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Bent Rail / Blog

Our First CD is Almost Here!

Stay tuned for an official announcement we hope to be making soon regarding our first CD. In the meantime, enjoy the four original songs on our initial disk-based offering on our website. You inspired us and we hope it shows!

Whew! What's that buzzing in my ears?

Should really start wearing earplugs! We're so excited - this Fall is bringing the best season yet for BRBB and we have YOU to thank! Which we'll be doing really soon with an announcement about a special fans-only show, it's Bent Rail's chance to say - Thanks! With fan appreciation night. Also, in the mixing and mastering process of our new Demo, really kicking out some great rock and blues tunes. Can't wait to get 'er done and out to you! And of course excited and honored to be playing one of Capital Underground Radio's FREE (No Cover, 21+) shows this week - Wed, November 3 @ Savannah's! Please come out and support us. Check out the promotion, broadcast, and details at www.capitalundergroundradio.com. So much more to tell you about, but signing off.... John Andrew Ike DD We are...Bent Rail Blues!

Special Request Gig this Friday at the Black Cat!

BRB is so glad to be returning to the Black Cat Ale House at 151 White Street in Cohoes! This is your chance to kick back with a pint of your favorite beer, some great food, some great fun, and relax with friends to Rock and Blues. It proves to be a great time, let's hope for good weather! 8pm to 11:30 if good weather out on the patio, or, 9pm to 12:30 if it's raining. We'll be inside if bad weather comes. Hope to see you there - let's raise a glass and toast the end of summer!!

Late notice - we're on for a huge night in Troy Friday!

BRB is proud to say we've been asked to play this month's Troy Night Out city stage in front of the old City Hall/Monument Square! We're very much looking forward to this. The weather is looking great, the parking is F-R-E-E, and more! You can visit the local shops, coffeehouse, art gallery, book seller, grab a pint, a great sandwich, and everything in between! Please come on out and support the great city of Troy and support their Free events! Thank you to Elizabeth and the Troy Downtown Collaborative! Then Sat night we're at Dee Dee's on Rt. 155 in Latham from 9-1 where we'll rocking and bluesin' all night long! No cover fee!

Katie O'Byrnes on Wall Street in Sch this weekend!

Can't believe it's August already! Summer's going fast - but not too fast for you to catch your favorite blues band at Katie O'Byrnes this weekend! We'll be performing there Saturday night from 9:30 - 1:30. Katie's has a unique Irish Menu, tavern food, pub fare, and of course a wide selection of drinks. This is a truly enjoyable pub to hear some music at. You may like to check out their web at http://www.katieobyrnes.com/.

A Day Full of Fun and Blues - thanks to you!

We just wanted to take a moment to say 'thanks' to all that came out to see us. What a great day! Folks at the Troy Pig-Out numbered in the hundreds, and we got to play for 2 hours in the best weather of the summer. Then last evening at Tastee Treat in Slingerlands/Voorheesville was quite a success - thank you to the dozens that came out - including my 95-year old Grandmother! We'll see you soon, and please keep your eyes and ears open for some new recordings from us in the Fall. Sincerely, BRBB

Thanks to the Midtown and our new fans!

What a beautiful night it was for a gig last friday! The Midtown was great, as always, and was an honor to continue building our fan base there. Thank you to all who offered your email addresses - you will be receiving a confirmation email shortly from us! We're done gigging for March, but we've got plenty up our sleeve for April - booked every weekend and loving every minute!

Thanks to Red's and Upcoming Dates! Spring has Sprung!

Thanks to all who came out this Friday night! We had a great time - especially great to see Joe G. and Jenn! You crazy washboard players, you. Next time, the thimble might just be on the OTHER hand...heh heh...As always, Red's was a blast, even though Carrie Underwood didn't stop in for a drink :( It's OK, we'll get over it - moving forward, please be sure to check us out in the spring months. Spring has sprung for the Bent Rail Blues Band! Upcoming dates at Pinhead Susan's; Midtown Tap and Tea Room; River Street Pub (complete with go-go dancers!!) and upcoming dates at Red's Park Place! Any questions? Email me at andrew@bentrailblues.com. C ya there!!!

Pre St. Patty's Party Tomorrow Night - Blues, Rock, and Irish!

I mean, does it get any better? Smokin' blues; Rippin' Rock; and some Irish too! Get some Irish into ya! Come on out to Red's Park Place tomorrow night and celebrate with us! There'll be drink specials, bhoyo! We'll be celebrating our recent placement into the Metroland Reader's Poll as one of the best local R&B bands - we'll be bringin the good times right to you with giveways, prizes, contests, dancing, and of course, the best of your favorite blues rock! We'll be joined by Mr. Bryan O'Cady on the tin whistle, irish whistle; and his blues trombone. NOT TO Be Missed! Doors at 8:30, $5 cover. Keepin' the Blues alive and rockin' it out right - BRBB! Hope to see you there!

Gearing up for the New Year!

Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year to all our fans! We just wanted to take a moment to say thanks for all your support this year. We even had a club owner tell us that we gave her the club's best night since the recession! Well, all we had to do was play...it was all of YOU that came out and supported us and it's YOU that make everything worthwhile! So, a quick minute to say "thanks" and please check for our upcoming shows. Gearing up for: 12/31 New Year's Eve with the Bent Rail Blues Band at Red's Park Place, Madison Avenue, Albany, 8:30 - 1am! 01/09 Rock for Reading event - we're so excited to play with the Foy Brother and the Stynals! This event kicks off at 7pm at RED SQUARE, tix are $10 in advance or at the door, and all ticket proceeds go to the Junior League of Albany's Literacy Campaign 01/22 Return performance at the Midtown Tap and Tea Room, New Scotland Avenue, Albany, NY - 7-11.