Guthrie Bell Productions has announced three shows coming to Cohoes Music Hall in April and May: New Riders of the Purple Sage, Amy Helm and Alejandro Escovedo.
Formed in 1971 as a side project of the Grateful Dead, New Riders of the Purple Sage has continued touring through deaths of founders and changes to the lineup. They recently teamed up with Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter and released their first album in nearly 20 years, Where I Came From.
They will take the stage in Cohoes on Friday, April 1. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door.
Amy Helm, daughter of The Band’s deceased drummer Levon Helm and singer Libby Titus, has been making music for most of her life. She got her start as a member of alt-country group Ollabelle. She was a longtime performer in her father’s bands up until his death in 2012. Her debut solo album, Didn’t It Rain, was released last July.
Helm will play the Cohoes Music Hall on Friday, April 22. Tickets are $27 in advance and $30 at the door.
Alejandro Escovedo began his career in the first-wave punk band The Nuns. He moved to a more Americana/alt-country sound in the ’80s and collaborated with Whiskeytown and Ryan Adams in ’97. He released a number of albums between 1992 and 2012 and most recently appeared and sang in the Veronica Mars movie in 2014.
Escovedo will be at Cohoes Music Hall on Wednesday, May 11. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.
Tickets for all three shows are on sale now. See the Cohoes Music Hall website for more information.