Photographs by Sara Ayers
Friends of Art Snay filled Lynn’s Uptown Tavern in Albany on Sunday afternoon (March 25) as they regaled each other with tales and memories of the good times and great music created over the years at Snay’s Arabellum Studios on Sand Creek Road in Albany.
Snay – musician, engineer, producer and owner of Arabellum Studios – died earlier this month, and on Sunday, his friends came together for “For the Love of Art: A Celebration of the Life of Art Snay.” And because so many of Art’s friends are musicians, the afternoon tribute was chockful of music, often peppered with special guests.
Steven Clyde Davies – who co-ordinated the musical side of the celebration – played bass with the Last Conspirators and the Lustre Kings. Val Haynes sat in with Ramblin Jug Stompers. And Al Kash seemed be be behind his drum kit for nearly the entire day, including a stint with the Rumdummies, who reunited just for the occasion.