LIVE: American Music Festival for the Lake @ Charles Wood Park’s Festival Space, 9/21/14 (Day Two)

October 1st, 2014, 4:24 pm by Greg
New Riders of the Purple Sage (photo by Andrzej Pilarczyk)

New Riders of the Purple Sage (photo by Andrzej Pilarczyk)

Photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk, Stanley Johnson

On Day Two of the inaugural American Music Festival for the Lake at the Charles Wood Park’s Festival Space in beautiful Lake George, the focus shifted from Saturday’s rock ‘n’ roll menu to a more country-oriented line-up on Sunday, but the basic concept remained the same – featuring a mix of national headliners (country-rock veterans the New Riders of the Purple Sage, bluegrass stars the Claire Lynch Band), regional favorites (Boston’s Girls Guns & Glory, Mississippi band Roscoe Bandana) and homegrown Local 518 heroes (the long-running Stony Creek Band, a surprise return appearance by Rich Ortiz, who also opened the fest on Saturday).

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It was a perfect day for an outdoor music fest, and the bands responded with stellar performances, capping things off at the end of the fest with founding members David Nelson and Buddy Cage leading the New Riders through a solid set that included the requisite “Panama Red” and a tasty rendition of the Grateful Dead’s “Ripple.”

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New Riders of the Purple Sage (photo by Stanley Johnson)

New Riders of the Purple Sage (photo by Stanley Johnson)

Claire Lynch (photo by Andrzej Pilarczyk)

Claire Lynch (photo by Andrzej Pilarczyk)

Rosco Bandana (photo by Stanley Johnson)

Rosco Bandana (photo by Stanley Johnson)

Rosco Bandana (photo by Andrzej Pilarczyk)

Rosco Bandana (photo by Andrzej Pilarczyk)

Stony Creek Band (photo by Stanley Johnson)

Stony Creek Band (photo by Stanley Johnson)

Girls Guns and Glory (photo by Andrzej Pilarczyk)

Girls Guns and Glory (photo by Andrzej Pilarczyk)

Rich Ortiz (photo by Stanley Johnson)

Rich Ortiz (photo by Stanley Johnson)