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COLONIE: Buzz grows around local band

The rest is the stuff of rock 'n' roll history.

Stuck on Stupid's music has roots in classic rock, a byproduct of the members' fathers. The musicians began by honing their skills with Van Halen and Black Sabbath covers before venturing into original scores.

The three have a good agenda and work ethic, said Tony Damore. At least two of the fathers are at each practice. And each puts in the extra time to manage the band.

Tony Damore said he mulls over hundreds of e-mails a day, and each of the fathers has played a part in dealing with the press and even record labels. Already Atlantic Records has expressed an interest in the trio.

Outside their newfound national notoriety, their abilities have caught the attention of local musicians throughout the area. There has been nothing but praise for the band's abilities, and there has been an interest in having them fill spots at local performances.

The band has been asked to perform alongside local legends The Refriger-ators, Nite Train and the George Boone Blues Band at the Midwinter Music Festival on the campus of Schenectady County Community College Jan. 6, 13 and 20. The performances will be held at the Carl B. Taylor Community Auditorium.

Until then, Stuck on Stupid has been keeping busy with practice and working on original songs, said Albright.

"With all the hype, we have been playing a lot more and writing a lot more," he said.

Albright has been playing bass since he was in fourth grade. "We are just glad we are able to put the music out there. Hopefully, we will be getting more gigs. If not, it's a fun hobby.""

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