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Jonathan Foster.  Photo:  Jonathan Foster
Jonathan Foster. Photo: Jonathan Foster

New Music: Jonathan Foster's "Sabbatical"

You can take a musician out of the Adirondacks, but somewhere in the music there's still a link back home. California singer-songwriter Jonathan Foster released his debut studio album, Sabbatical, earlier this year.

It's the result of a monthly song-writing and recording project that suddenly became a full length record. Foster grew up in Cranberry Lake, studied biology at SUNY-ESF in Syracuse and in 2004, settled on the west coast.  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

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

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