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Darlingside Announce "Extralife" to Arrive February 23

Harris Paseltiner and Don Mitchell of Darlingside dropped by to talk with Chris Wienk about the new album they have coming in 2018. Also brought up was the topic of Chris joining the band and being chief guitar holder

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Wednesday, November 15th

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Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

See their NPR Tiny Desk Concert below.  Click on the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall website for more information.  

Cry Cry Cry
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On October 27th, 2017, the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall came alive with a great trio featuring Dar Williams, Lucy Kaplansky and Richard Shindell.  They've not been together as the trio Cry Cry Cry in about 19 years.  Since then, they've had commitments with their careers and families that have kept them from being together.

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The band Twisted Pine released their debut album at the Green River Festival in July of this year.  Before they did, they stopped by to play a few songs and chat with us about their rise to festival favorite.  Hear some songs, and watch the video below.

Midnight North
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Midnight North, led by songwriters Elliott Peck and Grahame Lesh, released their third album, "Under The Lights" to great acclaim earlier this year.  When they stopped in town to play a show this past September, we were fortunate enough to get to sit with them and discuss everything from Grateful Dead shows and their own eclectic brand of music to their home base of Terrapin Crossroads.

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In this Live@EXT session, hear Jackie Greene, the one-time member of Black Crowes and Trigger Hippy talk about the impetus for creating two EP's, recording solo in a noisy Brooklyn basement and  growing up; "It sounds like a country song, but it's true," Jackie says.  "My dad and mom split up when I was a kid and he left behind his acoustic guitar.  I don't know, maybe I was about 10.  I took piano lessons for a little while.  Took guitar lessons for about 2 mo

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Americana treasure and New York punk troubadour Jesse Malin stopped by and talked to Dave Michaels about his early hardcore days before turning down the volume of his music.  "What I felt was we were playing out in these big venues, opening for these really big bands and everybody at that time wanted to mosh, the mosh pit, ya know", Jesse explains.  "I went back down to acoustic guitar.  I think there's a real connection between folk and punk be

Tab Benoit Stops in Cohoes

Oct 29, 2017
Tab Benoit
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November 11th
The Cohoes Music Hall

Visit the website for more details.  Enter to win tickets by sending email with this link.

Rosanne Cash
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November 14th
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

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I'm so happy to share our latest session with David Crosby. He made me howl with laughter, he's got so much heart, and he was truly generous in sharing his stories. Crosby is here to talk about his new album, Sky Trails, which features some of his contemporary collaborators — Becca Stevens, Michelle Willis, Mai Agan, and Michael League of Snarky Puppy. But we covered a lot of ground on Crosby's formative cronies, too, including The Byrds, Crosby Stills & Nash, Miles Davis, Jackson Browne and Joni Mitchell.

Willie Watson feels his way through America's musical history by sliding an old bottleneck against the strings of his acoustic guitar. He finds it in the grain of his own voice, cultivated over 20 years of singing old songs his own way. First as a founding member of Old Crow Medicine Show and now in his own solo career, Watson has brought folk-based roots music alive for new listeners in the 21st century.

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