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Seeing red over seeing green

— Hobin rocks on

Rock’n’roll will forever be identified with passions of youth, but that doesn’t stop aging rockers from strummin’ and shakin.’

The Todd Hobin Band – led by one of Central New York’s most durable rock artists – is one of five regional combos nominated for a Syracuse Area Music Award in the category of best rock recording of 2012.

In fact, the title of the band’s disc boldly proclaims, “It’s Not Over.”

It’s certainly not over for Hobin who started the band in Potsdam in 1974, disbanded it in the 1980s and reunited it in the 21st century. Over the years the THB took the stage more than 3,000 times at nightclubs and concert halls across the Northeast while issuing four albums.

The Sammy-nominated combo includes Hobin, guitarist-keyboardist Doug Moncrief, guitarist Bruce Fowler, bassist Brett Hobin and drummer Shawn Hobin.

Although Todd Hobin’s now in his sixth decade, he recently took a job as an adjunct instructor of music and audio engineer at Le Moyne College. Meanwhile, he continues to write and produce TV and radio commercials and audio books at Todd Hobin Studios, 8417 Oswego Road, Baldwinsville, just northwest of Liverpool.

Most of the 10 tracks on “It’s Not Over” were waxed at the B’ville studio. The songs are all original compositions including “Please Peace,” “Let It All Go” and “Who Still Loves You?”

The Hobin Band will find out if they’ll take home a trophy at the 2013 Sammy Awards show, at 7 p.m. Friday, March 8, at the Palace Theater, 2384 James St., in Eastwood. Tickets cost $20.

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