Good Old Wagon
"Good Old Wagon" is the band's 3rd CD and continues to provide a rich mixture of acoustic blues, jazz, swing, country and traditional music. The band consists of Annie and Jonny Rosen of Guilderland, New York and Steve and Betsy Fry of Averill Park, New York. The group features lead vocalist Annie Rosen, guitarist Jonny Rosen, multi-instrumentalist Steve Fry, and bassist Betsy Fry. Annie Rosen's impassioned singing is backed up by tight-knit harmonies and a variety of lead instruments, including guitar, mandolin, trumpet, and keyboards. Some of the areas finest acoustic musicians appear in guest spots on the CD and at live shows, including Kevin Maul on dobro, Peter Davis on clarinet, Frank Orsini on fiddle, and Dave Kiputh on banjo. Three of the tunes spotlight the daughters of the band members: Amanda Fry and Hannah Rosen. Amanda performs the traditional tune 'Maid of Culmore' accompanied by her dad on keyboard and John Cromie on whistles. Hannah performs another traditional song, "Pretty Fair Maid' and also sings harmony on 'Jealous Hearted Blues'. This CD also includes a data file that contains lyrics, photos, a video and other features. The band performs primarily in Northeastern New York. Members of the group have also been featured on a number of recordings on the "A Gentle Wind" label and on recordings for Scholastic Books.