LIVE: Albany Tulip Festival @ Washington Park, 5/11/14 (Day Two)

The Lucky Jukebox Brigade

The Lucky Jukebox Brigade (photo by Timothy Reidy)

Photographs by Timothy Reidy
Additional photographs by Richard Brody

For Day Two of Albany’s 66th annual Tulip Festival, the weather cooperated perfectly, and the two stages of non-stop music went off without a hitch – no cancellations like Day One.

And, in fact, Tulip Fest Sunday – aka Mothers’ Day – offered a broader spectrum of music than Saturday’s line-up. From Nicole Vaness Ortiz’s Main Stage opening tribute to Whitney Houston to Tonic frontman Emerson Hart’s fest wrap-up showcase of tunes from his new solo album, Beauty in Disarray, the Main Stage activity was less rock-oriented and more family-friendly. Singer-songwriter Caroline Glaser – a popular contestant on NBC-TV’s “The Voice” singing competition – served up some sparkling indie-folk sounds, and the Local 518 even got some Main Stage representation with Troy guitarslinger Graham Tichy leading his band through a roots-rock cavalcade that stretched from rockabilly to swing.

Over at the Lakehouse Stage, the all-homegrown line-up of bands proved that the Local 518 is home to a healthy and diverse array of music, from the relatively new, fuzzed-out, instrumental surf sounds of the Kimono Dragons to the funky, horn-fueled jazz of the Chronicles to the harmony-laden Americana folk-rock of the North & South Dakotas to the finale rousing blast of the cabaret/party band the Lucky Jukebox Brigade, previewing some fresh new tunes from their upcoming sophomore album, it was a grand day for music.

LIVE: Albany Tulip Festival @ Washington Park, 5/10/14 (Day One)

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Caroline Glaser

Caroline Glaser (photo by Timothy Reidy)

Kimono Dragons

Kimono Dragons (photo by Timothy Reidy)

The Chronicles (photo by Richard Brody)

The Chronicles (photo by Richard Brody)

Emerson Hart

Emerson Hart (photo by Timothy Reidy)

The North and South Dakotas

The North and South Dakotas (photo by Timothy Reidy)

Nicole Vanessa Ortiz

Nicole Vanessa Ortiz (photo by Timothy Reidy)

Graham Tichy (photo by Richard Brody)

Graham Tichy (photo by Richard Brody)

Cliff Lyons and Graham Tichy (photo by Richard Brody)

Cliff Lyons and Graham Tichy (photo by Richard Brody)

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