Here are some upcoming events going on around the inn and the Hudson Valley in the next few months.
Richard Thompson Solo Acoustic
With special guest Teddy Thompson. Richard is a critically acclaimed, prolific songwriter (Ivor Novello Award), recipient of BBC's Lifetime Achievement Award and was named one of Rolling Stone Magazine's Top 20 Guitarists of All Time for his acoustic and electric virtuosity. Robert Plant, REM, Elvis Costello, Los Lobos, David Byrne, Del McCoury, Bonnie Raitt, and many others have recorded his work. Consistently extolled as a dazzling live performer, Thompson's live-tour CD Dream Attic received a 2011 Grammy nod. Richard's son Teddy Thompson opens the evening. Teddy recently released his fourth album Bella. Recorded in New York City and produced by David Kahne (Regina Spektor, Paul McCartney, the Strokes). At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
Spring Doo Wop
JIMMY BEAUMONT & THE SKYLINERS
VITO PICCONE & THE ELEGANTS
At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
Jefferson Starship, created by Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Jefferson Airplane founder Paul Kantner; and, David Freiberg, also a former Jefferson Airplane member and co-founder of the legendary Quicksilver Messenger Service – celebrate their 40th Anniversary in 2014. The band, descended from Jefferson Airplane – who performed at Monterey and Woodstock, at Altamont with the Rolling Stones, and shared the bill countless times with Grateful Dead & Janis Joplin, and whose music helped define a generation focused on civil rights, environmental awareness and anti-war activism – is set to perform the landmark recordings "Dragonfly" and "Red Octopus" – the latter catapulted them to the top of the charts twice in 1975. At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
Los Lonely Boys
Los Lonely Boys, the Grammy award winning three brothers from San Angelo, Texas will mesmerize the Music Hall audience with their deeply personal and stunning fusion of electric blues and Texas roots, of soulful grooves and good old-fashioned rock' n' roll, of searing six-string licks, impeccable harmonies, and Latin beats. At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favorites
After much demand, that little caterpillar is returning, along with an assortment of favorite puppet characters. The triple-bill includes the wonderful story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar's metamorphosis into a beautiful butterfly; the fanciful account of Little Cloud's travels through the sky, and the Mixed-up Chameleon's discovery of his own unique nature. The whimsical tales have enchanted several generations, and Mermaid's acclaimed stage adaptation teaches as well as entertains. "A quiet delight... brought to memorable life." - LOS ANGELES TIMES. At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
Rob Bartlett has become one of the most versatile performers around. He is a successful actor, standup comedian, radio personality and writer. Rob has appeared on the MTV Half Hour Comedy Hour, Standup Spotlight on VH1, Late Night with David Letterman and Conan O'Brian. At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
Wanda Sykes has been called "one of the funniest stand up comics" by her peers and ranks among Entertainment Weekly's 25 Funniest People in America. Seen on several television shows, such as her own late night talk show on FOX, "The Wanda Sykes Show" and her HBO stand up special "I'ma Be Me". She also appeared in the CBS comedy "The New Adventures of Old Christine" as "Barb". Her first HBO comedy special "Wanda Sykes, Sick and Tired" debuted in October 2006 and was nominated for a 2007 Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special. At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
Iris Dement & Susan Werner
An evening with two critically acclaimed songwriters. Iris DeMent, the last of 14 children, born in Arkansas and raised in Southern California, grew up immersed in gospel music and traditional country. Her album, My Life, earned a Grammy nomination in the Contemporary Folk category. Her 1996 album The Way I Should addressed political as well as personal themes and earned a Grammy nomination, as well. She is best known for her timeless hit "Our Town". Susan Werner has been dubbed by NPR as the "Empress of the Unexpected". She confirms her reputation as an artist changeable as the weather with her newest recording Hayseed . Paying tribute to American agriculture and to her Iowa farm roots. She has toured the nation with acts such as Richard Thompson, Keb Mo, and Joan Armatrading, and was featured in a 1998 Peter, Paul, and Mary PBS special as one of the best of the next generation of folk songwriters. At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
Punch Brothers, the NYC-based quintet of mandolinist Chris Thile, guitarist Chris Eldridge, bassist Paul Kowert, banjoist Noam Pikelny and violinist Gabe Witcher. Their most recent album, Who's Feeling Young Now?, produced by Jacquire King, contains some of the most exhilaratingly direct, sonically daring performances the group has ever recorded. Vanity Fair has hailed the album as "their most expressive work yet as an ensemble; sophisticated, pop-y, kinetic and profound, all at once." As the members have matured together on the road and in the studio, their approach to writing and performing has become looser, simpler and more unaffectedly youthful. At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
Leo Kottke & Loudon Wainwright III
Two Music Hall favorites return to our stage for an incredible acoustic co-bill. Leo Kottke is the legendary, grammy-nominated, acoustic guitar virtuoso who has developed a cult following of fellow guitarists and fans over the span of a 30-year. He blends folk, jazz, and blues influences into a signature finger-picked style of syncopated, polyphonic music. Leo has collaborated on two albums with Phish bassist Mike Gordon, "Clone," and "Sixty Six Steps". Loudon Wainwright III is a critically acclaimed songwriter who won the 2010 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album "High, Wide and Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project". His songs have been covered by legendary artists including Johnny Cash and Bonnie Raitt. "Mr. Wainwright wrings more human truth out of his contradiction than any other songwriter of his generation." - New York Times, Stephen Holden. At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
An Evening with Mike Gordon
Phish bassist Mike Gordon tours in support of his fourth solo studio album, Overstep, to be released February 25th on ATO Records. Most artists have a fixed ritual or routine that they rely on to inspire their efforts from concept to fruition. Gordon tends to establish general goals, and then eschew routines for creative experiments. One of his goals for Overstep was to trust himself to relinquish control, which he accomplished by sharing songwriting duties with guitarist and longtime collaborator Scott Murawski, and by handing over the producing reins for the first time in his solo career to Paul Q. Kolderie (Radiohead, Uncle Tupelo, Pixies). The result is a diverse but tightly knit family of sturdy rock numbers that manages to sound grounded but sophisticated at the same time, and raw but carefully considered. At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
ALFIO: The Voice from Oz
ALFIO has one of the greatest voices in contemporary music today. An Australian native of Italian descent, tenor-trained Alfio brings passion to his performances and draws constant comparisons to superstars Andrea Bocelli and Michael Bublé. Known as "The Voice from Oz," this charismatic singer/songwriter/musician takes you on a sentimental journey with much-loved classics, pop standards plus his acclaimed originals. At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
O.A.R. first began to develop their unique sound in drummer Chris Culos' basement while in high school in Rockville, Maryland. The band released their first album, The Wanderer, prior to graduating and stayed together throughout college with all members attending The Ohio State University. Recording two additional albums before leaving Columbus, the band began pursuing their musical dreams full time in the summer of 2001. By the end of 2008, the band had released six studio albums and three live double disc CDs. To date O.A.R. has sold close to 2 million albums and over 2 million concert tickets, including three sold-out shows at New York City's Madison Square Garden. In 2011 the band released their most recent studio album, King, which debuted at #12 on the Billboard 200 chart, #3 on the Billboard Digital Album Chart, and was #3 at iTunes on the day of the release. King was the follow-up to the band's 2008 release, All Sides, which contains the Platinum hit radio single "Shattered." Most recently, the band released a live CD and DVD of their July 2012 performance at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, CO entitled Live on Red Rocks. At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo
Pat Benatar is a certified rock and roll superstar, a four-time Grammy winner with six platinum and four gold albums to her credit as well as such hit singles as "I Need A Lover," "Heartbreaker," "Fire and Ice," "Treat Me Right," "Hit Me With Your Best Shot," "Hell is For Children," "Shadows of the Night," and "Love Is A Battlefield." Long acknowledged as one of the leading female rock vocalists in the industry, Benatar performs with her husband guitarist Neil Giraldo and full band. At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
Feist Solo - The Mettle Tour
Special Guest: Kevin Drew from Broken Social Scene. Five-time Grammy nominee and Multi-JUNO Award winning singer-songwriter Feist will return this April with select solo shows. While 2007's, The Reminder, put Stephen Colbert in a blue sequin jumpsuit and let Feist teach Sesame Street how to count; Feist's most recent album, Metals, was a more sonically astute and deeper approach. Recorded on the cliffs of Big Sur, Metals was named The New York Times Album of the Year, won the prestigious Polaris Prize, and crowned her Artist of the Year at the 2012 Juno Awards. At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
Sid The Science Kid
Sid the Science Kid, the popular PBS Kids television show produced by The Jim Henson Company, comes to life in this incredible live stage experience! Kids and parents alike will be thrilled as Sid, May, Gabriela and Gerald come to their town to discover the excitement and curiosities of the world! With mysteries to explain and wonders to discover, Sid and his friends set off on a day of excitement and adventure, asking curious questions and finding cool answers. At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
The prototypical borscht belt comedian, Jackie Mason deftly blends self-deprecating humility with abrasive arrogance to acutely dissect the differences between Jewish and Gentile culture. At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
Delbert McClinton returns to the Music Hall! The three time Grammy award winner is a legend among Texas roots music aficionados, not only for his amazing longevity, but for his ability to combine country, blues, soul, and rock & roll as if there were no distinctions between any of them. A formidable harmonica player, he is a critics' darling and a favorite of his peers. At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
Amy Ray and Emily Saliers have been touring ever since their self-titled 1989 breakthrough album, an album that included the first hit, "Closer To Fine," and went on to win Best Contemporary Folk Recording at the 1990 Grammys. Decades into their career, the Indigo Girls still amaze conventional pundits with their ability to grow and thrive no matter what the state of the music industry is at any given point. The duo's constant touring, as well as staunch dedication to a number of social and environmental causes, has earned them a fervidly devoted following over the years. At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
Ani DiFranco is a songwriter, vocalist and guitarist perpetually on the move. From the raw "folk punk" of her early albums through the jazz/funk grooves she created during her years touring with a five-piece band to the twists and turns of her current work as a solo artist, Ani's restless creativity continually leads her and her listeners into ever more exciting territory. Over the course of more than 20 albums, including the live double-CD Living in Clip (1997) and the two-disc career retrospective Canon (2007), as well as her latest, ¿Which Side are You On? (2012), Ani has never stopped evolving, experimenting, testing the limits of what can be said and sung. At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
Drew Carey is a stand-up comic turned actor and producer who had the distinction of having two hit shows simultaneously: the long-running comedy "The Drew Carey Show," which ran from 1995-2004, and the improv/sketch show "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" on which he was host and a producer. The success of that show led to the creation of "Drew Carey's Improv All-Stars," an improv troupe that performs in showrooms across the country. In July 2007, Carey was named the host of "The Price Is Right," succeeding longtime host Bob Barker. At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
The Music Hall is thrilled to present one of the most celebrated performers in the history of theater. Patti LuPone has won multiple Tony Awards, including her roles as Eva Peron in Evita and Madame Rose in Gypsy. In London, she won the Olivier Award for her performances as Fantine in the original production of Les Miserables and in the Acting Company production of The Cradle Will Rock. She also created the role of Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard. Miss LuPone's most recent Broadway appearances include David Mamet's The Anarchist and the new musical Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, for which she was nominated for Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards. She recently authored, Patti LuPone: A Memoir, a NY Times bestseller. THE GYPSY IN MY SOUL features songs from her brilliant Broadway career as well as some of her personal pop favorites. At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
Jim Curry's Tribute to the Music of John Denver
The music of the late John Denver is like an old friend, outlasting trends and standing the test of time. Join the acclaimed performer Jim Curry, for this tribute to the music of one of the most beloved singer/songwriters ever to grace the stage. Tribute artist Jim Curry, who's voice was heard in the CBS-TV movie Take Me Home: The John Denver Story, has performed Denver's music in sold out shows throughout the country and has emerged as today's top performer of Denver's vast legacy of multi-platinum hits. Jim's uncanny ability to mirror John's voice takes you back to the time when "Rocky Mountain High" "Sunshine" "Calypso" and "Annie's Song" topped the charts, and his popular music had the heartfelt message of caring for the earth and caring for each other. At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
Lisa Williams, world-renowned medium and clairvoyant who was first introduced to audiences with two seasons of her hit show Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead, along with Voices from the Other Side and Lisa Williams Live, will share her gift of communication with those who have passed on to the 'other side.' Please note: Lisa will be doing readings for members of the audience. Purchasing a ticket does not guarantee a reading. Premium Tickets include a post-show meet and greet opportunity with the artist. At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
HAIR - a journey through the tumultuous 1960s America! This exuberant musical about searching for truth, peace and love in Vietnam War-era America continues to strike a resonant chord with audiences of all ages. The long list of chart-topping hit songs include "Aquarius," "Let the Sun Shine in," "Good Morning, Starshine" and "Easy to be Hard", became anthems of counter-culture and the sexual revolution and continue to have a profound impact on audiences. Hair tells the story of the "tribe", a group of politically active, hippies of the "Age of Aquarius" living a bohemian life in New York City and fighting against conscription into the Vietnam War. They struggle to balance their lives, loves and the sexual revolution with their rebellion against the war and their conservative parents and society. The musical's profanity, its depiction of the use of illegal drugs, its sexuality, its irreverence for the American flag, and nude scene caused much comment and controversy when it arrived on Broadway. Today, HAIR is more daring than ever! At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes
Special Guest: Rebecca Haviland. Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes first achieved prominence in the mid-1970s, emerging from the same New Jersey Shore music scene as his now legendary contemporary and friend Bruce Springsteen. Southside's first three albums, I Don't Want To Go Home, This Time It's for Real, and Hearts of Stone, were produced by band co-founder Steven Van Zandt (E Street Band, The Sopranos), and largely featured songs written by Van Zandt and/or Springsteen. The Van Zandt-written "I Don't Want To Go Home" became Southside's signature song, an evocative mixture of horn-based melodic riffs and sentimental lyrics. In 1982 Rolling Stone Magazine voted Hearts of Stone among the top 100 albums of the 1970s and 1980s. With their classic blend of hard-core R&B and street-level rock, molten grooves, soulful guitar licks and blistering horn section, Johnny and his Jukes continue to put their unique stamp on the Jersey Shore sound, while recalling the glory years of Otis Redding and similar Stax Records titans. At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
Judy Collins & Don McLean
Two legendary artists together for one incredible evening at the Music Hall! Judy Collins has thrilled audiences worldwide with her unique blend of interpretative folksongs and contemporary themes. Her impressive career has spanned more than 50 years. She won "Song of the Year" at the 1975 Grammy Awards was Judy's version of "Send in the Clowns," a ballad written by Stephen Sondheim for the Broadway musical "A Little Night Music." Don Mclean is best known for writing one of the most famous songs of all time, "American Pie". It was voted number 5 in a poll of the 365 "Songs of the Century" compiled by the Recording Industry Association of America and the National Endowment for the Arts, joining such classics as "White Christmas" and "Over the Rainbow". "Vincent" from the American Pie is also an American classic. At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries
The much-loved Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. Gang take center stage in an all-new family musical, Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries, presented by Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Life Like Touring. Featuring everyone's favorite characters from one of television's longest-running animated series, Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries is set to thrill audiences here at the Music Hall. In this exciting new production, Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. Gang have been called upon to help solve an epic mystery. A trouble-making ghost is haunting a local theatre and Shaggy, Fred, Daphne, Velma, and Scooby-Doo are on their way in the Mystery Machine to crack the case. With crazy ghosts, perplexing puzzles, and an abundance of Scooby Snacks, it's Scooby-Doo and friends at their best, travelling across the country, solving mysteries wherever they go. At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
Westchester Symphonic Winds "Hymns, Sacred & Profane"
Curt Ebersole, Conductor/Music Director. "Hymns Sacred and Profane." This final WSW concert of the season features passionate music for both sacred and profane celebrations. The featured work is Carl Orff's epic Carmina Burana for combined band and chorus. Guest soloists for this work will be Daniella Ashbahian, soprano, and Erich Tusch, baritone. Guest choirs are the Northern Valley-Demarest High School Concert Choir, Leslie Mac Pherson, director; Ars Musica, Dusty Francis, director. Guest conductor is Dr. Shelley Axelson from Montclair State University, who will conduct Profanation, from Symphony No. 1, "Jeremiah," by Leonard Bernstein. Other selections include: Fantasia in G, by Johann Sebastian Bach; and Angels in the Architecture, by Frank Ticheli. At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
Rick Springfield Stripped Down-Solo Acoustic
A rare, intimate solo performance with music and storytelling from the pop star. With 25 million albums sold, 17 top-40 hits, including "Don't Talk to Strangers," "An Affair of the Heart," "I've Done Everything for You," "Love Somebody" and "Human Touch," as well as a 1981 Grammy® for Best Male Rock Vocal win for his No. 1 hit single "Jessie's Girl" behind him, Rick Springfield has more to say with his latest Universal Music Enterprises release, Songs for the End of the World. At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
Considered "Broadway's favorite ingenue" during the heyday of the Broadway musical, Barbara Cook's silvery soprano, purity of tone, and warm presence have delighted audiences around the world for more than 50 years. Whether on the stages of major international venues throughout the world or in the intimate setting of New York's Café Carlyle or Feinstein's at the Regency, Barbara Cook's popularity continues to thrive - as evidenced a succession of 7 triumphant returns to Carnegie Hall (the most recent being her celebratory 85th Birthday concert) where she made a legendary solo concert debut in 1975, and an ever-growing mantle of honors including the Tony, Grammy, Drama Desk and New York Drama Critics Circle Awards, her citation as a Living New York Landmark and her induction into the Theatre Hall of Fame. In 2011, Miss Cook returned to the Broadway stage after a 23-year absence, and was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance in the musical Sondheim on Sondheim, directed by James Lapine, for the Roundabout Theater Company. At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
Happy Together 2014
The Happy Together tour features some of the most beloved acts in Rock & Roll history. The star-studded lineup for 2014 is The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie ("Happy Together" "She'd Rather Be with Me"), Chuck Negron, formerly of Three Dog Night ("Mama Told Me Not To Come" "Joy to the World"), Mark Farner, formerly of Grand Funk Railroad, (I'm Your Captain, Closer to Home" "We're an American Band", Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels, ("Devil With a Blue Dress On" "Sock It To Me Baby"), and Gary Lewis & the Playboys. ( "This Diamond Ring," "Count Me in" ) At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
Cesar Millan Live
Cesar Millan will reveal the secrets of happier, healthier relationships between humans and their canine companions in his exciting live show. Joined by his famous four-legged companion, Junior, Cesar will share his philosophies and methods, then present examples via live demonstrations with multiple dogs. From his years of experience, Cesar will show that for a transformation to take place in a dog, the real transformation quite often needs to take place in their human companion first. See the star of NatGeo WILD's brand new series Cesar 911 and the original host of National Geographic's Dog Whisperer series perform his incredible dog training techniques, LIVE! At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.