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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Collette & Playmore Jam Night at P-House 11-21-14

[Photos by Gina Jordan 11-21-14]

Collette & the Mudcats with Willie Playmore Band at P-House 11-21-14

I truly was not planning to go out until I called & found out 2 of my local fave bands were somehow performing together on Friday Nov. 21, 2014, so I had to try & capture some of this jam on video. 



Collette and the Mudcats (without a couple members) along with Willie Playmore Band (without 2 of their guitarists) performed live from 9p to 1a at Panther Mountain Inn, Chestertown, NY, a playlist of mostly classic rock, some blues and a tiny bit of C&W or southern rock, depending on your tastes.



In the video below, Collette Blessing seems to be channeling Stevie Nicks from Fleetwood Mac in her cover of Gold Dust Woman:



And besides my camcorder, I used my mobile to get this little 30 seconds blues awesome snippet of Curt Cleveland on lead guitar:


I stayed through their second set, hoping to hear Cheap Sunglasses, but they probably played it later. One of my fave songs of the night I for some reason didn't film, All Right Now by Free, which they did a long jam of that was excellent and gave me goosebumps. I hate to start filming in the middle of a song but should have made an exception I guess, kind of regret not doing that now.



There was a guest guitar player and singer during their second set, but I was outside and didn't get any video of him, though he did a really rocking CCR cover and some Tom Petty before handing things back over to Collette.



I always love to be around spontaneous jam sessions, when everyone is unsure of what will be played, who knows what songs, and ANY thing can happen, that kind of creative energy is rare; to be a part of it even rarer. I had went expecting to hear a mix with more blues on the Collette side of things, and more hard rock on the Playmore side, and mixed together something like Led Zeppelin perhaps, lol. Instead it was a classic rock celebration, my fave music genre.


For more info on the bands, see their websites below:

Willie Playmore Band willieplaymoreband.com

Collette & the Mudcats http://www.colletteandthemudcats.com/

Venue - http://panthermountaininn.com/

Below are some gifs I created during the show:








I really love Willie Playmore Band's LED light system, and the dancing lights on this pole charmed me so much I created a gif of it (the servo spotlights in the top third center of pole):




All materials (video, images, text, etc) above created by Gina Jordan 11-21-14, all rights reserved. Contact for permission to re-use, thanks.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Fade To Blues At P-House 10-24-14









Fade To Blues performed their live blues show at Panther Mountain Inn, Chestertown, NY on Oct. 24, 2014 from 9p to 1a. Believe it or not, this was their 1st song of the night and one of my all time fave blues songs ever, so I'm glad I was able to film this to share here. What an experience, live blues is sometimes so hard to find up here in the boonies. 


[Photo taken by Gina Jordan at show 10-24-14]

Fade to Blues had Hank (far left) subbing on that night for their regular guitar player, and Hank rocked that old style guitar, with such a sweet sound & a shiny chrome finish to his axe.

These guys are down to earth & very very talented, specializing in Texas blues. They perform Stevie Ray Vaughan like I've never heard before. Check them out if you get the chance! For more info and booking, see their band link below:

http://fadetoblues.com/

I only got a few videos that night as I'd been sick with the flu for several weeks & ended up home early. I'll be out next week, and I'm finally over the flu this weekend, just in time for the show on Halloween for the costume party. Join me :-)



More photos from the show below:













Playlist of all 2014 show videos so far embedded below:




Photographed, & Filmed in 1080i HD, by Gina Jordan on 10-24-14.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Collette & the Mudcats 8-20-14


Collette & the Mudcats live at Panther Mountain Inn, Chestertown, NY on 8-29-14, with new drummer Kevin Morrison, fantastic live blues originals and covers as well as some classic & blues rock, always a fun & rocking time!

For more info on the band see their website below:

http://www.colletteandthemudcats.com/

One of my favorite classic blues songs they covered was this Robert Johnson incredible jam.






[Band with new drummer Kevin Morrison; 
Photo taken with Nikon Coolpix L105 by Gina Jordan, 8-29-14]


Below is the playlist of the videos from Friday night at the Panther Mountain InnChestertown, NY with Collette and The Mudcats on 8-29-14. What a fantastic show! Since I've filmed them several times before, I only filmed relatively new titles this time (songs I have not filmed by them before, not necessarily new songs). The playlist starts with the newest show videos and in descending order to oldest show. Enjoy & share your love of blues originals and covers by an incredible local band here in upstate NY.




Filmed in 1080i HD (with 2 in 720p HD, testing Nikon Coolpix L105) by Gina Jordan, all rights reserved, 8-29-14.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Willie Playmore Trio at P-House 8-15-14



The Willie Playmore Trio performed live at the Panther Mountain Inn, Chestertown, NY on Aug. 15, 2014 from 9p-1a, with more classic folk rock and a jazz flavor (thanks to the bass guitarist, wow does he know how to finger & stroke that bass!) to their overall sound and playlist. So refreshing to hear different songs than the usual bands play, and the harmonizing on these videos--or watching them live as I did--kind of blew me away.



Especially check out American Pie, which the crowd sang along to, while the drummer and bassist acted out some of the lyrics to a hilarious reaction from all, so much fun!

The playlist starts off with a very rare opportunity to film one of Curt Cleveland's original songs, not performed in a very long time, titled "Little Girl".

Click on the video below to start the playlist from Friday night's show at the Panther Mountain Inn in Chestertown, NY with the Willie Playmore Trio.




Filmed in 1080i HD by Gina Jordan on 8-15-14.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Chestertown NY Fireworks & Blathering 6-5-14


Above is a test gif I made with the GIFCamera app for Android.


No music this weekend, but for what it's worth, here are the local fireworks along with drunken commentary, as filmed from my backyard in Chestertown, NY on June 5th 2014.





Unexpected Ejaculations Commentary to finish the night off...


Filmed in 1080i HD by Gina Jordan.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Fade 2 Blues 6-13-14

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 ;)


Fade to Blues Band Links:

Reverb Nation: http://fadetoblues.reverbnation.com/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/fadetoblues?sk=app_2405167945


Filmed in 1080i HD by Gina Jordan 6-13-14, all rights reserved.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

ShellBee at Hemlock Ledge 5-24-14



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:

Michelle Howland/Bass Diva:
https://www.facebook.com/michelle.howland

Brian Conway:
https://www.facebook.com/brian.conway.50767 

Created & Filmed in 1080i HD by Gina Jordan on 5-24-14, all rights reserved.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Rockology LIVE 2014



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.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Toga Party & Flipside Live 5-10-14



[Tom Ellifritz channeling John Belluci]

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:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104038011479006036477/albums/6012226095540352193

[Dance floor was standing room only]

[I swore they wouldn't get ME in a sheet...sigh ;-]



Band Links:


Venue:

Photographed, filmed & created by Gina Jordan, 5-10-14, all rights reserved. Contact for permission to re-use content, thanks! ginazoneny@gmail.com


Saturday, May 10, 2014

Chestertown Events - Car Hop, Live Music & Toga Party 5-9-14

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: ginazoneny@gmail.com