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7 shows to see this week: Oct. 26-28

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Eilen Jewell and Jerry Miller play the Hangar Theatre Wednesday, Oct. 27.

Eilen Jewell returns to play the Hangar Theatre, City and Colour comes back to the State Theatre, and Pearly Baker’s Best gets a jump on Halloween weekend at the Dock. Plus, some other local favorites will perform around the area.

Please be sure to check with each venue for its covid protocols, as well as potential postponement or cancellations due to the weather. Stay safe, and enjoy as much live music as you can in the coming days!

Two of a Kind

A longtime favorite of CNY music fans, Eilen Jewell will make a welcome return to Ithaca for a rare duo show – she’ll be accompanied by her stellar guitarist, Jerry Miller, who’s one of the best pickers around. The Boise, Idaho-based Jewell’s eighth album, “Gypsy,” was released in 2019 by Signature Sounds – it showcases her trademark blend of country, blues, and folk while further burnishing her reputation as “Queen of the Minor Key.”

When: 8 p.m. Wednesday

Where: Hangar Theatre

Cost: $25-$30, available online here.

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Note: audience members ages 12 and up must show proof of vaccination and a valid ID, and wear a face mask at all times inside the building. Go here to learn more.

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City and Colour returns to the State Theatre Tuesday night.

Colourful Canadian

Indie-rock staple City and Colour – the project of singer-songwriter Dallas Green – will return to Ithaca for the first time since 2105 to promote its new album “A Pill for Loneliness.” Produced with Jacquire King (Tom Waits, Kings of Leon), the album showcases Green’s expanded sonic palette and emotional, evocative lyrics. A co-founder of hardcore luminaries Alexisonfire, Green also teamed up with Alecia Moore (a.k.a. P!nk) to record as folk duo “You+Me.” Ruby Waters, the fast-rising Métis/Slovakian singer-songwriter, will open the show; her EP, “If It Comes Down To It,” came out last fall.

When: 8 p.m. Tuesday

Where: State Theatre of Ithaca

Cost: $35-$45, available here.

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Note: audience members ages 12 and up must show proof of vaccination and a valid ID, and wear a face mask at all times inside the building. Go here to learn more.

Richman returns

The “Firelight Live” series continues with local singer-songwriter Dave Richman, who will be joined by percussionist Damien Dodge for an intimate show inside the Firelight tent.

When: 6-8 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Firelight Camps

Cost: free

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Dan Paolangeli and Lisa Bloom want YOU to come to Tuesday Bluesday at the Dock.

Still Got The Blues

Tuesday Bluesday continues its revival at the Dock, with Dan Paolangeli, Andy Lockwood, Lisa Bloom, and a host of other talented local musicians joining forces for a night of rockin’ blues and more.

When: Postponed due to bad weather!!

Where: The Dock

Cost: free

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Richie Stearns returns to South Hill Cider Thursday night.

Banjo Man

Richie Stearns returns to South Hill, bringing with him decades of experience on old-time banjo and tenor guitar, as well as his vast trove of traditional tunes and original songs from his various projects: the Horse Flies, Richie and Rosie, and many more.

When: 4-7 p.m. Thursday

Where: South Hill Cider

Cost: free

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Wingnut plays Lucky Hare Brewing in Hector Thursday night.

Trio Grande

Local favorites Wingnut – drummer Zaun Marshburn, bassist Walt Lorenzut and keyboardist Michael Stark – return with their vast catalog of originals that draw on jazz, rock and other influences.

When: 5-8 p.m. Thursday

Where: Lucky Hare Brewing Company, Hector

Cost: free

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Shaka plays Press Bay Alley Thursday night.

Positive Vibrations

A staple of the Ithaca and Brooktondale music scenes, Shaka will draw from his extensive catalog of classic roots reggae from Culture, Peter Tosh, Bob Marley and other legendary acts.

When: 5-7 p.m. Thursday

Where: Press Bay Alley, Lucky Hare Stage

Cost: free

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Rachel Beverly plays Grist Iron Brewing Thursday night.

Strumming Songs

Ithaca singer-songwriter Rachel Beverly will spotlight her unique take on popular cover tunes, along with a growing catalog of original songs, including her latest single, “Our Love.”

When: 5-8 p.m. Thursday

Where: Grist Iron Brewing, Hector

Cost: free

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Pearly Baker's Best comes to the Dock Thursday night.

Night of the Dead

Pearly Baker’s Best returns from Syracuse for a spooky night of songs, drawing from its repertoire of nearly 200 tunes from the Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia Band, and others – not to mention the occasional original. The band includes Charley Orlando (guitar/vocals), Brian Lauri (keyboards/vocals), Eric Brown (lead guitar/vocals), Eric Wise (bass/vocals), Brian Welch (drums/vocals) and Tim Bergen (drums)

When: 8 p.m. Thursday

Where: The Dock

Cost: $10

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Jim Catalano covers the Finger Lakes music scene for WITH (90.1 FM in Ithaca, WITHradio.org) and its affiliates.