Kickstart Patneaude: Jazz sax master Brian Patneaude is going the Kickstarter route for his next album. “I’m going to record a new album this fall,” Patneaude says. “The music is written, the band is assembled, the studio has been selected, and I have a network of professionals in place that will handle the mixing, mastering, artwork and duplication of the CD. The only thing I need now is your support to make this project a reality.” He’s hoping to raise $5,000 by Sunday, June 5. No problem; less than two weeks into the campaign, Patneaude is only $34 away from his goal. Even after he reaches the $5,000 mark, you can still pledge money to the project – and take advantage of the inventives that the saxman is offering – which will be used for promotion of the upcoming album.
Best Wishes for Friday on Friday: Super 400 bassist Lori Friday was knocked around pretty badly as a result of a recent automobile accident. “My journey continues,” she says, “as I have learned that a disk has ruptured and is compressing my spinal cord.” Surgery is scheduled for Friday, and, of course, we’re wishing all the best for her.
Rest Fest Returns: Last year’s inaugural Restoration Funstival at St. Joseph’s Church in Albany was a smashing success and featured more than a dozen musical acts over the course of two days. And Rest Fest will be back at the church again this summer on Saturday & Sunday, September 10-11, according to organizer Alex Muro’s recent post on Kevin Marshall’s blog. Line-up of bands and other details TBA. Stay tuned…
“Old Blues” News: The title track of Saratoga Springs bluesman Phil Drum’s CD, “Old Blues,” is included in the Spring, 2011 edition of The Nashville Review, the online literary magazine of Vanderbilt University, along with an interview with Drum, who also founded the Saratoga Acoustic Blues Society. You can download the track for free.
Steelin’ the show: Congrats go out to former Woodstocker Cindy Cashdollar who was honored last month as the first woman to be inducted into the Texas Steel Guitar Association’s Hall of Fame. Cashdollar – who has recorded with everyone from Bob Dylan to Van Morrison and toured as a member of both Asleep at the Wheel and Dave Alvin & the Guilty Women – was recently in Nippertown playing shows at Caffe Lena and Club Helsinki Hudson. She’ll be returning to town on Saturday, May 21, to perform at Levon Helm’s Midnight Ramble in Woodstock.