HONESDALE - Bombay Rickey will grace the stage at The Cooperage, 1030 Main St., Honesdale, on Saturday April 21, in promotion of their new album. The doors will open at 7 p..m with music starting at 7:30 p.m. The suggested donation is $15 with advance reservations or $20 at the door, Kids under 15 are free.
Prior to the evening concert Bombay Rickey will be hosting a music workshop from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. In this workshop, members of the band will take you on a musical tour through several of the genres. No previous musical experience is necessary - the workshop is free and open to the public. All ages welcome.
Now on their second album and with an opera under their belt, songwriting has become second nature to Bombay Rickey. The band is comprised of Kamala Sankaram (vocals, accordion, sitar), Drew Fleming (guitar, vocals), Jeff Hudgins (saxophones, vocals), Gil Smuskowitz (upright bass), and Brian Adler (percussion). Each member writes music and collaboratively they arrange the songs.
With the new release, Bombay Rickey came back to Water Music in Hoboken to record with Gabriel Bento. For this record, they were able to use the newly restored Hammond A100 organ and Wurlitzer electric piano, which were out of commission for the first release due to damage from Hurricane Sandy. Overdubs were completed at LoHo Studios, the former Blue Man Group recording studio, with Rich Phillis.
The Brooklyn based band exploded on the scene in 2014 with Cinefonia, and earned the award Best Eclectic Album Vox Pop from the Independent Music Awards that year. They are currently booked with the Mid-Atlantic Arts Fund’s Touring Roster this year.
This engagement of Bombay Rickey is funded through the Mid Atlantic Tours program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.