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.
Why and how dare she devote an entire album to songs by Laura Nyro when we can just listen to the originals on Spotify? I'll tell you why. Because Christine Spero fully inhabits these songs, uncovers hidden nuances, and with her stunning ensemble—including drummer Peter O'Brien, bassist Scott Petito, saxophonist Elliot Spero, and Christine's own magic hands on the ivories.
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.