Second Screening of ‘Grapplin Greg: The Story of Greg Bell’ Set To Take Place at Cohoes Music Hall March 26th!
Photo: Frank Cavone
We are excited to announce that we will being a second premiere of Grapplin’ Greg: The Story of Greg Bell at The Cohoes Music Hall in Cohoes, NY to watch it in its entirety. Tickets are on sale now and you can get them by clicking here!
The movie is only $15 and kicks off with a cocktail party at 6pm. Directed by Frank Cavone and Produced by Kim Neaton , the documentary takes an uncensored look into Greg Bell’s life and his contribumetions to the Capital Region Music Scene and beyond.
Greg Bell of Guthrie/Bell Productions has been a staple in the Albany music community for three decades. Starting in the early 90s, he ended up on a journey that has led him to give countless new bands from the region a stage to play on. For bands from around the country, Bell has made Albany a stop to look forward to – always with the support and enthusiasm you might get more often from a fan, than a promoter.
‘Grapplin’ Greg’ will tell the story of Greg Bell, from how he fell in love with live music, to booking a couple small bar shows for friends, to events at venues like the Palace Theatre, Albany Armory , Cohoes Music Hall and beyond. Greg Bell doesn’t just book shows, he has helped nurture a music scene that truly feels like a community.
The title of the documentary comes from the Eastbound Jesus (for whom Bell serves as manager) song of the same name. The song tells a tale of Bell as a wrestler, defeating a bear that attempts to start a drum circle at his legendary festival, Bellstock. Perhaps he never went toe to toe with a bear, but from being a star wrestler to threatening to burn drums, much of the tale is true. The song, like his life, is an entertaining ride.