– Ani DiFranco at the Palace Theater, Albany — Beyond folk, beyond rock, she writes, sings and plays music from a time zone all her own. Jan. 29.
– G. Love & Special Sauce, and the Wood Brothers at Revolution Hall, Troy — Post-modern reconstructions of the blues by two bands who really, really know how. Jan. 24.
– Le Mystere Des Voix Bulgares at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy — Astounding, spooky depth, with tremendous uplift. Who cares what language they sing in? Feb. 9.
– Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt at the Egg, Albany — Two top singer-songwriters who’ve really delivered in decades of past shows and comprised half of the Songwriters Tour that lit up the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall several years ago. Feb. 16.
– k.d. lang at Proctors, Schenectady — Decades past her Canadian country-ish tomboy-at-the-rodeo shtick, she can sing anything she wants to. March 13.
– Janis Ian at the Eighth Step at Proctors GE Theate, Schenectady — A great singer-songwriter-guitarist who points out on her latest album that “Folk is the New Black.” March 15.
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