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Mikaela Davis in the NCPR Studio. Photo: Zach Hirsch
Mikaela Davis in the NCPR Studio. Photo: Zach Hirsch

Watch: Mikaela Davis performs "River" live at NCPR

Harpist, singer and songwriter Mikaela Davis is making a big name for herself as an indie-pop harpist. She's just released her new EP Fortune Teller, completed a fifteen-stop tour, and she's just started her last semester at Crane School of Music.

She visited the NCPR studio on January 22, 2014 to play some music and talk with NCPR intern Claire Woodcock. Videographer Meghan Oretsky produced this performance of Mikaela's song River.

You can listen to the extended music/conversation piece featuring Mikaela produced by Claire Woodcock that was broadcast on The Eight O'Clock Hour.  Go to full article
Mikaela Davis. Video still: Meghan Oretsky
Mikaela Davis. Video still: Meghan Oretsky

Watch: Mikaela Davis performs "Lady Lavender" live at NCPR

Harpist, singer and songwriter Mikaela Davis is making a big name for herself as an indie-pop harpist. She's just released her new EP Fortune Teller, completed a fifteen-stop tour, and she's just started her last semester at Crane School of Music.

She visited the NCPR studio on January 22, 2014 to play some music and talk with NCPR intern Claire Woodcock. Videographer Meghan Oretsky produced this performance of Mikaela's song Lady Lavender.

You can listen to the extended music/conversation piece featuring Mikaela produced by Claire Woodcock that was broadcast on The Eight O'Clock Hour.  Go to full article
Cover of the 78 album <em>Hudson Valley Songs</em>.
Cover of the 78 album Hudson Valley Songs.

Pete Seeger sings "The Ballad of Blue Mountain Lake"

Pete Seeger visited The Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake on August 16, 2000 and performed with his grandson Tao Rodriguez. This is their version of the traditional Adirondack logger song, The Ballad of Blue Mountain Lake.

Seeger first recorded this song in 1941 for a 78 rpm album set Hudson Valley Songs.  Go to full article
Jim Gaudet and The Railroad Boys onstage at Indian Lake. Photo: Barb Heller
Jim Gaudet and The Railroad Boys onstage at Indian Lake. Photo: Barb Heller

NCPR Music Video: Jim Gaudet & The Railroad Boys live in Indian Lake

August 20, 2012 was a great night at the Indian Lake Theater. Jim Gaudet and The Railroad Boys were rocking the house, and NCPR was broadcasting the concert live. If you missed the show, here's a little video sample--two songs recorded and produced by NCPR's Joel Hurd, and used by permission of the performers. Watch them play "If It Ain't Cajun I Ain't Gettin' Up" and "You Don't Know What I Know."  Go to full article

String Fever Radio Jam 2011 Hour 1

Grab the sheet music from the String Fever website and play along. Songs this hour include Libert Two-Step, Black Velvet Waltz, Wabash Cannonball, Soldier's Joy, Orphan Girl, Cock of the North, Devil's Dream, Arkansas Traveler and Take Me Back To Tulsa.  Go to full article

String Fever Radio Jam 2011 Hour 2

Grab the sheet music from the String Fever website and play along. Songs this hour include Road to Boston, Will The Circle Be Unbroken, The Westfalia Waltz, Angelina Baker, Old Joe Clark, Dark Hollow, St. Anne's Reel and Goodnight Irene.  Go to full article

Music for a Winter Carnival night

Friday night was a Winter Carnival Rotary Show in Saranac Lake. One of the performers this year was Adirondack singer-songwriter Roy Hurd. Here he is performing his song Adirondack Woman at the Harrietstown Town Hall.  Go to full article

Bonus track: Castle of Ice and Light

This song, co-written by Howie Campbell and Sarah Curtis, has a nice medieval touch and is the theme song of this year's Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. The players are: Howie Campbell-vocals, guitar and chimes; Sarah Curtis-vocals, ukelele; Susan Grimm-flute; Martha Mozdzier-cello; Russell Feher-bohdran, tambourine. Lindsay Anderson provides the artwork.
Copyright 2011 Howard Campbell ASCAP. Used with permission.  Go to full article
Mark Elliot
Mark Elliot

Singer-songwriter Mark Elliot on String Fever (Hour 1)

Nashville-based singer-songwriter Mark Elliot gave a brilliant performance on String Fever with Barb Heller. This is the first hour of the program. The North Country's own Roy Hurd, an old friend of Mark's, joined in the lively conversation between songs.  Go to full article
Mark Elliot
Mark Elliot

Singer-songwriter Mark Elliot on String Fever (Hour 2)

Nashville-based singer-songwriter Mark Elliot gave a brilliant performance on String Fever with Barb Heller. This is the second hour of the program. The North Country's own Roy Hurd, an old friend of Mark's, joined in the lively conversation between songs.  Go to full article

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