FIVE FIRSTS: Richard Green of the Amy Ryan Band
NAME: Richard Green
BAND AFFILIATION: The Amy Ryan Band
INSTRUMENT: Lead guitar and backing vocals
1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield. It was around 1976!
2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … Van Der Graaf Generator live at Derby Kings Hall, England, where I grew up
3. THE FIRST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT I EVER OWNED OR PLAYED WAS … the recorder!
4. THE FIRST SONG THAT I EVER PERFORMED IN PUBLIC WAS … with a rock band one of the first songs I ever played in public was “Smoke on the Water.”
5. THE FIRST BAND I WAS EVER IN WAS … called Valhalla.
Richard Green straps on his guitar to join the Amy Ryan Band – winners of the recent Capital Region Blues Network’s Blues Band Showdown – in concert at the Route 66 Pub & Eatery in Troy at 9pm on Friday (August 28). Admission is $5.