LIVE: The Quiet Music Festival @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, 10/23/14

November 20th, 2014, 4:00 pm by Greg
Rosary Beard

Rosary Beard

Photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk

Portland, Oregon has been hosting the annual Quiet Music Festival since 2011, but last month the fest had its East Coast premiere at Skidmore College’s Tang Museum in Saratoga Springs with an evening-long performance by a roster of talent that stretched from Gang Gang Dance vocalist Lizzi Bougatsos to Greenwich’s monologuist David Greenberger and A Strong Dog to Sun Foot (led by Quiet Music Fest founder Chris Johanson).

Other performers throughout the evening included poet Trinie Dalton, Brian Mumford’s avant-folk project Dragging an Ox Through Water, the acoustic guitar instrumental duo Rosary Beard (featuring Matthew Loicacono and Hunter Sagehorn) and others.

It was a very varied evening of performances, and they weren’t all about the low-key and low-volume.

One attendee described the night as “a snooze fest.” But organizer Chris Johanson didn’t take offensive at the remark. In fact, as he explained, the Quiet Music Fest is “the only festival where sleeping is encouraged.”

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Win FREE Tickets to Bear Grass at Steamer No. 10 Theatre on Friday

October 1st, 2014, 11:06 am by Greg
Bear Grass

Bear Grass

Katie Hammon’s marvelous and moody combo Bear Grass headlines an evening spotlighting Nippertown’s ever-cross-pollinating music scene in an intimate theater setting at 8pm Friday (October 3) at the Steamer No. 10 Theatre in Albany.

Joining Bear Grass in concert at the Steamer will be the hypnotic instrumental duo Rosary Beard (who held their CD release party at the Steamer back in 2012) and the Firs.

And, oh, what a tangled, homespun web we weave…

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LIVE: Rosary Beard / Winterpills @ Steamer No. 10 Theatre, 5/4/12

May 11th, 2012, 12:00 pm by Greg

Videos by Timothy Reidy

Rosary Beard – the sparkling, yet meditative instrumental guitar duo of Matthew Loiacano (aka Matthew Carefully) and Hunter Sagehorn (of Alta Mira) – unveiled their debut CD, “Halfmoon Fever,” with a pre-release party and performance at the Steamer No. 10 Theatre in Albany last Friday evening.

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Win FREE TIX to Rosary Beard at Steamer No. 10 Theatre on Friday

April 30th, 2012, 1:00 pm by Greg
Rosary Beard

Rosary Beard

Two acoustic guitars – voices = Rosary Beard

The sparkling instrumental acoustic guitar duo features Hunter Sagehorn (of Alta Mira and Matthew Loiacono (aka, Matthew Carefully) spinning a delicately interwoven sonic tapestry that draws the listener into an intimate and oh-so-rewarding listening experience. The twosome have recently completed their debut album, “Halfmoon Fever,” and although it won’t officially be released until June 5, Rosary Beard will be performing at a pre-release celebration at the Steamer No. 10 Theatre in Albany in 8pm on Friday (May 4).

Rosary Beard will be sharing the stage with the sublime Northampton band Winterpills – performing in their duo format featuring Flora Reed and Philip Price – who are also celebrating the release of their excellent new album, “All My Lovely Goners.”

Rosary Beard takes the stage for a concert performance at the Steamer No. 10 Theatre in Albany on Friday night. Winterpills will open the show at 8pm. Tix are currently available in advance for $13; tix will be $15 at the door.

BUT WAIT… Have we got a deal for you! We’re giving away A PAIR OF FREE TIX to the show to one lucky Nippertown reader! To enter the contest, just post a comment below. Please leave your email address, too. We won’t publish it, but we’ll use it to contact you if you win. The winner will be selected at random and notified on Friday. Enter today! Good luck! Congratulations to the winner, who has been notified by email.

Eclectic Performances Announced for Steamer No. 10 Theatre

February 2nd, 2012, 10:00 am by Greg
Hamell On Trial

Hamell on Trial (photo by Al Goldberg)

Over the course of the past two decades, the Steamer No. 10 Theatre has become one of Albany’s prime destinations for children’s entertainment. But every once in a while the intimate little theater plays host to some fine grown-up entertainment, too.

In celebration of the theater’s 20th anniversary, guest producer Michael Eck is presenting a new Electic Performance Series at the theater, a slate of six exciting evening concerts aimed at adult audiences and featuring some of the area’s finest musicians both past and present. Among the upcoming performers are Hamell on Trial, Sean Rowe, the Star Spangled Washboard Band, Val Haynes & Todd Nelson, Rosanne Raneri, Bryan Thomas, Rosary Beard, Winterpills and Frank Jaklitsch.

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Song o’ the Week: Rosary Beard’s “They Caught a Huge”

November 7th, 2011, 10:00 am by Greg

“They Caught a Huge” by Rosary Beard, the acoustic guitar instrumental duo of Matthew Carefully and Hunter Sagehorn

New Video from Rosary Beard

September 22nd, 2011, 2:00 pm by Greg

Video by Mike Feurstein

Rosary Beard – the instrumental guitar duo of Matthew Carefully and Alta Mira’s Hunter Sagehorn – will perform at Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs at 7pm on Sunday, opening for Joy Kills Sorrow. Tix are $15 in advance; $17 at the door.

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