For too long has the legendary town of Woodstock, with its rich and exciting history, become static and dull. The Colony Cafe, 22 Rock City Rd, Woodstock NY, takes on a new musical approach that comes as a breathe of fresh air for the town, musicians, and music seeking feens like myself.
After years working at Dreamland Studios in West Hurley, Pete Caigan takes on the Colony Cafe as the recording engineer and booking agent. Caigan has filled the Colony with recording equipment that is being utilized to record every live act and allows the venue to be a recording studio during the week. The shows take place in what is called the “Ballroom,” with a chestnut balcony circulating the space and offers additional seating. The space is intimately lit with soft-red lighting, candlelight, and a cozy fireplace surrounded by sofas.
The crisp sound quality of the revamped venue/studio is nicely fashioned by the new sound system, sound equipment, and the trapezoid-shaped building. The Colony Cafe is now furnished with equipment including PT HDX recorder w/ Burl Mothership Conversion, MICS (Telefunken U47 w/vf14 and Thierch m7, Neumann 87ai Innerube mod, 2 x Neumann/Telefunken km56c, Neumann SM2 (STEREO), 2 x Neumann u 87 (vintage), 2 x Neumann 89, 2 x Gefell um70, 2 x Royer r122, 2 x Beyer m160, Royer sf12 (STEREO), 2 x RCA 77dx, 2 x Earthworks sr77, 3 x akg 451 eb w/5 caps, 2 x Shure sm8, Beyer m88 vintage, 3 x Sennheiser 421, 3 x Shure 57, etc.), Equalizers (DBX eq, Manley Massive Passive,10 x API 550b, White EQ), Compressors (Inward Connections tsl4, API 2500, Alan Smart C2, etc.), Effects (Bricasti M7, Roland 501 Space Echo, Lexicon pcm70, Yamaha rev7, Yamaha spx90, etc.), and much much more.
Fri. April 18: Small Engine (Dave Kearney and Elly Wininger‘s new band) with award winning songwriter Rupert Wates opening. $10, 8 PM door, 9 PM Start
Sat. April 19: TBA
Fri. April 25: Record Release Party for Arc Iris with Simi Stone and Burnell Pines
Sat. April 26: Big Sister $10, 9 PM door, 9:30 PM Start.
Fri. May 2: The Paul Green Rock Academy METAL SHOW 7PM, 10 PM Pianist Rod Williams with his group.
Sat. May 3: Cinco De Mayo Bash with Mambo Kikongo $10, 8 PM door, 9 PM Start
Sun. May 4: The Paul Green Rock Academy METAL SHOW 2PM