Live: Erin McKeown @ The Linda, 12/2/10

December 7th, 2010, 2:30 pm by Greg

I’m not sure how it happened, but despite the fact that Erin McKeown has been recording for more than a decade, and has made numerous stops in Nippertown over the years, I’d never actually seen her in concert.

I made up for that oversight last Thursday at The Linda in Albany, and I’m still asking myself, “Well, what took ya so long?”

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Live: Ani DiFranco @ Skidmore’s Zankel Music Center, 9/26/10

October 6th, 2010, 1:01 pm by Greg

Ani DiFranco (photo by Andrzej Pilarczyk)

Ani DiFranco

Caffe Lena’s 50th anniversary celebration rolls on…

Presented by the Caffe, singer-songwriter sensation Ani DiFranco stormed into the Arthur Zankel Music Center at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs and delivered a concert chock-full of powerhouse songs with the driving force of a gale-force hurricane.

Bobbing and weaving at the microphone, the self-described “little folksinger” wailed with abandon while wrestling a torrent of notes from her dreadnaught-sized acoustic guitar.

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