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johnny Irion
Fionn Reilly

Our friend Johnny Irion is opening two concerts in our region this week.

On Thursday he’ll be at Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton, MA with Good Friends, a new musical project from Ian O'Neil & Dennis Ryan of Deer Tick. Johnny will start the evening  with a solo set followed by Ian & Dennis in one of the first live gigs for Good Friends project, They will all play a few at the end of the show together.

On Saturday he’ll be at Helsinki Hudson, opening for Raleigh, N.C.-based Chatham County Line.

  Kentucky singer-songwriter, Joan Shelley, will perform at Helsinki Hudson in Hudson, NY on June 9th at 8pm. She has been praised by Rolling Stone, NPR and Pitchfork, and the New York Times recently wrote that "her music is folky and pastoral, with a sense of scale that makes her humble about her place in mankind and the universe, and her songs are serene but never complacent."

Her latest album, Over and Even, is a collaboration with guitarist Nathan Salsburg and is available on No Quarter Records.

 Perhaps best known as one-half of the husband-and-wife folk duo, Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion, Johnny Irion actually began his musical career in the midst of the alt-country renaissance of the 1990s. With his new band, U.S. Elevator, Irion returns to his musical roots with a melodic blend of sounds that marry "Tonight's the Night"-era Neil Young to the more psychedelic side of the Beatles.

No stranger to our airwaves, Johnny Irion is here now to tell us about his new project and record and what he calls the “Polaroid approach” to recording.

U.S. Elevator will be at Club Helsinki in Hudson, NY tomorrow night and Johnny joins us in studio.

  One of the hottest names in jazz is coming back to our region this weekend. The phenomenal 12-year-old Bali-born jazz pianist Joey Alexander brings his trio to Club Helsinki in Hudson, NY on Sunday, August 16th at 8pm.

Alexander’s virtuosity has garnered the attention and support of Herbie Hancock and Wynton Marsalis, among others. His Helsinki show comes just weeks after his appearance at the Newport Jazz Festival and a residency at New York City’s Jazz Standard nightclub as well as his gig at Music Haven in Schenectady on 8/2.

  Tony and Golden Globe winner Linda Lavin takes the Club Helsinki stage this Sunday, performing Broadway favorites, standards, jazz, and even some songs she learned from the great girl singers.

Broadway audiences remember her from It’s a Bird…It’s a Plane…It’s Superman, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Broadway Bound, Collected Stories, The Diary of Anne Frank, Gypsy, The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, and many others know her as Alice Hyatt in the long-running hit TV series Alice and her recent stint on The Good Wife.

A veteran of the cabaret stage, she’ll be joined by Musical Director Billy Stritch for Helsinki on Broadway.

JOAN MARCUS

  Jim Dale started his professional career as a seventeen year old comedian playing the Music Halls of Britain. A little down the road he became a pop singing star during the early days of rock and roll and appeared in fourteen of the legendary Carry On films for the British cinema.

At the request of Laurence Olivier he joined the British National Theatre. He starred in the first Musical by Cameron Mackintosh, The Card, and played Fagin in Oliver! at the London Palladium. He first appeared on the American stage in 1973 - in 1980 he won the Tony Award for his work in Barnum.

    Randy Graff won the 1990 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her work in City of Angels. Graff’s other Broadway credits include roles in Falsettos, Moon Over Buffalo, High Society, and A Class Act. She was the origal Fantine in Les Miserables on Broadway and starred opposite Alfred Molina in the 2004 revival of Fiddler on the Roof.

She is bringing her cabaret show “Made in Brooklyn” to Club Helsinki in Hudson, NY this Sunday, May 25th, at 8pm and she joins us now.

    

  Tonight at 8pm, Erin McKeown will play at Helsinki Hudson - supporting The Mountain Goats.

Erin is a Musician, Writer, and Producer based in Western Massachusetts.With 9 full length albums, 2 EPs, and numerous soundtracks to her credit, she’s a local, national, and international artist and activist and she joins us to talk about her stint as a host in WNYC, international audiences, teaching, and a few of her songs.

    A self-described "late bloomer" musically, folk-rock singer-songwriter Ben Taylor didn't start singing until his early 20s.

The hesitation is understandable, given the daunting example of success set by his parents, James Taylor and Carly Simon. While Ben thought of other vocations he could pursue, including wilderness guide or martial arts instructor, he was eventually drawn into the family business.

Ben Taylor will play Helsinki Hudson on April 18th.

  Dawn Landes is a Brooklyn-based folk singer-songwriter and accomplished music producer and engineer.

She’s recently released a new record entitled, Bluebird via Western Vinyl, and she’ll be opening for The Felice Brothers at Club Helsinki in Hudson, NY on March 17th. She joined us at The Linda to talk about her career, the new album, and how she snaps up sounds and lyric ideas wherever she goes.

 Two-time Tony Award winner Judy Kaye performs a solo cabaret act at Helsinki Hudson next Saturday on March 22nd in an event entitled: An Evening With Lenny & Steve – featuring the music of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim.

Kaye recently performed on Broadway in Nice Work If You Can Get It. Her previous Broadway credits include The Phantom of the Opera, Grease, Ragtime and Souvenir. Her stage experience also includes leading opera roles with companies such as The Santa Fe Opera.

English folk-rock singer-songwriter Beth Orton was a pioneer of "folktronica," a style mixing elements of folk and electronica, whose pulse still can be felt in the underpinning groove of Orton's mostly acoustic music. After a six-year hiatus from recording, Orton released "Sugaring Season" last year, which was greeted with critical acclaim and superlatives such as "masterpiece."

She’ll play at Club Helsinki in Hudson, NY on Friday, Feb 7th at 9pm The Murphy Beds will open.

    Everett Bradley will bring his holiday fund phenomenon Holidelic: ‘Twas the Night Before the Funk to Helsinki Hudson this Sunday, December 8th.

Everett plays percussion and sings backing vocals for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band - he has also recorded and toured with Joey Ramone, Jon Bon Jovi, Hall & Oates, Carly Simon, and David Bowie among others and he currently appears in After Midnight on Broadway.

Holidelic was first performed in 2002 and every year since, Everett has put together this part dance party, part funk concert, part comedy show - the holiday-funk spectacular features original holiday songs as well as loose, funk-infused adaptations of Tchaikovsky, "Frosty the Snowman," "Little Drummer Boy" and more!

This Sunday at 7pm, Helsinki on Broadway - in association with Showstoppers New York -presents Charles Busch in a cabaret evening entitled Late Summer Magic. He performed at Club Helsinki in Hudson, NY last fall and returns by popular demand. He will be joined by musical director and accompanist, Tom Judson.

Astrid Riecken

    This Sunday, Terri White will take the stage at Club Helsinki in Hudson, NY as part of the Showstoppers New York Cabaret Series Helsinki on Broadway. The Broadway baritone chanteuse whose life brought her to the stages of Broadway, to living on the streets of New York City, and back!

For one performance, Terri will bring her special brand of charm, humor and powerhouse vocals to Hudson for a night of magical musical entertainment. In addition to her highly acclaimed work in cabaret, the Great White Way has embraced Terri in roles ranging from Barnum, Ain't Misbehavin', Welcome to the Club, Chicago, Finian's Rainbow, and the recent Broadway revival of Follies.

  This Sunday, May 26th - Club Helsinki in association with Showstoppers New York presents Judy Kuhn in All This Happiness as part of their Helsinki on Broadway cabaret series.

Judy Kuhn is a three time Tony nominee for her work in the Broadway musicals: Les Miserables, Chess, and She Loves Me. She was also the singing voice of Pocahantas in the 1995 animated Disney film of the same name, which means she sang the Academy Award winning song, “Colors of the Wind” in that movie.

In All This Happiness she weaves together tunes from the pop songwriters and musical theatre composers that have had the most influence on her.

  "Should Be Gone" - The Feelies, playing Helsinki Hudson tonight. 

  "Broken Bell" - David Jacobs-Strain

He'll be playing at Club Helsinki in Hudson, NY on May 18th. 

  "Soul on Fire" - Spencer Day

Spencer is performing at Helsinki Hudson tonight at 9 o'clock.

  "Go On Ahead and Go Home - Single" - Iris Dement - she'll be at Helsinki Hudson this Saturday.

Aimee Mann most recent album, Charmer, was released on her own SuperEgo label in September of last year. It was her 8th solo album after splitting with the new wave band, Til Tuesday in 1990. Mann is is playing at Helsinki Hudson in Hudson, NY on Thursday, April 18th at 8pm. Ted Leo will open.

Club Helsinki in Hudson, New York could hardly have found a better torchbearer for its Helsinki on Broadway series, which continues this Sunday, March 24 with a legend of the stage, Donna McKechnie and her new cabaret show, “Same Place: Another Time.”

  Len Cariou will be celebrating fifty years in show business at Helsinki Hudson on March 10th with a recollection of great stories and songs he has sung during his illustrious career on the Great White Way.

John Corbett

Feb 14, 2013
Bo Derek

    Actor, musician (Note: and heckuva nice guy - Sarah), John Corbett will bring his band to Club Helsinki in Hudson, NY on Thursday, February 21st. 

Corbett - who you may recognize from Northern Exposure, Sex and the City, United States of Tara, Parenthood, or My Big Fat Greek Wedding - has recently released his second country music album, Leaving Nothin’ Behind. The album is produced by Jon Randall Stewart with 7 songs written or co-written by Stewart.

    Linda Lavin had a huge hit television series as the harried, funny, wise waitress “Alice” for nine years beginning in 1976, and she’s done films and television. But it seems as though her heart, and her voice, belong to Broadway.

As a growing Broadway legend with her numerous starring roles on the Great White Way, Lavin will deliver a powerhouse performance at Club Helsinki on February 10th at 7PM for an 80-minute set of well-chosen songs and lively patter. It is part of the Helsinki on Broadway series presented in association with Showstoppers New York.

This Sunday, Malcom Gets becomes the next acclaimed artist to perform at Helsinki Hudson in Hudson, NY as part of the Showstoppers New York cabaret series “Helsinki on Broadway.”

Gets’ show, “I Happen to Like New York,” features songs from Rodgers and Hammerstein, Cole Porter, Stephen Sondheim, James Taylor, Peter Mills – and more!

This Saturday at 9pm, Tom Judson will perform “Nature Boy: Songs of Earth and Sky” as part of the Helsinki Hudson and Showstoppers New York series Helsinki on Broadway.

Susan Shacter

On Sunday, September 30th - Helsinki Hudson and Showstoppers New York continue their Helsinki on Broadway cabaret series with “An Evening with Victoria Clark: Stories and Songs from a Real-Life Fairy Tale”.

This Sunday at 7pm, Brent Barrett will perform a cabaret evening entitled “Night Songs” at Helsinki Hudson in Hudson, NY as part of their on-going Helsinki on Broadway Series produced in association with Showstoppers, New York. This evening is directed by Barry Kleinbort with Musical Direction by Christopher Denny.

Helsinki on Broadway

Aug 23, 2012

This Sunday, Helsinki Hudson in Hudson, New York launches their new “Helsinki on Broadway” cabaret series, presented in association with Showstoppers New York. Starting at 7pm, Faith Prince and Jason Graae will perform an evening entitled “The Prince and the Showboy” – they’ll sing their most requested Broadway tunes and pay tribute to Broadway composer, Jerry Herman.