Hartley’s Encore, an Albany-based funk and soul band, will be featured for Window Sessions, Lark Hall’s virtual performance series, on Friday, June 5. Window Sessions is a weekly streaming concert series that serves as a fundraiser for Feed Albany.
The innovative performance series will simulcast the performance to both YouTube and Lark Hall’s social media channels. In compliance with state guidance regarding entertainment, only the musicians and essential personnel will be allowed. The performance will only be presented via digital media this week.
Hartley’s Encore is a funk/soul band from Albany, NY. Their mission: making music that’s equal parts soundtrack to your Saturday night and bacon for your Sunday brunch. Frequently FUNKY — and always soulful — H.E. is the house band at your dance party for the apocalypse. Their sound: (1) smart melodies & hooks; (2) funk/R&B grooves; (3) earworm horn lines; (4) electrifying solos. Think: Bill Withers + The Meters + Jamiroquai + Tower of Power + Soulive/Lettuce.
They have shared the stage with established icons, and stars of today’s scene, such as Los Lobos, Eric Krasno (Soulive/Lettuce), Adam Deitch (Lettuce/Scofield/Break Science/AWB), Erick “Jesus” Coomes (Lettuce/Dr. Dre/Snoop Dogg/Talib Kweli), Sam Kininger (Soulive/Lettuce), and the Nth Power, as well as future stars, and artists on the rise, like Brandon “TAZ” Niederauer, and Kat Wright.
Viewers and listeners can visit Lark Hall on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube at @LarkHallAlbany to enjoy the live stream starting at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 5. The stream can also be enjoyed on Hartley’s Encore Facebook Page at @hartleysencore. Additional weekly performances will be listed on social media. To donate to Feed Albany, visit feedalbany.com.