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Bay Ridge is now a little bit country.
For the likes of Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood and Sugarland, look no further than the Blue Star Band, a rising country cover act that plays the Greenhouse Café on Aug. 19.
The down-home five-piece plays a mix of modern and classic country favorites, as well as Southern rock. So in one set, you can get Lady Antebellum, Patsy Cline, and Lynyrd Skynyrd.
“I wanted to offer something very unique and different to New York that you can’t get on any local radio stations or in any of the clubs,” said drummer Tony Ieva, a veteran of the New York music scene who cut his cut his teeth as a teenager in the legendary 1970s band Flashback.
Today, the bus driver happily dons a cowboy hat for this latest venture, which formed a few months ago.
“People are really drawn to this,” said Ieva. “We want to let people know we’re having country music in Brooklyn, especially in Bay Ridge.”
Finally, a place where you can yell, “Freebird!” without irony.
Blue Star Band at the Greenhouse Café [7717 Third Ave. between 77th and 78th streets in Bay Ridge (718) 833-8200], Aug. 19 at 9 pm. Free. For info, visit www.thebluestarband.com.
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