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From jazz to indie rock to bluegrass and Americana, the Hudson Valley has a vibrant music scene with venues for every vibe and genre. Check here for the latest info on local upcoming live music, album releases, and interviews with the artists.

Rock n Roll! A Walking Music History Tour of Woodstock

Rock n Roll! A Walking Music History Tour of Woodstock

Rock Junket Adds an Upstate Tour of Woodstock Landmarks
Music distributor, Rock Junket partner, and rock 'n' roll history aficionado Larry Germack leads walking tours of Woodstock's rich music and artistic history.

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Album Review: Swamp Baby | Water Gods

Morgan Y. Evans reviews Swamp Baby's new album Water Gods.

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Album Review: Armedalite Rifles | Art is a Weapon

Haviland S Nichols reviews Armedalite Rifles' new album Art is a Weapon.

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Album Review: Jonathan Kane and Dave Soldier | February Meets Soldier String Quartet

Peter Aaron reviews Jonathan Kane and Dave Soldier's new album February Meets Soldier String Quartet.

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Back in the Holler: Summer Hoot Returns to the Ashokan Center August 27-29

Last year the tradition of the Summer Hoot at the Ashokan Center was postponed due to COVID, but this August the three-day celebration of folk and family is back.

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Get In Key: 6 Live Music Shows to See this August

From pop country to opera and funk, there is something for every musical taste on the Hudson Valley live music docket for August 2021.

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Sound Check: Listening Picks from Nee Nee Rushie | August 2021

Nee Nee Rushie of the Big Takeover shares what she's been listening to lately.

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City Winery Hudson Valley Offers a Summer Filled with Great Music, Eats, and of Course, Wine

Few things have signaled the Hudson Valley's jubilant return to normal more than a jam-packed summer of live music. And with the region’s thriving music scene humming along once more, the high-profile opening of City Winery Hudson Valley has music, food, and wine enthusiasts alike flocking to scenic Orange County. With its restaurant now open seven days a week and its Concerts in the Vineyard series bringing beloved local acts to its outdoor stage, City Winery Hudson Valley is ready to play host to a whole summer's worth of luxurious, sundrenched plans.

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Record Store Day is Back at Original Vinyl Records

The Warwick shop is celebrating the RSD’s second drop on July 17 with free swag, giveaways, and more
Much to the excitement of vinyl-heads everywhere, Record Store Day, the beloved annual celebration of indie music retailers, has finally returned. Much like last year’s event, which was modified for the pandemic, this year’s event has been split into two separate “RSD Drops” days, the second of which is coming up next Saturday, July 17. And with the Hudson Valley’s recently eased restrictions, shops like Warwick’s Original Vinyl Records are welcoming Record Store Day devotees back in style.

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5 Live Music Shows to See this July

From the upbeat Americana of Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats to a season-long reggae tribute, here are 6 live music shows to catch this July in the Hudson Valley.

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High Art: A Q&A with Joseph Keckler

Multimedia Artist Brings His Psychedelic Show to Ancram Opera House
Arts editor Peter Aaron talks with multidisciplinary artist Joseph Keckler about touring with Sleater-Kinney, covering Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, and his fascination with opera prior to his performance at the Ancram Opera House on July 24.

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Album Review: Scott Helland Guitarmy of One | Spy Detective Collective

Haviland S Nichols reviews Scott Helland Guitarmy of One's new record Spy Detective Collective.

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Album Review: Kronos Quartet & Friends | Long Time Passing

Seth Rogovoy reviews Kronos Quartet & Friends' new album Long Time Passing.

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Album Review: Keith Pray | Universal Blues

Jason Broom reviews Keith Pray's new album Universal Blues.

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Sound Check: Listening Picks from Alexander Platt | July 2021

Alexander Platt, music director for Maverick Concerts, shares his music picks for July.

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Album Review: The Big Takeover | Spilling Water

Jeremy Schwartz reviews the Big Takeover's new album Spilling Water.

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From jazz to indie rock to bluegrass and Americana, the Hudson Valley has a vibrant music scene with venues for every vibe and genre. Check here for the latest info on local upcoming live music, album releases, and interviews with the artists.