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An Acoustic Evening With Rich Robinson
Friday, August 7 • 9pm

Justin Townes Earle
Monday, August 10 • 8pm

BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet
Thursday, August 20 • 8pm
August 6:
Don Byron & Friends
August 7:
An Acoustic Evening With 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 16:
Joey Alexander Trio
August 20:
BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet
August 21:
Bosa Nova
Concert to Benefit Animalkind
August 22:
The Big Takeover
August 28:
Slam Allen
"The SoulWorking Man"
August 29:
Ian Hunter & The Rant Band
September 3:
ProJam 12
September 5:
Lake Street Dive
September 6:
Charles Busch • Helsinki on Broadway
September 12:
US Elevator featuring Johnny Irion
with special guest Darren Jesse (Hotel Lights)
September 17:
Vieux Farka Touré & Julia Easterlin
September 19:

Thursday, August 6

8:00 pm

The musically omnivorous Don Byron recorded "Do the Boomerang: The Music of Junior Walker" in 2006. Now Byron brings an all-star band of his own to pay tribute to the R&B legend best known for hits including "(I'm a) Roadrunner" and "Shotgun."

Though rooted in jazz, Byron's music is stylistically eclectic. He has worked in many different musical genres, ranging from klezmer and Yiddish novelty (Byron was a charter member of the Klezmer Conservatory Member, with whom he performed for eight years) to German lieder, Afro-Cuban, Raymond Scott's "cartoon jazz," hard rock/metal, and rap. Byron primarily plays clarinet, but has also used bass clarinet and saxophones.

Joining Byron on the gig are musical luminaries including Dean Bowman, Zachary Alford, Pete Levin, Scott Petito, and Matt Finck, who collectively have played with Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie, the B52s, George Clinton, James Taylor, Chick Corea, Keith Richards, Dave Brubeck Gil Evans, the Brecker Brothers, Annie Lennox, Paul Simon, John Medeski and others.


Friday, August 7

9:00 pm

Rich Robinson, guitarist, songwriter, and co-founder of The Black Crowes lands at Helsnki Hudson as part of a unique solo, (mostly) acoustic perfomance. The unique performance circumstance sees Robinson, whom PopMatters named "a solo artist worth taking seriously," on stage with just five guitars and his own musical zeitgeist. The guitars include a freshly restored Guild 12-string, two small-bodied vintage "parlour" guitars, a jumbo acoustic as well as a hand-built gypsy-style Teye electric. The dates promise to provide a look into his songwriting process with his unencumbered virtuosity laid bare.

Robinson will be performing material from his most recent album, The Ceaseless Sight, which Rolling Stone's David Fricke called "..so rich in textures and assured in the writing that it sounds like a true debut," as well as from its two predecessors, Through A Crooked Sun and Paper. Additional repertoire sources include material from Bob Dylan, Buffalo Springfield as well as traditional folk blues. He notes, "I enjoy the simplicity of doing acoustic shows where I can break a song down to its purest form; it's closest to the way I write them."

While Robinson continues to actively tour and record with the electric band with whom he recorded The Ceaseless Sight, he undertook a successful Spring acoustic tour in major US markets such as Boston, New York and Washington, DC and the concept was critically acclaimed and met with wide approval by his fans.

Robinson is excited about the prospect of performing his own music in these very intimate settings. He urges, "Come and check it out; I invite you to ‘recontextualize' with me."



6•Don Byron & Friends
7•An Acoustic Evening With Rich Robinson
9•Linda Lavin • Helsinki on Broadway
10•Justin Townes Earle
13•Laney Jones and the Spirits
15•Lindsey Webster
16•Joey Alexander Trio
20•BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet
21•Bosa Nova
Concert to Benefit Animalkind

22•The Big Takeover
28•Slam Allen "The SoulWorking Man"
29•Ian Hunter & The Rant Band

3•ProJam 12
5•Lake Street Dive
6•Charles Busch • Helsinki on Broadway
12•US Elevator
17•Vieux Farka Touré & Julia Easterlin

1•Cowboy Junkies
7•Nick Lowe
17•The Fred Eaglesmith
Traveling Steam Show

13•Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys
15•Joseph Arthur
19•Mr. Sun