LIVE: Eric Lindell & Co. @ Shepard Park, 7/16/14

Eric Lidell and Will McMains

Eric Lindell and Will McMains

Photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk

Swamp-soaked Louisiana bayou blues guitarslinger Eric Lindell and his band roared into Shepard Park in Lake George last week. Their sound was sweet and sweaty. There was southern soul music in the air, glazed over with some saucy funk and some finger-lickin’ good country licks. It’s genuine roots-rock, no foolin’ around, no kiddin’.

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If you missed Eric Lindell & Co. in Lake George last week, you missed a good one. But the good news is that you get another chance. On Thursday night (July 24), the band will be rippin’ it up for the grand opening (re-opening? re-branding?) of Albany’s former Red Square, which is now officially known as the Parish Public House: A Louisiana Eatery & Drinkery. (Expect lunchtime hours and an emphasis on food, in addition to the music.) Doors open at 8pm; music gets underway around 9pm. Tickets are $15 in advance; $20 at the door.

Meanwhile, the Lake George Arts Project’s Summer Concert Series in Shepard Park continues at 7:30pm tonight (Wednesday, July 23) with blues-jazz guitarist Chris Bergson and his band. Admission is FREE.

UPDATE: Chris Bergson’s concert has been moved to King Neptune’s Pub, due to the weather…

Chris Fitzgerald

Chris Fitzgerald

Chris Arenas and Mike Burkhart

Chris Arenas and Mike Burkhart

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