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Thursday, May 4, 2017
The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall presents
The Wailin’ Jennys
7:30 p.m.
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 30 2nd St, Troy, NY 12180
Tickets: $39, $32, $29
Tickets are available now via phone, (518) 273-0038, in person, or online at www.troymusichall.org. Tickets are available at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Box Office, 30 Second Street, Troy, Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Wailin’ Jennys return to the Hall! The Jennys are Nicky Mehta, Ruth Moody and Heather Masse—three distinct voices that together make an achingly perfect vocal sound. Starting as a happy accident of solo singer-songwriters getting together for a one-time-only performance at a tiny guitar shop in Winnipeg, Manitoba, The Wailin’ Jennys have grown over the years into one of today’s most beloved international folk acts. Founding members Ruth Moody and Nicky Mehta along with New York-based Heather Masse continue to create some of the most exciting and exquisite music on the folk-roots scene, stepping up their musical game with each critically-lauded recording and thrilling audiences with their renowned live performances. Together they forge a unified folk-pop sound—all delivered with the irresistible vocal power of three.

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Friday, May 5, 2017
The Folkus Project presents
Loren Barrigar and Mark Mazengarb
8 p.m.
May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 East Genesee St, Syracuse, NY
Tickets range from $15 to $20. More info is available at www.folkus.org. Advance sale tickets are available via PayPal and other methods; advance ticket holders receive preferential seating.
The area’s favorite international guitar duo perform stunning duets, featuring their world class guitar talents. They share a unique musical chemistry and stage presence seldom found among musicians.

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Friday, May 12, 2017
The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall presents
The Kingston Trio
7:30 p.m.
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 30 2nd St, Troy, NY 12180
Tickets: $37, $29
Tickets are available now via phone, (518) 273-0038, in person, or online at www.troymusichall.org. Tickets are available at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Box Office, 30 Second Street, Troy, Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Formed in 1957, The Kingston Trio emerged from San Francisco’s North Beach club scene to take the country by storm, bringing the rich tradition of American folk music into the mainstream for the first time. During the late 50s & early 60s, the Trio enjoyed unprecedented record sales and worldwide fame, while influencing the musical tastes of a generation. The Trio is one of the few groups today that has survived the many changes in the world of music, remaining consistent in their sound, which may explain their resurgence in popularity over the last few years. Today, the Kingston Trio consists of George Grove, Bill Zorn and Rick Dougherty. Through changing times, the Trio has played on, remaining popular and known for great songs that sound as good today as the first time you heard them. Over forty years after the song, “Tom Dooley” shot to the top of the charts, the Trio is still on the road 30 weeks out of the year, bringing back all the great memories and making new ones.

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Saturday, May 13, 2017
Golden Link Folk Singing Society presents: Bill Staines
7:30 p.m.
Rochester Christian Reformed Church, 2750 Atlantic Ave., Penfield, NY 14526
Advance $20 ($15 for Golden Link members); at the door $22 ($17 for Golden Link members); $10 for students; free to children 12 and under.
Quintessential folk musician Bill Staines brings a slice of Americana to Rochester with his songs of cowboys, Yukon adventurers, fisherman, truckers, and everyday working people.

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Friday, May 19, 2017
The Folkus Project presents
Ellis Paul
8 p.m.
May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 East Genesee St, Syracuse, NY
Tickets range from $15 to $20. More info is available at www.folkus.org. Advance sale tickets are available via PayPal and other methods; advance ticket holders receive preferential seating.
Wise, tender, brilliant and biting, Ellis Paul is one of the leading voices in American songwriting. His joyful enthusiasm and sweet voice make him one of the folk circuit’s most popular performers. Paul has built a vast catalog of music which weds striking poetic imagery and philosophical introspection with hook-laden melodies.

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