Posts Tagged ‘Fabulous’

Bert Sommer: From Woodstock to Albany

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

bertLong one of Nippertown’s most colorful, charismatic and talented musicians, Bert Sommer is getting some long-overdue respect.


Sadly, it’s nearly 20 years after his death in Albany, where he spent the final seven years of his life playing solo and with such bands as the Fabulous Newports and B.W. & the Poor Boys around town at clubs like Quintessence and Doc McCutcheon’s.

But 40 years ago, the 20-year-old Sommer made his concert debut in front nearly half a million people at the 1969 Woodstock Festival.

Yes, his concert debut.



Real Good for Free: The Fabulous Folk Fest @ Bolton Landing

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

Rogers Park in Bolton Landing welcomes the Fabulous Folk Fest on Sunday, September 6. It’s great way to wrap up your summer on Labor Day weekend.

The fest runs from 10:30am-6pm with the mountain music sounds of Dan Berggren, Susan Trump, Mike & Ruthy and the Zucchini Brothers. A fireworks display will cap off the festivities.

Rain site for the fest is the Bolton Landing Town Hall on Route 9N.

Real Good for Free: Spencer Day in Hudson
Real Good For Free: CanalFest @ Mabee Farm
Real Good for Free: Big Soul Ensemble @ Tess’ Lark Tavern (Tuesdays)
Real Good for Free: Hats Off Music Festival, Saratoga (7/31-8/1)
Real Good for Free: :30 Live! @ Berkshire Fringe (Mon / Wed)
Real Good for Free: Lake Luzerne (Thursdays)
Real Good for Free: Dutchman’s Landing, Catskill (Thursdays)
Real Good For Free: The Crossings in Colonie (Thursdays)
Real Good For Free: Rensselaer Riverfront Park (Wednesdays)
Real Good for Free: Kids’ shows in Troy (Wednesdays at noon)
Real Good for Free: Valatie’s Glynn Square (Sundays)
Real Good for Free: Schaghticoke Town Hall Gazebo (Thursdays)
Real Good For Free: Brunswick Community Center (Tuesdays)
Real Good for Free: Thurman (Mondays)
Real Good for Free: Sharon Springs (Wednesdays)
Real Good for Free: Rock-It in Schenectady (Fridays)
Real Good for Free: Bethlehem Public Library (Wednesdays)
Real Good for Free: East Greenbush Comm. Library (Wednesdays)
Real Good for Free: Stony Creek Town Park (Tuesdays)
Real Good For Free: RiverLink Park, Amsterdam (Saturdays)
Real Good For Free: Halfmoon (Wednesdays)
Real Good For Free: Chestertown (Thursdays)
Real Good for Free: Bolton Landing (Tuesdays)
Real Good for Free: Greenport Park, Hudson (Fridays)
Real Good for Free: The Sounds of Salem (Saturday mornings)
Real Good for Free: Latin Fest @ Washington Park (Sat. Aug. 29)
Real Good for Free: The Clark @ Williamstown (Tuedays)
Real Good For Free: Schenectady Central Park (Sunday afternoons)
Real Good For Free: Clifton Park (Sundays)
Real Good for Free: Albany Public Library (Third Fridays)
Real Good for Free: At The Plaza, Albany (Wednesdays)
Real Good for Free: Skidmore’s Tang Museum (Fridays)
Real Good For Free: Rockin’ on the River, Troy (Wednesdays)
Real Good For Free: Pearl Street Live (Thursdays)
Real Good For Free: Freedom Park, Scotia (Various days)
Real Good For Free: Jazz on Jay (Thursdays at noon)
Real Good For Free: Cook Park, Colonie (Tuesdays)
Real Good For Free: Lake George (Wednesdays)
Real Good For Free: Canajoharie (Tuesdays)
Real Good For Free: Guilderland (Thursdays)
Real Good For Free: Alive @ 5 (Thursdays)
Real Good For Free: Powers Park (Saturdays)

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