Tour Diary – Troy, NY (May 7, 2010)

Troy, New York

(Jason Lent has forsaken the island paradise of Hawaii to follow us around for a few months. I have happily placed the tour diary in his capable hands. It should bring a new perspective to our ramblings.)

The tour resumed in Troy, NY, where I have encamped with family throughout the tour. So, it was on familiar ground that I loaded up another rental car and drove back into the adventure. The town of Troy, NY sits upriver from the capital Albany.  Once a wealthy steel town, the city has suffered its hard times but efforts to preserve the architecture and history are visible. Sitting on the back patio of a pub overlooking the Hudson River drinking some handcrafted ale, it’s an easy city to pull for.

Tonight’s venue was a small concert room with a balcony of tables and an open floor. The first 100 or so people through the door made for the upstairs and the floor remained lightly populated until show time. Troy sits in the area of Upstate New York now dubbed the “Geese Belt” and the crowd did it’s best to match Buffalo and Syracuse’s chatter before, after, and during songs. It didn’t matter. The band came to play.

Margo attacked the set from the word go and the music followed boldly. Aaron switched between pedal steel and guitar adding new sounds to familiar tunes. On “Lay It Down,” the band explored the darkest corners of the song while “A Common Disaster” shook the floor with its powerful low end. If tonight is a harbinger of the next week in New England, it promises to be a special run of shows.


Created with Admarket's flickrSLiDR.

Tags: , , ,

This entry was posted on Sunday, May 9th, 2010 at 11:14 am and is filed under Tour Diary. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

6 Responses to “Tour Diary – Troy, NY (May 7, 2010)”

  1. mamiller Says:

    May 9th, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    Thanks for visting our town, it was a great night for music here! Margo started strong and just got stronger with each song. Next time you’re in the area, I hope to see you in “the egg” which is a real listening room. You all certianly warrant it!

  2. JA Says:

    May 9th, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    Thanks folks for a great show in Troy ~~~~ I loved the show (and now the new album) and your music still plays in my head….It was a great venue too, no worries ’bout the chatter….we all loved it !

  3. Kurt Seitz Says:

    May 10th, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    Thanks for a great show! My wife wanted to console Margo on the trials and tribulations of raising kids, but we had to head home for sleep before an early morning rise the next day. Sorry we couldn’t stick around to chat. BTW, I saw the Junkies at the Egg several years back… finely tuned venue but not nearly as homey and cool as Revolution Hall :)

  4. TivoliType Says:

    May 12th, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    Dynamite show. No chatter in the balcony… just amazing music. Am getting acquainted with “Renmin Park” and wearing deep grooves in my new “Trinity Revisited.”

  5. Keo Says:

    May 14th, 2010 at 4:12 am

    Really enjoyed the show and the sound was sweet from the balcony!The chattering did not effect the recording I have!It will make its way to the archive in all good time-24 and 16 bit formats!Please come back to our area soon!Thank you!

  6. Kelly Says:

    May 17th, 2010 at 9:24 am

    Sadly, a lot of irritating chatter on the floor – but the Margo and the boys handled it very well. (Seriously, why do people spend the money to go talk through someone’s music set? I don’t get it.) Most importantly, it was really great to see the Junkies again – thanks, everyone, for a fantastic show.