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Good Music for a Good Cause

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys

Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys are on a roll. The band’s excellent sophomore album, “So Far So Good” was released last June, and now less than a year later, they’ve already got a big enough stockpile of great songs to record another one.

At a recent performance at Tess’ Lark Tavern in Albany, Gaudet and his band – fiddler Tim Wechgelaer, bassist Bob Ristau and guitarist-mandolinist Sten Isachsen – offered several marvelous new tunes, including the hilarious, Dylan-esque talking blues “Handle the Truth” and country honky-tonker “Our Last Goodbye.”

On Wednesday night, the Railroad Boys chug into the Diamond Jim Brady Room upstairs at Lillian’s in Saratoga Springs. Veteran singer-songwriter John Kribs opens the show at 7pm.

Co-sponsored by Saratoga Guitar and Starving Arts, this is a special benefit concert with all proceeds going directly to the Northeast Food Bank and the Southern Adirondack Musicians Fund.

Dedicated to the memory of beloved banjo and mandolin player Chan Goodnow, the Southern Adirondack Musicians Fund was formed following Chan’s sudden death in 2001. The not-for-profit organization raises funds to help local musicians and their families who may fall on hard times due to health issues or accidents.

Tickets are $10 and are available at Saratoga Guitar and at the door.

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Be Here Now: SAM Fund Benefit Concerts @ Caffe Lena, 3/6-7/10

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

It’s a very busy weekend at Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs with two shows by Red Molly on Friday, dobro master Stacy Phillips on Saturday and Michael Eck‘s CD release party on Sunday night, but somehow the coffeehouse managed to find time to squeeze in an additional pair of benefit concerts for the SAM Fund on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

Dedicated to the memory of beloved banjo and mandolin player Chan Goodnow, the Southern Adirondack Musicians Fund was formed following Chan’s sudden death in 2001. The not-for-profit organization raises funds to help local musicians and their families who may fall on hard times due to health issues or accidents.

The concerts are slated to run from 1-4:30pm on Saturday and Sunday, and among the many musicians donating their time and talent to the cause are Bob Warren, Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys, the BlueBillies, Addie and Olin-Unleashed!, Wanda Fischer, the trio of Phil Henry, Kate Blain & Gary Moon, the Stony Creek Band, John Kribs with Dannielle Spindler-Swart & Doug Moody, Michael Jerling & Terri Huxtable, the Whippersnappers and more.

Admission is $15; students $10; children free. Seating is general admission.

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