THE BACK 40 BAND WILL BE SENDING A COPY TO ME SOON, SO YOU COULD HEAR
SOME OF THEIR MUSIC ON MY RADIO SHOW..... "STIX-MIX" BEING HEARD ON
FIFTEEN RADIO STATIONS SO FAR!
BUT, YOU ARE MISSING A LOT IF YOU DON'T GET YOUR COPY NOW....IT'S
GREAT!! GREAT JOB GUYS!!! SEE YOU AT THE 18TH ANNUAL NORTHEAST CMA
AWARDS SHOW THIS SUNDAY AT 12 NOON!! IN THE HALLWAY OF THE THEATER!!
WANT MORE INFO GANG......GO TO THE ......
www.northeastcma.org ...and you can buy tickets at the door!! That
is, if there is any seating left.......it maybe a sell out!!!!
LOOK BELOW AND READ!!
NORTH 40 BAND
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Shirley Gagnon, 518-272-2757 or Chuck Lobdell, 518-273-2725,
or Ken Stronach, 518-273-7044.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March __ , 2003
'NORTH 40' TO RELEASE ORIGINAL COUNTRY CD
The Capital District's North 40 Band, a Northeast 2001 and 2002
Group of the Year, has cut a CD of original country music and will
a CD Release Party from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the Just
Country Dance Hall and Saloon, Route 9, Malta, NY.
Titled "North 40 Band, What were we thinking!", the CD features eight
songs -- seven written by band members and one by a band member's
Members of the band are:
-- Chuck Lobdell, vocals, acoustic guitar, mandolin.
-- Scott Frederick, bass, vocals.
-- Al Lamica, guitar, vocals.
-- Ray Burr, acoustic guitar, vocals.
-- Ken Stronach, drums and percussion.
-- Barry Weinstein, fiddle.
All are natives of Troy, except Scott Frederick who is from
Pottersville, NY, and Barry Weinstein who is from Albany, NY.
Produced at Chris Warner Studio in Glens Falls, the CD
features the following songs:
1. Old Harleys by Chuck Lobdell.
2. Strong Box by Ray Burr.
3. The Bottle by Scott Frederick.
4. Mom's Song by Ray Burr.
5. Honkey Tonk Ball Room by Chuck Lobdell.
6. Don't Sweat the Small Stuff by Ray Burr.
7. Other Side of Town by Jack Keese (Chuck Lobdell's uncle).
8. Up Jump Murphy by Al Lamica.
Chris Warner played keyboards for the song, Old Harleys.
Begun in 1997 as an acoustic project by Chuck Lobdell and others, the
North 40 settled into its current country lineup by 2001, when it won
the Northeast Country Music Association's Sunrise and Instrumental
of the Year awards.
The CD Release Party will feature door prizes, big prize drawing, food
and entertainment, with a $5 cover charge. The North 40 will perform
4 p.m. and 6 p.m., with a guest appearance by the band, Brahma, at 5
p.m. Door prizes include tee-shirts, CDs and signed photos. Other
include a $400 acoustic guitar and gift certificates.
North 40 Band Bios:
Chuck Lobdell - born and raised in Troy, NY. He is from a family of
musicians, learning guitar at age 7. His father, a country and
Adirondack folk picker, was his main teacher. Noting that he always
wanted to be a musician, Chuck says he "was country before country was
cool." He is fond of wireless gear and his 1965 Mustang, and he wishes
he could still dance well. He is the primary vocalist and plays rhythm
guitar. Other band members like to have him think he is in charge.
Al Lamica - born in Troy, NY, the son of parents who played with Dave
Denny. He started playing guitar at age 8, and was in his high school
marching band (playing trombone, sax and drums). Al has played in many
bands since he was 14. Chet Atkins and Roy Clark are his main
influences. Noting he would like to play music full-time, Al is the
arranger, lead and backup vocalist, and lead guitarist.
Scott Frederick -- from Pottersville, NY. Music has been a tremendous
part of his life since he was an infant. His father first put a guitar
in Scott's hands at age three, and the rest is history. Dad has been a
big influence, and one of Scott's biggest supporters. He has played in
several bands, with styles ranging from contemporary country to
rock. As for right now, he feels music is just a hobby, but his goal
to make it much more than that - with "the biggest opportunity I have
right here with The North 40 Band."
Ray Burr - native of Troy, NY. He began learning guitar at age 9. He
learned to play by "picking things up" from his brothers. Ray writes a
lot of material and has a solo project. He has wanted to play for a
living ever since he could remember. His biggest influences are Lynyrd
Skynyrd, Eric Clapton and Bob Dylan. Ray started as the North 40
sound-man and had to be wrestled up onto the stage. He sings and plays
Ken Stronach - born and raised in Troy, NY. "I was raised on Rock,"
says, recalling listening to music his sister was playing in the next
room at a young age. Ken has been drumming for over 25 years. He has
experience in many types of music. Both he and the other band members
are happy he settled on country.
Barry Weinstein - born and raised in Albany, New York. Barry has
the violin/fiddle since he was 5 years old. He received a music
attend the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam in 1980. Over the
Barry has played in semi-professional symphony orchestras, his High
jazz Ensemble, string quartets and a two year stint in a
country string band. Barry attended the Mark O'Connor fiddle camp in
taking classes with fiddle greats Mark O'Connor, Stuart Duncan, Randy
and Buddy Spicher (fiddler on George Strait's "Amarillo by Morning".)
year, Barry was a finalist in the National Traditional Fiddler's
Contest in Barre, VT.
Sincerely Yours Gang!!
JIMMY STIX !!!
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