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CD Release Party: Dan Johnson’s “Suck It Up, Cupcake”

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Singer-songwriter Dan Johnson – former Nippertonian, host of the late, much lamented Tuesday night Americana Music Club sessions at Valentine’s Music Hall and current Vermont troubadour – returns to town on Wednesday (April 22) for an early show at the Low Beat in Albany. The 6pm happy hour gig serves as the Local 518 CD release party for Johnson’s tasty new album, Suck It Up, Cupcake.

So what’s with the album title?

As Johnson explains in the liner notes:

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Five Firsts: Dan Johnson of Dan Johnson & the Expert Sidemen

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Dan Johnson

NAME: Dan Johnson
BAND AFFILIATION: Dan Johnson and (the Expert Sidemen)
INSTRUMENT: gi-tar

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … let’s say “Blood on the Tracks”… Hard to remember…

2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … does Conehead Buddha at Valentine’s count? If not that, probably Steve Miller and the Doobie Brothers at SPAC… which was free and cool.

3. THE FIRST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT I EVER OWNED OR PLAYED WAS … Oboe. PS #19 on New Scotland Ave.

4. THE FIRST SONG THAT I EVER PERFORMED IN PUBLIC WAS … maybe “Drifter’s Escape” by Bob Dylan, at the Fuze Box…

5. THE FIRST BAND I WAS EVER IN WAS … Three Quarter North, with Roger Allen and Dave Rhodes, and later on Paul Strausman for a bit… after him, Jim Atkins and Mark Smith joined the band, and Roger left… then I left, and they brought in some serious talent!

Dan Johnson leads his Expert Sidemen in their regular Americana Tuesdays concert series at Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany on most Tuesday evenings. This Tuesday, they’ll be joined by special guests J. Peter Yakel & Flood Road. Showtime is 8pm. Admission is $5.

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