LIVE: Annie & The Hedonists @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 2/9/10


For a number of years the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall has presented a lovely series of free noontime family-friendly concerts on a monthly basis. Featuring a smorgasbord of different music styles ranging from classical to zydeco, “Music at Noon” is a wonderful way to enjoy lunch, take the kids out, start an afternoon of shopping or just take a break from the office.

On Tuesday, Annie & the Hedonists performed their trademarked mix of acoustic blues, swing, folk, old-time jazz and bluegrass, complete with a sing-along and lots of foot tapping. It may have been frigid outside, but inside the acoustically seductive Troy Music Hall, vocalist Annie Rosen, guitarist Jonny Rosen, bassist Betsy Fry and multi-instrumentalist Steve Fry heated things up and solicited smiles upon smiles with their four-part harmonies and instrumental prowess.

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One of the area’s best acoustic quartets, Annie & the Hedonists will be featured Thursday morning on WAMC’s Performance Place at 11:30am. The band will also take part in Saratoga’s annual Dance Flurry this weekend.

The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall’s Music At Noon series continues on Tuesday, March 9 with classical pianist Findlay Cockrell presenting “A Chopin 200th Birthday Celebration.”

Photos and review by Andrzej Pilarczyk

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