NRBQ Is Back?

Yeah, well, sorta.

Last week, an email from former NRBQ keyboardist Terry Adams showed up in the mailbox. It started out like this:

“Hello people, this is Terry.

I’m extremely happy to announce that, with the release of our new CD next week, my Quartet will be resuming the name NRBQ. After three years of playing music with Scott, Pete and Conrad under the name The Terry Adams Rock and Roll Quartet, I’m finally ready to continue doing what I know how to do best and that is to move NRBQ forward.

The new album, with cover art by Tom Ardolino, is called KEEP THIS LOVE GOIN’ and that is exactly what we’re going to do!”

You can read the announcement in its entirety here.

In other words, Adams is simply re-naming his current Rock and Roll Quartet as NRBQ. Of course, NRBQ has gone through quite a few various incarnations over the years – including the most recent edition featuring the Spampinato Brothers, who played the Ale House in Troy just two weeks ago – and this is just another one. Will the name change make any difference in what the band sounds like? Or what the band plays? Probably not, but you’ll get the chance to find out this weekend when The Terry Adams Rock and Roll Quartet – ooops, we mean NRBQ – plays a pair of album release shows in Nippertown.

The Bearsville Theater in Woodstock – which is billing the band as “Terry Adams & the New NRBQ” – hosts the band at 9pm on Saturday, with the Willie Amrod Band opening the show. Tix are $20 in advance; $25 at the door.

And The Linda in Albany – billing the band as “NRBQ’s Terry Adams and His Rock & Roll Quartet” – has ’em at 8pm on Sunday. Tix are $23.

  1. Jim Robinson says

    Great to see NRBQ rockin’ on. I used to see NRBQ when i was a little kid in the early 70’s at the Stanfordville, NY community day party. The band also used to hang out at a commune in Clinton Corners called Hearthstone Farm. Terry Adams has been a huge influence on me as a musician. He’s one of the main reasons I became a keyboard player…

  2. PhilthyRex says

    Yeah, and the band features Saratoga Springs and The Figgs own Pete Donnelly! “Keep This Love Going” features at least one of his songs as well! See you at the Linda!

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