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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Collette & the Mudcats 4-5-13 Panther Mountain Inn

Collette and the Mudcats performed live at the Panther Mountain Inn, Chestertown, NY on April 5, 2013 from 9p-1a. Quite a repertoire of songs were played this evening from blues & folk, to southern & classic rock. With a new drummer (unnamed on their website), the band consists of Collette Blessing (lead vocals), Steve Pastore (lead guitar & vocals), Garard McDonald (vocals, electric, acoustic & piano guitar) & Joe McDowell (Bass, harmonica, vocals). 

For more info and booking, see the band's website at:

Voodoo Woman

Collette's famous voodoo doll mic stand adds hilarity to the show with some audience laughter as she explains a bit about it before the song Voodoo Woman. (Photo via their website, contact them using the link above for permission to reuse any images shown here).

My 1st love in music is classic blues rock, so this band is a win/win for me. Their show consisted of different songs than I'd heard them do before because they have a new drummer still getting familiar with the usual playlists, which normally include Johnny Lang for example, but didn't this night. 

Collette has a set of pipes such as I've never heard in a local band, and guitarist Steve Pastore has an amazing talent on lead. Garard played a guitar-piano on many of the numbers, something I'd never heard done locally (or in any band except perhaps Led Zeppelin). Joe's harmonica added the perfect notes to these classic cover songs, though I can't imagine how difficult it must be to play 2 instruments at once, each with a different melody, and keep them straight as he does so well. 

Filmed & uploaded by Gina Jordan 4-5-13, all rights reserved.

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