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Jul 25, 2014 — The prolific singer-songwriter showcases some of his new songs — and many others from his long and frequently glorious catalog — during a live webcast from Newport, R.I.
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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

Meet the Masters: Paul & Vic Kibler, Fiddler & Pianist, Vails Mills & Plattsburgh

Vic Kibler continues a strong musical tradition in the southern Adirondacks, performing many old-standard jigs, reels, and hornpipes he got from his family. Vic's youngest son, Paul, worked with him in 1992 to produce a collection recognized as an outstanding folk recording by the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress.  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...  Go to full article

From the Vault: Chris Shaw on The Folk Show

Adirondack folksinger and storyteller Chris Shaw grew up on Lake George, in part aboard the 80-foot mahogany steamboat Sayonara captained by his father. He shared...  Go to full article
Portrait of Helen Hosmer by Juan Martinez

Helen M. Hosmer: An audio biography

Dr. Helen M Hosmer, Dean Emerita of the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam, retired in 1966 after 44 years at the school. Among the forefront of music educators in the...  Go to full article

From the Vault: Eddie Shaw and the Wolf Gang live at Django's

Chicago blues legend Eddie Shaw and his band, the Wolf Gang, made regular North Country appearances in the late 70s and early 80s. NCPR's Josh Sacco recorded them live at the...  Go to full article
The Rolling Clones vamping on the moon. Photo collage by Paul Davison.

The Vault: The Rolling Clones in concert at ATO Fraternity

Recorded at ATO Fraternity, St. Lawrence University, Canton NY, on April 3, 1982, this concert aired on NCPR's North Country Music show, hosted by Josh Sacco.
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Flying Wedge was a regular at St. Lawrence Valley music venues such as The Wild Oat in Potsdam.

From the Vault: Flying Wedge Live, 1981

In these live recordings done in part by Brian Zolner at The Proteus 9 Studio in Canton and Josh Sacco at the Hut in Colton and SLU's ATO fraternity, host Felicia Otero talks...  Go to full article

From the Vault: Makin' Bacon and friends live at WTSC On-Air Coffeehouse

Once a North Country favorite, the bluegrass band Makin' Bacon plays some tunes at the WTSC-FM live on-the-air coffeehouse on Clarkson's campus in this hour-long "North...  Go to full article

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