Review by Kirsten Ferguson
Photographs by Joseph Deuel
Just a week earlier, Boston-based songwriter Doug Kwartler was holding down a spot at the Saratoga Springs Post Office, competing for the attention of the many New Year’s Eve revelers who thronged the streets during the city’s First Night celebration.
Photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk, Nippertown chief photographer
Welcome to 2012!
New Year’s Eve in Saratoga Springs has become quite the Nippertown tradition, and for music fans, there’s certainly no shortage of things to do. It’s a non-stop cavalcade of some of our finest homegrown musical talent – jazz, rock, Celtic, country, blues, zydeco, folk, bluegrass and more. Just about every kind of musical style was in the air somewhere around town during the annual First Night Saratoga celebration. All total, there were more than 70 performances and happenings taking place at nearly three dozen different performance venues.
Obviously, we couldn’t get to all of them, but here’s a sampling of what Nippertown chief photographer Andrzej Pilarczyk saw during his trek through the final moments of 2011:
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