Nobody should have anything to complain about as far as the live music scene goes in Nippertown these days. Seems like every night something interesting is going down around these parts. Case in point: Monday night, not traditionally a “party night,” there was some hot music happening around town.
The evening started off with by catching a set of Ramblin Jug Stompers at the new home of their monthly residency, McGeary’s in Albany. A healthy crowd was there to enjoy traditional folk, country, jug and bluegrass music, served up in a down-home, friendly style by the Jugsters (Wild Bill, Mister Eck, Bowtie and Cousin Clyde), along with a plethora of special guests that included: “Lonesome Val” Haynes, Kim Kilby of Tern Rounders, bassist Rick Bedrosian, sax-man Luke McNamee and more.
We could have hung out all night soaking in the sweet jug-sounds and enjoying the hospitality of McGeary’s first lady Tess Collins and her staff … but there was rock & roll to be had!