HudsonValleyWeekend

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Hudson Valley region.

Greg Brown to Bring Grammy-Nominated Roots-Folk to Helsinki Hudson

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter Greg Brown brings his roots-oriented original songs to Club Helsinki Hudson on Friday, April 28, at 9pm. Brown is one of the titans of the new-folk movement of the early-mid 1980s, a mostly acoustic, back-to-the-roots scene that rebelled against the slick folk-rock of the previous decade, while anticipating the…

HudsonValleyWeekend Apr 6-9, 2017

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Hudson, N.Y., region, including Americana; folk-rock; symphonic music; gay cabaret; Miles Davis jazz; literary readings; and a whole lot more.     JAMES McMURTRY to BRING INCISIVE FOLK-ROCK to CLUB HELSINKI HUDSON (HUDSON, N.Y.) – Award-winning Texas singer-songwriter James McMurtry returns…

James McMurtry to Bring Incisive Americana Rock to Club Helsinki Hudson

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Award-winning Texas singer-songwriter James McMurtry returns to Club Helsinki Hudson on Saturday, April 8, at 9pm. McMurtry writes literate, politically charged songs with country, folk, Americana, and Texas influences. Veteran Pioneer Valley pop-rock singer-songwriter Ray Mason warms up the crowd for McMurtry. Son of famed novelist Larry McMurtry, James has a strong…

Varla Jean Merman to Bring Gay Cabaret to Club Helsinki Hudson

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Famed drag queen Varla Jean Merman brings his cabaret act to Club Helsinki Hudson on Sunday, April 9, at 7pm. Varla Jean Merman is a character originated and portrayed by Jeffery Roberson, an American actor, singer, and drag performer. Varla’s fictitious pedigree boasts that Ernest Borgnine is her father and Ethel Merman…

Rob Fisch’s Intentional Jazz Ensemble Celebrates Miles Davis’ ‘Kind of Blue’ at Spencertown Academy

(SPENCERTOWN, N.Y.) — Rob Fisch’s Intentional Jazz Ensemble will return to Spencertown Academy Arts Center with a celebration of music from Miles Davis’s classic “Kind of Blue” on Saturday, April 8, at 7:30pm. The group constitutes an all-star team of regional jazz talent, including leader-trumpeter Rob Fisch, saxophone wizard and multi-instrumentalist Charlie Tokarz, pianist John…

Chuck Prophet Brings Original Roots-Rock to Helsinki Hudson

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Chuck Prophet, one of contemporary rock’s greatest songwriters, brings his band the Mission Express to Club Helsinki Hudson on Friday, March 31, at 9pm. Famed alt-country group The Bottle Rockets will warm up the crowd for Prophet. With the aid of the Mission Express, his band of heartbreakers, Chuck Prophet embraces a…

HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, Mar 23-26, 2017

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Hudson, N.Y., region, including Americana; color and contrast in abstract art; bluegrass; choral music; and a whole lot more.     NEW CARRIE HADDAD EXHIBIT EXPLORES ABSTRACT TENSIONS in PAINTING (HUDSON, N.Y.) – Interlock, an exhibit that explores the tensions of…