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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 popular music venue and watering hole, Django's, in Potsdam NY on the night of April 29, 1983, for his program North Country Music.

The Band:
Eddie Shaw: vocals, saxophone and harp
"Vann" Shaw: guitar
"Shorty" Gilbert: bass
"Slim" Holt: drums
Bobby Dixon: piano  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.

The band:
John Kribs: electric guitar and vocals
Dan Gotham: electric guitar and vocals
Michael Hadfield: bass and vocals
Frank Carcaterra: drums

Concert playlist:

Walk On: B. McGhee
Better Day: B. McGhee
Full Circle: G. Clark
Folsom Prison Blues: J. Cash
Watch Out For Lucy: E. Clapton
Six Days on the Road: E. Green, C. Montgomery
Who Do You Love?: Bo Diddley
Big River: J. Cash
Trouble in Mind: R. Jones
Move It On Over: H. Williams  Go to full article
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 with and listens to the band, Flying Wedge, including five original tunes.

Band members:
Vince Nerlino - composer, lead vocals, keyboards
Pat Brown - drums
Geoffrey Titman - guitar, vocals
Fred Serfis - lead guitar, vocals
Scott Brown - bass, vocals
Brian Zolner - saxophone, soundboards  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
Band sketch by Matt Gordon, from their 1980 LP <i>Backroad Breakdown</i>.

From the Vault: St. Regis River Valley String Band in Concert c. 1975

The North Country's very own St. Regis River Valley String Band, featuring Dave Danks, Linda Danks, Bruce Foley, Billy Thatcher and Theresa Broadwell, plays traditional tunes...  Go to full article

From the Vault: 1974 Annual Russell Fiddlers' Contest

Host Jackie Sauter takes listeners to the small town of Russell, NY, and the Russell School gymnasium for the 1974 4th annual Russell Fiddlers' Contest, sponsored by the...  Go to full article

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