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Light Up the Night with First Night Saratoga, one of the largest New Year’s Eve celebrations in New York State! 15,000 people are expected to converge for the family-friendly, alcohol-free event featuring art, theater, comedy, magic, and every sort of music you can imagine. Your button will get you into events happening throughout the city from 6 PM until the giant fireworks finale at midnight.
Caffe Lena welcomes two roots rock and blues acts for a foot-stompin’ start to the New Year. Beloved Woodstock supergroup Professor Louie & the Crowmatix will bring us three sets of roadhouse blues, roots rock and sweet ballads. Featuring Professor Louie on keyboards and accordion, joined by Miss Marie (Commander Cody, Mercury Rev) on vocals and percussion, Gary Burke (Bob Dylan, Joe Jackson, Graham Parker) on drums, Frank Campbell (Levon Helm, Asleep At The Wheel) on bass, and John Platania (Van Morrison, Bonnie Raitt, Natalie Merchant) on guitar. They originally served as the studio backing band for recording projects by Rick Danko, Garth Hudson, Levon Helm and The Band, but they especially enjoy the live stage. “It’s clear these folks are driven to match the all time greats.” (Cash Box Magazine)
Charismatic piano-pounder Bob Malone has toured the world as a solo artist for two decades and has played keyboards with rock legend John Fogerty since 2011. Classically trained, with a degree in jazz and a lifetime playing rock & roll clubs, theatres, and arenas, Bob’s sound is a hybrid of rock, blues, and New Orleans R&B, delivered with high-energy piano virtuosity and a voice all his own.
He has opened for Boz Scaggs, Subdudes, The Neville Brothers, Rev. Al Green, BoDeans, Dr. John, Marcia Ball and many others. As a member of John Fogerty’s band, he has played with Bruce Springsteen, Bob Seger, Jackson Browne, Jimmy Buffett, and Alan Toussaint. Malone’s 2015 album, Mojo Deluxe, has received a long list of rave reviews, spent months on the Living Blues, Relix/Jambands.com, Roots Music Report and Americana Music Association (AMA) radio charts in the US, and reached #1 on the Independent Blues Broadcasters Association (IBBA) chart in the UK. Videos from Bob’s upcoming Mojo Live DVD have recently been premiered by Relix Magazine and Alternative Root Magazine.
Bob’s music is heard regularly on Dr. Phil, Entertainment Tonight and The Rachel Ray Show, and he has appeared on The Late Show With David Letterman and The View with John Fogerty.