The popular Live! Folklife Concert Series at the Folklife Center at the Crandall Public Library in Glens Falls continue this spring with four concerts in March and three more in April. Admission is free.
All performances take place at 7pm on Thursday evenings; doors open at 6:30pm).
Here’s the schedule of free concerts for the 2013 spring season:
ROY HURD & FRANK ORSINI
Thursday, March 7, 7pm
A dynamic performer and a world-class singer-songwriter, Hurd was a staff songwriter in Nashville, crafting commercial country hits, but his magic is in the songs he records himself of the Northwoods. His song, Adirondack Blue has become a modern Adirondack anthem. His latest album, Wayward Son, shines bright with this soul and craft. Accompanied by fiddler Frank Orsini.
Thursday, March 14, 7pm
Adirondack singer, songwriter and storyteller Christopher Shaw has toured all over the United States and Europe for more than 25 years. His music resides in the Library of Congress Folk Archives, while his performances have taken him to such venerable venues as the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Smithsonian Institute and the Chautauqua Institute. He’s recorded 10 albums, made numerous appearances on PBS and NPR, and traveled hundreds of thousands of miles touring.
Thursday, March 21, 7pm
As the daughter of Bobby Clancy of the legendary Clancy Brothers, Aoife Clancy began her rich and varied musical career early. Since then she has performed around the world as a member of Cherish the Ladies, as a soloist, and with her own band.
THE RUSTY DOVES
Thursday, March 28, 7pm
Based in Utica, the Rusty Doves started playing their brand of progressive roots music in 2007. Plating a fusion of bluegrass, folk, jazz and swing, the duo – featuring Alyssa Stock and Jerry Dee on upright bass and mandolin – has established a reputation for their raw, spare arrangements of traditional tunes, unusual covers and soulful originals.
Thursday, April 11, 7pm
The Vermont-based duo of Katie Trautz and Julia Wayne performs old-time New England and Appalachian music, as well as original songwriting on guitar, fiddle, mandolin, banjo and vocals. Mayfly intersperses close harmony vocals with strong instrumentals influenced by blues, ballads, and American roots music.
Thursday, April 18, 7pm
The dynamic Burlington-based bluegrass-and-folk band formed in 2004, and over the years, the quintet has evolved to combine award-winning, evocative singing and songwriting with top-notch bluegrass instrumentation.
Thursday, April 25, 7pm
Led by the husband-and-wife folk duo of John Kirk and Trish Miller, the Saratoga Springs-based quintet also features Ed Lowman, Sara Milonovich and Cedar Stanistreet. Together they play a diverse repertoire of original and old-time music.
ADDITIONAL REAL GOOD FOR FREE EVENTS FOR 2013
Music at Noon @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy (select Tuesdays through May)
New York State Writers Institute readings @ various locations (various days)
New York State Writers Institute films @ UAlbany’s Page Hall, Albany (select Fridays)
Lost Radio Rounders Third Friday Charity Concert Series @ McKownville Methodist Church, Albany (select Fridays through April)