The Americana powerhouse trio is back on tour after a two-year break. Their joyous stage presence continues to captivate through — brilliantly wrought a cappella tunes that are love letters to the art of the vocal blend, complemented by innovative instrumentation that’s perfectly suited for foot stomping bluegrass-tinged barnburners and heart-full ballads alike. Laurie MacAllister (bass), Abbie Gardner (Dobro), and Molly Venter (guitar) weave together the threads of American music —from folk roots to bluegrass, from heartbreaking ballads to barn-burning honky tonk — as effortlessly as they blend their voices into their signature crystalline, three-part harmonies. Special guest, singer-songwriter Ellis Paul, joins them for this appearance.
Sunday, April 8, 7 p.m. $38 $33, $28. Landmark on Main Street, Jeanne Rimsky Theater, 232 Main St., Port Washington. (516) 767-6444 or
In the Mood
Journey back in time to the swingin’ sounds of the Big Band era in this lively musical revue. The fully staged tribute to the American music and lyrics of the 1930s and 1940s is an homage to America’s greatest generation, who listened to up-tempo big-band rhythms and danced to intimate ballads. Experience the swing, the rhythm and the jazzy, sentimental and patriotic music of this pivotal time in America’s history. The lively show features the String of Pearls Big Band Orchestra, with a dynamic cast of singers and dancers who give it their all, performing more than 50 of the era’s unforgettable hits. Get into the swing with sounds of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Harry James, Erskine Hawkins, The Andrews Sisters, Frank Sinatra and other idols of the era.
Sunday, April 8, 3 p.m. $54, $44, $38. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Route 25A, Brookville. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.tillescenter.org.