Phish, David Bowie, Bob Dylan and Frank Pallett: Taking The Chance

Sometime in late 2002 I was interviewing Mike Gordon of Phish on the phone in advance of his appearance at the Woodstock Film Festival, for his film “Rising Low.” This was very early in my tenure at the Poughkeepsie Journal and USA Today Network. After we had talked about the film, I mentioned to MikeContinue reading “Phish, David Bowie, Bob Dylan and Frank Pallett: Taking The Chance”

#SaveOurStages: What was your best show at The Chance in Poughkeepsie?

Tucked away on a Poughkeepsie, New York side street is the entrance to a music venue that Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland of The Police are unlikely to ever forget. That’s because in October 1978 the soon-to-be-famous rock trio from England played an infamous show at this club — known over time as FrivolousContinue reading “#SaveOurStages: What was your best show at The Chance in Poughkeepsie?”

Machan Taylor, Danny Louis ‘Light the torch of love’ as they ‘Burn Down Babylon’ with new song

There is a post-mortem on 2020, a “Bridge Out Ahead” sign for 2021 and a riff that wags its finger at those of us unable or unwilling to come to grips with either. Danny Louis, multi-instrumentalist with Gov’t Mule, ignites a blaze with his guitar playing. And his horn playing delivers a subtle scene-setter thatContinue reading “Machan Taylor, Danny Louis ‘Light the torch of love’ as they ‘Burn Down Babylon’ with new song”