Vinyl-Albums Live Announces Annual Concert and Line-Up

Syracuse’s most unique ensemble group, Vinyl-Albums Live, has released the lineup for its annual January performance. In conjunction with KMase Productions and AmeriCU Credit Union, the group presents Vinyl-Albums Live: VI at The Palace Theater in Syracuse on Jan. 23.

Co-producers and owners Robyn Stockdale and Bob Kane once again have selected three iconic rock albums, this time all from the ’70s. True to the Vinyl model, the albums will be performed in their entirety, by three all-star bands comprised of 20 musicians, 10 of which are new to Vinyl-Albums Live. The dynamics created by careful musician selections for each album are what fuel every Vinyl show. Whether performing or not, Stockdale and Kane host the rehearsals, are music directors and surround themselves with a strong support staff to make each performance letter perfect.

Albums to be performed:
The Eagles’ 1976 album Hotel California
The Rolling Stones’ 1971 album Sticky Fingers
Bruce Springsteen’s 1975 album Born To Run

Album and musician details:

Released in December of 1976, Hotel California is the Eagles’ fifth studio album. Containing the singles “Life in the Fast Lane” and “New Kid in Town,” the album’s title track won the 1977 GRAMMY for Record of the Year, and the album later went on be ranked No. 37 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of
 the 500 greatest albums of all time. Central New York musicians who will perform Hotel California are:

Photo by Robyn Stockdale at Graphik Nature Studios

・Jeff Bradbury – Keys/vox
・Kevin Farrell – Guitar
・Mike Frisina – Guitar/vox
・Brett Hobin – Bass
・Shawn Hobin – Drums/vox
・Doug Moncrief – Guitar/vox

Released in April of 1971, Sticky Fingers was the Rolling Stones’ 11th studio album. It achieved triple platinum certification in the U.S. and contains the iconic singles “Brown Sugar,” “Wild Horses,” “Can’t You Hear Me Knocking” and the sweeping ballad “Moonlight Mile.” It is ranked No. 63 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. Central New York musicians who will perform Sticky Fingers are:

Photo by Robyn Stockdale at Graphik Nature Studios

・Justin DeAmbra – Keys
・Jeff Gordon – Lead vox
・Kristopher Heels – Guitar
・Bob Kane – Drums
・Dave Kane – Bass
・Scott Sterling – Guitar
・Don Williams – Sax

Bruce Springsteen released Born to Run in August of 1975. It was his third studio album, and its success led to Bruce being the first rock star to
 be on the covers of both Time and Newsweek at the same time. Containing the singles “Born to Run,” “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out,” ”Thunder Road” and “Jungleland,” the album was ranked No. 18 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. Central New York musicians who will perform Born to Run are:

Photo by Robyn Stockdale at Graphik Nature Studios

・Bill Barry – Keys
・Joe Beccheria – Guitar
・Michael Crissan – Lead Vox
・Tony Greene – Sax
・Bob Caraher– Piano
・Lenny Milano – Drums
・Steven T. Winston – Bass

Vinyl – Albums Live: VI will be sponsored by AmeriCU Credit Union. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will be donated to Signature Music, holistic education for teen musicians in Syracuse. Tickets to Vinyl – Albums Live: VI are ready to be purchased via Brown Paper Tickets and stuffed into the stocking of your favorite live music lover! Grab these while you can; it’ll be the hottest ticket in January!

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