FREE: “Albany Homicide Tales and Murder Ballads” @ Albany Public Library on Tuesday

October 5th, 2015, 10:00 am by Greg

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Some of Greater Nippertown’s finest singer-songwriters are taking the spotlight at the Albany Public Library at 7pm on Tuesday (October 6) to present “Albany Homicide Tales and Murder Ballads,” a concert of original songs penned about murders from throughout Albany’s history. Admission is FREE.

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Local history buffs and music lovers with an affinity for the macabre will find the concert right up their alley. You may be familiar with the historic “Murder at Cherry Hill” and the killing of gangster Legs Diamond, but there are countless other, long-forgotten homicide tales in Albany’s history. The Albany Public Library staff combed through the extensive resources in the library’s local history collection to research dozens of gripping 19th and 20th century murders that shocked Albany residents. The musicians then reviewed the research, selected stories, and wrote original music inspired by these old, dastardly crimes.

The singer-songwriters for the Albany Homicide Tales and Murder Ballads” concert include:

• Michael Eck
• Henry’s Rifle
• Kate McDonnell
• Matt Durfee
• Zan Strumfeld
• Tom McWatters
• Ryan Stewart
• Steve Pastoriza with Peter Lavery