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February Music highlights

Sa 2/21- WDST and Markertek present EMMYLOU HARRIS, SHAWN COLVIN, PATTY GRIFFIN, and BUDDY MILLER at Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC), Kingston— Touring together as “Three Girls and Their Buddy,” these four illustrious artists have a long history of collaboration, playing together on recordings and various tours. Emmylou Harris has won—count ’em—twelve Grammys and has cemented her place in American music history, while defying precise categorization over her stellar career. She could’ve coasted for millennia on her work with the late Gram Parsons, but thankfully for music lovers, she never did. Shawn Colvin had to endure Wu-Tang Clan’s ODB stepping on her Grammy moment for “Sunny Came Home,” but critics and audiences alike agree she earned the honors with taut and evocative songwriting and honest voice. Patty Griffin has had her songs covered by Martina McBride, Bette Midler, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and Reba McIntire. She sings as well as she writes, and those ladies had hits, y’all. And Buddy Miller was named instrumentalist of the year by the American Music Association in 2007. Those are wicked hard to win. And he writes as well as he plays . . . which is quite frankly sublime. I’m running out of superlatives here folks. DON’T MISS THIS SHOW! UPAC, 601 Broadway, Kingston,www.upac.org, 845.339.6088. 8 PM


Through March- Spotlight on Muddy Cup/Inquiring Minds, Saugerties—Thanks to the good taste and connections of local musician and music scribe (as well as long time Roll music writer and reviewer) Peter Aaron, Muddy Cup/Inquiring Minds has become a much-welcome musical destination with many fine local offerings. Tuesdays are Open Mic, and unless otherwise noted, all shows are 7-9 PM. Muddy Cup/Inquiring Minds, 65 Partition St., Saugerties, www.muddycup.com, 845.246.5775

Th 2/12— Evan Uhlman. Pop-rock singer-songwriter.
Fr 2/13— Orb Mellon. Rough ‘n’ rowdy acoustic country blues.
Sa 2/14— Anthony Michael. Easy listening piano. 11:30 AM-1 PM
Sa 2/14— Jen Clapp. Folk singer-songwriter.
Su 2/15— Josh Tyler. Roots Americana.
Mo 2/16— Saugerties Democratic Committee meeting. 7-8:30 PM
Th 2/19— Bob Lusk. Hindustani slide guitar.
Fr 2/20— Monthly Faith & Family Music Night. 8-10 PM
Sa 2/21— Doug Marcus. Acoustic bass and vocals. 11:30 AM- 1 PM
Sa 2/21— Café Jazzbo’s. Jazz. 8-10 PM
Su 2/22— Monthly Author Reading Series: Luc Sante, Steven Cleaver, Jon Bowermaster, Jana Martin. 3:30- 5 PM
Su 2/22— Frances Kramer. Acoustic singer-songwriter.
Mo 2/23— Jazz/world music jam with percussionist Doug Elliot.
Th 2/26— Vince Sauter. Acoustic folk singer-songwriter.
Fr 2/27— Tulula. Alternative rock.
Sa 2/28— Mark Donato. Alternative rock.
Su 3/1— First Sunday Jazz Series: Steve Satten.
Mo 3/2— Jazz/world music jam with percussionist Doug Elliot.
Th 3/5— Rupert Wates. Acoustic singer-songwriter.
Fr 3/6— Prez. Pop-rock.
Sa 3/7— The Virginia Wolves. Folk rock/alt-Americana.
Su 3/8— Discussion by Robert Lavaggi, author of Einstein on the Carpet. 3-5 PM
We 3/11— Bill Cash & Ensemble. Classical and jazz.

[top] Sa 2/28- The First Annual Hudson Valley Social Pariah Festival at the Holiday Inn, Fishkill— With all profits going to Renegade’s Pitch For Kids—who provide funds and fundraising to several Dutchess County-based charities—The Hudson Social Pariah Festival promises to become an annual favorite should this one go well. Vendors include Zahra’s Studio, Skin City, The Inkwell, Pulp Sushi, the Hudson Valley Horrors Roller Derby, and Barushka Belly Dancing, to name but a few. Bands to perform are John Shaw, The Gentling, God’s Green Earth, Face Down, The VonGhouls, Guitar Bomb, and Mistress of Ceremonies DJ Dannielle. 18+ admission. Holiday Inn, 542 Rte. 9, Fishkill, www.myspace.com/socialpariahfestival, 914.466.9236. 2-10 PM

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