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Troy Music Hall lineup includes bluegrass, Irish and Scrooge

Troy Music Hall lineup includes bluegrass, Irish and Scrooge

Those looking for something new in their live music won’t be disappointed by the Troy Savings Bank M
Troy Music Hall lineup includes bluegrass, Irish and Scrooge
Popular bluegrass vocalist Rhonda Vincent is part of next year&acirc;&#128;&#153;s lineup at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.

Those looking for something new in their live music won’t be disappointed by the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall’s 2009-2010 season so far.

Powerhouse bluegrass vocalist Rhonda Vincent, singer-songwriter Todd Snider and Australian guitar wizard Tommy Emmanuel will all be making their debut performances at the Hall this season, which is the venue’s 30th. Vincent, in particular, has been drawing attention from patrons — probably because for the past six years she’s been the International Bluegrass Music Association’s female vocalist of the year.

“Just today we’ve had calls from three people who became members [of the Hall] because of her,” said Laura Kratt, the Hall’s executive director.

The Hall has announced 12 shows for its upcoming season so far, the first being a triple bill with Robert Earl Keen, Bruce Robison and the aforementioned Snider on Oct. 24.

The shows range from jazz, including Emmanuel’s performance Feb. 20; to the traditional Irish music of Altan on March 12; to “Sisters in Soul,” a performance featuring Marcia Ball, Bettye LaVette and Maria Muldaur. Herb Alpert and Lani Hall, who had to postpone their performance last season, are also on tap for Nov. 1, bringing Brazilian and American jazz to the Hall.

Holiday shows

The Hall also has at least two holiday shows lined up, including a return performance from the Vienna Choir Boys on Dec. 20. And “Scrooge, In Concert” will bring a new twist to a familiar holiday favorite on Dec. 11, a performance that will suit the Hall’s acoustics and history.

“The Music Hall was made for music, so a lot of theatrical stuff is not well suited to the stage,” Kratt said. “ ‘Scrooge, In Concert’ is a concert version of the musical adaptation of the ‘Christmas Carol’ story. The full orchestra is on stage, and the singers are the characters, coming out in costume and telling the story by singing songs in front of the full orchestra. . . . Since the story of Scrooge is set in the Victorian era, and the Hall is a Victorian era concert hall, it seems like a match made in heaven to bring them to the Music Hall.”

Kratt said the Hall will be adding another 10 to 12 shows to the season as it approaches. Tickets go on sale to the general public on today. Call 273-0038, or visit www.troymusichall.com for tickets and more information. The Music Hall is at 30 State St.

SCHEDULE:

Saturday, Oct 24, 8 p.m. — Robert Earl Keen, Todd Snider, Bruce Robison. $42, $35, $29, $25.

Friday, Oct. 30, 8 p.m. — Rhonda Vincent. $34, $29, $23, $18.

Sunday, Nov. 1, 7 p.m. — Herb Alpert and Lani Hall. $55, $42, $36, $29.

Friday, Nov. 6, 8 p.m. — 1964: The Tribute. $36, $31, $26, $20, $15 (students).

Friday, Nov. 20, 8 p.m. — Frank Sinatra Jr. $65, $53, $48, $39.

Friday, Dec. 11, 8 p.m. — “Scrooge, In Concert.” $42, $35, $28, $25, $15 (students).

Sunday, Dec. 20, 7 p.m. — Vienna Choir Boys. $40, $35, $32, $25, $20 (students).

Friday, Feb. 12, 2010, 8 p.m. — Jim Brickman. $52, $45, $36, $29.

Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010, 8 p.m. — Tommy Emmanuel. $34, $29, $25, $20.

Friday, March 12, 2010, 8 p.m. — Altan. $29, $25, $20, $15 (students).

Sunday, March 14, 2010, 7 p.m. — “Sisters in Soul,” featuring Marcia Ball, Bettye LaVette and Maria Muldaur. $42, $37, $32, $29.

Friday, March 19, 2010, 8 p.m. — Big Bad Voodoo Daddy performing A Tribute to Cab Calloway. $42, $36, $29, $20 (students).

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