The First Alive at Five Concert of 2012…

There’s been no official word yet from Albany’s Office of Special Events, who run the annual summertime Alive at Five concert series at Riverfront Park in Albany, but…

According to his Facebook page, veteran Louisiana accordionist-vocalist Buckwheat Zydeco and his band will be firing up their spicy, R&B-laced brand of bayou zydeco music for a free Alive at Five concert at 5pm on Thursday, July 19.

Buckwheat Zydeco garnered a Grammy Award for his 2009 album, “Lay Your Burden Down,” and over the course of his 30-plus-year career, he’s played with everyone from Eric Clapton to the Boston Pops.

5 Responses to “The First Alive at Five Concert of 2012…”

  1. Bert Pagano says:

    This is a great start. Let’s hope they continue in this vein and eliminate the senile oldies/disco bands & classic rock dinosaurs.

  2. R Millis says:

    Trivia Quiz:
    Who was the first touring/outside act to ever play Revolution Hall?
    A: Buckwheat Zydeco

  3. LP says:

    Ditto Bert….Let’s get back to the real deal….hopeful looking forward to shows at this level…did not attend 1 A@F show last year.

  4. Bill says:

    Another American Idol runner-up? Never heard of him! Just kidding, this great news! Feets Don’t Fail Me Now!

  5. dan johnson says:

    seriously – this is great news! Let’s crank this series up a bit and get some dance music!!

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