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In Concert
Aug 22, 2014 — One of the first big blog-rock bands visits Morning Becomes Eclectic to perform "Coming Down," the first single from its new fourth album, Only Run.
Aug 22, 2014 — The multimillion-selling singer-songwriter plays songs from her new album, Shine On, and discusses how her divorce and the death of her father have affected her work.
Aug 22, 2014 — The vocalist, bassist and songwriter performs her own song "Movie" and a lighthearted rendition of the standard "Tea for Two" for host Michael Feinstein.
Aug 22, 2014 — On this program from 2001, the bassist takes center stage to discuss his favorite gigs and jam with host Marian McPartland in "Billie's Bounce" and "Midnight Sun."
Aug 21, 2014 — The bassist, singer and songwriter performs music from her new album (Comet, Come To Me) and discusses how Nina Simone's work influences her own.
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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.

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Three Gambian songs performed by Al-Haji Papa Susso

Al-Haji Papa Susso is a griot and master kora player from Gambia, now living in the Bronx and visiting the North Country to teach and perform. Griot is a word of French origin for a traditional storyteller/singer of the Mandinka culture in West Africa. David Sommerstein interviewed Susso while he played and sang in the NCPR studio. He described the three songs recorded here as: a song about saying no to enemies and slavery, a favorite song (though they are all favorites) and, a song celebrating peace and those who fought slavery.  Go to full article

Bahia, February 2 and Hawking performed by Steven White

Steven F. White is a poet and translator teaching at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY. During August 2001, he performed a selection of twenty years of his poems and translations in the NCPR studio, where they have been mixed into a rich brew of poetry, music, chant and ambient sound called Transversions.  Go to full article
John Zachary photo.
John Zachary photo.

Steel string medleys performed by Danny Gotham

Former String Fever host Dan Gotham shared the stage with current host Barb Heller for a concert at Canton's Unitarian Universalist Church in the summer of 2001. The following is from his solo set.

Playlist:
Medley: Freight Train, Candy Man, Fishin' Hole, Mr. Sandman
The Poet at the Picnic, D Gotham
Medley: Whiskey Before Breakfast, Church Street Blues
Medley: Sailor's Hornpipe, Ode to Joy, The Banks of the Ohio
Medley: Sail Away Ladies, Cindy  Go to full article

Four Guitar Duets performed by Dan Gotham and Barb Heller

Former String Fever host Dan Gotham was joined by current host Barb Heller for a concert at Canton's Unitarian Universalist Church.

Playlist:
Windy and Warm, JP Loudermilk
Si Bheag, Si Mhor, T O'Carolan
Orphan Girl, G Welch
RU From Oxbow, D Gotham  Go to full article

Montreal Waltz and Dark Isle performed by the Bog Trodders

Ross Davison of the Bog Trodders (Potsdam, NY) sent us this home recording of The Montreal Waltz (Ross Davison & Mike Hartigan) and a version of Dark Isle recorded at a Bog Trodders rehearsal. The Bog Trodders are (l. to r.) Mark Seymour, Mike Hartigan, Ross Davison, and Leslie Schwartz.  Go to full article

Songs: Georgia Rag and Please Don't Go by Automatic Slim

Baltimore bluesman Automatic Slim plays Georgia Rag and Please Don't Go at the NCPR studio as a guest on The Blue Note, Tuesday, July 3, 2001.  Go to full article

Three Hymns from Malawi

A delegation from Malawi is visiting the region this month, sponsored by the Presbytery of Northern New York. Members sing three songs from the Hymnal of the Presbyterian Synod of Livingstonia.

Singers: Rev. Maurice Chauka Munthali, Lincian Ardwell Sambo (nee Nyanthala), Unious Lomdaka Jenda, Margaret Kasambara (nee Mtika)  Go to full article

Song: Redneck Express by The Maynard Brothers Band

The Maynard Brothers Band from Johnsonville, NY, performing Redneck Express. Recorded live on NCPR's The Blue Note, May 8, 2001.  Go to full article

Song: All My Lovin' performed by the Pointercounts

The SUNY Potsdam a capella group, the Pointercounts, performing All my Lovin' live during the NCPR regional news hour, March 30, 2001.  Go to full article

Dam Builders and Vow performed by Dale Hobson

Dale Hobson, NCPR Webnaut from Potsdam, New York, reading Dam Builders and Vow before a rowdy crowd at Martha And Ev's annual barn party, February 2001.  Go to full article

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