May 08, 2004 — It was an evening of great music in a historic setting. Geoff Muldaur's concert will help restore a North Country architectural and cultural treasure, the Edwards Opera House. Muldaur was one of the great voices and musical forces to emerge from the folk, blues and folk-rock scenes centered in Cambridge, MA and Woodstock, NY during the 1960s and '70s. Just back from a tour of Japan, Geoff played Edwards as the start of a month-long US tour. He gave permission to North Country Public Radio to offer the concert in streaming-only format online. Permission is not given to make and keep a download copy, or to reproduce and distribute any or all of the concert by any means. The "download audio" link on this feature is therefore deactivated. Use the "Listen" link to stream the concert. Go to full article
Aug 19, 2003 — Canadian blues guitarist Pat Johnson was Ellen Rocco's studio guest for The Blue Note, August 19, 2003. Pat, at left, plays slide on his 1998 National Steel. Here are two numbers he played live during the show on an Oskar Graf custom steel string: his original Sweet Baby Swing, and the traditional Corinna in the Mississippi John Hurt arrangement. Go to full article
Don Washington, guitar and vocals, teaches music at Morristown Central School
May 13, 2003 — The Don Washington Band cooled out the NCPR studio May 13, 2003. The bluesman and his band are regular guests on The Blue Note. Hear three songs from their live set: I Just Want to Make Love to You,Stormy Monday and Honey Hush. Go to full article
Apr 30, 2002 — The Conrad Story Blues Band heated up a chilly spring day in the NCPR studio. The regional bluesmen were guests on The Blue Note, April 30, 2002. Here are three tracks from their 35-minute set: How Blue Can You Get? by BB King, When the Lights Go Out by Willie Dixon and Rack 'em Up by Bruce McCabe.
Performing: Rick "Conrad" Bates, lead guitar, harp and vocals, teaches education at SUNY Potsdam. Jonathan Hunkins, drums, and Chip Lamson, keyboard and vocals, teach music in Massena. Amalio Pratti, bass, vocals. Go to full article