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Widow Jane Mine Opens Music Season
Frenchy and the Punk
Without doubt, the Widow Jane Mine, on the grounds of the Snyder Estate, in Rosendale, is one of the Hudson’s Valley’s most unusual music venues. And on June 11, the historic site will once again begin hosting concert events for its annual summer live music season with a double bill featuring Frenchy and the Punk and the Dust Bowl Faeries.

Perfectly befitting its cave-like setting is the frequently paired Frenchy and the Punk (from neighboring New Paltz) and the Dust Bowl Faeries (based in Hudson), who share some of the same goth-y and dark cabaret sensibilities. The steampunk acoustic duo Frenchy and the Punk (singer Samantha Stephenson and guitarist Scott Helland) are an in-demand DIY touring unit, returning again and again to delight audiences at festivals in the US and Europe. Led by singer-songwriter and accordion and musical saw player Ryder Cooley, the Dust Bowl Faeries make sweet, sad sounds for all the lonely children of the night (and their sunny, daytime-loving parents, too).

Other 2022 Widow Jane Mine concerts include Charming Disaster (June 18), Brian Dewan (June 25), Squindo, Laber, Light, Shober (July 2), Taiko Masala (July 30), Blue Museum/Setting Sun (August 6), Morgan O’Kane and Graztopia (August 13), Microfauna (August 14), the Grau Brothers (August 20), and “Nekyia: Music in the Underworld” (August 21). The series runs through October 30; see the website for full schedule.

The Widow Jane Mine’s 2022 concert season begins on June 11 at 7pm with Frenchy and the Punk and the Dust Bowl Faeries. Tickets are $21.

Peter Aaron

Peter Aaron is the arts editor for Chronogram.
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