RondeauFest August 15th

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. Don’t miss this roster comprised of talented musicians, including Sons of Octomom, Dog Town Cadillac, Bob Stump and Roadside Attraction, Deep Blue, and The Jones Boys. Tickets are only $10, with those 18 and under being free. The Little Bus will be running across town, providing ride from your doorstep to the show! Call 323-5000 for a ride!

Eric Peter Leads the Sons of Octomom, returning to the RondeauFest stage in 2015

Eric Peter Leads the Sons of Octomom, returning to the RondeauFest stage in 2015

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. The result is a very exciting combination of sounds. Doug has toured with numerous bands over the years from the south to north and across the pond. Performing 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, we play the kind of music that gets your foot tapping and head rocking. 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. There’s a new music wave and its color is Deep Blue. These talented musicians deliver an exciting live blues experience that is sure to get you on the dance floor. The band delivers a tasty performance of 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

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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.

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