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Ponytail James is (from left to right) Mark Flemming, Mike Reitz, Mike Rice, Jay Hanas, and David Springall.



A Fond Farewell to Bassist Ted Sitnik

The Ponytail James Band bids a fond farewell to founding member Ted Sitnik. Ted is moving on to greener pastures after a fantastic three year run with the band. His charm, wit, excellent musical stylings and leadership will be missed by the band. Ted plans to travel a lot more and enjoy the sweet life!

Welcome Bassist Mike Rice


The Ponytail James Band is excited to welcome bassist Mike Rice into the fold. Mike has played with many bands in the Central New York area including Canyon Creek, Ironheart, Superhero and 13 Curves. Originally from NYC, Mike’s early interest in bass guitar was influenced by Berry Oakley from the Allman Brothers, John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin and Chris Squire of Yes. 

The band will be playing with Mike opening in 2022, and we are certain that he will be a great addition to the PTJ line up. Mike looks forward to meeting the members of the PTJ Army and rockin' with all of you.


The members of Ponytail James want to thank everyone for coming out to the Rocking the Redhouse Benefit Concert at the Landmark Theater on Friday March 1, 2019.  PTJ supports the arts in Central New York and thanks you for supporting this great community resource. We hope everyone had a rockin' time and thank you so much for your enthusiastic applause and standing "O"!

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