Shawn Colvin, Matthew Sweet top Hudson Valley weekend events
This weekend in the Hudson Valley features entertainment acts who got their big break in the ‘90s, but have managed to stay relevant well into the 21st century.
Thursday-Saturday: Tommy Davidson at Levity Live
While “In Living Color” is making its way back to TV, one of its original stars, comedian Tommy Davidson, never left. With three Showtime comedy specials under his belt, the energetic comic and impressionist loves musicians (he’s opened for everyone from Patti LaBelle to Kenny G), and has a knack for impersonating even more (his incomprehensible Michael McDonald might be his best). His Levity Live show is open to audiences 21 and over.
When: 8 p.m., Thursday, June 21; 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, June 22; 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, June 23; 7 p.m. Sunday, June 24
Saturday: Matthew Sweet at Tarrytown Music Hall
Rock spanned a lot of genres throughout the ‘90s, but one of the most accessible yet innovative alt-rock acts to frequent the airwaves was Matthew Sweet. The singer-songwriter’s singles “Girlfriend,” “Sick of Myself” and “I’ve Been Waiting” were mainstays on modern-rock stations. In 2012, he’s touring to promote a different kind of “Modern Art,” his latest album, which shares that name.
When: 8 p.m., Saturday, June 23
Sunday: Shawn Colvin at Bearsville Theater
Three-time Grammy winner Shawn Colvin may have picked up a guitar when she was 10, but it took until her early 30s to snag her first record deal. Another decade would pass before she scored her only mainstream hit in the late ‘90s, “Sunny Came Home.” Now in her mid-50s, Colvin still resonates with folk, adult-contemporary and country fans alike, even if her singles don’t air on mainstream radio anymore. Satellite radio, however, has been pushing the title track from her latest album, “All Fall Down,” which she tells Newsday Westchester carries a simple message: “If you fall down, get back up again.”
When: 8 p.m., Sunday, June 24