By Michael Turton
You better get ready, because your favorite uncle is about to pay a visit: Uncle Wade that is. The popular band will perform at 69 Main Street in Cold Spring on Saturday March 5 at 7:30 p.m., hosted by Philipstown info.
Uncle Wade is made up of local musicians Al Hemberger, Jerry Krenach, Andrew Revkin, Peter Rundquist and Art Labriola. “We’re blues, roots, country based” Labriola said in describing Uncle Wade’s music. “We play all different instruments – banjo, guitars, mandolins, slide guitar, accordion, drums and bass and we switch up.” River and train themes often find their way into Uncle Wade’s lyrics. A few of their song titles hint that an evening with Uncle Wade doesn’t just mean great tunes – but eclectic, musical fun as well: Muleskinner Blues, Spoonful, Chewing Gum, Fishing Blues, Green River Blues and Texas Cookin’ to mention a few. Their song “Arlington” is included on Neil Young’s Living With War song list. The thought provoking ballad describes how the national cemetery is slowly running out of room.
Limited seating is available on a first come, first served basis so plan on arriving a bit early. Refreshments available. Why not plan on contributing to the local economy by visiting a Cold Spring restaurant or bar before or after the concert? Learn more about Uncle Wade and hear a sampling of their music at: http://www.myspace.com/unclewade .
Also mark Wednesday, March 16 on your calendar for the next Listening Room at 69 Main Street.