Cortland Band Small Town Shade

Up & Coming Locals Opening For Frankie Ballard

Singer Nick Stark, and guitarists Rocco Rich and Jeremy Barbour from Small Town Shade perform an original song and talk about opening for country music favorite Frankie Ballard. They have become a staple in the Central New York music scene, with their new album “Ring It Up” debuting just last month.


The group began as a duo back in the summer of 2015, but within the last couple of years, they have added three members, including Rich, Barbour, and bassist Michael Marcey.

They have been nominated for a People’s Choice Sammy Award. Small Town Shade was also awarded the 2016 Modern Country Breakthrough Band of the Year from the Josie Music Awards in Nashville.

Small Town Shade will be opening for Frankie Ballard at 8 p.m. this Friday at the Westcott Theater along with many gigs planned for the upcoming months.The tickets for the show are $25. For more information about upcoming tour dates and the band, visit

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