Join us for a Multi Media celebration in music and imagery of one of the primary sources of The Hudson Valley Sound.
From 1968 through 1975, the Band was one of the most popular and influential rock groups in the world. Their music ran counter to the counterculture, and was embraced by critics and the public, as seriously as the music of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. Their albums, steeped in Americana and historical and mythic American imagery, were analyzed and reviewed as intensely as records by their one-time employer and sometime mentor Bob Dylan. And for a time, their personalities were as recognizable individually to the music public as the members of the Beatles.
Re-Christened THE BAND, Capitol Records released Music From Big Pink, in 1968 – an indirect outgrowth of the The Basement Tapes (1967 Woodstock NY Sessions) and sounded like nothing else being done by anybody in music. It was as though psychedelia, and the British Invasion, had never happened. The group played and sang as five distinct individuals working toward the same goal, but not mixing too smoothly. It was a collective sound, mixing folk, blues, gospel, R&B, classical, and rock & roll, becoming a primary source of “The Hudson Valley Sound”.
TLC TV “Cripple Creek” + More:
The Band Live at Watkins Glen: