American Nomads Band is a roots-rock band hailing from Brooklyn, New York with their current single “1969” with over 20,000 youtube views already and counting will be playing next weekend at the Bethelwoods Center For The Arts in Bethel, New York. This is the venue where it all happened in 1969 for what has probably become one of the biggest festivals in music history and has never been reproduced to any extent, with close to a half a million people strong that weekend was the most historical concert ever to have happened in music history….you guessed it “Woodstock”, and next weekend starting on Friday, August 16th Bethelwoods Center For The Arts will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of that historical concert that took place on those very grounds which at the time was known as Max Yasgur’s farm, the events taking place there next weekend as I stated start on the 16th with an outdoor stage which will have some artists performing including American Nomads their show starts at 5:00 p.m. promptly and then at 7:00 p.m. get ready for Ringo Starr and his all Star band to take the big stage that evening, if you’re planning to go for the whole weekend there will be plenty of different activities going on at Bethelwoods including a book signing by author Mike Greenblatt who just recently released his book Woodstock 50: Back To Yasgur’s Farm, the other headlining acts for Saturday August 17th will be Santana and The Doobie Brothers and to close out the weekend festivities will be John Fogerty on sunday the 18th, plus the most significant thing at Bethelwoods besides the concert venue of this great historical place is, of course, the museum 8 place filled with the history of the three days of peace and love that took place in august of 1969.
The band American Nomads is an 8-piece band featuring Walter Kenul on lead vocals and keyboards, Dante DeLemos on lead vocals and guitar, Susan Darmiento on lead and background vocals, Joseph Humann on harmonica and percussion, George LaGrange on guitar and background vocals, Joe Conoscenti on drums, Jay Rivera on bass and background vocals, and Gerald Menke on pedal steel guitar Susan Darmiento recently interviewed for our show Talking Hendrix spoke to us about the band’s current single “1969” which pays homage to the Woodstock music generation era, “we were going for the Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young sound when we were recording the track”.
The song “1969” is currently only a single that can be purchased on all digital platforms for music, the song has been currently released to 2,000 radio stations for airplay, with the Woodstock vibe in the air it should get a lot of attention right now one would think, it should be an amazing weekend says Darmiento we’re excited to be playing on the anniversary of the festival and also to be playing on the same night as a Beatle, we’re really looking forward to playing this show and we’re hoping for beautiful weather that weekend as well, I’m so excited to be playing at the original site of this show as I was only a kid when the original show had taken place and to be playing on the 50th anniversary is just insane and we’re just looking so forward to it that we can’t wait says Darmiento.
American Nomads are not only playing Bethelwoods the first of the three day celebration of the iconic festival, they will also be performing at another festival the following day, and that’s the “Hope Rocks Music Festival” and they will be taken the main stage at 4:30 p.m., the Hope Rocks Music Festival will be taking place at the Cantine Veterans’ Memorial Complex located in Saugerties, New York, for more information and ticket availability go to www.hoperocksny.com the band will be playing a lot of the same material that they’ll be playing at the Bethelwoods show, the show will be illuminating the darkness of depression and addiction, again for more information on this show please go to the website mentioned in here for the full schedule of events for the day, an/or of course try to check out the American Nomads at the 50th anniversary of Woodstock on friday August 16th at 5:00 p.m. and the address for the woodstock event: Bethel Woods Center for the Arts located at 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, New York 12720, and for ticket prices and availability go to https://www.bethelwoodscenter.org.
If you’re interested in the American Nomads, please follow them on twitter, facebook, and youtube and check out their website at:
and to check out their current single “1969” go to:
to also hear the whole interview we did at Talking Hendrix with Susan Darmiento click the archived link below to hear the whole show
with her and more guests including Rodney Justo original lead singer of the band Atlanta Rhythm Section and Bryan Bassett of the group Foghat as well:
To hear about Mike Greenblatt’s book Woodstock 50: Back To Yasgur’s Farm click the link below:
Special thank to guest contributor Ed Wrobleski