folk music

WAMC News
12:51 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

Tom Rush - The Bennington Center for the Arts

S. Ti Muntarbhorn

For over 50 years folksinger & songwriter Tom Rush has captivated and delighted audiences with his music. Considered the original troubadour, Rush helped put Joni Mitchell, James Taylor and Jackson Brown in the limelight after doing covers of their early work.

Tom Rush will be performing at The Bennington Center for the Arts this Saturday Sept 29th at 8PM.  He spoke with WAMC’s Katie Britton about his career, and how he bridges the gap between his folk roots, and the younger generations.

Arts & Culture
11:30 am
Fri September 14, 2012

30th Anniversary of Hudson River Sampler

Wanda with Arlo Guthrie

WAMC’s folk music program, “The Hudson River Sampler,” has been hosted by Wanda Fischer on the WAMC airwaves since September 18, 1982 and is one of the longest, continuously-running radio programs in the Northeast, hitting the 30-year mark with an on-air celebration planned for Saturday, September 15 from 8-10 pm. We welcome Wanda to the show to talk about her show's big 3-0!

The Roundtable
10:09 am
Tue July 31, 2012

Loudon Wainwright III makes Helsinki Hudson debut

Loudon Wainwright III
Paula Court

WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with musician and actor Loudon Wainwright III, who appears at Helsinki Hudson on Thursday.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Wed July 18, 2012

"Woody Sez: the life and music of Woody Guthrie" at Adirondack Theatre Festival

Adirondack Theatre Festival concludes its 18th summer season with a celebration of the Woody Guthrie Centennial: Woody Sez, a musical tapestry of the American folk hero’s life and songs. The show will be onstage at the Charles R. Wood Theater from July 19–21 and July 25–28.

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The Roundtable
11:33 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Josh Ritter - Bright's, Darlings, Emergencies, and Looking Ahead

Brian Stowell

We welcome Josh Ritter back to the show and speak with him about the paperback release of Bright's Passagehis EP, Bringing in the Darlings;, a recent hea

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The Roundtable
10:32 am
Wed May 30, 2012

Melanie at Bearsville Theater

Folk singer, Melanie, is performing with her son, Beau Jarred, at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock, NY on Saturday, June 2nd. Here we speak with her about her new album; the loss of her husband and manager, Peter, last year; and - of course- Woodstock '69.

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The Roundtable
9:46 am
Fri May 25, 2012

The Wood Brothers at Helsinki Hudson

The Wood Brothers are playing at Helsinki Hudson on May 26th at 9pm. Here, we speak with Oliver Wood about his music and The Wood Brothers' live album, Live, Volume 1: Sky High .

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The Roundtable
11:48 am
Wed May 23, 2012

Johnny Irion

Photo from the artist's website

Johnny Irion stops by to tell us about his show at The Guthrie Center this Friday, a new record he's working on with his wife, Sarah Lee Guthrie (being produced by Jeff Tweedy and Pat Sansone of Wilco) and to play Riverside Rocker live in studio.

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