Photograph by Al Goldberg
For the third consecutive year, the Rhythm On the Ridge fest at Maple Ski Ridge in Rotterdam was moved indoors due to the threat of rain. In truth, the weather turned out to be pretty beautiful, but earlier in the morning when the indoor/outdoor decision had to be made, it certainly didn’t look like it was gonna work out that way.
No matter. Plenty of fun was had by all who attended.
And there was a great bunch of roots music in the two indoor locations, including Flood Road, Three Quarter North, Dan Johnson & His Expert Sidemen (seen above), CB Smith & the Lucky Devils, Lost Radio Rounders (with special guest Steven Clyde on bass), Ramblin Jug Stompers and lots more.
Next year, the weather’s gonna be perfect…
NOTE: Dan Johnson & His Expert Sidemen reconvene at Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany tonight, as they host another of their semi-regular Americana Tuesday concerts. Special guests tonight include the Dirty Bourbon River Show (who describe their sound as “New Orleans Gypsy folk circus rock music”) and Jack & the Bear. The festivities begin at 8pm, and admission is $5.