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In Concert
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.
Jul 29, 2014 — The Bright Eyes singer has learned to channel his youthful intensity into real showmanship. Conor Oberst performed at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival on Sunday, July 27.
Jul 29, 2014 — A heartwarming crowd-pleaser on stage and record, Dawes has become a Newport Folk Festival mainstay. The California roots-rock band 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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from Platero y yo, performed by Lynn McGrath, excerpt 2

North Country classical guitarist Lynn McGrath shares music written by Italian composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco to accompany sections of Platero y yo, a popular work by Spanish poet Juan Ramon Jimenez. McGrath also provides her own translations of the poetry.  Go to full article

The Blue Note: Chris Kowanko and Byron Renderer Live

Two thirds of the Upper Jay-based alternative trio Monsterbuck were Ellen Rocco's live guests in the NCPR production studio. Chris Kowanko and Byron Renderer play a sampling of their original compositions, which earned them Esquire magazine accolades as "one of the top five unsigned bands on MySpace.  Go to full article
Members of the <em>String Fever</em> Jam Band in the NCPR studio.
Members of the String Fever Jam Band in the NCPR studio.

String Fever "play along with the radio" Radio Jam

String Fever host Barb Heller welcomes a whole slew of traditional musicians into the studio to perform standards and favorites. To encourage the radio audience to play along, all the sheet music was posted online. You can download this audio and play along yourself. Recordings of your home session may be posted on the String Fever page.  Go to full article
Fiddlers Gretchen Koehler and Don Woodcock
Fiddlers Gretchen Koehler and Don Woodcock

Fiddlers Gretchen Koehler and Don Woodcock live on String Fever

String Fever host Barb Heller welcomes Gretchen Koehler and Don Woodcock into the studio for some great North Country fiddling. Gretchen is the 2008 Northeast Champion fiddler, and Don is a past NYS champion. They take turns at the fiddle and the piano for some favorite tunes, and talk with Barb about the history of traditional fiddle styles.  Go to full article

Layssies moy coy, je vous en prye

Asteria performs Layssies moy coy, je vous en prye by Johannes le Grant (fl. 1420-1440). Recorded November 16, 2008 at the Church in the Hollow in Saranac, NY, as part of the Hill and Hollow Music series.  Go to full article

Mon povre cuer

Asteria performs Mon povre cuer, anon. Recorded November 16, 2008 at the Church in the Hollow in Saranac, NY, as part of the Hill and Hollow Music series.  Go to full article

The Fish is Dead: by A Million Billion (aka Ryan Smith)

This piece is for piano and 3 violinists, performed by Ryan Smith, Teresa Campbell, Erin Lynne, and Aaron Peters, multi-tracked late at night at a Super 8 Motel lobby in Lake George NY during the "Super Secret Hotel Tour" this past autumn. Mixed by Ryan Smith.  Go to full article

UpNorth Music Concert: The Fraser Clan live at Tannery Pond Community Center

In the final performance in the UpNorth Music Concert Series, The Fraser Clan, a family band of Celtic musicians and singers from Harrisville, NY, dazzled a full house at The Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek.  Go to full article

UpNorth Music Concert: Adrenaline Hayride live at Tannery Pond Community Center

In the final performance in the UpNorth Music Concert Series, Adrenaline Hayride, a group of well-seasoned bluegrass players from Saratoga Springs, NY, dazzled a full house at The Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek.  Go to full article

Cabbage Head

Performed by Dave Ruch at the NCPR Studio for UpNorth Music. This song is included on his new CD The Oldest was Born First.  Go to full article

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