October 13. Since forming in 1996, Canadian roots rock giants Blackie and the Rodeo Kings have released seven acclaimed albums and worked with Robert Plant, Leon Redbone, the Band, and Bruce Cockburn. The trio, which here gallops into Enigma Music Hall, features guitarists Colin Linden and Stephen Fearing and Junkhouse singer Tom Wilson. Kings & Queens, the band’s seventh offering, features the stellar guest voices of Roseanne Cash, Emmylou Harris, Lucinda Williams, Cassandra Wilson, Exene Cervenka, Patti Scialfa, Holly Cole, the Hudson Valley’s own Amy Helm, and others. 7pm. $26. Rhinebeck. (845) 802-6515; Studioredhook.com.
If you want to catch some of the best jazz in the Hudson Valley, head over to the Derby bar and restaurant on Main Street in Poughkeepsie. Since 2013, the duo of pianist John Scanlon and bassist Ben Basile has held court there every Tuesday, jamming with an array of local talent each week and establishing Po-Town as a rising force in local bop.
A more serious and committed Hudson Valley musical figure than Decora does not come to mind. Everything the 32-year-old does and says comes with a breathtaking level of locked-down, unwaveringly intense focus.
With its open-air format, where attendees picnic in the parks and watch the stars emerge during performances, and its $5 youth tickets, the Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice is the perfect place to share with children a love of music and theater, in a variety of styles.