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North Country Public Radio's UpNorth Music Concert Series in Glens Falls, September 20
Only two concerts in North Country Public Radio's UpNorth Music Series remain. Don't miss your chance to see one.
Join us Saturday, September 20 from 7-9pm at the Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Falls, NY.
Performers will include:
- Dave Ruch (Americana/Adirondack): In addition to being a skilled guitarist, Dave is a scholar of traditional music in the Adirondacks. Part of his job as an educator is to offer special programs in schools all over New York State, logging over 100 stops in a school year.
- Monsterbuck (alternative rock): Esquire magazine rated this act one of the Top 5 unsigned bands on MySpace. Band member Scott Renderer describes their sound as "a really spare kind of sound that comes from a garage and a barn and has a lot of space in it..." Among other places, you can sometimes catch Monsterbuck at Recovery Lounge in Upper Jay.
Sam Hopkins Band (jazz/blues): The rich tones of Sam Hopkins voice, and the unusual inclusion of a mandolin in the band, give this act a distinct jazz sound. Sam Hopkins has been the lead vocalist in a number of rhythm & blues, jazz, and blues bands in Canada, and more recently, in the North Country. As a singer, Sam believes it's his responsibility to attract musicians who can play to what his voice creates.
The Atkinson Family Bluegrass Band: Dick and Shelene Atkinson, and their children Liza and Adam, along with family friend Mick on bass, form the Atkinson Family Band. They've had many wonderful opportunities as a family bluegrass band, including playing 4th of July celebrations at the U.S. Consulate General in Quebec City, where they were guests of the embassy.
Davidson Brothers Brew Pub in downtown Glens Falls will host our pre-concert gathering from 5:30-6:30 pm (cash bar).
Concert tickets are $5. They're available at the door or by calling Kelly at 1-877-388-6277 or emailing Kelly@ncpr.org.
The concert series is the culmination of a two-year grant from The New York State Music Fund that included a year-long tour of our region recording the work of more than 500 talented musicians, the development of a website showcasing their work, and a 3-CD set of 40 of the most memorable performances from the tour.
UpNorth Music is supported by The New York State Music Fund established by the New York State Attorney General at Rockefeller Philanthrophy Advisors.