Daniel Bachman plays Dream Away Lounge in Becket, Massachusetts on August 22.
August 22. Raised in Fredericksburg, Virginia, Daniel Bachman has been playing what he calls "psychedelic Appalachia" since he was a teenager, putting out small-run tapes, CDs, and LPs that float with droning banjo and acoustic guitar. Touring off and on since he was 17, Bachman has shared stages with such searching players as his fellow Fredericksburg native, the late Jack Rose. Still in his early 20s, Bachman, who here visits the cozy Dream Away Lodge, is now signed to weird folk haven Tompkins Square Records, which recently released his stunning Seven Pines. (Sean Rowe sings August 17; Heather Maloney holds court August 25.) 8:30pm. Donation requested. Becket, Massachusetts. (413) 623-8725; Thedreamawaylodge.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.
This month, we once again ring in the new year with a specially selected panel of Hudson Valley music mavens, who run down their top releases of 2016 and talk current crushes and future faves along the way.
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.