Musical Director Jay Collins
Master horn player, vocalist and arranger extraordinaire. Has worked with Gregg Allman, Levon Helm, Donald Fagen, Boz Scaggs, Michael McDonald and the Allman Brothers Band.
August Special Guest Jr Mack
Junior forged his own path into the heart of the blues. With the collected stage presence of a seasoned performer, Junior Mack lulls, mesmerizes, and reels the audience into a groove all his own. Junior’s soulful interpretation of the blues never fails to captivate. Junior Mack is a New Jersey native, self taught, he has been playing guitar since the age of nine. Influenced by Duane Allman, Dickey Betts, Jan Akkerman, and Wes Montgomery, he deftly displays these influences, although the foundation of his playing lies in the soulfulness of Gospel and Blues. Junior is a memeber of the Jaimoe Jasssz Band since 2006 and has sat in or worked with The Allman Brothers Band, Warren Haynes, Gov’t Mule, Derek Trucks, Robert Randolph, Dickey Betts, Honeyboy Edwards and Cyndi Lauper to name a few. Junior has also recorded an excellent CD, Live Adventures.
Bruce has played and recorded with many of the leading names in blues and roots music, appearing on over 70 albums with artists such as Ronnie Earl, John Hammond, Delbert McClinton, Gregg Allman, Duke Robillard, Joe Louis Walker, Maria Muldaur, Jimmy Witherspoon and David “Fathead” Newman. He is a four-time nominee for the Blues Music Award for “Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year” and was a member of the Gregg Allman Band from 2007-2013.
Kyle is the genre-hopping bassist and guitarist in a number of Huson Valley projects – Connor Kennedy Band, Mambo Kikongo, Rethink Pink, Naked and TN3 to name just a few. As a member of the Meg Johnson Band, Kyle co-wrote and recorded a signature blend of Americana-infused rock.
In 1990, Randy joined a little group (!) called The Band, singing harmony and playing drums. In later years he joined the Jim Weider Band and continues to play occasionally with Weider’s Percolator band. A mainstay of the Woodstock music scene since 1981, he has played with more leading musicians over the years than we have space to name.
After thriving as a sideman in the New York City music scene for several years, writer, guitarist and vocalist Andy Stack headed north on a whim to the Hudson Valley (home to luminaries like Bob Dylan and The Band) and founded the group Buffalo Stack.
It was in this mountainous region of the state where Andy’s own voice began to emerge free from the hustle of the NYC lifestyle, but with the musical prowess formed in the crucible of the big city scene. Within 6 months he had written a full album’s worth of original roots/rock/Americana music, bringing together some of the finest musicians and singers from the valley, and playing weekly at many of the fertile music clubs in the region, including The Falcon, The Towne Crier, and Club Helsinki.