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photo: Showtime 'The Band'
photo: Showtime 'The Band'
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Keith James Leaves ‘Showtime’ – Read His Letter To The Band

Yesterday, social media blew up after my longtime band Showtime announced that I'd be leaving and I'm sorry to say that what you've heard is true. Maybe three years isn't an extremely long time by today's standards but it was long enough to feel like a permanent part of the brotherhood that existed inside the band.

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photo: (Ken Race) Dawn Race
photo: (Ken Race) Dawn Race
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Meet Ken Race, Your Keith James All Star Band Drummer

Ken has risen out of relative obscurity to claim the drum throne for his own in the Keith James All Star Band and we finally caught up with him to hear of his exploits and while his name may not be as well known as others, his experience flies in the face of that scoring gigs opening for the likes of Marshal Tucker Band and Allman Brothers

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photo: Shawn Smith
photo: Shawn Smith
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Utica Reacts As Shawn ‘Big Sexy’ Smith Loses His Battle Round On ‘The Voice’

Most Tuesday nights come and go without a whole lot of anything going on for most people, but pretty much all of Central New York, not to mention the whole nation were glued to their TV sets watching Shawn 'Big Sexy' Smith sing Tom Petty's 'Refugee' in the final night of Battle Rounds

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Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Hulton Archive/Getty Images
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Watch This Baby Respond To Freddie Mercury

The kid might not know how to even pronounce the word 'Queen' yet but but he can sure handle the syllables that Freddie Mercury throws at him through the TV... They just don't make entertainers like they used to

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Duif du Toit/Gallo Images/Getty Images
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Is Lalah Hathaway Singing More Than One Note At The Same Time?

At first listen, I thought Lalah (yeah, the daughter of Donny Hathaway) was using some processing or a vocal harmony pedal or something, but nope. She really is doing the impossible vocal feat:

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Kevin Winter/Getty Images
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Vote Now For Your Favorite Central New York Singer

We've got one last musician to choose, so let the final round of hair-pulling and nail-biting commence now that the nominees for everyone's favorite Central New York vocalist are in! There's a good selection of both male and female belters up for your consideration for the Keith James All Star Band...

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photo: (Walt Butler) Patrick Orlowski
photo: (Walt Butler) Patrick Orlowski
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Meet Walt Butler, Your Keith James All Star Band Bass Player

Walt Butler was the very first member of the Keith James All Star Band and for those of you who don't know him, he's the epitome of a great musician but as you can tell from his interview, he's a great person too and that combination is pretty rare and a huge credit to his profession.

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Andy Kropa/Getty Images
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Tap Guitar Master Andy McKee Covers Toto’s Africa

Back in like 2009, I stumbled across this guitar cover of Toto's 'Africa' that completely blew my mind. I didn't know who Andy McKee or tap guitar technique (tapping on the strings at the fretboard instead of strumming them) was at that time, but after watching this little 4.5 minute long video, I never saw a guitar in the same way again.

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Motorhead’s New Album — Listen Now

Although Motorhead's new album 'Aftershock' won't be available for sale until Oct. 22, fans can get a preview thanks to the above stream.

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Famous Musician Mug Shots

In the wonderful world of music, there is no shortage of musicians who disguise themselves as lunatics, drug fiends, and gun totting thugs, to keep all of us regular folks copiously entertained.

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Nominate Your Favorite Central New York Singer For The Keith James All Star Band

After thousands of votes cast and nearly a hundred musicians nominated collectively from the area, we finally have every musician but one... the singer!

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photo: (Ken Race) Dawn Race
photo: (Ken Race) Dawn Race
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Ken Race Of ‘Downshift’ Voted In As The Drummer For The Keith James All Star Band

After the most fierce week of voting yet between 51 nominees for the Keith James All Star Band drummer and more than 35,000 votes cast, Ken Race of Downshift has emerged victorious with nearly a third (30%) of the total vote!

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