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photo: (Gunnar Coston) April Lewin
photo: (Gunnar Coston) April Lewin
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Meet 16-Year Old Gunnar Coston – 50 Musicians In 50 Days

This young drumming phenom is still a senior at Oneida City High School and is making some sizeable waves in the music community despite his age.

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photo: (Jason Schnitt) Marc Goldberg
photo: (Jason Schnitt) Marc Goldberg
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Meet Jason Schnitt – 50 Musicians In 50 Days

If you ever meet Jay, he comes across as being really quiet and reserved, but put a guitar in his hands or ask him about the things he loves and he just comes alive. Jason Schnitt has been a  fixture of the Utica area 'underground' scene for decades

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Big Day For Rock & Roll On This Day In 1988 [VIDEO]

What a lineup of music legends were inducted into the "Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame" on this day in 1988. All of them my favorites. It's started with The Beatles and ended with The Supremes. Check out these names.

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photo: (Paul Case) Martin Goettsch
photo: (Paul Case) Martin Goettsch
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Meet Paul Case – 50 Musicians In 50 Days

One local musical legend spent years partying it up in the Florida Keys, what most of us consider to be the perfect vacation, but now his idea of vacation is right at home with his wife and kids tucked away under the snow in Old Forge.

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photo: (Rick Short) Eduardo J. Molina
photo: (Rick Short) Eduardo J. Molina
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Meet Rick Short – 50 Musicians In 50 Days

Unlike the burgeoning cover music scene, Rick champions a cause that has struggled to gain traction in the Utica area, but it's just as valid if not moreso. He started the Rick Short Band in order to get his originals to your ears

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photo: (Dean Blask) Craig Blask
photo: (Dean Blask) Craig Blask
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Meet Dean Blask Of ‘DVD The Band’ – 50 Musicians In 50 Days

From Fuel and Target in the 70's to holding down the drum chair with longtime buddy, Vinnie Esposito in their duo DVD, Dean Blask is no has-been... He's still all over the place!

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Don McLean on stage
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American Pie Number One On This Day In 1972 [VIDEO]

On this day in 1972, "American Pie" by Don McLean hit number one on the U.S. Top 40 chart and stayed there for four weeks! Here's a local connection. I saw Don McLean on stage at the Utica Memorial Auditorium back in 1971, singing that song before it became a hit.

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photo: LeMoyne Student Planning Board
photo: LeMoyne Student Planning Board
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Meet Gary Johnson – 50 Musicians In 50 Days

Gary Johnson is a legend to the residents of Sylvan Beach where he grew up and is on a mission to see how far the ripples can spread from where the pebble was dropped 30 years ago.

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photo: (Frank Derocco) Freddy Piperetta
photo: (Frank Derocco) Freddy Piperetta
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R.I.P. Frank DeRocco Of Soul Injection – 50 Musicians In 50 Days

Normally this column would be accompanied with audio from an interview and some contagious smiles but today is different. I'm sad to say that I've just gotten word that Frank DeRocco, our friend, fellow musician and the guitar player from the band Soul Injection lost has passed away.

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photo: Anderton Photography
photo: Anderton Photography
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Meet Molly D’Agostino Of ‘Pacinello’ – 50 Musicians In 50 Days

Molly is almost 19 years old and has already done more than most musicians do who are more than twice her age! She's a college student who picks up a guitar and wows crowds both big and small, locally and nationally while trying to fit in her studies on the road.

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Valentines Soundtrack – Top 10 Romantic Songs

When the dinner and movie  are over and the flowers have been given out what is left? Normally it is a good thing to end the night by going back to the house or apartment to enjoy a nice bottle of wine along with some great romantic music. Always a perfect ending to a great night. Here is a list of ten songs that will more than likely go good with that bottle of wine.

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Music Played on Drinking Glasses Is Absolutely Brilliant

Forget classical music. We’re much bigger fans of glassical music.

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