FREE: Live! Folklife Concert Series @ the Crandall Library

September 1st, 2015, 12:00 pm by Greg
The North and South Dakotas

The North and South Dakotas

Photograph by Andrzej Pilarczyk

Yes, it’s September, and the free outdoor summer series season is winding down (although there are still a few still on the calendar), but, of course, that doesn’t mean the end of no-dough shows.

The 2015 fall edition of the Live! Folklife Concert Series is gearing up at the Crandall Library in Glens Falls, and there’s an impressive line-up of musical talent on tap. And, yes, you guessed it – admission is free…

The concerts take place at 7pm on Thursdays, beginning with Annie & the Hedonists on Thursday, September 17 and continuing through October 29 with a special show that finds Ramblin Jug Stompers teaming up with veteran jazz/blues/soul singer Jill Hughes on October 29.

The fall concert series is being held in conjunction with the Folklife Gallery’s photographic exhibition, A Transitional Interpretation: American Roots Music by Five Photographers, featuring the work of Local 518 photographers Joseph Deuel, Enid Farber, Bryan Lasky, Andrzej Pilarczyk and Lawrence White.

Here’s the schedule of 2015’s free fall concerts at the Crandall Library:

Read the rest of this entry »


Five Firsts: Eric Munley of the Blind Owl Band

November 5th, 2012, 11:00 am by Greg
The Blind Owl Band

The Blind Owl Band

NAME: Eric Munley

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … The first album I ever had was Led Zeppelin II. I remember not liking it for the first few weeks because my ears were so fresh I didn’t understand Robert Plant’s voice or what Page was doing with his guitar. Then it all clicked it and… BAM! The first album I bought was probably Rancid’s Life Won’t Wait. I was hearing ends of music from the perspective of my father and another from the kids I went to school with. Both badass.

Read the rest of this entry »

Real Good for FREE: the Crandall Library’s Live! Folklife Concerts

September 18th, 2012, 11:00 am by Greg

The Crandall Library in Glens Falls is once again hosting its “Live! Folklife Concerts” series of free performances this fall. The series kicks off on Thursday with Saratoga-based popsters MaryLeigh & the Fauves, direct from their performance at LarkFest last weekend. And this year’s stellar line-up of performers stretch far beyond the local-music borders. Cantrip, for example, will be coming all the way from Edinburgh, Scotland!

All concerts in the “Live! Folklife Concerts” series take place at 7pm on Thursday. Doors open at 6:30pm, and admission is free.

Read the rest of this entry »

Jim Gaudet and the Railroad BoysCaffe LenaThe Cock'N'Bull RestaurantCartoonist John CaldwellHolly & EvanAdvertise on Nippertown!Australian Cattle Dog Rescue Association Artist Charles Haymes