Upcoming shows & Events

Musician
  • WhoKeith Pray Big Band
  • DateMay 2, 2017
  • Time8:00
  • FeeNo Cover

The Big Soul Ensemble is a lot of band with a lot of soul.  Comprised of over a dozen of the Capital Region's finest musicians, the Big Soul Ensemble pays homage to the past while playing material specifically written or arranged for the band, by its own members.


Musician
  • WhoMake A Wish Beer & Wine Pairing
  • DateMay 24, 2017
  • Time7PM
  • Fee$75

Mad Jack Brewing Company at The Van Dyck Lounge will be hosting a Make A Wish Fundraiser for the Delicato Family Vineyard Fundraising Campaign:

Who has partnered with Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area to help make wishes come true for kids like Alicia, age 7. Alicia is battling Leukimia and is undergoing a bone marrow transplant. She wishes to go a cruise to the Caribbean. She is looking forward to swimmng with dolphins, enjoying beautiful white sand beaches and spending time with her family. Buy Your Tickets to the Event Here:


Musician
  • WhoDUKE ROBILLARD BAND
  • DateJune 3, 2017
  • Time6:30&8:30
  • Fee$18 Advance $22 Day of
NOTICE: UPON THE PURCHASE OF TICKETS AN EMAIL WILL BE SENT TO THE VAN DYCK CONFIRMING YOUR PURCHASE. THIS PURCHASE GUARANTEES FULL-SERVICE DINING SEATING BEFORE AND DURING THE EVENT. DOORS TO ALL SHOWS OPEN 1 HOUR PRIOR TO THE START. SEATING CHART WILL BE DONE BASED ON THE QUANTITY PURCHASED. SEPARATE TRANSACTIONS ARE NOT GUARANTEED TO SIT TOGETHER. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SIT WITH A LARGE PARTY PURCHASE TICKETS THROUGH ONE ACCOUNT. ENJOY!

Duke Robillard’s career path was forged in 1967 when he founded the iconic Roomful of Blues, later holding down the guitar spot in The Fabulous Thunderbirds (following Jimmie Vaughan’s departure), then working with rockabilly maverick Robert Gordon and recording two albums with the Legendary Blues Band (a sterling group of former members of Muddy Waters’ bands).

In addition, Duke has logged countless gigs over the years as a producer, bandleader and guitar player with a plethora of giants of blues, roots and jazz music. That laundry list includes late icons such as Big Joe Turner, Jimmy Witherspoon, Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, Jay McShann, Rosco Gordon and Herb Ellis, as well as contemporaries Bob Dylan, Dr. John, Jay Geils, Joe Louis Walker, Billy Boy Arnold and Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne.

Since 1980, Duke’s been a touring bandleader for 98% of the time with nearly 30 albums to his credit under his own name. He is a two-time Grammy nominee and multi Blues Music Award winning guitarist that focuses on the music that has informed his over 50-year career as a performing artist, bandleader and producer of seminal American roots music. He is the true link from those great artists of the past to the current and future of roots music. With the recent passing of B.B. King and the aging of other blues elders, Duke continues to carry his blues torch high, leading the music from the wilderness into the light.

 

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Musician
  • WhoPeter Asher & Albert Lee
  • DateJune 17, 2017
  • Time6:30 & 8:3
  • Fee$28 Advance $32 Day Of

NOTICE: UPON THE PURCHASE OF TICKETS AN EMAIL WILL BE SENT TO THE VAN DYCK CONFIRMING YOUR PURCHASE. THIS PURCHASE GUARANTEES FULL-SERVICE DINING SEATING BEFORE AND DURING THE EVENT. DOORS TO ALL SHOWS OPEN 1 HOUR PRIOR TO THE START. SEATING CHART WILL BE DONE BASED ON THE QUANTITY PURCHASED. SEPARATE TRANSACTIONS ARE NOT GUARANTEED TO SIT TOGETHER. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SIT WITH A LARGE PARTY PURCHASE TICKETS THROUGH ONE ACCOUNT. ENJOY!

As individuals in the world of music, Peter Asher and Albert Lee have done it all. They have played on – or produced – some of the biggest-selling albums ever released and performed in stadiums and concert halls all over the world. In fact, their combined influence and contribution to music spans over a century and includes work with Eric Clapton, Dolly Parton and The Beatles. So it is no surprise that when they get together they are a force to be reckoned with.

Now the multi-Grammy Award-winning Asher and Lee, who was voted Guitar Player Magazine’s Best Country Guitar Picker five times, have gone on the road together. Influenced by their earliest days as musicians and performers, Asher and Lee’s show is a history of song, and promises acoustic performances of classic songs and stories about their illustrious careers. Lee and Asher have known each other for years and share a love for the early rock and roll made by Buddy Holly and The Crickets. But they only started playing together a couple of years ago after their managers encouraged them to work as a duo after they teamed up for some songs at a Buddy Holly Birthday Bash. 

“We kind of mix it up, really,” Lee says. “We do songs mostly by people we were involved with. I’ve been a long-time member of The Crickets, too. That gives me the right to sing a Buddy Holly song, I suppose.” 

Despite decades of acclaim, Asher remains humble about his own musical talents and jokes about Lee’s superiority as a guitarist. “He’s such a good guitar player people tend to overlook what a good singer he is,” Asher adds. “I’m just there for contrast.” As the bespectacled half of Sixties rockers Peter & Gordon, one of the biggest roots acts in the world in their pre-Beatles, pre-Simon & Garfunkel days, Asher had 10 top 40 hits, including I Got to Pieces and the Paul McCartney-penned World Without Love, which topped the charts in more than 30 countries. Not bad for a song that which "Paul maddeningly finished in eight minutes” and was deemed “too cute” by John Lennon. “Yes, I have the original, just in case the music business goes down and I have to run like the wind to Sotheby's," laughs Asher. 

Asher’s connection to the Beatles does not end there. McCartney once dated a model called Jane Asher, who also happens to be Peter’s sister, and lived in the Asher house, rooming next to Peter. If that was not enough, by coincidence, Asher’s mother taught Beatles producer George Martin to play the oboe. The friendship between McCartney and Asher led to Peter becoming A&R director for The Beatles' record label, Apple. While there he discovered and signed a then unknown singer named James Taylor, who he managed and produced. As a manger and producer, Asher also guided the careers of everyone from Bonnie Raitt, Cher and Randy Newman to Robin Williams, Billy Joel, Diana Ross, Ed Sheeran and more. He remains the only Artist Manager to be featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, and his studio work has led to two Grammy Awards for Producer of the Year. 

Despite these achievements, Asher does not outshine Lee. Lee, one of the most respected guitarists in the world, began his career as a touring musician in the early Sixties and made his name playing R&B, country and rockabilly. It wasn’t long before he was sharing a stage with Joe Cocker, Eric Clapton and Emmylou Harris. This led to a 25-year stint as music director of the Everly Brothers and coincided with Lee’s studio and stage work with Vince Gill, Roseanne Cash, and also Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson and Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings. Even with all this, he found the time to record 10 solo and band albums. His work has led to four Grammy Awards nominations and two awards. Lee is also among the world-class musicians who appeared at the Concert for George, a memorial to George Harrison, at the Royal Albert Hall.

As well as touring with Lee, Asher is musical supervisor on Bright Star, Steve Martin’s Broadway musical which was nominated for five 2016 Tony Awards (Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score, Best Performance by an Actress, and Best Orchestrations) but lost out to the dominance of Lin Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton.

 

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Musician
  • WhoGreg Howe
  • DateAugust 4, 2017
  • Time7PM & 9 PM
  • Fee$22 adv. / $26 day of

NOTICE: UPON THE PURCHASE OF TICKETS AN EMAIL WILL BE SENT TO THE VAN DYCK CONFIRMING YOUR PURCHASE. THIS PURCHASE GUARANTEES FULL-SERVICE DINING SEATING BEFORE AND DURING THE EVENT. DOORS TO ALL SHOWS OPEN AT LEAST 1 HOUR PRIOR TO THE START. SEATING CHART WILL BE DONE BASED ON THE QUANTITY PURCHASED. SEPARATE TRANSACTIONS ARE NOT GUARANTEED TO SIT TOGETHER. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SIT WITH A LARGE PARTY PURCHASE TICKETS THROUGH ONE ACCOUNT. ENJOY!

In his 30 year career, Greg Howe has produced, written and arranged nine solo instrumental studio albums along with two collaboration albums with Richie Kotzen of the Winery Dogs. In addition, Howe has contributed to a long list of albums/records by other artists.

VIDEO:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXpV76A00tg&feature=youtu.be

Greg Howe has collaborated with artists such as Dennis Chambers, Victor Wooten, Richie Kotzen, Jason Becker, Billy Sheehan, Stu Hamm, Simon Phillips, Marco Minneman, and Eddie Jobson.  He's also made a name for himself as a stellar sideman and session musician with artists like Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Rihanna, Enrique Iglesias, and many more.  His TV appearances include The Grammy's, American Music Awards, The Tonight Show, The Today Show, The Billboard Awards, Teen Choice Awards,  just to name a few.

Howe has also developed a solid reputation as a technical innovator, particularly for his strong utilization of tapping, unusual time signatures and his "hammer-on from nowhere" legato method. His self-titled debut album "Greg Howe" is ranked tenth best shred album of all time by Guitar World Magazine.

In 2006, Shrapnel Records celebrated Greg's 20 year career with “Collection – The Shrapnel Years” – an album containing some of his best musical moments — comprised of  shred fest ditties such as "Bad Racket" and "Joker's Wild," as well as the popular "Jump Start" and the funky "Howe 'Bout It." These tracks also contain standout performances by some of the greatest musicians in progressive music, including drummers Dennis Chambers and Atma Anur, Keyboardist Vitalij Kuprij, as well as bassists Billy Sheehan and Victor Wooten along with other world class players.

In 2012 Greg Howe decide to take a break from the instrumental world and announced that he would be putting together a rock band named Maragold, which had much international success.

Greg Howe's new album, "Wheelhouse", which is due out later this year, marks a highly anticipated return to his solo instrumental work. It features Greg Howe at his best along with an appearance from guitar legend, Richie Kotzen (Winery Dogs, Mr. Big).  Described by Howe as his most personal work to date, the album is destined to again set the bar for guitarists everywhere.

Musical trends may come and go, but you always know what's in store with a new Greg Howe release, and this veteran shredder certainly won't disappoint with this breathtaking showcase as one of the best rock/fusion players in the world.

NEW ALBUM DESCRIPTION:  Greg Howe "Wheelhouse" is paying homage to what Greg Howe is best known for. The album also has a somewhat throwback vibe to it in which there are musical ideas that you'll most commonly find on some of Greg Howe's previous albums such as "Introspection" and "Tilt". The sound is very upbeat, with a special guest appearance by Richie Kotzen from the Winery Dogs.

SHOW/TOUR DESCRIPTION: You can expect Greg Howe doing Greg Howe and if you like the way he plays you'll get a live version of that. Greg Howe will be performing new songs off of the most current album "Wheelhouse", but will also perform his most popular and fan favorite songs such as "Jump Start", "Kick it all over", "Sunny", and many more.

Greg Howe endorses: DV Mark Amps, Kiesel Guitars, D'Addario Strings, Seymour Duncan Pickups, and Carl Martin Pedals.

 
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Musician
  • WhoThe Stick Men Featuring Tony Levin
  • DateAugust 12, 2017
  • Time6:30&8:30
  • Fee$22.50 Advance $25 Day Of


NOTICE: UPON THE PURCHASE OF TICKETS AN EMAIL WILL BE SENT TO THE VAN DYCK CONFIRMING YOUR PURCHASE. THIS PURCHASE GUARANTEES FULL-SERVICE DINING SEATING BEFORE AND DURING THE EVENT. DOORS TO ALL SHOWS OPEN AT LEAST 1 HOUR PRIOR TO THE START. SEATING CHART WILL BE DONE BASED ON THE QUANTITY PURCHASED. SEPARATE TRANSACTIONS ARE NOT GUARANTEED TO SIT TOGETHER. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SIT WITH A LARGE PARTY PURCHASE TICKETS THROUGH ONE ACCOUNT. ENJOY!

STICK MEN - Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto, the powerhouse bass and drums of the group King Crimson for a few decades, bring that tradition to all their playing. Levin plays the Chapman Stick, from which the band takes it’s name. Having bass and guitar strings, the Chapman Stick functions at times like two instruments. Markus Reuter plays his self-designed touch style guitar – again covering much more ground than a guitar or a bass. And Mastelotto’s drumming encompasses not just the acoustic kit, but a unique electronic setup too, allowing him to add loops, samples, percussion, and more. New studio album Prog Noir was released in October 2016, and the band is touring the USA and Canada in August/September 2017, and in 2018 will perform at the Cruise To The Edge 2018 and in Central America and The Caribbean (with special guest David Cross, ex-King Crimson), and in Europe in March 2016.

TONY LEVIN - Born in Boston, Tony Levin started out in classical music, playing bass in the Rochester Philharmonic. Then moving into jazz and rock, he has had a notable career, recording and touring with John Lennon, Pink Floyd, Yes, Alice Cooper, Gary Burton, Buddy Rich and many more. In addition to touring with Stick Men, he is currently a member of King Crimson and Peter Gabriel Band, and jazz bands Levin Brothers and L’Image. His popular website, tonylevin.com, featured one of the web’s first blogs, and has over 4 million visits.

PAT MASTELOTTO - Very rarely does a drummer go on to forge the most successful career on the demise of their former hit band. Phil Collins and Dave Grohl have managed it, so too has Pat Mastelotto, a self taught drummer from Northern California, who has also been involved with pushing the envelope of electronic drumming. Pat has spent a lifetime jumping genres from pop, to prog, to electronica to world music with – among others – Mr. Mister, XTC, David Sylvian, The Rembrandts, Kimmo Pohjonen, and for the last 20 years with King Crimson.

MARKUS REUTER - Markus is a composer, guitarist, and producer. Initially trained as a pianist, he subsequently studied Robert Fripp’s Guitar Craft and learned to play the Chapman Stick, later moving onto the U8 Touch Guitar. Reuter has released several solo recordings and worked extensively with other musicians. 

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