LIVE: MaryLeigh Roohan @ Caffe Lena, 9/6/15

October 5th, 2015, 3:00 pm by Greg


Photographs and video by Timothy Reidy

Singer-songwriter and Saratoga native MaryLeigh Roohan took the hallowed stage at Caffe Lena last month for a homecoming concert that served as the CD release party for her new five-song EP, Living Alone.

NOTE: MaryLeigh Roohan will be playing at the opening concert of the season at Mother’s Wine Emporium at RPI’s Student Union in Troy on Saturday (October 10) with fellow Saratogians Better By Morning. Showtime is 8pm; admission is free.

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LIVE: MaryLeigh Roohan @ Riverlink Park, 7/26/14

August 8th, 2014, 2:00 pm by Greg

The MaryLeigh Roohan Band

Photographs by Stanley Johnson

In support of her perfectly splendid album, Skin & Bone, Saratoga Springs singer-songwriter MaryLeigh Roohan and her band wowed the crowd at Amsterdam’s Riverlink Park recently.

Roohan is back on the road again now, currently rambling through North Carolina, Tennessee, Missouri, Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota, but she’ll be back in time for a hometown concert at Caffe Lena at 8pm on Saturday, August 30.

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LIVE: Lord Huron @ Alive at Five, 7/10/14

July 17th, 2014, 3:00 pm by Greg
Lord Huron (photo by Stanley Johnson)

Lord Huron (photo by Stanley Johnson)

Photos by Stanley Johnson and Andrzej Pilarczyk
Video by Timothy Reidy

Originally a solo project for singer-songwriter Ben Schneider, the Los Angeles-based indie folk band Lord Huron has grown into a full ensemble, and the band made quite an impression last week in their Nippertown debut at Jennings Landing in Albany. Headlining the latest installment of the free Alive at Five concert series, Lord Huron is touring in support of their debut album, Lonesome Dreams, and they’ve landed such choice gigs as South by Southwest, Outside Lands and Lollapalooza.

Opening the show was Saratoga singer-songwriter MaryLeigh Roohan, who came armed with an all-star batch of backing musicians for her set in support of her latest album, Skin and Bone.

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New Release Rack: MaryLeigh Roohan’s “Skin and Bone”

November 22nd, 2013, 2:00 pm by Greg

MaryLeigh Roohan: Skin and Bone

Saratoga singer-songwriter MaryLeigh Roohan celebrated the release of her new solo CD, Skin and Bone, with a party and performance at the Parting Glass in Saratoga Springs earlier this month, now she’s headed down to The Linda in Albany to do it all over again on Saturday night (November 23).

Skin and Bone is a simply exceptional album, deftly produced by Jason Brown, who also spices up the disc with contributions on bass, mandolin, violin, keyboards, percussion and backing vocals. Also joining Roohan on the disc are guitarists Meg Duffy and Joel Brown, Rodeo Barons drummer Chris Carey, organist Tim Peck, cellist Andrew Brown and backing vocalists Caroline Corrigan and Nikki Heyman.

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LIVE: MaryLeigh Roohan @ the Parting Glass, 11/8/13

November 20th, 2013, 4:00 pm by Greg
MaryL eigh Roohan with Jason Brown

MaryLeigh Roohan with Jason Brown

Photographs by Kirsten Ferguson

At the Parting Glass earlier this month, Saratoga singer-songwriter MaryLeigh Roohan celebrated the release of Skin and Bone by performing the entire album from start to finish – backed by a rotating cast of musicians that included Jason Brown, Joel Brown, Chris Carey, Meg Duffy, James Gascoyne and Sam Zucchini.

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Five Firsts: MaryLeigh Roohan

November 5th, 2013, 12:00 pm by Greg
MaryLeigh Roohan

MaryLeigh Roohan

NAME: MaryLeigh Roohan
INSTRUMENT: Guitar – sea-foam green Telecaster Deluxe named Ramona

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … The first album I remember buying myself was Weezer’s Pinkerton. I do remember having a booklet of CDs that included a whole bunch of random stuff, but I think most of them were gifts.

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LIVE: MaryLeigh Roohan @ Valentine’s Music Hall, 10/12/13

October 18th, 2013, 1:00 pm by Greg

Story and video by Joel Patterson
Photograph by Rich Borden

I love Fate. I love how it puts you in the driver’s seat of your own life. I love how I found a perfectly crisp $10 bill outside of Valentine’s last Saturday night, just lying on the sidewalk waiting for me. Far more amazing: chancing onto MaryLeigh Roohan, who opened the evening’s show for punk’s great grandfather Willie Alexander.

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Sneak Peek: MaryLeigh Roohan’s Upcoming Album, “Skin & Bone”

October 8th, 2013, 3:00 pm by Greg

Here’s a behind-the-scenes, in-the-studio sneak peek of the upcoming album Skin & Bone from Saratoga’s MaryLeigh Roohan, due out in November…

And if you want to hear her live, you can catch MaryLeigh Roohan sharing the stage with legendary Boston rocker (and former member of the Velvet Underground) Willie “Loco” Alexander & the Fish Eye Brothers and spoken-word artist David Greenberger at Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany at 8pm on Saturday (October 12). Tickets are $12.

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