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Sylvain Foisy, Gretchen Koehler, Brandt Kronholm and Rebecca Koehler will perform at ONNY's "American Pops" concert tonight in Potsdam and tomorrow night in Watertown.  Photo: Harold Ellingsen
Sylvain Foisy, Gretchen Koehler, Brandt Kronholm and Rebecca Koehler will perform at ONNY's "American Pops" concert tonight in Potsdam and tomorrow night in Watertown. Photo: Harold Ellingsen

Fiddling family to feature in ONNY "Pops" concerts

The Orchestra of Northern New York presents its annual summer "American Pops" concert tonight at 7 pm in SUNY-Potsdam's Hosmer Hall, and tomorrow night at 8 pm in Watertown's Thompson Park. The concert will feature Fourth of July favorites like "Liberty Fanfare," "The Stars and Stripes Forever" and "1812 Overture."

This week's concerts will also feature fiddler Gretchen Koehler, joined by her sister, Rebecca on fiddle, brother-in-law Brandt Kronholm on guitar and son Sylvain Foisy step dancing and fiddling.

Todd Moe stopped by Gretchen's Potsdam home yesterday for music and conversation during an impromptu living room recital.  Go to full article
Steve Smith
Steve Smith

Guitars by day, music by night

Steve Smith says he's living his dream. He lives in Brant Lake where he shares his love of music and builds his own guitars. Musicians who've influenced his Americana-style include Steven Stills, Jerry Garcia, Johnny cash and Levon Helm. He's been a musician most of his life, and plays guitar, bass, drums and piano. You'll hear his music at a solo concert in Lake Placid tonight and a concert in North Creek with the SL Smith Band on Sunday afternoon. Smith told Todd Moe that living in the southern Adirondacks has had a big influence on his life and music. He's off to Nashville later this year to record a new album. And there are other life changes. His sister's death a year ago pushed this former carpenter into making music and guitars full time.  Go to full article

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