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Writing and Recording - January 28, 2011

We're taking time off to
do some writing and recording for a release later
in 2011.We're doing some basic tracks at "Black Dog Recording Studio" in Stillwater NY and finishing
tracks at our "River House
Studio".Look for prerelease
songs you can check out
this spring

Jamaica Jazz& Blues Fest - February 2, 2010

Many thanks to Joe Roy Jackson for adding me to his
festival gigs in Jamaica in Jan
2010.As saxplayer on the gig
i got to play the main festival stage as well as 2 pre
fest concerts.Joe Roy and the band smoked the crowd
at each venue.Hope we get
to do it again

Today Show airplay - July 9, 2009

once again network tv has used "Good Food" on the
Today Show.

Out OF Control Reunion - May 9, 2009

Like a scene from the "Blues Brothers" somebody said "let's get the band back together.
So there's 3 performances of the 8-9
piece group this summer.
we're jicking it off at
Trick Shots in Clifton Park
on 6/2 to be followed by
a private party 6/20 {sorry}
then an opener for "Tower of Power" at Albany's Alive at 5 series on 7/30

Victor's Passing - March 17, 2009

Rick,Lucas,Doug and Larry send out our heartfelt condolences to
Trish,Rich and the entire
Pagano family on the passing of their brother Victor a friend and musician who left his positive mark on this world

Keys for Kids Benefit - February 20, 2009

The band and i had a great time at the "Linda"
Wamc performance place
playing the benefit to get
underprivleged kids the experience of playing music.
Two other bands Triple Play and Funk Merchants
added their take on jazz
and funk.for the Lost Wages set we had Kevin Barcomb on tenor sax and
Adam on alto sax sit in for
half the show.
Very special thanks to
Denny Dwyer who subbed
on guitar and as always set
the bar high.
Thanks also to the "Linda"and house soundman Ben Morgan

More Radio - March 30, 2008

tune into 95.9 at 8am for
an interview and a lot of music featuring Rick's songs
from "Lost Wages" and a few cuts from the Out of
Control album "Shake the
Nation".for those of you
who've never seen Sunday
morning that early try the
web at

Radio spots - January 15, 2008

we'll be taping and playing live on several upstate ny
stations here's the schedule:
taping 1/28 for 97.7 exit
radio for 02/01 7pm and 02/03 11am airings.this will be an acoustic duo Larry and Rick.
1/29 live broadcast on Froggy 107.1.this should air
@4:30-5pm.also acoustic duo
2/18 the entire band will be at WRPI in Troy NY for
Steve Daub's "Stormy Monday Blues" air time should be @9pm

Thanks Caffe Lena - November 26, 2007

Once again thankyou to Sarah Craig,Joe and the staff at Lena's for making us feel at home at our show on 11/24/08.The vibe and
the warmth of this venue
should be experienced by
everyone who enjoys the
organic side of music.
also thanks to Chris Purcell a high school friend
who i handed my guitar to
when i broke a string. i rememebered that he played and figured he would know what to do.
Last but not least thanks to Denny Dwyer and Nancy
Walker who lent their talents to the 2nd set and helped us bring the night to
a finale.a night to remember

Thanks Wspn - November 4, 2007

a thankyou is in order to
Chris Mcgill at Wspn for her hosting Larry and I on
her acoustic show.a great
interview and a laid back approach made for a easy
entry into sunday morning.we hope to do it again.
thanks Chris

Good Food hits NBC - October 23, 2007

Somebody at the "Today Show" likes "Good Food" cut
12 on our Lost Wages cd.the
track was played on ,march
10,07 so a piece of the song got out to 40 million people
or so.anybody remember
hearing it?

Thanks WSPN - April 9, 2007

Many thanks to Arthur Godnick of 91.1 Wspn Skidmore radio for having an acoustic version of "Lost
Wages" play live on his "Soiree" show on sat.4/7
to check his show out dial in the station between 12-3pm on saturdays

syracuse gig - August 28, 2006

Had a great trip to"stars
on the lake "in Syracuse NY
thanks to SYREENA and her
crew for making us comfortable.special thanks
to Rob Burns and the family
and friends of my late brother Kevin.It was a great gig and a reunion.

SAMPLE SET LIST 8/08 - August 20, 2006

all over now,stones
let me be misunderstood,animals
blackwater -orig
estuary -orig
that same thing-w.dixon
jammin/i shot the sheriff,bob marley
memphis in the meantime
memphis c.berry
please send me someone to
love c.mayfield
the weight-the band
dead mans shoes-orig
fortune&fame -orig
hey porter/get rhythm
johnny cash medley

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