Story and photographs by Timothy Reidy
Here’s my list of the Top 10 shows in Albany, NY, USA:
1. UK @ The Egg, April 25: A UK show and a King Crimson show all in one and very well done.
2. Wild Adriatic with Mirk @ the Bayou Café, February 15: Life did not get much better than this double bill of fun in February.
3. Steve Hackett @ The Egg, September 29: Almost missed this one, although it took 20 minutes for one song to be exceptional.
4. MOVE Music Festival @ various locations, April 27: Nostalgia and good new acts made this one extra special.
5. Art on Lark @ Lark Street, June 8: I paced myself right and saw lots of Meagan Duffy to boot.
6. Diego Garcia with Ashley Sofia @ The Linda, November 15: Dry performances work well at The Linda, and he was better than expected.
7. George Clinton & Parliament-Funkedelic @ Alive at 5 at Riverfront Park, June 27: If you could not have fun at this show, you should have left. Funky times abounded before the rain.
8. Timbre Coup with Consider the Source @ Red Square, December 31-January 1: This is how you start the new year off the right way with jamming and intricate sounds.
9. Blues Traveler with the Daley Brothers and Wild Adriatic @ the New York State Food Festival at the Empire State Plaza, August 14: Good triple shot of evening festivities, and Blues Traveler was spot on.
10. The Parlor with Sgt. Dunbar & the Hobo Banned and the Chandler Travis Philharmonic @ Valentine’s Music Hall, October 26: The best show from the Parlor, plus Sgt. Dunbar and the Philharmonic were both in fine form.
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J Hunter’s Best Concerts of the Year
J Hunter’s Best Jazz Albums, Part II
J Hunter’s Best Jazz Albums, Part I
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