The second of the Riverlink Park Concerts spotlights Low ‘n Lonesome as the opening band with Lucky Tubb & The Modern Day Troubadours as the featured band. Low ‘n Lonesome (Rob Adkins and Phil Drum) played some of the finest old-time Blues and Ragtime to be heard anywhere.
Nephew of country icon Ernest Tubb, Lucky’s style is reminiscent to the raw, original country and honky-tonk styles of the earliest Nashville artists. After touring as opening act for Dwight Yoakam, Ray Price, and Hank III, Tubb & the Modern Day Troubadours showcase their strong traditional influences that have run in the family for years.
I volunteer my time and skill-set to a few not for profit organizations in my area. These are organizations that I wholeheartedly believe in. The Amsterdam Waterfront Foundation is one of those organizations. Paul Gavry is the President of the Amsterdam Waterfront Foundation and he does an excellent job bringing free concerts to Amsterdam’s Riverlink Park every Saturday in July and August. I started photographing the concerts in 2011 after discovering they were taking place. In 2012 I made a commitment to myself to photograph every concert and donated the photos to help advertise the concert series. I felt there needed to be more of an effort to get the word out about these FREE concerts that take place in such a beautiful setting by the Mohawk River. Before long I became a board member of the Amsterdam Waterfront Foundation. Raising money for the concert series is no easy task, given today’s economy. The board meets the second Monday of every month to plan for the season. Whether it is planning for a fundraiser, hiring bands or making decisions for the organization there is always something to do. Having volunteered to do advertising media, the bulk of my work (aside from the photography) is happening now.
Five people comprise the Amsterdam Waterfront Foundation. Paul Gavry-President, Denise Terry-Secretary, Robert Terry-Treasurer, Dave Blaze and I are the newbie Board Members.
Here is my latest ad for the Concert Series:
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