LIVE: Rebel Darling @ barVino, 6/25/14

June 30th, 2014, 4:00 pm by Greg
John Rice and M.R. Poulopoulos

John Rice and M.R. Poulopoulos

Review and photographs Tom Lindsay

With the advent of summer, Nippertown musicians often find themselves heading for the hills to entertain tourists and locals alike. It could be the Berkshires, Catskills or, in this case, the Adirondacks.

Singer-songwriter M.R. Poulopoulos has been performing under the moniker Rebel Darling with a flexible and floating group of musicians that has included Ryan Dunham (harmonica), Roger Noyes (pedal steel), John Rice (guitar) and others. A duo version of Rebel Darling landed at barVino in North Creek last Wednesday night (June 25) for a two-hour set, and followed that up with a three-hour performance at the North Creek Farmers Market Thursday afternoon (June 26).

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Win FREE Tickets to Dead Winter Carpenters @ Red Square on Tuesday

April 28th, 2014, 11:00 am by Greg

Straight outta Lake Tahoe, Dead Winter Carpenters blend bluegrass, country and rock into a high-energy, roots-rockin’ hybrid full of five-part vocal harmonies, fiddle and stinging guitar. From the High Sierra Music Festival to San Francisco’s fabled Fillmore, the quintet – featuring Jenni Charles (fiddle, vocals), Jesse Dunn (rhythm guitar, vocals), Dave Lockhart (upright and electric bass, vocals) Bryan Daines (lead guitar, vocals) and Brian Huston (drums, vocals) – has become a rapidly rising band of up-and-comers ever since they played their first gig just four years ago.

Now the band is rolling east in support of their new EP, Dirt Nap, and they’ll be making their Nippertown debut at Red Square in Albany on Tuesday (April 29) with M.R. Poulopoulos’ Rebel Darling opening the show at 9pm. Tickets are $10 in advance; $12 at the door.

BUT WAIT… Have we got a deal for you! Thanks to our pals at Guthrie Bell Productions, we’re giving away a pair of FREE TICKETS to the show. To enter, just post a comment below. Please leave your email address, too. We won’t publish it, but we’ll use it to contact you if you win. The deadline to enter is 12noon on Tuesday (April 29), and the winner will be selected at random and notified on Tuesday afternoon. Don’t delay, enter today! And good luck! Congratulations to the winner, who has been notified by email.

LIVE: The Nellies @ Caffe Lena, 4/6/14

April 11th, 2014, 3:00 pm by Greg
Karen Ann Gilpin and Peggy Lecuyer

Karen Ann Gilpin and Peggy Lecuyer

Photographs by Tom Lindsay

Two of Nippertown’s finest roots-oriented outfits teamed up for a Sunday matinee and a good cause at Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs, donating their time and considerable musical talents at a benefit concert to raise funds for the Amanda’s Journey Foundation, a local charity that assists children who are battling Mitochondrial Diseases and raises awareness about these genetic disorders.

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