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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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Sean Rowe
Friday, May 1 • 9pm

Heather Maloney
Friday, May 8, 9pm

Femi Kuti & The Positive Force
Saturday, June 6 • 9pm
April 25:
Buffalo Stack
May 1:
Sean Rowe
May 2:
Green Goats Jam
May 3 :
Great Lake Swimmers
with Special Guests: Winterpills
May 8:
Heather Maloney
May 9:
John Pizzarelli & Jessica Molaskey
May 15:
Rhett Miller
May 28:
Steve Forbert
June 5:
Martin Sexton
June 6:
Femi Kuti & The Positive Force
June 7:
The Platte Clove Nature Theater
June 11:
Charlie Hunter Trio

Saturday, April 25

9:00 pm

With slide blues guitar, gospel organ chords, New Orleans-style horns, and group harmonies, bluesy roots-rockers Buffalo Stack can't help but recall Woodstock heroes the Band. In fact, it was at Levon Helm's barn in Woodstock that husband-and-wife Andy and Tania Stack (a Grammy and Juno award- winning fiddle player) of Hudson – at the time performing as a duo called the Stacks - met bassist Brandon Morrison, drummer Lee Falco, and guitarist Connor Kennedy, the other musicians who would soon join them to become Buffalo Stack, who at their hardest hitting and blues-rockingest recall Black Keys or White Stripes.


Friday, May 1

9:00 pm

Troy, N.Y., native Sean Rowe is a throwback to 1970s-era soulful rock poets like Leonard Cohen, Bruce Springsteen and Van Morrison. Rowe boasts an impossibly deep and rich baritone, a gift for melody, an innate sense of groove, and a knack for the perfectly hewn image to get across his haunting, brooding folk-rock and soul anthems.

A lifelong naturalist, Rowe's spare, organic approach and poetic simplicity at times recalls Greg Brown, another folk-rock poet with a deep growl. Other influences include Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, John Lee Hooker and Ray Charles, all of whom can be heard in Rowe's vocals, rhythms, and percussive guitar playing. Singer-songwriter Matthew Fowler will warm up the crowd for Rowe.


Saturday, May 2

8:00 pm

This past February, a tragic fire destroyed the barn and a herd of 100 goats at Green Goats Farm in Red Hook.

Among the many community efforts to raise funds to rebuild the barn and reestablish a goat herd, three country, Celtic, and roots music outfits will lend their musical assistance to the Green Goats Jam. The performers include the Little Creek Band, T McCann Band, and the Stringmasters.

The Little Creek Band fuses country rock with Irish music. T McCann Band offers a fresh take on traditional Celtic music. The Stringmasters play classic country music.


Sunday, May 3

8:00 pm

with Special Guests: Winterpills

Canadian folk-rock outfit Great Lake Swimmers boasts a timeless sound, blending acoustic guitars, violin, banjo, standup bass and drums with leader Tony Dekker's ethereal vocals. The band is likely to appeal to fans of Neil Young, Iron and Wine, Nick Drake and Red House Painters.

The group's songs are evocative of the natural landscapes Dekker writes about. For example, the title of their brand new album, "A Forest of Arms" (Stream free now at the Wall Street Journal website: on.wsj.com/1IG0UK3) is taken from album track "The Great Bear," a song inspired by a trip Dekker took to the northern rainforests of British Columbia in September 2013 with the World Wildlife Fund. It's a pristine wilderness area that is under threat of being compromised by the construction of a pipeline, and Dekker and the group have been very vocal in their opposition to it.

Great Lake Swimmers consists of Tony Dekker on lead vocals and guitar, long time guitarist and banjo player Erik Arnesen, Miranda Mulholland on violin and backing vocals, Bret Higgins on upright bass and newcomer Joshua Van Tassel on drums.

New England folk-rockers Winterpills have been slowly tugging on ears with their fragile-but-dangerous chamber-pop songs that The Washington Post called "densely packed but hugely evocative, tiny bombs of feeling and meaning… fiendishly melodic." From the group's origins one cold winter in 2004 as a song circle for heartache, the band has truly blossomed, releasing three full-length albums — the eponymous debut in 2005, The Light Divides in 2007 and Central Chambers in 2008 — and the 2010 E.P. Tuxedo of Ashes, which The New York Times' Jon Pareles praised for "elegant arrangements" of "songs that stay haunted."

2012's All My Lovely Goners embraced the hushed vocal harmonies and graceful chamber-pop sound the group has made its trademark, while pushing the quintet into new sonic realms. MOJO magazine included the album in their 2012 top 10 Americana list. In October, 2014, Winterpills released their 5th full-length, the archival cover's project, Echolalia.


25•Buffalo Stack

1•Sean Rowe
2•Green Goats Jam
3•Great Lake Swimmers
8•Heather Maloney
9•John Pizzarelli & Jessica Molaskey • Helsinki on Broadway
15•Rhett Miller
28•Steve Forbert

5•Martin Sexton
6•Femi Kuti & The Positive Force
7•The Platte Clove Nature Theater
11•Charlie Hunter Trio
19•Michael Powers Frequency

11•Eilen Jewell