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COHOES — Music Hall Arts Alliance and the City of Cohoes will welcome John Waite to the Cohoes Music Hall on Friday, Oct. 19.
Waite’s talent for power ballads and driving arena rock made him a fixture of album-oriented rock radio stations during the ’70s and ’80. He will perform his catalogue of hits from his 40-year career as a solo artist, and as a member of The Babys and Bad English. His catalogue of hits features some of the most loved songs of the ’80s and ’90s. They include No. 1 Worldwide hit “Missing You,” The Baby’s “Isn’t It Time,” and Bad English’s “When I See You Smile.” Others hits include “Tears,” “Change” and “These Times Are Hard for Lovers.”
Waite’s most recent recordings, “The Wooden Heart-Acoustic Anthology” features a stripped back format — vocals and acoustic guitar only — and highlights the core essence of the songs themselves. He threads newly-penned original compositions while reworking some of his favorite material alongside smartly chosen covers by the likes of Bob Dylan (“Girl From The North Country”), Donovan (“Catch The Wind”) and Richard Thompson, into an authentic and soul stirring musical statement.
Tickets cost $29.50 and $39.50, and can be purchased at thecohoesmusichall.org, by phone at (877) 987-6487 and in-person at the Music Hall Box Office two hours prior to any show.
Ottmar Liebert & LUna Negra
Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra will also perform at Cohoes Music Hall on Thursday, Oct. 25.
Ottmar Liebert has become one of the most successful instrumental artists of the past few decades, entertaining audiences around the world and releasing a catalog of 33 classic albums including live recordings, an orchestral album for Sony Classical, a binaural surround sound recording, remix albums, a lullaby and a flamenco-reggae album. During his career, he has played more than 2,000 concerts worldwide. Ottmar Liebert and Luna Negra have played two concerts with the New Mexico Philharmonic featuring Liebert’s music arranged by bassist, Jon Gagan. These two concerts, to date, have broken attendance records for the New Mexico Philharmonic. Liebert has been nominated for five Grammy awards.
His global success can be attributed to a myriad of things — his creative vision, his determination, and a strong sense of melody. Born in Cologne, Germany, he began playing guitar at 11. After pursuing his dreams of playing rock music in Boston, he settled in Santa Fe, N.M. Santa Fe was a fresh start for Liebert in many ways and in addition to returning to the acoustic guitar, he remained open to letting the place define the music he made. It was this openness to the local landscape that defined what was to become his musical style, a mix of Spanish, Mexican and World elements, strong melodies tinged with a shade of melancholy, balanced with upbeat rhythms.
Tickets for Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra cost $35 and $55. Tickets can be purchased at thecohoesmusichall.org, by phone at (877) 987-6487 and in-person at the Music Hall Box Office two hours prior to any show.