Soul Purpose
Jan
17
8:00 PM20:00

Soul Purpose

Named the Best Local Band in the Hudson Valley by readers of Hudson Valley Magazine, Soul Purpose is a seven-piece band fueled by a shared love of Smooth Soul, Swing, Jump Blues, R&B, New Orleans Funk and Motown. For nearly twenty-years, Soul Purpose has been entertaining fans with their “soulful sounds, brazen horn section and warm vocals”, (Kingston After Dark).

Soul Purpose has played at numerous venues from intimate concerts to larger festival stages and benefits including the famed Daryl’s House in Pawling, the iconic Towne Crier Cafe in Beacon and the Falcon. The band has opened for such prominent artists as Shemekia Copeland, The Chris O’Leary Band and Slam Allen.

Members of Soul Purpose include Sara Espinosa on lead vocals; Dr. Lori Morris on alto, tenor sax, percussion and background vocals; Rich de Crosta on trumpet, flugelhorn, percussion and background vocals; Cue Gerhards on guitar and vocals, Francis Ralston on bass and background vocals; Steve Turowski on drums and Dr. James Prosser on piano, keyboard and background vocals. 

Described by the Huguenot Herald as “a smokin’ band whose joyous renditions of R&B, Soul and Swing will lift your heart, gathering the boisterous energy of a dancing crowd and channeling it into a melodic explosion”, Soul Purpose delivers a visceral rhythm and soul sound to an ever-growing fan base.

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Chadwick Stokes and The Pintos
Jan
19
8:00 PM20:00

Chadwick Stokes and The Pintos

Since forming his first band with two college friends in 1996, Chadwick Stokes has paved a path of independence, advocacy and social consciousness that's impacted every aspect of his artistic life. In addition to fronting the bands State Radio and Dispatch, Stokes is also a co-founder of Calling All Crows, a non-profit dedicated to bringing bands and fans together to create change through hands-on service and activism. Politics and social issues have heavily influenced his work as a solo artist and with State Radio. Stokes’ passion for these topics also exists within some of Dispatch’s music, such as protest songs “Dear Congress” and “Letter to Lady J”, both songs off new release,Location 13.This collection of songs is the band’s follow-up to their 2017 album America, Location 12. Stokes has toured around the country this summer with Dispatch, accompanied by Nahko and Medicine for the People, with Calling All Crows volunteer projects on every stop of the tour including the Here For The Music Campaign, combating sexual harassment in the music industry.

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Tyrone Cotton w/ Jefferson Hammer
Jan
20
8:00 PM20:00

Tyrone Cotton w/ Jefferson Hammer

Tyrone Cotton

Tyrone Cotton’s earliest musical revelation was listening to the raspy, inspirational voice of his grandfather, the Reverend Cleveland Roosevelt Williams, at his childhood home in Louisville, KY. At a young age, Cotton began playing guitar along to the sounds of popular rock and blues artists. Overtime, he was influenced by Jerry Garcia, Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Guy, and Mississippi John Hurt, who intrigued Tyrone with his “ finger pickin’ and soft, wispy voice.” 

Inspired by this wide variety of artists, Cotton developed a style of writing that blended soul, folk, blues, jazz, and rock n roll. He has become a staple in the Louisville music scene over the past 30 years, being well recognized for his stirring voice and lyrics. 

Cotton has toured throughout the United States and Japan, with plans to continue performing in the US this year. He is currently working on a new album with producer Josh Kaufman and drummer/producer, Ray Rizzo. Kaufman is best known for his work with The National, Bob Weir, and Josh Ritter.

Jefferson Hamer

Self-taught American singer/songwriter, guitarist, and interpreter of traditional music, based in Brooklyn, New York.


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The Fleshtones w/ Gotham Rockets
Jan
24
8:00 PM20:00

The Fleshtones w/ Gotham Rockets

The Fleshtones

Forty years ago in Queens, New York, KEITH STRENG and his buddy Marek Pakulski discovered some guitars in a basement of a house they were renting. They didn’t know how to tune strings or finger a chord, but they dug Rock & Roll and R&B, which was hard to find in the mid-1970s pabulum on Top 40 and FM radio. They picked up those guitars, found some cheap amps, and started banging out noise. By ’77, local drummer Lenny Calderon was on board as the steady drummer.
One day PETER ZAREMBA, an art student friend with long bangs, a harmonica, and a manic vision, dropped by the house, grabbed a mic, and named the band THE FLESHTONES. They rehearsed by throwing locally legendary parties in the basement of that house, dosed with fuzz guitar and trash cans full of their signature cocktail, the Blue Whale, inaugurating a bacchanal that just won’t end. Manically covering obscure songs and offering their own nervy originals, they debuted at CBGB in May of 1976.
Zaremba remembers, “We were very wound up and blasted out our handful of songs at a ridiculously fast tempo. Still, people liked us and some even danced along, an unusual event at super-cool CBGB’s. We were invited back for another audition. Finally, we were a real band.” Laughs Streng, “We were horrible at CBGB’s! But we still passed. Hilly Kristal said to us, ‘You guys aren’t really that good. But there’s something there’.”
Indeed there was. In addition to gigs at that fabled club and at Max’s Kansas City, the Fleshtones found a home at the rock/performance-art home at Club 57 on St. Mark’s Place, and in 1978 signed with Marty Thau’s Red Star Records and recorded a full-length album. The next year they released their debut single, the classic “American Beat,” and with filmmaker M. Henry Jones created an innovative and influential performance-animation video composed of hand-painted cutouts. They signed with I.R.S. Records in 1980, adding BILL MILHIZER on drums and releasing the genre-defining garage rock classics Roman Gods and Hexbreaker, with Gordon Spaeth (RIP) playing sax, harmonica, organ, and the Juvenile Delinquent with a Heart of Gold.
In the mid- and late-1980s, Zaremba kept busy hosting MTV’s Cutting Edge. Throughout that decade and the 1990s, the Fleshtones released plenty of albums and singles, toured the U.S. and Europe regularly in front of packed clubs and large festivals, and anointed nonbelievers worldwide in bar-treading, conga-line-snaking Super Rock—a greasy ball of sonic and cultural influences ranging in feel from R&B, Disco, and Lost In Space to Garage, Frat Rock, and Mexican horror flicks.
Following Pakulski’s departure in 1986, the band entertained a few bass players, including Robert Warren (RuPaul’s bassist in Wee Wee Pole), Andy Shernoff (The Dictators), and Fred Smith (Television). In 1990, KEN FOX, late from Jason and The Scorchers, joined the goofy mayhem for good, contributing pop songs, high leg kicks, and charm at the merch table, battening down the hatches on a muscular, road-strengthened, party-hopping outfit who play with the same energy, abandon, and spontaneity in front of ten people as they do in front of hundreds.

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John Hill (don't miss!)
Jan
24
9:00 PM21:00

John Hill (don't miss!)

Just a man and his guitar playing the most awesome song selection. A White Dove family favorite!

A full time performing artist, john plays LIVE over 300 dates per year throughout the New York, Vermont and Massachusetts
Here is a guitar from Nazareth, Here is a harmonica blowing sad and sweet. An authentic voice sings with conviction. Train cars and prison bars. Sunday morning’s mortal warnings. Mountain music and songs of the sea. Hymns, ballads and waltzes. Here is a journey through the soul of the American Songbook

No Cover!

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Kat Wright w/ Ryan Martin
Jan
25
8:00 PM20:00

Kat Wright w/ Ryan Martin

Kat Wright

Kat Wright, whose voice is both sultry and dynamic, delicate yet powerful; gritty but highly emotive and nuanced, has been described as “a young Bonnie Raitt meets Amy Winehouse”. Add to that voice enough stage presence to tame lions, and the combination of feline femininity proves immediately enchanting. There’s soul flowing in and out of her rock ‘n’ roll with a serpentine seduction. Some of soul music’s sweet, grand dames belt, shout, seethe, and succumb, while Wright sings gently like a heartache’s apology. It’s funky in spots and beautiful all over. And it hurts a little … like it should.

Ryan Martin

Ryan Martin’s sophomore record, Gimme Some Light, is the sound of catharsis and renewal, loss and reinvention. It is a living jukebox, full of vivid, deeply personal songs that span considerable emotional and sonic terrain. Drawing from the same well of timeless American music that informs artists like Neil Young, Ryan Adams, Gillian Welch and Bruce Springsteen, Martin’s themes can get dark - self-doubt, longing, heartbreak, addiction - but the music is full of bold melodies, energy, humor and hope.

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SISTER SPARROW & THE DIRTY BIRDS
Jan
26
7:30 PM19:30

SISTER SPARROW & THE DIRTY BIRDS

With GOLD in her pocket, Sister Sparrow is now excited to return to the road, eager to introduce fans old and new to her expanded musical vision. The Dirty Birds will of course continue as her touring band, augmented by additional instruments to approximate the more diverse sounds on GOLD.

Though she has been making music for most of her life, Arleigh Kincheloe is well aware that with GOLD she has finally created something unique, universal, and altogether her own.

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Big Sister w/ Wex Malley Project
Jan
26
8:00 PM20:00

Big Sister w/ Wex Malley Project

Big Sister

Over the last 28 years, Big Sister has shared the stage with an impressive, diverse list of performers, Including Joan Osborne, The Band, Solomon Burke, Bo Diddley, The Ramones, Spin Doctors, Etta James, and Lenny Kaye to name a few. Their live show is as eclectic as the member’s Influences, appealing to a wide variety of audiences. Expect infections grooves and dynamic jamming at a Big Sister show!

Big Sister’s major-label release on Capricorn Records, “So Hi How Are You”, co-produced and engineered by John Siket (Dave Matthews, Phish), received rave reviews nationally. Rolling Stone called it, “thorny and luscious as a rose bush”. Big Sister has also released four other recordings, available on iTunes. They continue to write new material, and will be playing it, along with their “classics” at their shows.

Wex Malley Project

Malley and Wex met in Woodstock years ago when Malley was singer and leader of the original Stormy Monday Band, the House Band at the Joyous Lake, then at the Tinker Street Café. Malley had performed at Folk City and the Speakeasy Co-op in New York as part of the singer songwriter duo Palmer and Bragg. When she migrated north to Woodstock, she opened up her heart to Soul and Rock, playing with John Hall and Murali Coryell, as well as with Wex in the Malley Bragg Dance Band, and leading the Malley Bragg Band. Wex is the drummer and one of the founding members of Woodstock’s tour de force rock band, Big Sister. 
The past few years, Malley and Wex have been broadcasting Rock Your Soul With Wex on Radio Woodstock WDST, playing Soul records in the lineage of Wex’s Dad, producer Jerry Wexler, as well as psychedelic rock, and new artists who have inherited those traditions. Malley and Wex finally surrendered to the spirit and just had to get out and play live music together, featuring some of Woodstock’s finest musicians.

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Painted Blue Sky
Jan
26
9:00 PM21:00

Painted Blue Sky

Kevin O'Toole, Peter Martin, Jay Friedman, Dennis Swauger, Tony Parker, Gary Broderson and Kurt Ulrich

Painted Blue Sky plays classic rock featuring the Allman Brothers Band, CCR, Clapton and lots more. We are local musicans.

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SAMADHI Recovery Outreach Center Benefit Celebration
Jan
27
5:30 PM17:30

SAMADHI Recovery Outreach Center Benefit Celebration

FEATURING WORDS & PERFORMANCES BY:

• Simi Stone

• Drew Andrews

• Two Dark Birds

• Maya Hambright MD

Special Surprise Guests & More!

HOSTED BY: Julie Novak | SILENT & LIVE AUCTION | DJ & DANCING

SAMADHI is a mindfulness-based Recovery Outreach Center offering those 
impacted by addiction a multitude of free holistic services. SAMADHI provides 
a safe place to connect with ourselves & our community in midtown Kingston.

DONATE now at www.samadhiny.org

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Valley of Music Documentary Film Screening (no cover!)
Jan
31
7:30 PM19:30

Valley of Music Documentary Film Screening (no cover!)

Valley Of Music Documentary Film Screening

The Valley of Music is a feature length documentary film showcasing the wealth of musical talent and influence in the Hudson Valley region of New York. The film explores the area's rich musical traditions and legacies through exclusive interviews, live performances, and archival footage.

In addition to the feature, we will be showing a short film entitled "The Beat Goes On" which profiles a dozen local drummers and other Hudson Valley musicians.

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Hope Rocks The Colony
Jan
13
6:00 PM18:00

Hope Rocks The Colony

I Got A Rock

A benefit for the Hope Rocks Mission!

I Got A Rock is a family affair but we are not like the Brady Bunch and Buffy and Jody are not members of the Band. The band is comprised of Will Smith on Sax, Matt McLaren on Guitar, Adam McLaren on Drums, Benni Spirig on Bass and Kevin McLaren on Guitar and Vocals. We have been playing locally for quite some time and all have played the local music scene for many years in various incarnations. We started playing gigs when several members were barely in their teens and now that all are out of their teens we still continue to enjoy playing together. We look to have fun and tap our feet, and hope you do the same.

The Avalanches, BK

Brooklyn's most radical Americana / Alt-Country / Bluegrass outfit finally hits the shores of upstate's treasure cove Woodstock!

The Brooklyn Avalanches are 1 girl, 3 boys, all raised on rock’n roll, with a taste for all things Bluegrass/Alt-Country/Americana.

A fixture on the Brooklyn Americana circuit, The Avalanches, BK are heading north, bringing their brand of live music bliss to The Colony on January 13th.

If you favor 3 part harmonies, with a touch of mayhem, a pinch of melancholy and a hefty dose of attitude, do not miss The Avalanches, BK making their Colony debut. 

Nikolaus Schuhbeck - guitar, vocals
Andrea Monorchio - guitar, vocals
Rachael Stollar - banjo, tenor guitar, vocals
Paul LeFebvre - pedal steel, dobro

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Acoustic Stardust w. Robert Burke Warren
Jan
12
8:00 PM20:00

Acoustic Stardust w. Robert Burke Warren

DavidBowie would have been 71 this January. In his honor, pianist Dennis Yerry and RBW - and some special guests - bring an intimate, stripped-down set of Bowie tunes to Colony Woodstock. Come celebrate with us, sing along 'round the hearth (for real), and revel in the fact your lifetime intersected with such a great artist and storyteller.

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Gustafer Yellowgold Show (all ages!!)
Jan
12
11:00 AM11:00

Gustafer Yellowgold Show (all ages!!)

FREE Performance!

#1 Audible Best Seller & two-time Grammy® nominated illustrator and songwriter Morgan Taylor presents Gustafer Yellowgold’s Show. A multi-media performance of live music, animated illustrations and storytelling the New York Times calls “a cross between Yellow Submarine and Dr. Seuss.”

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Mead Mountain Resonators
Jan
7
2:30 PM14:30

Mead Mountain Resonators


The Mead Mountain Resonators are thrilled to announce we will be playing second Saturdays at the Station starting January 12th! We've been working on a new set we can wait to hit you with, so don't be boring! Come get yer music on with the freshest grass in town... Bluegrass...

No Cover

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New Years Eve with Gratefully Yours
Dec
31
to Jan 1

New Years Eve with Gratefully Yours

General Admission: $30

 

Limited Balcony Seats: $40 

 VIP Table: $100 (Includes a bottle of Prosecco, seats up to 4 people, each person at table must have a GA ticket) 

 FREE Champagne toast at Midnight plus complimentary breakfast for all!

 Happy New Year Woodstock!

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Holiday Swing!
Dec
30
2:00 PM14:00

Holiday Swing!

This festive double-bill sensation features two top ensembles in today's burgeoning NYC jazz scene, the Patrick Bartley Orchestra and The Copacetics, in a night of nostalgic holiday classics and swingin' hot jazz to ring in a red hot New Year. Join us for an afternoon of traditional vocal melody by featured vocalists Tatiana Eva-Marie and Sasha Masakowski, plus featured tap dancer Dewitt Fleming Jr.

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SISTER SPARROW & THE DIRTY BIRDS
Dec
29
7:30 PM19:30

SISTER SPARROW & THE DIRTY BIRDS

With GOLD in her pocket, Sister Sparrow is now excited to return to the road, eager to introduce fans old and new to her expanded musical vision. The Dirty Birds will of course continue as her touring band, augmented by additional instruments to approximate the more diverse sounds on GOLD.

Though she has been making music for most of her life, Arleigh Kincheloe is well aware that with GOLD she has finally created something unique, universal, and altogether her own.

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420 Funk Mob
Dec
22
to Dec 23

420 Funk Mob

The 420 Funk Mob is Clip Payne’s off days project that features a revolving cast of all star musicians that have include Bowie, D’Angelo, Outkast, Amy Winehouse, Lenny Kravitz, Bad Brains, Bootsy Collins, Kung Fu, Muzik Mafia posse, musicians from his other critically acclaimed band DRUGS and of course Parliament/Funkadelic members.

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