Edgar Meyer, What Was the First Album That You Ever Bought?

September 29th, 2009, 12:37 pm by Greg

Edgar Meyer (right) with Bela Fleck

Edgar Meyer (right) with Bela Fleck

“It would have been Elton John probably. Yeah, the one with ‘Candle in the Wind.’ What was that called? Right, ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.’

You see, my father had an extensive collection, so the first ones that I bought were popular music. But I grew up with a wonderful classical and jazz collection, and that’s my first attachment. When I bought them for myself, the first thing that I bought was some Elton John record, I believe, when I was in the seventh or eighth grade.

I guess the point that I’m trying to make is that that was very late in my personal development because I was so involved with music from such a young age. And my father’s collection really sufficed for a long time.”

Classical and bluegrass composer-bassist Edgar Meyer teams up with banjo master Bela Fleck and tabla wizard Zakir Hussain for an innovative evening of adventurous music at The Egg in Albany on Saturday, October 3.


Comin’ soon…

July 17th, 2009, 12:54 pm by Greg

The Berkshire Women’s Muse Fest celebrates the art of female musicians with a day-long music festival on Saturday, August 15 at Wahconah Park in Pittsfield, Mass. Two stages will provide non-stop music by such performers as Suzanne Vega, Cheryl Wheeler, Gretchen Peters, Melissa Ferrick, Sonia, Sarah Bettens, Pamela Means, Lindsay Mac, Nervous But Excited and Amy Petty.

The Egg in Albany continues to bolster its concert calendar with newly announced performances by Arlo Guthrie (Friday, November 13), Crooked Still (Friday, January 8), DBR & the Mission (Friday, January 22) and Shawn Colvin (Friday, March 19). In addition, the late storyteller Spalding Gray – a frequent performer at The Egg – will be remembered with “Spalding Gray: Stories Left to Tell,” a four-actor performance of Gray’s works directed by Lucy Sexton on Friday and Saturday, November 13-14. Tix will go on sale to the public on Tuesday, July 28.

Spin Doctors frontman Chris Barron slips into the Van Dyck in Schenectady on Saturday, August 22 in support of his recently released solo album, “Pancho and the Kid.”

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