Here’s a quick rundown of recommended upcoming shows here in the Big Apple’s northern ‘burbs.
The Buffalo-born Nile took a decade off from touring and recording in the 1980s, but came back strong in the 1990s. He released his sixth studio album, House of a Thousand Guitars, last year. The album includes the hit song, “Doomsday Dance.”
Nile’s hardly the only noteworthy act coming our way. Here’s a few others:
The Towne Crier will also host blues guitar legend Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson on Feb. 6. Johnson is the real deal. And let’s be honest, the great blues guitarists won’t be around forever. There’s few great ones left and Johnson’s one of them.
The Tarrytown Music Hall is also going for the blues thing – in a big way. Talking about blues greats, the historic theater has John Mayall on tap for Feb. 12. Mayall has played with just about everyone in the blues business since founding the Bluesbreakers. And this is a good show for blues fans in general, because Mayall’s guest for the night is traditional acoustic bluesman John Hammond.
Father back, on March 7, the Tarrytown venue has John Hiatt scheduled. Hiatt’s got quite the following, so you might want to plan ahead for this one.
Moving north a bit, Paramount Center for the Arts in Peekskill has Paquito D’Rivera penciled in for Feb. 14. The Cuban-born saxophone and clarinet player is one of the premier Latin jazz players of all time. He comes highly recommended if you’re into jazz.
Finally, on Feb. 14, the Turning Point Cafe in Piermont will host rockabilly crooner Robert Gordon. Gordon’s a regular at the Rockland County hotspot, but always puts on a good show and hasn’t lost his famous voice.
Anyway, there’s something for everyone in there. No, we’re not getting a cut of the gate receipts. But we love good music.
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