Helsinki presents The 7th episode of Wish You Were Hear

HUDSON New York – Saturday, April 24th, 8pm | The 7th episode of Wish You Were Hear, Jazzy Lunar Madness will feature the dark humor of the Dust Bowl Faeries duet with special guest jazz pianist extraordinaire Chuck Lamb. Together they will present a dreamy salute to that illuminating doyenne of the night sky. Dust Bowl Faeries enchants and amuses with dark cabaret songs on accordion, guitar and musical saw. Chuck will be performing a rare solo set. WYWH is produced by Experiential Design Artist Corey Aldrich and will broadcast LIVE from the Club Helsinki stage. Tickets are available on a donation basis to support the musicians in these difficult times of ongoing closure. The show begins at 8:00pm EST/NY streaming from a private YouTube link, which is emailed to guests when they register for tickets.


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.

Dust Bowl Faeries duet (Ryder Cooley and Jon B. Woodin) play a unique variety of dark carnival dream music on accordion, singing saw and acoustic guitar. Hailing from the New York Hudson Valley, the band was founded by artist Ryder Cooley and Hazel, a taxidermy ram who performs with the band as their mascot spirit animal. The faeries’ eclectic repertoire of songs draws inspiration from circus, post-punk and Eastern European folk music. The Dust Bowl Faeries quintet recently released a new album, The Plague Garden, along with a new video, Candy Store, produced and directed by Lisa M. Thomas of Thin Edge Films. In addition to their most recent release Plague Garden, the band has released two EP’s, Beloved Monster and The Dark Ride Mixes, and a self-titled debut album, produced by music critic Seth Rogovoy, featuring Tommy Stinson (Replacements) & Melora Creager (Rasputina).

“Americana by way of pagan cabaret” Bay Area Reporter 2020

“The band creates sounds both mystical and ethereal, and have drawn comparisons to… David Lynch, Dresden Dolls and Dead Can Dance.” Stitched Sound 2020


The virtual variety show ‘Wish You Were Hear,’ features the wistful verses and morbid amusements of house band Dust Bowl Faeries, paired with a curated program of monthly musical special guests. WYWH is a live event, produced by Experiential Design Artist Corey Aldrich at the acclaimed live music venue Club Helsinki, in Hudson NY. The show is recorded LIVE before a streamed audience.


“On March 13th, Helsinki Hudson joined the nation-wide closure to the events and performance industry that continues. When performances stop, income stops for all including full and part time employees and the countless artists that regularly play on the stage. This has created an unprecedented hardship, but we are still hanging in there.” said Deb McDowell, Co-Owner and Founder of Helsinki Hudson. “The assumption is that we will be one of the last ones to get our lives back on track. Club Helsinki supports national organizations like Red Alert Restart and Save our Stages and we look forward to the day we can continue our good work.”

Working to find new ways to present live music is a challenge felt across the world now as venues struggle with unprecedented shut downs. ‘Wish You Were Hear’ is an attempt to bring some of that ‘live’ experience back to the music lover in all of us. WYWH is broadcast live with no edits or delays.

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