Well we're finally here, I'm posting about the final guest musician for the 50 Musicians in 50 Days. Even though I'm kinda bummed that this whole series is over, that was only after the great time I had with Blaine Holcomb of the Fulton Chain Gang
This snowbird digs the sunnier skies in Florida, but after spending three decades here in the weather-afflicted Mohawk Valley establishing himself as one of our kings of blues, Midnite Mike can't help but always make his way back!
We've highlighted a few young guns on this station so far that are the future, if not already the present of our Utica music scene and next up, representing the New Hartford Spartans is Adam Manion, axe-man for the band Glen Street!
Devin's is a name I'd heard before entering the music scene as a player and I'm proud that he's been a part of my musical journey almost since it began. His versatility allows him to burn a solo over the most complex jazz changes, and also to fit into just about any other musical…
The second guy to represent 'Cuse and to represent country music on the show too, Mick Fury (yeah, he knows... minus the eyepatch) is blazing trails with his shooting star of a band formerly called Silent Fury, now they've got a new 'countrified' (country-FRIED??) name, Midnight …
Keyboard players are a dying breed around here, especially really good ones, but here comes Steve Laureti carrying the torch with class and definitely wields his black-and-whites with obvious and hard-earned facility.
Bob Halligan, Jr. is the epitome of a rags to riches story, starting life in an orphanage to becoming one of the most respected songwriters in the business and that's just the tip of the musical iceberg
Jimmy Agard learned the way many of us did, by trial and error wearing out tape after tape. Yeah, cassette tapes! He's the axe-man in the band Hot Roxx with our very own All-Star singer, Kelly Preston.
We've had guitar players, bass players, drummers, singers and keyboard players, but as the first blues guy on the show for the 50 Musicians series, Tom Townsley gets the word out about a branch of the music scene that quite literally birthed all of the others
Another arm of the Moyer family musical dynasty, this one may be the youngest, but he's so talented it's ridiculous! From perfect pitch to drum pounding to upside down bass (that's right, the opposite of upright) to singing his cajones off, that's all just a drop in the bucket