Here are two shows with four musicians starting at 5pm this afternoon. In baseball parlance, we have a twi-night doubleheader.
Over in the parking lot behind City Winery, the last show of this summer’s Hudson Square Music and Wine Festival gets going at 5:30pm. Up then will be Sasha Dobson. Last spring, Sasha recorded a new album, titled Aquarius. Aquarius was released a few months back and tonight Sasha will be be playing songs from it Sasha will be be playing songs from as a duo. Sasha has another show at The Living Room tomorrow and then heads to Norway.
Following Sasha will be Carolyn Wonderland, a Houston native and a longtime Austin resident. She plays electric blues, singing in a voice somewhat reminiscent of Janis Joplin and plays guitar in a style like that of Stevie Ray Vaughn. Carolyn is well known in Texas and has played with Los Lobos and Robert Earl Keen and jammed with Bob Dylan and Ray Benson, the Asleep at the Wheel leader.
Things at City Winery should wrap up around 7:30 or thereabouts, giving you about an hour to get over to The Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2. Elizabeth and The Catapult will play there at 8:30pm. Elizabeth is back in New York City after touring the country with Kishi Bashi for a couple of months and finishing recording her next album, Like It Never Happened. I’m not sure of the format Elizabeth will be playing in tonight, but her last show was with a full band and that is what I guess we’ll see tonight.
At 9:30 Sonya Kitchell will take over the Rockwood 2 stage. I don’t know whether Sonya is playing solo or with a band, but Sonya is working on a new album, so expect some new material.
Sasha Dobson and Carolyn Wonderland, 5th Annual Hudson Square Music & Wine Festival (in the parking lot behind City Winery), 155 Varick Street between Spring and Vandam Streets (1 Train to Houston or Canal Streets, C or E Trains to Spring Street), 5:30pm, Free
Elizabeth and The Catapult (8:30pm), Sonya Kitchell (9:30pm), Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2, 196 Allen Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly recommended)