Raisinhead and Halfstep at The Strand Theater, Hudson Falls, NY
Doors at 7pm show at 8pm
$15 in advance $20 at the door.
Full Bar and Limited Food will be available.
RAISINHEAD- Debuting their new album "Pocket Change" including the radio hit "California"
Rob Beaulieu, Ted Grey, Scott Apicelli, Tom Pirozzi, Brian Mangini, Jeff Prescott, Jason Townley
Local favorites Raisinhead have been playing together for 15 years and have traveled all over the North East bringing you the music of The Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, The Allman Brothers and many original tunes.
Rob Beaulieu: Guitar, Vocals
Tom Perozzi: Bass, Vocals
Ted Grey: Vocals, Guitar
Jeff Prescott: Drums, Vocals
Brian Mangini: Keyboards
Jason Townley: Sound, Recording
Dave Ehmann: Mangaler
In 2001 Rob Beaulieu formed Raisinhead in order to play improvisational music in a live setting. The band consists of former members of The Ominous Seapods, Harvest, The Deadbeats and Fat Albatross, to name a few. Rob was also a member of Loader, Soul Shock and Kim Buckley's recording and touring band for 3 years. Drawing from influences as diverse as The Band, Neil Young, Allman Brothers, Rolling Stones, The Grateful Dead, Frank Zappa, Little Feat, Jazz, Blues, R&B and Gospel music Raisinhead has created it's own organic musical stew with a flare of true Americana.
The band is built upon the monster rhythm section of Sean Sullivan (The Deadbeats, Loader, Tapestry, JBP) and Gary G7 Nowik (Fat Albatross, Prey For Rain, Red Clay, Geo & The Komrades), the singing talents of Ted Grey (Harvest) as well as the swirling organ sounds of Brian Mangini (Ominous Seapods) and Rob Beaulieu. Of course, we cant forget the man behind the mix, Jason Townley, aka ( hoon, Undertaper ). Raisinhead is a three-singer band giving the audience a constantly changing vocal perspective tune by tune. The diverse background, joy of performing and decades of experience of the members is what gives the band its high energy sound that is unique and fresh every night. Raisinhead has built a strong following in Upstate NY and the Northeast that promises audiences an interactive evening of sound, energy and pure fun. Raisinhead is at its best on stage, under the lights doing their thing and creating an experience that you wont forget anytime soon.
Raisinhead is currently touring in support of it's first released original CD "Back To the Tracks" as well as there second CD Evoking the Sun and has a growing collection of live shows to share with their fans. Relix Magazine says the CD is "Sheer Delight. The songs are strong, the playing solid and inventivethe vocals are excellent". The album was called "a highly ambitious and impressively accomplished effort with strong songs and superb performances" by Michael Hochanadel of The Daily Gazette, Albany's second largest major paper and Mike McKinley of Livemusicbeth.com states: "Back To The Tracks" is lyrically comforting telling us a story we can all relate to, and musically diverse and sublime - a very refreshing sound." David Guistina of The Sounding Board states "Raisinhead reminds me of what Duke Ellington said 'If it sounds good it is good' The sweet melodic jam sounds of Raisinhead make even the harshest music critics swoon. This band is a rare combination of talent and heart and understands how to interpret these great songs." Homegrownmusic.net which is not only an online store but works with 300 retail stores nationwide recently picked up "Back To The Tracks" for national distribution and the word is spreading about this unique American improvisational rock and roll band.
Raisinhead also maintains its own mailing list and website (www.Raisinhead.com ) and keeps its fans well informed of the tours, new music and happenings.
Welcome Home Step-Children. There are peanuts in my pockets.
Halfstep's roots come from the days of Juan and Samp's desire to create free spirited music and their own "Family Scene". Drawing on the roots of their own generation of music, and performing them, Halfstep started from a cover band to slowly develop their own flavor with a large catalog of originals, which they then started to pair with classics. Halfstep performed many shows along the east coast before a series of accidents in 1999 and 2001 resulted in a lapse of shows.
We are immeresed in an era of change. As growing people as well as musicians we are naturally drawn back to what originally brought a lot of joy to us, and hopefully most of you.
Strand Theater (View)
210 Main Street
Hudson Falls, NY 12839