FREE: Live! Folklife Concert Series @ the Crandall Library

September 1st, 2015, 12:00 pm by Greg
The North and South Dakotas

The North and South Dakotas

Photograph by Andrzej Pilarczyk

Yes, it’s September, and the free outdoor summer series season is winding down (although there are still a few still on the calendar), but, of course, that doesn’t mean the end of no-dough shows.

The 2015 fall edition of the Live! Folklife Concert Series is gearing up at the Crandall Library in Glens Falls, and there’s an impressive line-up of musical talent on tap. And, yes, you guessed it – admission is free…

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The concerts take place at 7pm on Thursdays, beginning with Annie & the Hedonists on Thursday, September 17 and continuing through October 29 with a special show that finds Ramblin Jug Stompers teaming up with veteran jazz/blues/soul singer Jill Hughes on October 29.

The fall concert series is being held in conjunction with the Folklife Gallery’s photographic exhibition, A Transitional Interpretation: American Roots Music by Five Photographers, featuring the work of Local 518 photographers Joseph Deuel, Enid Farber, Bryan Lasky, Andrzej Pilarczyk and Lawrence White.

Here’s the schedule of 2015’s free fall concerts at the Crandall Library:

September 17, 7pm
With fab vocalist Annie Rosen at the microphone, the band – also featuring Jonny Rosen (guitar/vocals), Peter Davis (clarinet/tenor guitar/vocals) and Don Young (upright bass/vocals) – showcases a dizzingly eclectic mix of acoustic blues, vintage jazz, swing and folk roots Americana.

September 24, 7pm
Dick Hensold is the leading Northumberian small piper in North America, and for the past two decades has performed in England, Scotland, Japan, Canada and all across the United States. The concert will feature a variety of instruments and music from Cape Breton, Scotland, Scandinavia, both original and traditional.

October 8, 7pm
The Dakotas were created in 2011 when founding members Zack Hay, Mark Retajczyk and Colin Hunt set out to craft a sound that paid homage to the spirit of old-time American music, mountain folk and singer-songwriter traditions. With the addition of drummer Mike Graves and utility man Nayt Patenaude, the band has honed in on a sound containing elements of bluegrass, country, folk, honky-tonk and flat-out rock & roll.

October 15, 7pm
Fusing together the sounds of the Nashville and Austin music scenes, the acoustic duo of MaryBeth Zamer and Mike T. Lewis has whipped up well-crafted repertoire of “sophisticated Americana” songs.

October 22, 7pm
Liz Simmons (vocals/guitar), Flynn Cohen (vocals/guitar/mandolin) and Lissa Schneckenburger (vocals/fiddle) are the string and vocal trio formerly known as Annalivia, exploring the roots and branches of American folk music with traditional influences and modern inspiration, weaving together a unique brand of acoustic music.

October 29, 7pm
Ramblin Jug Stompers – Bowtie (banjo/vocals), Cousin Clyde (guitar/second lead kazoo/vocals), Mister Eck (mandolin/dobro/jug/such ‘n’ so forth/vocals) and Wild Bill (washboard/harmonica/lead kazoo/vocals) – churn out vintage American string band music with a first-time-ever collaboration with the earthy, ever-soulful vocals of blues/jazz/R&B singer Jill Hughes.