roots music

Lost Radio Rounders, Albany’s acclaimed acoustic American roots duo, recently released Politics & Patriots, a 15-song album that shines a light on campaign songs from George Washington to Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The disc features Tom Lindsay and Michael Eck playing over 24 different instruments.

The combo is also takes the show on the road, playing 10 dates in seven counties and two states during the run up to Election Day. Lindsay and Eck recount the history behind the songs, noting, with a chuckle, that in terms of political rancor, backstabbing and name-calling there truly is nothing new under the sun.

Lost Radio Rounders will begin its official Politics & Patriots tour with a special record release concert 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6 at Mabee Farm Historic Site in Rotterdam. We welcome Tom Lindsay and Michael Eck.

Facebook: Oldtone Roots Music Festival

Today marks the start of a relatively new four-day traditional music festival celebrating bluegrass, Cajun, jazz and swing. The Oldtone Roots Music Festival in North Hillsdale, NY features a number of national and area bands, music workshops, contests and a camping and eating experience. WAMC News spoke with organizer Jim Wright about what’s in store.

Tim Chaisson

Apr 17, 2013

    Tim Chaisson's U.S debut The Other Side was released on February 26, of this year and was called "a handsomely crafted piece of work" by The Guardian. The album won the East Coast Music Award for Roots/Traditional Solo Recording of the Year.

A few weeks ago, the native of Prince Edward Island, Canada, was scheduled to come play live and record an interview with me - but on that day - I all-but-lost my voice. Not wanting to subject Tim (or listeners) to an aggravated croak of an interview - we asked if he’d come in and just play.

What we have to share with you now, is the 4 song set Tim played at The Linda with his cousin, Cody Chaisson, joining him on mandolin.

Tune for Today

Mar 21, 2013

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.