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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

Live on Friday: Guitarist Lynn McGrath

North Country classical guitarist Lynn McGrath is moving west this month to pursue her musical career. She joined Todd Moe in the studio this morning to share music inspired by Spanish poet Juan Ramón Jiménez, and his most popular work, Platero y yo.  Go to full article

UpNorth Music: Dave Ruch

In addition to being a skilled musician, Dave Rush is a scholar of traditional music in the Adirondacks. Part of his job as an educator is to offer special programs in schools all over the state. For his UpNorth Music session last summer, he sang and played guitar, mandolin and octave mandolin. After the session he spoke with Jill Breit.  Go to full article

UpNorth Music: guitarist Neil Fitzgerald

Fingerstyle guitarist Neil Fitzgerald, of Potsdam, has crafted his style around intricate, percussive playing and alternate tunings. Last September, he showed up at his UpNorth Music recording session in Plattsburgh with a couple of beautiful custom-made guitars and demonstrated the sonic possibilities of his instrument. After the session he spoke with Jill Breit.  Go to full article
Julia Sinclair
Julia Sinclair

Madrid Teen Heads to Int'l Guitar Contest

A 15-year-old classical guitarist from Madrid, in St. Lawrence county, will be traveling to California this weekend for the Parkening Young Guitarist Competition at Pepperdine University in Malibu. Julia Sinclair will be competing against other exceptional under-18 guitarists from around the world in a contest that's well-known on the classical circuit. Julia and her mother stopped by NCPR recently for a chat. She told Todd Moe that, although she's been around music all her life, she's been playing classical guitar for just a few years.  Go to full article

Preview: Guitarist Charlie Hunter in Burlington

If you're a fan of great guitar playing or great bass playing, one musician is giving you two good reasons to visit the Higher Ground Ballroom in South Burlington this Sunday night. Joel Hurd explains.  Go to full article

Flamenco Guitarist Maria Zemantauski

The power and emotion of flamenco guitar -- Albany Guitarist and composer Maria Zemantauski will be in Potsdam tonight for a concert at Creative Spirit Art Center (7 pm). Maria was a visiting artist at St. Lawrence University last fall, and she stopped by our studios for music and conversation.  Go to full article

People: Guitarist Doug Rubio

Crane School of Music guitarist Doug Rubio joins Todd Moe in the NCPR studios for music from Cuba and Brazil.  Go to full article

New Traditions: The Crane Guitar Quartet

The guitar is such a familiar instrument that we sometimes forget its true virtuosity. The Crane Guitar Ensemble joins Todd Moe in the studio for ear-dazzling compositions for the guitar.  Go to full article

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