LIVE: Truck America Festival @ the Full Moon Resort, 5/2/10

May 6th, 2010, 2:50 pm by Greg

Tern Rounders performing at the Truck America Festival

The final day of last weekend’s three-day Truck America Festival, held at the Full Moon Resort in Big Indian may have been light in people, but it was loaded with spirit.

As a member of the Albany-based Tern Rounders, I felt very fortunate to have been invited to be one of the three Capital Region bands (along with We Are Jeneric and Sgt. Dunbar & the Hobo Banned) to participate in the festival – fortunate and a bit nervous too, not knowing what to expect from playing at a brand new music festival. Regardless, last Sunday couldn’t have been a better day for a drive down to the Catskills, with the sun beaming a summer preview.

We were anxiously anticipating what we would find there. Hundreds of people? Big amphitheater stages? Crowds so big they ran out of food?

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Festival Fever: Truck America Festival, 4/30-5/2/10

April 9th, 2010, 9:45 am by Greg

Truck AmericaRobin and Joe Bennett (of the band Goldrush) have made quite a name for themselves as entrepreneurs by organizing the British indie-music Truck Festival, as well as several spin-offs – the Wood Festival and the OX4 Festival.

Now for the first time they’re bringing their unique brand of festival fever stateside with the inaugural Truck America Festival, slated to take place at the Full Moon Resort in Big Indian in the Catskills from Friday-Sunday, April 30-May 2.

We don’t have a schedule of performances yet, but the line-up of bands for the three-day bash certainly looks mighty tasty.

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Cool summer school

July 9th, 2009, 3:19 pm by Greg

Believe it or not, summer school doesn’t have to be a drag. In fact, it can be a whole lotta fun. Check out these cool options:


Omega offers dozens and dozens of workshops, classes and seminars down in Rhinebeck, and quite a few of them and musically centered.

The July 12-17 session, for example, includes “Dancing Cello, Dancing Tao” taught by former Paul Winter Consort cellist David Darling; “A Celebration of World Dance & Music” taught by Bill and Livia Drapkin Vanaver; and “Songwriting” by Jimmie Dale Gilmore. Not to mention “Writing the Unthinkable” by Lynda Barry.


In Schenectady, Proctors is hosting its fifth annual Proctors Summer Adventures Jazz Institute led by saxophone master, composer and recent Metroland cover boy Keith Pray and Arthur Falbush.

You can sign up for one or two weeks, and the institute is in session from 9am-3pm on Monday-Friday, July 13-24. The all-ages institute includes master classes by guest artists, a recording session and a wrap-up performance at Proctors GE Theatre.

More after the jump:

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