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Eat Food or Die: A Monthly Podcast Hosted by Chef Hugh Horner

Front Porch Style Conversations with Food Professionals of all walks and Helsinki Musicians, with music hand selected from some of Chef's favorite artists to appear here at Helsinki, both past and future.

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The Fred Eaglesmith
Traveling Steam Show
Saturday, October 17 • 9pm

Chuck Prophet
with Special Guest
Sarah Borges

Friday, October 23 • 9pm

The Felice Brothers
Thursday, October 29 • 8pm
October 11:
Heather MacRae
October 15:
October 17:
The Fred Eaglesmith
Traveling Steam Show
October 18:
Haute Cature 2015
A Fashion Show & Auction to benefit Animalkind
October 23:
Chuck Prophet
with Special Guest
Sarah Borges
October 25:
Brubeck Brothers Quartet
October 29:
The Felice Brothers
October 30:
Andrea Gibson
in partnership with
The Hudson Pride Foundation
October 31:
Helsinki Halloween
November 5:
ProJam 13
November 6:
Tall Heights
November 12:
Jessica Lea Mayfield
November 13:
ProJam 13
November 15:
Joseph Arthur
November 19:
Mr. Sun
November 20:
David Jacobs-Strain
November 28:
Don Byron and Friends
January 8:

Sunday, October 11, 6pm

Heather MacRae

Star of the original company of Hair, Falsettos, Merrily We Roll Along and A Catered Affair, Broadway veteran Heather MacRae brings her award winning tribute to her iconic film star father, Gordon MacRae in Songs for my Father.

MacRae sings the songs her father made famous from such films as Rodger and Hammerstein's Oklahoma, Carousel, and Tea for Two, as well as tells stories about what life was like growing up as the daughter of Gordon and Sheila MacRae in Hollywood and New York City. Songs for My Father is both a breathtaking musical tribute to the actor/singer who was such a part of The Golden Age of Hollywood as well as a uniquely beautiful father/ daughter relationship.

"Ms. MacRae has a luminous presence and an abundance of charisma to match the beauty of her well-trained voice...sassy, funny, dramatic, sensual, joyful and immensely likable." - Backstage

"There's a most appealing, warmly human unforced quality in what she does" - The New York Post

Thursday, October 15

8:00 pm

Since 1991, singer-songwriter and cellist Melora Creager - who calls Hudson home - has been exploring the affinities among modern rock, cello, and Victorian folk with her group, Rasputina. Her original songs connect the dots between Renaissance madrigals and Nirvana-like grunge-rock. In fact, Creager toured as a cellist with Nirvana on the group's final European tour.

Originally formed as a female cello-rock trio, Rasputina - which recorded several albums for Columbia Records in the 1990s - has evolved over the years at the same time that hipster musical trends have caught up with Creager's idiosyncratic creativity that anticipated styles including freak-folk, Modern Victorian and Steampunk. Creager's fascination with history and legend has led her to explore medical curiosities, climate change, Auschwitz and 16th-century Catholicism in song.


Saturday, October 17

9:00 pm

A longtime favorite of Helsinki audiences, rootsy singer-songwriter Fred Eaglesmith headlines the Traveling Steam Show, an old-fashioned vaudeville-style road show, which includes an opening set by singer-songwriter Tiffani "Tif" Ginn, who is also a member of Eaglesmith's band.

Acclaimed singer, songwriter and bandleader Eaglesmith is a genuine iconoclast and true original. As he has doggedly gone his own way as an independent musical artist, Eaglesmith has also enjoyed such high profile rewards in recent years as having his songs covered by country superstars Toby Keith, Alan Jackson and Miranda Lambert, among many other accomplishments.

The closely observed details of rural life, including dogs, guns, trains, tractors, trucks, cars, engines, drinking and farming, often populate Fred Eaglesmith's songs, many of which portray the vicissitudes and struggles of family farms and small businesses. Down and out characters dealing with loss of love or livelihood, and quirky rural folk also populate his songs. His songwriting uses many of the techniques of short story writing, including unreliable narrators, surprise endings, and plot twists.

He's also hysterically funny, and a Fred Eaglesmith concert is nearly as much a stand-up comedy show as it is a musical performance.


Sunday, October 18, 6pm

Haute Cature 2015
A Fashion Show & Auction to benefit Animalkind

Over 20 local artists and designers are creating unique collections for Haute Cature, the annual fashion show and auction to benefit Animalkind, Hudson's cat rescue center. Hudson's own Musty Chiffon will be master of ceremonies and auctioneer for the event.

More than 30 models will stride the runway to display "Hudson Style" collections and garments ranging from original and designer clothes to vintage clothes and Halloween costumes. Some of the Cature collections are created using donated clothing, while others will be curated by some of Hudson's wonderful clothing shops including Five and Diamond, Discipline Park, Collective 23, Look, Kasuri, and Behida Dolic Millinery.

Each and every garment is created with love and kindness by artists, designers and animal advocates of the Hudson Valley. All proceeds will benefit Animalkind, a nonprofit shelter and adoption center for cats in need of medical attention and homes.


11•Heather MacRae • Helsinki on Broadway
17•The Fred Eaglesmith
Traveling Steam Show

18•Haute Cature 2015
23•Chuck Prophet
25•Brubeck Brothers Quartet
29•The Felice Brothers
30• Andrea Gibson
31•Helsinki Halloween

5•ProJam 13
6•Tall Heights
12•Jessica Lea Mayfield
13•Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys
15•Joseph Arthur
19•Mr. Sun
20•David Jacobs-Strain
28•Don Byron and Friends


27•Dar Williams