LIVE: Rhythm On the Ridge @ Maple Ski Ridge, 6/9/12

Dan Johnson & His Expert Sidemen
Dan Johnson & His Expert Sidemen

Photograph by Al Goldberg

For the third consecutive year, the Rhythm On the Ridge fest at Maple Ski Ridge in Rotterdam was moved indoors due to the threat of rain. In truth, the weather turned out to be pretty beautiful, but earlier in the morning when the indoor/outdoor decision had to be made, it certainly didn’t look like it was gonna work out that way.

No matter. Plenty of fun was had by all who attended.

And there was a great bunch of roots music in the two indoor locations, including Flood Road, Three Quarter North, Dan Johnson & His Expert Sidemen (seen above), CB Smith & the Lucky Devils, Lost Radio Rounders (with special guest Steven Clyde on bass), Ramblin Jug Stompers and lots more.

Next year, the weather’s gonna be perfect…

NOTE: Dan Johnson & His Expert Sidemen reconvene at Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany tonight, as they host another of their semi-regular Americana Tuesday concerts. Special guests tonight include the Dirty Bourbon River Show (who describe their sound as “New Orleans Gypsy folk circus rock music”) and Jack & the Bear. The festivities begin at 8pm, and admission is $5.

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  1. J. Peter Yakel says

    We surely seem to draw the moisture out of the air when we set the date for the Rhythm on the Ridge Music Fest every year. The good news, as you mentioned, is that we can continue the fest and music, uninterrupted on our two indoor stage areas if need be, which is exactly what we did on Saturday. Worked out great. Sunday, it was beautiful outside, and we ran the music on our outdoor stage, and the sound across the expanse of Maple Ski Ridge was music to the ears. next year, rain or shine, we’ll have another great weekend of music and activities, so if you missed this time around, be sure to visit in 2013! Thanks to Nippertown for keeping everyone plugged into this, and other, local music events.

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