In early March an event was held honoring the leading members of the North Fork business and cultural community by the Suffolk Time Review folks.  It was a humbling delight for Gene and his mates to be named 2016’s “People of the Year” by the, the on-line arm of the Times.  It has been 14 years since Gene moved his musical operation to the North Fork of Long Island and recent honors from Dan’s Papers “Best of the Best”, the Long Island Music Hall of Fame citation and now this honor have made Gene and the band feel right at home.