Yonder Mountain String Band

Yonder Mountain String Band Plays at Putnam Place

Saturday, October 19th | Putnam Place Enter to win tickets by sending email with this link . with special guests Drunken Hearts. For the past 20 years, Yonder Mountain String Band has redefined bluegrass music, expanding the traditional acoustic genre beyond its previously established boundaries by steadily pushing the envelope into the realms of rock n’ roll and improvisation. YMSB—guitarist Adam Aijala, bassist Ben Kaufmann, banjo player Dave Johnston, Jacob Joliff on mandolin and violinist...

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Daniel Van Kirk

Wednesday, October 23 | The Linda

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Pink Martini

Thursday, October 24 | Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

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Amy McCarley at WEXT

Amy McCarley took the big leap from a day-to-day "regular" job working as a NASA contractor in Alabama. She leaped, and is now a fulltime touring musician.  Her third album came onto our radar. It's called "MECO," which stands for "main engine cut off." We learn what that means, and how Amy's path in music is going.

Have a listen.

Sten & Maria Z. at WEXT

They've known each other since 1994. They've been playing in different configurations and different "bands" ever since. The latest incarnation is Sten & Maria Z, two of the area's best guitar players in one duo.

They dropped by to play a few songs, talk about improvisation, and "trust" on stage.  We learn that they are working on a recording as the duo.  

And this Friday night, they'are playing at The Linda.

Eilen Jewell

Sunday, October 20 | The Linda

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Sten & Maria Z. at WEXT

Friday, October 18th | The Linda

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Two of the Local 518's best instrumentalists will be showing off some crazy guitar playing at The Linda on Friday night.  This is a show not to be missed.

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Sunday, October 20 | The Hangar on the Hudson

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Keanen Stark & Orion Kribs

We've been big fans of Orion Kribs since we first learned about his amazing mandolin skills. Plus, he's a funny guy.  When we found out that he was in yet another project with another musician, we thought we should have him by to see what this one was all about.  Enter Keanen Stark.

This was something else!  Check out these very young guys singing some very old songs, and the ones they played for us this time aren't even the oldest they play.  Rock on!

Find more about these guys at their Facebook page.


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