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Beatrootband: Carrying on a Tradition of Folk Music (Northampton Blog)

Wesley James Curtis and Jake Martini of Beatrootband. Photo Courtesy of Beatrootband
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The Spirit of Folk Music is Alive and Well Revitalizing Folk Music History: Beatrootband Turn down the volume on the news. It is telling you that our country is at war and that the economy is down. Turn off the television completely, noticing that the flickers of light it emits are so unnatural. Open your window [...]

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An Evening of Bach, Haydn and Corigliano at the Troy Music Hall, Review

David Allan Miller conducts the Albany Symphony Orchestra at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. Photo by Jessica Venezia
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Bach’s Magnificat a Collaborative Success for Albany Symphony Orchestra and Albany Pro Musica, Review One of the Highlights of This Year’s Mohu Arts Festival Troy Savings Bank Music Hall was packed nearly full on Saturday night, October 13th for the Albany Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Bach’s Magnificat, accompanied by Albany Pro Musica. The concert was [...]

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The Tallest Man on Earth: There’s No Leaving Now, CD Review

The Tallest Man on Earth: There's no Leaving Now (2012)
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The Tallest Man on Earth: There’s No Leaving Now, CD Review The Latest Recording from Singer/Songwriter Kristian Matsson Since I heard the first rambling notes and words sung by Kristian Matsson, the Swedish singer-songwriter who performs and records under the self-deprecating title The Tallest Man on Earth (Matsson himself is easily under 6 feet tall) back [...]

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A New Take on DIY: An Interview with Louise Chicoine of Rabbit Rabbit (Northampton Blog)

Rabbit Rabbit. Photo courtesy of Ada
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Northampton’s New Musical Sound: Rabbit Rabbit A New Take on DIY: An Interview with Louise Chicoine of Rabbit Rabbit Take a look at the world surrounding you. Notice how much of it has been developed upon, robbed of its roots and replaced by steel rods and concrete. Hopefully you have just come to the same [...]

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Best Upstate NY Summer Music Festivals, 2012

Mountain Jam at Hunter Mountain
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Gas up the Car and Break out the Tents: The Music Festivals Have Arrived Best 2012 Summer Music Festivals in Upstate NY & the Adirondacks It’s that time of the year again. It’s time to pack up your tent (and all the other camping accoutrements you’ll most definitely need) and head out to hear your favorite [...]

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Salem Kicks off its Summer Sounds Music Festival on May 26th

Phil Hoyt
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A Great Mix of Live Music in Washington County Salem’s Summer Sounds Music Festival You know it’s almost summertime when the sound of live music is in the air. The Village of Salem in Washington County gets rolling with their 6th annual Summer Sounds concert series, starting on Saturday, May 26th. With a new location on [...]

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Neon Trees’ Picture Show, CD Review

Neon Trees: Picture Show (2012)
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The Alternative Band Returns with a New Collection of Songs Picture Show by Neon Trees, CD Review Back in 2010, when the infectious single “Animal” was assaulting our ears on every airwave in existence, it seemed that the Utah-based band Neon Trees was in danger of becoming a one-hit wonder. Although they had only released one [...]

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Paul McCartney’s Kisses On The Bottom, CD Review

Paul McCartney: Kisses on the Bottom
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Paul McCartney’s Kisses On The Bottom, CD Review The Former Beatle Dives into the American Songbook Paul McCartney’s [amazonify]B006OAB3ME::text::::Kisses On The Bottom[/amazonify] is quite possibly one of the most relaxed albums you’ll hear this year, which is one of the main reasons why you’ll either like it or fall asleep halfway through. This album will [...]

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A Mix of Genres: Dia Frampton’s Red, Album Review

Red, Dia Frampton
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Dia Frampton’s Red: CD/Album Review Red by Dia Frampton: A Mix of Indie, Folk, Alternative, Country and Pop If not for reality talent shows on cable television, we might not have the household names of musicians like Kelly Clarkson, Clay Aiken, Carrie Underwood, David Archuleta and Adam Lambert. These artists and countless other winners and [...]

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Thursday Night Folklife Concerts at Crandall Public Library

Cinder Conk
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Crandall Library’s Folklife Concert Series An Annual Tradition in Glens Falls This fall, Glens Falls’ Crandall Public Library is playing host to the Folklife Concerts, a series of ongoing performances on Thursday nights showcasing a variety of artists. The Center for Folklife, History, and Cultural Programs was created by Crandall Library’s Board of Trustees in [...]

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