CRAMming Those Musicians in There

This used to have an entire page devoted to it. Now I no longer think that is necessary, so I am transferring the gist of it here. Rather than have a page JUST for acoustic live shows, I will probably make one for both electric AND acoustic.

But I digress.

Many moons ago, I (Steve Grogan) would set up a monthly acoustic gig called the Capital Region Acoustic Miniseries (CRAM). These took place at the Muddy Cup on Madison Avenue in Albany, not far from the Madison Avenue Theater. Once a month I would trot over there with my portable Fender Passport PA system and share a bill with several of this area’s finest acoustic performers like Maurizio and Steve Moss. The Muddy Cup was kind enough to give me a THREE HOUR time slot, so I put the word out to my fellow acoustic performers, told them all they had 30 minute sets, and would CRAM (get the abbreviation now?) as many people on the bill as I could.

What happened to the show? Well, I sold off my PA because I needed the money. (Don’t hate me. We’ve all been there.) However, with the rocket-like rise of interest in DIE, COVERS, DIE!!!, I plan on bringing the acoustic series back.

What do I need to do that? First I need to buy that PA system again. Second, I need to find a venue that will give us at least a TWO HOUR time slot.

At the moment, I have both. Professor Java’s will be hosting the first new CRAM show on January 22. My fellow musician Will Foley will be providing the PA. However, due to some circumstances of his that are not my business to mention, January is the ONLY show to which he will lend his PA.

Honestly, Java’s is so small that I don’t think we will even need one. However, I am still going to buy a Fender Passport PA in case the gig is relocated.


About diecoversdie

I am a podcast originating in Troy, NY. My goal is to wrest control of the music scene away from all the cover bands. Time to bring appreciation for original music back to the area!
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