Fade to Blues are normally a 3-piece band but on this night they had an awesome keyboard player friend of theirs, Skip Smaldone of Glens Falls NY, plus several guest musicians, singers and a few dancers & other silliness going on. Crowd pleasing music that had us singing along (yes even me, ==blush==) and the dance floor packed wall to wall most of the evening.
[The 3 regular members of Fade to Blues]
[Their awesome keyboard friend Chris I think is his name]
Unfortunately I had pulled my back out the night before their show, so I wasn't able to get my usual active angles, though I got plenty of close ups and unusual perspectives despite the pain, I just couldn't help myself, the music moved me so deeply I had to try and capture that energy to share with music lovers like me, who don't just listen, we FEEL the rhythm and share in the energy flowing.
This video below starts the 22 song playlist of Fade to Blues videos from 6-13-14.
Playing true West Texas blues, some of the best I've ever seen or heard, both covers and original music, the Fade to Blues band performed live on Friday June 13, 2014 at Panther Mountain Inn Pub in Chestertown, NY from 9p-1a, both a full moon and Friday the 13th, a rare night indeed.
I really loved the energy of these long blues jams, with some songs 13 minutes long and most over 5 minutes, incredible lead guitar solos and keyboard solos. There were even a few sexy men & women who danced for the camera, front and center! I know we'll be seeing a lot more of this band in the months to come, and I plan to re-film another of their shows ASAP. Maybe next time I'll be able to even dance & leave the camcorder on a tripod for once (just briefly, you know I'm a hand held gal all the way ;)
Change of venue to The Hemlock Ledge here in Chestertown, NY for last night's 5-24-14 live performance by the duo band ShellBee, bass guitarist & vocalist Michelle Howland (aka Bass Diva) and acoustic guitarist, loop pedal expert & vocalist Brian Conway from 9:30p to close.
I love the Ledge's dark oatmeal stout ale, something my regular venue lacks. As a venue, it has a large bar area and an equal sized dining room where delicious food and specials are served every day from 4:30p onward. The Hemlock Ledge has a very Adirondack feel to its decoration and design, a casual family atmosphere that is warm, welcoming and comfortable. Occasional live events are held on Saturday nights, this was my first time seeing a band or filming there.
I hadn't seen Michelle perform in about a year, other than a few jams with other local bands here and there, so when I saw her Facebook announcement I decided to go check out this show. The duo have been performing locally for a year now, and I'm excited that I finally got to see them, and am looking forward to filming them again this year at summer festivals.
Brian plays his acoustic guitar like I have never seen done, kind of like classical guitar and piano applied to the strings, plus accompanies himself on a loop pedal which adds amazing depth to their sound. It's hard to remember this is a duo with no drums.
Michelle is one of, maybe even THE best, bass guitarists in the region. Add her passionate, sultry vocal talents and she's a force to be reckoned with. Beautiful and a little bit shy (except while performing), she's very friendly and writes her own music and lyrics (which I didn't get to hear last night). As a team, Brian and Michelle also create their own originals that I hope to get on film later this summer.
Featured in the video below, Michelle Howland really slaps the bass on this one, what an excellent cover with Brian Conway's fingers dancing all over his acoustic guitar & their harmonies hauntingly matched :)
Below is a playlist of all 7 videos from last night's show:
For more info or to contact the musicians, see their FB pages at:
I finally caught up with Rockology and filmed 8 videos from their show at Panther Mountain Inn, Chestertown, NY last night, 5-16-14. I hadn't realized it's been nearly two years since I last filmed their live show! Hopefully it won't be that long before I get to see and hear their classic rock excellence again.
With a powerful female drummer & lead vocalist, a thumping bass guitarist & lead vocalist plus a sizzling lead guitar & back up vocalist, Rockology is David Hamell, John Wardle and Rhonda Barnes.
Unfortunately I could find no website or online info for the band, but will try and get some to share later. Rockology performs in the upstate NY, Southern Adirondacks area. I did not get any photos of the band this time, so will plan to bring a camera with me next time and get some shots of Rockology for fans to see.
Below is the playlist of all videos I've done of this band, starting with the 8 new videos from last night's show, followed by their 2012 show videos. Enjoy!
Filmed in 1080i HD by Gina Jordan, 5-16-14, all rights reserved.
Flipside played live in Panther Mountain Inn Pub, Chestertown, NY on May 10, 2014 during the 1st ever Toga Party. At 1st we all thought it was going to be a dud, only 5 people there at 9pm when the band started, only the band in toga costumes, but within a half an hour the flood of people started streaming in and never stopped until 4am! Wall to wall people all night long kept the 2 costumed barkeeps running, and the band never played better (on a night I was filming anyway).
I still have a bunch of photos to add for the car show & live music events on Friday 5-9-14 (to yesterday's post), but have uploaded a few below from the toga party I took on my Galaxy Note 3, with a link to the full album following.
For all the videos from last night's show, just click to start the video below, and the rest will play in order. Enjoy :-D
I've posted all the images from the toga party on both Facebook and Google Plus, for the revelers to download and share. Here's the G-Plus Album Link:
Spring seems to have sprung here in Chestertown, NY, with too many events to count this weekend, starting last night on May 9, 2014 with the 1st Car Hop of the season, live music at the Carol Theater to support the Adirondack Performing Arts Council (Steve Smith Band), Dylan Joseph playing at the car show and at Panther Mountain Pub (the P-House hosted most of these events), then on Saturday an ATV ride starting at 11am, a Toga Party this evening and live band Flipside playing at Panther Mountain Inn's pub.
There is definitely not enough of me to go around but I captured many of the exciting moments to share. I'll be adding photos and videos as the weekend progresses, for now these are from last night. More to come :-)
[Marty with his trophy from last season]
Below is one of the most thrilling moments of the car show for me, thanks to Marty for making my evening with his burnouts and quarter mile run, by request.
Below are a few videos from the live music events of 5-9-14:
A new young local talent, Dylan Joseph is working even harder than me this weekend, playing live just about everywhere.
Steven Smith band donated their performance to raise money for the Adirondack Performing Arts Council at the Carol Theater in Chestertown, NY, a free event accepting donations to bring more arts & events to our region of the southern Adirondacks.
Much more to come as the weekend progresses. I'll be at the Toga Party tonight, but you won't see me in a sheet, not unless I get 3 sheets to the wind, lol.
Filmed in 1080 HD by Gina Jordan, all rights reserved 5-9-14. Contact for permission to re-use content: firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday night Frank Palangi performed a live solo acoustic show at Panther Mountain Inn here in Chestertown, NY & I filmed 9 videos from his 3 sets between 8:30p-12:30a. With a voice that sounds like a cross between Johnny Cash & James Hetfield, Frank is always a pleasure to go out & see, hear, experience.
With 3 CDs out and hard at work on a 4th, Frank is a prolific musical artist who writes and records his own music & lyrics, with a full band sound on his CDs. He's opened for Alice in Chains at SPAC and recently opened for 3 Doors Down at the Egg. His music is somewhere between heavy metal and rock and roll, with a grunge-ish flavor, he performs his originals and covers of Godsmack, Creed, Johnny Cash, Tom Petty & many more. Frank Palangi is a crowd pleasing artist whose music never grows old.
An extremely down to earth, friendly & likeable guy, Frank greets fans with real pleasure & is never arrogant. For more info or to contact Frank for booking, check out his many websites all over the web:
Willie Playmore Band performed live at Panther Mountain Inn, Chestertown, NY on 4-18-14 from 9p-1a, rocking the house with classic rock covers they have down to perfection. I filmed 13 videos total in 1080i HD, clicking the video below will start the playlist, newest to oldest, of all videos I've done of the band.
Butt wiggling fun ;-) on Aerosmith's Sweet Emotion cover, shown above.
Willie Playmore Band members: Curt Cleveland, Tim Ellifritz, Dick Hornick and James Martin. Check out their website for more info on the band booking, at:
The 12 Oz All Stars are the former Cosmic Jackson band minus Chris Schemp who is replaced on lead guitar by regular bassist Brian Mull and adding Tom Ryzuk as the new bass guitar player, with Greg singing lead and Andrew drumming. I believe this may have been their 1st show since forming, so I only filmed a few videos on this occasion. A couple of the videos were dark, so forgive me adding the thermal effect to those ;-) Live performance music videos from Panther Mountain Inn, Chestertown, NY, on April 11, 2014 from approx. 9p-1a.
Below is Stevie Wonder's Superstitious cover:
Following is the playlist of the 5 videos I did last night of the new formation 12 Oz All Stars (formerly Cosmic Jackson), at Panther Mountain Inn in Chestertown, NY.
Filmed in 1080i HD by Gina Jordan, all rights reserved.
I've filmed many amazing shows since I last posted an update, but somehow never got to posting them here. Spank me, I deserve it, I know. Today I've got some blues done right, originals and covers by one of my top fave local bands, with a playlist at the bottom and a sample video here:
Joe McDowell & friends with guest guitarist Jim Dower (?) are the same band without Collette singing, with the addition of a fantastic new guitarist jamming just this night (so many guest musicians sat in this night, including 2 drummers and a conga player) and get their own billing. Joe on harmonica was killer this evening, I'm so glad I didn't miss this show. Lucky for you, I happened to capture some of their greatness on video:
Collette & the Mudcats, McDowell and Friends included, playlist from 3-21-14 show at Panther Mountain Inn, Chestertown, NY 9p-1a, with the newest show videos (& their own original song & music video for Carolina) up top followed by previous performances below.
That's all for this update, however I promise to post regularly again after each show, as I always did before. So stay tuned ;-) Thanks & enjoy!
Filmed in 1080i HD & written by Gina Jordan, copyrighted 3-21-14