2018 Schedule

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Saturday, May 19, 2018 - Scattered Flurries
Band Website: facebook.com/pages/Scattered-Flurries/191070181447
This band plays a little bit of everything, from your favorite rock and roll to funky original material.

Saturday, May 26, 2018 - Nite Train
Band Website: nitetrainband.com

The Nite Train band is a brilliant combination of jumpin’, guitar-fired, hard-edged Rockin' Blues, Classic Rock and R & B!
Nite Train has just been voted BEST Blues Band AND BEST original blues lyrics by Capital District Original Music Association.

Saturday, June 2, 2018 - Morris and The Hepcats
Band Website: facebook.com/MorrisAndTheHepcats

Morris and the Hepcats is a trio that almost sounds as big as... well never mind, they just have a BIG sound. They play a very cool selection of music with a twist of Hep and a kick to you know where.

Saturday, June 9, 2018 - Soul Sky
Band Website: facebook.com/soulskyband
Soul Sky is a dynamic, bluesy, jammy, rock band with excellent guitars and an awesome rhythm section. Music that will move your body and soul. Featuring the talents of Jeremy Walz, Tom Dolan, Josh Bloomfield and Mark Emanatian.

Saturday, June 16, 2018 - Tas Cru
Band Website: tascru.com

AMERICAN SINGER - SONGWRITER - BLUESMAN - Raucous, rowdy, gentle, sweet, eccentric, quirky, and outright irreverent are all words that fittingly describe Tas Cru. and testify to his reputation as a one of the most unique of bluesmen plying his trade today.

Saturday, June 23, 2018 - The Parlor Cats
Band Website: theparlorcats.com
The Parlor Cats are a hard-hitting Chicago blues party band from Binghamton, NY. They are the premier blues band of the Southern Tier and it's not hard to understand why! Their following of fans grows with every gig they play. This animated band grooves with a great sense of humor, as well as a diverse and a cumulative knowledge of music that is very cool.

Saturday, June 30, 2018 - Scotty Mac and The Rockin' Bonnevilles

Band Website: Facebook.com/ScottyMacandtheRockingBonnevilles
Scotty Mac and The Rockin' Bonnevilles are truly a blues band with a twist. Drawing on many diverse influences, this band will take you on a journey through the Blues and roots Americana. Frontman Ted Hennessy and his thick harmonica tone marched with Scotty's wild guitar playing never fail to entertain. Both Scotty and Ted are 2012 Blues hall of fame inductees as well.

Saturday, July 7, 2018 - Horseshoe Lounge Playboys
Band Website: horseshoeloungeplayboysmusic.com
Hot Backwoods American Old Time Blubilly foot stompin come-to-dance music. The Horseshoe Lounge Playboys are a four piece "roots" band performing mostly original and traditional material - some call Backwoods Americana - some Hillbilly dance music.

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - Blue Hand Luke
Band Website: facebook.com/bluehandluke
Blue Hand Luke is the ultimate party band with non-stop dance grooves. These guys know how to keep a dance floor full and a party going all night long. If you like the Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, Stevie Ray and the Doors then you`ll love Blue Hand Luke.

Saturday, July 21, 2018 - Peter Prince and Moon Boot Lover
Band Website: moonbootlover.com
Embodying the spirit and showmanship of Rock 'n' Roll at its very finest, today's seasoned performances bristle with the same emotion, romance, edge, and trademark sense of humor of old. With Peter's distinctive songwriting voice, his unbridled energy and magnetic on-stage persona, many agree the live experience to be as irresistible as it is indescribable.

Saturday, July 28, 2018 - Nate Gross Band Featuring Shari Gage

Band Website: musicbynategross.com
Nate Gross Band Featuring Shari Gage

Saturday, August 4, 2018 - Swamp Drivers
Band Website: theswampdrivers.com
The Swamp Drivers is a band you have to see live to get it. You have to see what we play and how we play them. Drivin, rockin, funky music. The Swamp Drivers are four professional musicians with redneck ingenuity that make high energy music with unique instruments like no other band in the U.S.A. with primordial drivin, rockin, high energy party music straight from the SWAMP!

Saturday, August 11, 2018 - Modern Mudd
Band Website: reverbnation.com/modernmudd.com
A Nuttin Butt the Blues band featuring the music of Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, Howilin' Wolf, Elmore James, Buddy Guy, Sonny Boy Williamson, Stevie Ray Vaughn and more.

Saturday, August 18, 2018 - Hanzolo
Band Website: facebook.com/HanzoloMusic
Hanzolo is an original funk/ reggae band based in Cooperstown, NY. With groovy soulful originals and fun funky covers, Hanzolo delivers music that makes people move. It's members are long time friends who grew up with each other and developed similar tastes for music that comes from the soul. The group, Hanzolo, was officially started om 2015 but the members have been playing together in different arrangements since 2005. Their bio has always been to entertain, to make people happy and to make them dance!
Saturday, August 25, 2018 - Petroff Family Review
Band Website: facebook.com/petroffreview
Fathers and Sons, Brothers and Friends. The Petroff Family Review brings together two generations and decades worth of musical performance onto your stage. The Petroff Family Review is a conglomerate of Phil Petroff and Natural Fact, plus Mike Petroff on Harmonica and Al Petroff on Keys. Phil, Mike and Al Petroff are all Syracuse Area Music Award Winners. And both Phil and Mike are NY State Blues Hall of fame inductees. We are thrilled to have them back on The Cooperstown Blues Express for a night of Blues, Rock and R&B.

Saturday, September 1, 2018 - Brian Potenziano's 9th Annual Harp Attack
Band Website: theparlorcats.com
Special Event, 3 harp players and only one train! Backed by THE PARLOR CATS, a show you won't want to miss.

Saturday, September 8, 2018 - Becca Frame and The Tall Boys
Band Website: facebook.com/beccaframeandthetallboys
Based in upstate New York, Becca Frame and the Tall Boys provide a timeless presentation of powerful vocals, and transcendent lyrics. Combined with polished yet improvised guitar work (Brian Shafer), intoxicating dynamic rhythm (Steve O'Connell and Daniel Colon), and captivating keys (Brian Mangini), the band provides a strong dedication to stir the soul. Each song has its own desire and persistence to leave the audience wanting to hear more.

Saturday, September 15, 2018 - Pinecone Fletcher

Band Website: pineconefletcher.com
From underground street performers, to blogs, to Hollywood soundtracks, there's no denying the rapid growing subculture of the cigar box guitar movement. Now, one of the nation's largest independent guitar retailers, House of Guitars, has taken notice of one cigar box guitar company in particular, Hobo King. A leading force in the cigar box movement and world wide retailer, Hobo King is as committed to keeping tradition alive as they are breaking current ideologies of what guitars and music are truly about. The Hobo King "Standard" cigar box guitar is so simple and traditional in its build, it often leads the unacquainted to ask "Is it playable?" Artists, including multi-platinum Grammy award winning producer and guitarist Pete Anderson, as well as Pinecone Fletcher, CEO of Hobo King, and one of the most respected cigar box players in the world, can answer unequivocally, "Yes!"

Saturday, September 22, 2018 - Sundown
Band Website: facebook.com/thesundownband
SUNDOWN -Top 40 country music, with a few oldies, classic and 80's rock thrown in. SUNDOWN has been performing since it's beginning in 2001.

Saturday, September 29, 2018 - Hop City Hellcats
Band Website: hopcityhellcats.com
The Hop City Hellcats hit the scene back in mid 2012 shaking up the music world with their blend of classic outlaw country and blues. After just a few short months together, people are taking notice of their original music and frest take on a few classics. The band may be new, but it is comprised of road worthy veterans. On Rhythm guitar and vocals, Randy Miritello comes from a background of old-time and country music. In his other music venture, Horseshoe Lounge Playboys, he has toured the country and shared the stage with Levon Helm, Steve Earle, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Felice Brothers and many more. This project is a way to showcase his songwriting in a different vein. Edward Michaels is the man in the back, keeping it all where it needs to be, writing songs, drumming and singing. He is a world-class drummer that has toured the world with acts such as Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Roy Rogers, Chicken Coupe Deville, Grammy nominee Aaron White and many more. You can hear his original tunes not only with Hop City, but on Sirius XM's Bluesville station where his original tune, "Keep the Wolf from my Door", done with Jason Ricci and New Blood, was a click to hit pick. The twang and twin reverb in the band is provided by Jim Foote on lead guitar. He is a veteran of the blues and has plaed with bands since he was just a wee lad. He plays with the mind blowing Soco Mojo Band when not with Hop City.

Saturday, October 6, 2018 - Soul Sky
Band Website: facebook.com/soulskyband
Soul Sky is a dynamic, bluesy, jammy, rock band with excellent guitars and an awesome rhythm section. Music that will move your body and soul. Featuring the talents of Jeremy Walz, Tom Dolan, Josh Bloomfield and Mark Emanatian.

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