Creamery Station appearing with Max Creek FTC Warehouse 9-30-16 – Review

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October 3, 2016 Fairfield County Music Reporter
CREAMERY STATION AT The Warehouse FTC. September30, 2016
Band Interview with Ffld CTY Music Reporter

Hello Music Friends and Live Music Supporters,

It was so good to see my music friends from the band CREAMERY STATION on Friday, September 30, 2016 at the FTC Warehouse venue. CREAMERY STATION was the opening band for the featured band MAX CREEK. The first time I saw Creamery Station was about two years ago at a venue in the Woodbridge/New Haven area at a restaurant called Wheelers. Since then the band has appeared at various clubs and festivals and has really flourished in popularity. Creamery Station combines several genres of music, namely, jam, blues, rock and bluegrass which has quickly developed into a genre of its own which I would describe as a kind of retro, earthy, “Woodstock-esque” vibe.

The band was originally a spin-off band of the popular R&B band The Bernadettes, but very recently JIM KADER and DON DeSTEFANO left the R&B band to devote themselves to Creamery Station. The band is a combination of long standing professional musicians with the added energy of youth to create a great mesh of age, experience, vitality and musicianship; but –all sharing the same band goals and aspirations to make this unique band creation work. The band members are: JIM KADER (guitar), DON DESTEFANO (harmonica), JON TRUELSON(keyboard/guitar), DYLAN KADER (mandolin/vocals), HARRY COOPER (drums), MIKE RYAN (percussion), DAN RAUCCI (bass).

I had a chance to talk to some of the band members after the performance. I asked Dylan Kader how he felt up there on the stage to which he replied “it was surreal”…and the “sound felt good.” “The crowd energizes me,”….”I love the people…there is a community feel” and “I love the band.” I asked Jim Kader, Dylan’s dad, what he attributes to the band’s success in such a relatively short period of time and he said, “the combination of the young and the old in the band” and “I would add in the audience too”….”there is a kind of a vibe”….plus “the band is pushing forward “….and ” Jon Truelson, our keyboardist is a graduate of Berkelee, and he practices with the younger members of the band.”

There were 10 songs on the setlist. The opening song was “Drove Ole Dixie.” There were three originals– “Ramblers Delight,” “Out of My Reach,” and “Railroad Blues.” Some of their songs spotlighted band members like Jim Kader on guitar in “Applegate,” Jon Truelson, vocals and keys on “Shape I’m In,” and Don DeStefano on harmonica blowing out those “Railroad Blues.” Other songs were: “Such a Night,” “Sisters and Brothers,” and “Deal.”

UPCOMING APPEARANCES in OCTOBER are as follows:
CREAMERY STATION – THURSDAY – NORTH STAR RESTAURANT – POUND RIDGE, NY
October 6, 2016 9:00 pm North Star
Restaurant – 85 Westchester Ave – Pound Ridge, NY 10576

CREAMERY STATION AT THE ROOT CELLAR – FRIDAY – GREENFIELD, MA – 9:00 PM
October 7, 2016 9:00 pm The Root Cellar, 1-2 Fiske Ave, Greenfield, MA 01301

CREAMERY STATION – SATURDAY – CUSTOMER APPRECIATION NIGHT AT THE ELEVEN 6-9:30PM
October 8, 2016 6:30 pm The Eleven – 173 Rubber Ave Naugatuck, CT

CREAMERY STATION AT THE STONEBRIDGE – SATURDAY – MILFORD, CT
October 15, 2016 9:30 pm Stonebridge Restaurant – 50 Daniel St, Milford, Connecticut 06460

CREAMERY STATION -FRIDAY AT THE ELEVEN 9-12PM
October 21, 2016 9:00 pm The Eleven – 173 Rubber Ave Naugatuck, CT

CREAMERY STATION AT 323 RESTAURANT & BAR – SATURDAY
October 22, 2016 9:00 pm 323 Restaurant & Bar – 323 Main St. Westport, CT

CREAMERY STATION AT THE TOAD’S HALLOWEEN BASH APPEARING WITH SHAKEDOWN
October 28, 2016 9:00 pm Toad’s Place, 300 York St., New Haven, CT 06511

Also, their beautiful liquid analog designs converted to slides for their slide show were done by Case of Space.

Please check their website for more information: creamerystation.com and they are also on Facebook.

Please take a look at some of the moments in time of the evening with CREAMERY STATION at the FTC WAREHOUSE in the attached album and continue to support live music and of course CREAMERY STATION.

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