405 Columbia Street, Hudson, NY 12534
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Free Admission, but donations are gratefully welcomed!!!

Saturday, May 15

The Dust Bowl Faeries duet (Ryder Cooley & Jon B. Woodin) will intrigue and enchant you with dark cabaret songs on accordion and acoustic guitar. Their eclectic repertoire of songs draw inspiration from circus, post-punk and Eastern European folk music. Hailing from the New York Hudson Valley, this dark carnival band was founded by inter-disciplinary artist Ryder Cooley and Hazel, a disembodied taxidermy ram who performs with the Faeries as their mascot-spirit animal. The ensemble recently released a new album, The Plague Garden, and their epic Candy Store video, produced and directed by Lisa M. Thomas.

Web: dustbowlfaeries.com
FB / IG: @dustbowlfaeries


SIRSY is a rock, pop, and soul duo from Upstate NY. They write honest songs, full of sing along melodies, with lots of heart and just the right amount of sass. "It's edgy-feel-good music that's fun to watch". (The Houston Music Blog).

The Boston Globe call SIRSY "the little band with the big sound." SXSW Music Blog says "SIRSY is NOT simply a two piece, the sound they make is a head scratching, WOW!" SIRSY is fronted by charismatic vocalist/ multi-instrumentalist Melanie Krahmer and Mel's husband guitarist Rich Libutti. It's clear they love what they do. And that love is contagious when you see them live. You can't help smiling along with them. Their energetic show often includes stories from the road, laughter, dance parties, and even Rich's nerdy Star Wars jokes. "One of most powerful and flexible voices you'll ever hear. Songs with more hooks than a tackle box. (Times Union, NY)

Every show is a celebration for this couple who cheer each other on through all the ups and downs this life can throw at any of us. That celebratory, fighting spirit has been captured in their latest offering "Like a Drum" (produced by Grammy winner Paul Q. Kolderie). Mel and Rich wrote "Like a Drum" after Mel won her second battle with cancer. SIRSY's fans took it upon themselves to start a crowd funding effort that helped the band pay their bills during Mel's treatment and paid for the recording of the record. So, it's a true labor of love.

SIRSY has toured for a living for 15 years - playing 250 shows each year all over the US and Canada. (They've played in every state, except Alaska!) They average about 60,000 miles per year on the road in their little white van "Axl". They've shared stages with: Grace Potter, Maroon 5, Train, Cheap Trick, the Spindoctors, Collective Soul, Brandi Carlile, Shovels and Rope, Adam Ezra Group, & many more. Their song 'Cannonball' was featured in Showtime's hit tv show "Shameless". Sirsy's songs have also been featured on PBS, HBO, and MTVu. Mel's been featured in Modern Drummer and is endorsed by Paiste Cymbals and Vater Percussion.

Web: sirsy.com
FB / IG: @sirsyband

To Our Helsinki Hudson Community:

As we continue to weather the storm, we think of all of you with love, tenderness, and concern.

This is indeed a challenging time unlike anything any of us could have imagined. We only hope that all of you are enduring your days with a modicum of calm and that each of you has a warm place to call home in this time of refuge.

As you know, we made the difficult decision to temporarily close The Restaurant at Helsinki Hudson, Club Helsinki Hudson, and our event space. It was not a decision we took lightly, but it was clearly the best outcome for the greater good - and now, of course, it has become pretty much the law of the land.

It has taken us awhile to come up for air and to begin to rework our massively busy schedule for the club and restaurant and to organize our thoughts and plans as things have unfolded. At this point we are moving on with gentle baby steps and proceeding day to day with lots of deliberation and forethought.

We are so sorry this has befallen you and all of us and our little planet. Even though the need for social distancing is keeping our actual arms by our sides, we are reaching out here to you with virtual hugs and much love. We so deeply look forward to the day and time when we can reopen our doors and celebrate a new dawn with good food, drink, and music - or as we like to think of it, food for the soul. It's that image we try to keep front and center in our minds and our hearts, to help get us through these dark days as we inch forward back into the light.

With much love,

Deborah, Marc, and Cameron



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Helsinki Hudson is comprised of Club Helsinki, a nationally recognized music venue, and the adjacent, award-winning Restaurant at Helsinki. In addition to serving up world-class music as well as an Incredible Seasonal New American Menu, our versatile venue is available for hire as a unique site for private parties and events.

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