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“Fireside Sessions” return and to Bay Street Theater, with local musician Nancy Atlas performing every Saturday this month. (Photo credit: Michael Heller)

This winter, Sag Harbor’s Bay Street Theatre will welcome one of the East End’s favorite rockers joined by some of the most influential artists with “Fireside Sessions with Nancy Atlas and special guest” every Friday in January and February. The sessions kick off this Friday, Jan. 3, with Atlas and special guest Chad Smith from the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Dickey Betts’ sideman Andy Aledort (Jan. 10) and storied funk and R&B keyboardist Danny Keane (Jan. 17), are also slotted to join Atlas this month.

A true Long Island talent, Nancy Atlas grew up in Commack before going to college at Cambridge University and Richmond College in London and Florence. She has since returned to Long Island and settled in Montauk with her husband, Thomas, her two sons, Cash and Levon, and her daughter Tallulah. She has wowed East End audiences with her stage performances that have been hailed as “quirky,” “unparalleled” and “original,” by critics. Aside from being mainstays on the East End music scene, especially in Montauk and Amagansett’s lauded Stephen Talkhouse, Nancy and her band, The Nancy Atlas Project, have opened for the likes of Elvis Costello, Lucinda Williams, Toots and the Maytals, Jimmy Buffett, Crosby, Stills and Nash and more.

The music sessions will continue every Friday in January and February (except Feb. 7), and will feature a different special guest each week.

“We wanted to offer something different this winter,” Gary Hygom, producer at Bay Street Theatre said in a statement. “The sessions… are a perfect way to keep warm on a Friday night and just have a good time with the music.”

Tickets for each evening are $15 for general admission seating. For more information or to buy tickets, stop by the box office Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. or call 631-725-9500. To buy online, visit Tickets will be available at the door for all sessions.