LIVE: Caroline Rose @ The Linda, 4/17/15

May 6th, 2015, 4:00 pm by Greg
Carolyn Rose

Carolyn Rose

Photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk

Balancing Northern grit and Southern charm, singer-songwriter (and self-proclaimed “modern-day hobo”) Caroline Rose rolled into WAMC-FM’s The Linda in Albany recently. Making her Nippertown concert debut, she brought along a somewhat less than assured band in support of her national debut album, I Will Not Be Afraid. If the band was a bit hesitant, Rose certainly wasn’t, as she churned her way through a tantalizing blend of rockabilly, vintage country and blues.

Opening the show was Nippertown’s own Americana firebrand, Henry’s Rifle.

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LIVE: Matt Durfee @ Red Square, 11/23/13

December 3rd, 2013, 4:00 pm by Greg
Matt Durfee

Matt Durfee

Photographs by Timothy Reidy

Local 518 singer-songwriter Matt Durfee celebrated the release of his long-awaited debut solo CD, Little World, with a performance and party at Red Square in Albany last month.

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Be Here Now: Henry’s Rifle CD Release Party @ Valentine’s, 7/2/11

June 30th, 2011, 10:02 am by Greg
John Alfred

John Alfred

Henry’s Rifle – the solo project from John Alfred of garage-blues duo the Killerados – will unveil a six-song debut EP at a CD release party at Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany on Saturday.

Backed by members of the Slaughterhouse Chorus and recorded live in the band’s home studio, Henry’s Rifle’s self-titled EP is a collection of fire ‘n’ brimstone country-blues that conjure up the ghosts of America with a scorched holler and a battered six-string banjo.

Henry’s Rifle will celebrate the CD with a full-band set at 8pm on Saturday at Valentines, sharing the stage with infamous Texas one-man-band Possessed by Paul James (in support of the new album, “Feed the Family” and special guests Yard Sale (a foot-stompin’ Ulster County combo). NOTE: Yankee Cockfight – who was also originally booked for the show – has dropped off the bill.

Admission is $10, which includes a copy of the Henry’s Rifle debut CD.

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