Come out and support the best of local indie music in this benefit for Columbia Arts Team (CAT) and The Egg. CAT is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit that showcases new work by the best performing artists, as well as offers arts educational programs for young people. Performing at this year's Indie Fest are Stellar Young, Tor and the Fjords, the Hearing Aides, High Bridge North, Robert Ruark, and special guests Jodi Shaw and Sandy Mcknight & friends. emcee Dave Michaels from WEXT.
Tor & the Fjords is a local indie folk band in Albany, NY. Singer-guitarist Tor Loney has performed locally for years, and was chosen as a finalist for the 2012 Hudson Valley Songfest Best New Artist showcase. He is also a librarian, and has combined his two loves by performing at area libraries and at the 2012 annual conference for the SUNY Library Association. He is one of the organizers of Albany Public Library's Garage Bands and Acoustic Sidewalk series, along with Sarah Clark, who plays bass in Tor & the Fjords, Charmboy, Philo Beddoe band, and more. On drums is Scott Smith, who also plays with Sarah in these other ventures.
Tor & the Fjords' song "Somewhere" is currently in rotation on WEXT, a live-in-studio performance and interview will take place shortly. The band plans to go into the recording studio this winter to prepare their first album. torandthefjords.com
The Hearing Aides are a power trio from the Albany area that likes to play pretty songs very loudly. Initially formed during recording sessions for the debut album, 2011's "Go Deaf With The Hearing Aides!", the band features Brian Patrik on guitar and vocals, Mark Adamo on drums and Rob Piccola on bass and vocals.
High Bridge North
Hailing from North Greenbush, NY, High Bridge North (HBN) is the Contemporary Adult Rock musical project by singer songwriters Scott and Andrea Cunningham. Scott, who was the founding member, songwriter, and lead guitarist of HBN, along with his wife Andrea, have previously been working in the studio with producer Gary Tash of Pinewood Studios to complete HBN's modern country based 3 song EP of original material which Scott co-produced with Gary Tash. Since that time, Scott's rock side has come out in yet another incarnation of HBN. Scott and Andrea have put together a handful of energy charged original HBN songs that challenge the mind, speak to the heart and evoke excitement like no other HBN music has in the past, and they are poised to take it to a live setting to entertain, excite, and leave the audience wanting more. HBN's live shows will certainly have something for everyone. While featuring the latest HBN songs that are designed to be uplifting, empowering, as well as thought provoking, you will also be exposed to some powerful musicianship featuring Scott Cunningham on lead guitar. High Bridge North has gathered together a talented group of musicians to make live performances unforgettable. HBN will be a live band you will want to see over and over. www.HighBridgeNorth.com