Every year for as long as I can remember, my neighborhood of Bay Ridge Brooklyn has what they call “The Third Avenue Festival” and what this amounts to is a couple of mile strip of food carts, shopping booths and various musical presentations of assorted genre specifications. With that being said, this year I wandered the festival very quickly but made sure to stop for a few songs that were being done by the band Prodigal Child. I’ve known the band for years, and especially its members The Riddles, who I remember from The City Kids (a band that dominated the local music scene more than thirty years ago and whose name still resonates with respectful tales). Anyway, this band rocks the socks and always fun to see in action. They deliver the best in Classic Rock and get you on your feet or playing that air guitar and drums. By the way this is a strictly photo gallery posting with limited text so enjoy the visuals from their set with limited banter from yours truly 🙂
Before we get too deep into this, the chap just above and below this text is Mr. Mike Riddle. I’m not lying when I say one of the most talented guitar players that I have ever had the pleasure of knowing and an awesome dude to boot. You can always feel the notes just from looking at photos of him doing his thing.
Nat Seely was not performing today and being filled in for by Mr. Ray Grappone.
The Prodigal Child roster of players is Mike Riddle (lead guitar/vocals), Janet Riddle (keyboards/vocals), John Kaz (bass), D2 (guitar), Nat Seeley (drums). I recommend you keep an eye out for their gigs should you be in this neighborhood and looking for something to do. It’s time well spent.
Official Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/prodigalchild/