A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Hudson, N.Y., region, including the return of roots-rock trio Tarbox Ramblers to Club Helsinki; readings by Cara Benson and Andrea Kleine at Spotty Dog Books; Los Lobos and Ballet Folklorico Mexicano at UPAC in Kingston; and Denman Maroney at Omi in Ghent, N.Y.
(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Tarbox Ramblers brings its patented blend of raw roots and blues music to Club Helsinki Hudson on Saturday, March 12, at 9pm. Longtime favorites of Helsinki audiences going back to the club’s roots in Great Barrington, Mass., the Tarbox Ramblers are left-field traditionalists whose rough-hewn, direct sound has drawn raves from Rolling Stone, All Things Considered, the New Yorker, and many more. Warming up the crowd for Tarbox Ramblers is Hudson’s own emerging roots-music ensemble, Oxbow Road, featuring Deborah McDowell, Kiki Dufault, Cameron Melville, Scott Clarke, and Adam Post.
(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Authors and poets including Cara Benson, Andrea Kleine, Jim McDermott, and Rebecca Keith will read from their works at Spotty Dog Books & Ale on Saturday, March 12, at 7pm, as part of Volume, the free monthly reading and music series every second Saturday of the month. The readings will be followed by a set by DJ Julian Nagy aka DJ Salinger.
(KINGSTON, N.Y.) – Multiple Grammy Award-winning Mexican-American rock band Los Lobos combines forces with Ballet Folklorico Mexicano at UPAC on Saturday, March 12, at 8pm, for the Fiesta Mexicano Tour, celebrating the Mexican-American experience through song, dance, music, and film, highlighting the many notable achievements and contributions of Mexican-Americans throughout U.S. history in this new multimedia production.
(GHENT, N.Y.) – Denman Maroney will perform his unique language on the piano from within Fold and unfold, a solo exhibition of sculptures and drawings by Anne Lindberg, in a free concert at Omi’s Visitors Center & Gallery on Saturday, March 12, at 7pm. Maroney’s “hyperpiano” involves bowing and sliding the piano strings with copper bars, steel cylinders, singing bowls, and other household objects to provide his unique sonic vocabulary.