Albert Lee!
Jun
21
8:00 PM20:00

Albert Lee!

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4229434

$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.

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Jonathan Newell Band
Jun
28
7:30 PM19:30

Jonathan Newell Band

$10

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.   

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RAEL - The music of Genesis
Jun
29
7:30 PM19:30

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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Hot Club of Saratoga
Jun
30
6:00 PM18:00

Hot Club of Saratoga

$12/10

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.

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Andy Iorio - Awakening: Live In Concert
Jul
5
7:00 PM19:00

Andy Iorio - Awakening: Live In Concert

$15
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.

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Ernie LaRouche and The Metal Gods
Jul
6
8:00 PM20:00

Ernie LaRouche and The Metal Gods

$15

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4257412

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.

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Charles Cornell - Tales - Album Release Party
Jul
7
6:00 PM18:00

Charles Cornell - Tales - Album Release Party

$12/10
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4253879
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.

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Peter Asher Trio: A Musical Memoir of the Sixties and Beyond
Jul
11
7:30 PM19:30

Peter Asher Trio: A Musical Memoir of the Sixties and Beyond

$30

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4241374

“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 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.

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The Brokenhearted-Tom Petty Tribute
Jul
12
7:30 PM19:30

The Brokenhearted-Tom Petty Tribute

$10

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.


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Chris Brubeck's Triple Play
Jul
25
7:30 PM19:30

Chris Brubeck's Triple Play

$15

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.

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The Sideshow Gypsy Band
Jul
26
7:30 PM19:30

The Sideshow Gypsy Band

$15/12

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4271153

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.

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Dark Sarcasm: Pink Floyd Tribute
Aug
17
8:00 PM20:00

Dark Sarcasm: Pink Floyd Tribute

$12
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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Mischief Reunion
Aug
23
8:00 PM20:00

Mischief Reunion

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4276044

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!

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Broadway Upstate Spring Showcase
Jun
15
7:00 PM19:00

Broadway Upstate Spring Showcase

Saturday Jun 15, 2019 2:00 PM - Saturday Jun 15, 2019 7:00 PM | $12.00 - $15.00

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4201110?fbclid=IwAR2aoIWszcm6PwDoPL5TEXKxmuzMda1hqhyuH5XpxAsxF6Rjuz53M2xKT0U

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.

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Aurthur Buezo and James Ford
Jun
2
6:00 PM18:00

Aurthur Buezo and James Ford

$10

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.

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Chevalier Ballet, Classical Repertoire
Jun
1
7:30 PM19:30

Chevalier Ballet, Classical Repertoire

$12 general, $10 for seniors/ students are free

https://www.chevalierballet.com/

- 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


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Swing Dance at The Strand
May
30
6:30 PM18:30

Swing Dance at The Strand

$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

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Stormfront - A Tribute to Billy Joel
May
11
7:30 PM19:30

Stormfront - A Tribute to Billy Joel

$20/15
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.

Lineup:
Mike O'Brien - piano/vocals
Chris Turano - drums
Chris Baird - guitar
Matt La Farr - bass
Paul Jenkins - sax/flute/clarinet
Lou Chitty - keyboards/guitar

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Johnny Cash Celebration with Marty Wendell and The Bluebillies
May
10
7:30 PM19:30

Johnny Cash Celebration with Marty Wendell and The Bluebillies

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4229475
A concert celebrating the music of Johnny Cash featuring The Bluebillies and Marty Wendell and His Tour Band
$12/10
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.

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Yes Tribute with Alice Frost
May
3
8:00 PM20:00

Yes Tribute with Alice Frost

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4205264

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. 

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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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Ernie LaRouche presents big Rock Show IV
Apr
20
8:00 PM20:00

Ernie LaRouche presents big Rock Show IV

$20 in advsnce/$25 at the door, advance tickets at: https://m.bpt.me/event/4108708

Ernie LaRouche Big Rock Show IV presents The Dirty White Boys playing hits by Foreigner, Boston and Journey. 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.

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Free Movie Night - Ben Hur (1959)
Apr
19
6:30 PM18:30

Free Movie Night - Ben Hur (1959)

Free Admission

Ben-Hur is a 1959 American epic drama film, directed by William Wyler, produced by Sam Zimbalist for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and starring Charlton Heston as the title character. A remake of the 1925 silent film with a similar titleBen-Hur was adapted from Lew Wallace's 1880 novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ. The screenplay is credited to Karl Tunberg, but includes contributions from Maxwell AndersonS. N. BehrmanGore Vidal, and Christopher Fry.

Ben-Hur had the largest budget ($15.175 million), as well as the largest sets built, of any film produced at the time. Costume designer Elizabeth Haffenden oversaw a staff of 100 wardrobe fabricators to make the costumes, and a workshop employing 200 artists and workmen provided the hundreds of friezes and statues needed in the film. Filming commenced on May 18, 1958, and wrapped on January 7, 1959, with shooting lasting for 12 to 14 hours a day, six days a week. Pre-production began in Italy at Cinecittà around October 1957, and post-production took six months. Under cinematographer Robert L. Surtees, MGM executives made the decision to film the picture in a widescreen format, which Wyler strongly disliked. More than 200 camels and 2,500 horses were used in the shooting of the film, with some 10,000 extras. The sea battle was filmed using miniatures in a huge tank on the back lot at the MGM Studios in Culver City, California. The nine-minute chariot race has become one of cinema's most famous sequences, and the film score, composed and conducted by Miklós Rózsa, is the longest ever composed for a film and was highly influential on cinema for more than 15 years.

Following a $14.7 million marketing effort, Ben-Hur premiered at Loew's State Theatre in New York City on November 18, 1959. It was the fastest-grossing, as well as the highest-grossing film of 1959, in the process becoming the second highest-grossing film in history at the time after Gone with the Wind. It won a record 11 Academy Awards, including Best PictureBest Director (Wyler), Best Actor in a Leading Role (Heston), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Griffith), and Best Cinematography – Color (Surtees). Ben-Hur also won three Golden Globe Awards, including Best Motion Picture – DramaBest Director and Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture for Stephen Boyd. Today, Ben-Hur is widely regarded as one of the greatest films of all time, and in 1998 the American Film Institute ranked it the 72nd best American film and the 2nd best American epic film in the AFI's 10 Top 10. In 2004, the National Film Preservation Board selected Ben-Hur for preservation by the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress for being a "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" motion picture.

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People's Pixel Project
Apr
14
2:00 PM14:00

People's Pixel Project

$10

The Lake George Arts Project's 10th Annual "Peoples Pixel Project" Screening & Award Ceremony takes place on Sunday, April 14, 2019, 2 - 4 pm at the newly rennovated Strand Theater, 210 Main Street in Hudson Falls, NY. Tickets $10, sold at the door.

For the past 9 years the Lake George Arts Project has been collecting submissions of locally produced short videos for the Peoples Pixel Project, A Festival of Video Shorts. The current deadline for submitting videos is March 1, 2019.

Screening & Award Ceremony: Sunday, April 14, 2 – 4 pm, at the Strand Theater, 210 Main Street, Hudson Falls, NY.

Selected videos will be screened at the event, which is designed to showcase and promote video shorts from professional, student and amateur videographers from the region, specifically within 100 miles of Lake George, NY.

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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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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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Charles Cornell Birthday Bash
Apr
7
3:00 PM15:00

Charles Cornell Birthday Bash

$12/10

This April, LeanneDillon, Jacob and myself will be moving our company to Colorado for a new adventure! Before we go, I'm throwing one last big show at The Strand Theatre Hudson Falls! As sort of a birthday bash/going away party, I'll be getting together with some of my favorite musicians to jam on some of my favorite music. I would love to see you there!

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Gods of Thunder: A Tribute to Kiss
Apr
5
7:30 PM19:30

Gods of Thunder: A Tribute to Kiss

Gods of Thunder perform classic Kiss songs created by the original members of Kiss from 1974 - 1977. Gods of Thunder perform in classic Kiss make-up and suits reminiscent of the Dress To Kill Album. Professional musicians pay tribute to this great American rock-n-roll featuring popular hits and fan favorite deep cuts. Whether you're a Kiss fan or not you'll enjoy the fun. This all ages Halloween show will feature a costume contest; adult category and kids under 12 category. Get ready to Shout It Out Loud!

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Dakota Dave Hull wsg Sue and Doug MacKenzie
Apr
4
7:00 PM19:00

Dakota Dave Hull wsg Sue and Doug MacKenzie

$15

Hailed by everyone from Dave Van Ronk to Doc Watson, from the Washington Post to Downbeat, Dakota Dave Hull’s guitar style spans a wide musical geography to create an infectious, uniquely personal blend of jazz, ragtime, folk, blues, Western swing, and vintage pop. Dakota Dave is a restlessly curious, adventurous traveler along the broad highway of America’s music. In his playing the masters speak, but in a vocabulary that is Dave’s alone: alternatively mirthful and moving, always melodic.

A gifted composer as well as a strikingly original interpreter of older tunes, Dave calls what he does “classic American guitar.” Folk legend Van Ronk called Dave “one of the best guitarists in the world.”

Most of all, Dakota Dave’s music is great fun. As Douglas Green (Ranger Doug of Riders in the Sky) puts it, “There is an imp within Dave Hull that always expresses itself on the fretboard; a witty, intelligent yet respectful imp who frolics in his music, an imp Dakota Dave neither fights nor lets take control, but simply absorbs into the heart of his style.”

On stage or in the recording studio Dave has performed with Utah Phillips, Doc Watson, Robin and Linda Williams, Dave Van Ronk, John Renbourn, Paul Geremia, Spider John Koerner, Cam Waters, Sally Rogers, Butch Thompson, Peter Ostroushko, Garrison Keillor, and Norman Blake, and many others. His albums include three with early performing partner Sean Blackburn and six solo efforts (the acclaimed Hull’s Victory and Reunion Rag, both on Flying Fish) with four more, New ShirtSheridan Square RagThe Loyalty Waltz and Time Machine on Arabica Records. Airship, a duo album with singer/guitarist/fiddler Pop Wagner was widely praised. His three albums with guitar and mandolin ace Kari Larson (Double CappuccinoMoonbeams and The Goose is Getting Fat, also on Arabica) have become legendary.

More recently, Dave recorded an album of mostly traditional music duets with the noted guitarist Duck Baker, When You Ask a Girl to Leave Her Happy Home. A book of original compositions, Ragtime Guitar in the Classic American Style came out in 2012. A double CD of original compositions, Under the North Star was released in 2013, and 2016 brought two more CDs, the Sacred and Profane set, Heavenly Hope and This Earthly Life.

Dave is a recipient of a 2013 Traditional Arts grant from the Minnesota State Arts board.

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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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Anna Keiserman, classical piano
Mar
30
1:00 PM13:00

Anna Keiserman, classical piano

$12/10

Russian born and New York-based pianist Anna Keiserman is known for her creative programming, expressive freedom, and singular vision. With her debut album, Russian Mosaic, recently released on the Sheva Collection label, Anna offers rarely heard gems by Rachmaninoff, Shchedrin, Smirnov, and Medtner.

 With a focus on actively engaging audiences, Anna created several custom programs for the Salmagundi Art Club. With her “American Music 1917-18,” “Sounding Palettes,” and “New York Lights,” Anna invited audiences to explore surprising repertoire in a variety of cultural contexts.  Other performance credits include Le Poisson Rouge, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, and performing for the Fête de La Musique at the invitation of the French-American Piano Society. 

As a soloist Anna has performed concerti by Rachmaninoff, Haydn, Beethoven, Arensky with the Volgograd Symphony Orchestra, and also toured through Italy and Russia. Among Ms. Keiserman’s awards are top prizes in two International Piano Competitions in Russia: one based in Volgograd, the other in Saratov. In 2017 Anna received the “Culture and Art” award from the New Russia Cultural Center (Rensselaer, NY) for her dedication to promoting arts and culture in the community.

 Anna Keiserman has served as faculty at the NYU Steinhardt School of the Arts, at the Rutgers University Extension Division, and at William Patterson University. Having earned degrees from the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music in Moscow and the University of Minnesota, Dr. Keiserman recently completed her Doctorate in Piano Performance from Rutgers University. 


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The Messengers! Live in Concert
Mar
24
3:00 PM15:00

The Messengers! Live in Concert

$20/15

Our Story:

The Messengers! were formed in the Fall of 2016 by Michael Primeau, Gisella Montanez-Case, Robert Bates and John Anthime Miller. The Messengers! are all seasoned musicians with varied musical backgrounds and talents, and despite these fundamental differences, when they sing together, something truly unique and very rarely heard in today’s music scene occurs. They first performed together in 2016 at The Hudson River Music Hall, and in 2017 at The Strand Theatre. They sing songs that range from Traditional and Contemporary Folk, Country/Bluegrass, Pop, to original pieces composed by one or all of them. They work hard to bring to their audience not only new songs, but to carry on the traditions of Folk Music, (a rather redundant statement), and other genres of popular music. Their stories are drawn from their own life experiences and their music and the songs they present celebrate not only their love of music but of making music together. This is a show for every member of the family. They believe in honest music, music that not only entertains but asks their audience to join them on a journey through music’s past, present and future, and at the same time, America’s past, present and future. They sing songs that mean something to them, and they hope, will mean something to you. HEY! Honesty is back……tell your neighbor!

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The Switch - Live Recording Session
Mar
23
7:00 PM19:00

The Switch - Live Recording Session

$10, $12 admission gets you a copy of their EP

purchase online at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4194650

An explosion of blues and funk came out of Lake George, New York in 2011. "The Switch", a mighty band brewing with anger and soul, emerged from the rubble. Our first album, "Slim Pickins", produced and recorded in Nashville by legend Peter Young, hit the scene in May of 2017. Compounding a high-energy, powerhouse element with it's own unique soulfulness, "Slim Pickins" brings to the table a flavor of blues that will move your shoes!

Live shows from The Switch combine the dynamics of the best blues acts in the world, the energy of a tight funk band and the power of a slammin' rock and roll band. Setlists include our originals mixed with a variety of covers and jams ranging from James Brown to Shaggy to Jimi Hendrix to BB King to Jerry Reed. We do it all. From packing dance floors, to playing private parties to playing rock festivals to playing hardcore blues clubs, we can handle it!

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