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Barb Heller and Danny Gotham.  Photo: NCPR
Barb Heller and Danny Gotham. Photo: NCPR

A busy weekend of holiday music with Barb Heller, Danny Gotham

What are the winter holidays without music? Long time friends and musical collaborators Barb Heller and Danny Gotham have a busy weekend of concerts starting tonight at the Edwards Opera House, with fiddler Don Woodcock and storyteller Bill Smith. Todd Moe caught up with the duo this morning as Barb and Danny shared some of their favorite holiday music for two guitars.  Go to full article
Charlie Brennan.   Photo: Cynthia Brennan
Charlie Brennan. Photo: Cynthia Brennan

Charlie Brennan: returning to his roots in classic rock

Todd Moe shares music and conversation with Glens Falls singer/songwriter Charlie Brennan. He's out with a new CD, ...look far..., and we'll hear more about his brand of classic rock.  Go to full article
The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet performs in Hosmer Hall at SUNY Potsdam on Saturday, at 7:30pm.   Photo:  LAGQ
The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet performs in Hosmer Hall at SUNY Potsdam on Saturday, at 7:30pm. Photo: LAGQ

Preview: LAGQ in Potsdam

The Grammy Award-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet will perform music of Japan, Cuba, Spain and Latin America in a concert Saturday night in SUNY Potsdam's Hosmer Hall. The concert is presented by Community Performance Series. For more than 30 years, the LAGQ have set the standard among guitar ensembles. Todd Moe spoke with founding member William Kanengiser about Saturday night's concert. The quartet, along with a guitar orchestra of 24 guitarists, will perform a Japanese composition by Shingo Fujii, entitled Shikki, written to honor the victims of the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan two years ago.  Go to full article
Members of the Caramelo Trio on stage
Members of the Caramelo Trio on stage

Caramelo Trio: Latin contemporary live at NCPR

Caramelo Trio joined us live in the studio this morning to share some all original Latin contemporary music. The goup based in Potsdam, NY includes cellist Beth Robinson, guitarist Oscar Sarmiento, and percussionist Stephen Farina.

Set list: Secret Weapon, November Lament, Procrastination Tango, and Gazambo.  Go to full article
The headstock of the guitar Tracy inlayed for the FarmAid 25th Anniversary concert.  John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson, Dave Matthews and Neil Young all played this guitar in the concert. Image courtesy Tracy Cox
The headstock of the guitar Tracy inlayed for the FarmAid 25th Anniversary concert. John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson, Dave Matthews and Neil Young all played this guitar in the concert. Image courtesy Tracy Cox

Traditional techniques make modern instruments

This holiday week, we're taking a second listen to one of our favorite series of 2012. This May, we profiled people doing traditional work, including a North Country craftsman who builds stringed instruments and applies inlay to them in a way that is the same as it has been done for generations.

Joel Hurd, a guitar enthusiast himself, traveled to Parishville to meet Tracy Cox.  Go to full article
Guitarist Paul Meyers
Guitarist Paul Meyers

Preview: New music by guitarist Paul Meyers

A busy jazz guitarist with North Country roots is releasing a new CD this week, and will be celebrating with a house concert near Potsdam tomorrow night. Joel Hurd tells us more.  Go to full article
Christopher Battles
Christopher Battles

Christopher Battles: busking among the subway trains

Musician Christopher Battles is hoping to make his mark as an acoustic singer/songwriter in the big city. He grew up in Oswego, graduated from the Crane School of Music last spring and now lives in New York City. He studied percussion and music education at Crane, and when he's not performing on the street or the stage at a coffee house, he's a substitute band teacher.

In the coming months, Christopher Battles will share his musical journey via audio postcards. We'll hear occasional stories of his new life -- the pressures, emotional highs and lows and what it's like for an upstate troubadour in the big city.

Earlier this summer, he released his first solo EP recording, titled Miles upon Miles. Not quite a single and not quite an album, EPs are usually an artist's debut recording and contain just a few musical tracks.

Battles takes new music and familiar favorites along while busking (street performing) at subway stops. For many musicians, busking is the showbiz equivalent of an entry-level job.  Go to full article
Christopher Battles
Christopher Battles

Christopher Battles, chasing his musical dream

New York City has always held a special place in the American imagination. For generations, it has inspired more than its fair share of musical dreams.

Musician Christopher Battles is hoping to make his mark as an acoustic singer/songwriter. He graduated from the Crane School of Music last spring and moved from his upstate hometown -- Oswego -- to New York City. He studied percussion and music education at Crane, and when he's not busking at a subway stop or on stage at a coffee house, he's a substitute band teacher.

Next Saturday, he'll release his first solo EP recording, titled Miles upon Miles. Not quite a single and not quite an album, EPs are usually an artist's debut recording and contain just a few musical tracks.

In the coming months, Christopher Battles has agreed to share his musical journey via audio postcards. We'll hear occasional stories of his new life -- the pressures, emotional highs and lows and what it's like for an upstate troubadour in the big city.  Go to full article
The headstock of the guitar Tracy inlayed for the FarmAid 25th Anniversary concert.  John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson, Dave Matthews and Neil Young all played this guitar in the concert.
The headstock of the guitar Tracy inlayed for the FarmAid 25th Anniversary concert. John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson, Dave Matthews and Neil Young all played this guitar in the concert.

Guitar maker Tracy Cox embraces traditional techniques to make modern instruments

While reporting on traditional work the last couple of weeks, we learned about a North Country craftsman who builds stringed instruments and applies inlay to them in a way that is the same as it has been done for generations. It wasn't long before Joel Hurd, a guitar enthusiast himself, was on his way to Parishville to meet Tracy Cox.  Go to full article
Clockwise from left: Paul Meyers, Danny Gotham and Richard Stephan
Clockwise from left: Paul Meyers, Danny Gotham and Richard Stephan

Three guitarists unite in Norwood

Three master guitarists from Potsdam: Paul Meyers, Danny Gotham and Richard Stephan, will be getting together for the first time as a trio tomorrow night at the Norwood Village Green Concert Series. There will be plenty of jazz standards, some original tunes and a few surprises. Joel Hurd has a preview.  Go to full article

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