405 Columbia Street, Hudson, NY 12534
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Free Admission, but donations are gratefully welcomed!!!

Saturday, April 24

The Dust Bowl Faeries duet (Ryder Cooley & Jon B. Woodin) will intrigue and enchant you with dark cabaret songs on accordion and acoustic guitar. Their eclectic repertoire of songs draw inspiration from circus, post-punk and Eastern European folk music. Hailing from the New York Hudson Valley, this dark carnival band was founded by inter-disciplinary artist Ryder Cooley and Hazel, a disembodied taxidermy ram who performs with the Faeries as their mascot-spirit animal. The ensemble recently released a new album, The Plague Garden, and their epic Candy Store video, produced and directed by Lisa M. Thomas.


Chuck Lamb, as a pianist and composer, has been with the Brubeck Brothers Quartet for 14 years and has performed with the Quartet and/or his own groups at numerous renowned festivals and venues around the world, including Jazz At Lincoln Center, the Newport Jazz Festival, the Monterey Jazz Festival, the Chinese National Orchestra (Singapore), the Russian National Orchestra at Tchaikovsky Hall (Moscow) and the Blue Note (Tokyo) to name a few.

Earlier in his career, Chuck co-founded the jazz fusion group, "Dry Jack," which Rolling Stone History of Music cited as one of the premiere, cutting edge fusion bands of the electric jazz movement. With Chuck’s original compositions, Dry Jack released two internationally acclaimed albums for the Inner City label and garnered global acclaim. The group shared the stage with many musical greats, including Ray Charles, Pat Metheny, Freddie Hubbard and McCoy Tyner.

In more recent collaborations, Chuck has released a number of highly acclaimed CDS and has played with many renowned artists, including Dave Brubeck, Bela Fleck, the Woody Herman Orchestra, Ernestine Anderson, Eddie Daniels, Dave Holland, "Cream" drummer Ginger Baker, Bennie Maupin (Herbie Hancock), Peter Frampton, David Benoit, Kenwood Dennard, Richie Cole, Larry Coryell, Terell Stafford, Ernie Watts and principal members of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Detroit Symphony and Albany Symphony.

To Our Helsinki Hudson Community:

As we continue to weather the storm, we think of all of you with love, tenderness, and concern.

This is indeed a challenging time unlike anything any of us could have imagined. We only hope that all of you are enduring your days with a modicum of calm and that each of you has a warm place to call home in this time of refuge.

As you know, we made the difficult decision to temporarily close The Restaurant at Helsinki Hudson, Club Helsinki Hudson, and our event space. It was not a decision we took lightly, but it was clearly the best outcome for the greater good - and now, of course, it has become pretty much the law of the land.

It has taken us awhile to come up for air and to begin to rework our massively busy schedule for the club and restaurant and to organize our thoughts and plans as things have unfolded. At this point we are moving on with gentle baby steps and proceeding day to day with lots of deliberation and forethought.

We are so sorry this has befallen you and all of us and our little planet. Even though the need for social distancing is keeping our actual arms by our sides, we are reaching out here to you with virtual hugs and much love. We so deeply look forward to the day and time when we can reopen our doors and celebrate a new dawn with good food, drink, and music - or as we like to think of it, food for the soul. It's that image we try to keep front and center in our minds and our hearts, to help get us through these dark days as we inch forward back into the light.

With much love,

Deborah, Marc, and Cameron



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Helsinki Hudson is comprised of Club Helsinki, a nationally recognized music venue, and the adjacent, award-winning Restaurant at Helsinki. In addition to serving up world-class music as well as an Incredible Seasonal New American Menu, our versatile venue is available for hire as a unique site for private parties and events.

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