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I reached out to Joe Adee from Joe Adee and the Lug Nuts. This is what he had to say. (Law and Order sound.) RRX: The band plays everything from Americana to hard edge blues. Was that clear from the band’s inception? Was there an overall vision for the band, or was it a matter […]

Show Detective. Friday, September 1st Robin and Linda Williams, The Linda, Albany, 8pm-10pm Robin and Linda are closing in on a five-decade-long career that has included 24 personal recordings, thousands of concerts on three continents, a Robert Altman-directed movie, and hundreds of performances on NPR’s “A Prairie Home Companion” and other radio and television shows. […]

Show Detective. Friday, August 18th Earth: An HD Odyssey, SPAC, Saratoga Springs, 7:30pm This night features two films shown on large LED screens and accompanied by The Philadelphia Orchestra. Philharmonia Fantastique is set to an original score by Mason Bates. The animated film follows a musical sprite that explores the different instruments of the orchestra and the […]

Steve Candlen interview. The first time I met Steve Candlen, I was a relative newbie on the scene.  I had just started drumming for 1313 Mockingbird Lane and was writing for The Source.  I was on assignment writing a story on Jimmy Velvet, Steve’s band at the time.  In between sets, Steve learned that I […]

Ralph Renna interview. True friendship isn’t a paved road. I think it’s a road that you pave with shared experiences, and the curves and dips and bumps are hard wrought, but give it its character. In any area, in any scene, you find people who have carved out roads well-traveled. Ralph Renna has built roads, […]

Show Detective. August 4th David Wax Museum, The Linda, Albany, 8pm-10pm “Human Nature is a Stranger to the Notion of a Pause” Pioneering folk musicians David Wax and Suz Slezak are the plucky husband-wife duo behind the eclectic, exuberant “Mexo-Americana” band David Wax Museum. After 14 relentless years touring the country and world, half of […]

Friday, July 28th Rye Bread Music and Arts Festival, Schaghticoke Fairgrounds, Schaghticoke, NY Gov’t Mule, SPAC, Saratoga Springs, 8pm The Antarctican, Empire Underground, Albany, 7:30pm w/s/g Fires In The Distance, Frozen Sun and Last To Fall Portyl w/ Surrey Hill, Disfruta, Putnam Place, Saratoga Springs, 9pm-1am Indie Electronic producer Portyl (Tyler DeMartino) from Saratoga Springs, […]

I’ve been seeing Kristian Montgomery posting a new song almost every week on the social media sites, and they are all pretty darn good. Hardship and survival, life and love, the visceral emotions of these experiences are heard through songs inspired by storytelling. I figured it would be good to learn more about what is […]

Show Detective. Friday, July 7th Roomful of Blues, The Linda, Albany, 8pm-10pm The Band Even though Roomful of Blues’ lineup has changed over the years, the band has always been one of the tightest, most joyful blues ensembles in the world. Currently an eight-piece unit led by guitarist Chris Vachon, the band has never sounded […]

Rob Beaulieu. RRX: I’ve had your name on my desk for months, so I’m finally glad that we connected. RB: I appreciate it. RRX: So just for the back story, the abridged version… if you don’t mind if you can tell us a little bit about yourself, about the bands and the music? RB: I’m […]

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