Aztec Two Step

2013-08-06


Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman have entered their fifth decade of presenting intelligent songwriting, dazzeling guitar and inspiring harmonies. Their first four albums, full of sweet singing and timley lyrics, were staples of progressive FM and college radio. Their latest work adds touches of blues and country to their distinctive sound. THIS SHOW WILL FEATURE A SIMON AND GARFUNKEL TRIBUTE.

Izzy and the Catastrophics

2013-07-30


Stitching together rock and roll, swing, honky tonk and bebop Izzy and the band are a profoundly exciting and challenging group. Often compared to rockabilly greats of the past, Izzy and the boys are carrying on the tradition into the 21st century with flair and frenzy.

The Maybelles

2013-07-23


This all female band is a beautiful blend of old timey folk and alternative country that ties together perfectly.

The Ameros

2013-07-16


A rock, reggae, hip hop and funk powerhouse that combines thought provoking lyrics, incendiary guitar, party vibes and solid harmonies into a musical revolution.

Perma A Grin

2013-07-12


SPECIAL FRIDAY SHOW The musicians in Perm A Grin have come together with the perfect combination of talent to produce the funky new rock and roll sound that you cannot help but love. They specialize in classic rock such as The Dead, Santana, Steve Miller and much, much more. They will always bring a fresh new sound to everything they play, new and old.

Harvey Reid

2013-07-09


Reid is truly a giant of the steel strings. He is considered one of the true treasures of American acoustic music. He is an incredible solo guitarist and the best part he is really fun.

The Redneck Rodeo Cowboy Band

2012-08-14


Originally founded in 1981, when cowboy hats were king, they have reunited with all 5 original members to entertain you with their own brand of down home classic country rock and modern country music.

All Them Chops

2012-08-07


This 17 piece Big Band plays all the favorites from the Big Band Era.

The Guy Mendilow Band

2012-07-31


This quintet incorporates musical influences from across the Middle East, South America and beyond. It is vibrant musical storytelling awash with warm vocal harmonies, intricate textures and spellbinding rhythms.

The Brian Patneaude Quartet

2012-07-24


The Brian Patneaude Quartet was formed in 2002. Their music is an organic blend of modern jazz styles, featuring accessible melodies and harmonic textures that appeal to the casual listener and jazz aficionado alike.

Stillhouse Rounders

www.musiconmainstreet.com

2012-07-17


Stillhouse Rounders is a group of Hudson Valley musicians who play traditional, acoustic, old time rural stringband music. Their sound is reminiscent of early stringbands recorded throughout the rural south and mid west, during the Golden Years, the 1920s and 1930s, of stringband music.

Sweet Daddy Cool Breeze

www.musiconmainstreeet.com

2012-07-13


SPECIAL FRIDAY NIGHT SHOW Sweet Daddy Cool Breeze is a Chicago style boogie and blues band. Sweet Daddys smoking vocals, full bodied harmonica and soulful saxaphone along with Mark Eastons explosive guitar add up to an unprecedented high energy Blues show that few band can match.

Michele Faye Band

2012-07-10


Old time folk music

The Refrigerators

the-refrigerators.com

2011-08-16


Combining top shelf musicianship..intricate arrangements and an incredible stage show..the 10 piece band known as The Refrigerators have become one of the premiere party bands in the Capitol District of New York. Since their inception almost 10 years ago..the band has rocked literally thousands and thousands of fans throughout the Northeast.

The Wiyos

thewiyos.com

2011-08-09


Formed in New York City in 2002..The Wiyos took their name from the toughest gang to prowl the streets of old New York..The Why os..circa 1890. The Wiyos original composistions feel timeless. Much of their music is inspired by early American musical idioms of the 1920s and 30s..but the band has a reputation for gleefully subverting genre distinctions.

Nobby Reed Project

nobbyreed.com

2011-08-02


Blues Rock. The Nobby Reed Project is heard on radio stations in Boston..New York..Atlanta..Dallas..and as far away as Eastern Europe. Nobby Reed has shared the stage with Blues Traveler..Dicky Betts..John Mayall..Leon Russel..Johnny Winter..Little Feat and many others.

Madcat and Kane / Cancelled due to illness

madcatmusic.net

2011-07-26


Peter Madcat Ruth and Shari Kane joined forces in 1990 to form the duo Madcat and Kane. Having been good friends since 1978..they knew they shared a love for blues that crossed the lines between electric and acoustic..delta and Chicago..jump blues..folk blues and jazz.

The Trapps

thetrapps.net

2011-07-19


Formed in the winter of 2003 in New Paltz NY..The Trapps are an American band that taps the roots of Americana..folk and rock and roll..and wraps it all into a tightly knit package that is entirely their own.

Babik

babikjazz.com

2011-07-12


Babik..prounounced Bah Beek..is a progressive Gypsy Jazz band inspired by the legendary guitarist Django Reinhardt. One of those rare musical ensembles that can truly reach across generational and stylistic lines to create a fan base that is as diverse as their musical influences.

Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys

jimgaudet.com

2011-07-05


Thr Railroad Boys sound is steeped in the tradition of American Roots Music. They present an unpretentious blend of traditional mountain muaic fused with Gaudets diverse contempory songwriting.

Railbird

www.myspace.com/railbirdmusic

2010-08-10


Railbird is an all original indie folk rock group with eclectic, lyrically driven songs. From Saratoga Springs, N.Y. and fronted by singer songwriter Sarah Pedinotti, their debut disc was listed as number 8 in Billboards picks for 2008, and hailed as a great indie band, set to break out. With special guests,up and coming artists, Jocelyn and Chris Arndt of the Dependants. Also, special guest MC, Dave Michaels from 977 Wext Radio.

Reggies Feetwarmers

2010-08-03


The Feetwarmers music represents the best of New Orleans jazz idioms...beat, rhythm, syncopated melodies, improvisation and creative solos. They are what musicians call a tight group, meaning they play so well together.

Frank Vignola

frankvignola.com

2010-07-27


Frank is one of the most accomplished, multidimensional players walking the planet today. Monster player, composer and improviser, Frank plays proficiently in every genre,from jazz to bluegrass, and works with everyone and their brother. Franks pedigree is a mile long. Have fun and try to stump Frank as he takes your requests

Sgt Dunbar and the Hobo Banned

2010-07-20


The Hobo Banned is an indie folk collective from Albany New York. They have many influences across several mediums, but it is the bands ability to internalize and reinterpret its influences as a group that makes their music so excitingly singular

West oClare

westoclare.com

2010-07-13


Pat Kane is a seasoned showman.He was raised in the traditions of the Grange and of his Irish family. Pat is a hardworking, full time soloist on fiddle, guitar and bodhran. He plays jigs, reels, square dances and ballads from Ireland and America.

Jamcrackers

BerggrenFolk.com

2010-07-06


Named for the river-drivers who broke up log jams and "got things rolling again", the band features the extraordinary and souful ballads of Peggy Lynn, the rich baritone of Dan Berggrren, and the champion hammered dulcimer player Dan Duggan. This will be a night of sweet, old-fashioned sounding new songs that celebrate the people and ure of the Adirondacks.

Dyer Switch

http://www.dyerswitch.com

2009-08-11


Dyer Switch plays hard-driving traditional, original and unique bluegrass and acoustic music. The band has captivated audiences all along the Eastern Seaboard.

Notorious

http://www.notoriousfolk.com

2009-08-04


Lauded as "sparkling"& "exhilarating", Notorious presents a thrilling musical experience,featuring traditional American, Celtic & Eastern European tunes, swing blues classical music and original compositions. Holy Cow!!

The Fulton Chain Gang

http://www.fultonchaingang.com

2009-07-28


The Fulton Chain Gang has what it takes to fill seats in their own right. With their High-Energy stage presence and hard driving country rock style, FCG consistantly plays to packed houses.

Jesse Lege and the Bayou Brew

http://www.jesselege.org

2009-07-21


Jesse Lege is one of the most admired Cajun accordionists and vocalists from Southern Louisiana. His music speaks for itself.

Big Medicine

http://www.bigmedmusic.com

2009-07-14


With their honeyed vocals,supple r&b, and folk rock grooves and rich acoustic based textures, this Saratoga based band has been exciting audiences in the Capitol District & beyond.

Gandalf Murphy and the Slambovian Circus of Dreams

http://www.slambovia.com/

2009-07-07


The Circus creates an enchanting atmosphere, using traditional folk instruments, tasty electric guitar and distintive singing and songwriting.

SOUL CITY

http://www.soulcityband.com

2008-08-12


Soul City has brought the joy and intensity of R&B,Motown,Soul and Funk of the nightclub experience to packed dance floors all over New England and beyond for over twenty years. Using breathtaking four-part vocals and the power and precision of the four-piece rhythm section topped off by the renowned Soul City Horns, they bridge the gap between band and audience to deliver a performance that will be talked about for years to come. The Soul City Horns enhance the sound with an unbeatable intensity that rivals that of the original artists. Finally, the show becomes an event when the high energy performance of the three dynamic lead vocalists gets the audience singing and dancing right out of their seats.

Sara Milonovich

http://www.saramilonovich.com

2008-08-05


Sara competed in both the Bluegrass and Folk Song contests, placing first and second respectively. She continues to actively perform around the US and Europe as a solo artist and in various collaborations.

THE LUSTRE KINGS

2008-07-29


Mark Gamsjager and the Lustre Kings preach the rockabilly gospel from coast to coast. The powerhouse Albany NY combo has wowed crowds at Manhattan's Rodeo Bar, Seattle's Tractor Tavern and all points in-between; and they've done it with uncommon fervor, commitment and flair. "The Lustre Kings are without a doubt one of the best modern rockabilly acts in the United States. These cats have got the pure vintage sound down pat. With that big ole Gretsch strapped around his neck, Mark Gamsjager lays down some of the coolest rockabilly licks you’ll find anywhere." - Johnny Bartlett, The Continental

THE BLUE RHYTHM BOYS

http://www.bluerhythmboys.com

2008-07-22


Tom Mitchell and Jim Stephanson captures the spirit of jook joints of the 20’s and 30’s. There honey-sweet sound grows from Southern summers listening to Sonny Terry, Big Walter Hornton and Junior Wells, and professional years working with John Cephus. Touring and recording with Dan Hicks, Mitchell plays hard driving swing jazz on his vintage archtop Gibson. BRB guitarist Jim Stephanson gives Mitchell a run for his money while Ralph Gordon lays down a solid bass line.

ALISON JACOBS BLUES BAND

2008-07-15


Alison Jacobs was named Metroland Magazine's 2006 Best Female Vocalist and it's easy to see why! She is a deft and soulful singer (and songwriter) of many blues styles who was nurtured around music and always had an appreciation and deep affinity for blues. She has shared the stage with talented musicians - from Bavaria to California and back across the states to the East Coast. In 2000 at a Performance Racing Industry trade show in Indiana, Alison took the stage at a kick-off party for over 4000 attendees and wowed the audience with her vocal power. In return trips to Indianapolis. After returning to New York in 2002, she became entrenched in the local music scene, The Stony Creek Band, and The Lustre Kings. In 2005, she teamed up with the young impressive guitarist, Matt Mirabile and won the 2005 Northeast Blues Society's Colossal Contenders Competion which secured them an invitation to compete at the 2006 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. In 2006, they released their self-produced debut album, Matt Mirabile and Alison Jacobs, 50fifty, featuring 11 new, original tunes, 10 of which Alison penned (or co-penned).

THE KAREN LAWRENCE BIG BAND

2008-07-08


Music For All Ages Spanning The Generations The repertoire begins with the swing and jazz standards of Glen Miller, Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald. The seventies and eighties bring you classics from Van Morrison, James Brown, Aretha Franklin and the B52's. The disco era delivers the hits of Donna Summer, KC, Barry White, Earth, Wind & Fire and The Jackson's. The Nineties include selections by Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, Jack Johnson, Dave Matthews and Rascal Flatts.

Roy Bookbinder

http://www.roybookbinder.com

2007-08-14


A great Blues singing, guitar picking, song writing raconteur for the past 30 years. Roy has been interviewed by Terry Gross on NPR. Fresh Air, featured on PBS TV. and performed numerous times on Ralph Emory’s Nashville Now.

Aged in the Hills

http://www.agedinthehills.com

2007-08-07


Voted by NE County Music Association as best Vocal Group, Instrumental Groups and Entertainers of the Year. They are one of the most respected and recognized names in regional country music.

Jonathan Edwards

http://www.jonathanedwards.net

2007-07-31


This singer/song writer is best remembered for his hit song, SUNSHINE, (Go Away Today) which became a Gold record in 1971. Once you hear his warm tenor voice you will want to hear it again and again.

Dry Branch Fire Squad

2007-07-24


There is no band in bluegrass or country music today that is better than DBFS. For more than 25 years they have been one of bluegrass music's most popular bands. They capture the soul of American music.

Doc Orloff and the Blue Elixers

http://www.docorloff.com

2007-07-17


Come and enjoy a great mix of blues. jazz, R&B and classic rock....one of the hottest bands in the Capital District and can really get a crowed moving. They have made apperances in all the local venues and at Blues Festivals around the region.

Hair of the Dog

http://www.hair-of-the-dog.com

2007-07-10


Their blend of Celtic, rock, folk bluegrass and their high energy sound, four part harmonies and tight instrumental attack has made them America’s number one Irish folk band.

8 to the Bar

http://www.eighttothebar.com

2006-08-15


Drawing its musical influences from American roots music - swing, boogie woogie, rhythm & blues, Eight to the Bar is known for its outstanding instrumentalists and sophisticated musical and vocal arrangements, highlighted by female vocals. They have ivated a large, enthusiastic following that has put them in clubs from Disneyland to Disney World as well as Europe and the Caribbean. Their schedule has included opening spots for Big Bad Daddy, Manhattan Transfer, Robert Cray, Neil Young, Roy Orbison, and Ray Charles Their material, like their outlandish wardrobes and onstage choreography, is a colorful mixture of forties jive, fifties melodrama.

Dana Lacroix

2006-08-08


Born and raised in Toronto, Dana was weaned on the music of folk legends such as Leadbelly, Woody & Arlo Guthrie and Pete Seeger. Her original music goes beyond grassroots. With soaring guitar arrangements and catchy melodies, the sound is a mix of blues and country with strains of world beat, creating a vivid backdrop for LaCroix's evocative lyrics. She has drawn comparisons to folk-pop artists Eva Cassidy and Bonnie Raitt.

The Glenngary Bhoys

http://www.glengarrybhoys.com

2006-08-01


A passion inspired by their respective musical backgrounds; skills honed in the Glengarry melting pot music scene; an against-the-trend-pig-minded-approach to playing their self-penned songs in the battle- scarred pubs of Eastern Ontario, were the necessary ingredients that spawned what is now an internationally acclaimed alternative-roots band: the Glengarry Bhoys. Described as bold, unorthodox, vibrant, and evocative, the Glengarry Bhoys hybrid of Canadian Highland Scots and French Canadian musical idioms has evolved into a sound that is weighty, authoritative, and extremely entertaining.

Annie and the Hedonists

http://www.myspace.com/annieandthehedonists1

2006-07-25


Who are these people? Are they a swing band? Bluegrass group? Jazz combo? Country band? Bluesmen? Folk singers? Vaudevillians? The sultry, blues-tinged singing of Annie Rosen and tight group harmonies are framed by a variety of knockout lead instruments including guitar, mandolin, trumpet, muted horns, banjos, keyboards and dobro on an eclectic mix of blues, jazz, swing, folk and country, funny and sad songs, old standards and fresh, new songs; music from high up in the mountains and down on Tin Pan Alley...When the four of them met they found they shared a love of a variety of music, especially songs with strong rhythm, emotion, soulful singing and harmony.

The Chicken Slacks

http://www.chickenslacks.com

2006-07-18


The Chicken Slacks are dedicated to the re-creation of an authentic soul revue. A tight rhythm section, gritty horns, and a stirring star vocalist combine to create a powerful stage presence and big sound. The Chicken Slacks are Boston area musicians who have toured nationally and internationally. SOUL music, you ask? It began with Ray Charles and Sam Cooke, to Wilson Picket and Aretha Franklin, and into the sound of MOTOWN . Within this musical milieu are the names and songs we all know and love.

Sprios Soukis

2006-07-11


The music of Soukis is blues spiced with funky grooves, shuffle beats and rock elements enlivened with European style and the freshness of Mediterranean breezes.... Spiros Soukis, a native of Athens, Greece and now living in NYC, began his love affair with the blues filtered through British guitar masters Peter Green, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck. Through them he learned about American slingers like Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Winter, Duane Allman and Harvey Mandel. Reading liner notes and credits led him to discover the original men behind the music--Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters and Robert Johnson.

The Puppet People

2006-07-08


The Puppet People are members of the Puppeteers of America. They have performed at many schools, theatres, festivals, libraries, museums, and community centers throughout New York State, Massachusetts and Vermont. This performance was inspired by the Russian folktale and popular ballet of The Firebird. This 50-minute magical puppet fantasy features beautifully handcrafted marionettes, lavish costumes, vivid sets, and a large body puppet; masterfully accompanied by Stravinsky's musical score from the ballet of The Firebird.

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