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Thursday Shout Out: Local Love (part II)

Happy Thanksgiving, peeps! While you recover from your turkey comas, we thought we’d spread the Thanksgiving love with our traditional Thursday Shout Out focusing on a few more of our local favorites. Did we mention that we’re not only going to have amazing artists and artisans, but some of our favorite local musicians selling their tunes at the Holiday Sale? Because we totally are. And we may or may not be dancing boot stomping jigs, which you are more than welcome to join in on.

Eastbound Jesus

One chilly evening, early in the fall of 2010, Adam Brockway, Dave Wright, Carl Anderson, Luke Anderson and Zack Infante gathered by a woodstove in a barn on the outskirts of Greenwich, NY. With a snare, a kick, and an old beat up high hat, Carl began teaching himself how to play the drums while Adam and Zack played along on guitars, Luke on banjo and Dave on bass. Vocal melodies and harmonies were flowing like the beer from their cans and within a few hours, the group had written 2 songs front to back and it was obvious, at least to the brand new quintet, that they had immediately put together a sound that was just as unique as it was traditional.
Week by week, song by song, the band quickly collaborated a full set-list of original music. They eventually settled on the name Eastbound Jesus, and only two months after their first jam session, they performed for a full house at Burton Hall in Easton, NY as part of the bi-annual Hootenanny series. Just days after the show, they began recording their songs, and on January 27th 2011, the band released their 12 song debut album (Eastbound Jesus; Greatest Hits Volume 1) to a sold out hometown crowd. The following day, Infante moved to Buenos Aries and since then the band has picked up guitarist, Dylan Robinson.
In the midst of writing their next album, Eastbound Jesus aims to make moves in the local, regional, and/or even the national music scene.

Check out their kickin’ music video for one of our favorite songs, Ghost Town. (Ps-Can you spot the Meatbagz model?)

Peter Maine

Peter Maine is not only our banner hanging, wall painting, schoolhouse fixing up go-to-guy, he also happens to be a heckofa musician.  There’s many a-days when we arrive at the schoolhouse knowing that Peter has been there-not because of the smell of fresh paint, but because there’s a banjo propped up in a chair and the unmistakeable note of rocking out in the air. Self-classified as an Americana/Blues/Folk musician, Peter is well known among the local music scene, both as a solo artist and also as a drummer in The Cash band. We’re crazy excited that his cd’s will be available during the Sale to help spread his tunes. Check out his song Shelia’s Toes!

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Mackenzie is an award winning pie maker, a fast driver, and a screen printing mastermind. Kate is a designer, occasional neat freak, and tea drinking madwoman. They both believe in the power of good karma, air banding as a valid form of exercise, and that getting your hands dirty is a good way to keep your soul clean. Together they make up Team Meatbagz.

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  1. While Eastbound Jesus’s “Battle of the Band’s” win at SPAC will get them more recognition, they deserve it. Bands like Sirsy, Ten Year Vamp and many other popular Albany bands, better watch out. Eastbound Jesus will easily top those bands. Hopefully Eastbound Jesus will land bigger gigs in the Capital District area…maybe get booked for a slot for Lark St. Festival or the Tulip Fest. Maybe Eastbound Jesus will open for some national bands at the Egg or even the Times Union Center.

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