I invited bassist Dan Kleederman to join me for the wonderful opportunity to support a great cause, a benefit concert for Habitat for Humanity in Hudson, NY at Club Helsinki. Dan and I were the opening act. It was a great night that featured great musicians who also call Hudson home: Tommy Stinson, Melora Creager, Meshell Ndegeocello, and Melissa Auf der Mauer. Hence the name for the benefit Home Bass: 4 Strings, 4 Hearts. It was fun performing with another musician on stage.
This Saturday I'll be performing in Hudson, NY it's a cool town filled with expat NYC'ites: artists, restaurateurs, creatives, tinkerers. It's full of thoughtful people in need of air, space, and a place to get out of the corporate urban environment for some lets get real and local attitude. Some call it the new Brooklyn of upstate.
For those too far away, I'll be live on WGXC community radio Friday June 8th at 5pm performing live and chatting about what it's like to be a stationary presence with so much shuffling and movement about. Hope you can tune in to the live stream, click to listen in the top right corner of the website.
Here's a nice shout out for my concert from one of those cool designers that have found Hudson so appealing: Andrew Nelson and Upstate's Downtown Weekly, thanks Andrew.
SUBWAY GIRL NYC
at Hudson Opera House
Like the picture above, a busker's life can be that of one without a face, just another in the crowd providing a soundtrack for those moving from point A to point B. Cathy Grier, aka Subway Girl NYC is not one to sit unnoticed. Since 1999 she has been participating in New York City’s MTA program, Music Under New York and been turning heads ever since.
"New York based singer-songwriter, activist, Cathy Grier combines rhythmic guitar, gutsy vocals and an infectious energy. Grier mixes folked-up blues with a political mind-set, and there’s more than a little funk in there too.” Time Out, NY Smith Galtney
Cathy has opened for Laura Nyro and Joan Armatrading, received an MTV basement tape award, and has performed at Avery Fischer Hall, BAM and has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning.
“You’ve really got to see Cathy, she has such great energy and you can see that she loves what she’s doing, it’s contagious.” Larry Wolfert, DJ WRSU radio
Performing Saturday, June 9, 8 pm
HUDSON OPERA HOUSE
327 Warren Street
More info here
Here's a link to the archive of my interview