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Thursday, October 19, 2023
Location: The Hollow Bar + Kitchen
Address: 79 N. Pearl St. Albany, NY 12207

Show: 8:00pm
Age: 18+

Clare Maloney & The Great Adventure are bringing the era of windows-down, roadtrip rock & roll straight into the playlist generation. Relix magazine named the band an “Artist You Need to Know” in 2023, calling their debut LP ‘Daybreaker’ “stunning” and praising its “brilliant vocals, rocking band and polished songwriting.” The album title stands as a sly ode to bandleader Clare Maloney’s decade-long battle with writer’s block, and triumph over it; night gives way to day, just as the multi-instrumentalist and former opera singer broke through to write over 100 songs in 2021, flawlessly blending rock, alt-country, americana, folk, funk, the great american songbook & more. Clare’s powerful and emotive vocal style is rooted in her early career as a classical singer, performing at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and throughout Europe and Asia.
Despite success in the opera world, Clare felt the magnetism of the rock & roll music she grew up on, and daringly transitioned from the classical stage to become a first-call session and touring vocalist, sharing the stage with members of The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Starship, Allman Brothers Band, Hall & Oates and the E Street Band along the way. As a writer, Clare’s unique and unmistakable voice is shaped by the sounds of her native New York – from Tin Pin Alley to CBGB’s to Broadway and Brooklyn.
2023 is proving to be a breakout year for the new band. Their “Daybreaker” tour includes over 50 shows across the Northeast, New England and the Midwest, including a handful of very special shows supporting Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, Phil Lesh & Friends and Bailen. The band features Nate DeBrine, who co-produced Daybreaker, on guitar and vocals, Russ Gottlieb on bass and electric banjo, and Caleb Estey on drums and vocals.

Laura Leigh
is a multi instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and story teller from upstate NY. From the sweeping landscapes of farm country, Laura’s voice echoes old timey Appalachian mountain music with early day country ballads, and a big old love for rock and roll. Her songs are authentic tales of small-town USA through a lighthearted lens that is emotional, nostalgic, and emotional. Beginning her music career playing accordion in various bands in the Hudson Valley including Mister Roper, The Roadside Blues Band, Wise Roots, Swampfoot, and more- Laura released her first solo album, “Livin’ In Cambridge” in 2021. This album paints pictures of the small town she grew up in with both light and dark tones, and explores the feelings of reinventing yourself in the place of your roots. The record is available on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, and Bandcamp. She is now working on a project called Rock City Junction with Denise Parent (The Deadbeats, Brown Eyed Women) and David Chapman (Cold Flavor Repair, Rivergrass).



The Hollow Bar

79 N. Pearl St. Albany, NY 12207