Benefit Concert for Tony Perrino @ Jay’s Bar & Grill, 11/14/10

November 12th, 2010, 10:15 am by Greg

Blue Hand Luke

Blue Hand Luke: Pete Vumbaco, Tony Perrino, Joe Mele, Tommy Love, Luke McNamee, Charlie Morris, Jim Cappello

There’s a very special benefit this weekend for a really special guy.

Tony Perrino is the keyboard player with Blue Hand Luke, as well as several other bands in this area. He is also the head engineer at Tony’s Shack Studios in Greenfield Center. Just about every musician in the Capital District has recorded there at one time or another.

The past six months have been rough on Tony. He has had a couple of major operations and has lost income due to not being able to work.

There is good news, however. Tony is getting better, and recently he was well enough to rejoin Blue Hand Luke on a couple of gigs.

This Sunday (November 14), the musical community will be hosting a benefit for Tony at Jay’s Bar and Grill in Ballston Spa. Joining Blue Hand Luke will be such bands as Jocamo, Mantraz, the Penny Knight Band, the Killer B’s and many others. In addition, members of the Refrigerators and EB Jeb will be coming out for an all-star jam.

Please join us this Sunday at Jay’s Bar and Grill from 3pm til who knows when. All proceeds will go directly to helping Tony catch up on his medical bills.

Hope to see you there.

Story by Luke McNamee of Blue Hand Luke


LIVE: Ramblin Jug Stompers @ The Linda, 10/2/09

October 8th, 2009, 5:05 pm by Sara

Ramblin Jug Stompers (from left) Cousin Clyde, Mitch Throop, Bowtie, Mister Eck, Wild Bill

Ramblin Jug Stompers (from left) Cousin Clyde, Mitch Throop, Bowtie, Mister Eck, Wild Bill

Ramblin Jug Stompers exploded onto the stage of The Linda last Friday with their original mix of down-home humor, virtuoso instrumental musicianship and highly original song interpretations. The fun ‘n’ funky acoustic performance was a celebration of their highly anticipated sophomore album, “Hobo Nickel.”

With Cousin Clyde on acoustic guitar, Mister Eck picking the mandolin, banjo shredder Bowtie and washboardist-harmonica man Wild Bill rounding out the front-line foursome, the evening’s highlights included stellar vocal harmonies, the sparkling original instrumental “Frypan Jack Enters Into Heaven” and even a blistering, behing-the-back Jimi Hendrix-style solo on manual typewriter!

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