Sound Examine: Rita Ryan's Listening Picks | October 2023

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Rita Ryan is the host of “LocalMotion” on WVKR (Wednesdays, 4-6pm) and a New York Blues Corridor of Fame inductee.

Every month right here we go to with a member of the neighborhood to search out out what music they have been digging.

Provided that I host a radio present that focuses on music within the Hudson Valley, I hearken to numerous music from musicians in our space and people coming to carry out right here. I have been having fun with a number of new music releases this 12 months from artists corresponding to Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams (Reside at Levon’s), Membership d’Elf (You By no means Know), James Maddock (Evening Work), Scott Petito (Many Worlds), Carolyn Marosy (Loners, Misfits & Rebels), Annalyse and Ryan (Trilogy), Sarah Fimm, David Baron, and too many others to listing right here. A part of my listening to music is thru going out to expertise it at our world-class space venues. Not too long ago, I noticed Tuba Skinny at Colony; Nduduzo Makhathini on the Falcon; Blissful Traum and Pals at Maverick Concert events; opera, theater, and orchestras at Bard Faculty’s Fisher Heart; and Kurt Rosenwinkel, Samara Pleasure, Tower of Energy, and Bonnie Raitt on the Saratoga Jazz Pageant. I am wanting ahead to seeing the Squirrel Nut Zippers at Levon Helm Studios on November 11. The Woodstock Movie Pageant is an annual occasion that I totally take pleasure in attending. It is internet hosting extraordinary stay music performances this 12 months, along with numerous movies. There’s a new venue open in Saugerties referred to as the Native, which has fairly the eclectic lineup on its calendar. We’re past fortunate to stay in an space that is so culturally wealthy and crammed with excellent music venues, museums, and theater.