Photographs by Tom Lindsay
Two of Nippertown’s finest roots-oriented outfits teamed up for a Sunday matinee and a good cause at Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs, donating their time and considerable musical talents at a benefit concert to raise funds for the Amanda’s Journey Foundation, a local charity that assists children who are battling Mitochondrial Diseases and raises awareness about these genetic disorders.
Karen Ann Gilpin and Peggy Lecuyer fronted the Nellies, while Kevin Maul dazzled on the dobro and bassist Gene Lemme anchored their back porch sound on the doghouse.
Meanwhile, M.R. Poulopoulos led Rebel Darling, as harmonicat Ryan Dunham and guitarist John Rice (both from the Red Haired Strangers) spiced up the songs with their musical contributions.