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Happy Balky and the Good Livin': News

After 2 music driven nights at Final Stretch Happy Balky makes its way back to Baileys Cafte - September 17, 2010

Happy Balky will be at Baileys this Sat., Sept. 18 from 9 PM to 1 AM. Join us in Saratoga Springs' Baileys Cafe located at 37 Phila for another fun filled evening of Balky tunes. - May 27, 2010

You can still vote for our song BuckTEN by going to The contest runs through May 31 so VOTE NOW.

Vote for Happy Balky!!! www.sweetwatersongcontest - May 10, 2010

Happy Balky and the Good Livin has entered a national song contest and needs your votes!!! You vote by downloading their song from this website: This afternoon we were in the top 100 and would love to keep moving up the leader board!! But we need you to download our song and feel free to check out our EPK (electronic press kit). Tell your friends and family can even click the share options which enable you to put this info and link to sweetwater on your facebook, myspace, twitter, and so on....Let's get Balky's buckTEN movin' up the chart!!!!


As most fans are already aware, Balky's sophmore, full-length studio album, Odie's Resolves, has been plagued with delays. However, Zac still insists that the project will be finished this summer... just late in the season rather than early. After months of time consuming auditions, the Balky boys have finally settled on a new and improved lineup of musicians to help them carry out what Zac has called, "An ambitious sonic endeavor...especially for a mountain-pop group." When probbed to speak in regards to Balky's stylistic transformation, Zac added, "I started this band hoping we could be The Sex Pistols of bluegrass a way, I believe we achieved that on APPLE'S DECREE. Things have changed so much over the past four years: I watched two amazing guitarists swap their axes for a banjo and a bass because they believed so whole-heartedly in this Mountain-Pop vision...I successfully recruited a Broadway theater veteran to jump on board, after convincing her that family harmonies are the most powerful weapon that one can wield on the modern musical battlefield...craziest of all, I managed to write over 200 songs in a genre that exists technically, but not officially. Having come this far, my initial goals are no longer a suitable match for our band's potential...we aim to stray even further from traditional bluegrass with a darker strain of organic, mountain-pop. The time has come to fuse that epic element into the music...HUGE hooks crashing against dueling male/female vocal lines...powerful...contageous. Memorable songs are nice...BUT I need mine to be unforgettable." In a nutshell, Zac has definately given us great expectations for this summer's pending release, ODIE'S RESOLVE!

Balky Joins Utica Music & Arts Festival 2009 Lineup - May 28, 2009

It's official...Happy Balky is on the bill for Utica Music and Arts Fest 2009...time slots TBA. The festival runs from September 10th - 12th, and tickets can be ordered in advance by visiting one of the sites listed below. As soon as we find out which day/days we are performing, along with the times, we will post the show on our calendar.

Local Magazine Tells Happy Balky's Story - May 27, 2009

Look for the story on Happy Balky in the upcoming July issue of "The Spirit of Saratoga" magazine!!!

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