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November Music Highlights

Fr 11/13- JIM WEIDER’S PROJECT PERCOLATOR at Towne Crier, Pawling—Even if you know diddly-squat about electric guitars, you probably know about or have at least seen a Fender Telecaster. With its distinctive single-cutaway shape and pronounced twang, it’s been the go-to solid-body guitar for early rock ‘n’ roll and country pickers. But a handful of guitarists out there can make it rock like all get out (Roy Buchanan and NRBQ’s Al Anderson come to mind), and one of those guys is Woodstock’s own Jim Weider. Known mostly for his touring work replacing Robbie Robertson in The Band (1985-2000), Jim has worked with an A-list of artists including Scotty Moore, Keith Richards, Los Lobos, Graham Parker, Taj Mahal, Mavis Staples, Hot Tuna, Johnny Paycheck, Kim Wilson, and Paul Butterfield; and released three solo CD’s. His most recent Project Percolator—with Rodney Holmes, Mitch Stein, and Ron Jenkins—pushes into more modern techno boundaries with its new CD Pulse. Towne Crier, 130 Rte. 22, Pawling,, 845.855.1300. 9 PM

Sa 11/14- Studio Woodstock presents Irish fiddle & guitar duo MARTIN HAYES and DENNIS CAHILL, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Hall, Red Hook—If a person wins the All-Ireland fiddle championship not just once, but SIX times, as well as the 2008 Musician of the Year Award from Irish language TV station TG4, do you figure there’s a pretty good chance this guy can play really really well? Ya think? Fiddle virtuoso Martin Hayes has found his perfect musical foil with American master guitarist Dennis Cahill, whose simpatico accompaniment and counterpoint make this duo the must-see/hear show for lovers of the Celtic genre, and beyond. “A Celtic compliment to Steve Reich’s quartets or Miles Davis’ ‘Sketches of Spain.’”- The New York Times. Presented by new music promoters Studio Woodstock. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Hall, Broadway, Red Hook,, 845.802.6515. 7 PM

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Through November- Spotlight on Paramount Center for the Arts, Peekskill—Though it can seem far away to most in the Mid Hudson Valley, Peekskill is actually a pretty quick jaunt down from Beacon, and has a nice downtown cultural/cuisine area anchored by the Paramount Center for the Arts. This month is particularly jam-packed with good stuff there: DIONNE WARWICK (Fr 11/13, 8 PM) was a big part of making the Burt Bacharach/Hal David songbook come to life (“I Say a Little Prayer”, “Do You Know the Way to San Jose?”), and is the very definition of “pop soul.” GREGG ALLMAN (Sa 11/14, 8 PM) brings his soulful Southern style to town with his own band. He’s an Allman Brother. That’s all you need to know. “A TASTE OF THE PARAMOUNT” (Su 11/15, 12-3 PM) features samples from a variety of local eateries, with local entertainment. BELA FLECK & THE ORIGINAL FLECKTONES (11/19, 8 PM) would be worth the trip alone simply to experience the astounding musicality of original harmonicist/pianist Howard Levy, back in the Flecktone fold for a tour. Acclaimed vocalist and Broadway star LINDA EDER presents an evening of Broadway classics and standards with “All Of Me” (Fr 11/20, 8 PM), and JOHNNY MAESTRO & THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE, w/ THE DUPREES (Sa 11/21, 8 PM) brings “ a powerhouse evening of music memories.” Then it’s time to start getting into the holiday vibe with AL JARREAU- HOLIDAYS & HITS (Sa 12/5, 8 PM), with the Grammy-winning vocalist taking on the Christmas classics, and of course THE NUTCRACKER, performed by the New York Theatre Ballet (Su 12/6, 3 & 6 PM). And we may as well give you a heads up on one of the best new guitarists—particularly on slide—around: DEREK TRUCKS BAND (Fr 12/11, 8 PM) is hitting town. He’s an Allman Brother. That’s all you need to know. Paramount Center for the Arts, 1008 Brown St., Peekskill,, 914.739.2333.

Every Thursday- Jazz session with MARVIN BU-GA-LU SMITH at Market Market, Rosendale—This little Rosendale joint on Rte.32 keeps humming. Great food, beer/wine/sake, cool local and Brooklyn bands on the weekends and, your bus ticket to the city should you need one. Now they have a killer jazz night under the stewardship of drummer Marvin Bu-Ga-Lu Smith, who also hosts a similar night on Tuesdays at The Terrace in Newburgh. Smith has the chops and the cred, having performed with Chet Baker, Art Farmer, Charles Mingus, Artie Shepp, and five years with Sun Ra. His students keep the drum chair a hot spot, and the local jazz guys—and yes, we have some bad mother-shut-yo-mouths up in these woods—are showing up to feel the flame. So should you, jazz-lover. Market Market, 1 Madeline Lane, Rosendale,, 845.658.3164. 9 PM

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