Best of 2011: Ed Conway’s Top 10 Concerts

Chandler Travis (right) with his valet
Chandler Travis (right) with his singing valet Fred Boak performing at Riverlnk Park (photo by Stanley Johnson)

Here are my Top 10 concerts for 2011. Not all were in Nippertown, and this list is not in any particular order:

The Chandler Travis Philharmonic @ Riverlink Park, Amsterdam
“Local 518 Rock N Relief Fundraiser for Hurricane Victims” with Holly & Evan, the Blisterz, Bear Grass, the Knyghts of Fuzz, Charlie Watts Riots, more @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany (Read his review)
Josh Ritter/John Wesley Harding @ The Egg, Albany (Read his review)
Paul McCartney @ Yankee Stadium, NYC
Sonny Landreth @ Highline Ballroom, NYC
Ray Davies @ The Egg, Albany
Bela Fleck & the Flecktones @ The Egg, Albany
The Spampinato Brothers @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs (Read his review)
“Singer/Songwriter Night” with M.R. Poulopoulos, Matt Durfee, Tom Lindsay & Michael Eck @ Riverlink Park, Amsterdam
“The Clang Thang” with NRBQ, the Chandler Travis Philharmonic, David Greenberger & A Strong Dog, the Catbirds and more @ the Calrion Inn, East Windsor (Read his review.)

By Ed Conway, Nippertown writer and photographer


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  1. Fred says

    Great list!

  2. Ed Conway says

    As Fred the Valet pointed out, I only had 9 concerts. Through a few rewrites, I accidentally left off The Clang Thang in East Windsor Conn.

  3. Greg says

    Math has never been one of my strong suits either, Ed. Your list has now been amended to include your 10th selection.

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