The Town of Long Lake announces the line up for the 3rd Annual RondeauFest Summer Music Event. The roster of acts include, Alex Smith and the Mountain Sound, Terry Chaiken, Fade to Blues, Dogtown Cadillac and the Sons of Octomom. These regional Adirondack musicians will showcase a variety of music from rock, blues, country, mountain surf and folk. The event will be held Aug. 16 4 to 10 p.m. at the Mt. Sabattis Pavilion, entrance.
Jennifer Raymond, formerly of Decadence, is the lead singer and band leader of Dogtown Cadillac. Jennifer calls Schroon Lake her hometown and country music her first love. Dogtown Cadillac features Tim Howe, Dickie Ogden and Archie Anderson from the South Glens Falls, and Albany area. At RondeauFest Dogtown Cadillac will perform mostly originals written by Raymond. Jennifer has performed and shared the stage with Shooter Jennings, Drew Baldridge and has opened for Chase Rice. Jennifer can be heard on Decadence’s album, Love Loud which has received local, national and international airplay and she will be a featured vocalist on the upcoming album from Last Daze produced by Shooter Jennings. Dogtown Cadillac was most recently seen at Waynestock in North Creek.
Sons of Octomom is mountain surf music from the heart of the Adirondacks. Hailing from Newcomb the Father-Son duo, Eric Peter on lead guitar and vocals with Tyler Peter on drums. Eric Peter was discovered at age 17 by a talent agent working with Nashville recording artist Mirinda (now known as Mirinda James). In 1987 Eric was nominated for male vocalist of the year by the Northeast Country Music Association. Eric has played with the Hagar Brothers from Hee-Haw, Ray Peterson and Troy Shondell of the Shondells. Over the years Eric has played with Castle, White Horse, Uncle Wiggly and the Nightcrawlers and Live Bait. Most recently, Eric has been performing throughout upstate New York as a solo artist, and playing together with Rocky and the Mooseknuckles, the Dark Marbles and The Sons of Octomom. Tyler Peter is the “Typhoon” drummer for Sons of Octomom. Tyler sings and plays guitar, xylophone, and piano.
Fade to Blues features Brian Ready, Andrew Lynch, Dave Fisher, Skip Smaldone and Long Lake native Jay Lamica. Fade to Blues promises original, house-rocking blues in the tradition of the great Texas blues men Stevie Ray, Albert Collins, Albert King, T Bone Walker, and Johnny Winter. This summer the band has performed in Lake Placid, Wanakena, Tupper Lake, and at the I Love BBQ Festival in Lake Placid. They are looking to release a CD entitled “Born with the Blues” very soon.
Alex Smith and the Mountain Sound will be performing at RondeauFest in 2014. This summer Smith has been touring the country performing in Washington DC, Chicago, Fort Collins, CO, and Asheville, NC. Alex recently signed with Wepecket Island Records for his third album, Hamilton County.
Terry Chaiken, is a solo female artist who has been hosting Open Mic Night at the Adirondack Hotel since 2013. Terry has mastered her own unique sound as a solo female artist and is a popular favorite in Long Lake.
Local Long Lake Food Vendors will be on site selling and serving dinner. Look for the Cybercreek Café and The Cellar Restaurant and Pub to serve up a variety of festival favorites including pulled pork to sausage and peppers and more.
Tickets for the show are $10 and kids 18 and under are free. The Long Lake Little Bus will be running shuttle service starting at 345 p.m. until the show is over. Call 323-5000 for a ride.