• Female folk trio Red Molly will headline the Folkus Project’s final show of its 2011 spring season on Friday, May 20, 8 p.m., at May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 E. Genesee St. The ladies’ eclectic musical style, with original and traditional songs, brings folk, gospel, swing and blues together. The chemistry among Laurie MacAllister (bass and banjo), Abbie Gardner (dobro and guitar) and Molly Venter (guitar) is apparent in both their live performances and on their indie albums, 2006’s Never Been to Vegas and 2008’s Love and Other Tragedies. Tickets are $15. For more information, call 657-4982. or visit www.folkus.org.
• The Geneva-based Bob Greco Band will visit Jake’s Grub and Grog, 7 E. River Road, Central Square, on Friday, May 20, 9 p.m. The guitar, keys and vocal trio plays a range of covers stretching from Michael Jackson, Billy Joel and Lionel Richie to Lady Gaga and Britney Spears. The band, currently working on a CD due out this summer, expects to be in the Syracuse area often throughout the coming months. “What we play is personal,” keyboardist Mike D’Ambrosio says. “But we’re really all about entertaining people.” For more information, call 668-3905.
• Legendary rhythm’n’blues musician Bobby Rush will come to the Ramada Inn Geneva Lakefront, 41 Lakefront Drive (routes 5 and 20), Geneva, to perform on Sunday, May 22, 4 p.m. Rush, who won Blues Critic Soul/Blues Album of the Year in 2010 among other awards, has been performing since the 1970s and released his first album Rush Hour in 1979. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Tickets are available at the venue; at Stiver’s Marina, 410 Boody’s Hill Road, Waterloo, who is also presenting the event; and at Area Records, 74 Seneca Road, Geneva.
• Livingston Taylor, brother of James Taylor, will pair with guitar-playing Skaneateles native Dusty Pas’cal for a concert at Cazenovia College’s Catherine Cummings Theater, 16 Lincklaen St., Cazenovia, on Friday, May 20, 8 p.m. Taylor, who first picked up the guitar at age 13, has been writing and performing for more than 40 years. Today, he is also a professor at the Berklee College of Music and will be releasing a book, Stage Performance, due out this fall. Tickets are $35, available by calling 263-2254 or visit www.brownpapertick ets.com. And visit www. syracusenewtimes.com this week for a question-answer session with Taylor.
Bob Greco Band: Jeremy Clark, Bob Greco, and Mike D’Ambrosio.