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11:24 AM, Aug 23, 2013

Lucy Kaplansky has a Sept. 21 show at First Unitarian Church. (lucykaplansky.com)/


Written By Jeff Spevak | Staff music critic

The area’s three governing bodies of folk music — Golden Link Folk Singing Society, Heartland Concerts and Café Veritas — have assembled their schedules for the fall and winter seasons.

Café Veritas has two co-promotions set up with Golden Link Folk Singing Society (John Sebastian and Peter Yarrow) and another set of seven shows that it’s promoting on its own. All are at the First Unitarian Church, 221 S. Winton Road. Tickets ($18 general admission; $10 for students with ID; free for children under 12) are available at cafeveritas.org and the door. Café Veritas is offering season passes, good for seven of the regular café concerts for $100, a savings of $26. The lineup:

• Lucy Kaplansky and Lisa Bigwood, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21.

• Legendary Greenwich Village denizen Eric Andersen and legendary Brighton homeowner Scott Regan, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5

• Baltimore singer/songwriter ellen cherry, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2.

• John Sebastian, formerly of the Lovin’ Spoonful, with a long solo career afterward, Dec. 7. Tickets ($25 in advance; $28 at the door) with a $50 ticket that includes choice seating and a wine and cheese meet-and-greet.

• Local singer/songwriters in the round, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 4.

• Kim and Reggie Harris, known for their interpretations of Civil Rights songs, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1.

• Joe Crookston, now making Ithaca his home, 7:30 p.m. March 1.

• Catie Curtis, 7:30 p.m. April 5.

• An evening of music and conversation with Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary, 7:30 p.m. May 3. Tickets ($25 in advance; $28 at the door) with a $50 ticket that includes choice seating and a wine and cheese meet-and-greet.

Along with its co-promotion of Sebastian and Yarrow with Cafe Veritas, Golden Link Folk Singing Society also has a full schedule. Tickets are available at goldenlink.org. They are all at Rochester Christian Reformed Church, 2750 Atlantic Ave., Penfield.

• Canadian folkie John Wort Hannam with Scott Duncan, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27. Tickets are $18; $10 for students; free for 12 and younger.

• Another Canadian folk singer, known for his social issue songs, James Keelaghan, with Jez Lowe, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19. Tickets are $22; $10 for students; free for 12 and younger.

• Michigan folk duo Mustard’s Retreat, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25. Tickets are $18, $10 for students, 12 and under free.

• Anne Hills & David Roth, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22. Tickets are $18; $10 for students; free for 12 and younger.

• David Francey, 7:30 p.m. April 26. Tickets are $22; $10 for students; free for 12 and younger.

Heartland Concerts has moved its shows to Greece Baptist Church, 1230 Long Pond Road, Greece. Tickets are available at heartlandconcerts.org. Call (585) 328-3103. The lineup:

• The harmonizing trio Brother Sun, 8 p.m. Sept. 14. Tickets are $20 in advance; $23 at the door.

• Guitar picker Doug MacLeod, 8 p.m. Oct. 12. Tickets are $17 in advance; $20 at the door.

• A house concert by genre-ranging singer Claudia Schmidt, 20 Winbourn Road, 8 p.m. Oct. 25. $15 at the door.

• Bluesman Roy Bookbinder, 8 p.m. Nov. 9. Tickets are $17 in advance; $20 at the door.

• The Christmas Ceilidh Band, 8 p.m. Dec. 14. Tickets are $17 in advance; $20 at the door.

And, at Water Street:

Soul Asylum and Fountains of Wayne are joined by former Lemonhead Evan Dando for a tryptich of ’90s pop-rock, 8 p.m. Oct. 15. $25 in advance; $30 at the door.

• Donna the Buffalo, 9 p.m. Nov. 16. Tickets ($20 in advance; $25 the day of show) are available at waterstreetmusic.com, (888) 512-7469 and Aaron’s Alley.

• The German techno-dance monster KMFDM is joined by Chant, 8 p.m. Oct. 29. Tickets ($22 in advance; $24 the day of the show) are available at waterstreetmusic.com, (888) 512-7469.

• The Mexican-Latin American roots rhythms of David Wax Museum, 4 p.m. Oct. 4 in the Club. $10 in advance; $12 the day of the show.

• Indie-pop rockers Taking Back Sunday with Polar Bear Club and Transit, 8 p.m. Oct. 13. $23 in advance; $27 the day of the show.

• Scotland’s Frightened Rabbit, 9 p.m. Oct. 19. $16 in advance; $20 the day of the show. Augustines opens.

• A night of pop punk with Bayside and Motion City Soundtrack, 8 p.m. Oct. 4. $18 in advance; $21 at the door.

• Georgia singer-songwriter Zach Deputy, who does the kind of guitar work that Keller Williams fans might recognize, Nov. 20 in the Club. $15 the day of the show at waterstreetmusic.com and (888) 512-7469.

Pete Anderson was Dwight Yoakam’s producer for years, and has had his hand in the Americana sound for even longer, with musicians such as Michelle Shocked, Lucinda Williams, Jim Lauderdale and Rosie Flores. The bluesy guitarist has a 9 p.m. Sept. 19 show at Lovin’ Cup Bistro & Brews, 300 Park Point Drive, Henrietta, near the Rochester Institute of Technology campus. Tickets ($12 in advance; $15 the day of show) are available at the club and the Bop Shop.

Django Reinhardt-inspired yet thoroughly 21st-century, the French-born, Brooklyn-residing guitarist Stephane Wremble returns for a 9 p.m. Sept. 27 show at Lovin’ Cup. Tickets are $5 for the general public; $3 for students.