Brothers Benjamin and Christopher Lane continue the classic brother bluegrass mandolin/guitar duo tradition while at the same time bringing lively interpretations of R&B, jazz, and rock and roll tunes along for the ride. From quiet, cocktail-hour acoustic instrumentals to upbeat, soulful and energetic tunes, the duo’s range and musical ability find an appreciative audience in any room. Catch them live at the Walloomsac Taproom from 6:30 to 9 pm.
Dixieland Jazz meets Delta Blues in this trio of Mark Tolstrup on vocals, slide guitar, and tenor banjo, Ernie Belanger on tuba, and Woody Strobeck on trombone. Together they produce a sound from the roots of American music moaning low with the blues and rollicking with the joy of traditional jazz of New Orleans. Catch them at Brown’s Walloomsac Taproom from 6:30 to 9 pm.
Larry Kernagis has been entertaining crowds across the country for 30 years with his special blend of Irish pub tunes, crowd sing-along favorites, and hilarious shenanigans. Catch him live at the Walloomsac Taproom from 6:30 to 9 pm.
Red Dirt Highway is a folk/country/grass duo with strong melodies and powerful storytelling. Think Emmylou Harris and Patty Loveless combined with Joni Mitchell, Guy Clark, and a touch of Steve Earl. Catch them live at the Walloomsac Taproom from 6:30 to 9 pm.
Hot Club of Saratoga, Saratoga/Capital Region’s premier gypsy swing ensemble, plays a repertoire that reflects the spirit and style originated by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli in The Quintet of the Hot Club of France most prominent in the 1930s and kept alive through a long line of gypsy jazz artists since that time. The driving rhythms under dynamic soloing give the music a life and vibrancy sure to bring a smile and often an irresistible desire to move. Don’t miss this performance at the Walloomsac Taproom from 6:30 to 9 pm.
Multi-instrumentalist folk singer Keanen Stark has brought his uniquely modern and yet at the same time classically old-timey sound to many appreciative audiences in the Northeast. Based in the small town of Whitehall, NY, nestled in the Adirondack Mountains, his stripped down minimalist take on traditional folk music is sure to please. On mandolin is Orion Kribs, a world class mandolin player capable of the breakneck speed and the nuanced solo work who also plays in the Celtic band The McKrells. Catch them live at the Walloomsac Taproom from 6:30 to 9 pm.