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UpNorth Music: Queen August

NCPR is in the middle of a year-long recording project called UpNorth Music. The goal is to record as many as 150 music acts from all over the North Country and present them to you on-air and on the website Today, we'll hear words and music from the band Queen August: four guys born in the 80's whose musical influences are steeped in the progressive rock of the early 70's. They spoke with NCPR's Jill Breit before their recording session on November 8th in Sackets Harbor.  Go to full article

UpNorth Music Podcast: progressive rock in Sackets Harbor

This time UpNorth Music visits with the band Queen August. Four guys born in the eighties who have a sophisticated sound from the early seventies.  Go to full article

Giving Voice: Irate Primates

Hip-hop is the current hot spot in the melting pot of American culture, where art forms collide. Poetry, beats, music, found sound--it all comes together for Dominic Pirozzi and Carlos Moses, the duo Irate Primates. Jill Breit talked to them following their UpNorth Music recording session in Malone.  Go to full article

About the Howard Jennings Group

Listening to the Howard Jennings Group, the Dave Matthews Band comes to mind, and yes, indeed, the college students in this rock band admit that Dave Matthews is one of their biggest influences.  Go to full article
Classic Country: Carter Houk, Robert Powers, Josh Kirkpatrick, Ron Kirkpatrick and Valerie Kirkpatrick
Classic Country: Carter Houk, Robert Powers, Josh Kirkpatrick, Ron Kirkpatrick and Valerie Kirkpatrick

About Classic Country

Two members of this band have been performing together since 1971, and have brought their children into the act. Classic Country has been the house band at The Drop Inn in DeGrasse since 1998, where they are especially appreciated during hunting season for rounding out a good day in the woods.  Go to full article

About Sabbatical

This rock band has played as a cover band for five years, but now wants to move in the direction of playing original material. Guitarist Dave Parker writes most of their songs, but drummer Mike Scriminger says "we're trying to become an arranging band as a whole and work together." Scriminger is the founder and editor of Fourth Coast Entertainment, a fantastic Northern New York periodical devoted to the arts.  Go to full article
Brittany Cean
Brittany Cean

About Brittany Cean

Not many musicians can claim to be inspired by rats, but Brittany Cean loves her pet rats as much as her music, and even wrote a tune for one of them. She spoke with Jill Breit after her UpNorth Music session in Canton.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: James Brown in the ER

Today in New York City, mourners will gather at The Apollo Theater in Harlem to say goodbye to the Godfather of Soul, James Brown. Brown died early Christmas morning at the age of 73. Today's Heard Up North, comes from someone who listens regularly to NCPR over the Internet. She's a devoted James Brown fan who never saw him in concert, but did catch a glimpse of the Hardest Working Man in Show Business.  Go to full article
Chris Clarke, from Swimming In Speakers, getting ready to record for UpNorth Music.
Chris Clarke, from Swimming In Speakers, getting ready to record for UpNorth Music.

About Swimming In Speakers

Chris Clarke lived all over the United States and Europe before returning to his hometown last year. While living in Los Angeles, he became very interested in electronic music. A math whiz, Chris was delighted to discover computer programs that allow him to express himself musically. This was a fun session that involved adding live tracks to prepared sound loops.  Go to full article
Irate Primates: Carlos Moses and Dominic Pirozzi
Irate Primates: Carlos Moses and Dominic Pirozzi

About Irate Primates

Hip-hop musicians Dominic Pirozzi and Carlos Moses describe themselves as lyricists and beat makers who want to avoid the gangsta cliché of the genre. They became friends through their shared passion for literature and writing poetry. Hip-hop satisfies their love of rhythm and word play.  Go to full article

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