LIVE: Lost Radio Rounders @ Hamilton Union Presbyterian Church, 10/17/15

October 23rd, 2015, 3:00 pm by Greg
Michael Eck and Tom Lindsay

Michael Eck and Tom Lindsay

Review and photographs by Dave Danglis

Michael Eck and Tom Lindsay, that intrepid Lost Radio Rounders duo, celebrated the release of their first official studio recording, Hard Trials, at a Guilderland charity concert last Friday.

FULL DISCLOSURE: I’m a long-time friend of Tom Lindsay, and I designed LRR’s three most recent CDs. But living four hours away from the duo’s stomping grounds (and preferring, it must be admitted, quirky, plugged-in pop-rock rather than guitar-plucking acoustic Americana), I had not seen the band perform until this event.

Naturally, the show featured several tunes from Hard Trials, and since the album centers on the themes of death and loss, one might have expected a dark and somber evening. Instead, the show displayed a wide range of emotions, from contemplative (the lullaby “That’s All Right”) to foot-stomping (“Jesus on the Mainline”) to silly fun (“The Man Who Rode the Mule Around the World”). Festivities were wrapped up with a rousing rendition of “When the Saints Go Marching In.” Lindsay and Eck know how to structure a set list that keeps the listener interested, engaged and singing along.

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Lost Radio Rounders Kick Off Charity Concert Series

February 27th, 2014, 1:00 pm by Greg

WHO: Lost Radio Rounders with special guest Matt Durfee
WHEN: Friday (February 28), 7pm
WHAT: The first concert in the Fourth Friday Charity Concert Series features spirituals, folk hymns and revival songs from the 1800’s.
WHERE: McKownville United Methodist Church, Albany
HOW MUCH: FREE, donations accepted

Be Here Now: Lost Radio Rounders @ Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library, 11/10/13

November 8th, 2013, 10:00 am by Greg

WHO: Lost Radio Rounders
WHAT: “The Home of the Brave: Songs of Soldiers & Sailors”
WHERE: Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library, Clifton Park
WHEN: 2pm on Sunday (November 10)

LIVE: Grandpa Jones 100th Birthday Bash @ Caffe Lena, 10/19/13

October 21st, 2013, 3:00 pm by Greg
Bowtie, Tom Lindsay and Michael Eck

Bowtie, Tom Lindsay and Michael Eck

Photograph by Kirsten Ferguson

Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs was doin’ a whole lot of celebrating last weekend. On Saturday Skidmore College’s Tang Museum hosted a wine and cheese reception to celebrate the closing of the art exhibit, “Caffe Lena: Inside America’s Legendary Folk Music Coffeehouse.” On Sunday afternoon, Northshire Bookstore played host to a publication party and book-signing session for the marvelous coffee-table book of the same name, edited by Jocelyn Arem.

And in between, two of the Local 518’s premier vintage Americana bands – Lost Radio Rounders and Ramblin Jug Stompers – teamed up for a joint concert at the Caffe on Saturday night (October 19) to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Country Music Hall of Famer Grandpa Jones with an evening of music that ranged from the classic “Mountain Dew” to “Dust on the Bible” and “The Man Who Rode the Mule Around the World.” With plenty of corny “Hee Haw” cornfield jokes, too…

LIVE: Lost Radio Rounders & Friends @ McKownville United Methodist Church, 4/19/13

April 25th, 2013, 4:00 pm by Greg
Michael Eck and Tom Lindsay

Michael Eck and Tom Lindsay

Review by Wes Seneca
Photographs by Amaal Yehia

To those who have followed his three decade musical journey, it came as no surprise that Michael Eck was performing on his 49th birthday. The Jug Stomper, solo artist and Frank Jaklitsch sideman joined his Lost Radio Rounders cohort Tom Lindsay in the Old Chapel of McKownville United Methodist Church in Albany for the finale of the 2013 Third Friday Charity Concert Series. The concert was a sing-along program which also featured multi-instrumentalist Mike Kelley (the Sharks, Blotto) and percussionist Sam Zucchini (the Zucchini Brothers, Rodeo Barons).

Zucchini transitioned to guitarist and vocalist for Gary Davis’ “I Belong to the Band,” and second set opener “Angel Roll the Stone Away.” Mike Kelley’s vocals and dobro were featured on “Jesus on the Mainline,” and he and Rounder Tom Lindsay shared harmonies on “Kneel at the Cross.” Some of the biggest cheers of the evening came after Kelley’s performances at the Old Chapel’s upright piano.

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Be Here Now: Lost Radio Rounders’ Tribute to Robert Frost @ Caffe Lena, 4/7/13

April 4th, 2013, 11:00 am by Greg

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the publication of Robert Frost’s his book, “A Boy’s Will,” as well as National Poetry month, Tom Lindsay and Michael Eck are mounting a little something different at Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs at 2pm on Sunday (April 7).

It’s the Lost Radio Rounders’ Robert Frost-themed benefit performance for Caffe Lena, featuring a few songs, a lot of poems and a one-act play, “Death of a Hired Man,” directed by Bob Goepfert. Among the guest performers will be author, environmental educator and Frost fan Anita Sanchez.

Tickets are $15.

LIVE: Lost Radio Rounders & Friends @ McKownville United Methodist Church, 3/15/12

March 19th, 2013, 3:00 pm by Greg

Video by Audrey Noyes and Tom Lindsay

Lost Radio Rounders – the vintage Americana duo of Tom Lindsay and Michael Eck – were joined by special guests Kevin Maul and Peggy Lecuyer of the Nellies for the second of the three monthly shows in their Third Friday Concert Series. Here they’re all performing the Flying Burrito Brothers classic “Sin City,” as part of the benefit soncert for Skye Farm Camp.

You can catch Lost Radio Rounders & Friends (guitarist-vocalists Kim Kilby and M.R. Poulopoulos, harmonicat-vocalist Ryan Dunham and bassist-vocalist Bob Ristau) in action at the Roots Music Festival at WAMC-FM’s The Linda in Albany on Saturday night (March 23). The fest also features performances by Brown Bird, Red Haired Strangers, James Edmond’s Heavenly Echoes and Olivia Quillio. The fest starts at 8pm. Tickets are $15, and all proceeds from the fest will benefit Pastor Charlie’s J.C. Club, which helps feed inner city children in Albany.

LIVE: Lost Radio Rounders & Friends @ Steamer No. 10 Theatre, 10/19/12

November 8th, 2012, 3:00 pm by Greg

Photographs by Josh DuJack

Lost Radio Rounders – the acoustic duo of Tom Lindsay and Michael Eck – gathered together some of Nippertown’s finest roots musicians recently at Steamer No. 10 Theatre in Albany to celebrate the release of their new CD, Heaven’s Radio: Lost Radio Rounders & Friends Sing Gospel Songs of the Carter Family.

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