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In Concert
Jul 31, 2014 — The young singer-songwriter from Oklahoma performs three songs from his debut, live in the studio.
Jul 31, 2014 — Watch the unpeggable songwriter perform a B-side from her classic album, I Am Shelby Lynne, live on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic.
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.
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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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Song: Mustang Sally by Hot Rods on Blocks

Hot Rods On Blocks performing Mustang Sally live on The Radio Bob Show, January 17, 2001.

Left: Radio Bob--the early years: at the keyboard in 1967 (a very good year).  Go to full article

Two Tuvan songs performed by Ional Sam

Sixteen-year old Tuvan throat singer Ional Sam toured the Adirondacks in December 2000 as part of a visiting Russian delegation. Brian Mann recorded him in Ray Brook.  Go to full article

Song: Early in the Morning by the King-Tones

The King-Tones performing "Early in the Morning," live on The Blue Note. Recorded in the NCPR studio, September 26, 2000.  Go to full article

How Hermit Thrush Got His Song

Ray Fadden (Tehanetorens), Mohawk Elder and educator of Onchiota NY, tells the traditional story "How Hermit Thrush Got His Song."  Go to full article

Two fiddle tunes performed by music historian Alice Clemens

Alice co-founded the North American Fiddlers Hall of Fame, which maintains an extensive archive and sponsors fiddling events each year. For her work as a preservationist and performer, she was recognized by TAUNY (Traditional Arts in Upstate New York) with a North Country Heritage Award. She performs the traditional Irish tune The Irish Washerwoman and her own composition God's Blessing on Four Strings.  Go to full article

Song: Helplessly Hoping performed by the Singing Sinners

The women's vocal ensemble Singing Sinners from St. Lawrence University performing Helplessly Hoping. Recorded in the NCPR studio, May 2000.  Go to full article

The Last Farewell and Come All Ye Maidens performed by Colleen Cleveland

For their work as preservationists and performers, Colleen and her father Jim were recognized by TAUNY (Traditional Arts in Upstate New York) with a North Country Heritage Award.  Go to full article

Queen Jane performed by Sara Cleveland

Sara Cleveland was a nationally-famous ballad singer of her generation. We hear her version of the British ballad Queen Jane, the only known recording from a US source. Her son Jim and grandaughter Colleen carry on the family ballad tradition.  Go to full article

Song: Insomniac performed by the Singing Saints

St. Lawrence University's men's vocal ensemble, The Singing Saints, performed this arrangement of Insomnia in May 1999.  Go to full article

Song: Paper Chase performed by Adiradical Blue and Friends

Adiradical Blue and Friends performing Paper Chase. 1977 Kent Gregson. Recorded in Sweetfish studios, February 1997, by Mark Fuller. Produced by Tim Ellifritz, Tom Volcheck and Kent Gregson.

Vocals: Kent Gregson, Barry Gregson. Lead guitar: Tim Ellifritz (electric), Barry Gregson (acoustic). Rythm guitar: Barry Gregson, Tom Volcheck. Bass: Chip McKibbon. Keyboard: Donna Britton. Saxophone: Frank Conti. Drums/Percussion: Jeff Britton.  Go to full article

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