A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from June 23, 2016
Catskill Mountains: Catskill Mountain Rock

The Paul Luke Band formed in the 1990s and plays what it calls “Catskill Mountain rock”—country/rock from the Catskills. The music term is exclusively used by the Paul Luke Band, although it could potentially apply to other bands from the region.
Wikipedia: Catskill Mountains
The Catskill Mountains, also known as the Catskills, are a large area in the southeastern portion of the U.S. state of New York. They are located approximately 100 miles (160 km) north-northwest of New York City and 40 miles (60 km) southwest of Albany, starting just west of the Hudson River. The Catskills occupy much or all of five counties (Delaware, Greene, Schoharie, Sullivan, and Ulster), with some areas falling into the boundaries of southwestern Albany, eastern Broome, northwestern Orange, and southern Otsego counties. Foothills are also found in southeastern Chenango, southern Montgomery, northern Otsego, and western Schenectady counties. As a cultural and geographic region, the Catskills are generally defined as those areas close to or within the borders of the Catskill Park, a 700,000-acre (2,800 km2) forest preserve protected from many forms of development under New York state law.
Paul Luke Band
The Paul Luke Band draws from their portfolio of hundreds of original compositions to create an original sound that has been a staple in the region for over thirty five years……Catskill Mountain Rock…. From honky tonks, county fairs and biker parties to ballrooms, benefit concerts and the north stage at Woodstock 94′ these veteran musicians have managed to homepic3carve out a niche sound, a loyal following, many high profile shows including trips to Nashville and induction into the New York State Country Music Hall of Fame
Almanac Weekly (Hudson Valley, NY)
Paul Luke Band at Opus 40 in Saugerties this Saturday
Posted by John Burdick on June 19, 2014 in Events, Music
In the 1990s, “Catskill Mountain Rock” was the term used to describe (and market) the sound of the Paul Luke Band, a country/rock fixture in them hills (and Woodstock ’94 act) and a band with some real industry push behind it in those days. Funny that the sound and sense of that band is much more in sync with the zeitgeist today than it was in the grunge-addled ’90s, when Levon wasn’t sniffing Grammies nor Brooklyn o’errun with imperial beards and banjos.
Almanac Weekly (Hudson Valley, NY)
Paul Luke Band plays Opus 40 this Sunday
Posted by John Burdick on June 23, 2016 in Music
Catskill Mountain rock on Catskill Mountain rock, anyone? Local roots and country/rock legends the Paul Luke Band, for whom the term “Catskill Mountain rock” was coined in the ’90s, have been making the scene again in the last few years. On Saturday, June 25, the veteran ensemble returns to the rocks at Opus 40 in Saugerties, Harvey Fite’s famous and unique sculpture park and for decades one of the region’s most stunning and unusual outdoor venues. Special guest Ian Flanigan will open.

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