We here at Nippertown.com aim to be your conduit to all things music, arts and fun, so we thought we’d pass along this open letter from Eric Gleason, who is trying his best to make something happen:
“I’ve spoken to some of you in the past about my idea for a music society that would serve fans of all sorts of American roots music. There are several societies around that each have a very narrow focus, and many of them seem to be struggling, so I think it’s time that someone step up to form a group that is more inclusive and takes advantage of the incredibly diverse music base we have in the Capital Region.
I know that many of us are fans of all the music that has gone into the modern American musical melting pot, including country, rock, bluegrass, jazz, soul, blues, and all the possible combinations. And I think that there are many good reasons to form a group based on that common ground.
I’m calling this idea a ‘Roots Music Society’ for now, and I feel that this is a good time to get started. The summer’s winding down, and I think that if we start now we’ll be in a good position to get things really going for next summer.