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singer songwriters

Jonathan Edwards

by The Staff October 8, 2015


  The song you surely remember is “Sunshine,” a Top 5 hit in 1971 from Jonathan Edwards’ eponymous first solo album, and it’s got a great story behind it: During the sessions, one of the planned ...

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Lyle Lovett

by The Staff July 3, 2013


  You can tell the real Americana greats from the Mumford impersonators because they don’t dress like a Bosko cartoon. Lyle Lovett, for instance, is one dapper gent. On the cover of last year’s Release Me, ...

The Egg

Lisa Loeb

by The Staff March 20, 2013


  Don’t call Lisa Loeb a hipster. She was wearing square-rimmed glasses before they were cool. And now she’s still wearing them after big ’80s mom glasses have taken their place—which makes her even cooler for ...

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Melissa Etheridge

by The Staff October 25, 2012


  Like so many artists who scored a couple megahits early in their careers, Melissa Etheridge could easily be that singer you know just because she wrote “Come to My Window” and “I’m the Only One.” ...

Palace Theatre

Mary Chapin Carpenter

by The Staff September 7, 2012


In the late 1980s and early ’90s, Mary Chapin Carpenter was one of the hottest country singers around, with hit after Top 20 hit on the Billboard singles chart. The Grammy Award winner branched out ...

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Loudon Wainwright III

by The Staff August 2, 2012


Older Than My Old Man Now is the title of Loudon Wainwright’s latest record—a simple truth statement that puts the accomplished singer-songwriter’s career in a new perspective. As our B.A. Nilsson wrote of the album ...

Club Helsinki

Paula Cole

by The Staff February 22, 2012


After a 1994 debut album that went nowhere, singer-songwriter Paula Cole broke through with her 1996 follow-up This Fire, which featured the radio hits “Where Have All the Cowboys Gone” and “I Don’t Want to ...

Picotte Recital Hall

Teddy Thompson

by The Staff January 19, 2012


Club Helsinki is fast becoming the upstate stop for second-generation singer-songwriter talent. Two generations of the Earle family recently graced its stage, and now it’s Teddy Thompson, British folk-rocker and son of Richard and Linda ...

Club Helsinki

Ellis Paul

by The Staff January 5, 2012


Singer-songwriter Ellis Paul came out of the 1990s folk scene in Boston, and has firmly established himself as part of the modern American folk tradition that traces its lineage back to Pete and Woody (that’s ...

Caffe Lena

Josh Ritter

by The Staff December 30, 2011


Renaissance guy Josh Ritter and his Royal City Band will help you say goodbye to 2011 on New Year’s Eve. The singer-songwriter-author likes to keep busy: He published a novel, Bright’s Passage, earlier this year, ...

Calvin Theater

Judy Collins

by The Staff December 7, 2011


It’s been a busy 2011 for Judy Collins. Her candid, well-reviewed memoir Sweet Judy Blue Eyes: My Life in Music is a hit, and she released a lovely new album, Bohemian, which, she told MSM ...

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Justin Townes Earle

by The Staff December 7, 2011


Justin Townes Earle may be the only gent ever honored by GQ magazine as one of the world’s best-dressed to name Woody Guthrie as a hero. Yet, this fact says much about Earle’s pedigree and ...

Club Helsinki

Indigo Girls

by The Staff October 19, 2011


Amy Ray and Emily Saliers, the duo better known as the Indigo Girls, have endured. Their friendship has endured since elementary school, and their musical partnership has thrived through a dozen albums of original music ...

The Egg

Amos Lee

by The Staff October 19, 2011


The New York Times describes Amos Lee as one might describe an autumn brew: “a honeyed singing voice—light amber, mildly sweet, a touch of grain.” And the “quiet folk rock and rustic soul” crafted by ...

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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