Archive for the ‘Song of the Week’ Category

Song o’ the Week: Steve Earle’s “This City”

Saturday, August 29th, 2015

10 YEARS LATER: Remembering the resilience of the people of New Orleans in the face of Katrina…


Song o’ the Week: Bear Grass’ “Snake in the Grass”

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Led by Katie Hammon, Bear Grass plays the UpBeat On the Roof concert at Skidmore College’s Tang Museum in Saratoga Springs at 7pm on Friday (August 21). Admission is free…

Music Video o’ the Week: Kalle Mattson’s “Avalanche”

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Pretty good song, too…

Song o’ the Week: “The Wikisinger”

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

WOW! A great video from the folks at Touché Videoproduktion, as Joachim Müllner (of the Paris-based band In the Canopy) explores the wide-ranging acoustic properties of 15 different locations – all in one a cappella song…

Song o’ the Week: Steep Canyon Rangers’ “Radio”

Monday, July 13th, 2015

“Radio” is the title track from the Steep Canyon Rangers’ upcoming album produced by Jerry Douglas. The album is slated for release on August 28 on Rounder Records, but you don’t have to wait til then to hear the band (and maybe some of the new songs). Steep Canyon Rangers will playing at the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival at Walsh Farm in Oak Hill this weekend. The fest runs from Thursday-Sunday (July 16-19), and SCR will be featured on the main stage in the headline slot at 10pm on Saturday. GO HERE for more info on the fest…

Song o’ the Week: Kevin Morby’s “Parade”

Monday, June 1st, 2015

Recognize anyone you know in Kevin Morby’s new music video, “Parade”?

Yes, that’s Nippertown’s own Meg Duffy, making her first appearance at around the 40 second mark. Best known as the sonic architect for Hand Habits, Duffy is currently on a month-long European tour with Morby (of the Babies and formerly with Woods).

Song o’ the Week: The Stray Birds’ “Best Medicine”

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Saturday (April 18) is Record Store Day, and we couldn’t think of a better song to help us celebrate than the Stray Birds’ “Best Medicine,” the title track of their latest album on Yep Roc Records.

The Lancaster, Pennsylvania folk/Americana trio of multi-instrumentalists and vocalists – Maya de Vitry, Oliver Craven and Charlie Muench – was inspired to write the song by a visit to The Re-Collector on Jay Street in Schenectady, one of Nippertown’s classic record stores. So when it came time for the trio to make a video for the song, where did they go? That’s right, back to The Re-Collector where they turned the shop’s proprietor, Kurt Hellijas, into a music video star.

“You never know the gold you can find out there / ‘Til you put the needle down and do some digging in the air … if the body is a temple, the soul is a bell/ And that’s why music is the best medicine I sell.”

NOTE: The Stray Birds are headed back to Nippertown for a concert at The Egg’s Hart Theatre in Albany at 7:30pm on Thursday, April 30, when they’ll be sharing the stage with the Wailin’ Jennys. Tickets are currently on sale, priced at $36.25 & $46.25.

Song o’ the Week: Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys’ “The Wind Blows Cold”

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Last week, Local 518 bluegrass faves Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys headed down to Nashville to make their national television debut on PBS-TV’s “Music City Roots,” where they played five songs in front of a live audience. GO HERE to stream the entire concert…

And at 8pm on Friday (March 27), Gaudet & the Railroad Boys will be joined by fab fiddler Sara Milonovich as they step back into the Nippertown spotlight, sharing the bill with Oregon’s Foghorn Stringband at WAMC-FM’s The Linda. Tickets are $18.

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