Posts Tagged ‘Jon Flanders’

LIVE: Cindy Cashdollar & the Lustre Kings @ The Hangar, 11/28/15

Friday, December 11th, 2015


Photographs by Jon Flanders

Steel guitar virtuoso and Woodstock native Cindy Cashdollar returned to the Local 518 last month for a rip-snortin’ concert with Mark Gamsjager & the Lustre Kings at The Hangar in Troy.

Sparks were flying and hot licks were traded as Cashdollar dueled with the Lustre Kings’ own steel guitar master Kevin Maul.



LIVE: Debo Band @ Freedom Square, 7/11/14

Monday, July 28th, 2014
(photo by Rudy Lu)

(photo by Rudy Lu)

Review and photographs by Rudy Lu
Additional photograph by Jon Flanders

Freedom Square in Troy was filled with the joyous, high energy sounds of Debo Band once again earlier this month. The band made their Freedom Square debut back in 2011, christening the new community gathering space in fine fashion. Back then there was no colorful mosaic wall that now serves as a backdrop for the stage.

The band was making the Troy tour stop between shows at the Montreal Jazz Festival and the Green River Festival, and this time around the brightly colored backdrop of the now finished Freedom Square Stage certainly added to the excitement of Debo’s performance. The band played exotic and infectious Ethiopian dance-pop music, featuring highly complex rhythms and jazz-like instrumental solos shaded with elements of funk and rock.


LIVE: The Battlefield Band @ the Sanctuary for Independent Media, 10/6/13

Monday, October 21st, 2013
(photo by Jon Flanders)

The Battlefield Band (photo by Jon Flanders)

Photographs by Jon Flanders and Kyle Plante

For more than four decades now, the Battlefield Band has been at the forefront of Scottish music, deftly melding the traditional with the contemporary. The band has featured numerous members over the years, but the current crew – featuring multi-instrumentalists Sean O’Donnell, Alasdair White, Ewen Henderson and Mike Katz – maintains the time-honored Battlefield Band slogan, “Forward with Scotland’s past.”

The band recently embarked on a U.S. tour in support of their latest album, Room Enough for Us All, including a rousing performance at the Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy.


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