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Celia Evans: songs that celebrate gratitude, love, life

Adirondack folk singer Celia Evans celebrated a CD release party on-air during the Eight O'Clock Hour this morning. Her third cd is an album of simple folk melodies, both traditional and contemporary, and a few folk rock tunes, too. She told Todd Moe that Hardwood includes music that celebrates gratitude, family, love and observations over the past few years.  Go to full article

Ukulele wiz Jake Shimabukuro in Lake Placid

Jake Shimabukuro has reinvented the ukulele and earned a following worldwide. His version of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" made him one of the first "Youtube" legends. Jake and his ukulele will be on stage at Lake Placid Center for the Arts Friday (8 pm). He told Todd Moe that his mother handed him his first ukulele when he was four years old, and it was love at first strum.  Go to full article

Three fiddlers celebrate old tunes

Sisters Gretchen and Rebecca Koehler, and Don Woodcock are out with a new album of old time fiddle tunes. They all grew up in musical families surrounded by the rich traditions of North American fiddle music. Their new cd is called, The Fiddlers Three, and we'll listen again to their conversation with Barb Heller, host of String Fever.  Go to full article

Music: Chris Norman and David Greenberg in the studio

Flutist and piper Chris Norman and violinist David Greenberg performed music from Scotland and Cape Breton live on The Eight O'Clock Hour while visiting St. Lawrence Univeristy for a 3-day residency.  Go to full article

Preview: Jamie Savage's latest cd "Back to Nature"

Adirondack singer-songwriter Jamie Savage celebrates the release of his third cd, Back to Nature, at TAUNY in Canton tonight (7 o'clock). His newest album is an acoustic celebration of the beauty, culture and natural history of the Adirondacks. He joined Todd Moe in the studio this morning for music and conversation.  Go to full article

Live on Friday: Scott Shipley

Singer/songwriter Scott Shipley is out with a new cd, Meaning What Exactly, and will celebrate its release at a benefit concert Saturday night (7:30) at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Canton. The concert's proceeds will go to Hospice of Northern New York. Scott and bandmate John Richey joined Todd Moe in the NCPR studio for music and conversation.  Go to full article

Mohawk folk singer Atsiaktonkie wins music award

An Akwesasne Mohawk singer picked up a top award at the annual Native American Music Awards ceremony in Niagara Falls last weekend. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

The Kossoy Sisters join Tom Akstens and Neil Rossi for two concerts this weekend

Lovers of old-time, traditional American music should find their way to Indian Lake or Saratoga Springs this weekend as the Kossoy Sisters join Tom Akstens and Neil Rossi for two concerts. Tom and Neil play regularly in the area, but the Kossoy Sisters will be here for the first time. Joel Hurd has a preview.  Go to full article

Preview: The Gibson Brothers in Indian Lake

The Gibson brothers will be playing a concert Friday night at the Indian Lake Theatre to celebrate the 10th anniversary of NCPR's Adirondack Bureau. This North Country group is finding itself more and more in-demand across the country, and has a brand new release, Ring the Bell, on Compass Records. A couple of weeks ago, Barb Heller talked with Eric Gibson and began by asking him about the song Iron and Diamonds, which was just nominated for an international Bluegrass Music Association song of the year award.  Go to full article
Celia Evans
Celia Evans

A passion for nature and music

We celebrated the seasons, life and the outdoors with folksinger Celia Evans this morning during the The Eight O'Clock Hour. She's passionate about her day job, as an ecology professor and music. Celia's song-writing is heavily influenced by the natural world. She believes the Adirondacks is the landscape in which she belongs. Celia Evans joined Todd Moe in the studio for music and conversation.  Go to full article

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