folk music http://wamc.org en David Kinney's 'Adventures In The Land Of Bob' http://wamc.org/post/david-kinneys-adventures-land-bob <p></p><p>Bob Dylan turned 73 this year, and his music has spawned more than a half-century of enjoyment, argument, scholarship, social change and bewilderment. Often, fan interest has crossed the line over to obsession unique to Dylan fans, many of whom think the meaning of life might be buried somewhere on <em>Self Portrait</em>. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Ian Pickus 95313 at http://wamc.org David Kinney's 'Adventures In The Land Of Bob' Sarah Lee And Johnny At The Guthrie Center 7/18 http://wamc.org/post/sarah-lee-and-johnny-guthrie-center-718 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.sarahleeandjohnny.com">Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion</a> have been busy and away from home for most of the last year, touring in support of their album, <em>Wassaic Way</em> - which was produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and Patrick Sansone. Nearly a decade after the folk-rock duo put out their first album together, the husband-and-wife pair feel like they’ve finally hit their stride.</p><p>Sarah Lee and Johnny will play at <a href="http://www.guthriecenter.org">The Guthrie Center</a> in Great Barrington, MA this Friday night at 8 o’clock.</p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:45:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 94984 at http://wamc.org Sarah Lee And Johnny At The Guthrie Center 7/18 Seeger Fest July 17-21 http://wamc.org/post/seeger-fest-july-17-21 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.seegerfest.org">Seeger Fest</a> is a one-time festival created by Pete and Toshi Seeger’s grandson, Kitama Cahill-Jackson, as a way for those who knew and admired Pete and Toshi to remember them, and for those who hadn't heard of them, to get inspired by their compassion for the human race.</p><p>The fest will take place July 17th through July 21st and will include performances from includes performances by Judy Collins, Peter Yarrow, Amanda Palmer, Tom Chapin, The Chapin Sisters, Steve Earle, Dar Williams, Guy Davis, Kim and Reggie Harris, and many others.</p><p>Kitama Cahill-Jackson joins us now to tell us more.</p><p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 15:13:54 +0000 Alan Chartock 93942 at http://wamc.org Seeger Fest July 17-21 Spero To Play Nyro At Guthrie Center http://wamc.org/post/spero-play-nyro-guthrie-center <p>What do all the following songs have in common: "Any When I Die" by Blood, Sweat and Tears, "Eli's Coming" by Three Dog Night, "Stoney's End" by Barbara Streisand and "Stone Soul Picnic" by The Fifth Dimension? They were all hit records and they were all composed by Laura Nyro. The music of Laura Nyro, who died at 49 in 1997, will come alive again this weekend at the Guthrie Center in Great Barrington. The Christine Spero Group will present Spero Plays Nero. Bandleader Christine Spero described what first attracted her to the music of Laura Nyro. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 16:35:00 +0000 Brian Shields 92551 at http://wamc.org Spero To Play Nyro At Guthrie Center 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