folk music

Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Tue April 2, 2013

The Music is You: A Tribute to John Denver

The Music is You: A Tribute to John Denver is a new album, released today by ATO Records, featuring sixteen interpretations of the singer-songwriter and activists' songs.

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.

In this segment - we get the back-story on making the record from Brian L. Schwartz, he works for Red Light Management in Denver, CO and manages John Denver's estate on behalf of Denver's three kids.

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The Roundtable - Tune for Today
11:26 am
Thu March 21, 2013

Tune for Today

Our Tune for Today is “Bottom of the Bottle” by Brown Bird from their 2010 album The Devil Dancing

Brown Bird will be performing this Saturday, March 23, at The Linda, WAMC’s performing arts center, as part of Roots Music Festival 4.

You can get more information on the festival online at TheLinda.org.

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The Roundtable - Tune for Today
11:26 am
Mon March 18, 2013

Tune for Today

  "As Long As The Grass Shall Grow" - Johnny Cash and June Carter

The Roundtable
9:30 am
Tue February 19, 2013

Livingston Taylor and The College of Saint Rose Orchestra

Born in Boston and raised in North Carolina, Livingston Taylor is the fourth child in the very musical family that includes Alex, James, Kate and Hugh.

From Top 40 hits “I Will Be in Love with You” and “I’ll Come Running,” to “I Can Dream of You” and “Boatman,” both recorded by his brother James, Taylor’s creative output has continued unabated, creating well-crafted, introspective and original songs that have earned him listeners worldwide.

Taylor’s musical knowledge has inspired a varied repertoire, and he is equally at home with a range of musical genres – folk, pop, gospel, jazz – and from upbeat storytelling to touching ballads. He will be performing Friday night at the College of Saint Rose in Albany on Friday night.

Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Tue January 29, 2013

Mike + Ruthy at The Winter Hoot

Credit Rob Rock

  Mike and Ruthy have organized the first Winter Hoot at The Ashokan Center in Olive Bridge, NY. It will be a three day festival that will feature music and dancing as well as birding, hiking, blacksmithing, nature photography, and indoor farmers market, silent auction and more!

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The Roundtable - Tune for Today
11:27 am
Tue January 15, 2013

Tune for Today

The Roundtable
11:45 am
Thu December 13, 2012

"Joni: The Creative Odyssey of Joni Mitchell" by Katherine Monk

Joni: The Creative Odyssey of Joni Mitchell is a new portrait of the reclusive icon that examines how significant life events — failed relationships, the surrender of her infant daughter, debilitating sickness — have influenced her creative expression.

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The Roundtable - Tune for Today
11:26 am
Thu December 13, 2012

Tune for Today

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!

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