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Cider News                                                        Site Updated: December 28, 2010

December 28, 2010
Here are the details for Walt's service:

Calling hours will be on Wednesday, 6-8 PM, and Thursday, 9-10 AM, at the Bond Funeral Home, 1614 Guilderland Ave., Schenectady. A service will take place at 10 AM on Thursday, followed by burial at the Holy Cross Cemetery in Rotterdam. On-line condolences to the family can be made at Donations can be made in the memory of Walter Yanis to the American Cancer Society, 260 Osborne Rd., Albany NY, 12211

December 24, 2010
It's with the greatest sorrow, that I have to let you know of the passing of Walt Yanis. Walt lost his battle with cancer on December 23, 2010 at 4:51pm. Rest in Peace Walt.

December 10, 2010
We're sorry to report the passing of one of our biggest fans, Albina Yanis (Walt's Mom), on Dec. 4.

June 7, 2010
Thanks to all who were at the ABL Roundup last weekend. We had a great time playing (first time we'd been there since '07) and want say thanks for the warm reception ya'll gave the Trio. Was also nice to see lots of old friends there. We'll be at the Rhythm on the Ridge Fest at the Maple Ski Ridge in Rotterdam this weekend (June 12). Our set is a little later in the afternoon (4:45pm) but come out early and enjoy the day listening to alot of great music.

Got a chance to visit with Tom (he and Paula are in the area for a few months) and he continues to get better.

May 22, 2010
Added a Jukebox similar to the one on this page to the Audio page. We'll be adding full length clips soon.

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"This is not your cookie-cutter bluegrass band. These four guys from Rotterdam, NY show great respect for tradition, but play bluegrass their own way and have their musical and personal chemistry worked out beautifully" * * Sarah Craig-Caffe Lena-Saratoga Springs, NY * *

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