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Andy Flynn
Andy Flynn

New feature series: New York's Bluegrass Trail

Adirondack writer Andy Flynn is best known for his Adirondack Attic series on NCPR, but he's also a banjo player and bluegrass fan. He's currently working on a book about The Gibson Brothers Bluegrass Band, who grew up north of the Adirondacks in Ellenburg Depot, NY.

For the debut episode of this new series, Andy recently followed the Gibson Brothers to the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival in Oak Hill, NY, and returned with renewed interest in his own musical roots.  Go to full article

Singer/songwriter Suzy Boggus to perform in Norwood

Singer/songwriter Suzy Boggus will appear on stage at the Norwood Village Green Concert Series Sunday evening at 7 pm. The Grammy-nominated artist has one platinum and three gold albums and is a past winner of the Academy of Country Music's award for Top New Female Vocalist and the Country Music Association's Horizon Award. She talks with String Fever host Barbara Heller.  Go to full article
Canal Street String Band. Photo: Bill Gamble
Canal Street String Band. Photo: Bill Gamble

Preview: Canal Street String Band

The Canal Street String Band features three musicians, 55 strings, and music spanning a couple of centuries. This Buffalo-based group will be playing three shows here in the North Country beginning this weekend. Joel Hurd spoke to band member Dave Ruch..  Go to full article
Lee Knight playing a mouth bow. Photo: Joel Hurd
Lee Knight playing a mouth bow. Photo: Joel Hurd

Old time Adirondack music keeps bringing Lee Knight home

Saranac Lake native Lee Knight has lived in North Carolina for many years, but the music of the region, particularly that of Keeseville's Marjorie Lansing Porter, keeps him coming back to the North Country. On a recent visit he stopped by NCPR's studio to chat with Todd Moe.  Go to full article
Liza, Laura and Shelene Atkinson
Liza, Laura and Shelene Atkinson

Family band, family business

The Atkinson Family Band has been making bluegrass music since the '90s. In that time it has released several albums and become a staple of the summer festival scene. And now they're looking to make their band more of a business.

Nora Flaherty talked with the Atkinsons as part of NCPR's new occasional series on North Country business owners.  Go to full article
Chris Smither. Source: smither.com
Chris Smither. Source: smither.com

Preview: Chris Smither in Indian Lake

As you've been hearing this week, North Country Public Radio is partnering with the Indian Lake Theater for a live concert broadcast featuring singer/songwriter Chris Smither. The concert is Friday evening at 7:00. Joel Hurd has this preview.  Go to full article

Folk music with a bluegrass/country twist

The Vermont group, PossumHaw, ventures over to the New York side of Lake Champlain for a gig at the Cadyville Concert Hall on Saturday night (7:30). Todd Moe talks with Colby Crehan, lead singer of the ensemble. She shares her thoughts on writing and making music and PossumHaw's brand of bluegrass and folk.  Go to full article
Frankenpine's newest CD
Frankenpine's newest CD

Frankenpine: old-time bluegrass with a modern twist

To most of us, a frankenpine is a cell phone tower trying to pass itself off a a pine tree. But for an increasing number of music fans in New York City and the North Country, Frankpenpine is an acoustic string band with a unique sound and some strong ties to the Adirondacks.

As part of our week-long series looking at the culture and business of the region's music industry, Joel Hurd has this profile.  Go to full article

New music for the season: "Be the Light"

Award-winning musicians Peggy Lynn and Dan Duggan will host a Holiday concert on Saturday, December 18th at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. This will mark their tenth annual family Holiday show and will include other local musicians and some surprises. Todd Moe talks with Dan and Peggy about their new cd, Be the Light, which includes original and traditional songs and tunes for the Christmas and winter season.  Go to full article
Lee Knight in the NCPR studio
Lee Knight in the NCPR studio

Music: Christmas tunes from the Appalachians

Folk balladeer Lee Knight joined Todd Moe in the studio this morning to share
some favorite Christmas music with roots in Appalachia. Knight, who grew up in Saranac Lake, lives in North Carolina and has dedicated his career to preserving traditional music in the Adirondacks and the Appalachians. He became familiar with the cultures of both regions in college and learned the stories and music from traditional sources -- the people who had them as part of their community for generations.  Go to full article

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