The Blasters exemplify the best traditions of American Music, performing with passion and honesty that for over three decades has won the hearts and souls of fans worldwide. Composed of founding members vocalist-guitarist Phil Alvin, drummer Bill Bateman and bassist John Bazz with Keith Wyatt on guitar, they carry on a hard-won legacy as one of the most recognizable and credible bands in American Music. Their influences range from the likes of George Jones and Carl Perkins to Ike Turner, Howlin’ Wolf, James Brown and Big Joe Turner, all blending into a sound that ignores the lines between Rock & Roll, Country, Blues and Rockabilly. "Fun On Saturday Night" (Rip Cat Records) is the Blasters' sixth and latest studio album, featuring twelve tracks that extend the band’s legacy of classic recordings. Fronted by Phil Alvin's powerful vocals, the band follows through with spontaneity, power and grit that make their live performances into experiences not to be missed.
Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones
Recently named the #1 band to follow in 2014 by Come To Woodstock magazine, Lara Hope and the Ark-Tones are The Hudson Valley, NY's premier Rockabilly, Rhythm & Blues, and Rock n Roll band. With the recent release of their fully crowd-funded debut album, "Luck Maker", a music video for their single "Whiskey Pick" and a relentless performance schedule, 2014 has proven to be a big year for the Ark-Tones!
Born from a hybrid of Lara's former Rockabilly band The Champtones, and upright bassist Matt's international Psychobilly act The Arkhams, The Ark-Tones hit the ground running in 2012 with the addition of Chris Heitzman on guitar and Dave Tetreault on drums. This fun-loving bunch packs the dance floor with their own original musical offerings in the vintage style as well as re-workings of Rockabilly and Rhythm and Blues classics and standards. This "travelin' band" is out there pleasing listeners of all ages and walks of life…wherever they roam.