LIVE: Bob Irwin & Friends @ Storm King, 8/2/13

August 15th, 2013, 3:30 pm by Greg
Bob Irwin

Bob Irwin

Photographs by Rick Bedrosian

Bob Irwin, the head honcho of Coxsackie’s fab Sundazed Music record label, spends most of his time down in Nashville these days, playing guitar in the Martian Denny Orchestra with such fellow Nippertown ex-pats as guitarslinger Eddie Angel and jack-of-all-instruments Jim Hoke.

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Five Firsts: Bob Irwin of My Fair Planet

April 22nd, 2010, 12:12 pm by Greg

Bob Irwin of My Fair PlanetNAME: Bob Irwin
INSTRUMENT: guitar, guitar, guitar

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … “Something New” by the Beatles, in my local Coxsackie grocery store…

2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … I’ve always called it the “Bob Irwin, Sr. 10-minute Rock Concert Experience” – my parents took me to Saratoga Performing Arts in 1969 (I think) to see Blood, Sweat & Tears. We arrived on the lawn while the band was already playing – lying on the ground next to us was a couple in a sleeping bag having a spectacularly naked time. My father looked at me looking at them and said “We’re outta here.” And that was my first – a 10-minute concert experience, courtesy of my dad.

3. THE FIRST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT I EVER OWNED OR PLAYED WAS … An uber-cheap, cheese-grater acoustic guitar acquired by my parents for free when they purchased a new washing machine. I was six years old, it was impossible to play… but the bloody-finger perseverance was a testament to just how very much I wanted to be a guitarist… I mean, even my parents took notice…

4. THE FIRST SONG THAT I EVER PERFORMED IN PUBLIC WAS … CCR’s “Fortunate Son,” in front of the fifth and sixth grade class “dance”.

5. THE FIRST BAND I WAS EVER IN WAS … Cherry Sundae, performing “Fortunate Son,” in front of the fifth and sixth grade class “dance”!

Guitarist Bob Irwin and his bandmates in My Fair Planet bring their blend of funk, jazz and rock to Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany at 8pm on Saturday, opening for Schleigho. When he’s not onstage with the band, Irwin is a freelance record producer and the owner-producer of the Sundazed Music label in Coxsackie.

Odds and Ends @ the End of the Week

August 14th, 2009, 4:36 pm by Sara


I love this sculpture created from vinyl photograph records: “Soundwave” by Jean Shin (thanks, Matt Loiacono)

The North Adams Artists’ Co-Op Gallery announces a JURIED CALL for “Elements”

Fine and applied artists in all media are invited to submit work for consideration in “Elements”, a juried exhibition at the NAACO Gallery. Submitted works may be literal interpretations of the topic, such as a representation of one or more of the four natural elements, objects that are elements of a whole, or perhaps the periodic table of elements. Non-traditional interpretations of the subject, such as an exploration of what is truly “elemental” to your work are also encouraged. Submissions will be juried from actual work and are due no later than Monday, August 24th. Entries may be delivered and picked up during gallery hours Exhibition will run from August 26 through September 20, with the opening reception held Thursday, August 27, 2009 from 6-9 PM held concurrently with all other “DownStreet Art Thursday” programming. NAACO Member Artists are exempt from entry fees. All nonmembers are required to pay an entry fee of $15 for up to two entries for consideration by the jury, and which may not exceed 24″ in any direction. Entry forms are downloadable from For further information, email, or call during gallery hours Wednesday-Saturday, 11-6, Sunday 11-4, 413-664-4003.

Bob Irwin of My Fair Planet (photo by Tim Livingston)

Bob Irwin of My Fair Planet (photo by Tim Livingston)

Sundazed Music head honcho Bob Irwin is renowned for showcasing the music of others, but at 1pm on Saturday, his own band My Fair Planet performs at the Altamont Fair, which continues through Sunday.

Saratoga Performing Arts Center is asking area artists to show off their artistic skills beginning at 6pm on Saturday, August 15 as part of The Philadelphia Orchestra’s “An Evening with Degas” program. Participating artists who arrive with an easel and chair will receive free lawn admission to the Orchestra performance for themselves and a guest.

Artists wishing to participate in An Evening with Degas are asked to:

  • notify SPAC of their interest prior to the August 15 performance;
  • bring their own easel and chair;
  • set up on SPAC’s upper lawn at 6pm
  • continue painting or sketching until approximately 8pm

Those who wish to sign up for the event are asked to contact Veronica Mynders at SPAC at 518-584-9330×101 or

breakupYou can now check out the official video for “Relator,” the first single from Peter Yorn and Scarlett Johansson’s upcoming album Break Up, slated for release September 15, and it also includes a cover of Big Star’s “I Am The Cosmos.”

So did everyone else but us already know this? Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick is the son of Sun Ra Arkestra saxophonist Laurdine “Pat” Patrick.

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