Melanie melodies: Seventies icon skates on

— Coincidentally Melanie’s warm-up act, Larry Hoyt, was in the audience of more than 400,000 when Melanie wowed the Woodstock crowd nearly 44 years ago.

Hoyt, the 64-year-old host of WAER-FM’s Sunday afternoon folk music show “Common Threads,” released his debut CD “Folksinger/Songwriter,” in 2003. His songs range from the haunting “Ghost of Love” to the joyous “Let’s Go for a Ride.”

One of Hoyt’s greatest influences is Woody Guthrie, the quintessential singer-songwriter who has also inspired Melanie. Last year she headlined the 15th annual Woody Guthrie Folk Festival in Guthrie’s native Oklahoma along with Arlo Guthrie and Judy Collins.

Admission to Sunday’s concert cost $30. A cash bar will be open for business.

Tickets are available at Cazenovia Jewelry, or by calling 655-STAR, or visiting brownpapertickets.com.

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