The Town of Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department announces a great music line-up for the 4th annual RondeauFest on August 15th at the Mt. Sabattis Pavilion starting at 4pm and going until 9pm. Returning favorites include Sons of Octomom, featuring Eric Peter, Dog Town Cadillac, featuring Jennifer Raymond, formerly of Decadence, Bob Stump and Roadside Attraction, Deep Blue with local favorite John Wyle, and the Tupper Lake based, Jones Boys. Tickets are only $10, with those 18 and under being free.
Food will be sold on site by the ADK Trading Post featuring a menu serving Chicken in a Cup, Beef Brisket, Drinks & Dessert! Long Lake Events Coordinator, Steph Hample, will host a round of Noah John Rondeau Trivia, so brush up on your facts about the local Adirondack legend! To commemorate your experience there will also be T-shirts for sale to benefit the Long Lake Youth Recreation Program.
Kicking off the night Bob Stump and the Roadside Attraction featuring Singer songwriter Bob Stump and Fiddler Doug Moody. Bob Stump performs Americana music. His music is a hybrid of sounds, covering great guitar styles from the likes of Doc Watson, Big Bill Broonzy, Robert Johnson, Merle Travis and other greats. He combines this with his own high energy picking and story telling. His songs are played on XM Radio and a few have publishing deals in Nashville. The troubadour has played hundreds of gigs and shows from Montana to Austin, Nashville, New York, New England and the Adirondacks.
Fiddler Doug Moody is a classically trained street seasoned musician. Doug has performed in Austin, New Orleans, New York and Paris as well as countless places in between. He morphs into blues, gypsy jazz, country, bluegrass, folk, rock, and other genre. Doug is also an accomplished singer, in his younger days studying opera.
Following this opening set we have a local band from Tupper Lake, The Jones Boys. The Jones Boys hail from Tupper Lake playing original songs, rock & roll, blues and country music from the 50’s on up. Incorporating originals with tight hooks, and harmony. A dynamic rhythm section backs solid guitar licks, and scorching solos. You will hear anything from Johnny Cash, to the Beatles, Jethro Tull, to Tennessee Earnie Ford. The Jones Boys play all genres and appeal to all ages.
Following this local favorite we have Deep Blue. Deep Blue features Long Lake’s own John Weyl. The band delivers blues standards and contemporary gems, from Howlin’ Wolf and Buddy Guy to Coco Montoya and Robben Ford. The group draws upon a wealth of experience. Each member has played professionally for more than 25 years. They are able to leverage their instrumentation, which includes guitars, bass, drums, flute, harmonica, and saxophone to provide a jazzy blues groove that you must hear for yourself
The 2014 hit, Dog Town Cadillac, featuring female vocalist Jennifer Raymond from Decadence returns to RondeauFest for a second year. This is a band that runs on the fusing of rock and country music to produce a sound that gets you feet tapping and blood flowing. Jennifer Raymond Gadway- guitar and vocals, Archie Anderson – Lead guitar and vocals, Tim Howe – Bass and vocals and
Dickie Ogden – drums
Closing out the night with an Adirondack favorite the Sons of Octomom return to the pavilion state. The Sons of Octomom feature Eric Peter on lead guitar and vocals with Tyler Peter on drums and Jeff Belding on bass. Eric Peter is the talented and irreverent lead singer and guitarist for Sons of Octomom. He started singing at the age of three, and by 13 was playing guitar and harmonica. Early musical influences included Credence Clearwater Revival, The Beatles, Isaac Hayes, Janis Joplin, Marty Robbins, Johnny Horton, and Neil Young. After making the local rounds of garage bands, dances and talent shows during his teenage years in Schodack, NY, Eric was discovered at age 17 by a talent agent working with Nashville recording artist Mirinda (now known as Mirinda James). For three years, Eric performed with Mirinda and The American Country Band, and in 1987 was nominated for male vocalist of the year by the Northeast Country Music Association. Most recently, Eric has been performing throughout upstate New York as a solo artist, and playing together with the talents of Rocky and the Mooseknuckles, the Dark Marbles, and of course Sons of Octomom.
Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, picnic baskets and set up for an evening of great music. RondeauFest is located at the Mt. Sabattis Pavilion. Bring rain gear, warm clothing, acoustic instruments, drums, bug spray, sunscreen, face paint, friends, lawn chairs and a picnic. Tickets are $10 and kids 18 and under 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.
RondeauFest claims its name from Noah John Rondeau, a notorious Adirondack hermit, who dwelled at Cold River Flow in the woods north of Long Lake off and on for over eighteen years from 1929 until 1950. Noah John Rondeau wrote in code, distanced himself from civilization and lived off the land through harsh winters.