Line-Up Shake-Up for Hair of the Dog

November 4th, 2013, 10:00 am by Greg

Mike DeAngelis

Mike DeAngelis

After more than two decades, guitarist-vocalist Mike DeAngelis is parting ways with Hair of the Dog. The guitarist-vocalist announced his departure from the popular Celtic folk-rock band yesterday (Sunday, November 3) on his Facebook page:

“It is with great sadness that I write this posting a bit sooner than I had anticipated. As of today, I will no longer be a member of Hair of the Dog. It’s time for me to move in a different direction. I wish nothing but continued success for the ‘gentlemen’ on stage. They’ve been like family to me for a long, long time.”

DeAngelis will continue to perform with his jazz band, the Standard Clams, including their upcoming performance at Daisy Baker’s in Troy at 6:30pm on Friday (November 8). Meanwhile, next up for Hair of the Dog is a Full Moon Party at the Hofbrau at Warners Lake in Berne at 5pm on Saturday, November 16.

Here’s DeAngelis’ complete Facebook posting:

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LIVE: Hair of the Dog @ Freedom Park, 6/19/13

June 24th, 2013, 4:00 pm by Greg

Hair Of The Dog

Review and photographs by Stanley Johnson

Maybe it was because of the absolutely beautiful weather, or perhaps it was because of the Summer Solstice. Maybe it was because it was the first concert of the season or maybe it was because Hair of the Dog is a very popular band.

Whatever the reason, the capacity of the amphitheater at Freedom Park was at dancing-room-only, and even that space was full of kids.

To be sure, Hair of the Dog can get a crowd singing, clapping and dancing. This year the band is celebrating their 20th anniversary, and many of their CDs were available on the merchandise table, including Donegal, Release the Hounds, Liam Left the Lights On Again and Parting Glass (live). Band members Rick Bedrosian, Larry Packer and Michael DeAngelis also had solo albums available.

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Hair of the Dog’s Big CD Release Party

March 15th, 2012, 3:00 pm by Greg

Hair of the Dog: Liam Left the Lights on Again

It’s gonna be a wild, double-barrelled bash on Saturday night when Nippertown’s premier Celtic rock band Hair Of The Dog takes the stage at Revolution Hall in Troy.

Not only is it St. Patrick’s Day – which is certainly reason enough to celebrate – but Saturday’s show will also double as the CD release party for Hair of the Dog’s brand new CD, “Liam Left the Lights on Again,” on the October Eve Music label.

The new album features a mix of the band’s original tunes, as well as some covers, and Aaron Hurwitz (also known as Professor Louie of the Crowmatix) dropped by the studio to make a special guest appearance on accordion.

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Song o’ the Week: Hair of the Dog’s “Papa John’s Tree”

September 29th, 2011, 10:00 am by Greg

Of course, Hair of the Dog were representing at the recent Irish 2000 Music & Arts Festival at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds earlier this month. And one of Nippertown’s most popular bands will be back in the spotlight once again when they hit the stage at the Parting Glass in Saratoga Springs at 8pm on Saturday (October 1). Tix are $13.

FIVE FIRSTS: Rick Bedrosian of Hair of the Dog

October 28th, 2009, 3:02 pm by Greg

Rick Bedrosian at the Woodstock Music Festival site, July 2009

Rick Bedrosian at the Woodstock Music Festival site, July 2009

NAME: Rick Bedrosian
INSTRUMENT: Bass (also guitar, piano and drums)

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … “Time Out” by the Dave Brubeck Quartet (go figure).

2. THE FIRST CONCERT I EVER SAW WAS … Local: The Madras featuring Frank Micare on electric guitar and lead vocals. Frank’s high school band. They were incredible. They were the best “local/cover” band that I ever heard.
National: The Who at The Palace Theater in Albany, NY. I believe it was 1969. They played songs from their new album called “Tommy” as well as stuff that ended up on “Live at Leeds”. Opening act: The Flock. It was by leaps and bounds, the best concert that I ever saw to this day.

3. THE FIRST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT I EVER OWNED OR PLAYED WAS … I bought a cheap, no name electric guitar at Van Curler Music on State St. in Albany in 1967. It cost probably about $100. It was not easy to play. I ended up throwing it away because it was useless. I could have gotten a used Strat at Hilton’s for a little more money. It would now be worth something like $10,000.

4. THE FIRST SONG THAT I EVER PERFORMED IN PUBLIC WAS … Either “Gloria” or “Louie Louie”. I can’t remember.

5. THE FIRST BAND I WAS EVER IN WAS … Liquid Sunshine. My parents were so proud.

Rick Bedrosian and the rest of his Hair of the Dog bandmates will be performing at the Parting Glass in Saratoga Springs on the next two Fridays and Saturdays, October 30-31 and November 6-7.

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