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Jay Farrar with Gary Hunt, Anders Parker

by Mike Hotter February 12, 2015


  Alt-country icon Jay Farrar (progenitor of two classic bands in the genre, Uncle Tupelo and Son Volt) was in great form last Saturday evening, performing a career-spanning set alongside ace string accompanist Gary Hunt to ...

The Egg

Material Friction

by The Staff June 12, 2014


  Do you enjoy Americana? This dauntingly varied exhibit of works from the collection of Jonathan and Karin Fielding, opening today (Thursday) at Williams College Museum of Art, is just the thing. Material Friction: Americana and American ...

Williams College Museum of Art

Journey Into the Past

by B.A. Nilsson May 8, 2014


  In previous centuries, popular and classical music in America tried to ignore one another, but significant composers explored and encouraged an overlap. Such was the case with Louis Moreau Gottschalk, a piano virtuoso who thrived ...

GE Theatre at Proctors

The Legacy of Currier & Ives

by The Staff February 7, 2013


  There’s something wistful and evocative about the work of 19th-century printmakers Nathaniel Currier and James Merritt Ives. They took painted images of American life (often historical or bucolic in nature) and turned them into cheaply ...

Albany Institute of History & Art

Billy Joe Shaver

by The Staff November 29, 2012

  Country-music veteran Billy Joe Shaver is 73 years old. That number is also significant in Shaver’s career, as ’73 was the year he released Old Five and Dimers Like Me, a debut that put him ...

Ale House

New York State’s 4th of July Celebration

by The Staff June 27, 2012


The Capital Region’s premiere July 4th shindig returns to the Empire State Plaza again this week, with music, food, fun and the biggest fireworks display of the year. This red, white and blue occasion will kick ...

Empire State Plaza

Rhett Miller

by The Staff April 11, 2012


The ex-lead singer of the Americana country band Old 97’s, Rhett Miller has long since become an accomplished solo artist. During the ’90s, the critical darlings never reached a high level of national success, but, ...

Club Helsinki

The Felice Brothers

by The Staff December 30, 2011


Earlier this month, the Felice Brothers had to cut their European tour short when chief songwriter Ian Felice came down with a case of shingles. A little R&R at home in the Catskills was all ...

Club Helsinki

Roots Music Festival #2

by The Staff September 15, 2011


Call it “Americana.” Call it “roots music.” Just be sure to call it something in a voice loud enough for everyone to hear: The Linda is hosting its Roots Music Festival #2 this Saturday night. The ...

The Linda

Ray LaMontagne

by The Staff June 2, 2011


Ray LaMontagne is a singer-songwriter of the old school, right down to his not-so-fancy duds. A few days ago, after a well-received performance, the plaid shirt-clad LaMontagne was described by the Toronto Sun as “looking ...

Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Rosanne Cash

by The Staff May 25, 2011


These days, Rosanne Cash is as likely to be the headliner at a literary event as at a concert. Her 2010 memoir Composed was both well-reviewed and popular. Her essays and stories have been published ...