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smell the Adirondacks in his songs and stories: Old Songs Festival of
Traditional Music and Dance, Altamont, NY
"Christopher Shaw is a balladeer with a gift for penning nature-rich portraits
of his native Adirondacks." - Boston Globe
"Shaw has succeeded in uniting contemporary and traditional folk music
followers with his uncanny ability to create contemporary songs which have the
feel of traditional folk music." The Chautauquan Daily,
Chris' latest solo effort, Adirondack Serenade, is a celebration of the musical styles and traditions of his native
Married since 1984 to singer/songwriter Bridget Ball Shaw, Chris currently lives south of the Adirondack Park in rural Rensselaer County. Chris and Bridget have two children, Christopher Donald "Tinker" Shaw, born March 3, 1995, and Silas Henry Shaw, born March 6, 1998.
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Folk-pop artist Sloan Wainwright belongs to a musical dynasty of impossibly gifted singer-songwriters. Her family tree (brother and folk-music luminary Loudon Wainwright, sister-in-law Kate McGarrigle, nephew Rufus Wainwright, nieces Martha Wainwright and Lucy Wainwright Roche) reads like a who's who of contemporary folk music. Sloan's incredible gift is not only her unique songwriting ability but her dramatically voiced rendition of her original songs.
Defying standard categorization, singer/songwriter Sloan Wainwright consistently demonstrates her easy command of a variety of American musical styles -- pop, folk, jazz and blues -- held together by the melodious tone of her rich contralto. The end result, a unique and soulful hybrid. With a solid and impressive discography of 7 original CD releases to her credit, Sloan continues to write, sing and perform live. In addition, Sloan has written numerous musical compositions for theater and dance and teaches at many of the best-known master songwriter series and workshops. Sloan's open spirit and first-hand experience is welcome --year after year-- in the musical classrooms of such prestigious song camps as The Swannanoa Gathering, Summersongs, Wintersongs, WUMB Radio's Summer Acoustic Music Week (SAMW) and Lamb's Retreat.
Sloan is an independent artist making grown-up girl music in the truest sense.
"...A lot of singer-songwriters are whitebread. Sloan is whole grain." WFMT Radio, Rich Warren
"...Sloan Wainwright, whose regal voice could fell a redwood." The Boston Globe
"...one of those singers whose performance is a force of nature." Sing Out Magazine
" ...earth mother voice that she pours into unexpectedly sensitive blends of folk, jazz, blues and funk." -The New York Times
Blue is the Americana Philadelphia based duo
of David and Adrian Mowry. Father and son have been performing their
based music nationally and internationally as a duo, quartet, and, on
quintet. Bridging many gaps in American music, their soulful
contemporary styles mesh into an innovative and authentic sound.
is a staple in their repertoire, they base their love in music from
R&B, Jazz, Country, and Bluegrass. All these interests and
out in their original song-writing in a unique way. A handsome range of
instruments such as six and twelve string guitars, slide guitar, round
resonator guitar, combined with two soulful voices, encompasses a rich
honest feel, noticeably influenced by familial ties.
Beaucoup Blue had previously released two albums: Out Of The Woodwork, 2003, and Hearts At Home, 2005. The long awaited third album, Free to Fall, is produced by Grammy nominated Jim Salamone. The project features a world class rhythm section including Jeff Sheard on drums, Bill Zinno on acoustic upright bass, and the extraordinary talents of a few friends. A guest appearance by Universal recording artist Melody Gardot and the Americana Angels of Red Molly contributed their voices to this important work in classic proportion.
Gene Shay of WXPN in Philadelphia says of Beaucoup Blue :...They are one of the best and most exciting new acts to come along in years. I love their sound and their songs.
Sarah Craig of Cafe Lena, America's Oldest Continuously Running Coffeehouse, says of Beaucoup Blue: ...This powerful yet gentle father-and-son duo gets their audience lost in reverie with arrestingly soulful blues-based music. Their original songs blend folk, R&B, jazz, country, and bluegrass together in songs that might be classics, or might just sound like them.
Sing Out! Magazine....Their voices work superbly together, frequently attaining a mesmeric panache that must be thrilling to view in person. Beaucoup Blue is a versatile, imaginative team that has something to say and say it with an adventurous sense of personality from the bottom of their hearts.
Richard Cucarro from Acoustic Live NYC says....David's slide guitar is the first thing you notice. In tandem with Adrian's deft finger-picking it's precision and grace is the aural equivalent of a hot fudge sundae.
City Paper Rochester, NY....Beaucoup Blue is riveting and haunting, with that kind of beauty you can still hear long after the last note fades away. Hear for yourself two generations coming together for the common good of great music everywhere.
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Woods Tea Company ( http://www.woodstea.net )
Howard Wooden: Vocals, bass, guitar, bodhran
Tom MacKenzie: Vocals, hammered dulcimer, banjo, guitar, ukulele, keyboard
Patti Casey: Vocals, guitar, flute, penny-whistle, and clogboard
Woods Tea Co has seen many changes in the past few years, starting with the tragic deaths of Rusty Jacobs and Chip Chase. Following these losses came two bright spots: In 2007, former bandmate Tom MacKenzie rejoined the group, and Patti Casey signed on in 2008.
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Kevin & Kate
Kevin McKrell has been working the regional, ( upstate NY), national and international music scene for many years....probably 30 but who needs to hear that. He has been a member of Donnybrook Fair, The Fabulous Newports, Hard Times, and The McKrells. His songs have been recorded and or performed by The Kingston Trio, The Fureys Brothers and Davey Arthur,North Sea Gas, Woods Tea Company, Hair of The Dog,Pat McKernan,Seamus Kennedy. He has performed at Folk,
playing the guitar several years ago and began playing harmonica soon
that. After cutting my teeth on classic rock and the like I discovered
blues music. The discovery opened up my eyes to what I consider the
bedrock of american
music: folk, blues, rock n' roll, and country. My interest in those
would ultimately lead to my many attempts at writing my own songs. In
released an album of original songs entitled "Better Off." Since that
disc I have continued to write songs but have not compiled another
disc. I hope
to do so soon and I also hope to put a band together of like minded,
musicians. This search is proving difficult however. I have also been
continuing to perform in order to develop my own distinct style as both
and performer. I hope that you enjoy what you hear on my myspace. For
music/updates or to better stay in contact with me, find me on facebook
purevolume. Above all, thanks for listening! CD Available NOW! $5 for
Kyle's 9 song
disc! Message me, email me, or let me know in person if you are
I'll be selling CD's at most posted gigs.
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Quickstep Traditional & Original Songs & Fiddle Tunes
John Kirk, Trish Miller, and Ed Lowman
fiddle tunes, folksongs and fancy footwork are featured from John, Trish, & Ed, a versatile stringband from upstate
for his lyric voice and versatile instrumental skills. On fiddle,
mandolin, guitar, banjo and tin whistle, John demonstrates a vast
musical traditions. He is also a composer, dancer and dance
caller. Sing Out magazine has said "John Kirk is a fine player on all his
he sings quite well. With such a widely varied repertoire, there’s
something here for everyone. This is one that’s worth seeking out.”
addition to his work with Quickstep,
with the Vanaver Caravan and
the Susquehanna Stringband. The
Dixie Chicks recorded his song, “Long Roads”.
the band, Quickstep, have
their own recordings;
the newest of these is titled, “Shuffle About”. In addition to
teaches music at
Miller has been teaching and performing Appalachian
since 1980. She plays guitar, banjo and a little ukelele. Trish
dance caller and country dance choreographer. Her stepping style
rooted in the southern mountains mixed with some steps from tap and
repertoires. As a member of the
Green Grass Cloggers,
Lowman is a
multi-instrumentalist and singer. Old-time and Cajun fiddling,
country songs, guitar, bass and carpentry are his trades. In
working with John Kirk and Trish Miller since 1984, Ed has appeared
several groups including Dan Berggren and the St. Regis
Stringband. For thirty years now, Ed has been the
coordinator of summertime square dances in the Adirondack
For more information see the website: www.johnandtrish.com
John, Trish and Ed
often appear with two other fiddlers, Sara Milonovich
and Cedar Stanistreet for
a larger fiddle ensemble,
this band is also called, Quickstep.
Fiddle Tunes of the North Country,
Trish, Ed, Sara , Cedar
& friends, instrumental tunes; these others are a mix of tunes and
an example of a concert featuring these performers: Fly Around, John,
Trish, Sara, Linda Schrade & David
Kiphuth; Big Rock Candy
John, Trish, Ed, Linda & a
good kids chorus; Quicksteppin’ John & Trish; and At Home
with John Kirk. Credit card orders through: A
Gentle Wind, 1-888-Fun-Song (1-888-386-7664)
Lost Radio Rounders
“Do the radio boogie
All over the dial
With a solid kick and a red hot lick
Lost Radio Rounders make music from another time and another place.
Before the days of MP3s and file sharing; before the days of “American Idol” and MTV; heck, before the days of Steve Allen and Ed Sullivan, Americans found their music on the radio, played live and as part of the fabric of everyday life. Even earlier than that, Americans made their own music, finishing work, eating a hot meal and pulling a fiddle or banjo off the wall as the evening sun went down.
Lost Radio Rounders play those songs, from the Great Smoky Mountains, from the Mississippi Delta, from the plains of
Is it Hank Williams on the Louisiana Hayride? Is it Woody Guthrie and Lefty Lou on KVFD, out of
Lost Radio Rounders are Tom Lindsay and Michael Eck. Lindsay and Eck have been playing Historic American Music together for over 25 years, beginning with the popular
In addition to their lives as musicians, Lindsay teaches a music history course and Eck is a nationally-respected music writer. Lost Radio Rounders is a natural extension of Lindsay and Eck’s fascination with the myriad sounds and styles of American folk music as first recorded in the early 20th century. But instead of a scratchy 78 rpm disc, Lost Radio Rounders audiences experience the thrill of the music firsthand. And thanks to what folklorist Alan Lomax called “the deep river of song,” no two performances are exactly alike.
In addition to concerts, club shows and, yes, radio appearances, Lost Radio Rounders also present a number of more style/artist specific programs, including “The Gospel Train: Historic American Spiritual & Religious Music,” “Lincoln And Liberty: Songs From The Time Of Honest Abe,” “Wildwood Flower: Songs Of The Original Carter Family” and “American Favorite Ballads: Songs From Folkways.” All are marked by the same fervor, the same joy and the same need to “do the radio boogie, all over the dial.”
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