Story and photographs by Wanda Callagy
The Capital Region Blues Network is holding its fourth annual fundraising bash tonight (Friday, April 11). Music, raffles and a silent auction will be held at the Fuller Roadhouse Grille in Albany at 7pm.
Mark Emanatian has a long history with the CRBN network and says it is important for him to be supportive as the organization does much to educate young artists about the history of blues music by being part of the Blues in Schools programs.
“I have been involved especially playing with Folding Sky and the Ernie Williams band, and I think all these blues societies across the states are a great movement, as they are keeping an essential art form alive,” said Emanatian.