Thursday, December 27, 2007

Concerts of the week

Okay so I missed Robert Randolf and the North Mississippi All Stars last night at the Webster, but I'm not a bad man.

I probably won't get to any of these either, but you should.

Alejandro Escovedo
Friday December 28, 7 & 10 pm

Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton MA

A master of world-weary songs that skitter between blistering punk, and the most mournful of folk balladry, Escovedo has been hailed as one of America's most interesting, most underrated and most gifted musicians. So far from home between Christmas and New Years, Escovedo may be looking for a roomful of friends to lend an ear.

Melissa Ferrick and Erin McKeown

Monday December 31, 8 pm
Calvin Theater, Northampton MA

For the past several years Dar Williams has returned "home" for the New Year, and hosted a concert at the Calvin. I just heard that Dar moved to Cali, and that she's not touring in 08 until (appropriately) February. Ferrick and McKeown are brilliant on stage.

Al Anderson

Monday December 31, 7 & 10 pm
Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton MA

The first night in Northampton offers a lot of what Hartford's first night used to - first class entertainment. So you can wander around the streets of that funky, artsy town all day, and then settle in for a New Year's worth talking about at one of the Iron Horse venues. Al Anderson owns the Horse on New Year's.

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