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Alejandro Escovedo
& The Sensitive Boys
Friday, July 10 • 9pm

Bettye LaVette
Friday, July 24 • 9pm

Justin Townes Earle
Monday, August 10 • 8pm
July 2:
The Wiyos
July 3:
Royal Jelly Jive / David Jacobs-Strain
July 9:
Wilber Forest Band / Lorkin O'Reilly
July 10:
Alejandro Escovedo
& The Sensitive Boys
July 11:
Eilen Jewell
July 13:
Joe Pug
July 16:
The Brothers Comatose
July 19:
Iris DeMent
July 24:
Bettye LaVette
July 31:
JP Harris & The Tough Choices
August 1:
Bruce Katz Band
August 2:
Christopher Paul Stelling
August 7:
Rich Robinson
August 9:
Linda Lavin • Helsinki on Broadway
August 10:
Justin Townes Earle
August 13:
Laney Jones and the Spirits
August 15:
Lindsey Webster Band
August 20:
Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet

Thursday, July 2

8:00 pm

with Pat Linnan Opening

Beloved for their unique blend of early swing jazz, rural folk, old-time blues and Appalachian music, the Hudson Valley-based trio the Wiyos are an intercontinental sensation, having warmed up U.S. audiences on a full 28-day summer tour for Bob Dylan in 2009 and having been featured in the BBC TV programs "Folk America – Hollerers, Stompers and Old-Time Ramblers" and "No Sleep ‘Til Yell." Gleefully subverting genre distinctions, their music comes from a time before commercial formatting separated blues from country, ragtime from gospel, and swing from hillbilly. Their sound is reminiscent of days gone by, when live bands could be heard both on the radio and at community dances, juke joints, and house parties. The Wiyos are Michael Farkas, Teddy Weber, and "Sauerkraut" Seth Travins.

Pat Linnan is a member of Hudson-based mansion-rock outfit Nature Films, as well as various other side projects. This Helsinki gig has him playing a mix of new and old tunes backed by Mike Donny Amidon (bass), William Thomas Lawrence (drums), and Chris May (pedal steel) of Wassaic/Brooklyn-based outfit Mail the Horse.


Friday, July 3

David Jacobs-Strain - 8:00 pm

Royal Jelly Jive - 9:00 pm

This double bill of soul-roots music features San Francisco-based outfit Royal Jelly Jive and blues singer-guitarist David Jacobs-Strain. Fronted by the sultry and soulful vocals of Lauren Bjelde, Royal Jelly Jive play a fusion of the jumpin' jive of the 1940s, brass band music of the 1950s and '60s, and today's Gypsy punk as popularized by groups like Gogol Bordello and Golem. Horns, bass, drums, and keyboards surround Bjelde's vocals that recall the elegance of Nina Simone and the rough grit of Tom Waits.

A highly percussive guitarist and slide wizard, David Jacobs-Strain buries himself inside a song and seemingly channels decades more life than he could possibly have experienced and miles beyond what he must have seen growing up in Eugene, Ore. But what comes out sounds like a modern version of Mississippi Fred McDowell, Lightnin' Hopkins or Skip James mixed in with a little Michael Hedges or Kelly Joe Phelps. He favors modal blues and his playing often takes the music back to its African roots. His live show moves from humorous, subversive blues, to delicate balladry, and then swings back to swampy rock and roll.



2•The Wiyos
3•Royal Jelly Jive / David Jacobs-Strain

9•Wilber Forest Band / Lorkin O'Reilly

10•Alejandro Escovedo & The Sensitive Boys
11•Eilen Jewell
13•Joe Pug
16•The Brothers Comatose
19•Iris DeMent
24•Bettye LaVette
31•JP Harris & The Tough Choices

1•Bruce Katz Band
2•Christopher Paul Stelling
7•Rich Robinson
9•Linda Lavin • Helsinki on Broadway
10•Justin Townes Earle
13•Laney Jones and the Spirits
15•Lindsey Webster
20•Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet
22•The Big Takeover
29•Ian Hunter & The Rant Band

5•Lake Street Dive
6•Charles Busch • Helsinki on Broadway

1•Cowboy Junkies
13•The Fred Eaglesmith
Traveling Steam Show


13•Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys
15•Joseph Arthur