New Concert Announced at The Egg

January 14th, 2013, 11:00 am by Greg
The Out of Control Rhythm & Blues Band

The Out of Control Rhythm & Blues Band

The multi-talented Rick Rourke is a veteran on the Local 518 music scene, having sung and played with a variety of bands over the years. Now, for the first time, Rourke is bringing three of his most prominent bands together on the stage for the same show…

On Sunday, January 27, the singer-songwriter-triple-threat-instrumentalist will celebrate the release of his new solo CD “The 3 Sides to Every Story” with a CD release party at The Egg in Albany, and it will be the first time that three of his popular Local 518 bands – Rick Rourke & Lost Wages and the Bluz House Rockers, as well as a reunion of the Out of Control Rhythm & Blues Band – will all share the spotlight. Expect some other surprise guests to join in the festivities, too.

The 2pm matinee concert will be hosted by the PYX-106 morning team of Quinn and Cantara, and proceeds from the concert will benefit the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York.

Tickets for the concert are $20. VIP tickets – which include preferred seating as well as three autographed CDs – are also available for $35.


Five Firsts: Rick Rourke & Lost Wages

February 5th, 2010, 1:30 pm by Greg

Rick RourkeNAME: Rick Rourke
BAND AFFILIATION: Rick Rourke and Lost Wages
INSTRUMENT: Guitar, saxophone, harmonica, vocals

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … “Animalism” or “Animalization,” whichever came first.

2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels with the Illusion as openers

3. THE FIRST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT I EVER OWNED OR PLAYED WAS … a bugle I found in the barn when we moved to Lansingburg


5. THE FIRST BAND I WAS EVER IN WAS … The Bag, with Gary Canfield (may he RIP), Pat Tucci and Kevin Davey.

Rick Rourke and his roots-rockin’ band Lost Wages land at TJ’s Flightline Pub in Glenville on Saturday night, where they’ll be joined by special guest guitarist Denny Dwyer and other members of the Out of Control Rhythm & Blues Band.

LIVE: “The Right Mix” @ the Saratoga Arts Theater, 11/7/09

November 20th, 2009, 12:35 pm by Greg

How big was it? Michael Jerling at the Saratoga Arts Theater

How big was it? Michael Jerling at the Saratoga Arts Theater

Produced by Nancy Walker – an excellent singer-songwriter-turned-concert-promoter – and emceed by Dave Michaels from radio station EXIT 97.7, “The Right Mix” showcased some of Nippertown’s very best roots-oriented musicians, packing the intimate Saratoga Arts Center Theater with a full house of fans.

Hot on the heels of his new CD, “Music Here Tonight: Live At Caffe Lena” on Fool’s Hill Music, magnificent singer-songwriter Michael Jerling kicked off the evening’s music in fine fashion. Accompanied by percussionist-keyboardist-accordionist Teresina Huxtable and the Northeast’s incomparable, premier bassist Tony Markellis, Jerling rolled through a set of evocative, heartfelt songs, highlighted by the humorous, real-life-on-the-road odyssey “Wide Awake In Parsippany” and the comical “In The Middle Ages.”

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