Walk Like an Egyptian: Ketterer Heads to Cairo

May 24th, 2011, 12:00 pm by Greg
Jim Ketterer

Jim Ketterer

Nippertown drummer about town Jim Ketterer is pulling up stakes and heading to Cairo.

That’s right… Egypt.

“I am leaving Albany and taking a job as Country Director in Egypt for an organization called Amideast that does educational and cultural exchanges, mostly with U.S. Government support,” Ketterer explains. “They run things like Fulbright fellowships, educational testing for Egyptian students, study abroad programs, arts exchanges, etc.

“It pulls together my background in higher education, international development and the Middle East (where I used to live) – all at an important and interesting moment for the Arab world.”

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LIVE: AcoustiCountry Fest @ River Street Beat Shop, 4/30/11

May 4th, 2011, 2:40 pm by Greg
Big Creek

Big Creek (photo by Timothy Reidy)

Getting a jump on the outdoor festival music calendar, Jimmy Barrett hosted the AcoustiCountry Fest at his River Street Beat Shop in Troy last Saturday afternoon, and let’s face it, you couldn’t have asked for better weather – nice and warm, not too windy and lots and lots of sun.

A fundraiser for the Hope 7 Community Center food bank and after-school program, the fest was a fine way to unwind on a lazy spring afternoon. And, of course, there was plenty of great music to soak up – along with the sunshine.

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LIVE: Tern Rounders at Caffe Lena, 2/18/11

March 1st, 2011, 4:00 pm by Greg

The Tern Rounder @ Caffe Lena

When Nippertown alt-country favorites Tern Rounders galloped into the legendary Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs on Friday, February 19, they had a surprise. Michael Eck – of Lost Radio Rounders and Ramblin Jug Stompers – was sittin’ in on mandolin. Eck also opened the evening with a few tunes of his own. But maybe best of all, Eck and Tern Rounders country thrush Kim Kilby teamed up for a mighty fine Gram & Emmylou duet, too.

Photographs by Rich Krissel

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CD: Tern Rounders’ “Tern Rounders”

November 17th, 2010, 5:01 pm by Greg

Tern Rounders(TernRounders.com, 2010):

There’s good news and bad news from Tern Rounders.

First, the good news… Tern Rounders’ self-titled second album, shows no signs of a sophomore slump whatsoever. In fact, it’s a rather bold step forward from their fine debut album, which found the band in a more acoustic, country-folk mode.

This time around, they’ve added Nippertown music scene vet Rick Morse on pedal steel, which brings out the sweet twang on their more country-oriented songs (the sashaying “Kind Gentleman,” the Burritos-flavored “Everyone’s Got a Dream”), but also pushes them into a more electrified, hellbent direction.

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Tern Rounders Postpone CD Release Celebration

October 18th, 2010, 2:00 pm by Greg
Tern Rounders at CRUMBS Nite Out

The Tern Rounders at CRUMBS Nite Out @ The Linda, 11/12/09 (photo by Matt Mac Haffie)

Tern Rounders have postponed their CD release celebration, which was originally slated to take place at the eba Theater in Albany at 4pm Sunday with special guests Red Haired Strangers, Ashley Pond and Ramblin Jug Stompers.

No new date or venue have been announced yet.

In the meantime, Tern Rounders’ self-titled sophomore album is available online at CDBaby and iTunes.

Live: Tern Rounders’ “Moonlight Jamboree” @ the Bread and Jam Cafe, 6/17/10

July 20th, 2010, 1:30 pm by Greg

Tern Rounders @ The Bread and Jam Cafe, Cohoes

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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.

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