The Switch w/ Half Step

Putnam Place, 63a Putnam Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

July 20, 2019 9:30 pm - July 21, 2019 1:00 am Putnam Place, 63a Putnam Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Doors: 8:30pm
Show: 9:30pm

Ages: 18+

Tickets: “Pay What You Want” / $10 if under 21

 

An explosion of blues and funk came out of Lake George, New York in 2011. “The Switch”, a mighty band brewing with anger and soul, emerged from the rubble. Our first album, “Slim Pickins”, produced and recorded in Nashville by legend Peter Young, hit the scene in May of 2017. Compounding a high-energy, powerhouse element with it’s own unique soulfulness, “Slim Pickins” brings to the table a flavor of blues that will move your shoes!
 
Live shows from The Switch combine the dynamics of the best blues acts in the world, the energy of a tight funk band and the power of a slammin’ rock and roll band. Setlists include our originals mixed with a variety of covers and jams ranging from James Brown to Shaggy to Jimi Hendrix to BB King to Jerry Reed. We do it all. From packing dance floors, to playing private parties to playing rock festivals to playing hardcore blues clubs, we can handle it!
 
Band Website: www.theswitchband.com
 
 
 
 
 

Formed in 1991 by Juan and Michelle Calzada, Half Step has evolved into Juan Calzada on lead vocals and acoustic guitar, Bob Peck on vocals and bass, David Lawson on vocals and lead guitar, and Robin Barkenhagen on drums. The group, drawing on musical influences from the Allman Bros., Bob Dylan, Santana, Pink Floyd, and The Grateful Dead, is an ever growing presence on the East Coast with a strong and loyal following.

In January 1996, Half Step released its debut CD with the help of Sweetfish Studios in Argyle, NY. The self-titled, ten song recording captures the very essence of the musical group’s influences of Rock, Folk, Reggae, and Latin. “This is a very rewarding album from a group that is not only musically proficient, but versatile.” Relix Vol. 23, No 5. The CD has been distrubuted to all parts of the world. Their second CD “Harvest Pickins” is a collection of live performances through 1999.

Half Step has performed at various night spots in The Adirondack region, The Capital Region, Vermont, New York City, and Key West, Florida. Half Step also plays private parties. The group has appeared in several festivals, including: Save The Rain Forest, Theta Chi House Springfest, The Adirondack New Music Fest, Fossomelinfest, Earth Day Fest, Bands & Beans, Key West Fantasy Fest, Rye Breads Annual Island Fest, The Great Mugwai, New York State Harvest Fest, Millenium Jam at The Glens Falls Civic Center, and Half Step’s Annual Log Bay Jam.

Band Website: www.halfstep.org