Posts Tagged ‘The Blind Owl Band’

LIVE: Astrograss @ Rockin’ On the River, 8/7/13

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013
Astrograss

Astrograss

Photographs by Timothy Reidy

Celebrating their tenth anniversary this year, Brooklyn-based band Astrograss held down the only non-tribute-band slot on the 2013 Rockin’ On the River free concert schedule.

As the series shifted mid-summer from the Green Island Bridge parking lot to the more audience-friendly Riverfront Park in Troy, guitarist-vocalist Jordan Shapiro and fiddler Sarah Alden led the band through their paces, rooted in bluegrass and old-timey music but with an eye (and an ear) toward the future.

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Five Firsts: Eric Munley of the Blind Owl Band

Monday, November 5th, 2012
The Blind Owl Band

The Blind Owl Band

NAME: Eric Munley
BAND AFFILIATION: The Blind Owl Band
INSTRUMENT: Mandolin

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … The first album I ever had was Led Zeppelin II. I remember not liking it for the first few weeks because my ears were so fresh I didn’t understand Robert Plant’s voice or what Page was doing with his guitar. Then it all clicked it and… BAM! The first album I bought was probably Rancid’s Life Won’t Wait. I was hearing ends of music from the perspective of my father and another from the kids I went to school with. Both badass.

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