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In Concert
Jul 30, 2014 — The Mississippi musician became serious about the blues after an injury stopped him from pursuing a basketball career. Singleton joins World Cafe to play three songs and tell the full story.
Jul 29, 2014 — The former Rilo Kiley frontwoman performs four songs from her newly released solo album, The Voyager, live in the World Cafe studios.
Jul 29, 2014Dark Arc is a pastiche of gentle lyrical moments and punk anthems, often within the same tune. In the NPR offices, the Ohio band performs three alternately brooding and stomping songs from the album.
Jul 29, 2014 — We saw more than 50 bands over three days during the 55th anniversary of the Newport Folk Festival in seaside Rhode Island. Here are some of the moments we'll remember.
Jul 29, 2014 — The resume of Jeff Tweedy includes groundbreaking bands Uncle Tupelo and Wilco and a new album made with his teenage son. Tweedy performed at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival on Sunday, July 27.
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The UpNorth Concert Hall specializes in recordings of live performance in regional venues. Listen to guest artists or submit your own digital audio from your garage band, string ensemble, church choir or poetry slam.

Latest Performances

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Painting: "Dolmen in the Snow," Caspar David Friedrich, 1807
Painting: "Dolmen in the Snow," Caspar David Friedrich, 1807

Selections from Franz Schubert's "Winterreise" (Winter's Journey)

Part of the High Peaks Opera program "A Winter's Journey in Song," featuring bass-baritone George Cordes and pianist Elizabeth Cordes. Recorded in December 2011 at Calvary United Methodist Church, Long Lake, NY, as part of the Long Lake Friends of the Arts concert series.

HPO will host the annual Tri-Lakes Messiah Community Sing in Tupper Lake on December 8, 2013. For more information, go to the High Peaks Opera website.  Go to full article
Minor Swing live in the studio at NCPR
Minor Swing live in the studio at NCPR

Potsdam's Minor Swing brings their "Gypsy Jazz" back to NCPR's Studio

Potsdam's Minor Swing warmed up a sub-zero morning in the North Country with their own take on Django Reinhart-inspired "gypsy jazz" as they played live in our studio.  Go to full article
Jim Gaudet and The Railroad Boys onstage at Indian Lake. Photo: Barb Heller
Jim Gaudet and The Railroad Boys onstage at Indian Lake. Photo: Barb Heller

NCPR Music Video: Jim Gaudet & The Railroad Boys live in Indian Lake

August 20, 2012 was a great night at the Indian Lake Theater. Jim Gaudet and The Railroad Boys were rocking the house, and NCPR was broadcasting the concert live. If you missed the show, here's a little video sample--two songs recorded and produced by NCPR's Joel Hurd, and used by permission of the performers. Watch them play "If It Ain't Cajun I Ain't Gettin' Up" and "You Don't Know What I Know."  Go to full article

A Musical Gift for All with the GFSO

The Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Charles Peltz, and the GFSO Children's Chorus perform holiday favorites. Recorded live at Glens Falls High School December 11, 2011.  Go to full article
The Acoustic Brothers
The Acoustic Brothers

The Acoustic Brothers' anti-smoking song

The Acoustic Brothers are a quartet from Waddington, NY. They recently partnered with the St. Lawrence County Tobacco Program to record an anti-moking song.  Go to full article

The Orchestra of Northern New York performs Alton Clingan's Circle of Faith

The Orchestra of Northern New York under the direction of Kenneth Andrews performing Alton Clingan's Circle of Faith - The Words of Chief Seattle. Featuring The SilverCloud Singers with Leader Kevin Tarrant, Narrator Darren Bonaparte, and James VanDemark, Double Bass.  Go to full article

A North Country Christmas with the Glens Falls Symphony

The Glens Falls Symphony, under the direction of Charles Peltz, is joined by the GFSO Children's Chorus and singer & fiddler Lissa Schneckenburger and guitarist Bethany Waickman for a concert of holiday favorites. Recorded December 12, 2010.  Go to full article
Mark Elliot
Mark Elliot

Singer-songwriter Mark Elliot on String Fever (Hour 2)

Nashville-based singer-songwriter Mark Elliot gave a brilliant performance on String Fever with Barb Heller. This is the second hour of the program. The North Country's own Roy Hurd, an old friend of Mark's, joined in the lively conversation between songs.  Go to full article
Mark Elliot
Mark Elliot

Singer-songwriter Mark Elliot on String Fever (Hour 1)

Nashville-based singer-songwriter Mark Elliot gave a brilliant performance on String Fever with Barb Heller. This is the first hour of the program. The North Country's own Roy Hurd, an old friend of Mark's, joined in the lively conversation between songs.  Go to full article

Going Home performed by Dead Men's Hollow

Going Home was written by Pat Duniho, a North Country native who grew up alongside the Au Sable River in view of Whiteface mountain. He now lives in Plattsburgh, NY, where he's raising a daughter, teaching high school art, making his own instruments (including a fiddle and a mandolin,) painting, and writing songs. His daughter-in-law plays fiddle for DC-based Americana bad Dead Men's Hollow. The song will appear on their new CD, Angels' Share, due to be released September 21.  Go to full article

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