LIVE: An Evening of Murder Ballads @ Caffe Lena, 10/26/13

October 30th, 2013, 4:00 pm by Greg
Tom Wadsworth and Kim Kilby

Tom Wadsworth and Kim Kilby

Review by Greg Haymes
Photographs by Tim Livingston

It was the third year for “An Evening of Murder Ballads,” Caffe Lena’s fund-raising Halloween tradition, and as Lena’s manager Sarah Craig explained, in years past, the focus was squarely on the traditional folk ballads of murder, killing and revenge.

Not so this time around…

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Tonight: The Songs of the Carter Family @ McKownville United Methodist Church

April 20th, 2012, 11:00 am by Greg
Lost Radio Rounders

Lost Radio Rounders

Story and photos by Matt Mac Haffie

Gonna be a meeting…

The Third Friday Charity Concert Series at the McKownville United Methodist Church in Albany is hosted by Lost Radio Rounders, and tonight’s edition, “Will the Circle be Unbroken,” will showcase gospel music from the songbook of the original Carter Family.

The Lost Radio Rounders are the knowledgeable and entertaining duo of Michael Eck and Tom Lindsay, who have been playing Historic American Music together for over 25 years. Talented dudes in odd hats playing the music they love.

Joining them for this performance will be the acoustic duo Kim & Clyde. Kim is Kim Kilby, the uber-talented voice and heart of the Tern Rounders. While Clyde (aka, Steven Clyde) has toured with Commander Cody, Blotto, the Lustre Kings, as well as Ramblin Jug Stompers, and is certainly no slouch. This will be the duo’s highly anticipated Albany debut.

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LIVE: Woody Pines @ Valentine’s Music Hall, 2/8/11

February 11th, 2011, 12:36 pm by Greg

There’s something happening here.

Dan Johnson’s Americana Tuesdays at Valentine’s seem to be taking flight, judging by the very eager, sizeable crowd of locals who came out to get a taste of this wide-ranging musical genre. It was the first night of the new Americana series, and it felt right from the moment the cheerful doorman Al welcomed me inside. It was the same old Valentine’s, but for some reason it felt kinder, gentler and a little more laid back. Bringing it down a notch from the typical Valentine’s ear-ringing fare, Dan Johnson and Expert Sidemen – drummer Jeff Arensberg, bassist Pete Murphy (also of Flood Road) and guitarist Dave Walsh – set just the right tone for an evening of tasty music, and did not miss a beat. They played a short intro set, anxious to get the out-of-town guest, Woody Pines and his band, up on the stage.

It was indeed a solicited stop in Albany, a fortuitous opportunity discovered by Mr. Johnson, who asked Woody and friends (who hail from Ashville, NC) to stop in Albany. They willingly accepted the invitation, recognizing that the pay may not be great, but that they would meet an appreciative audience of Americana fans. And they were headed north anyhow, having just picked up their new album, hot off the presses in Pennsylvania, on their way to several stops in Vermont, including Jay Peak and Burlington.

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Parade of Shoes: Kim Kilby

January 13th, 2011, 12:15 pm by Sara
Kim Kilby rocking the open toes at First Night Saratoga

Kim Kilby rocking the open toes at First Night Saratoga (photo by Matt Mac Haffie)

Five Firsts: Kim Noyes of Tern Rounders

July 15th, 2010, 11:45 am by Greg

Kim NoyesNAME: Kim Noyes
INSTRUMENT: Vocals, Guitar

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … Well, I didn’t actually make this purchase myself, but I must have been about six years old, and I vividly remember begging my dad to buy me the Beatles’ song “Do You Want to Know A Secret.” At that time, we couldn’t find it as a single, so he ended up buying me the full-length vinyl album “Please, Please Me,” which was awesome because I loved every song on that album. And, proving once again, that it is never too early to begin a lifelong appreciation of the Beatles. I mean, I had already lost six good Beatles-listening years!

2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … In 1993, the Spin Doctors with Soul Asylum and Screaming Trees at the Lakewood Amphitheater in Atlanta, GA (my hometown). I was with my friend (by choice) and my mom and her friend (“accompanying” the minors).

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Sorry about that, Kim!

May 27th, 2010, 9:30 am by Sara

Andy pointed out to us that Kim Noyes‘ report on the Truck America Festival that we published on May 6 was inadvertently mangled after we published it and the majority of her story disappeared into the ether.

It has been restored, and you can read it here.

LIVE: Truck America Festival @ the Full Moon Resort, 5/2/10

May 6th, 2010, 2:50 pm by Greg

Tern Rounders performing at the Truck America Festival

The final day of last weekend’s three-day Truck America Festival, held at the Full Moon Resort in Big Indian may have been light in people, but it was loaded with spirit.

As a member of the Albany-based Tern Rounders, I felt very fortunate to have been invited to be one of the three Capital Region bands (along with We Are Jeneric and Sgt. Dunbar & the Hobo Banned) to participate in the festival – fortunate and a bit nervous too, not knowing what to expect from playing at a brand new music festival. Regardless, last Sunday couldn’t have been a better day for a drive down to the Catskills, with the sun beaming a summer preview.

We were anxiously anticipating what we would find there. Hundreds of people? Big amphitheater stages? Crowds so big they ran out of food?

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