Rock ‘n’ Roll with a Twang

Acoustic duo Black & Sparrow have been performing rock ‘n’ roll with a twang for years, but recently their music has taken on a whole new dimension with the addition of a full band.

“When we put the band together it became this unique thing that gave another dimension to our sound and we thought this is going to be great, let’s get this sound,” Klyph Black one part of the duo that makes up Black and Sparrow said.

Randolph A. Hudson III on baritone and string guitars, James Benard on drums and Mike Mazzaraco on bass join the Black and John Sparrow acoustic guitar duo.

You can find their new sound on the album, Second Time Around out now and catch it live at the Bay Street Theater next week. Sag Harbor Center and Bay Street Theater present Black & Sparrow and Hopefully Forgiven on Saturday, April 18.

“It’s going to be an evening of high energy with bands that work really well together,” Black said.

Hopefully Forgiven and Black & Sparrow have a similar sound and feel and they both approach music the same way with tight harmonies, good vocals and strong instrumentals.

Hopefully Forgiven singer/songwriters Telly Karoussos, and “Alabama Brad’ Penuel with drummer Bryan Beyer and Big bad Ben Goodale on bass also have a devoted fan base. They recently released their debut album Play On, recorded in a little barn on the east end of Long Island and are getting ready to begin a tour focusing on the Hamptons and New York City.

“It’s going to be a great show,” Black said.

Both bands will be playing original music. Fans of Black & Sparrow can look forward to songs from their acoustic duo days and the new full band, as well as, new songs that haven’t been heard before.

“We’re working on new ones all the time,” Black said.

Tickets are $20 and are available online at