LAKE PLACID - Soul Sky will appear at the Lake Placid Blues & Hertage Festival from 10:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, June 20 at Zig Zags Pub, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 21 at Nicola's on Main and 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, June 22 at the Northwoods Inn's Cabin Grill.
Soul Sky is a bluesy, jammy rock 'n' roll band from New York's Capital Region, formed in 2012 with Blues Hall of Famer, Mark Emanatian, Jeremy Walz, Tom Dolan and Josh Bloomfield.
The band was formed out of the merger of two great Northeast bands that had had enjoyed years of success, Folding Sky, led by Mark, and Right Coast Soul, led by the dynamic Jeremy Walz. These two award winning guitarists, vocalists and songwriters are joined by the killer rhythm section of Josh Bloomfield on drums and Tom Dolan on bass. Together they form a band that combines great original material with unique versions of classic blues, Delta blues, Chicago blues, and an eclectic array of other rock and soul tunes.
Emanatian made his name playing for 11 years with Ernie Williams and the Wildcats. He has also performed with Patti Smith, Levon Helm, Buddy Guy, Bruce Willis and Hubert Sumlin.
Dolan toured for years with Folding Sky, Tom Healey, Erin Harkes, and has backed up Big Time Sarah, Rhett Tyler and Ernie Williams.
Walz, a judge at the annual International Blues Competition in Memphis, has toured with Tas Cru, Bo Diddley, Larry McCray and Big Eye Willie Smith.
Josh Bloomfield has toured with Albert Cummings, Murali Coryall, The Slow Happy Boys, and Erin Harkes.
Together they bring years of experience, an unparalleled passion for music, and a dueling guitar repertoire that has no peer.