CD Release Party for the Stony Creek Band

August 1st, 2013, 12:00 pm by Greg

Stony Creek Band: Live

The Stony Creek Band will celebrate the release of their new CD, Stony Creek Band Live!, at the Stony Creek Inn at 6:30pm on Sunday (August 4). The release celebration and performance by the band are the culminating events of the weekend-long, tenth annual Stony Creek Mountain Days Festival.

The CD was recorded earlier in the year during a concert performance at the Hudson River Music Hall in Hudson Falls. The recording captures some of the high-energy, fast-paced country blues tunes that the band is known for, with a mix of originals and classic remakes. Hot shot playing from Hank Soto on electric guitar and Fred Lantz on mandolin is supported as always by the rock solid rhythm section of John Strong on acoustic guitar, Dave Maswick on bass and Mike Lomaestro on drums. (Dave Maswick recently released his own solo album, too, titled The News From Here.)

The new 10-song Stony Creek Band album includes such nuggets as “Down Along the Cove,” “Crow Black Chicken,” “When My Baby Comes Home,” “Blue Yodel No. 4 (California Blues),” “Louise,” “The Streamlined Cannon Ball,” “E.M.D.,” “Never Talks Back (Red & Blue Baby),” “Here’s to the Ladies” and “I Know You Rider.”


Real Good for FREE: Stony Creek Music in the Park

July 29th, 2013, 10:30 am by Greg
Professor Louis and the Crowmatix

Tuesday, July 30: Professor Louis and the Crowmatix

The free concert series is taking place once again this summer at Stony Creek Town Park at the corner of Lanfear and Harrisburg roads in Stony Creek. Bring a lawn chair and join in the fun with some great bands. The concerts are held rain or shine at 7pm on Tuesdays through the end of August.

Here’s the schedule of bands for the remainder of the 2013 summer season:

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Five Firsts: Dave Maswick of the Stony Creek Band

July 11th, 2011, 2:30 pm by Greg

David Maswick

NAME: Dave Maswick
INSTRUMENT: Multi-instrumentalist / Writer / Singer / Producer

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … the Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper.” Although I had heard most of the albums of the “British Invasion” groups at the homes of my friends, my parents wouldn’t allow me to purchase records of my own. After years of carping, they finally relented. After mowing a lawn to raise the cash, my friend and I headed off to the store (in his mom’s car) to make the buy. We made it two blocks from my house and had an accident. Needless to say, I didn’t get the record that day but a few days later my musical life changed forever.

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Real Good for Free: Music in the Park, Stony Creek

July 11th, 2011, 10:00 am by Greg
The Stony Creek Band

The Stony Creek Band

Stony Creek hosts Music in the Park, the annual summer concert series in Stony Creek Town Park – located at the corner of Lanfear and Harrisburg roads – at 7pm on every Tuesday night in July and August.

Concert-goers are invited to bring lawn chairs, and concessions will be sold to benefit the Stony Creek Free Library. Concerts will be held rain or shine.

Here’s the line-up of shows for the 2011 summer season:

July 12: The Stony Creek Band
July 19: The Ernie Williams Band
July 26: The Lustre Kings
August 2: Captain Squeeze & the Zydeco Moshers
August 9: Harold Ford & the Cash Band
August 16: The Starline Rhythm Boys
August 23: Circle of Willis
August 30: Smokey Greene & the Greene Brothers Band


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Real Good for Free: Stony Creek Music in the Park

July 6th, 2010, 11:59 am by Greg

Stony Creek’s Music in the Park concert series for 2010 is back on the summer calendar once again. The series kicks off with award-winning country music multi-instrumentalist Randy Rollman and his All-Star Revue at 7pm on Tuesday, July 6.

All concerts take place rain or shine in Stony Creek Town Park at 7pm on Tuesdays. Bring a lawn chair, and come on over:

July 6: Randy Rollman’s All-Star Revue
July 13: Ernie Williams
July 20: Red Molly
July 27: The Stony Creek Band
August 3: Mulebone
August 10: The Lustre Kings
August 17: The Starline Rhythm Boys
August 24: Smokey Greene & Adrenaline Hayride
August 31: Captain Squeeze & the Zydeco Moshers


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Be Here Now: Weekday happenings

August 10th, 2009, 1:14 pm by Greg

Don’t wait til the weekend.

There’s plenty of fun to be during the week – including three (count ’em, THREE) chances to catch Brave Combo in action.

Brave Combo @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton, Mass.

Opening day at the Altamont Fair @ Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont (thru Sunday)
Cyndi Lauper with Rosie O’Donnell @ Proctors, Schenectady
The Big Soul Ensemble @ Tess’ Lark Tavern, Albany (FREE)
Brave Combo @ the Stony Creek Town Park, Stony Creek (FREE)

Brave Combo @ Shepard Park, Lake George (FREE)

The Stony Creek Band: Life after Today (Show)

August 3rd, 2009, 2:35 pm by Greg


Yes, a week ago the Stony Creek Band was the toast of Nippertown, serving up their trademark rustic Adirondack sound live all across the nation on NBC-TV’s “The Today Show.” The Lake George vacation segment was broadcast live from the Sagamore Resort, and the SCB had co-hosts Ann Curry and Meredith Vieirra kicking up their heels.

So we though we’d ask some of the guys in the band what it felt like to finally make their national television debut after more than three decades of playing together:

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Real Good for Free: Stony Creek Town Park

June 25th, 2009, 8:50 am by Greg

If you’re headed up the Northway this summer – and, of course, summertime is the perfect time for that North Country adventure – the Stony Creek Town Park is offering one of greater Nippertown’s best free concert series.

The performances take place at 7pm on Tuesdays all summer long. Rain or shine. Bring a lawn chair. And here’s who you can hear:

June 30: Randy Rollman’s All Star Revue

July 7: Ramblin Jug Stompers

July 14: Dick “The Sun Mountain Fiddler” Solberg

July 21: Circle of Willis

July 28: Doc Scanlon

Aug 4: The Stony Creek Band

Aug 11: Brave Combo

Aug 18: The Lustre Kings

Aug 25: Smokey Greene & Adrenaline Hayride

Real Good For Free: RiverLink Park, Amsterdam (Saturdays)
Real Good For Free: Halfmoon (Wednesdays)
Real Good for Free: Sand Lake Summer Fest (Fri-Sun, July 10-12)
Real Good For Free: Chestertown (Thursdays)
Real Good for Free: Bolton Landing (Tuesdays)
Real Good for Free: Greenport Park, Hudson (Fridays)
Real Good for Free: The Sounds of Salem (Saturday mornings)
Real Good For Free: AHMF @ Lake George (Wednesdays)
Real Good for Free: Latin Fest @ Washington Park (Sat. Aug. 29)
Real Good for Free: The Clark @ Williamstown (Tuedays)
Real Good For Free: Skidmore Jazz (Various days)
Real Good For Free: Schenectady Central Park (Sunday afternoons)
Real Good For Free: Clifton Park (Sundays)
Real Good for Free: Albany Public Library (Third Fridays)
Real Good for Free: At The Plaza, Albany (Wednesdays)
Real Good for Free: Skidmore’s Tang Museum (Fridays)
Real Good For Free: Rockin’ on the River, Troy (Wednesdays)
Real Good For Free: Pearl Street Live (Thursdays)
Real Good For Free: Freedom Park, Scotia (Various days)
Real Good For Free: Jazz on Jay (Thursdays at noon)
Real Good For Free: Cook Park, Colonie (Tuesdays)
Real Good For Free: Lake George (Wednesdays)
Real Good For Free: Schodack (Tuesdays)
Real Good For Free: Canajoharie (Tuesdays)
Real Good For Free: Guilderland (Thursdays)
Real Good For Free: Alive @ 5 (Thursdays)
Real Good For Free: Powers Park (Saturdays)

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