The Capital Region Blues Network’s Big Blues Bash

April 11th, 2014, 10:33 am by Greg

Rhett Tyler and Mark Emanation

Rhett Tyler and Mark Emanatian

Story and photographs by Wanda Callagy

The Capital Region Blues Network is holding its fourth annual fundraising bash tonight (Friday, April 11). Music, raffles and a silent auction will be held at the Fuller Roadhouse Grille in Albany at 7pm.

Rhett Tyler and his Early Warning band and Soul Sky will bring their talents for the evening.

Mark Emanatian has a long history with the CRBN network and says it is important for him to be supportive as the organization does much to educate young artists about the history of blues music by being part of the Blues in Schools programs.

“I have been involved especially playing with Folding Sky and the Ernie Williams band, and I think all these blues societies across the states are a great movement, as they are keeping an essential art form alive,” said Emanatian.

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Festival Fever: Bands4Bucky @ Fuller Roadhouse Grille, 4/29/12

April 23rd, 2012, 10:00 am by Greg
Holly Stahl and Bucky

Holly Stahl and Bucky

Scott and Holly Stah’s black lab Bucky has had serious health issues recently and had to undergo some very extensive surgery. Animal advocates Scott and Holly are always there for animals and people in need, but now they need some help themselves.

So, a big batch of Nippertown bands are joining forces to help raise funds to help out with Bucky’s veterinary bills and ongoing care. Bands4Bucky will be held at the Fuller Roadhouse Grille in Colonie beginning at 1:30pm on Sunday (April 29).

Among the bands donating their talents to Bands4Bucky are:

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Be Here Now: Sway @ Fuller Roadhouse Grille, Tonight

April 15th, 2011, 10:00 am by Sara


What do you get when you combine the stagger ‘n’ swagger of former members of the Decadent Royals and French Letter with iron-man vocalist Tommy Love of Blue Machine and Blue Hand Luke to recreate the music of the Rolling Stones?

You get Albany’s latest, greatest tribute band, Sway.

The simple fact is that the world’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll band needs a reverent, talented band to pull off the cuts-deep tunes. Sway is all that with a treasure trove of Stone gems from obscure to popular that are sure to please both the casual listener and the die-hard Stones fan. This is not a task the band takes lightly, but they do it with a true love of the Stones in their hearts.

The results of this tribute-done-right are awesome to behold. Get your ya ya’s out. Get your rocks off. Sway knows it’s only rock ‘n’ roll, but you will like it.

Sway will be at the Fuller Roadhouse Grille in Colonie at 9:30pm tonight. Admission is $5. This venue has been heating up of late with bookings by the likes of Toys in the Attic, Blue Machine and now Sway.

Story by Matt Mac Haffie

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