Lake George Arts Project’s Summer Concert Series kicks off with a double bill featuring Circle of Willis and the Stony Creek Band.
This trio is fronted by the “Mad Fiddler” Nelson Rock, and also features Michael Kelley on keyboards and vocals, along with drummer Bobby Assini.
Rock has performed throughout the Northeast and at Mardi Gras in New Orleans along with the Neville Brothers. Kelley is a veteran performer, having played with many of the northeast’s best bands, including Blotto, the Lustre Kings, John Kribs, Ernie Williams, and Mark Emanatian.
The Stony Creek Band is one of the Adirondack region’s most enduringly popular bands. Since forming in the early 1970’s, the band has evolved from an acoustic trio playing traditional folk and country to an eclectic Americana outfit featuring exhuberant, superbly tight eclectic arrangements. Their inspiring songs ring with the unsilenceable voices of everyday heroes. Never saccharine or self-absorberd, Stony Creek is a band of mature, seasoned artists who play with an intuition only possible among first-rate artists whose collaboration has spanned four decades.
The Stony Creek Band performs a combination of country, blues, rock, and bluegrass. It’s members are Hank Soto on electric guitar, John Strong on acoustic guitar, Dave Maswick on bass, Fred Lantz on mandolin, and Mike Lomaestro on drums. All are singer/songwriters.
~ As described by Caffe Lena’s