Wed, Nov 04


Streaming Live from The Westcott Theater

Canceled "The Return to Rabble" Live Stream Canceled

Hey Folks,  Due to some technical issues with the recording process we unfortunately have to cancel the "Return to Rabble" Live Stream tomorrow night.

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Canceled "The Return to Rabble" Live Stream Canceled

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Nov 04, 2020, 8:00 PM

Streaming Live from The Westcott Theater

About the event

Hey Folks,   Due to some technical issues with the recording process we unfortunately have to cancel the "Return to Rabble" Live Stream tomorrow night. We are very disappointed in having to pull the plug on this event, we had alot of fun bringing these songs back to life and plan to bring yall this show at some point in the future. All ticket purchases will be refunded ASAP. 


The Blind Owl Band

The Blind Owl Band presents: 

"The Return to Rabble" 


Live Stream at The Westcott Theater 

Wednesday November 4th, 2020 

$12.00 - 8pm 

The Blind Owl Band play their debut album "Rabble Rousing" from start to finish 10 years after the songs began to be written.

The original album recording was 70 minutes long but will now stretch over two hours in length. Some of the songs we have not played in 5 or 6 years. Some have been consistent backbones of our sets & have never stopped evolving with us. We are very excited to revive some of these tunes and to show the evolution of others that occurred over playing them countless times live. 

We are excited to present "The Return to Rabble" Wednesday Nov. 4th, 2020 Live Streamed from the Westcott Theater in Syracuse, NY. 

A brief history of the "Rabble Rousing" era:

In September 2010 Arthur Buezo and James Ford moved North to Saranac Lake, NY to attend Paul Smith's College. Within days they met Eric Munley at Backwoods Pondfest and Christian Cardiello on campus at PSC. Over the next 8 weeks, the groundwork of what would become The Blind Owl Band (BOB) was laid out by 4 completely armature musicians. The original BOB repertoire began to emerge. Songs such as Revolving Door, Sparrow, Whiporwill and Needle & Thread, were written in September and October of 2010, now 10 years ago.

Between November 2010 and February 2011, the boys traveled, attended college, and spent all their free time playing music with friends at parties. Slowly developing several songs that would end up on Rabble Rousing. As their interest evolved, the boys chose to focus their energy. They spent more time together in Eric's apartment, seriously working on their songs. More early BOB tunes such as Devils My Witness, Miss Ole Mary, and I'll Be There are written at this time.

On a cold Wednesday night in March 2011, the group performed their very first show together as an un-named band at the downstairs bar of the Waterhole in Saranac Lake, NY. With a plan to play a weekly residency every Wednesday until summer, the group needed a name. Shortly after at an open mic night at PSC, a Saw Whet Owl crashed into a window behind the band while they performed.

The owl incident stood out however Saw Whet Band didn't have the right kick to it. Eric looked up common names for the owl, and immediately Blind Owl jumped off the page. A week-long argument ensued over name variations. Blind Owl Boys or Blind Owl Baby were both contenders. Finally, the group settled on The Blind Owl Band.

After the summer break, the band got back together in September 2010 and the last round of songs for Rabble Rousing were created at this time. Missoula Montana, Strangers, Broken Bells, Fiddle Don't. The band continued their residency at The Waterhole, playing every Wednesday night.

Soon the group met Producer Larry Dolan and the plan to record a demo was born. A few songs into recording, Larry asked the band if they had enough songs for an album; "Because if you do, we are recording an album right now.” The band recorded 15 songs over 3 days. Fourteen of those songs would become Rabble Rousing.

When asked about the naming, Eric Munley stated, “I don't remem