Middleburgh is the coolest small town around. Any reason to hang out in the quaint town center is worth jumping at and 1st Friday is no exception. All the greatest local farmers set up shop on the sidewalk and the variety of downtown shops stay open late.
We played on the steps of the library and were lucky enough to have the weather hold up throughout the set, aside from a stray shower or two. That didn’t stop the crowd from gathering and cheering us on. It was amazing to play to such a responsive audience. Families camped out on the sidewalk and the “dance floor” was filled with energetic toddlers. I took a killer selfie but dropped the ball and deleted it because I don’t know how to Instagram. Luckily Christina Dinovo captured this moment and a few other prize shots to share with all you happy friends.
There were friendly faces everywhere as we checked out the town after our set. We had some delicious pizza at Hubie’s, Chinese Food at Peking and of course pints at Green Wolf Brewing Co. All over town we were greeted by happy people telling us they enjoyed our music. It was a humbling experience to be accepted by such a passionate community.
Saturday night brought us the same love and happy vibes. We played to a packed house at Harmony Cafe in Woodstock NY. We’ve had a regular gig there on the first Saturday of every other month for the past several (4 or 5?) years. There is a core group of hardcore fans headed by Jacque Manganaro that show up every time and dance like crazy. On Saturday there was a huge crowd and everyone was joining in the fun. It was great seeing all the wonderful faces and eating some delicious Asian cuisine compliments of Shao Wu. It is worth mentioning that Shao Wu is not only an amazing Chef but he also has a history in the music community of Woodstock because of his deep connection to the late Albert Grossman who worked with all the big names of the historic hippie-era Woodstock scene.
Also on Saturday night, we opened the show with a new song which has only been played a few times before when no one was around. It’s called “Walk to the Edge” and judging by the response it got Saturday night it’s gonna be a hit.