Thursday, May 21, 2009

ADK Music Scene: "Fiddler," Geoff Muldaur, and More

First off: don’t forget the open minded mic tonight at BluSeed in Saranac Lake. The show starts at 7:30 pm admission is $3.

Too Human and Karen Glass are at the Amos and Julia Ward Theater in Jay at 7 p.m. Friday. Too Human gets raves where ever they play and from what I’ve heard online they deserve it. Jazz and R&B make up the majority of their high energy repertoire. Karen Glass is a storyteller with two CDs to her credit. This is a JEMS production.

Friday is opening night of Fiddler on the Roof at the Lake Placid Center For The Arts (LPCA). This is a classic musical about a dairy farmer trying to raise his five daughters with traditional values in a time of rising anti-Semitism. Many of our local voices can be enjoyed throughout a show filled with humor and heart. Performances are 8 p.m. this Friday and Saturday and on Sunday at 2 pm. Tickets are $14 at night and $12 for the matinee.

The last English Country Dance of the season will be held between 7:30 and 9:30 pm at the Saranac Elementary School (that’s Saranac not Saranac Lake) on Friday the 22nd of May. A donation of $5 is appreciated. No prior experience is required. Music provided by the Waickman Ensemble.

Here’s a fun Saturday event: The Siver Family will perform at the Crown Point Veterans Park on Rte 9N/22. Joining them on stage will be the 2003 National Dobro Champion Dave Bevins. Check out his new CD – what I’ve heard so far is stellar. Bring your lawn chair and from 6 – 9 pm you can enjoy some fine bluegrass this Saturday, May 23rd.

Also on Saturday, May 23rd at The Edwards Opera House in Edwards, NY, Traditional Arts in Upstate New York (TAUNY) presents an evening of Old Time Adirondack music. The show starts at 7 pm. Tickets are $8 for TAUNY members, $10 in advance for non-members and $12 at the door.

At P2’s in Tupper Lake Steve Borst is playing – Sunday from 7 – 9 pm. Steve is a popular local musician who is at home singing all sorts of requests in the rock/pop/folk arena. He will also be playing next Sunday as well. P2’s is looking to create a Sunday night music scene so they welcome any input you can give them as to how this time works for you.

Finally, I highly recommend the accomplished singer songwriter Geoff Muldaur at BluSeed at 7:30 pm on Sunday the 24th. He has collaborated with so many great musicians: Bonnie Raitt and Jerry Garcia to name just two. He’s a composer with an Emmy under his belt and Martin Guitar has a signature guitar named after him! Most recently he’s been touring the world with stops that included Lincoln Center in New York City and Royal Festival Hall in London. It is amazing that he will be gracing our wonderful though small BluSeed studios. Reserve your tickets. At $18 for non-members and $15 for members they’re a steal.

Photo: Geoff Muldaur

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