THE STEWART HOUSE OPEN MICROPHONE
Performances featuring some of the areas best local singer-songwriters, acoustic bands and seasoned performers, with aspiring talent from near and afar. John Pinder is your host every first Thursday night of each month from 7-9PM. This event encourages all genres and creative domains from spoken word to instrumental interpretations and more. The Stewart House in Athens, NY is your creative outlet and source of quality artistic performances in what people are calling the most supportive open forum to reach the Hudson Valley in decades. Don't miss John Pinder and members of the band perform each month at the historic Stewart House and Athens Hotel.
LOCAL LICKS RADIO APPEARANCE (RIP 97.9)
Performing a handful of songs and treating listeners to unreleased tracks from ongoing projects and earlier collaborations, John Pinder and Andrew Wheeler appear live on the WRIP 97.9 Local Licks Radio Show with NY Blues Hall of Famer and show host, Sonny Rock. Listen live on Tuesday, October 14th from 6-9PM.
“John Pinder & Crooked Toe are a smart musical band with clever lyrics and cool grooves.” -Sonny Rock
STEWART HOUSE OPEN MIC
The Stewart House, Athens
JOHN PINDER & CROOKED TOE OFFER RADIO-READY TUNES
Review by DAVID MALACHOWSKI
Catskill band John Pinder & Crooked Toe play classic rock with more than a touch of nostalgia. Pinder (vocals, guitar) along with the help of Andrew Wheeler (guitar) Jack Edwards (bass) and Matt Carey (drums) recorded their CD with Scott Petito at NRS Studios.
"Take A Ride" is expansive, anthemic rock 'n' roll tune about getting in the car, getting out of town and going to a destination yet unknown, but assuredly better. In "Ugly" Pinder sings, "you just crossed the line with your ugly side out." "Cry" has an early seventies lite-rock sound. A silky guitar figure announces "Fire Escape" but you won't want to leave just yet.
"Pinder has a strong, flexible, radio-ready voice that makes anything sound good. Don't miss it." -David Malachowski
David Malachowski is a guitarist, producer and freelance journalist living in Woodstock.The Freeman seeks CDs by local artists or artists appearing locally for review. Please send all CDs (please, no CD-Rs or demo CDs) to Daily Freeman c/o Preview, 79 Hurley Avenue, Kingston, N.Y. 12401.