Attention guitar geeks of the Hudson Valley: Come discuss custom options and one-of-a-kind creations and buy or order a dream guitar from dozens of master builders gathered at the Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase. This alternative guitar show features handmade stringed instruments exhibited by over 50 makers, both to try and to buy. Friday’s Tonewood Festival features some of the most exotic woods for sale. The Bearsville Theater offers continuous live music throughout Saturday and Sunday featuring folk, flamenco, fingerstyle blues, celtic, jazz, bluegrass, Middle Eastern, African, Latin American, and Classical to name just a few. The Bear Café brings a number of instructional clinics and workshops including David Temple’s “Classical & Brazilian Melodic Techniques” on Saturday and Sunday. The Colony Café hosts a “String Sampler” Concert including the Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo Guitar Duo on Friday night and an aftershow concert including Kinloch Nelson, Sharon Klein, and George Worthmore on Sunday night. Friday-Sunday, October 21-23. (845) 679-9025; www.woodstockinvitational.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.
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.