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Preview: Blues Pianist Bob Malone

Bob Malone's talent for playing New Orleans style piano blues has taken him to Europe, Japan and hundreds of concert halls and blues clubs from coast to coast?but he's never played in the North Country. All that will change tomorrow night with a performance at the Lowville Academy Auditorium at 8 o'clock. Joel Hurd has a preview.  Go to full article

Preview: Chamber Trio Strata

Hill and Hollow Music begins its ninth season of Sunday afternoon concerts this weekend with a world class trio performing in the village of Saranac. Joel Hurd has a preview.  Go to full article
Mary Dial surveys the blank pallette of one of her gardens in spring.
Mary Dial surveys the blank pallette of one of her gardens in spring.

Gardens Galore!

If you're having trouble finding enough time to tend to your garden this summer, imagine how busy Mary Dial must be. Her home, overlooking the St. Lawrence River near Clayton is surrounded by eleven gardens. Her gardens have been featured in the New York Times and most recently won a Golden Trowel Award from Garden Design magazine. A couple of weeks ago Mary took a break to show us around.  Go to full article

Preview: Spencer Bohren in Lowville

After a couple of weeks of playing for the bourbon street crowd at Mardi Gras, blues musician Spencer Bohren pays a visit to the North Country with a stop in Lowville tomorrow evening. Joel Hurd has a preview.  Go to full article

Preview: Lowville Library Winter Concert Series Saturday Night

This Saturday evening the Lowville Library Winter Concert Series continues with a concert by one of the fastest rising and commercially successful jazz duos in the country. Joel Hurd has a preview.  Go to full article

Preview: New Hollywood String Quartet in Saranac

This Sunday afternoon a little bit of Hollywood comes to the village of Saranac as Hill and Hollow Music presents four of the busiest string musicians in the film industry in a concert of traditional classical music and pieces inspired by the films of Alfred Hitchcock. Joel Hurd has a preview.  Go to full article

Fourth Graders Singing the Blues

The Don Washington Blues Band along with fourth graders from Kennedy Elementary School in Ogdensburg performs an original blues tune that the students wrote and recorded for Black History Month.  Go to full article

People: Rockwell Blake, Tenor

Joel Hurd profiles Rockwell Blake, one of the most renowned tenors in the world and a Plattsburgh native.  Go to full article

Maelstrom Percussion Wraps Up North Visit

A profile of the Maelstrom Percussion Ensemble, the Buffalo-based group is working with students in the Plattsburgh area, and wrapping up their visit with a concert at the Saranac Central School this Sunday. Joel Hurd has a profile.  Go to full article

Theme Music Composed for the Morning New Hour

Paul Siskind made a truly unique contribution to North Country Public Radio, composing the theme music used during our morning news hour and arranging it in many styles for different types of ensembles. Paul teaches composition and music theory at The Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam. Joel Hurd reports.  Go to full article

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