Flashback: Kashmir Reunion This Weekend

September 8th, 2015, 2:00 pm by Greg


They’re dubbing it their Not as Good Looking, Not as Energetic as in 1978, Come See Us Before One/All Of Us Dies 37 Year Reunion Show.

Kashmir – popular Local 518 rockers of the 1977-’80 vintage – are getting back in the saddle for a reunion concert with the band’s original members – lead vocalist Richie Dewing, lead vocalist-guitarist Ted Shippey, keyboardist-vocalist Daniel Barnum, guitarist-vocalist Richard Parks, bassist-vocalist Tony Jones and drummer Leo Edmunds.

The reunion show is slated to take place at Chrome in Waterford at 7pm on Saturday (September 12). Tickets are still available for $18 ($20 at the door).

Adding to the nostalgia-soaked evening will be performances by a reunion of the Penny Knight Band and classic rock trio String Theory.


LIVE: Olivia Quillio @ Waterford Public Library, 2/9/14

March 11th, 2014, 3:00 pm by Greg

Video and photographs by Timothy Reidy

One of the brightest stars on Nippertown’s singer-songwriter scene, Olivia Quillio took home top honors at the Garage 2 Glory: Singer-Songwriter competition at Albany’s College of Saint Rose in 2011 – in a unanimous decision. And soon she was playing everywhere with a rich songbag that included such gems as “The Bomb” and “Easy Lover.” Whether playing barefoot and solo or as a duo or in the short-lived all-star Babe City, Quillio was never less than captivating.

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Real Good for FREE: Waterford Tugboat Round-Up @ Waterford Waterfront, 9/6-8/13

September 6th, 2013, 1:00 pm by Greg
Flood Road

Flood Road

Maritime history comes alive in Waterford this weekend for the annual Waterford Tugboat Round-Up, when more than two dozen tugs chug into the port. Take a tour of the tugs, shop the vendors and taste the food. In addition to tours of the vessels and other displays, there is an ample supply of children’s activities, boat rides, fireworks and family fun.

Festivities get underway at 4pm today (September 6) with music by veteran folk musician George Ward, followed by the Tugboat Parade from the Port of Albany, which is expected to begin arriving at about 5pm.

And, of course, there’s plenty of music at the Round-Up, too.

Here’s the schedule of music for the 2013 Waterford Tugboat Round-Up:

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CD: Molly Durnin’s “Run”

July 11th, 2012, 1:00 pm by Greg
Molly Durnin: Run

Review by Matt Mac Haffie

If you don’t know the captivating singer-songwriter Molly Durnin, you really should… and most likely will. Molly is a gifted artist on the rise, clearly destined for big things. I first walked in on her playing as part the Victorian Stroll and was blown away by the power of her live performance. A small-town,eastern NY gal who got off to a quiet start in 2007, she was latter spotted at an open mic by Maurizio, a stand-out musician in his own right. Maurizio tracked Molly’s first demos, which led to the release of her debut CD “Run.”

“Run” opens with the inviting lead track “Foxes,” a simple yet infectious lock-step guitar-bass-drums groove over which she floats her seemingly effortless vocals to great effect. A turn towards the blues can be heard on “Holy Ground” and “Down to the Devil,” the latter bringing to mind Bonnie Raitt. Other tracks like “The Ocean” and “Extraterrestrial” evoke Ani DiFranco.

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Real Good for Free: The Waterford Public Library’s Backlot Music Festival

April 3rd, 2012, 3:00 pm by Greg
Off The Record

Off The Record

Last summer, the Waterford Public Library in Waterford inaugurated its Backlot Music Festival concert series, and now they’ve just announced that the series will return for its second season this summer, as the library hosts four shows between June 28 and July 26 (taking a week’s break around the Fourth of July holiday).

The concerts will take place outdoors behind the library from 6-8pm on Thursday evenings. Admission, of course, is free.

Here’s the line-up for the Waterford Public Library’s Backlot Music Festival series for 2012:

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Real Good for Free: Backlot Music Series, Waterford

July 13th, 2011, 2:00 pm by Greg
Holly & Evan performing at the Putnam Den in Saratoga Springs last month (photo by Joel Patterson)

Holly & Evan performing at the Putnam Den in Saratoga Springs last month (photo by Joel Patterson)

With the help of curators (and major Nippertown music fans) Jim Barrett and Matt Mac Haffie, the Waterford Public Library is presenting the inaugural season of the Backlot Music Series, a string of live music evenings this summer, featuring some of the best local music talent.

The performances will take place right out back of the library, and concert-goers are welcome to bring lawn chairs to the shows. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase from McGreivey’s Backyard BBQ.

The performances take place at 6pm on Thursdays.

Here’s the slate of concerts for the inaugural 2011 summer season:

July 14: Holly & Evan
July 28: Erin Harkes & Blaze. With Bryan Thomas
August 11: Charmboy
August 18: The Mysteios
August 25: TBA


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ArtBeat: Sébastien Barré @ Waterford Public Library

October 20th, 2010, 5:55 pm by Sara

Sebastien Barre: Storm King - Mountainville, NY - 09, Nov - 15

Sebastien Barre: Storm King - Mountainville, NY - 09, Nov - 15

Photographer Sébastien Barré currently has a solo exhibition up at the Waterford Public Library through Friday, November 12. A departure from his last show, which centered around his urban explorations, this exhibit focuses mostly on his lush images of upstate New York landscapes.

Barré, who also writes an engaging and highly readable photoblog (or more precisely, a blog about his photographs) will give an artist talk at the library on Thursday, November 4 at 6:30pm, discussing his methods and subjects.

Cool Factor 10: The Photography of Sebastien Barre: Part 1
Cool Factor 10: The Photography of Sebastien Barre, Part 2

Fall Festival Fever

September 9th, 2009, 3:15 pm by Greg

Yes, it’s sad but true.

Summertime has come … and gone … for another year.

But now ain’t the time for your tears. Outdoor music in Nippertown doesn’t just shut down after Labor Day. In fact, there’s still quite a cornucopia of festivals coming our way for the autumn season.

Here’s a quick look at some of the highlights of what’s coming up in the next couple of weeks on the fall festival circuit:

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