folk music http://wamc.org en MacDougal Mayor Dave Van Ronk: Inspiration For Llewyn Davis http://wamc.org/post/macdougal-mayor-dave-van-ronk-inspiration-llewyn-davis <p>When the Coen Brothers first started working on their latest film, <em>Inside Llewyn Davis</em>, about the folk scene in mid-20th Century Greenwich Village, they started with a singular image: Songwriter Dave Van Ronk being punched out in the street. Mon, 03 Mar 2014 16:57:46 +0000 Ian Pickus 85000 at http://wamc.org MacDougal Mayor Dave Van Ronk: Inspiration For Llewyn Davis Tom Chapin At Troy Savings Bank Music Hall 2/9 http://wamc.org/post/tom-chapin-troy-savings-bank-music-hall-29 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In a career that spans five decades, some two-dozen albums and several Grammy awards, multi-talented singer/songwriter/guitarist </span><a href="http://www.tomchapin.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Tom Chapin</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has covered an incredible amount of creative ground. In addition to his work as a recording artist and concert performer, Chapin has acted on Broadway, as well as working extensively in films, television and radio.</span></p><p>As a music-maker, Chapin has maintained two long and productive parallel careers, both as a highly respected contemporary folk artist and as a pioneer in the field of children's music. He will be performing a family concert at the <a href="http://www.troymusichall.org/">Troy Savings Bank Music Hall </a>on Sunday, February 9th at 3PM.</p><p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 82797 at http://wamc.org Tom Chapin At Troy Savings Bank Music Hall 2/9 I Got a Name - Ingrid Croce remembers complicated husband Jim http://wamc.org/post/i-got-name-ingrid-croce-remembers-complicated-husband-jim <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>WAMC's Ian Pickus speaks with Ingrid Croce, author of <em>I Got A Name: The Jim Croce Story</em>.</p><p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Ian Pickus 47052 at http://wamc.org I Got a Name - Ingrid Croce remembers complicated husband Jim Lucy Kaplansky at Caffé Lena on 7/20 http://wamc.org/post/lucy-kaplansky-caff-lena-720 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Blending country, folk and pop styles, Lucy Kaplansky makes every song sound fresh, whether singing her own sweet originals, covering country classics by June Carter Cash and Gram Parsons, or singing pop favorites by Lennon/McCartney and Nick Lowe.</p><p>She is performing at Caffé Lena in Saratoga Springs, NY on Saturday, July 20th.</p><p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 15:45:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 69584 at http://wamc.org Lucy Kaplansky at Caffé Lena on 7/20 Sam Amidon http://wamc.org/post/sam-amidon <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.samamidon.com">Sam Amidon</a> will perform this Saturday afternoon in Courtyard C at <a href="http://www.massmoca.org">MASS MoCA</a> in North Adams, MA as part of the <a href="http://www.solidsoundfestival.com">Solid Sound Festival</a>.</p><p>Enveloped in traditional music while growing up in Vermont, Sam’s most recent album, <em>Bright Sunny South</em>, is a continuation of his particular method of folk music delivery.</p><p>At first listen, his music seems to follow the singer-songwriter model. His background is wrapped in the Appalachian folk-music tradition, and his songs feature expressive vocals and fast, finger-plucked melodies. But a singer-songwriter he is not. Sam Amidon composes new tunes for traditional folk ballads and an array of cover songs that he's attentively made his own.</p><p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 67323 at http://wamc.org Sam Amidon Tune for Today http://wamc.org/post/tune-today-110 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>"<a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007SENYNQ/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B007SENYNQ&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=B007SENYNQ" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1">" - Pete Seeger</p><p> Mon, 06 May 2013 15:26:00 +0000 63965 at http://wamc.org Tune for Today Pete Seeger playing 8th Step with Peggy Seeger on 5/12 http://wamc.org/post/pete-seeger-playing-8th-step-peggy-seeger-512 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Peter Seeger will perform with his sister, Peggy, this Sunday afternoon at <a href="http://www.proctors.org/events/8th-step-seeger">The 8th Step</a> at Proctors in Schenectady, NY.</p><p> Mon, 06 May 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 63962 at http://wamc.org Pete Seeger playing 8th Step with Peggy Seeger on 5/12 Remembering Folk Icon Richie Havens http://wamc.org/post/remembering-folk-icon-richie-havens <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Musician Richie Havens died at 72 on Monday. The soft-spoken singer and guitarist stayed on the road for 45 years until ill health finally forced him to give up touring in 2012.</span></p><p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Ian Pickus 62897 at http://wamc.org Remembering Folk Icon Richie Havens The Music is You: A Tribute to John Denver http://wamc.org/post/music-you-tribute-john-denver <p><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.johndenver.com/">The Music is You: A Tribute to John Denver</a></em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is a new album, released today by </span><a href="http://www.atorecords.com" style="line-height: 1.5;">ATO Records</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, featuring sixteen interpretations of the singer-songwriter and activists' songs.</span></p><p>The artists featured on the record are: My Morning Jacket, Dave Matthews, Kathleen Edwards, J. Mascis and Sharon Van Etten, Train, Old Crow Medicine Show, Lucinda Williams, Amos Lee, Allen Stone, Brett Dennen and Milow, Evan Dando, Emmylou Harris, Brandi Carlile, Blind Pilot, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Josh Ritter, Barnstar!, and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.</p><p>In this segment - we get the back-story on making the record from Brian L. Schwartz, he works for <a href="http://www.redlightmanagement.com/">Red Light Management</a> in Denver, CO and manages John Denver's estate on behalf of Denver's three kids.</p><p> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 61254 at http://wamc.org The Music is You: A Tribute to John Denver Tune for Today http://wamc.org/post/tune-today-95 <p>Our Tune for Today is “Bottom of the Bottle” by <a href="http://brownbird.net/">Brown Bird</a> from their 2010 album <a href="http://brownbird.bandcamp.com/album/the-devil-dancing"><em>The Devil Dancing</em></a>.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Brown Bird will be performing this Saturday, March 23, at The Linda, WAMC’s performing arts center, as part of Roots Music Festival 4.</p><p>You can get more information on the festival online at <a href="http://www.thelinda.org">TheLinda.org</a>.</p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 15:26:00 +0000 Patrick Donges 60292 at http://wamc.org Tune for Today