7:00 pm

February 28, 2018

Host/Songwriter: Randy Miritello


#1) “Kelly Swindall” – was born and raised in Stone Mountain, GA. where she grew up
listening to the music of Kris Kristofferson, Patsy Cline and David Allen Coe on the way
to church every Sunday morning, because that’s what her daddy listened to. When she
was old enough to drive herself, she added Ryan Adams, Tom Petty and Johnny Cash
to the mix. Drawing from her southern background, her style is bluesy folk infused with
witty, gritty, old school country sensibilities and a fistful of outlaw tradition. Rooted in
story songs and talking blues, her debut album “Kelley Swindall” was released in July of
2014. Kelley performs regularly throughout NYC or on the road solo/ acoustic or with
Her Band featuring Matthew Albeck, Michel Maurer and Andy Rapoport.

#2) Rich Barberio – Since the mid 1980s, Rich Barberio has been part of a number of local bands, notably as the main songwriter and lead vocalist with Unclaimed Freight and most recently with the Phakers. He was also a cofounder of the Albany-based Tabasco Cats in the 1990s. While a great deal of the inspiration for his original songs is traced to the work of Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter of the Grateful Dead, his influences are many. A lifetime of eclectic listening to rock, classic country, jazz, and bluegrass formed a diverse background of style influences that are often fused in unusual ways in his songs.

#3) Mary Doherty