In 1976, Bill Imperial set up shop as Rainbow Music – his first guitar shop – evolving into Imperial Guitar & Soundworks in 1992 – offering regional and world wide sales of new, used, and vintage instruments, and professional audio. Tonight we celebrate over 40 years of service to the Hudson Valley’s music community!
Several bands will perform “Short Sets” in homage to Bill Imperial and in celebration of his extraordinary efforts through the decades.
Bands include the following:
Lucky House https://www.facebook.com/luckyhousemusic/
Asheber Posse https://www.facebook.com/rastasheber/
DeadPan Smile https://www.facebook.com/DPSAcoustic/
Wolf 17 &
The name Cuboricua was inspired by the music of Cuba and Puerto Rico. Cuboricua identifies with the rhythms and melodies of the caribbean; Salsa, Son, Rumba, Bomba, Plena, as well as Merengue. The veteran musicians of this conjunto, to their credit, have performed and recorded with world renown artists such as Celia Cruz, Pete “El Conde” Rodriquez, Eddie Palmieri, Monguito “el unico”, los Kimbos, and the New Swing Sextet to name a few. This conjunto creates a traditional/modern energetic sound by placing the interlocking rhythmic figures of percussion and Cuban Tres under a smoothly swinging melody to create a new sound!
Cuboricua at The Falcon: