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Live in the Clubs: Jo Henley songs focus on Schenectady

Band member Campolieto gets personal in creating songs

From left, Kent Stephens, Ben Lee, Andy Campolieto and Mike Dingley are the members of Jo Henley. The band will be at Moon & River Cafe on Saturday.
From left, Kent Stephens, Ben Lee, Andy Campolieto and Mike Dingley are the members of Jo Henley. The band will be at Moon & River Cafe on Saturday.
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When Andy Campolieto decided to write about his boyhood home of Schenectady for “Mohawk,” the third studio album of his Boston-based band Jo Henley, he wanted to create something that was more than just a history lesson. There’s history on the album, to be sure. Over the course of 14 songs, Campolieto tackles the Kittie West excursion boat that used to ferry passengers on the Erie Canal (“The Kittie West”), familiar Schenectady locations (“Clinton’s Ditch”) ...


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