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The Pine Leaf Boys follow in the footsteps of legendary Cajun music kingpins Beausoleil, but they add more bite to the traditional sound, layering in rock and roll energy, a bit of funk and a lot of youthful exuberance.
The Grammy-nominated quintet rolled into Schenectady’s Central Park for a free concert at the Music Haven on Sunday, July 19, wrapping up their national tour before returning to their southwest Louisiana hometown of Lafayette.
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Veteran guitarist Alan Payette and his band (including tenor saxophonist Keith Pray) played Shepard Park in Lake George on Wednesday, July 15, as part of the Lake George Arts Project’s ongoing free summer concert series.
Featuring a predominantly new line-up, the band pumped out a mix of originals and covers, including funk and rock gems from the likes of the Average White Band, the Isley Bros and Jimi Hendrix.
Next up in Shepard Park is Americana/alt-pop singer-songwriter Eilen Jewell and her band on Wednesday, July 22.
Written and photographed by Andrzej Pilarczyk