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13 Feet of Bluegrass likes hybrid sound

The members of Thirteen Feet of Bluegrass, Randy Jennings, left, Nick Viscio, Pat Liddy and Bob Altschuler, will be performing at Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs on Sunday.
The members of Thirteen Feet of Bluegrass, Randy Jennings, left, Nick Viscio, Pat Liddy and Bob Altschuler, will be performing at Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs on Sunday.
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Like many bands, Thirteen Feet of Bluegrass has had to deal with hecklers shouting for Lynyrd Skynyrd’s epic “Freebird” during their sets. Unlike most bands, though, they went ahead and fulfilled the request. “For a number of months we played at LT’s Grill in Niskayuna, and somebody at the bar was yelling ‘Freebird’ — and others have done that to me in other bluegrass bands,” Bob Altschuler, the band’s banjo and dobro player, said recently ...


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