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Rhiannon Giddens
& Dirk Powell
Friday, March 3 • 9pm

Chuck Prophet
& The Mission Express
with The Bottle Rockets
Friday, March 31 • 9pm

James McMurtry
Saturday, April 8• 9pm
March 3:
Rhiannon Giddens & Dirk Powell
March 11:
Bindlestiff Family Cirkus
March 12:
Bindlestiff Family Matinee
March 24:
Elise Testone
March 29:
Struttin' With The Stars Act II
March 30:
Deborah Hanlon
March 31:
Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express/with The Bottle Rockets
April 1:
Guilty Pleasure - Fool's Run
April 7:
Sarah Kilborne
The Lavender Blues
April 8:
James McMurtry
April 9:
Varla Jean Merman
April 22:
Bridget Kearney
April 23:
Gabriel Tajeu • Columbia Greene Humane Society Fundraiser
April 28:
Greg Brown
April 30:
The Backdoor Boys
A Hudson Pride Fundraiser
May 13:
Shannon McNally
May 18:
Sean Rowe
September 1:
Big Sandy & His Fly Rite Boys

Friday, March 3

9:00 pm

Rhiannon Giddens is best known as the lead singer, violinist, banjo player, and cofounder of the Grammy Award-winning country, blues and old-time music band Carolina Chocolate Drops. With four Grammy Awards to his credit, Dirk Powell is considered one of the world's leading experts on traditional Appalachian fiddle and banjo styles. Together, the duo forge a unique blend of American music drawing on a multiplicity of traditions.

With roots in North Carolina and Kentucky, the duo's musical heritage springs from places where the mix is particularly potent. Rhiannon brought African-American string-band traditions a new and beautiful vitality through the Carolina Chocolate Drops, and has launched a versatile solo career that confirms her status as a major American artist for this day and age.

Dirk has championed the Appalachian music of his grandfather and the Cajun/Creole sounds of his Louisiana family since his teenage years, becoming a central figure in the revitalization of both traditions, while recording and performing with artists like Eric Clapton and Joan Baez.

Together, their musical range touches on all of what makes American music the resonant force that it is, including fearless original songs written with the conviction to open and heal the wounds of racism and other forms of prejudice that continue to haunt us. They could be seen as possessing a rare multilingualism, but are, in the end, speaking one highly evolved American language; in their performances, audiences are included in a conversation that is spirited, emotional, masterful, and, in the end, transformational.



25•Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams

3•Rhiannon Giddens & Dirk Powell
11•Bindlestiff Family Cirkus
12•Bindlestiff Family Matinee
24•Elise Testone
29•Struttin' With The Stars Act II
30•Deborah Hanlon
31•Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express/with The Bottle Rockets

1•Guilty Pleasure - Fool's Run
7•Sarah Kilborne
The Lavender Blues

8•James McMurtry
9•Varla Jean Merman
Fundraiser for GayHudson

22•Bridget Kearney
23•Gabriel Tajeu • Columbia Greene Humane Society Fundraiser
28•Greg Brown
30•The Backdoor Boys
A Hudson Pride Fundraiser

13•Shannon McNally
18•Sean Rowe

1•Big Sandy & His Fly Rite Boys