LIVE: Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez @ Riverlink Park, 7/4/15
Photographs by Stanley Johnson
Following her Caffe Lena gig at the end of May, Christine Ohlman and her band Rebel Montez returned to Greater Nippertown earlier this month for a dual celebration – the Fourth of July and the kick-off of the Riverlink Summer Concert Series in Amsterdam’s Riverlink Park.
The blond, bee-hived queen of blue-eyed rock ‘n’ soul is instantly recognizable from her longtime stint as a vocalist with the “Saturday Night Live” Band, and she’s become a regular visitor to the Local 518 in recent years, firing up her sizzling, soulful sound with bandmates guitarist Cliff Goodwin, bassist Michael Colbath and drummer Larry Donahue.
The Riverlink Summer Concert Series continues at 7pm on Saturday (July 18) in Amsterdam’s Riverlink Park with the high-octane polka sounds of Tony’s Polka Band, led by accordionist-vocalist Tony Banewicz. Admission is free.