WGNA presents The Battle of the Bands at Vapor in Saratoga Casino and Raceway on Thursday, November 14, 2013.

Meet The Back 40 Band!

Your Name: Frank Valenti
Title: Band Leader

Q: Who are the members of your band and where are they from? 

A: Frank Valenti/Wynantskill,NY
Dan Hogan/Latham,NY
Eddie Legenbauer/Potenskill,NY
Kenny Stronach/Troy,NY
George Schacher/Ballston Spa, NY

Q: How and when did the group come together? 

A: Formed in 1999 by Frank Valenti/Eddie Legenbauer/Kenny Stronach.

Q: What do you consider as your group's career highlight? 

A: One of our biggest highlights was opening up for our 1st national act Rascal Flatts in 2000 in Verona, NY.  Since then we have opened for over 50 National Acts.

Q: How would you describe your bands sound and image? 

A: A Kickin Country Sound / Performing Today's Hits and Hits of the past 20 years.

Q: How did your group decide on it's name? 

A: When we were trying to decide on a name We were trying to find some country terms. Eddie talked about how he used to hang out on the back40 of his family farm.