Five Firsts: Todd Nelson of the Todd Nelson Trio

September 13th, 2010, 1:01 pm by Greg

Todd Nelson
NAME: Todd Nelson
BAND AFFILIATION: Todd Nelson Trio (or TN3 for short)

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … “Beatles ’65.” Actually, my parents bought it for me. I think I had asked for another Beatles record, but this is one they found.

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Parslow Builds Musical Bridges from Nippertown to…

May 14th, 2010, 10:39 am by Greg

Kristen Parslow

Kristen Parslow

Can’t we all just get along?

Maybe with the help of low-key, DIY local music promoter Kristen Parslow we can. She’s put together a show on Saturday night that features Atlanta’s the Nerd Parade with a pair of fine local bands – Sea of Trees and Rain in Spain. The show gets underway at 8pm Saturday at Franklin’s Tower in Albany.

Parslow is big on local talent. “I was impressed with the Albany scene and all the support this town offers to the arts. So I felt obligated to step up,” she explains. “Bands are put off, intimidated or insecure about setting up gigs. We had an incredible opportunity to use this to our benefit with all proceeds going into the pockets of the people with the talent and skill. I have never asked for a dime.”

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