Looking to heat up your winter? Head to Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor on Saturdays to see local legend Nancy Atlas light up the stage with a few special guests.
“We are so fortunate to have the extremely talented Nancy Atlas back again this January for the Fireside concerts at Bay Street,” said Tracy Mitchell, Executive Director of Bay Street Theater. “It’s been an amazing partnership with her, her band, and her talented guest artists. And what a fun way to get us through these long wintery weekends!”
Atlas, a Commack native, now resides in Montauk. She grew up with “gypsy blood” and attended college at Cambridge University in England and Richmond College in London and Florence. After graduating, instead of coming back to the United States she bought a guitar for 60 quid on Portabello Road in London and has been rocking out ever since. Atlas and her band have been regulars on the East End music scene for many, many years. The Nancy Atlas Project has also opened for several notable names, including Jimmy Buffett, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Elvis Costello, Lucinda Williams, Toots and the Maytals and more.
The talented musician, who has been compared to Bonnie Raitt, Lucinda Williams and Sheryl Crow, is known for her sensational raw performances, remarkable songwriting, and “deep honey” vocals. Last year the band released Cut & Run, its first new studio recording in seven years – which they celebrated with an epic show at Stephen Talkhouse – of course.
When not on the stage Atlas enjoys the outdoors with her husband Thomas and her two sons Cash and Levon and her daughter Tallulah.
This year, the series will take on a new twist, as not only will each week feature a different guest, but it will also showcase music from a different American city.
Fireside Sessions with Nancy Atlas and a Special Guest will relaunch on Saturday, January 6 with Fireside Session: Memphis, with Nancy Atlas and Special Guest. The series continues on Saturday, January 13 with Fireside Session: Los Angeles, with Nancy Atlas and Special Guest and Saturday, January 20 with Fireside Session: Austin, with Nancy Atlas and Special Guest. A special session on Friday, January 26 will feature an All Star Jam with Nancy Atlas and Favorite Friends and the series will wrap up on Saturday, January 27 with Fireside Session: New Orleans, with Nancy Atlas and Special Guest.
Previous Fireside guests have included Simon Kirke (of Free and Bad Company), Andy Aledort, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith, Clark Gayton, and more.
Tickets to Fireside Sessions with Nancy Atlas and a Special Guest are $25 in advance and $30 day of the event. Concerts begin at 8 p.m.
Bay Street Theater is located at 1 Bay Street in Sag Harbor. For more information, call 631-725-9500 or visit www.baystreet.org.