Benefit Concert for Tony Perrino @ Jay’s Bar & Grill, 11/14/10

November 12th, 2010, 10:15 am by Greg

Blue Hand Luke

Blue Hand Luke: Pete Vumbaco, Tony Perrino, Joe Mele, Tommy Love, Luke McNamee, Charlie Morris, Jim Cappello

There’s a very special benefit this weekend for a really special guy.

Tony Perrino is the keyboard player with Blue Hand Luke, as well as several other bands in this area. He is also the head engineer at Tony’s Shack Studios in Greenfield Center. Just about every musician in the Capital District has recorded there at one time or another.

The past six months have been rough on Tony. He has had a couple of major operations and has lost income due to not being able to work.

There is good news, however. Tony is getting better, and recently he was well enough to rejoin Blue Hand Luke on a couple of gigs.

This Sunday (November 14), the musical community will be hosting a benefit for Tony at Jay’s Bar and Grill in Ballston Spa. Joining Blue Hand Luke will be such bands as Jocamo, Mantraz, the Penny Knight Band, the Killer B’s and many others. In addition, members of the Refrigerators and EB Jeb will be coming out for an all-star jam.

Please join us this Sunday at Jay’s Bar and Grill from 3pm til who knows when. All proceeds will go directly to helping Tony catch up on his medical bills.

Hope to see you there.

Story by Luke McNamee of Blue Hand Luke


LIVE: Jocamo @ The Linda, 10/22/09

October 26th, 2009, 11:52 am by Greg

Bring in the funk: Jill Hughes, Brian Kaplan and Keith Pray joining Jocomo onstage

Bring in the funk: Jill Hughes, Brian Kaplan and Keith Pray joining Jocomo onstage

Subbing for the missing-in-action Matthew Loiacono, fabulous funkateers Jocamo took over the stage at The Linda in Albany on Thursday to support their new CD, “The New Funk Order.” (Read our CD review here.)

It was the free monthly CRUMBS Nite Out session, and Jocamo had a close-to-packed house cheering them on during their hour-long performance. Unlike the vast majority of Jocamo gigs, this one never turned into a sweaty, steamy dance party, and the audience remained enthusiastic, but seated throughout the show.

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