Guthrie Bell Productions Announce Shows Highlighting Greg Bell’s Storied Career as a Music Promoter
ALBANY – It was announced that from March 25th through April 23rd, Greg Bell (Guthrie/Bell Productions) will celebrate his storied career of promoting shows with three special concerts.
On April 9th, the Sharks will reunite with all their original members, (minus Tom D’Ambrose who passed away), for the first time in years to help Bell celebrate his anniversary. Johnny Rabb and The Jailhouse Rockers [with special guest] will join the Sharks for a night of old-school Albany Rock and Roll at the Hollow.
On April 23rd at Empire Live, fans will be treated to a show that they might have seen at Valentine’s in 1994-95. That show will feature DAS Trio (featuring Rob Derhak, Vinnie Amico, and Al Schnier), the Seapods, Conehead Buddha, and Dr. Jah and the Love Prophets. Each show serves as a shining testament to the work Bell has accomplished over his thirty years as a music promoter.
Sometime in mid-March 1992, Greg Bell and Dale Metzger set up a show at the Victory Café with a band that would soon name themselves Motherjudge and the Urban Holiness Society. No one remembers the exact date of that show, but a few weeks later Bell and Metzger, calling themselves “Two Fools Present,“ put on another show at the Masons Hall on lower Madison Ave. on April 2nd, 1992. The bands that performed that night were the Sharks, Hard Times, Motherjudge, and Brian Kenny and Friends. Who was to know that those two shows would lead to a career in music promotion that has lasted 30 years so far. In 1993, Bell joined forces with Jeff Guthrie and formed Guthrie/Bell Productions. Guthrie left the business after a few years but Bell continues to use the name today. As of January 2022, Bell took on Kim Neaton as his partner.