Albany NY – The Powder Kegs claim to fame is that they topped the competition on Prairie Home Companion's Bands Under Twenty contest, but heck, they're wonderful in their own right. They visited prior to busking at the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, which was co-sponsored by Performance Place.
Albany NY – The duo of Matt Durfee and Mike Poulopoulos recall an acoustic Dumptruck (no, not the vehicle, but the classic band featuring Seth Tiven and Kirk Swan)with their intertwining guitars and sweet harmonies.
Albany NY – Sky Smeed is the real thing, a kid from Kansas who's making his home in Housatonic, Massachussetts while writing songs and working on old houses, which, when you come to think of it, are the same thing.
Albany, NY – Project Native is a grassroots community initiative that protects and promotes the natural resources of The Berkshires. Topics addressed on today's show include the cultivation of wild flowers, using natural mint to zest up your tea, jewelweed, butterfly gardens, japanese knot weed, garlic mustard and other regional weeds and wonders. www.projectnative.org
Amherst, MA – The Patrick Adminstration's Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affair s Ian Bowles visited the Amherst Campus of the University of Massachusetts today for a first hand look at the research being done in the fields of clean and renewable energy. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...