Music Events

TIMOTHY SEAMAN TO GIVE CONCERT IN LONG LAKE ON JULY 23

Timothy Seaman, acoustic soloist, will give a concert at the United Methodist Church in Long Lake on Thursday, July 23, at 7:30 p.m. Mr. Seaman is a multi-instrumental player from Williamsburg, Virginia, whose focus is the hammered dulcimer and flute.

An English graduate of the College of William & Mary and veteran of nineteen years teaching school, Mr. Seaman has been involved in music, making it his sole endeavor since 1994. His music is a vibrant, self-styled blend of Appalachian, Classical, Celtic, and contemporary approaches using techniques he has developed to form arrangements with more emotional impact, narrative effect, and variety. He brings together an eclectic blend of music styles unlike any other. Sometimes the deep voice of his four-octave extended-range hammered dulcimer takes on the heart of a Chopin ballade, and at other times the festivity of an old-time mountain dance, or a glistening contemporary interpretation of a white-water canoe ride, or a highland hike among fir trees.

At a Seaman concert expect to be exhilarated, amused, awed, surprised, personally involved, and enriched by real substance. Mr. Seaman introduces every selection with stories, fascinating details, and word pictures to form a vivid context with humor, history, drama, science, and color.

Works in progress include an album, Hymns from Childhood; a second disc of folk hymn interpretations titled Loving Kindness and a disc of Baroque transcriptions; a compilation for ballroom dance; and, a fourth Christmas album and suite of new compositions on nature themes, both of which feature solo hammered dulcimer.

A reception to meet the artist will follow the concert. This concert is part of a series presented by the Long Lake Friends of Music and is partially funded by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Regrant Program. In Hamilton County, the Decentralization Program is administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, located in Blue Mountain Lake. Donations are appreciated to further fund the concert series. For more information, call 518.624.2056.

RondeauFest Live Music Line up for Long Lake in the Adirondacks

RondeauFest Scheduled to Rock Out August 16th

The Town of Long Lake announces the line up for the 3rd Annual RondeauFest Summer Music Event. The roster of acts include, Alex Smith and the Mountain Sound, Terry Chaiken, Fade to Blues, Dogtown Cadillac and the Sons of Octomom. These regional Adirondack musicians will showcase a variety of music from rock, blues, country, mountain surf and folk. The event will be held August 16th 4pm to 10pm. at the Mt. Sabattis Pavilion, entrance at 1100 Deerland Road, 6 Pavilion Way in Long Lake, NY.

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Sons of Octomom is mountain surf music from the heart of the Adirondacks. Hailing from Newcomb, NY, Father-Son duo, Eric Peter on lead guitar and vocals with Tyler Peter on drums. Eric Peter was discovered at age 17 by a talent agent working with Nashville recording artist Mirinda (now known as Mirinda James). In 1987 Eric was nominated for male vocalist of the year by the Northeast Country Music Association. Eric has played with the Hagar Brothers from Hee-Haw, Ray Peterson and Troy Shondell of the Shondells. Over the years Eric has played with Castle, White Horse, Uncle Wiggly and the Nightcrawlers and Live Bait. Most recently, Eric has been performing throughout upstate New York as a solo artist, and playing together with Rocky and the Mooseknuckles, the Dark Marbles and The Sons of Octomom. Tyler Peter is the “Typhoon” drummer for Sons of Octomom. Tyler sings and plays guitar, xylophone, and piano.

Dogtown-Cadillac

Jennifer Raymond, formerly of Decadence, is the lead singer and band leader of Dogtown Cadillac. Jennifer calls Schroon Lake her hometown and country music her first love. Dogtown Cadillac features Tim Howe, Dickie Ogden and Archie Anderson from the South Glens Falls, and Albany area. At RondeauFest Dogtown Cadillac will perform mostly originals written by Raymond. Jennifer has performed and shared the stage with Shooter Jennings, Drew Baldridge and has opened for Chase Rice. Jennifer can be heard on Decadence’s album, Love Loud which has received local, national and international airplay and she will be a featured vocalist on the upcoming album from Last Daze produced by Shooter Jennings.

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Fade to Blues features Brian Ready, Andrew Lynch, Dave Fisher, Skip Smaldone and Long Lake native Jay Lamica. Fade to Blues promises original, house-rocking blues in the tradition of the great Texas blues men Stevie Ray, Albert Collins, Albert King, T Bone Walker, and Johnny Winter. This summer the band has performed in Lake Placid, Wanakena, Tupper Lake, and at the I Love BBQ Festival in Lake Placid. They are looking to release a CD entitled “Born with the Blues” very soon.

Alex-Smith

Alex Smith and the Mountain Sound will be performing at RondeauFest in 2014. This summer Smith has been touring the country performing in Washington DC, Chicago, Fort Collins, CO, and Asheville, NC. Alex recently signed with Wepecket Island Records for his third album, Hamilton County.

Terry Chaiken, is a solo female artist who has been hosting Open Mic Night at the Adirondack Hotel since 2013. Terry has mastered her own unique sound as a solo female artist and is a popular favorite in Long Lake.
Local Long Lake Food Vendors will be on site selling and serving dinner. Look for the Cybercreek Café and The Cellar Restaurant and Pub to serve up a variety of festival favorites including pulled pork to sausage and peppers and more.

Tickets for the show are $10 and kids 18 and under are free. Fun activities at the event include tie-dying shirts, corn hole, ladder ball and more. All ticket sales are cash, sorry no credit cards. No glass bottles are permitted on site. This event will happen rain or shine. The Long Lake Little Bus will be running shuttle service starting at 3:45pm until the show is over. Call 518-323-5000 for a ride.

Line Up. All times subject to change without notice.

4:00pm Alex Smith and the Mountain Sound, Adirondack singer -songwriter
5:00pm Terry Chaiken, Solo Female artist, originals and covers
6:00pm Fade to Blues, rich, rocking blues sound
7:15pm Dogtown Cadillac, country rock with Jennifer Raymond
8:15pm Sons of Octomom, Featuring Eric Peter, Mountain Surf

For more information mylonglake.com

Tony Jenkins Jazz Trip to Play Long Lake Columbus Day Weekend

Celebrate Columbus Day weekend in a cabaret style setting and revel in the dulcet jazz of the talented group, The Tony Jenkins Jazz Trip. This concert will be presented free of charge by the Town of Long Lake at the Long Lake Town Hall on October 12th at 7pm. The Tony Jenkins Jazz Trip has played Adirondack jazz circuit extensively, fans have seen them play in Glens Falls, Lake George and nearby in North Creek. The Tony Jenkins Jazz Trip last played Long Lake in 2009 and we are looking forward to their return!

The band consists of Anthony Jenkins, Frank Conti, Greg Brown and Ted MacKenzie. Anthony Jenkins held his first guitar at the age of 13. It was an instant and magical connection which would result in a lifelong love of playing and writing music. A self-taught musician who grew up in Newark, NJ. In 1997, Anthony moved to Glens Falls, NY and set a goal to venture forward with his true passion, jazz, and worked diligently to form his current band, The Tony Jenkins Jazz Trip. The group performs original compositions and favorite jazz standards.

Frank Conti, saxophone and flute, is originally from western New York. He received music degrees from Shenandoah Conservatory of Music in Virginia and Fredonia State University. He was a member of the US Army Band during the Vietnam era. In 2002, he retired as band director at Johnsburg Central School.

Greg Brown, bass, was born and raised in the Bronx, NY. In 1975 he studied the bass with the Jazz Mobile workshop in NYC. That same year he went on to tour with the Flamingo’s. In 1978 he toured with Dollar Brand in Europe, Africa, and Japan. In 1984 he moved to the North Country where he is currently performing with Ray Alexander at the Sagamore Hotel and the Tony Jenkins Jazz Trip.

Ted MacKenzie, drums, was born in South “Philly”, Pa. He is a third generation drummer named after his grandfather from the Highlands of Scotland. After attending Berklee College of Music, Ted became a full time drum instructor and studied in NYC with Sonny Igoe, Henry Adler and Jim Chapin.

Be sure to check out this talented group of musicians on October 12th at the Long Lake Town Hall and enjoy a selection of desserts at this cabaret style concert. Make a day of it and stop by the Long Lake Harvest Craft Fair from 10am-3pm, also at the Long Lake Town Hall or take advantage of a hike with Certified Guide Spencer Morrissey. For more information on all Columbus Day Weekend events, call 518-624-3077.

RondeauFest Music Fair July 27th, Long Lake NY

Bluegrass, Americana, Folk.

It’s the ultimate way to feel “Long Lakey” Join the Town of Long Lake and three great bands for an afternoon of great Folk, Bluegrass, Americana sound on Saturday, July 27th at 2pm – 9pm at Mt. Sabattis Pavilion, located across from the LL Post Office/Route 30.

The Blind Owl Band 2-4 Blind Owl Band video Link
Chasing Blue 4:30 – 6 Video: Chasing Blue, Two Broken Wings
Rosco Bandana 6:30 – 9 Rosco Bandana, Time to Begin Video

This collection of bands represents the Adirondacks, Massachusetts and Gulfport Mississippi.

Kids under 18 are free. Adults $10.

This event is how it goes. We get you a shuttle bus from your home or lodging to get you to the show. The shuttle drives all over town all day long from the beach to the Pavilion, so if you start to get hot, you can take it to the beach, go swimming and COME BACK. I know, it’s that easy.

You can drive if you want, but you don’t have to.

Parking is free.

Wait, how do I get there? Well in Long Lake, we’re what you call, kind of off the radar, so for GPS maps or google maps, enter in 1100 Deerland Road. That gets you to the bottom of the hill. Then drive up to the top and park.

We want you to have a good time while your here.

We’ll have Smokin’ Horseshoes BBQ from Tupper Lake on Site serving up Pulled Pork, traditional BBQ and Hot Dogs and Hamburgers.

Bounce House for the kiddoes and more games. Bring cardboard and they can slide down the hill.

Advice – it gets buggy at night, bring a flashlight to get back to your car after dark. Lawn chairs and coolers are welcome. We ask for no glass bottles to keep broken glass at a minimum. And other than that.. it’s a great day of music rain or shine.

Join us.

A family event.

For more info 518.624.3077

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts, administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.

RondeauFest Brings New Upcoming Acts

July 27th – Save the date. It’s a Bluegrass, Americana Festival of Live Music. Bands booked include, The Blind Owl Band, Chasing Blue and Rosco Bandana on the Hard Rock Records Label. For a great time check out the rockin’ show at the Mt. Sabattis Pavilion. Saturday, July 27th. Show is 2pm – 9pm. $10 bucks. Kids under 18 are free. We have a shuttle, leave the car at home, give us a call and we’ll pick you up in the town limits. Come by boat and we’ll pick you up at the dock. You won’t want to miss out on this fest. We’ll be adding fun food, activities galore and a good Long Lakey time… Here’s a link to Rosco Bandana’s Brand New Video.

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts, administered in Hamilton County NY by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.

RondeauFest Long Lake NY All Day Music Fest!

RondeauFest is a brand new all-day music festival August 18, 2012 starting at noon in Long Lake NY. RondeauFest will be held rain or shine at the Long Lake Ball Field, 1167 Main Street sponsored by The Town of Long Lake. Tickets are $15 and kids under 12 are free.

The name RondeauFest harkens back to the frontier lifestyle emulated by Adirondack hermit, Noah John Rondeau, who lived a self-sustained life in the woods north of Long Lake on and off for over eighteen years. Rondeau would sometimes spend time in and around Long Lake even having his photo taken right near the site of this event. Rondeau’s hermitage was located northeast of Long Lake in wildest country in the Adirondacks along the Cold River. Rondeaufest is a celebration of Rondeau’s self-sustaining frontier spirit.

In addition to seven outstanding bands taking the stage on Saturday look for a variety of vendors and local businesses on site. Robot Zone, sponsored by Clarkson University and North Country Children’s Museum will feature activities for kids with on-site robot demonstrations, Lego robots, remote controllers, and a robot that shoots basketballs. Other guests include: Lifeflight, The Center for Donation and Transplant, North County Kettle Corn, a Salon-quality Feather Hair Extension Artist, Incapacho Artisans, The Adirondack Trading Post, Graham Central Station, and the Long Lake Lions Club.

RondeauFest Bands

All times are tentative and subject to change without notice.

12 pm: Jamie Sutliff, Barry Gregson & Michele Roussel
Jamie and Barry have playing together for over 26 years and plan to wow you with original music and Michele Roussel’s powerhouse vocals. Blues, rock and folk blues and lots of originals. Most of the songs you’ll hear in the set are penned by Sutliff. Look for a great set of covers and originals by this dynamic trio to open up the Fest – slated for noon.

1pm: The Dark Marbles

Deb Stuppiello, Tony Stuppiello, Eric Peter, Yod Crewsy

This power-pop garage rock band has been around since 1987 and just released an 18-song studio recording entitled “Variety Pack. ” “Deep from the inner depths of some beat up garage, the Dark Marbles awake and step out into the moonlight to provide your soul with sounds from a time machine.” The Dark Marbles started recording their just released “Variety Pack” CD in 2000 and finished the project at Robby Takac’s (Bass player for the Goo Goo Dolls) GCR Studio in Buffalo, NY with engineer Justin Rose. The Dark Marbles are set to go at 1pm. Lineup includes Eric Peter on lead guitar, Deb Stuppiello on bass, Tony Stuppiello on drums and Yod Crewsy on vocals and guitar.

2pm: The Blind Owl Band

The Blind Owl Band

Paul Smiths, NY-based Bluegrass band The Blind Owl Band formed in 2011 after meeting at Paul Smith’s College. “Rabble Rousing” is the band’s debut album. It’s 13 tracks of bluegrass and original string music. The band’s influences range from the Allman Brothers, Bob Dylan, Jaco Pastorius and The Whompers.

In 2012 The Blind Owl Band played in Hartford, CT, Kingston, NY, Burlington, VT, Peterborough, NH as well as a variety of venues in the Adirondacks. Look for a foot stomping good time when the Blind Owl Band hits the RondeauFest stage at 2pm.

3pm: The Fat River Kings

Brian Beaudin, Steve Signell, Jason Hall are the Fat River Kings

The Fat River Kings are a genre-hopping American roots band specializing in unique arrangements and tight harmonies. The Fat River Kings take turns singing lead vocals on originals and covers while collectively supplying three-part harmonies on roots songs drawn from musical styles including rock, country, Celtic, bluegrass, reggae and the occasional sea shanty. Brian Beaudin on Bass, Guitar, Pennywhistle, Tuba, Trombone.
Jason Hall, Vocals, Keyboards and Steve Signell Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo, Harmonica.

4pm: Jeff Umbehauer

Jeff’s music style, Americana, has been influenced by Bob Dylan, Steve Goodman, John Prine, Bonnie Raitt, Arlo Guthrie, The Beatles, Jack Johnson, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, James Taylor, Bob Marley, The Grateful Dead, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald as well as various folk and bluegrass artists. Jeff has four cd’s out as both a solo artist and with his bluegrass band, “Blackjack.” Look for a broad range of tunes and original styles ranging from folk to reggae when Jeff hits the stage at RondeauFest. Jeff is well-known in the Pennsylvania and New Jersey music scene playing festivals and clubs including Camp Jam, Musikfest, Mayfair and many more.

5pm: The Grip Weeds

NY/NJ- based rock band The Grip Weeds will play their debut show in the Adirondack region on Saturday, August 18th, at RondeauFest in Long Lake, NY. The Grip Weeds are favorites of fellow musician and New Jersey native Steven Van Zandt (Bruce Springsteen, The Sopranos) and are regularly featured on his Sirius/XM and internationally syndicated radio show The Underground Garage.

The critically-acclaimed quartet consists of brothers Kurt and Rick Reil (on drums and guitar respectively), Kristin Pinell (guitar) and Dave DeSantis (bass)– All four sing, and surrounded by their vintage equipment they’re a blast of perfect radio-friendly guitar-pop, psychedelic enough to appeal to record junkies and Sixties-retro fans, but edgy enough to fit into a modern-rock set.

The band just released their first live album Speed Of Live (Ground Up), described as “non-stop energy– a sweat-soaked high-octane burst of psychedelic power pop”.

6pm: The 4i Band

This five piece band from the Binghamton, NY region plays a wide variety of classic rock, blues, jam-band music, and originals. The 4i Band regularly plays in and around the New York State wine country. The 4i band just played the Cortland Arts and Wine Festival, and has also been spotted at the Black Bear Winery in Chenango Forks, and Owego Strawberry Festival Block Party. They will be playing out the end of RondeauFest with an extended length set ready to sweep the crowd with dancing, raucous fun.

RondeauFest will be on the Long Lake Town Ball Field under a tent. RondeauFest will be located next to Jennings Park Pond and the weather can range from hot and sunny, to cool, breezy and wet. Anything goes. Prepare for all of it. Bring layers, rain gear, acoustic instruments, drums, bug spray, socks, sunscreen, friends, lawn chair and a cooler.

Event guests will be required to wear wristbands to access the event site. Tickets are $15 and kids under 12 are free. All ticket sales are cash, sorry no credit cards. No glass bottles are permitted on site. This event will happen rain or shine.

Carpooling is recommended. There is limited parking in Long Lake. Parking will be available at Long Lake Central School, the Long Lake Town Hall and Mt. Sabattis Parking Lot on Deerland Road. For advance tickets stop in at the Town Offices, 1130 Deerland Road, Long Lake, NY or call 518.624.3077 for more information.

www.mylonglake.com

Shonen Knife Worldwide Tour Lands in Long Lake NY

If you are in and around the Long Lake area hopefully you’ve seen posters for the upcoming concert for Shonen Knife. I’ve been getting a lot of questions, like “Why Shonen Knife?” “Who is Shonen Knife?” Is it like a Ginsu Knife? Can I get one on the shopping channel?

No, no no…. It’s an underground all-female Japanese pop-punk band hailing from Osaka, Japan and they are heading to Long Lake, NY as one of the stops on their 30th Anniversary Tour. They’ve had an eclectic career, line up changes galore and a sizzling wardrobe that showcases their colorful personalities and they’ve just released their 18th album “Pop Tune” What’s not to love?

Ok – fine, why Long Lake? Well if I told you how I find these people, I would be giving away trade secrets. Let’s just say it’s great to have a close personal tie to the Buffalo Music Scene and a roster of talented friends and musicians with lots of unusual leads.

Is it a risk bringing this band up here? You bet! This is not a traditional country or bluegrass band. Oh no. It’s a thrashy, edgy, guitar licking, power-pop band singing about paperclips and cats and lyrics reminiscent of ice cream cones and anime dreams. So in order to bring this band up here the Parks, Rec & Tourism Office wrote a grant to get funding to get them to make a stop on the tour. Decentralization funding was awarded and the band was booked. Where else would you get this kind of act five hours from New York City in the middle of the Adirondacks for 15 bucks?

Long Lake is all about expecting the unexpected. So I’d like to give a shout out to Good Charamel Records, Robby Takac and Miyoko Hayakawa for helping bring this cool band up to the Adirondacks.

Vacationing in the Adirondacks is kind of like going to a buffet. One day you can hit a canoe route, the next catch some flavorful rock and roll all the way from Japan and the next check out Planet Adirondack at The Wild Center.

So anyway, this tourism director (me) got to do a one and one via email with Naoko Yamano and here are her answers unfiltered.

Catch the show! Saturday, July 28, 2012, Mt. Sabattis Pavilion – Entrance located at 1100 Deerland Road. Tickets $15.

Questions for Naoko and Shonen Knife for Long Lake, NY Adirondacks.
Naoko, vocal & guitar answered:

First of all we are thrilled Shonen Knife will be visiting the Adirondacks on July 28th in New York State this year. Thank you!
Naoko: You are welcome and we are very happy to visit the Adirondacks.
Have you ever heard of the Adirondacks?
Naoko: I’ve never heard of it before. I looked up through internet and found that it’s a beautiful place.
Most people in Long Lake have not heard of Shonen Knife. For someone new to Shonen Knife what albums do you recommend they listen to first?
Naoko: I recommend “Pop Tune” album. It is the most happy, cheerful album. It’s made by the present members, Ritsuko, Emi and I, the most powerful lineup.
What can fans expect in Long Lake for their introduction to Shonen Knife?
Naoko: We’d like to play enjoyable show and make people happy through our music.
I love the video for Perfect Freedom – Long Lake looks like the location in your video! Will you be performing that song on the tour this summer? I HOPE!
Naoko: Thank you very much! We took that video at a big park but it isn’t huge like Long Lake. I’ll make a set list now. I’d like to answer to your request.

What songs get most requested?
Naoko: Since we have more than one hundred repertories, we get requests for many songs like Banana Chips, Twist Barbie, Bear Up Bison, I wanna eat Chocobars, Riding on the Rocket, Cobra versus Mongoose and … so many.

Did you ever get to meet the Ramones?
Naoko: Yes. I first met them in 1995. Since then, I saw them some more times. I wrote the story about it on this page.
http://www.shonenknife.net/discs/discs_osaka_ramones.html
Please scroll this page.
How great was it to celebrate 30 years of Shonen Knife with a tribute to the Ramones? Did you hear from any of the remaining Ramones about the album?
Naoko: I like Joey’s solo album. It’s fancy.
How did you start working with Good Charamel Records?
Naoko: 5 years ago, Good Charamel invited me to join the recording of their label band called the Juliet Dagger. I played the guitar and sang for some songs.
Since then we got to know each other.

Shonen Knife has been on the music scene for over 30 years, what keeps you going?
Naoko: I never look back and just look “near future”. I think it makes me keep going. Actually I’m lazy and did never reconsideration and having a future plan, though.

Who wrote the songs on Pop Tune?
Naoko: I wrote all songs on Pop Tune album.

What inspires you to write and how long from pen to paper to music does it take you to write a song?
Naoko: I wrote 9 songs in 9 weeks. The last song of Pop Tune album “Move on” was written 2 years ago.

What inspires you to write your music?
Naoko: My daily life and experience, my favorite things like sweets. Then I expand these things with my imagination.
I wrote my introduction for songs here ↓
http://shonenknifeofficial.tumblr.com/post/23916864490/from-naoko

How do you keep your energy up while on tour?
Naoko: Playing tennis and keep healthy my physical.

What is your favorite American food to eat?
Naoko: I like American peanuts, mushroom veggie burger, BLT sandwiches and I can’t remember. Everything is good.

How important is technology (cell phones & internet) to what you do?
Naoko: Internet is very useful for us because I can answer your e-mail interview very easily.
I can send this anytime, even in the midnight.
I think too much technology destroy humanity. We have to use technology but shouldn’t be controlled by it.

What’s the biggest show you have ever played?
Naoko: At some rock festivals. Fuji Rock Festival in Japan, Reading Festival in UK, Big Day Out in Australia and NZ, Lollapalooza tour, too.
Opened up for Nirvana shows were big, too.

How long will you keep playing music?
Naoko: I can’t imagine. As long as I can.

Have you ever had your songs on TV? Movies? Commercials? Anime? And which ones? My 12 year old son can’t wait to meet you!
Naoko: Yes. There are so many times and I can’t remember. For Anime, our song “Buttercup” was used for “The Powerpuff Girls”. Our cover of “Top of the World” was used for a movie and CM for Microsoft.
“Ah, Singapore” was used for a movie, too. And we have many more.

How much does American culture affect what you do?
Naoko: Without conscious, I often write songs related American culture. For example, I’ve wrote songs about Barbie doll, Jelly Beans, Bison, All you can eat restaurant in America.

Why is most of your music in English? Do you do two versions of your music? One English and one Japanese? Why English?
Naoko: For me, English is a language of Rock Music because I like American and British rock bands. For some albums, I wrote Japanese lyrics and English lyrics as bilingual songs. For me, English is more getting along my melody lines. Also my English lyrics aren’t so difficult and I’m sure many Japanese understand it. I put lyrics and Japanese translation on inner leaflet of Japanese CD.

You have a fabulous wardrobe, bright, bold, happy, colors that pop. Will we get to see some of your fashion on stage this summer in Long Lake on the tour? Who designs the outfits?
Naoko: Yes, of course. My younger sister Atsuko, who is our original member of Shonen Knife, designs and make the outfits. We are inspired by 60’s and 70’s fashion.

When will you record next?
Naoko: We’ve just released “Pop Tune” and go to UK/Europe tour after North American tour. We can record after next summer, I think.

How many albums have you recorded?
Naoko: 1 cassette album, 16 original full album and 1 cover album, totally, I think.

What’s the weirdest place you’ve ever performed a show?
Naoko: We always play at cool places.

Long Lake has a year round population of 711 people in 449 square miles. What is the smallest town you have ever played in?
Naoko: Wow 711 people!!! But 449 miles is so huge. 711 people town is the smallest, I think. I wish 712 people.
712 is our secret number. In Japanese, we pronounce Seven is Nana, One is Ichi and 2 is Ni or Futatsu.
Take the first sound of each word. Na-na, I-chi Fu-tasu = Na – I – Fu = naifu = Knife
I feel destiny between Shonen Knife and Long Lake.

What’s next for Shonen Knife?
Naoko: I can’t wait to go to Long Lake and see people. Keep on rockin’!

Shonen Knife is an all-girl power pop punk-rock trio hailing from Osaka, Japan. On July 28th, 2012 Shonen Knife will be performing at the Mt. Sabattis Pavilion in Long Lake with White Mystery as the opener. Doors Open at 5pm. Concert Starts at 6pm. Tickets are $15 and kids under 12 are free. Call 518.624.3077 for info. Tickets are cash or check only. Sorry, no credit cards. T-shirts and merch will be available on site!

The Mt. Sabattis Pavilion is a covered open-air facility. It is recommended to bring coolers, lawn chairs, a flashlight and flat shoes for the uneven ground.

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts, administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.

4th of July Long Lake Music on the Beach

The Jay Walken Band to Play Long Long Lake July 4th

The Town of Long Lake’s 4th of July Celebration culminates in a terrific rock and roll show on the Long Lake Town Beach with the Jay Walken Band. Jay Lamica is the drummer for the Plattsburg based band and he was born and raised in Long Lake.

Questions for the Band:

How long has the band been together?

The present line-up has been together for 6yrs. Jamie VanEtten on lead guitar & lead vocals, Tom Nisen on lead guitar and lead vocals, Jim Chauvin on Bass guitar and lead vocals, Jay Lamica, drums and lead vocals.

What is the weirdest gig you’ve ever played?

The most unusual gig has got to be when we were selected to do a live “on-air” radio performance in St. Albans, VT. When we arrived we were informed that we couldn’t do anything electric, just acoustic guitars, and no drums !!! Hummm, what were we gonna do ? Ok, pull out the acoustics, put the bass players amp 40ft down the hallway, I used a music stand as my drumset, ( with brushes ) and we played a bluegrass tune called ” Sittin’ on top of the world”. It came off like gangbusters !! Whew….pulled it off, no prob.

What is the most requested son?

The most requested song still to this day is “Sweet Home Alabama” by Skynyrd.

What can folks expect for the 4th of July?

On the 4th, our fans can expect to hear a top notch show focused around today’s new country music, and lots of classic and southern rock with some blues and originals as well. The name of our summer 2012 tour is called “Tattoos, Bars and Guitars.

July 4th
Long Lake, NY

10am Kids Games
Long Lake Ball Field
1167 Main Street
Route 30

Egg Toss, Relays, Kid’s Scavenger, Sack Races, Hula Hoop Races

Long Lake Town Beach

5pm Bed Races over the Bridge LL Town Beach

6pm The Jay Walken Band featuring Country and Rock and Roll

Penelope the Clown
North Country Kettle Corn
Strawberry Shortcake by the Boy Scout Troops
BBQ by the Fire Department

Fireworks At Dusk –

Thanks to our 4th of July Fireworks Sponsors

Whitney Industries – Mary Lou Whitney and John Hendrickson
Community Bank NY – Long Lake Branch
Camp Zamp
Shortridge Landscaping
Raquette Lake Navigation
Wallace Contracting
Hoss’s Country Corner
Green Harbor Motel & Cottages
The Hedges
Long Lake Real Estate
Order of the Eastern Star, State of New York, Abenaque Chapter # 745
The American Legion Post 650
Britton Inn and Cabin, George & Shirley Britton
Chax Handmade Knives
Dr. Russell Rider
Ali Baba’s Liquor Store
Paul H. Roalsvig, Attorney

Japanese Power Trio Shonen Knife to play Long Lake 2012

The underground all-female Japanese pop-punk band, Shonen Knife, will be performing in Long Lake on Saturday, July 28th at the Mt. Sabattis Pavilion. The concert starts at 6pm. (Scroll down to the bottom for more details on the venue) The band is heavily influenced by 1960’s girl groups, pop bands and early punk rock acts such as the Ramones. The trio maintains an underground garage rock sound rooted in edgy instrumentation.

Shonen Knife has been performing around the world and this year marks their 30th Anniversary and The Town of Long Lake in the Adirondacks will be welcoming them.

Alexandra Roalsvig, The Director of the Town of Long Lake’s Parks and Recreation Department reached out to Naoko with a series of questions to introduce them to the upstate audience.

In her own words…
Questions for Naoko and Shonen Knife for Long Lake, NY Adirondacks.

Naoko, vocal & guitar answered:
First of all we are thrilled Shonen Knife will be visiting the Adirondacks on July 28th in New York State this year.  Thank you!

Naoko: You are welcome and we are very happy to visit the Adirondacks.

Have you ever heard of the Adirondacks?

Naoko:  I’ve never heard of it before.  I looked up through internet and found that it’s a beautiful place.

Most people in Long Lake have not heard of Shonen Knife.  For someone new to Shonen Knife what albums do you recommend they listen to first?

Naoko: I recommend “Pop Tune” album.  It is the most happy, cheerful album.  It’s made by the present members, Ritsuko, Emi and I, the most powerful lineup.

What can fans expect in Long Lake for their introduction to Shonen Knife?

Naoko: We’d like to play enjoyable show and make people happy through our music.

I love the video for Perfect Freedom – Long Lake looks like the location in your video!  Will you be performing that song on the tour this summer?  I HOPE!

Naoko: Thank you very much!  We took that video at a big park but it isn’t huge like Long Lake.  I’ll make a set list now.  I’d like to answer to your request.


What songs get most requested?

Naoko: Since we have more than one hundred repertories, we get requests for many songs like Banana Chips, Twist Barbie, Bear Up Bison, I wanna eat Chocobars, Riding on the Rocket, Cobra versus Mongoose and … so many.


Did you ever get to meet the Ramones?

Naoko: Yes.  I first met them in 1995.  Since then, I saw them some more times.  I wrote the story about it on this page.

http://www.shonenknife.net/discs/discs_osaka_ramones.html
Please scroll this page.

How great was it to celebrate 30 years of Shonen Knife with a tribute to the Ramones?  Did you hear from any of the remaining Ramones about the album?

Naoko: I like Joey’s solo album.  It’s fancy.

How did you start working with Good Charamel Records?


Naoko: 5 years ago, Good Charamel invited me to join the recording of their label band called the Juliet Dagger.  I played the guitar and sang for some songs. Since then we got to know each other.


Shonen Knife has been on the music scene for over 30 years, what keeps you going?

Naoko: I never look back and just look “near future”.  I think it makes me keep going.  Actually I’m lazy and did never reconsideration and having a future plan, though.


Who wrote the songs on Pop Tune?

Naoko:  I wrote all songs on Pop Tune album.


What inspires you to write and how long from pen to paper to music does it take you to write a song?

Naoko: I wrote 9 songs in 9 weeks.  The last song of Pop Tune album “Move on” was written 2 years ago.


What inspires you to write your music?

Naoko:  My daily life and experience, my favorite things like sweets.  Then I expand these things with my imagination.
I wrote my introduction for songs here ↓

http://shonenknifeofficial.tumblr.com/post/23916864490/from-naoko


How do you keep your energy up while on tour?

Naoko: Playing tennis and keep healthy my physical.


What is your favorite American food to eat?

Naoko: I like American peanuts, mushroom veggie burger, BLT sandwiches and I can’t remember.  Everything is good.


How important is technology (cell phones & internet) to what you do?

Naoko: Internet is very useful for us because I can answer your e-mail interview very easily.
I can send this anytime, even in the midnight. I think too much technology destroy humanity.  We have to use technology but shouldn’t be controlled by it.


What’s the biggest show you have ever played?

Naoko: At some rock festivals.  Fuji Rock Festival in Japan, Reading Festival in UK, Big Day Out in Australia and NZ, Lollapalooza tour, too. Opened up for Nirvana shows were big, too.


How long will you keep playing music?

Naoko: I can’t imagine.  As long as I can.


Have you ever had your songs on TV?  Movies?  Commercials? Anime?  And which ones?   My 12 year old son can’t wait to meet you!

Naoko: Yes.  There are so many times and I can’t remember.  For Anime, our song “Buttercup” was used for “The Powerpuff Girls”.  Our cover of “Top of the World” was used for a movie and CM for Microsoft.“Ah, Singapore” was used for a movie, too.  And we have many more.


How much does American culture affect what you do?

Naoko: Without conscious, I often write songs related American culture.  For example, I’ve wrote songs about Barbie doll, Jelly Beans, Bison, All you can eat restaurant in America.


Why is most of your music in English? Do you do two versions of your music?  One English and one Japanese?  Why English?

Naoko: For me, English is a language of Rock Music because I like American and British rock bands.  For some albums, I wrote Japanese lyrics and English lyrics as bilingual songs.  For me, English is more getting along my melody lines.  Also my English lyrics aren’t so difficult and I’m sure many Japanese understand it.  I put lyrics and Japanese translation on inner leaflet of Japanese CD.


You have a fabulous wardrobe, bright, bold, happy, colors that pop.  Will we get to see some of your fashion on stage this summer in Long Lake on the tour?  Who designs the outfits?

Naoko: Yes, of course.  My younger sister Atsuko, who is our original member of Shonen Knife, designs and make the outfits.  We are inspired by 60’s and 70’s fashion.


When will you record next?

Naoko: We’ve just released “Pop Tune” and go to UK/Europe tour after North American tour.  We can record after next summer, I think.


How many albums have you recorded?

Naoko: 1 cassette album, 16 original full album and 1 cover album, totally, I think.


What’s the weirdest place you’ve ever performed a show?

Naoko: We always play at cool places.


Long Lake has a year round population of 711 people in 449 square miles.  What is the smallest town you have ever played in?

Naoko: Wow 711 people!!!  But 449 miles is so huge.  711 people town is the smallest, I think.  I wish 712 people.

712 is our secret number.  In Japanese, we pronounce Seven is Nana, One is Ichi and 2 is Ni or Futatsu.
Take the first sound of each word.  Na-na, I-chi Fu-tasu = Na – I – Fu = naifu = Knife
I feel destiny between Shonen Knife and Long Lake.


What’s next for Shonen Knife?

Naoko: I can’t wait to go to Long Lake and see people.  Keep on rockin’!

Shonen Knife is an all-girl power pop punk-rock trio hailing from Osaka, Japan. On July 28th, 2012 Shonen Knife will be performing at the Mt. Sabattis Pavilion in Long Lake with White Mystery as the opener. Doors Open at 5pm. Concert Starts at 6pm. Tickets are $15 and kids under 12 are free. Call 518.624.3077 for info. Tickets are cash or check only. Sorry, no credit cards. T-shirts and merch will be available on site!

The Mt. Sabattis Pavilion located off of Deerland Road, Route 30 in Long Lake. The Pavilion is a covered open-air facility. It is recommended to bring coolers, lawn chairs, a flashlight and flat shoes for the uneven ground.

Directions to Mt. Sabattis Pavilion

Entrance located at 1100 Deerland Road and look for the signs.

Mt. Sabattis Pavilion is located at the very top of the Mt. Sabattis Recreation Area in Long Lake NY. The road up is located at the intersection of South Hill Road and Route 28N/30 across from the Long Lake Post Office. If you get lost – stop at an area business, the friendly folks will be happy to tell you where to find the Pavilion.

For GPS – or mapquest directions enter the address of 1100 Deerland Road, Long Lake NY.

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts, administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.

OcktoberPETfest, Long Lake NY Highlight Video

On Saturday, October 8, 2011 the Town of Long Lake and the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts collaborated together for OcktoberPETfest. The event featured a craft fair, a magician, bounce house, a Pet Parade Contest, Pet Agility Course, a Pet Maze and a Punkin’ Chunkin’ Competition.

It was a beautiful fall day and we thank all our vendors and guests for coming out. Special Thanks to the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts for their support and great staff and as always enriching our events! Always remember to support your Arts Center so we can keep bringing you great events all year long.

Thank you to our vendors, the Long Lake Artisan’s Cooperative, The Long Lake Lions Club, Flavor, Cybercreek Cafe for providing us with the great yummy food.

Most of all thank you to our Punkin’ Catapult Builders. Brittney Olbert & Trevor with Tamarack Attacks – the ultimate Winners plus The Dominator built by Chris Howe, Thom Ross, Nick Luxford and Jimmy Waite’s “Puppies Love to Fly” (I’ll fact check back at the office) No animals were hurt in the Pet Parade or the Punkin Chunkin Competition!

Click here to watch a highlight video featuring “It’s Not the Fall That Hurts” by The Caesars.

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