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Jan 30, 2014 — Traditional Arts in Upstate New York, TAUNY, celebrates the start of a new season of exhibits and programs this weekend. You're invited to stop by TAUNY on Friday night for a kick-off event that will include new and old-time music.
Singer/songwriter and banjo player Camilla Ammirati joined Todd Moe in the studio for her brand of bluegrass and swing music and a preview of TAUNY's upcoming season. Go to full article
Jul 05, 2013 — Yesterday, two of our summer interns were at a cookout being held for summer interns, researchers or fellows. While doing interviews for their upcoming "town-gown" story in Canton, one of them just couldn't ignore the banjo playing in the background. Josh Cameron sat down with Camilla Ammirati to learn a little more about this banjo player. Go to full article
Burlington, VT, Nov 18, 2011 — Putnam Smith is a singer/songwriter from Maine who travels the country with antique musical instruments, telling stories about friends and strangers he meets along the way. He's playing tonight in Burlington and tomorrow in Saranac Lake. Joel Hurd has a preview. Go to full article
Saranac Lake, NY, Dec 08, 2010 — Folk balladeer Lee Knight joined Todd Moe in the studio this morning to share some favorite Christmas music with roots in Appalachia. Knight, who grew up in Saranac Lake, lives in North Carolina and has dedicated his career to preserving traditional music in the Adirondacks and the Appalachians. He became familiar with the cultures of both regions in college and learned the stories and music from traditional sources -- the people who had them as part of their community for generations. Go to full article
Feb 22, 2006 — The Adirondack Museum's "Cabin Fever Sundays" program continues at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts this Sunday afternoon (1:30). Museum Educator Christine Campeau will share historic photos of life in logging camps, and musician Lee Knight will sing traditional Adirondack ballads. Knight grew up in Saranac Lake and now lives in North Carolina. He stopped by our studios to chat with Todd Moe about music traditions in the Adirondacks and Appalachia. Go to full article