If you ever meet Jay, he comes across as being really quiet and reserved, but put a guitar in his hands or ask him about the things he loves and he just comes alive. Jason Schnitt has been a fixture of the Utica area 'underground' scene for decades
One local musical legend spent years partying it up in the Florida Keys, what most of us consider to be the perfect vacation, but now his idea of vacation is right at home with his wife and kids tucked away under the snow in Old Forge.
Unlike the burgeoning cover music scene, Rick champions a cause that has struggled to gain traction in the Utica area, but it's just as valid if not moreso. He started the Rick Short Band in order to get his originals to your ears
Normally this column would be accompanied with audio from an interview and some contagious smiles but today is different. I'm sad to say that I've just gotten word that Frank DeRocco, our friend, fellow musician and the guitar player from the band Soul Injection lost has passed away.
Molly is almost 19 years old and has already done more than most musicians do who are more than twice her age! She's a college student who picks up a guitar and wows crowds both big and small, locally and nationally while trying to fit in her studies on the road.
If you haven't met the guy behind the bass in the band Classified, then you're not going to want to miss this! I've seen Greeley Ford play many times but never had the chance to really have a good conversation with him and I'm blown away at his story...
An English prof at HCCC and jack of all trades by day, Michael Peek also moonlights as a musician in the band, Soundbarrier, two of whose members found themselves nominated for the KJ All Star Band last year! Now, here's the guy front and center