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Published: 2012/04/03

Albany Promoter Greg Bell Celebrates 20 Years of Music

[Photo via Upstate Live ]

On April 6 and 7, local Albany, NY promoter Greg Bell of Guthrie Bell Productions will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the first show he ever promoted with two nights of music at Valentine’s in Albany. For the celebration, Bell has called on groups that represent the Albany music scene’s past, as well as its present. On April 6, ska/jamband Conehead Buddha will make their official reunion with support provided by The Sunny Side of the Street Band. The following night Bell will bring together several Albany-based acts that he frequently works with including Timbre Coup, Formula 5, and Hip Drop.

On April 3, 1992 Bell put together his first show along with then partner Dale Metzger at the Black Mason’s Hall in Albany. The two worked under the name “Two Fools Present” and recruited local bands The Sharks, Hard Times, Mother Judge and The Urban Holiness Society, and Brian Kenny & Friends. Since then, Bell has brought acts such as moe., Gov’t Mule, The Black Crowes, Bassnectar, and the Disco Biscuits, among others to the local music scene.

For more info on the event and tickets, click here

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Brian B April 3, 2012, 20:25:52

Congratulations to Greg. Without him Albany would be a sad scene musically. I’ll see you at Valentines on Saturday to celebrate.

There is only one.. April 3, 2012, 22:31:26

FORMULA....from the OBX...

Jacky April 4, 2012, 07:45:31

see you at vals Friday ~ Greg IS the heart of live music in albany.

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