Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Left By The Wayside appearing at The Hudson Valley Arts Festival!

Left By The Wayside is set to appear at the Hudson Valley Arts Festival this Sunday October 6th. Vito Petroccitto Jr on guitar, Mark Dann on bass, Randy Ciarlante on drums, and Keith Slattery on keys.

This unfortunately, is a very rare appearance, please come and hear what's in store for the near future for these musicians that when performing together will reach that magical moment time and time again throughout their set!

Playing mostly original, locally homegrown Hudson Valley music, the boys will also perform a couple of covers you just won't hear anywhere else! Listen LOCAL first!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

"Left By" Returns To Action! Woodstock/New Paltz Arts and Crafts Fair

Left By The Wayside will be performing two sets starting at 12 Noon on Sunday May 29th, 2011 at the Ulster County Fairgrounds for the Woodstock/New Paltz Arts and Crafts Fair. Vito couldn't decide whether to go it alone or ask "Left By" if they wanted to participate. Well we all know the answer!! See you there!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Long Time No Post!

Hi everybody, 2011 is here and "Left By The Wayside" is getting ready to go into the studio and cut some of the new tracks. Unfortunately, the rumors going round about the possibilities of seeing the band at Mountain Jam, up at Hunter Mt., NY this summer are unfounded, anything changes you'll be the first to know. Had such a great time at the Apple Fest this past fall. Thanks to all who endured the cold temps to check out the maiden voyage of the "Wayside". Portions of video (shot by the wayside's official photog/historian Andy Cox) from that show soon to be posted here on the blog. Please tell your friends about the band. This is as grass roots as it gets I suppose but I didn't see any other way to go about this!! I'm loving the new direction!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Nice pix Andy Cox!

Eat local first?...ok
Think local first?............ok
How about "Listen Local First" too?

Thursday, September 24, 2009

The members of Left By The Wayside below.....

Left By The Wayside has been writing for the last 6 months. The chemistry is most electrifying thus far. This special group of musicians/songwriters are so much on the same page! I guess if you had to say what kind of music.........The Band meets John Fogerty meets Little Feat meets Keb Mo meets NRBQ meets the Allman Bros. Be sure and hear some of the new tunes at the Pickin Music and Apples Festival Sunday October 11th 12 noon, at the Wright's Farm 699 Rte 208 in Gardiner, NY.

Keith Slattery

Keith Slattery, a musician's musician. Left By The Wayside is happy to have one of the most incredible keyboardists to come out of the Hudson Valley! Man can keith tickle the old ivories if you know what I mean.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Vito Petroccitto Jr

Versatility may be something of an overused word in describing musicians. But when it applies, it applies. I've seen Vito Petroccitto play in so many different contexts that it's almost dizzying. He can rock out with local bar bands, provide expert back up for artists like Sloan Wainwright, David Roth, Professor Louie and Eric Garrison. Heck, even I've benefitted from his skilled musicianship when he provided an off-the-cuff arrangement for a tune I did at a library fundraiser. But it would never suffice to call Vito a "Jack of All Trades--or All Genres." He's more than that. Vito brings a level of commitment to whatever project he's involved in that I've seldom encountered in other artists. When he rocks, he rocks hard. There's no one more entertaining. When he does his solo act, he can be equally engaging, but he also brings a level of skill and genuine feeling to his performances that might surprise at first--but on further reflection, one realizes it's all part of the package. And the guitar work! I'm always telling other fans, "Yes, enjoy the humor, the stage presence and the good timey material, but every once in a while, just close your eyes, and listen to him play. You'll hear a whole new dimension to his work. And you'll come away suitably impressed."

Greg Callahan, Director (and Music Programmer)
Hyde Park Free Library