Thursday, 21 October 2021 14:27

Eddies Music Hall of Fame Ceremony Inducts The Figgs Oct. 27 at UPH

SARATOGA SPRINGS — A pair of Mechanicville brothers who led separate bands in the World War II era that repeatedly appeared on the music charts, and a North Country musician who has toured the U.S. and recorded numerous albums throughout a 56-year career, are among those in the third class to be inducted into the Capital Region Thomas Edison Music Hall of Fame at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 27 at Universal Preservation Hall. 

The class includes the Big Band vocalists and brothers Bob Eberly and Ray Eberle; country musician Marty Wendell; the Spa City formed rock band the Figgs, radio disc jockey Jim Barrett, jazz band leader Skip Parsons, Cuban and African percussionist and educator Eddie Ade Knowles; Old Songs founders Kay (Andy) and Bill Spence. 

 The ceremony will feature live musical performances and tributes to the inductees. Scheduled to perform are artists playing the inductees’ music: Dylan Perillo; Sean Wendell; BROWN LIQUOR SOCIAL CLUB featuring Chris Dollard and J Yager; and Peter Pashoukos and Greg Greene (of the band Perennial). Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 day of show.

The Eddies Music Hall of Fame was founded in 2019. Each recipient has a plaque and a short video about their career playing at the Eddies Music Hall of Fame Wall at Universal Preservation Hall in Saratoga Springs. The Hall of Fame is conducted in conjunction with the Capital Region Thomas Edison Music Awards. The Eddies Music Awards, the Eddies Music Hall of Fame and Universal Preservation Hall are all part of the Proctors Collaborative.   

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 day of show. For more information, go to: www.theeddiesawards.com  

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