The Tradition hits Putnam Place on Friday and Plans for New Album in Early 2022
The Tradition was originally formed as an acoustic duo playing original music and some improv covers playing all over Upstate New York. The band has announced that they are producing a new album called, “Thunder Mountain” due out early next year.
The tradition will be debuting some new material at their upcoming gig at Putnam Place. “We will perform more improv jams that we are recording, as pre-production, or bits I can sift through and help in the writing process,” says the band’s frontman Ralph Renna. “I have about ten songs written and I am now using the best of those to create 5 or 6 solid tunes. We will also let the tape roll in the studio with no definite plan except to create some magic”.
Drummer Anthony Delano will be laying down the foundation with Renna on electric, acoustic, and possibly bass guitars. “I would like guitarists Zach Leffler, Arya Chowdhury, Tom Atkins, and Peter Annello to have input on these songs. I’d also like to work more with Rob Marcello (Trauma School Dropouts, The Dirty Stayouts’) who recently sat in with us for an amazing set.”
The Tradition “Thunder Mountain” is titled just that for a reason, as The Tradition will be switching gears. “It will be a more aggressive rock and acoustic project. I have a lot of old material leftover from Last Call and let go daylight that may end up on “Thunder Mountain.” This record may not land in a specific genre, I am expecting some crossover exposure,” Renna anticipates in hearing the final product himself.
This Friday, The Tradition will be playing a “pay what you want” show at Putnam Place in Saratoga with doors open at 7:30 and opener, Michael Francis McCarthy, taking the stage at 8:30, and The Tradition planning to go on at 8:30. The lineup will be Ralph Renna (let go daylight, Last Call, and host of local music podcast Capital Underground on Nippertown) reunited with lead guitarist Zach Leffler (Zeffler, let go daylight and co-founding member of The Tradition), Matt Cristo on bass (Space Peanut, Electric City Rockers) and Anthony Delano (Vodkasonics, Nickel Social & The Explosives) on drums.
You do not want to miss this rare night of rock ‘n roll magic with special guest local musicians!