LIVE: Rebel Darling @ barVino, 6/25/14

June 30th, 2014, 4:00 pm by Greg
John Rice and M.R. Poulopoulos

John Rice and M.R. Poulopoulos

Review and photographs Tom Lindsay

With the advent of summer, Nippertown musicians often find themselves heading for the hills to entertain tourists and locals alike. It could be the Berkshires, Catskills or, in this case, the Adirondacks.

Singer-songwriter M.R. Poulopoulos has been performing under the moniker Rebel Darling with a flexible and floating group of musicians that has included Ryan Dunham (harmonica), Roger Noyes (pedal steel), John Rice (guitar) and others. A duo version of Rebel Darling landed at barVino in North Creek last Wednesday night (June 25) for a two-hour set, and followed that up with a three-hour performance at the North Creek Farmers Market Thursday afternoon (June 26).

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LIVE: Bacon Fest @ Henry Hudson Waterfront Park, 9/2/12

September 7th, 2012, 1:00 pm by Greg
Lucky Jukebox Brigade (photo by Stanley Johnson)

Lucky Jukebox Brigade (photo by Stanley Johnson)

Photographs by Stanley Johnson
Additional photograph by John Rice

“I love the smell of bacon in the morning…”

The inaugural Bacon Fest NY took place in Hudson’s Henry Hudson Waterfront Park last Sunday, and the bacon was sizzling from the start.

Unfortunately, due to an unexpectedly large turnout, vendors at the fest ran through their supplies of bacon early on, and by 12noon – with six hours of festivities to go – there was barely a rasher to be found.

The festival organizers learned a valuable lesson – never underestimate the awesome power of bacony goodness – and they vow to be better prepared for next year’s Bacon Fest.

While there was definitely a shortage of bacon, the bands played on, and festival-goers soaked up the sun and the sounds of Ramblin Jug Stompers, Red Haired Strangers, Sgt. Dunbar & the Hobo Banned, the Lucky Jukebox Brigade, Eastbound Jesus and Unexplained Bacon.

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