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Thursday, February 5, 8pm

ProJam 9








Friday, February 6


9:00 pm



Barnstar!, an all-star collective of bluegrass and roots-music talent, has chosen to celebrate the release of its new album, "Sit Down! Get Up! Get Out!," at Helsinki Hudson. Using the familiar tools of the genre, Barnstar! forges its own brand of song-based bluegrass, gloriously harmonized and raucously played. The group includes bassist Zachariah Hickman, singer-guitarist Mark Erelli, fiddler Jake Amerding, mandolinist Taylor Armerding, and banjoist Charlie Rose.

Barnstar!'s distinctive signature is that of a bluegrass band devoted to narrative songs, whether they be group originals or covers drawn from an eclectic stylistic palette including Neil Young, Dawes, and the Traveling Wilburys.

    




The group's new album, "Sit Down! Get Up! Get Out!," sports a more richly textured sound than its predecessor. Some of the group's original songs branch out into new musical and geographical territory for the band, like the Cajun drone of Jake Armerding's "Delta Rose" or Charlie Rose's Appalachian mining lament "Cumberland Blue Line." Other new contributions serve to celebrate and reaffirm the band's New England roots. And the covers on "Sit Down! Get Up! Get Out!" reinforce the band's musically omnivorous reputation, transforming songs by Cat Stevens, Josh Ritter, the Hold Steady, Patty Griffin and the Faces into something distinctly new.

Visit wearebarnstar.com







Sunday, February 8


Noon - 4pm



Singer and trombonist Glen David Andrews brings his jazzy, horn-laced New Orleans funk and soul band back for an afternoon gospel brunch. For this event, Helsinki Hudson executive chef Hugh Horner will drawn upon his cache of family recipes to create a 100% Southern Grandma-inspired all-you-can-eat buffet featuring low country, Appalachian, Creole and Delta cuisine.

The Holmes Brothers were originally scheduled to appear, but are unable to perform due to the recent passing of Willie "Popsy" Dixon.







Friday, February 13, 9pm

Voodoo Orchestra North


The Voodoo Orchestra North, led by legendary jazz drummer, improviser and composer Bobby Previte - a recent transplant to Hudson - and featuring many great upstate New York musicians, plays a regular series of performances devoted to exploring the music of Miles Davis's eternal electric jazz-funk masterpiece, "Bitches Brew."

One of the greatest works of the twentieth century, "Bitches Brew" - released in 1970 - changed the entire landscape of not only jazz but rock, funk, soul, and pop as well. Hailed as a masterpiece upon its release, it has proven even more influential in the fullness of time. "The Voodoo Orchestra North starts where 'Bitches Brew' left off, and begins anew," says Previte.








Saturday, February 14


9:00 pm



If Chrissie Hynde had grown up in New Jersey listening to the Shangri-Las and Roy Orbison, she may have grown up to be Nicole Atkins. Now a Brooklyn-based indie-rock singer-songwriter, Atkins blends pop-fueled hooks and moody introspection in songs that veer from rootsy to classic to psychedelic.

Among the highlights of her emerging career have been contributing a dark, intimate version of "Dancing in the Dark" to a Bruce Springsteen tribute album, making it sound much more in line with a Springsteen song than the brash, commercial disco-rock version the Boss recorded in the mid-1980s. She's been featured on NPR, in Relix and Paste magazines, and in the Wall Street Journal.

    






Sunday, February 22


8:00 pm



Even after achieving the status of a living legend for her work with the Staple Singers - America's first family of socially conscious soul-gospel music - and her solo achievements, Mavis Staples has enjoyed an entirely new chapter in the past five years since teaming up with Jeff Tweedy of Wilco for a series of Grammy Award-winning recordings, including 2011's "You Are Not Alone" and 2013's "One True Vine."

The Staple Singers, led by patriarch Roebuck "Pops" Staples, began life as a folk-gospel group in the early 1950s, on the strength of his songwriting and his daughter Mavis's gluey, elastic vocals. They achieved critical and commercial success in the late 1950s and early 1960s, and became inextricably identified with the Civil Rights Movement, owing to Pops's close friendship with Dr. Martin Luther King. They sang at demonstrations and rallies and marches, and recorded songs by politically oriented songwriters including Bob Dylan and Stephen Stills.

Mavis Staples began making solo recordings in the late 1960s. She achieved great renown for her performance with the Staple Singers in The Band's farewell concert, "The Last Waltz," captured in the Martin Scorsese film. She is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner, and a National Heritage Fellowship Award recipient. VH1 named her one of the 100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll, and Rolling Stone listed her as one of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.

    







Saturday, February 28, 9pm

Bindlestiff Family Cirkus


Hudson's own Bindlestiff Family Cirkus continues its wintertime tradition of hosting a monthly cabaret, featuring a variety of circus, theater, comedy and musical entertainers. Each month this winter, Bindlestiff Cirkus will bring a new lineup, with acts including trapeze, contortion, acrobatic balance, sword swallowing, juggling, physical comedy, and oddball novelty turns. The Bindlestiff stage is one of the few arenas in the world where attendees may see internationally renowned street performers, featured acts from Cirque du Soleil and Ringling Brothers, and artists from "America's Got Talent" next to local legends, live, on stage, and in the same show.

Live music is a defining feature of Bindlestiff's cabaret shows, with witty, original tunes by a variety of NYC's best composers and accompanists. Bindlestiff's unique style reflects deep roots in NYC's underground club scene, nods to political street theater, and a steady respect for the traditions of American popular entertainment and illegitimate theater.

Unlike Bindlestiff's family fare at local venues like Bard's Summerscape Spiegeltent, Bindlestiff's Winter Cabaret is for grown-ups only. (A family-oriented matinee will be offered on March 29.) In keeping with Bindlestiff's clubby NYC roots, the audience is encouraged to dress for festival and be part of the show. Audience members attending in costume will receive a discounted admission.






Sunday, March 1


8:00 pm



The Grammy Award-nominated North Mississippi Allstars and singer-guitarist Anders Osborne are combining forces as N.M.O. (North Mississippi Osbornes), pairing the Southern blues-rock approach of the North Mississippi Allstars with Anders Osborne's unique brand of New Orleans soul to make for a new American roots fusion in an evening of music featuring one acoustic and one electric set.

Brothers Luther and Cody Dickinson form the core of North Mississippi Allstars, which was founded in 1996. Right out of the gate, their 2000 debut album, "Shake Hands With Shorty," garnered them a Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Blues album. Two more nominations followed in the same category for subsequent recordings.

Bluesy singer-guitarist Anders Osborne left his home in Sweden at age 16 and traveled around the world, eventually settling in New Orleans, where he has been a mainstay of the music scene as both a guitarist and songwriter, collaborating with Galactic and Tab Benoit, as well as Phil Lesh & Friends.

    







Saturday, March 7, 9pm

Brazilian Girls









Saturday, March 14, 9pm

The Pine Hill Project - Richard, Lucy, Larry









Saturday, March 13, 9pm

Voodoo Orchestra North


The Voodoo Orchestra North, led by legendary jazz drummer, improviser and composer Bobby Previte - a recent transplant to Hudson - and featuring many great upstate New York musicians, plays a regular series of performances devoted to exploring the music of Miles Davis's eternal electric jazz-funk masterpiece, "Bitches Brew."

One of the greatest works of the twentieth century, "Bitches Brew" - released in 1970 - changed the entire landscape of not only jazz but rock, funk, soul, and pop as well. Hailed as a masterpiece upon its release, it has proven even more influential in the fullness of time. "The Voodoo Orchestra North starts where 'Bitches Brew' left off, and begins anew," says Previte.









Saturday, March 28, 9pm

Bindlestiff Family Cirkus


Hudson's own Bindlestiff Family Cirkus continues its wintertime tradition of hosting a monthly cabaret, featuring a variety of circus, theater, comedy and musical entertainers. Each month this winter, Bindlestiff Cirkus will bring a new lineup, with acts including trapeze, contortion, acrobatic balance, sword swallowing, juggling, physical comedy, and oddball novelty turns. The Bindlestiff stage is one of the few arenas in the world where attendees may see internationally renowned street performers, featured acts from Cirque du Soleil and Ringling Brothers, and artists from "America's Got Talent" next to local legends, live, on stage, and in the same show.

Live music is a defining feature of Bindlestiff's cabaret shows, with witty, original tunes by a variety of NYC's best composers and accompanists. Bindlestiff's unique style reflects deep roots in NYC's underground club scene, nods to political street theater, and a steady respect for the traditions of American popular entertainment and illegitimate theater.

Unlike Bindlestiff's family fare at local venues like Bard's Summerscape Spiegeltent, Bindlestiff's Winter Cabaret is for grown-ups only. (A family-oriented matinee will be offered on March 29.) In keeping with Bindlestiff's clubby NYC roots, the audience is encouraged to dress for festival and be part of the show. Audience members attending in costume will receive a discounted admission.







Sunday, March 29, 3pm

Bindlestiff Family Matinee