She’s back. And she’s bringing the East End’s hottest concert series with her.
Nancy Atlas is returning her Fireside Sessions to Sag Harbor’s Bay Street Theater right after the calendar flips over to 2017, and the Dan’s Best of the Best Hall of Famer is looking forward to this fourth season of “magic and mayhem,” as she calls it, that has made the Fireside Sessions wintertime’s can’t-miss event since it launched in 2014.
This year, the intimate concert series—once again presented by Dan’s Papers—will premiere on Saturday, January 7, and continue through Saturday, January 28. As has become the stuff of legend among the sell-out crowds who have packed the theater for the past three winters, Atlas has a number of surprises ready to light up the stage every show.
Blending the talents of her legendary band, The Nancy Atlas Project, with weekly special guest musicians—in the past these show-stoppers have ranged from Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith to saxophonist Arno Hecht, violin sensation Randi Fishenfeld to bluesman Jonny Rosch—Atlas has created a unique musical experience that has audiences raving and has helped the “End End Run” performer explore something new in her music as well.
“It was such a wonderful gift to share with the East End community and I loved seeing everyone each week,” she says, making particular note of how much she enjoys “getting a chance to jam with world-class musicians who also happen to be my friends on a weekly basis in the dead of winter.”
“I have these amazing people in my life who are just as good as any über famous person out there,” Atlas goes on. “Yet for many reasons, my guests are often sidemen to the greats or just keeping up the good fight. What a gift to put the spotlight on them and let them shine. The absolute most wonderful part of the Fireside Sessions at Bay Street shows is that they are a total love fest each week between the guest and the audience. I’m just in between, greasing the wheels to make it all spin.”
Fireside Sessions with Nancy Atlas are every Saturday night in January—January 7, 14, 21 and 28—at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor. Tickets are $25 and are available now for purchase at baystreet.org.