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June 3rd, 2009


Northbound performs an eclectic mix of folk, acoustic, and classic rock. Their influences draw from the great singer-songwriters of the 50’s through today; names like James Taylor, Paul Simon, John Fogerty, The Beatles. They have been performing in the North Country together for years and always bring an exciting blend of music that spans a wide variety of musical tastes.

The Players:

Northbound welcomes Andy VanDuyne to the band on guitar, keyboard, and vocals!

Michael Welch: Guitar, Vocals

Michael Welch has been a prominent figure in the local music scene for nearly three decades. Michael’s wealth of experience provides him with a chameleon-like ability to fine tune his performance according to the venue and audience. Whether showcasing his silky smooth vocal style in intimate coffee house settings, or rattling the rafters in rock and roll clubs, he displays the ultimate in professionalism with each performance.

Don Cannamela: Bass, Vocals

Don has been studying music since age 7 when he began piano. He currently is the Director of Instrumental Music at Parishville-Hopkinton Central School and has taught in St. Lawrence County for 11 years. He plays piano, trombone, and bass and has performed with numerous jazz, blues, classical, and rock groups in the area. He holds a master’s degree in Music Education from the Crane School of Music.

Larry Baycura: Drums and Percussion

Larry Baycura began playing the drums at the age of 11. Upon completion of High School, Larry enlisted in the United States Army and served for 3 years as a member of the 19th Army Band. After his tour of duty was complete, he attended the Crane School of Music, State University of New York at Potsdam. There he earned his Bachelor of Music in Education as well as his Master of Music in Performance. He is currently employed by the Canton Central School District. There he serves as Music Department Chairman, teaches Fifth and Sixth Grade Band, High School Percussion Lessons and Jr. High General Music. Some of Larry�s other performance credits include; The Chamber Orchestra of Northern New York, The Community Performance Series Orchestra, The Northern Wind Ensemble, The All Star Big Band, various jazz, rock and blues bands, to name a few.

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