Nippertown – Fred Rudofsky’s Best of 2012

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We try to be a little humble here at Chandler Travis HQ, but really, how humble can a band be that refers to its leader “King of the World”?!? So please allow us to crow as the “Best of” lists start to roll out for 2012…

We want to thank Fred Rudofsky of Nippertown in Albany, NY for including us a total of four times in his lists of the best live music for 2012. The Philharmonic and Three-O were metioned twice each on his lists.  In addition, The Catbirds‘ debut full-length CD “Catbirds Say Yeah” is on Fred’s list of the Top Albums of 2012.

We think this is as good a time as any to let our Albany area friends know that we already have two area trips scheduled for 2013: The Catbirds will be making their debut at the Ale House in Troy on Saturday January 19 and the Chandler Travis Three-O will be returning to Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs on Friday March 15.
BEST BAR/TAVERN/COFFEE HOUSE PERFORMANCE
1. Candye Kane @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany, August 18
2. Billy Joe Shaver @ the Ale House, Troy, December 4
3. Los Straitjackets with the Knyghts of Fuzz @ the Ale House, Troy, October 3
4. The Chandler Travis Philharmonic with Pete LaBonne @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany, November 3
5. Hamell on Trial @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany, January 10
6. Scotty Mac & the Rockin’ Bonnevilles @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany, May 11 & November 11
7. Joe Louis Walker @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany, April 13
8. The Chris O’Leary Blues Band @ the Bayou Cafe, Albany, February 10
9. Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds @ the Garage at the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield, April 12
10. The Joe Krown Trio @ Red Square, Albany, March 27 & November 17
11. Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds @ Jillian’s, Albany, February 12
12. The Chandler Travis Three-0 @ the Ale House, Troy, June 16
13. The Figgs @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany, August 17
14. Grainbelt @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, December 14
15. Pete Anderson @ the Ale House, Troy, September 15
16. Scotty Mac’s Mods and Rockers @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany, April 7
17. Start Making Sense @ Jillian’s, Albany, May 18
18. Lost Bayou Ramblers @ Red Square, Albany, July 5
19. Bill Kirchen with Mark Gammsjager and John Tichy @ the Ale House, Troy, December 12

ONE OF A KIND EVENTS
1. J.B. Scott’s Reunion Party at Michael’s Banquet House, Latham, May 5
2. Pat Tiernan Benefit at Graney’s Stout, Albany, July 31
3. Chandler Travis Three-0 at the Bordens’ house party, July 21
4. New York State Blues Hall of Fame 2012 Inductions at Pauly’s Hotel, Albany, November 11
5. Green River Festival 2012 at Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, July 14-15
6. Chandler Travis Philharmonic at the Beat Street Record Shop, Troy, July 7

For more of Fred’s lists, head over to Nippertown and read the full post

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