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Home Cooking: Indian Corn

Produced by Beverly Hickman and Varrick Chittenden for Traditional Arts in Upstate New York and North Country Public Radio.  Go to full article

Home Cooking: Richville Harvest Dinner

Produced by Beverly Hickman and Varrick Chittenden for Traditional Arts in Upstate New York and North Country Public Radio.  Go to full article
Refugee children at Fort Ontario, 1944. Photo: National Archives.
Refugee children at Fort Ontario, 1944. Photo: National Archives.

Haven From the Holocaust

A one-hour documentary about the only refugee camp established during WW II on U.S. soil for people fleeing Nazi persecution. The camp was based at the old Fort Ontario site outside Oswego, NY. This documentary was distributed nationally to the public radio system and was recognized with an Ohio State Achievement Award in 1988. It is part of the permanent collection of the NYS Museum in Albany. Jackie Sauter and Beverly Hickman, producers; Ellen Rocco, executive producer; with special production help from Lawrence Baron.  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 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
Flying Wedge was a regular at St. Lawrence Valley music venues such as The Wild Oat in Potsdam.
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 Country Music" recording. They are followed by more music from: Mary Ann Casale - guitar, vocals and mountain dulcimer; Joe Delile - guitar; and Robin Dow - guitar and background vocals.  Go to full article
Band sketch by Matt Gordon, from their 1980 LP <i>Backroad Breakdown</i>.
Band sketch by Matt Gordon, from their 1980 LP Backroad Breakdown.

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 and answers host Jackie Sauter's questions about the origins of their group, the inspiration for their music and their aspirations for the future.  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 Russell Grange. Hear details from one of the contest judges; listen as Master of Ceremonies Merlin Childs, a well-known North Country square dance caller, introduces contestants; and delight in the traditional tunes of old-timers and new-comers.  Go to full article

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