Rustic Barn Pub

Troy, NY: Restaurant, Live Music Venue and Open Mic!

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  • Friday, March 22, 2019

    Skeeter Creek

    Skeeter Creek

    9pm
    TU's Best Local Band, Cover Band, Country band

    '16,'17,'18

    Metroland's Best Country band '11, '12, '14, '15, '16 Best Cover Band '13, '14, '15, '16

    ADK-Albany Wedding Asso. '17, '18 Live Band Regional Award, Dave and Renee Solo/Duo/Trio award

  • Saturday, March 23, 2019

    Beau Sasser's Escape Plan

    Beau Sasser's Escape Plan

    9pm

    If the fabled Dr. Funkenstein set out to make a two-headed, ivory tickling, guitar ripping, gut busting, crowd slaying monster and a catastrophic disaster in the lab went perfectly wrong, Beau Sasser’s Escape Plan would be the byproduct. Beau has assembled dueling guitarists, Danny Mayer (Alan Evans’ Playonbrother, On The Spot Trio) and Justin Henricks (Groovestick), Bill Carbone on drums (Max Creek, Z3), as well as the lovely vocalist, Mary Corso, to craft a perfect brew of organ driven, hard-hittin’, boogaloo rooted power funk with a rock ’n’ roll spirit. This Northampton, MA based 5-piece funk machine is a happy accident that has come out of the lab with a mission and won’t be stopped anytime soon.

  • Sunday, March 24, 2019

    Sunday Sessions with Maurizio Russomanno

    Sunday Sessions with Maurizio Russomanno

    3-6pm
    Maurizio is an award-winning singer-songwriter currently living in his hometown of Troy, New York. He has played sold out shows at venues including the world-renowned Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs, New York and opened major festival stages for artists such as Dar Williams.

     

    Maurizio grew up listening to a wide variety of music, from his mother’s bedtime Italian folk and opera songs, to his older brother Dominic’s rock albums (The Beatles, Rolling Stones, and Beach Boys, among others). This early exposure to such a wide range of music informed him well for the venues he would play years down the road.

     

    Over the course of almost three decades, Maurizio has performed in every type of venue imaginable, from the decorated to the unadorned. It is these varied venues and early childhood experiences that have given rise to Maurizio’s genre-breaking songs. On any given night, Maurizio will serve his audience well, drawing from a catalog that is as diverse as the venues he plays.

     

    Maurizio’s voice shows vulnerability and relaxed tenor that quickly draws the listener in. His guitar-playing style fills a space that bustles with percussive backbeats and well-timed melodic interplay.

     

    When writing a song, Maurizio explains: “I try to quiet down my mind and get to that place in my heart where I can just let my hand do the writing, as opposed to thinking about it too much. I then read what I have written as a revelation, as if somebody else had put down the words. “

     

    In 2012, Maurizio teamed up with producer James Gascoyne to begin crafting his first proper studio album, Before the Crowd. Maurizio’s love and loyalty to family meant recording vocals late into the night after helping with the care of his mother, who suffered a debilitating stroke in 2008. The album is nothing short of a masterpiece and a true labor of love. Before the Crowd was released on September 26th, 2015 with a live performance at The Hangar in Troy, New York to celebrate its completion before a loyal fan base.

     

    In a 2016 interview with Joel Patterson of Mountaintop Studios, Maurizio spoke about playing from the heart: “When I play a song I try my best to do just that; to be playful and trust what my instincts tell me. Some nights are great some not so great, but I try not to hold onto the highs or the lows. I have wrestled with stage anxiety all my life and have recently come to terms with the fact it’s my ego wanting things to be perfect, but perfection doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a great performance. Focusing on playing perfect takes your mind away from the ultimate goal of putting forth a genuine performance. What we love many times are the imperfections, the stumbling and getting back up again. It’s real and it evokes emotion in the audience which is ultimately the job of any artist. “

    About the album ('Before the Crowd')

     

    Before the Crowd opens with Breathe, an ethereal sounding song that builds effortlessly, weaving beautiful, sparse piano and guitar interplay. The opening line ‘I went walking, along the river’s edge after the flood’ sets the tone of the entire album as a self-introspecting work. The majority of the album is in first person and serves well as a true to form confessional. To take a quote from Maurizio, “Many of the lyrics in the album may seem cliché but these are actual events that happened in my life. From being down to literally my last dime and walking along the river’s edge after my hometown of Troy, New York had experienced an historic flood.”

     

    Radio Waves, the fourth track on the album, is a meditation about his sister Grace. While sifting through some of the beautiful artwork and other materials she had sent home from Africa where she was serving in the Peace Corps, he came upon a book entitled “The Study of Radio Waves”. The combination of curiosity and the longing to see his sister one more time somehow coalesced around this random book. It struck Maurizio: radio waves are invisible and all around us, just like memories and the feeling of love. We can't physically touch these things and yet their presence can be experienced all around us. The proof is in the music we hear on the radio, a memory triggered by a sweet autumn day, and the euphoria of being in love. Radio Waves begins, “I’m gonna study radio waves – get myself closer to the truth – nobody lives in a vacuum but maybe if I can get closer to the inner workings of the invisible, I can find love”.

     

    My Sister Rose is the sixth track on the album. Although the song speaks directly to his sister, the message is universal: in breaking free of our limitations and accepting what we can't change. It's a call to squarely face our devils, find that elusive inner peace, and derive meaning in an impermanent life. The album as a whole would have been described as a confessional in a previous era and thematically wrestles with a yearning to go back, to try and regain what's been lost along the way. Ultimately the songs glow with a positive message: embrace the here and now.

  • Tuesday, March 26, 2019

    Fiddlers Tour Sessions 7:30-10:30

    Fiddlers Tour Sessions 7:30-10:30

    The Tour is a "Round Robin" music session of local traditional fiddle music folk who meet every Tuesday night, all year round, in various places scattered throughout the Capital District. Our group plays a different local venue each month, only on Tuesdays. We are not a performance band. We are open to any age or ability. We go around the circle and each person takes a turn selecting tunes to play and the playing speed of those tunes (no pressure, you can pass on your turn, if you choose). Group size varies (8-25 musicians) from week to week and we never know who will show up. Our life and business backgrounds are varied, but the love of playing this style of music is shared by all. For the most part, the Venues we play are Pubs and Taverns, so please be aware that alcohol is served at almost every place that we play. Every Venue we play also serves food, as well as non-alcoholic beverages, for those who choose not to take advantage of whatever is on tap at the bar. The Venues we play do not charge us for the privilege of having a place to play, and many of them are small, 'Mom and Pop' establishments, so we encourage players to support the places we play, and order something. Without these wonderful proprietors, and their generous support, we would not even have places to gather to play together.

    Beginners/Pros welcome! Books and sheet music are allowed. Bring a tune to share; we love to learn something new! Feel free to record the sessions for practice, or to learn a new tune.

    This is a mixed ability group. Tune tempos depend on the ability of players present each week, and the speed each person selects for their pick. If you are just beginning, don't be afraid to select a tune to play, even if it's very slow. We've all been there. Ask us, and we can run through something slower. If you like speed, we have some folks that are up for the challenges. What we try for is a blend throughout the night.

    He plays/She plays. Regional and stylistic tune variations abound, so one tune can have several different ways to be played (and several different names!) -- we learn from each other and pass it on.

    Basic Jam/Session Etiquette:

    Have a good time -- it's a jam, not a performance. We all make mistakes.
    Tune, tune, tune your instrument -- sure, we're a relaxed bunch, but there is no such thing as "good enough for folk music." Out of tune is out of tune, and can throw off other players next to you.
    Take turns going around the circle, rather than just start up a tune at any time. This lets everyone get a chance to play what they know. However, the "Tour After 10" jamming tends to be more open to "throwing a tune out on the floor," and may be faster paced.
    Listen for the next tune call and be ready for your turn -- it can take nearly 2 hrs to get around a circle of 20 musicians. Being ready with your selections helps it move smoothly.

  • Wednesday, March 27, 2019

    Trivia and Ladies Night

    Trivia and Ladies Night

    7-9pm
    Come test your Brain skills with your favorite Trivia host Evan Lewis!  Free to play and prizes every round.  Wednesday night is also ladies night drink specials from 7- 9pm. 

  • Thursday, March 28, 2019

    Open Mic with Kelly Maguire

    Open Mic with Kelly Maguire

    Voted one of the best Open Mics in the Capital Region! Full drum kit, lights and sound provided. All skill levels welcome, you never know who will show up! With a different guest host every week our Open Mic is always different and fun. Grab your instruments and come jam, every Thursday night at 8pm!

  • Friday, March 29, 2019

    The Refrigerators

    The Refrigerators

    9pm
    The Refrigerators are a 9pc, horn fueled party band from the Capital Region of NY.
    Consistantly a top draw for 2 decades,The Refrigerators are one of the most sought after bands in the Capital Region and beyond.

  • Saturday, March 30, 2019

    The Deadbeats

    The Deadbeats

    9pm

    Music of the Grateful Dead 

  • Sunday, March 31, 2019

    Rocky's Music Studio Unplugged Mini Jam

    Rocky's Music Studio Unplugged Mini Jam

    2pm

    Rocky's Music Studio presents an Unpugged Mini Jam

  • Wednesday, April 3, 2019

    Trivia and Ladies Night

    Trivia and Ladies Night

    7-9pm
    Come test your Brain skills with your favorite Trivia host Evan Lewis!  Free to play and prizes every round.  Wednesday night is also ladies night drink specials from 7- 9pm. 

  • Thursday, April 4, 2019

    Open Mic with Tommy Love

    Open Mic with Tommy Love

    Voted one of the best Open Mics in the Capital Region! Full drum kit, lights and sound provided. All skill levels welcome, you never know who will show up! With a different guest host every week our Open Mic is always different and fun. Grab your instruments and come jam, every Thursday night at 8pm!

  • Friday, April 5, 2019

    Dr.Jah and The Love Prophets w/s/g The Classics

    Dr.Jah and The Love Prophets w/s/g The Classics

    8pm

    Capital Districts best Reggae Party Band invades the Rustic Barn for a Spring fever party!

  • Saturday, April 6, 2019

    The Bounce-Back Band

    The Bounce-Back Band

    8pm

    Roots Reggae, Soul and Classic Funk With Horns!

  • Wednesday, April 10, 2019

    Trivia and Ladies Night

    Trivia and Ladies Night

    7-9pm
    Come test your Brain skills with your favorite Trivia host Evan Lewis!  Free to play and prizes every round.  Wednesday night is also ladies night drink specials from 7- 9pm. 

  • Thursday, April 11, 2019

    Open Mic with Brian Kane

    Open Mic with Brian Kane

    Voted one of the best Open Mics in the Capital Region! Full drum kit, lights and sound provided. All skill levels welcome, you never know who will show up! With a different guest host every week our Open Mic is always different and fun. Grab your instruments and come jam, every Thursday night at 8pm!

  • Friday, April 12, 2019

    Jocamo

    Jocamo

    8pm

    Founded in 1993, Jocamo is a group of veteran musicians who've taken it upon themselves to bring their old school brew of funk, R&B, soul and rock to the masses, enlightenment to the clueless and booty jump to the rhythmically challenged. Inspired by the music of the Meters, Neville Brothers, Parlaiment/Funkadelic, James Brown and Marvin Gaye, Jocamo provides heavy groove with covers and original music. The band is available for club dates, festivals, parties, weddings, brises, exorcisms, really anything that pays good. Remember the funk not only moves, it removes.

  • Saturday, April 13, 2019

    LLS Open Jam Benefit

    LLS Open Jam Benefit

    1pm-5pm

    Help Kathy Schongar and Kathy's Kancer Krusaders raise money to help find a cure for LLS. This will be a fun day starting with The Switch Point Band leading us into an Open Jam! Bring your instruments, sign up starts at 1pm on the chalk board.
    The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.
    http://pages.lightthenight.org/uny/AlbanyNY18/KathysKancerKrusaders

    Dead Ahead NY- Record Store Day Party Sponsored by Dogfish Head

    Dead Ahead NY- Record Store Day Party Sponsored by Dogfish Head

    8pm

    Dogfish Head presents Record Store Day!
    “Dead Ahead NY” Live at The Rustic Barn, Featuring Dogfish Head / Grateful Dead American Beauty on tap! Prizes, giveaways and grooves all night! Everyone gets to enter into a raffle for a Dogfish Head suitcase Record Player too!
    Dead Ahead NY; bringing you the Grateful Dead concert experience you knew and loved!

     

  • Sunday, April 14, 2019

    Second Sunday Bluegrass Jam

    Second Sunday Bluegrass Jam

    6pm

    Join us for Second Sunday Bluegrass Jam Sessions at The Rustic Barn! Hosted by Jeff Wasbes and Zack Cohen in a round robin style jam. Jeff and Zack will start us off with a few tunes then open the stage to lead their choice Bluegrass music, backed up by other pickers. 
    Second Sunday’s are for making new friends, sharing songs, playing and listening to blue grass and new-grass. All are welcome to join the Jam. Come prepared with your favorite songs and acoustic instruments.

  • Wednesday, April 17, 2019

    Trivia and Ladies Night

    Trivia and Ladies Night

    7-9pm
    Come test your Brain skills with your favorite Trivia host Evan Lewis!  Free to play and prizes every round.  Wednesday night is also ladies night drink specials from 7- 9pm. 

  • Thursday, April 18, 2019

    Open Mic with Bob Gamache

    Open Mic with Bob Gamache

    Voted one of the best Open Mics in the Capital Region! Full drum kit, lights and sound provided. All skill levels welcome, you never know who will show up! With a different guest host every week our Open Mic is always different and fun. Grab your instruments and come jam, every Thursday night at 8pm!

  • Friday, April 19, 2019

    The Bear Bones Project "Good Rye Day Party"

    The Bear Bones Project "Good Rye Day Party"

    8pm

    Something new, something a relic, something borrowed, something psychedelic. Adirondack Gypsy Jam. Since 2009, The Bear Bones Project has been bringing their blend of R & B, Jazz, and traditional Americana to audiences across the Capital region. Bear Bones conjure up an atmosphere of spontaneous musical and social interaction.

  • Saturday, April 20, 2019

    Brian Kane

    Brian Kane

    8pm

    4/20 with Brian Kane Rock N'Roll For the Soul!

  • Wednesday, April 24, 2019

    Trivia and Ladies Night

    Trivia and Ladies Night

    7-9pm
    Come test your Brain skills with your favorite Trivia host Evan Lewis!  Free to play and prizes every round.  Wednesday night is also ladies night drink specials from 7- 9pm. 

  • Thursday, April 25, 2019

    Open Mic with Kelly Maguire

    Open Mic with Kelly Maguire

    Voted one of the best Open Mics in the Capital Region! Full drum kit, lights and sound provided. All skill levels welcome, you never know who will show up! With a different guest host every week our Open Mic is always different and fun. Grab your instruments and come jam, every Thursday night at 8pm!

  • Friday, April 26, 2019

    Soul Provider

    Soul Provider

    8pm

    Rock and R&B

  • Saturday, April 27, 2019

    Get Up Jack

    Get Up Jack

    8pm

    Get Up Jack is a joyous, retro-romp by six of the most energetic and charismatic performers in Irish music today. 

  • Wednesday, May 1, 2019

    Trivia and Ladies Night

    Trivia and Ladies Night

    7-9pm
    Come test your Brain skills with your favorite Trivia host Evan Lewis!  Free to play and prizes every round.  Wednesday night is also ladies night drink specials from 7- 9pm. 

  • Wednesday, May 8, 2019

    Trivia and Ladies Night

    Trivia and Ladies Night

    7-9pm
    Come test your Brain skills with your favorite Trivia host Evan Lewis!  Free to play and prizes every round.  Wednesday night is also ladies night drink specials from 7- 9pm. 

  • Friday, May 10, 2019

    The Dirty Grass Players

    The Dirty Grass Players

    8pm

    Hailing from Baltimore, Md The Dirty Grass Players have established themselves with one toe-tappin’ foot in traditional bluegrass and blazing musicianship that pushes boundaries. Comprised of Josh Ballard on Bass, Alex Berman on Banjo, Ben Kolakowski with the guitar, and Ryan Rogers on mandolin, this four piece is successfully bringing their growing fan base a down, dirty and heated performance. Their ability to seamlessly transition from downhome bluegrass to spirited improvisation makes each performance unique. Throw in some Allman Brothers, Pink Floyd or a dash of southern rock and you’ll quickly understand what they mean by Dirty Grass. Their self-titled debut CD The Dirty Grass Players captures this energy and as 2017 winner of Charm City Bluegrass & Folk Festival Band Competition clearly indicates, this is just the beginning. Successfully touring the Mid-Atlantic and festival appearances, this year finds the group expanding along the East Coast and building on this momentum. For anyone that enjoys a musical throwdown by skilled musicians its time to get your grass dirty.

  • Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    Trivia and Ladies Night

    Trivia and Ladies Night

    7-9pm
    Come test your Brain skills with your favorite Trivia host Evan Lewis!  Free to play and prizes every round.  Wednesday night is also ladies night drink specials from 7- 9pm. 

  • Thursday, May 16, 2019

    Open Mic with Brian Kane

    Open Mic with Brian Kane

    Voted one of the best Open Mics in the Capital Region! Full drum kit, lights and sound provided. All skill levels welcome, you never know who will show up! With a different guest host every week our Open Mic is always different and fun. Grab your instruments and come jam, every Thursday night at 8pm!

  • Wednesday, May 22, 2019

    Trivia and Ladies Night

    Trivia and Ladies Night

    7-9pm
    Come test your Brain skills with your favorite Trivia host Evan Lewis!  Free to play and prizes every round.  Wednesday night is also ladies night drink specials from 7- 9pm. 

  • Wednesday, May 29, 2019

    Trivia and Ladies Night

    Trivia and Ladies Night

    7-9pm
    Come test your Brain skills with your favorite Trivia host Evan Lewis!  Free to play and prizes every round.  Wednesday night is also ladies night drink specials from 7- 9pm. 

  • Thursday, May 30, 2019

    Open Mic with Kelly Maguire

    Open Mic with Kelly Maguire

    Voted one of the best Open Mics in the Capital Region! Full drum kit, lights and sound provided. All skill levels welcome, you never know who will show up! With a different guest host every week our Open Mic is always different and fun. Grab your instruments and come jam, every Thursday night at 8pm!

  • Wednesday, June 5, 2019

    Trivia and Ladies Night

    Trivia and Ladies Night

    7-9pm
    Come test your Brain skills with your favorite Trivia host Evan Lewis!  Free to play and prizes every round.  Wednesday night is also ladies night drink specials from 7- 9pm. 

  • Wednesday, June 12, 2019

    Trivia and Ladies Night

    Trivia and Ladies Night

    7-9pm
    Come test your Brain skills with your favorite Trivia host Evan Lewis!  Free to play and prizes every round.  Wednesday night is also ladies night drink specials from 7- 9pm. 

  • Thursday, June 13, 2019

    Open Mic with Brian Kane

    Open Mic with Brian Kane

    Voted one of the best Open Mics in the Capital Region! Full drum kit, lights and sound provided. All skill levels welcome, you never know who will show up! With a different guest host every week our Open Mic is always different and fun. Grab your instruments and come jam, every Thursday night at 8pm!

  • Wednesday, June 19, 2019

    Trivia and Ladies Night

    Trivia and Ladies Night

    7-9pm
    Come test your Brain skills with your favorite Trivia host Evan Lewis!  Free to play and prizes every round.  Wednesday night is also ladies night drink specials from 7- 9pm. 

  • Wednesday, June 26, 2019

    Trivia and Ladies Night

    Trivia and Ladies Night

    7-9pm
    Come test your Brain skills with your favorite Trivia host Evan Lewis!  Free to play and prizes every round.  Wednesday night is also ladies night drink specials from 7- 9pm. 

  • Thursday, June 27, 2019

    Open Mic with Kelly Maguire

    Open Mic with Kelly Maguire

    Voted one of the best Open Mics in the Capital Region! Full drum kit, lights and sound provided. All skill levels welcome, you never know who will show up! With a different guest host every week our Open Mic is always different and fun. Grab your instruments and come jam, every Thursday night at 8pm!

  • Wednesday, July 3, 2019

    Trivia and Ladies Night

    Trivia and Ladies Night

    7-9pm
    Come test your Brain skills with your favorite Trivia host Evan Lewis!  Free to play and prizes every round.  Wednesday night is also ladies night drink specials from 7- 9pm. 

  • Wednesday, July 10, 2019

    Trivia and Ladies Night

    Trivia and Ladies Night

    7-9pm
    Come test your Brain skills with your favorite Trivia host Evan Lewis!  Free to play and prizes every round.  Wednesday night is also ladies night drink specials from 7- 9pm. 

  • Wednesday, July 17, 2019

    Trivia and Ladies Night

    Trivia and Ladies Night

    7-9pm
    Come test your Brain skills with your favorite Trivia host Evan Lewis!  Free to play and prizes every round.  Wednesday night is also ladies night drink specials from 7- 9pm. 

  • Thursday, July 18, 2019

    Open Mic with Brian Kane

    Open Mic with Brian Kane

    Voted one of the best Open Mics in the Capital Region! Full drum kit, lights and sound provided. All skill levels welcome, you never know who will show up! With a different guest host every week our Open Mic is always different and fun. Grab your instruments and come jam, every Thursday night at 8pm!

  • Wednesday, July 24, 2019

    Trivia and Ladies Night

    Trivia and Ladies Night

    7-9pm
    Come test your Brain skills with your favorite Trivia host Evan Lewis!  Free to play and prizes every round.  Wednesday night is also ladies night drink specials from 7- 9pm. 

  • Wednesday, July 31, 2019

    Trivia and Ladies Night

    Trivia and Ladies Night

    7-9pm
    Come test your Brain skills with your favorite Trivia host Evan Lewis!  Free to play and prizes every round.  Wednesday night is also ladies night drink specials from 7- 9pm. 

  • Wednesday, August 7, 2019

    Trivia and Ladies Night

    Trivia and Ladies Night

    7-9pm
    Come test your Brain skills with your favorite Trivia host Evan Lewis!  Free to play and prizes every round.  Wednesday night is also ladies night drink specials from 7- 9pm. 

  • Wednesday, August 14, 2019

    Trivia and Ladies Night

    Trivia and Ladies Night

    7-9pm
    Come test your Brain skills with your favorite Trivia host Evan Lewis!  Free to play and prizes every round.  Wednesday night is also ladies night drink specials from 7- 9pm. 

  • Wednesday, August 21, 2019

    Trivia and Ladies Night

    Trivia and Ladies Night

    7-9pm
    Come test your Brain skills with your favorite Trivia host Evan Lewis!  Free to play and prizes every round.  Wednesday night is also ladies night drink specials from 7- 9pm. 

Rustic Barn Pub

150 Speigletown Rd
Troy, NY 12182 518-235-5858

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