Drawing on that influence and countless others, over the past 10 years Assembly of Dust has crafted a unique sound that recalls the vintage sound of the Band, Traffic and Neil Young. But they’ve put their own funky spin on it, earning them comparisons to the next generation of Americana hitmakers.
Led by Reid Genauer, the band is out on the road in support of their new album Sun Shot, released earlier this year. And they’ll be making a tour stop at Putnam Den in Saratoga Springs on Saturday night (June 22).
In addition to Genauer, the band features guitarist Adam Terrell, bassist John Leccesse and more recent recruit keyboardist-violinist Jason Crosby, who has played with everyone from God Street Wine to Robert Randolph to Susan Tedeschi. And as a special bonus this weekend, founding AOD drummer Andy Herrick, whose appearances with the band have been rare in recent years, will return to slip behind the kit once again.
Assembly of Dust blows into Putnam Den in Saratoga Springs on Saturday night (June 22). Progressive funkateers Capital Zen are slated to open the show at 9:30pm. Tickets are $10 in advance; $12 at the door.
BUT WAIT… Have we got a deal for you! We’re giving away a pair of FREE TICKETS to the show to a lucky Nippertown reader! To enter the contest, just post a comment below. Please leave your email address, too. We won’t publish it, but we’ll use it to contact you if you win. The deadline to enter is 12noon on Friday (June 21), and the winner will be selected at random and notified on Friday afternoon. Enter today! And good luck! Congratulations to the winner, who has been notified by email.
“It was a blues song my counselor at summer camp wrote. We performed it at the camp talent show. He played, and I sang, ‘See my lovin’s gonna generate ya, penetrate ya, oooouuuuwww and drive you crazy.’ I have been hooked ever since.”
The deadline for entries to Nippertown.com’s Assembly of Dust contest has come and gone.
We threw all of the entries into a hat this afternoon, shook ’em up real good, randomly plucked one from the fedora, and when the dust settled, we discovered that the winner was:
TA DA! Andy Gregory of Schenectady
Thanks to Rock Ridge Music and Nippertown.com, Andy will be receiving a copy of Assembly of Dust’s new CD, “Some Assembly Required,” which features Reid Genauer and Assembly of Dust collaborating with an all-star line-up of musical friends, including Mike Gordon, Grace Potter, David Grisman, Keller Williams, Martin Sexton, Bela Fleck, Al Schnier, Tony Rice, Richie Havens and more.
Congrats to Andy. And don’t forget to check out Assembly of Dust in concert tonight at Revolution Hall in Troy.
Check back here again next week when Nippertown.com continues our Big Fall Cornucopia of Giveaways, where you can win free CDs, concert tickets and who knows what else.
Be sure to include your name, your email address, and your mailing address. Please, only one entry per person.
Entries must be received by 1pm EST on Friday, September 18. One winner will be chosen at random from all of the entries to win Assembly of Dust’s new star-studded CD, “Some Assembly Required,” from our friends at Rock Ridge Music. The winner will be announced on Friday, September 18.
Last Friday, Reid Genauer was down at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock, doing a solo show as the opening act for Phish’s Mike Gordon.
This Friday (September 18), he’s back with his bandmates in Assembly of Dust, and the jam-band favorites are kicking off their fall tour with a show at Revolution Hall in Troy.
The band is touring in support of their new album, “Some Assembly Required,” an all-star effort that finds AODust collaborating with such folks as Richie Havens, Bela Fleck, Tony Rice, Grace Potter, John Scofield, David Grisman, Al Schnier and, yes, Mike Gordon.
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