Five Firsts: Terri Roben of Dangerous On Decaf

August 23rd, 2012, 3:00 pm by Greg
Dangerous on Decaf

Dangerous on Decaf

NAME: Terri Roben
BAND AFFILIATION: Dangerous On Decaf
INSTRUMENT: Guitar, banjo, ukulele, mt. dulcimer

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS: “Clouds” by Joni Mitchell

2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS: Simon & Garfunkel in 1969 at SPAC

3. THE FIRST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT I EVER OWNED OR PLAYED WAS: a violin in third grade

4. THE FIRST SONG THAT I EVER PERFORMED IN PUBLIC WAS: “Scarlet Ribbons”

5. THE FIRST BAND I WAS EVER IN WAS: the duo Terri & Maria

The multi-talented Terri Roben teams up with her Dangerous On Decaf bandmates for performances at Carmen’s Cafe in Troy at 6 & 8pm on Friday (August 24). Admission is $5. The trio will also be performing outdoors at Coxsackie Riverfront Park in Coxsackie at 6:30pm on Sunday (August 26). Admission is free.

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Five Firsts: Anthony Fallacaro

August 16th, 2012, 10:11 am by Greg
Anthony Fallacaro

Anthony Fallacaro

NAME: Anthony Fallacaro
INSTRUMENT: Guitar, vocals

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … Garth Brooks’ “The Hits”! That’s Garth Brooks’ greatest hits right there – hilarious. I was five or six at the time, and my family was down in New York City. We stopped at a music store in Times Square, and I got the okay to pick out one CD for myself. I picked it because the album art looked cool. I ended up digging Garth anyways… but not Chris Gaines.

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Five Firsts: Kagey Parrish of the Honey Dewdrops

May 8th, 2012, 10:00 am by Greg
The Honey Dewdrops (photo by Jack Looney)

The Honey Dewdrops (photo by Jack Looney)

NAME: Kagey Parrish
BAND AFFILIATION: The Honey Dewdrops
INSTRUMENT: guitar, mandolin

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS: “The Last Waltz,” on recommendation of my dad. “The Weight” and “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” became my favorite songs for that year in 1993. Thanks, dad!

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Five Firsts: Tony Jones of the Penny Knight Band

May 1st, 2012, 1:30 pm by Greg
Tony Jones

Tony Jones

NAME: Tony “TJ” Jones
BAND AFFILIATION: PENNY KNIGHT BAND
INSTRUMENT: Bass / Vocals

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WASThe Brothers Four “Sing of Our Times” (1964). Hey, my father and mother were, at that time, recovering beret-wearing beatnik/folkies who, as a hobby, worked at the NYS Dept of Social Services and an insurance agency in Cohoes, respectively, while yearning for the 30-60 minutes or so on Saturday nights when we would camp out in front of the TV to watch “Hootenanny.”

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Five Firsts: Johnny Spampinato of the Spampinato Brothers

April 26th, 2012, 1:00 pm by Greg
Johnny Spampinato

Johnny Spampinato (photo by Ed Conway)

NAME: Johnny Spampinato
BAND AFFILIATION: The Spampinato Brothers
INSTRUMENT: Guitar, vocals

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … the Beach Boys, “Live 65”

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Five Firsts: Jim Kaufman of Grainbelt, etc.

March 7th, 2012, 1:00 pm by Greg
Jim Kaufman

Jim Kaufman

NAME: Jim Kaufman
BAND AFFILIATION: Grainbelt, Hot Cousin, Horror Business, Plastic Jesus, Goatstingers
INSTRUMENT: Drums

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … The first vinyl record I bought with my own money was Boston’s self-titled first record for $.25 at a garage sale. The second was Joan Jett’s “I Love Rock N’ Roll” album. Same day, different garage sale.

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Five Firsts: Liz Simmons of Long Time Courting

February 29th, 2012, 11:00 am by Greg

Long Time Courting

Long Time Courting


NAME: Liz Simmons
BAND AFFILIATION: Long Time Courting
INSTRUMENT: Vocals/Guitar

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … Oh goodness, I don’t remember. Probably Wilson Phillips or something equally ’80s pop.

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Five Firsts: Robin Williams of Robin & Linda Williams and Their Fine Group

February 23rd, 2012, 11:00 am by Greg
Robin And Linda Williams

Linda Williams and Robin Williams

NAME: Robin Williams
BAND AFFILIATION: Robin and Linda Williams and Their Fine Group
INSTRUMENT: Guitar and harmonica

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … Kingston Trio’s “Live at the Hungry I.” They were my first introduction to folk music. I have a soft place in my heart for Bob Shane, Nick Reynolds and Dave Guard.

2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS …Gene Autry at an auditorium in Raleigh, NC. He had his horse Champion with him. I’ve often wondered what touring must have been like back then.

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