Five Firsts: Penny Knight of the Penny Knight Band

November 8th, 2010, 1:01 pm by Greg
Penny Knight

Penny Knight

NAME: Penny Knight
BAND AFFILIATION: Penny Knight Band
INSTRUMENT: Vocals, Drums, Percussion

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … A Patsy Cline album. My dad was a hillbilly from West Virginia. When I was a little girl, he would play his guitar, and I would sing Patsy songs. When we would go to visit family in West Virginia, he would show me off. I remember singing at the “after funeral” party for my Grandmother when I was 12 years old. That party lasted three days. Those hillbillies really knew how to celebrate someone’s life.

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Flashback: The Penny Knight Band, 1984

November 2nd, 2010, 3:01 pm by Greg

This week we’re digging deep into the vaults of “Real George’s Backroom,” Albany’s fabulous ’80s vintage cable television music show, for another blast from the past – the Penny Knight Band.

Led by singer-drummer Penny Knight, here the band kicks out a pair of tunes – “He’s a Faker” and “Jump Start My Heart” – that Real George captured live in 1984 at Easter Seals’ Parties in the Park. The free concerts were held in Albany’s West Capitol Park every Wednesday throughout the summer months:

But WAIT, here’s the best news…

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