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Chris Smither. Source: smither.com
Chris Smither. Source: smither.com

Preview: Chris Smither in Indian Lake

As you've been hearing this week, North Country Public Radio is partnering with the Indian Lake Theater for a live concert broadcast featuring singer/songwriter Chris Smither. The concert is Friday evening at 7:00. Joel Hurd has this preview.  Go to full article

Blues for bugs

Local musicians Rick Bates, aka Tas Cru, and Chip Lamson bring their brand of blues to the studio for some live music and conversation. They've generated some serious blues world buzz -- and we'll hear music from their kids' cd that pays tribute to bugs. Why bugs? Cru has been performing these songs in kids' programs for years. He says the songs on Even Bugs Sing the Blues are inspired by children's author and illustrator, Eric Carle.  Go to full article

A passion for blues and brush

Kim Simmonds is heading into four decades of playing the Blues. He founded legendary British Blues band, Savoy Brown, in 1965. He recently finished a solo cd, and has been quietly and passionately painting and drawing for the last ten years. Simmonds hosts an exhibit of his guitar paintings and a concert at Saranac Village at Will Rogers, Saturday at 7:00 pm. Todd Moe spoke with him about connections between making music and the visual arts.  Go to full article
Hard Pushin' Pappa
Hard Pushin' Pappa

Live on Friday: Hard Pushin? Pappa

Just for fun, we've got some blues today. The trio Hard Pushin' Pappa, from Brockville, Ontario, joins us in the studio for their brand of funky, acoustic blues. Pat Johnson, Matthew Wilson and Glen Crotty host a Blues Cruise and CD Launch in the Thousand Islands tonight.  Go to full article

Hard-drivin' blues, live on the Blue Note

This afternoon from 3 to 4:45, the Blue Note with Ellen Rocco travels deep into the High peaks, to the Recovery Lounge in Upper Jay, for some raw, no-nonsense blues with Russ Bailey and Crow Party. Joel Hurd profiles the band we'll hear live on the air.  Go to full article

UpNorth Music: Gwen and Jim Tracy

Always interested in being a musician, Jim Tracy has been a member of several bands in and around his hometown of Big Moose. His daughter, Gwen, remembers waking up Saturday mornings to the sound of her father playing guitar, and her mother singing in the house. Gwen is the lead vocalist in Delia, a band that allows her strong blues voice to shine. Gwen and Jim will perform this Sunday evening (5 pm) as part of the Norwood Village Green Concert Series "In the Neighborhood Singer/Songwriter Festival." They spoke with Jill Breit after their UpNorth Music session in Old Forge last June.  Go to full article
Mark Tolstrup
Mark Tolstrup

About Mark Tolstrup

The powerful voice Mark brings to his blues act is a legacy of his years performing on the street, where you have to sing out to be heard. He still vividly remembers playing through the night on Bourbon St. in New Orleans. Mark's 1930s national steel body resonator guitar is perfect for the slide playing he favors.  Go to full article
Hard Pushin' Papa
Hard Pushin' Papa

About Hard Pushin' Papa

Athens, Ontario-based guitarist/singer Pat Johnson fronts this blues trio that also features Matthew Wilson on tuba and Glen Crotty on drums. They made a special trip to our Canton studio to be a part of UpNorth Music.  Go to full article
Russ Bailey and Steve Feinbloom
Russ Bailey and Steve Feinbloom

About Bailey & Feinbloom

Short and sweet, simple stories are the kind of blues songs Russ Bailey likes to write. They perform often near their homes in the eastern Adirondacks, hoping just to make their audiences feel happy. Steve Feinbloom claims he is often known as the guy whose bass blew up during a performance at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts.  Go to full article
Gwen and Jim Tracy
Gwen and Jim Tracy

About Gwen and Jim Tracy

Always interested in being a musician, Jim Tracy has been a member of several bands in and around his hometown Big Moose. His daughter Gwen remembers waking up Saturday mornings to the sound of her father playing guitar, and her mother singing in the house. Gwen is the lead vocalist in Delia, a band that allows her strong blues voice to shine.  Go to full article

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