Yeah, well, sorta.
Last week, an email from former NRBQ keyboardist Terry Adams showed up in the Nippertown.com mailbox. It started out like this:
“Hello people, this is Terry.
I’m extremely happy to announce that, with the release of our new CD next week, my Quartet will be resuming the name NRBQ. After three years of playing music with Scott, Pete and Conrad under the name The Terry Adams Rock and Roll Quartet, I’m finally ready to continue doing what I know how to do best and that is to move NRBQ forward.
The new album, with cover art by Tom Ardolino, is called KEEP THIS LOVE GOIN’ and that is exactly what we’re going to do!”
You can read the announcement in its entirety here.
In other words, Adams is simply re-naming his current Rock and Roll Quartet as NRBQ. Of course, NRBQ has gone through quite a few various incarnations over the years – including the most recent edition featuring the Spampinato Brothers, who played the Ale House in Troy just two weeks ago – and this is just another one. Will the name change make any difference in what the band sounds like? Or what the band plays? Probably not, but you’ll get the chance to find out this weekend when
The Terry Adams Rock and Roll Quartet – ooops, we mean NRBQ – plays a pair of album release shows in Nippertown.
The Bearsville Theater in Woodstock – which is billing the band as “Terry Adams & the New NRBQ” – hosts the band at 9pm on Saturday, with the Willie Amrod Band opening the show. Tix are $20 in advance; $25 at the door.