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Capital Region Chamber

The Linda - WAMC's Performing Arts Studio

339 Central Avenue
Albany , NY 12206

The Linda works to advance the arts and support the community. They have provided a public space for art and cultural expression and is constantly evolving to meet the needs and desires of its audience and community.

THE LINDA, WAMC's Performing Arts Studio, is a multi-purpose facility located at the corner of Central Avenue and Quail Street in Albany, New York. The 210-seat (365 capacity) performing arts studio hosts a diverse selection of events including concerts, debates, lectures, films, and other activities, many of which will be broadcast throughout WAMC's seven-state listening area.  To find out more, visit their website!

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When: Mon, Jul 13, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Where: The Linda - WAMC's Performing Arts Center, 339 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206
Cost: $17
Dale Watson is a honky tonk hero and country music maverick, a true outlaw carrying on where Waylon Jennings left off. A member of the Austin Music Hall of Fame, he stands alongside Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and George Strait as one of the finest country singers and songwriters from the Lone Star State. Although Dale has made his name as a Texas artist, he actually was born in Alabama. Moving to Houston as a teenager, his musical journey began right out of high school as he started playing clubs and local honky-tonks. In 1988, it led him to move to Los Angeles on the advice of rockabilly singer-guitarist Rosie Flores. He played in the house band at the legendary Palomino Club in Hollywood for a couple years and recorded a few singles before moving to Nashville to write songs for a publishing company run by Gary Morris (writer of such country/pop hits as "The Wind Beneath My Wings"). Commercial country did not fit the fiercely independent songwriter so Dale relocated to Austin, Texas where he got a record deal and wrote several songs poking fun at the industry side of Nashville, including "Nashville Rash" from his Hightone debut Cheatin' Heart Attack and "A Real Country Song" from his 1996 follow-up Blessed or Damned. After making three albums with Hightone, Dale released The Trucking Sessions on Koch Records in 1998. Including 14 original driving songs, the album received high praise and caused critics to compare him to chart-topping writer Red Simpson, who was responsible for some of the most iconic trucking tunes in country music. Just two years after this success, Dale's fiancee died in a car accident. As chronicled in the Zalman King documentary Crazy Again (2006), he turned to drugs and alcohol to cope with her loss and nearly died of an overdose. Dale then checked himself into a mental institution and left a year later, releasing his tribute album to her called Every Song I Write Is For You (2001). After recording a few more albums, he decided to take a break from touring and moved to Maryland to be closer to his daughters. Back in Texas and on the road in 2006, Dale has been trucking ever since, touring around the world and acting in films (The Thing Called Love, On the Borderline), on television (Friday Night Lights) and most recently, on stage in Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, a southern gothic musical by Stephen King and John Mellencamp . His rumbling baritone has also been heard on commercials for Shell, Monster.com and On the Border Restaurants. Dale signed with Red House Records in 2011 to release his 20th album called The Sun Sessions. Hailed as "one of the best country albums of the year" (Atlanta Journal Constitution), it was recorded at Memphis' legendary Sun Studios with The Texas Two (bassist Chris Crepps and drummer Mike Bernal) in the stripped-down style of Johnny Cash's earliest recordings. He followed this with El Rancho Azul, 14 fresh honky tonk originals about marriage, heartbreak and honkytonkin, which propelled Dale into the national spotlight with multiple appearances on late-night television and NPR.
When: Thu, Jul 16, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Where: The Linda - WAMC's Performing Arts Center, 339 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206
Cost: $8.00
Food For Thought is a monthly evening of food, film and discussion with a focus on films of social, political, environmental and community interest. Held on the third Thursday of each month, the night will feature food samples by Honest Weight Food Co-op, a feature film screening, and an open panel discussion.
When: Sat, Jul 18, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Where: The Linda - WAMC's Performing Arts Center, 339 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206
Cost: $8
Beyond Iconic introduces Dennis Stock in his own words and through hundreds of his famous photographs from the Golden Age of Hollywood, Jazz and the sixties through to his exploration of architecture, landscapes and nature. The film also brings us into one of Mr. Stock's last photography workshops as he pushes artists to greater self-awareness, intellectual depth while examining the issues of photography as a social force and art form. More than a biographic documentary Beyond Iconic look at Stock's brilliant and famous photography, his colorful and adventurous life, and his brassy personality as one of the most influential chroniclers of the late 20th century.
When: Sat, Jul 25, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Where: The Linda - WAMC's Performing Arts Center, 339 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206
Cost: $15
Afie Jurvanen isn't from the Bahamas. He's a Finnish-Canadian from Barrie-a working class town in rural Ontario. But his chosen epithet is fitting. Since 2009 he's been making music under the name Bahamas-writing songs about sunsets, love affairs, and making out with crooked smiles. Through simple arrangements, he charts an escape route from the snow belt to the coral reefs.
When: Sat, Aug 1, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Where: The Linda - WAMC's Performing Arts Center, 339 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206
Cost: $35 (special meet and greet with show $55)
Irish American Baritone Emmett O'Hanlon of Celtic Thunder has decided to use his time off between tours with Celtic Thunder to embark on a solo tour. It promises to be a night of music and laughter as Emmett performs some of his own material, Celtic Thunder classics and beloved Irish songs.
When: Sat, Aug 8, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Where: The Linda - WAMC's Performing Arts Center, 339 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206
Cost: $12
The Blues Band Showdown pits 4-6 local blues bands against each other for a chance to win a prize package inclueding cash, gigs and the right to compete in the Blues Foundation's International Blues Challenge in Memphis. Bands can enter up untill June 27th details at the CRBN website Chosen contestants will be announced by June 30th. The winner will be chosen by combining the judges' scores with audience vote, so be sure to cast your ballot for your favorite act of the night!
When: Sat, Aug 15, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Where: The Linda - WAMC's Performing Arts Center, 339 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206
Cost: $8
The indie comedy "Fourth Man Out," filmed in and around Albany last summer, tells the story of Adam, your average working-class auto mechanic living in small-town America, and his tightly-knit band of bros -- Chris, Nick and Ortiz -- with whom he does everything. On his 24th birthday, Adam decides it's time to finally tell his friends and family that he's gay. Will his straight-as-an-arrow best bros have his back? A lighthearted and unexpectedly subversive comedy about coming out of the blue-collar closet.
When: Thu, Aug 20, 2015 at 8:00 AM
Where: The Linda - WAMC's Performing Arts Center, 339 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206
Bob Schneider's fellow Texans as well as his rabid U.S. fanbase will testify to his abilities, as he has become the most awarded singer songwriter in Austin's history, winning over thirty Austin Music Awards. His scruffy good looks and strong, husky voice provide a good complement to his semi-confessional songwriting. The real beauty of Schneider's artistic career is about the freedom to constantly write, record and stockpile songs. While he's already released hundreds of songs with his bands, Schneider estimates there were at least a thousand songs that didn't fit his band's concepts.
When: Sat, Sep 12, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Where: The Linda - WAMC's Performing Arts Center, 339 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206
Cost: $18
Hosted by songwriter, roots scholar and multi-instrumentalist MichaelEck Peter Case is a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and producer, a mighty fine guitarist and a well-reviewed published author and yet, he's most at home on the stage. For 25 years, Peter, his guitar and his songs have mesmerized audiences from coast to coast, whether holding down a festival crowd, warming up the place for luminaries like Jackson Browne and John Prine or headlining his own nightclub shows -- of which he can claimed to have logged thousands. The American Roots Series at The Linda traces our musical family tree back to the source. The program, hosted by songwriter, roots scholar and multi-instrumentalist Michael Eck, is an examination of the varied musical styles that make up our country's rich cultural history. In simple terms, roots music, a phrase coined in the mid-90s, is a catch-all reference for new sounds derived from old styles; for music handed down from generation to generation. Blues, country, gospel, jazz and early rock & roll qualify as branches, with a wider canopy covering Cajun, Zydeco, Tejano and Native American chants and dances. Like its close relative "folk music," which was popularized by such greats as Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie and Phil Ochs, roots music tells stories of the "hopes, sorrows and convictions of ordinary people's everyday lives."
When: Fri, Sep 18, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Where: The Linda - WAMC's Performing Arts Center, 339 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206
With special guest Chuck Cannon The Linda is pleased to welcome her back Antje Duvekot. "Duvekot has gotten hotter, faster than any local songwriter in recent memory. Her songs feel at once fresh faced and firmly rooted, driven by the whispery sensuality of her voice. She believes in the redemptive power of the shared secret; and is utterly unafraid to mine the darkest corners of her life for songs that turn fear into resilience and isolation into community". The Boston Globe Antje Duvekot has solidified her reputation as one of Boston's top singer songwriters with "Big Dream Boulevard" her debut studio release and "the Near Demise of the Highwire Dancer" and "New Siberia" her follow-up albums. The debut CD was produced by Seamus Egan, founder of the Irish super group, SOLAS and the project was released on songwriter Ellis Paul's label and quickly attracted international attention for Antje. It was voted "#1 Folk Release of 2006" by the Boston Globe and was named to the "Top10 Releases of the Year" by National Public Radio's, Folk Alley. Her follow up albums "the Near Demise of the Highwire Dancer" and "New Siberia" were produced by Richard Shindell and along side with Richard feature other "folk royalty" such as John Gorka, Lucy Kaplancky and Mark Erelli.
When: Fri, Sep 25, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Where: The Linda - WAMC's Performing Arts Center, 339 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206
Cost: $18
Charlie Mars has been a journeyman artist with all the ups and downs that entails, from major label releases and high profile gigs opening for the likes of REM, KT Tunstall, Citizen Cope, Steve Earle, among others, from uncertainty to redemption. Like any songwriter worth his salt, Mars employs his art as a channel towards personal discovery, candidly exploring all the human limitations " from pride and fear to cynicism self-doubt " that stand in the way of his attaining true happiness. His 2009 breakthrough debut album Like A Bird, Like A Plane was followed by two years on the road; growing an increasingly fervent following while slowly compiling a sheaf of new songs. Blackberry Light his second album presented a gifted writer and musician at his confident and creative peak, a milestone work in what has proven to be a most extraordinary artistic evolution.
When: Sat, Sep 26, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Where: The Linda - WAMC's Performing Arts Center, 339 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206
Cost: $17.00
Now a Linda alum Bobby returns hot on the heels of his latest release Ode To Thinking. He emerged from London's club scene with a reputation for creating memorable songs inhabited by hauntingly poetic lyrics. As anyone whose attended his previous concerts here will attest Bobby's captivating performances leave it all onstage. Since relocating to New York, he has released two CDs of powerful original material: the first -- A Winter Tale (2011) -- an homage to his acoustic roots, while the second -- Wishbone (2013) -- bears a grittier sound that showcases his sorrow-filled voice and his stellar guitar playing. Ode to Thinking, his third full album, marries his varied musical influences, resulting in a strong collection of compelling new songs. We can't wait to hear the new album onstage and off.

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