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LIVE: Joe Barna & Sketches of Influence @ Justin’s, 1/16/10

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

(left) Joe Barna and (right) Lou Smaldone and Jon Gordon

(left) Joe Barna and (right) Lou Smaldone and Jon Gordon

When the news got out that drummer-composer Joe Barna & Sketches of Influence were slated to play two weekend nights at Justin’s in Albany with special guests Jim Rotondi (Friday), Joe Magnarelli (Saturday) and Jon Gordon (both nights), all the seats were sold out in a heart beat.

“They turned people away at the door,” muses Barna. “I brought in three of the world’s top musicians to Justin’s for two nights, and it was just magical!” And it was. Fiery and passionate solos, moving lyrical ballads and incredible musicianship highlighted the performances on both nights.


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