Club 321 featuring Organ Fairchild
Mechanics Hall [Worcester]
|Date:||November 16, 2023|
|Address:||321 Main Street Worcester|
Jam scene mainstays Joe Bellanti, Corey Kertzie and Dave Ruch met in 1983 as members of Buffalo NY Grateful Dead cover band “Wild Knights,” a group that still plays reunion shows to this day.
But it wasn’t until early 2020 that they wrote their first original music together, this time as three-piece instrumental organ trio/funky jam band Organ Fairchild.
The debut gig was just a month before COVID shutdowns, but the horse was out of the barn and the response was immediate!
Highlights of the band’s short life to date include:
Featured on Spotify’s “Instrumental Funk” editorial playlist
Main stage appearance at Borderland Festival, NY (7,000 attendance)
Two sold out shows at Babeville’s Ninth Ward – Buffalo Jan 2023
Tedeschi Trucks Band members sit-in March 2023
Festivals and shows with Goose, Trey Anastasio Band, Umphrey’s McGee, moe., Melvin Seals and JGB, Anders Osborne and Jackie Greene, Andy Frasco & the U.N., Sophistafunk, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Sam Grisman Project, Dogs in a Pile and many more
Voted NY’s top emerging band (out of 64 groups) in 2021
Video greeting to the band from actress Morgan Fairchild
Jambands.com Radio Charts Top 30 List
Show history in NY, CT, VT, MA, NJ, PA, OH, DC, MD, DE, IL, IN, IA, Ontario