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April Verch. Photo: provided by the artist
April Verch. Photo: provided by the artist

Celebrated fiddler April Verch to perform in Old Forge, Edwards

Ottawa Valley native April Verch began step dancing at age three, and fiddling at age six. She recorded her first album at 13, and before she was in her 20s she would win the Canadian Open Old Time Fiddle Championship and the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Competition, the first woman to ever win both contests.

Now in her 30s, she has 9 albums to her credit, was a featured performer in the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, and tours the world with her band.

She's playing this evening at View in Old Forge, and Saturday evening at the Edwards Opera House. A couple of days ago Joel Hurd caught up with her on tour in North Carolina.  Go to full article
Eliza Moore performing at the Parkview in Canton last month. Photo: Claire Woodcock
Eliza Moore performing at the Parkview in Canton last month. Photo: Claire Woodcock

For musician Eliza Moore, North Country a place "to come back to"

Fiddler, singer and songwriter Eliza Moore is making a name for herself in her new home of Montreal. But Moore has spent much of her life in the North Country and still spends every summer in the Thousand Islands.

Moore's new EP out called "Everything To Me." Moore will perform at the Parkview in Canton on Saturday night at 7:30 pm. Her performance will be followed by music from DJ Tapatio (aka NCPR's David Sommerstein). Claire Woodcock stopped by a show Moore played last month, also at the Parkview.  Go to full article
Mary Ann Casale in the NCPR studio. Photo: Dan Devins
Mary Ann Casale in the NCPR studio. Photo: Dan Devins

Listen: Mary Ann Casale live in the studio

Decades in the making, singer/song writer Mary Ann Casale has a new cd, titled Running out of Time. It's an eclectic mix of original folk and blues. She stopped by NCPR this morning to celebrate the release of her new album.

After a nearly 30 year hiatus from traveling the country with her music, she's started writing and singing again. Mary Ann Casale told Todd Moe that she decided to write songs around the theme that life is short and it's never too late to start over, or pursue a dream long forgotten. Mary Ann shared three of her favorite tunes from her new album: "What the Heart Wants," "Running out of Time," and "No Place to Hide."

Mary Ann Casale's CD Release Party / Benefit House Concert is this Sunday, Feb. 16 at 2 pm at Robin McClellan's home - 465 Old Market Road, Sandfordville, NY. Admission is free but either monetary donations or donations of non-perishable food items will be accepted and will go to the Potsdam food pantry.  Go to full article
From the wall in Jackie Sauter's office: Pete Seeger with grandson Tao Rodriguez at the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake, August 16, 2000 (in front of a North Country Public Radio banner). Photo: D.F. Baker, Clayton, NY
From the wall in Jackie Sauter's office: Pete Seeger with grandson Tao Rodriguez at the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake, August 16, 2000 (in front of a North Country Public Radio banner). Photo: D.F. Baker, Clayton, NY

Listen back: a tribute to Pete Seeger on his 85th birthday

Pete Seeger died in his sleep last night - in a hospital in New York City with family at his side. He was 94 and at the end of a career that changed folk music and changed lives. One of his last public appearances was his surprise visit on stage at the Farm Aid concert in Saratoga last summer.

Almost 10 years ago, Adirondack folksinger Dan Berggren produced this tribute to Pete for North Country Public Radio. It was a birthday card, for Seeger's 85th birthday. We aired it May 3, 2004.  Go to full article
Peter Seeger, c. 1940, entertaining Eleanor Roosevelt. In the 1940s, he also played the cow in a puppet theater troupe that toured the North Country in support of striking dairy farmers. Photo: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:PeteSeeger2.jpg">Joseph A. Horne</a>. Via Library of Congress
Peter Seeger, c. 1940, entertaining Eleanor Roosevelt. In the 1940s, he also played the cow in a puppet theater troupe that toured the North Country in support of striking dairy farmers. Photo: Joseph A. Horne. Via Library of Congress

Pete Seeger shares stories with Paul Connett in March 2008

On March 9, 2008 Paul Connett, On his NCPR program Second Sunday Classics presented an episode celebrating the music of folk musician Bill Crofut.

The show included a wide-ranging interview with Pete Seeger. Of special note is Seeger's memory of participating in the milk strikes of the 1940s in the North Country.  Go to full article
Neil Rossi and Tom Akstens
Neil Rossi and Tom Akstens

Local musicians celebrate 50 years of playing together

For the last year musicians Tom Akstens and Neil Rossi have been traveling around the region celebrating their 50th year of performing together. They first started playing together as high school students in Massachusetts, heavily influenced by the Cambridge folk revival of the early 60s. They'll play their last gig of 2013 this Sunday afternoon in North Creek. Joel Hurd tells us more.  Go to full article

New York's Bluegrass Trail, No. 4

The International Bluegrass Music Association celebrated its Awards Night in Raleigh, NC at the end of September. The Gibson Brothers were there, and won several awards.

Who do you thank when you win bluegrass vocal group of the year, song of the year, and songwriter of the year? If you're Eric and Leigh Gibson, you thank your mother.

NY's Bluegrass Trail reporter Andy Flynn was watching the awards online--with Eric and Leigh Gibson's mother and family members.  Go to full article

"Songs to Keep" concert Saturday in Edwards

This Saturday, The Edwards Opera House presents Songs To Keep, a collaboration of musical performances by John and Trish Miller, Dave Ruch, The Fraser Family, Lee Knight, and Don Woodcock.

The concert is part of a project to revive the traditional music archive of Marjorie Lansing Porter, an Adirondack archivist in the mid-20th century. TAUNY (Traditional Arts In Upstate New York) has partnered with SUNY Plattsburgh, the Adirondack History Center, and Mountain Lake PBS to produce a series of concerts, a songbook, cds, and a documentary film.

Barb Heller spoke with John Kirk and Trish Miller about their role in the concert series. They both teach music and dance at college campuses, festivals and music camps throughout the US. They have represented the United States as musical ambassadors in Turkey, Moldova, Bulgaria and Syria. They are currently teaching at Skidmore College and Bennington College.  Go to full article

New York's Bluegrass Trail, No. 3

Sometimes it only takes one song to get you hooked. After hearing his cousin sing, Phil Randazzo bought his first guitar, learned to play, and eventually put together a band... so he, too, could play the same bluegrass song that cousin Bobby did so many years ago.

Randazzo's love of bluegrass music has blossomed into a yearly festival at the family winery in the Thousand Islands. Andy Flynn takes us there on his latest stop along New York's Bluegrass Trail.  Go to full article

New York's Bluegrass Trail, No. 2

It was classic North meets South with New York's Gibson Brothers and Virginia's James King, They jined forces at this year's Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival. But was it coincidence or fate that brought them together? That's a questrion Andy Flynn explores in the newest installment of New York's Bluegrass Trail.  Go to full article

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