A new liquor store, Hop and Goblet, opened recently in South Utica. How did they make an impression on Utica? By using local icon Rainbow Young in their television commercial.

Rainbow is a staple of the Varick Street scene and can be seen strumming his guitar there and elsewhere in the city.

Take a look as his television commercial debut:

Roger McGuinn's 5 Best Songs

Roger McGuinn will be returning to Utica on November 10 to perform at the Stanley Theatre as part of MWPAI's Great Artist Series. With his signature 12-string Rickenbacker sound, McGuinn is one of my favorite artists. Here are my choices for his 5 best songs from his post-Byrds solo albums.