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Singer, songwriter, and banjo player Camilla Ammirati will help celebrate the re-opening of The TAUNY Center in Canton Friday, from 5 to 7 p.m.  Photo:  Susanna Rosen
Singer, songwriter, and banjo player Camilla Ammirati will help celebrate the re-opening of The TAUNY Center in Canton Friday, from 5 to 7 p.m. Photo: Susanna Rosen

TAUNY opens a new season with old-timey music

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

Preview: Robin and Linda Williams in Saranac Lake

Robin and Linda Williams are nearing their 40th anniversary of playing music together, and earlier this year released a new album, These Old Dark Hills. It's filled with a dozen fresh new songs and rich harmonies, including musical tributes to well-loved dogs.

Throughout their career, which has included many performances on A Prairie Home Companion, Robin and Linda Williams have thrilled folk and bluegrass fans alike. They'll bring their band and some of their new music to the Adirondacks this weekend with a concert at Pendragon Theater in Saranac Lake on Sunday night at 7 pm. The broadcast audio for this story incorrectly stated the concert time as 8 pm. NCPR regrets the error.

Todd Moe caught up with the duo by phone from their home in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley. He asked them about the inspiration for their newest recording.  Go to full article
Shelene, Liza, Richard and Laura Atkinson
Shelene, Liza, Richard and Laura Atkinson

The Atkinson Family Band: Full interview

Full version of Nora Flaherty's conversation with the Atkinson Family Band  Go to full article
Liza, Laura and Shelene Atkinson
Liza, Laura and Shelene Atkinson

Family band, family business

The Atkinson Family Band has been making bluegrass music since the '90s. In that time it has released several albums and become a staple of the summer festival scene. And now they're looking to make their band more of a business.

Nora Flaherty talked with the Atkinsons as part of NCPR's new occasional series on North Country business owners.  Go to full article

Folk music with a bluegrass/country twist

The Vermont group, PossumHaw, ventures over to the New York side of Lake Champlain for a gig at the Cadyville Concert Hall on Saturday night (7:30). Todd Moe talks with Colby Crehan, lead singer of the ensemble. She shares her thoughts on writing and making music and PossumHaw's brand of bluegrass and folk.  Go to full article

Folk music with a bluegrass/country twist

The Vermont group, PossumHaw, ventures over to the New York side of Lake Champlain for a gig at the Cadyville Concert Hall on Saturday night (7:30). Todd Moe talks with Colby Crehan, lead singer of the ensemble. She shares her thoughts on writing and making music and PossumHaw's brand of bluegrass and folk.  Go to full article
Frankenpine's newest CD
Frankenpine's newest CD

Frankenpine: old-time bluegrass with a modern twist

To most of us, a frankenpine is a cell phone tower trying to pass itself off a a pine tree. But for an increasing number of music fans in New York City and the North Country, Frankpenpine is an acoustic string band with a unique sound and some strong ties to the Adirondacks.

As part of our week-long series looking at the culture and business of the region's music industry, Joel Hurd has this profile.  Go to full article

Preview: The Gibson Brothers in Indian Lake

The Gibson brothers will be playing a concert Friday night at the Indian Lake Theatre to celebrate the 10th anniversary of NCPR's Adirondack Bureau. This North Country group is finding itself more and more in-demand across the country, and has a brand new release, Ring the Bell, on Compass Records. A couple of weeks ago, Barb Heller talked with Eric Gibson and began by asking him about the song Iron and Diamonds, which was just nominated for an international Bluegrass Music Association song of the year award.  Go to full article
Members of the <em>String Fever</em> Jam Band in the NCPR studio.
Members of the String Fever Jam Band in the NCPR studio.

String Fever "play along with the radio" Radio Jam

String Fever host Barb Heller welcomes a whole slew of traditional musicians into the studio to perform standards and favorites. To encourage the radio audience to play along, all the sheet music was posted online. You can download this audio and play along yourself. Recordings of your home session may be posted on the String Fever page.  Go to full article
Toughcats: Joe Nelson, Jake Greenlaw and Colin Gulley
Toughcats: Joe Nelson, Jake Greenlaw and Colin Gulley

Preview: the Toughcats in Lowville

The members of the band Toughcats aren't strangers to rural settings. They're from North Haven, an island in Penobscot Bay, Maine, and have performed in fields, bars and boats. You'll hear their music in Lowville as part of the Black River Valley Concert series this Saturday night. Todd Moe spoke with band member Colin Gulley about the inspiration for the acoustic trio's brand of bluegrass, folk and rock.  Go to full article

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