Gig Review

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Saturday’s show (Feb. 21) was great. We jammed, played blues, played rock, and played Pink Floyd.

There was one small change. The saxophone player originally scheduled to play was unable to attend. Luckily, Mr. Saracino was able to procure a last minute stand-in, Mr. Alex Violette. Alex was wonderful. I hope to play with him again the future as it was an absolute pleasure.

Thanks again, to all who were able to attend.

Here are some pictures of the show:

Created with flickr slideshow.

CANCELED: Feb. 28, 2009

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To all who were planning on attending the Feb. 28 show at Mister D’s in Yonkers:

I apologize, but the show has been cancelled due to a booking conflict. I’m sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. Please check in again for upcoming shows.


Upcoming Gig: Feb. 21, 2009 9pm

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Mediterranean Taverna
2016 Albany Post Road
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520
(Google Map)

The address may seem familiar, as I have played this location many times before, but this is the first gig under this name. Former names were “The Rockin’ Horse” and “Black Jack’s”.

This evening’s gig will be  with a group of friends I have played with on and off for the past 15 or so years.

Rick Rivard A.K.A. Ricky Blues – Guitar & Lead Vocals
Greg Saracino – Drums
Anthony Packes – Guitar
John Packes – Guitar
Dino Covelli – Keys & Synths
Marc Belladino – Saxophones

The first set includes blues, classic rock, and some Ricky Blues originals. The second set is Pink Floyd, lots of Pink Floyd. Why Pink Floyd? When you have a band with seven members, each with different tastes, it can be difficult to decide on which song to cover.

“Nah, I don’t think that one will work.”
“That song sucks.”
“I don’t want to play that one.”
“I’m sick of playing that tune.”

What was the one band we could all agree on? “Pink Floyd”.

With each show, we have gotten more and more positive responses. The plethora of guitars, plus the keys, and now the addition of sax… it’s quite a sound.