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  • Saturday, February 17, 2018

    The Hill Hollow Band (8pm)

    The Hill Hollow Band (8pm)

    The Hill Hollow Band is a large, genre bending, bluegrass/folk/country/americana band.
    Bio
    One of the emerging bright lights in the Capital Region's roots music scene, The Hill Hollow Band performs with a rambling energy that must be seen to be appreciated. Armed with a multitude of instruments, eclectic arrangements, and musical influences that span a century, this band has a well-earned reputation as local live performance favorites. 
    Get ready to enjoy richly textured arrangements including accordion, mandolin, fiddle, guitars, pedal steel, bass, and full harmony vocals. Stir in some spicy sax by Josh Greenberg, and all of a sudden, you've got a music festival on your hands!

  • Sunday, February 18, 2018

    Sunday Sessions with Maurizio Russomanno

    Sunday Sessions with Maurizio Russomanno

    Maurizio Russomanno 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 sows a common thread through all his songs with a voice that is warm, soulful, and from the heart. His guitar-playing style is as genuine and recognizable as his singing, filling out a sonic 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. “

  • Wednesday, February 21, 2018

    Trivia and Ladies Night (7-9pm)

    Trivia and Ladies Night (7-9pm)

    Come test your Brain skills with your favorite host Evan Lewis! Every Wednesday night at The Rustic Barn Pub! Free to play and Lots to win! Its also ladies night= drink specials and buckets!

  • Thursday, February 22, 2018

    Open Mic with Brian Kane (8pm)

    Open Mic with Brian Kane (8pm)

    Voted one of the best Open Mics in the Capital Region! Full drum kit, lights and sound provided. All skill levels welcome. We have a different guest host every week so its always different and fun. You never know who will show up, so grab your instruments and come jam! Every Thursday night at 8pm!

  • Friday, February 23, 2018

    River Junction Band (8pm)

    River Junction Band  (8pm)

    Classic Party Rock

  • Saturday, February 24, 2018

    The Harmonic Duo (8pm)

    The Harmonic Duo (8pm)

    The Duo with the sound of a band- Rock and Roll

  • Sunday, February 25, 2018

    Sunday Sessions with Maurizio Russomanno

    Sunday Sessions with Maurizio Russomanno

    Maurizio Russomanno 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 sows a common thread through all his songs with a voice that is warm, soulful, and from the heart. His guitar-playing style is as genuine and recognizable as his singing, filling out a sonic 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. “

  • Wednesday, February 28, 2018

    Trivia and Ladies Night (7-9pm)

    Trivia and Ladies Night (7-9pm)

    Come test your Brain skills with your favorite host Evan Lewis! Every Wednesday night at The Rustic Barn Pub! Free to play and Lots to win! Its also ladies night= drink specials and buckets!

  • Thursday, March 1, 2018

    Open Mic with Brian Lapoint (8pm)

    Open Mic with Brian Lapoint (8pm)

    Voted one of the best Open Mics in the Capital Region! Full drum kit, lights and sound provided. All skill levels welcome. We have a different guest host every week so its always different and fun. You never know who will show up, so grab your instruments and come jam! Every Thursday night at 8pm!

  • Friday, March 2, 2018

    Black Mountain Symphony

    Black Mountain Symphony

    8pm - 12am
    "Many CD's will claim to defy a specific genre label, but Black Mountain Symphony's redefines eclectic here. The music combines synthesized rock grooves with classic jazz rhythms and you don't have to listen too closely to hear Americana and bluegrass elements here either. Evidence of the rich diverse nature is found on their CD baby page, where in addition to samples of their eleven original songs you'll find the music recommended to both fans of the sounds of Fleetwood Mac and Yes. Enough said." -Arthur Gonick (Pulse, Saratoga Today)

    Black Mountain Symphony showcases an eclectic range of influences, blended together to create their own special sound. From baroque classical violin and haunting folk-tinged bal...lads to funk-rock drums and hard-hitting dance numbers, the six-piece band sprinkles their live sets with hints of everything from classical music to bits of Motown, blues and jazz.

    Whether touring nationally or performing at their favorite local digs, this up-and-coming group of young musicians features a roundtable of powerful lead vocals and harmonies that dance with captivating violin lines and soar over stunning soundscapes, shaped by years of classical training infused with an irresistible love for musical roots and a fresh, ultramodern mentality.

  • Saturday, March 3, 2018

    Road To Galway

    Road To Galway

    7-10pm
    The acoustic Celtic consort “Road to Galway” will be appearing at the Rustic Barn Pub on Saturday, March 3, to kick off the St. Patrick’s Day season!
    Founded in 2008, Road to Galway offers audiences the opportunity to experience lively interpretations of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century traditional Celtic instrumental tunes, performed on traditional and modern instruments. Drawing on the beloved custom of Irish pub sessions, intricate arrangements of jigs, airs, reels, and hornpipes are all delivered with a freshness akin to improvisational jazz. The show starts at 7 pm so that you can enjoy the Rustic Barn's special Irish dinner while listening. Be prepared to hear beautiful, plaintive airs contrasted wi...th soul-stirring reels, that may have you out of your seat and jigging about!

    Chuck Valentine, who plays with School Bus Yellow, Lucky Valentines, and other Capital District ensembles, is a local guitarist, composer, musician and educator, and mesmerizes audiences with his virtuosic finger-style guitar technique. Sandy Decker (flute, accordion) and Bill Decker (bass guitar) hail from The Bear Bones Project. Bob Assini (Big Creek, John Kribs Band, The Jazz Connection, Circle of Willis) energizes the beat on the bodhron, bones, and spoons. Road to Galway has captivated audiences at the Albany Ancient Order of Hibernians and the Irish 2000 Festival, among other area ve

  • Sunday, March 4, 2018

    Foodstock 3

    Foodstock 3

    Fundraiser for the food pantries of the Captial District. Come show your support of local live music and help feed the hungry!
    Music by-Bob Gamache & Company,Eric Braymer, Seedless Rye w/ Tim Barker, Bleak little World, Soul Sky, The Greasy Fingers Band, RyeBand Express featuring Dave Geoghegan & Pete O'hearn. Hosted by Bob Gamache, MC: Johnny Goodman
    Sugested donation: $10

  • Tuesday, March 6, 2018

    Fiddlers Tour Sessions (7:30)

    Fiddlers Tour Sessions (7:30)

    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 7, 2018

    Trivia and Ladies Night (7-9pm)

    Trivia and Ladies Night (7-9pm)

    Come test your Brain skills with your favorite host Evan Lewis! Every Wednesday night at The Rustic Barn Pub! Free to play and Lots to win! Its also ladies night= drink specials and buckets!

  • Thursday, March 8, 2018

    Open Mic with Mark Richardson

    Open Mic with Mark Richardson

    8pm

    Voted one of the best Open Mics in the Capital Region! Full drum kit, lights and sound provided. All skill levels welcome. We have a different guest host every week so its always different and fun. You never know who will show up, so grab your instruments and come jam! Every Thursday night at 8pm!

  • Friday, March 9, 2018

    The Lustre Kings

    The Lustre Kings

    8pm

    The Lustre Kings boast a devoted international fanbase and continue to perform over 150 dates a year, including regular stops at nightspots, festivals and casinos like Tip Top Deluxe, Skinny Dennis and The Continental Club; Viva Las Vegas, Heritage Folk Festival and the Rockin 50s Fest; and the Potawamoti Hotel. Gamsjager, a Gretsch guitars endorsee who has taught for the National Guitar Workshop, has been a guest at prestigious venues ranging from Kennedy Center (Washington DC) to the Montreal Jazz Fest. Atlanta’s Creative Loafing got it right when they said, The Lustre Kings have a sound so powerful, it leaves listeners hungry for more.”

  • Saturday, March 10, 2018

    Jack Empy and Friends

    Jack Empy and Friends

    Irish & Rock

  • Sunday, March 11, 2018

    Sunday Sessions with Maurizio Russomanno

    Sunday Sessions with Maurizio Russomanno

    3-6pm
    Maurizio Russomanno 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 sows a common thread through all his songs with a voice that is warm, soulful, and from the heart. His guitar-playing style is as genuine and recognizable as his singing, filling out a sonic 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. “

  • Tuesday, March 13, 2018

    Fiddlers Tour Sessions (7:30)

    Fiddlers Tour Sessions (7:30)

    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 14, 2018

    Trivia and Ladies Night (7-9pm)

    Trivia and Ladies Night (7-9pm)

    Come test your Brain skills with your favorite host Evan Lewis! Every Wednesday night at The Rustic Barn Pub! Free to play and Lots to win! Its also ladies night= drink specials and buckets!

  • Thursday, March 15, 2018

    Open Mic with Kelly Maguire (8pm)

    Open Mic with Kelly Maguire (8pm)

    Voted one of the best Open Mics in the Capital Region! Full drum kit, bass amp, mics, lights and sound provided. All skill levels welcome. We have a different guest host every week so its always different and fun. You never know who will show up, so grab your instruments and come jam! Every Thursday night at 8pm!

  • Friday, March 16, 2018

    Rory Gallagher Tribute

    Rory Gallagher Tribute

    8pm

    Brian LaPoint and The Joints tribute show to the Irish Wizard Rory Gallagher!

  • Saturday, March 17, 2018

    Blue Hand Luke with Paddy O' Sax

    Blue Hand Luke with Paddy O' Sax

    8pm 

    Join us for a St.Patrick's Day Party with Blue Hand Luke with Paddy O' Sax!

  • Sunday, March 18, 2018

    Sunday Sessions with Maurizio Russomanno

    Sunday Sessions with Maurizio Russomanno

    3-6pm
    Maurizio Russomanno 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 sows a common thread through all his songs with a voice that is warm, soulful, and from the heart. His guitar-playing style is as genuine and recognizable as his singing, filling out a sonic 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. “

  • Tuesday, March 20, 2018

    Fiddlers Tour Sessions (7:30)

    Fiddlers Tour Sessions (7:30)

    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 21, 2018

    Trivia and Ladies Night (7-9pm)

    Trivia and Ladies Night (7-9pm)

    Come test your Brain skills with your favorite host Evan Lewis! Every Wednesday night at The Rustic Barn Pub! Free to play and Lots to win! Its also ladies night= drink specials and buckets!

  • Thursday, March 22, 2018

    Open Mic with Danny Watson

    Open Mic with Danny Watson

    Voted one of the best Open Mics in the Capital Region! Full drum kit, lights and sound provided. All skill levels welcome. We have a different guest host every week so its always different and fun. You never know who will show up, so grab your instruments and come jam! Every Thursday night at 8pm!

  • Friday, March 23, 2018

    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 24, 2018

    Dead Ahead NY

    Dead Ahead NY

    8pm

    Upstate New York based Grateful Dead Tribute Band.

  • Sunday, March 25, 2018

    Sunday Sessions with Maurizio Russomanno

    Sunday Sessions with Maurizio Russomanno

    3-6pm
    Maurizio Russomanno 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 sows a common thread through all his songs with a voice that is warm, soulful, and from the heart. His guitar-playing style is as genuine and recognizable as his singing, filling out a sonic 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. “

  • Tuesday, March 27, 2018

    Fiddlers Tour Sessions (7:30)

    Fiddlers Tour Sessions (7:30)

    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 28, 2018

    Trivia and Ladies Night (7-9pm)

    Trivia and Ladies Night (7-9pm)

    Come test your Brain skills with your favorite host Evan Lewis! Every Wednesday night at The Rustic Barn Pub! Free to play and Lots to win! Its also ladies night= drink specials and buckets!

  • Thursday, March 29, 2018

    Open Mic with Leslie Barkman

    Open Mic with Leslie Barkman

    Voted one of the best Open Mics in the Capital Region! Full drum kit, lights and sound provided. All skill levels welcome. We have a different guest host every week so its always different and fun. You never know who will show up, so grab your instruments and come jam! Every Thursday night at 8pm!

  • Friday, March 30, 2018

    The Bear Bones Project

    The Bear Bones Project

    8pm
    Classic jam band and more. Adirondack Gypsy Jam. Paisley & patchouli potpourri. Since 2009, The Bear Bones Project has been bringing their blend of R & B, Jazz, and traditional Americana to audiences across the Capital region.

     

  • Saturday, March 31, 2018

    Brian Kane

    Brian Kane

    8pm

    Brian performs a wide variety of music everyone enjoys.

  • Sunday, April 1, 2018

    Sunday Sessions with Maurizio Russomanno

    Sunday Sessions with Maurizio Russomanno

    3-6pm
    Maurizio Russomanno 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 sows a common thread through all his songs with a voice that is warm, soulful, and from the heart. His guitar-playing style is as genuine and recognizable as his singing, filling out a sonic 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. “

  • Wednesday, April 4, 2018

    Trivia and Ladies Night (7-9pm)

    Trivia and Ladies Night (7-9pm)

    Come test your Brain skills with your favorite host Evan Lewis! Every Wednesday night at The Rustic Barn Pub! Free to play and Lots to win! Its also ladies night= drink specials and buckets!

  • Thursday, April 5, 2018

    Open Mic with Rudd Young

    Open Mic with Rudd Young

    Voted one of the best Open Mics in the Capital Region! Full drum kit, lights and sound provided. All skill levels welcome. We have a different guest host every week so its always different and fun. You never know who will show up, so grab your instruments and come jam! Every Thursday night at 8pm!

  • Friday, April 6, 2018

    Legend

    Legend

    9pm

    LEGEND's playlist are popular melodic, classic songs from the 70s through the 90s era. Still played frequently on the radio.

    Advance Tickets available-

  • Saturday, April 7, 2018

    LLS Open Mic Jam Benefit

    LLS Open Mic Jam Benefit

    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. Then The Greasy Fingers Band will finish out the evening! 

    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/AlbanyNY14/KathysKancerKrusaders

  • Sunday, April 8, 2018

    Sunday Sessions with Maurizio Russomanno

    Sunday Sessions with Maurizio Russomanno

    3-6pm
    Maurizio Russomanno 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 sows a common thread through all his songs with a voice that is warm, soulful, and from the heart. His guitar-playing style is as genuine and recognizable as his singing, filling out a sonic 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. “

  • Wednesday, April 11, 2018

    Trivia and Ladies Night (7-9pm)

    Trivia and Ladies Night (7-9pm)

    Come test your Brain skills with your favorite host Evan Lewis! Every Wednesday night at The Rustic Barn Pub! Free to play and Lots to win! Its also ladies night= drink specials and buckets!

  • Thursday, April 12, 2018

    Open Mic with Larry Quinn

    Open Mic with Larry Quinn

    Voted one of the best Open Mics in the Capital Region! Full drum kit, lights and sound provided. All skill levels welcome. We have a different guest host every week so its always different and fun. You never know who will show up, so grab your instruments and come jam! Every Thursday night at 8pm!

  • Friday, April 13, 2018

    Skeeter Creek (9pm)

    Skeeter Creek (9pm)



    • Skeeter Creek started off as a Bluegrass Band in 2002, formed by the late Tim Seabolt of Walton, West Virginia, and Joe Kulewicz from the Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New York. Skeeter Creek has become much more than a band, it's a way of life for these talented, professional musicians.  
      Skeeter Creek has built a reputation as "THE hardest working, most dedicated musicians to come from the Northeast Country Music scene in years". "It's just what we do. We play music that we love to perform live". It's more than music, it's ENTERTAINMENT. 

      Over the last few years, Skeeter Creek has been fortunate enough to have played with some of the best musicians and performers, performing with Artists such as Parmalee, Locash,Lonestar,The Marshall Tucker Band, The Charlie Daniels Band,Confederate Railroad,Darryl Worley, Rhett Atkins, Chad Brock, Jeff Bates, Jim and Jeff Hagar (Hee-Haw), Pirates of the Mississippi, Emerson Drive, Mark Wills, Chris Cagle, Luke Bryan, Ashton Sheppard, James Otto, Billy Currington, Phil Vasser, Tricia Yearwood, Toby Keith, Faith Hill, Montgomery Gentry, Rascal Flatts, Lee Brice, David Allen Coe, Steve Azar, Jaron and the long road to love, Darius Rucker, Ray Scott, Sheryl Crow, and the late George Jones, to name a few. 

      Ranked#1 in the Metroland Magazine Reader's Poll for Best Country Band (2011-2015) and the Capital District's Best Cover Band in all genres 2013-2015 (Rock, Pop, Country)!  

       



  • Saturday, April 14, 2018

    Raisinhead

    Raisinhead

    8pm

    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 can’t 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 won’t forget anytime soon.

  • Sunday, April 15, 2018

    Sunday Sessions with Maurizio Russomanno

    Sunday Sessions with Maurizio Russomanno

    3-6pm
    Maurizio Russomanno 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 sows a common thread through all his songs with a voice that is warm, soulful, and from the heart. His guitar-playing style is as genuine and recognizable as his singing, filling out a sonic 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. “

  • Wednesday, April 18, 2018

    Trivia and Ladies Night (7-9pm)

    Trivia and Ladies Night (7-9pm)

    Come test your Brain skills with your favorite host Evan Lewis! Every Wednesday night at The Rustic Barn Pub! Free to play and Lots to win! Its also ladies night= drink specials and buckets!

  • Thursday, April 19, 2018

    Open Mic with Kelly Maguire (8pm)

    Open Mic with Kelly Maguire (8pm)

    Voted one of the best Open Mics in the Capital Region! Full drum kit, bass amp, mics, lights and sound provided. All skill levels welcome. We have a different guest host every week so its always different and fun. You never know who will show up, so grab your instruments and come jam! Every Thursday night at 8pm!

  • Friday, April 20, 2018

    Dr.Jah & The Love Prophets w/s/g Brian LaPoint & The Joints

    Dr.Jah & The Love Prophets w/s/g  Brian LaPoint & The Joints

    Come celebrate 420 with Dr.Jah & The Love Prophets & Brian LaPoint & The Joints!

  • Saturday, April 21, 2018

    Dashboard Anthem

    Dashboard Anthem

     
    9pm

    Dashboard Anthem plays all your favorite jams from back in the day!

Rustic Barn Pub

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

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