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Gary Sikes, Janine Smith and Barry Smith
Gary Sikes, Janine Smith and Barry Smith

About Kit Cornell

Kit Cornell is a three piece group from Jefferson County, NY. Barry Smith plays all instruments except the drums, Gary Sikes plays drums and Janine Smith is the singer. They had their recording session on November 8, 2006. Barry played all of the instruments along with a click track, then Gary added the drums, and finally Janine sang the songs. Jill Breit interviewed Barry before their recording session.  Go to full article
Against Reality
Against Reality

About Against Reality

This young metal, alternative rock band from Watertown, NY has been working on their sound for a while, and are just starting to perform live. In developing their own material, they are inspired by bands like As I Lay Dying. While they agree that loud volume is a trademark of their style, the members of this band say that "high energy is more important than anything." Before their November 2006 recording session they spoke with Jill Breit.  Go to full article
Tom Mitchell
Tom Mitchell

About Holiday Road

Tom Mitchell, the lead performer with Holiday Road, has written so many songs that he decided he better do something about getting them out for the public to hear. He credits his family and friends with giving him the encouragement to assemble a band. One member of this band toured up and down the East Coast with the Ray John band. On Room 202, Amanda Bradbury lends a hand with vocals.  Go to full article

About Queen August

It was a surprise for the UpNorth Music team to find a group of men born in the 80s so ardently devoted to the sound of 70s progressive rock, but Queen August is absolutely committed to bringing the complex structure of prog music back to the pop music scene. They like that it's hard to play and that it encompasses so many musical influences.  Go to full article

About Faith Has Fallen

This band plays metalcore, a form of music that developed out of heavy metal. Since there are not many opportunities for metalcore bands to perform their music locally, Faith Has Fallen tries to reach metalcore enthusiasts through traveling to other regions and online. They compose songs as a group, starting with guitar riffs for which they compose lyrics. This is very loud, aggressive music performed by some very talented guys.  Go to full article

Birthday tribute to Chuck Berry

Adirondack folksinger Dan Berggren has put together a special birthday feature on Chuck Berry, the Father of Rock & Roll. He tells about one of his all-time favorite concerts.  Go to full article
Billy Martin, John Medeski, and Chris Wood are ready for a special acoustic show in Potsdam.
Billy Martin, John Medeski, and Chris Wood are ready for a special acoustic show in Potsdam.

Wide Open Groove With Medeski, Martin & Wood

Groove masters Medeski, Martin & Wood bring their unique mix of jazz, rock, funk, and experimentation to Potsdam Friday. The keyboard-bass-drum trio came together in the New York City music scene of the 1990s. A few opening shows for the rock band Phish in 1996 catapulted them to the top of the jam band scene. They've played all over the world. They've tabbed Potsdam for a rare acoustic performance. David Sommerstein has this profile.  Go to full article

Potsdam Fest Rocks Market St.

The heavy rain on Friday and Saturday didn't stop the music, food, and good times at the 39th Annual Potsdam Summer Festival. Bands played all day and late into the night. David Sommerstein hung out on Market Street Friday afternoon to sample the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes. He sent this audio collage.  Go to full article
Jay Nash
Jay Nash

Preview: 2nd Annual Rock for the River in Clayton

Musicians from around the country gather at the Clayton Opera House Saturday, 7/2, 8 pm for the 2nd annual Rock for the River benefit concert for the environmental group Save the River. It's the brainchild of Los Angeles singer/guitarist Jay Nash. Originally from Syracuse, Nash spent most summers playing guitar in the Thousand Islands and still considers it home. Nash told Todd Moe that after the inaugural Rock for the River concert, he and musician friend Joe Purdy spent last Labor Day weekend in a cottage in the middle of the St. Lawrence River writing and recording a cd: A Stream Up North.  Go to full article
Jay Nash
Jay Nash

Preview: Rock for the River in Clayton

Musicians from around the country gather at the Clayton Opera House tonight (7:30) for Rock for the River, a benefit concert for the environmental group "Save the River". Todd Moe talks with Los Angeles singer/guitarist Jay Nash who came up with the idea for the concert. Originally from Syracuse, Nash spent most of his summers playing guitar in the Thousand Islands and still considers it home.  Go to full article

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