Posts Tagged ‘The Parting Glass’

FEST: WILDWOODstock 2015 @ the Parting Glass on Sunday

Thursday, June 4th, 2015
Jocelyn Arndt

Jocelyn Arndt

The eighth annual WILDWOODstock benefit festival will be taking place at the Parting Glass in Saratoga Springs on Sunday (June 7). The all-ages fest will feature seven bands performing throughout the day, beginning at 1pm with the Road Home.

The all-day benefit bash is a fundraiser for Wildwood Programs, a non-profit organization in Schenectady that provides comprehensive services for children and adults with autism spectrum disorders, complex learning disabilities and other developmental disabilities. Tickets are just $5 in advance; $10 at the door; FREE for kids age 12 and under.

Here’s the complete schedule for WILDWOODstock 2015:

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Explore the Fab Four’s NYC Sites on Foot

Friday, October 10th, 2014

Carnegie Hall…
The Plaza Hotel…
The Dakota Apartments…
The Ed Sullivan Theater…
Strawberry Fields in Central Park…

Experience first-hand some of the most significant New York City sites in the musical history of the Fab Four on Saturday, October 18 on Rick Bedrosian’s Beatles New York City Walking Tour. A chartered bus will depart from Yankee Trails in Rensselaer at 7am and return at approximately 7:30pm.

In NYC, Rick Bedrosian (guitarist with the Beatles tribute band Hey Jude… The Tribute) and his busload of Beatles fans will meet up with renowned Beatles authority and tour guide Susan Ratisher Ryan for a two-and-a-half-hour of Manhattan Beatlemania locations.

Then you’ll be driven to the Flatiron District where you’ll be free to explore and dine at Mario Batali’s Eataly, a 50,000-square-foot, indoor, Italian market and restaurant complex, as well as Union Square Park which is located just five blocks south.

The cost of the tour is $130 per person, which includes transportation, travel guides and the Beatles Walking Tour.

NOTE: And if you want to get into the musical mood, you can catch Hey Jude… The Tribute in concert at the Parting Glass in Saratoga Springs at 7pm on Saturday (October 11). Tickets are $13 in advance; $15 at the door.

LIVE: WILDWOODstock @ the Parting Glass, 4/27/14

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014
Holly & Evan

Holly & Evan

Photographs by Timothy Reidy

The seventh annual WILDWOODstock benefit festival took place at the Parting Glass in Saratoga Springs recently with eight Local 518 bands banding together to perform throughout the day. Organized by Davey Graham of Legendary Losers – who performed a mid-afternoon set – the fest also featured performances by Low ‘n Lonesome, Holly & Evan, Rusticator, the Chris Dukes Band, the Lucky Jukebox Brigade, Erin Harkes and the Joe Nacco Band.

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Festival Fever: WILDWOODstock @ the Parting Glass on Sunday

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
Low And Lonesome

Low 'n Lonesome

The seventh annual WILDWOODstock benefit festival will be taking place at the Parting Glass in Saratoga Springs on Sunday, April 27. The all-ages fest will feature eight bands performing throughout the day, beginning at 12noon with the acoustic blues ‘n’ ragtime duo Low ‘n Lonesome.

The all-day benefit bash is a fundraiser for Wildwood Programs, a non-profit organization in Schenectady that provides comprehensive services for children and adults with autism spectrum disorders, complex learning disabilities and other developmental disabilities. Tickets are just $5 in advance; $10 at the door; FREE for kids age 12 and under.

Here’s the complete schedule for WILDWOODstock 2014:

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BADGE: Local 518 Country Rockers Reunite for One Show Only

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Badge: Playing in the Band

Featuring tight vocal harmonies and crisp instrumental arrangements, the Albany-based country-rock band Badge had a 10-year run, playing throughout the Capital Region as regulars at places like J.B. Scott’s and at honky tonks and music halls all across the Northeast, often opening for such headliners as Linda Ronstadt, David Bromberg, Pure Prairie League, Commander Cody, the New Riders of the Purple Sage and many others.

Playing their own blend of country and rock which they termed “North County Rock,” Badge played their first gig back in the fall of 1974 and kept the ball rolling for a full decade, finally calling it quits following their last show in September of 1984. The band featured Jim Barber (bass & vocals), Jim Dimmenno (lead guitar), Al Lemery (guitar & vocals), Rick Morse (pedal steel guitar) and Bob Ringrose (drums & vocals). 

But now after nearly a 30-year hiatus, it seems as though the Badge legacy is not quite over just yet. The band will play a one-time-only reunion show at the Parting Glass in Saratoga Springs at 1pm on Sunday (December 1). Admission is FREE.

And that’s not all…

In conjunction with their reunion show, Badge will also celebrating the release of Playing in the Band: 1974-1984, an album of previously unreleased recordings. The 10 original songs were recorded at Arabellum Studio in Albany, MCE Studio in Schenectady and Specialized Audio in Ballston Spa between 1979-1983. The CD will be available on Sunday at the reunion show.

LIVE: MaryLeigh Roohan @ the Parting Glass, 11/8/13

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013
MaryL eigh Roohan with Jason Brown

MaryLeigh Roohan with Jason Brown

Photographs by Kirsten Ferguson

At the Parting Glass earlier this month, Saratoga singer-songwriter MaryLeigh Roohan celebrated the release of Skin and Bone by performing the entire album from start to finish – backed by a rotating cast of musicians that included Jason Brown, Joel Brown, Chris Carey, Meg Duffy, James Gascoyne and Sam Zucchini.

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LIVE: Hey Jude… The Tribute @ the Parting Glass, 11/9/13

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Hey Jude...The Tribute (photo: Lisa Gandia)

Review and photographs by Lisa Gandia

Cheers to Hey Jude… The Tribute for their fab Beatles concert — good ‘til the last drop —in the Parting Glass, the famed Irish pub in Saratoga Springs. The band performed in concert on Saturday, November 9, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the release of With the Beatles, and the pub was alive with fans clapping, singing and dancing along to their memorable hits. The faux Fab Four – plus one more – featured Tom Raider as John Lennon, Brad Jarvis as Paul McCartney, Rick Bedrosian as George Harrison, Don Ackerman as Ringo Starr and Rich Coogan as Billy Preston, and all gave a stunning Beatles performance.

Raider’s genuine personality and outgoing stage presence contributed to his overall audience appeal. He looked, sounded and acted just like Lennon himself. His spectacular solo of “In My Life” revealed a more introspective side to his musical presence, aside from his usual light-hearted personality and humorous anecdotes.

Jarvis’ memorable acoustic version of “Yesterday” showcased his McCartney sound-alike ability and precise vocal range. His humorous dialogue with fans uplifted everyone’s spirits — and glasses — in a toast to good times, great tunes and welcoming company.

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Five Firsts: MaryLeigh Roohan

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013
MaryLeigh Roohan

MaryLeigh Roohan

NAME: MaryLeigh Roohan
INSTRUMENT: Guitar – sea-foam green Telecaster Deluxe named Ramona

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … The first album I remember buying myself was Weezer’s Pinkerton. I do remember having a booklet of CDs that included a whole bunch of random stuff, but I think most of them were gifts.

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