Productions, Inc. purchased town hall and immediately began work to re-convert it to a legitimate theatre. Within 3 months the first concerts were held in the lobby.  Within 6 months the first concerts were held in the Theater Space.  When completed in 2019, the Strand Theatre will have a 350-seat auditorium with a 32’x24’stage for music performance, dance, theatre production and films, a WiFi coffee shop, an art gallery/lobby on the ground floor and retail/office locations on the second-floor front. By having a multi-faceted business, the new Strand Theater will help to fulfill the mission of the HRMH; to create a destination in downtown Hudson Falls, to attract new business, and to impact the quality of life for residents of upstate New York.

 

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The McKrells' Christmas Show
Dec
15
7:30 PM19:30

The McKrells' Christmas Show

$15/12

Folk singer, songwriter, artist Kevin McKrell's songs have been interpreted by performers from around the world . Although known foremost as a solo performer Kevin was a founding member of two seminal bands,the Celtic folk band 'Donnybrook Fair'and the Celtic bluegrass band 'The McKrells'. Kevin has recorded 11 CD’s including his 2015 release ‘I Wish I had A Boat’. Kevin has been the recipient of songwriter and entertainer of the year awards multiple times by publications throughout the northeast. He has been inducted into the Capitol District Music Hall of Fame as well as multiple awards from the Northeast Country Music Association. Kevin is also an award winning portrait painter his work can be seen at Fine Art America.

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The McKrell's Christmas Show
Dec
15
7:30 PM19:30

The McKrell's Christmas Show

Folk singer, songwriter, artist Kevin McKrell's songs have been interpreted by performers from around the world . Although known foremost as a solo performer Kevin was a founding member of two seminal bands,the Celtic folk band 'Donnybrook Fair'and the Celtic bluegrass band 'The McKrells'. Kevin has recorded 11 CD’s including his 2015 release ‘I Wish I had A Boat’. Kevin has been the recipient of songwriter and entertainer of the year awards multiple times by publications throughout the northeast. He has been inducted into the Capitol District Music Hall of Fame as well as multiple awards from the Northeast Country Music Association. Kevin is also an award winning portrait painter his work can be seen at Fine Art America. The band members include some of the best session players in the upstate music scene; virtuoses in the celtic/bluegrass scene.

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Gioacchino Longobardi, classical piano
Dec
7
7:00 PM19:00

Gioacchino Longobardi, classical piano

Mº Longobardi began studying music with his father, a violinist, whose career was
overshadowed by the war and family commitments. While working at the home of Mº Angelo Parigi, a voice teacher, his father was introduced to the Pianist, Prof.ssa Tita Parisi who became Gioacchino’s teacher and mentor. It was through his mentor that he was exposed the Neapolitan School of the 18th century. His interest in this largely unheard music, set Mº Longobardi on his first step of what has since become his lifelong exploration of an extraordinary area of musical study. Through Tita Parisi, Mº Longobardi continues an unbroken line of masters of the Neapolitan Piano School. The great representative, regarded as the founder of this School, is Francesco Lanza, student of Muzio Clementi.
Mº Longobardi graduated from the Conservatorio San Pietro a Majella in Napoli, in Piano, Choral Music, Choral Conducting and Composition. He studied Sacred Music, Opera and Orchestration with Mº Ugo Rápalo, and Composition with Mº Aladino Di Martino. Mº Longobardi attended the Hochschule für Musik Mozarteum, in Salzburg, under the guidance of Kurt Prestel, Bernhard Konz and becoming one of the last students of Mº Herbert von Karajan.
He toured Europe extensively and while in Germany, he was first exposed to the philosophy of Rudolf Steiner, founder of the Anthroposophy. This episode had a decisive influence on his life. A life that he translated into a beginning of a new musical journey of endless experimentation, in search of his own sound.
Mº Longobardi is presently the President and Artistic Director of the Neapolitan Music Society

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Ballet Meets The Beatles at The Strand
Dec
1
7:00 PM19:00

Ballet Meets The Beatles at The Strand

$15/general, $10/seniors/$5 students

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.


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