6 Shows to See in January 2022 (If the World Doesn't End) | Music | Hudson Valley | Chronogram Magazine
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Due to the pandemic, Cat Power postponed her 2022 tour to April. The Empire Live date has been canceled but she will perform at the Capitol Theater in Port Chester on May 1.

Teri Roiger Piano Trio | January 6

Teri Roiger and her husband John Menegon are invaluable advocates of the local jazz scene, bringing some of the music’s topmost artists to the area for performances under the Jazzstock promotions banner since 2011. And as individuals each is also a fine, creative musician in their own right; Roiger as a deeply artful vocalist and pianist and Menegon as an in-demand bassist (the couple recently colaunched the quintet Sharp 5, whose debut album is titled Shine a Bright Light). For this date at the Bearsville Theater, Roiger and her trio, which includes Menegon on bass and Matt Garrity on drums, will be joined by special guest guitarist Matt Munisteri. 6pm. $10. Bearsville. Bearsvilletheater.com

Chris Forsyth Quartet | January 7

Philadelphia guitar god Chris Forsyth’s style fuses the adventure-bound epics of Television with Neil Young and Crazy Horse’s mountain-moving wall of proto-grunge heaviness. Here, Forsyth and his current band—bassist Douglas McCombs (Tortoise, Eleventh Dream Day), guitarist Tom Malach (Garcia Peoples), and drummer Ryan Jewell (Ryley Walker)—make their way to Tubby’s to fill the club with what will no doubt be some powerful, sprawling, and exploratory jams. Garcia Peoples bassist Andy Cush’s project Domestic Drafts will open the night. (Nap Eyes, Tiny Blue Ghost, and Battle Ave converge January 15; Sam Buck and Anna Fox Rochinski share the bill January 29.) 8pm. $15. Tubbyskingston.com

Cat Power | January 16  CANCELED

[Editor's Note: Due to the pandemic, Cat Power postponed her 2022 tour to April. The Empire Live date has been canceled but she will perform at the Capitol Theater in Port Chester on May 1.] Under the stage name Cat Power, Southern-born singer-songwriter Chan Marshall arose on the New York indie scene in the 1990s, releasing riveting and critically exalted albums like Dear Sir (1995), Myra Lee (1996), What Would the Community Think (1996), and the breakthrough Moon Pix (1998), the latter a collaboration with Australia’s Dirty Three, all of which idiosyncratically combine folk, punk, and blues. You Are Free (2003), which features guest players Dave Grohl and Eddie Vedder, drew further attention, but it was with the soul-influenced The Greatest (2006) and the self-produced Sun (2012) that she found high-charting mainstream success. Cat Power’s 11th studio album, Covers, is set for release this month, concurrent with this appearance at Empire Live. (Geoff Tate rocks January 27; Fuel fills up January 29.) 7pm. $35, $38. Albany. Empirelivealbany.com

Red Wanting Blue | January 22

Hailing from the heartland home of Ohio, roots rockers Red Wanting Blue are considered by many fervent fans to be, as Larry Groce of NPR’s “Mountain Stage” once called them, “America’s local band.” Capped with the resonant baritone of leader Scott Terry, the group’s songs of earnest Americana paint pictures of blue-collar-community life, road-challenged relationships, and defiant optimism. With 10 studio albums—the most recent, 2019’s The Wanting, produced by acclaimed singer-songwriter Will Hoge—to their name, the relentlessly touring outfit eagerly takes to the circuit this month, which includes a stop at Infinity Hall. With Meaghan Farrell. (Morgan James belts it out January 14; Albert Lee picks January 16.) 8pm. $22-$32. Norfolk, Connecticut. Infinityhall.com

Umphrey’s McGee | January 22

Jam heads will be in high heaven when perennial summer festival headliners Umphrey’s McGee make their way to the Palace Theatre for this winter-warming evening. Formed in South Bend, Indiana, in 1997, the band performed at the first-ever Bonnaroo festival in 2002, and since then their mix of rock, funk, reggae, metal, folk, jazz, and electronica has won them legions of followers through their hectic touring and 13 studio albums. Their newest, You Walked Up Shaking in Your Boots but You Stood Tall and Left a Raging Bull, was released last July. (Greensky Bluegrass and the Infamous Stringdusters rollick January 20; the Wood Brothers return January 28.) 8pm. $25-$45. Albany. Palacealbany.org

Marty Stuart | January 30

He began by learning his craft alongside some of country and bluegrass’s biggest legends—and now he’s a legend himself. The great Marty Stuart, who will appear with his crack band the Fabulous Superlatives at the Egg for this late-January show, joined Lester Flatt’s band on mandolin when he was a mere 13, going on from there to serve with Doc Watson, Vassar Clements, and Johnny Cash; his godfather was “Pops” Staples, and he was even given one of the late Staples Singers patriarch’s guitars by Mavis Staples herself. Stuart released his self-titled debut in 1985, and the album’s authentic roots sound set him apart from the slick Nashville chart acts of the day, cementing his status as a true keeper of the genuine country flame. (Bruce Dickinson speaks February 2.) 7:30pm. $34.50-$59.50 (VIP package $259.50). Albany. Theegg.org

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