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Fans and musicians pay tribute to Lee Shaw

Fans and musicians pay tribute to Lee Shaw

When 21 musicians in seven groups honored the late, great jazz pianist Lee Shaw’s music and memory last Friday, the marathon tribute (four hours plus!) packed the Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady with sound and soul.

Musicians, friends to honor pianist Lee Shaw

SCHENECTADY

Musicians, friends to honor pianist Lee Shaw

On Friday, local jazz players will perform in Lee Shaw’s cherished memory at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady.

Tedeschi Trucks, Jones return after SPAC triumph

Tedeschi Trucks, Jones return after SPAC triumph

They’re worth it, believe me.

Funkmaster Clinton leads wildly varied crew

Funkmaster Clinton leads wildly varied crew

George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic sounded fantastic, and strange enough, even without the bagpipes . . .

Toussaint left a mighty musical legacy

Toussaint left a mighty musical legacy

Allen Toussaint’s death is a sad loss to music. He was a god.

Lightfoot, McClinton, Scaggs are set to sing

Three super soulful singers who first hit in the 1960s play here this weekend.

Rawlings, Welch bring their machine to Egg

ALBANY

Rawlings, Welch bring their machine to Egg

Lots of extra-fine pickers play here this week

Dead & Co. tour hits TU Center Thursday

Dead & Co. tour hits TU Center Thursday

Longtime Grateful Dead members — guitarist Bob Weir and drummers Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart — plus guitarist John Mayer, bassist Oteil Burbridge and keyboardist Jeff Chimenti trouing as Dead and Company.

Oh brother: Sibling bands have stormy past

Oh brother: Sibling bands have stormy past

Musician brothers fuss, fight and fire each other; break up, make up and sue. The Davies brothers (Kinks) famously fist-fought onstage, where the Everly Brothers broke up (reuniting later), and one of the Thomson brothers (Slipknot) stabbed the other. This week we see a musical sibling on his own — Dave Davies at The Egg on Monday — and a reunited pair — Dave and Phil Alvin on Wednesday at the Hollow.

Packed lineup creates entertainment dilemma

Packed lineup creates entertainment dilemma

It’s even worse than my recent double-vision rant: Three dynamite divas (violinist Regina Carter and singers Maria Muldaur and Kat Edmonson) tonight; three fascinating singer-songwriters (Kinky Friedman, Craig Finn and Loreena McKennitt) on Friday; and two Latin jazz bands (Arturo O’Farrell’s and Manuel Valera’s) also Friday.

Mark Knopfler, Peter Wolf bringing bands to town

Mark Knopfler, Peter Wolf bringing bands to town

Former frontmen for Dire Straits and J.Geils Band both in town with their solo bands.

Wainwright III to sing, read father's writings

Wainwright III to sing, read father's writings

Loudon Wainwright Jr. wrote 200 columns for Life magazine, but his son didn't read them while he was living. Now, Loudon Wainwright III is touring with a show he calls “Surviving Twin,” which combines his own songs and his father’s writings. He brings the show to The Egg on Saturday.

Don't miss guitar, folk, musical tributes this week

Don't miss guitar, folk, musical tributes this week

Everything is doubled this week: two guitar shows, two folkies, two tributes.

René Marie, Jazz at Lake make for a full weekend

René Marie, Jazz at Lake make for a full weekend

Rene Marie and festivals galore.

Jordan's magic touch on display at Van Dyck

Jordan's magic touch on display at Van Dyck

Hearing Stanley Jordan play guitar impresses the ears, with two or more melodies at once; but it amazes the eyes because just one pair of hands is making them.
Armed with almost supernatural skill, Jordan long ago sprang across the divide from gimmick to magic, from tricks to sorcery.

Doobie Brothers, Zac Brown Band closing SPAC season

Doobie Brothers, Zac Brown Band closing SPAC season

The classic-rock parade that began on Travers Day with Chicago and Earth Wind and Fire at Saratoga Performing Arts Center continues when the Doobie Brothers and Gregg Allman team up there on Friday.

Katrina anniversary evokes city’s great music

Katrina anniversary evokes city’s great music

Ten years ago tomorrow, Hurricane Katrina slammed ashore east of New Orleans. When the levees failed, floodwaters drowned nearly two thousand residents of America’s most musical, magical city.
The first music I ever loved was what we call Dixieland up here but is revered (and still played) as traditional jazz in New Orleans.

Last shows of summer evoke many memories

Last shows of summer evoke many memories

Check your calendar: Summer's ending.

Jon Cleary brings New Orleans to Galway

GALWAY

Jon Cleary brings New Orleans to Galway

Was my radio confused?

Music on the road, more at home

Music on the road, more at home

Alejandro Escovedo and NRBQ on the road, and a Malian ngoni player right here at home at Proctors.

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