bands invoke their state/city/region of origin to trumpet
their musical authenticity. Some even tack that all-star
designation on the end to squelch any residual doubt. They
might have been jumping the gun when they chose such a regal
moniker at such a tender age, but the North Mississippi
All-Stars have the bloodline to back up their boastfulness.
Brothers Luther and Cody Dickinson have long since taken
the torch from their father, famed producer Jim Dickinson,
and with bassist Chris Chew, they’ve forged a new era of
high-octane Southern blues rock.
The whole all-star configuration gets the guitar-swapping
treatment Wednesday night when Cody and Chris Chew bring
their other band, Hill Country Revue, to the Rev Hall stage.
Needless to say there’ll be no shortage of whiskey shots
and slide-guitar licks at this one.
The North Mississippi All-Stars and Hill Country Revue (pictured)
play Revolution Hall (425 River St., Troy) on Wednesday
(April 8) at 7 PM. Tickets are $22. Call 274-0553 for more
artist Fran O’Neill thinks a lot about patterns—of life,
of the places we live and visit, of the things we do. This
informs her fabric art and paintings, recent examples of
which are now on display at the John Davis Gallery in Hudson.
idea that a pattern and fabric, so artificial in its representation,
can still take on a range of emotions and personas, [and
also acts] as a metaphor to explore cross pollination of
cultures and countries that I have traveled to and now live
Pictured is Sleeper (2008).
An exhibit of the work of Fran O’Neill opens today (Thursday,
April 2) at the John Davis Gallery (362½ Warren St., Hudson)
and runs through April 26. There is an artist’s reception
Saturday (April 4) from 6 to 8 PM. For more info, including
gallery hours, call 828-5907.
upon a time there were three sisters, Laura, Rebecca and
Julie. They were but wee toddlers when their parents gave
them fiddles and such, and long days and nights did they
Now many years later—after stints at the likes of Juilliard
and the Cleveland Institute of Music—the grown-up Albers
Trio travel the world to entertain with violin (Laura),
viola (Rebecca) and cello (Julie). And tomorrow (Friday)
night, they’ll perform works by Beethoven (Serenade in
D), Hindemith (String Trio No. 2) and Mozart
(Divertimento in E-flat) at Union College.
The Albers Trio will perform Friday (April 2) at 8 PM in
the Union College Memorial Chapel (Union Street, Schenectady).
Tickets are $20, $10 students. For more info, call 388-6080.