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STEPHEN CLAIR and The Pushbacks (CANCELLED)
May 18, 2018 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
This concert will be rescheduled.
$15 presale $18 at the door
The term troubadour is bandied about quite a bit these days, used to define anyone from a heartland hero to those on an endless quest. However in the case of Stephen Clair, the description couldn’t be any more fitting. Devoted to the pursuit of music since early childhood, he later left his hometown in upstate New York [Clair lived and played here in Albany from the mod 80s to the mid 90s] to follow his muse to the typical roosting spots — Austin, San Francisco, New Orleans,New York City and even as far afield as the south of France. He honed his craft along the way, absorbing the trademark sounds of each place he adopted, creating a fertile mix of punk, rock, jazz, blues and soul in the process. Eventually he returned home, where he founded a musical boot camp and not only helped to groom the musicians but also gave them practical experience by recruiting him for his new album, one which trumpets the band in both name and execution. Clair’s staggering vocals are frequently compared to Ray Davies..… ultimately what emerges is an artist with a singular style and the confidence to conceive it. No Depression, Feb 2018
FREE PARKING, NO RESERVED SEATING