For the Love of Art: A Celebration of the Life of Art Snay

March 19th, 2012, 10:00 am by Greg
Art Snay (photo by Dave Suarez)

Art Snay (photo by Dave Suarez)

It was with heavy hearts that we reported the passing of Art Snay last Friday. He was a pioneer on the Albany music scene as a long-time musician, producer, engineer and owner of Arabellum Studios in Albany.

There will be a gathering of friends and family to celebrate the life of Art Snay from 3-6pm on Sunday (March 25) at Lynn’s Uptown Tavern at 15 Colvin Avenue in Albany. Those in attendance are encouraged to share stories of Art’s life and times.

Musicians are also encouraged to bring their instruments to join in the musical celebration. Steven Clyde Davies will act as master of ceremonies, co-ordinating the musical portion of the gathering, which will kick off with his band Ramblin Jug Stompers at 3pm.

UPDATE (8am on Tuesday, May 20): The Last Conspirators, the Lustre Kings and Mark Emanatian have also been confirmed to perform.

Photographs and other memorabilia of Art and Arabellum are also being sought to exhibit during the gathering. Please contact Mary Paley at if you can help out with the display.


CD: M.R. Poulopoulos’ “Greenhorn”

August 10th, 2011, 10:00 am by Greg

Greenhorn(Hilltown, 2011):

With his relaxed, storytelling approach, Michael Poulopoulos’ solo debut “Greenhorn” feels like an intimate conversation with the singer, sitting on his front porch as he gently strums his acoustic guitar.

A separate journey from his path as one-half the acoustic duo of Palatypus, this new singular effort is a pleasing mix of blues, folk and rock, and connects many of Poulopoulos’ influences: Dylan, Prine, Young, but updates the sound with his own uncomplicated, minimalistic style.

On the opening track “Drunk,” Ryan Dunham’s occasional harmonica wafts over Poulopoulos’ bare chords and soothing Jack Johnson-esque voice. “No Diamonds To Toss” is a lovesick lullaby all about trying to forget the one you loved, with Courtney Blackwell harmonizing in the background.

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