August 5th, 2010, 1:05 pm by Greg
September 1st, 2009, 8:19 am by Greg
NAME: Mark Calkins
BAND AFFILIATION: The Providers
INSTRUMENT: guitar, harmonica, accordion etc.
1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … “Sgt. Pepper”
2. THE FIRST CONCERT I EVER SAW WAS … Buffalo Springfield (I was 10.)
3. THE FIRST INSTRUMENT I EVER OWNED OR PLAYED WAS … Fender acoustic
4. THE FIRST SONG I EVER PERFORMED IN PUBLIC WAS … I seem to have blocked that out.
5. THE FIRST BAND I WAS EVER IN WAS … The Pirana Brothers (with two of the Providers)
As part of Albany’s First Friday arts walk, Mark Calkins and the Providers will be playing at the Broadway Art Center at 6:30pm on Friday in conjunction with an exhibit by the East Bank Art Alliance. The band will also be performing at American Glory in Hudson at 8:30pm on Saturday. Admission is free for both performances.
The City of Albany is keeping the free outdoor music going downtown for another month.
No, the Alive at Five concert series hasn’t been extended.
Instead, you can get some free mid-day sounds in Tricentennial Park at the corner of Broadway and Columbia St. (where Alive at Five used to be held until it moved down to Riverfront Park).UPDATE: the location has been change to West Capital Park.
The September in the City Art Fair will take place from 11:30am til 2pm each Wednesday this month, showcasing the art work of folks like Gwen Stander, Jim Miller, Grady Burkett, Milton McPherson, the Broadway Arts Center and others.
In addition to the visual art on display and for sale, you can also enjoy free live lunch-time music at each of the art fair dates. Here’s the schedule of performers:
September 2: El Duke
September 9: Spiral Tango
September 16: Jann Klose
September 24: Tequila Mockingbirds
September 30: The Musicians of Ma’alwyck
Real Good for Free: Johnny Rabb & the Jailhouse Rockers @ Powers Park (9/5/09)
Real Good for Free: The Final Stretch Festival @ Saratoga (September 5-6)
Real Good for Free: Lake George Jazz Weekend (9/19-20)
Real Good for Free: LarkFEST!!!!!!!! (Sept. 19)
Real Good for Free: Riverfront Park, Athens (Fridays)
Real Good for Free: Albany Jazz Festival @ Riverfront Park (Sept. 12)
Real Good for Free: The Fabulous Folk Fest @ Bolton Landing (Sept. 6)
Real Good for Free: Thurman (Mondays)
Real Good for Free: Rock-It in Schenectady (Fridays)
Real Good For Free: Halfmoon (Wednesdays)
Real Good for Free: Albany Public Library (Third Fridays)
Real Good for Free: At The Plaza, Albany (Wednesdays)