LIVE: “American Songwriters” @ The Linda, 11/14/14

December 2nd, 2014, 3:00 pm by Greg
Gary Nicholson

Gary Nicholson

Photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk

An outgrowth of the SongwritingWith:Soldiers program, which uses the power of collaborative songwriting with armed forces veterans to transform pain and isolation into hope and the ability to move forward, an award-winning bunch of singer-songwriters took to the stage of WAMC-FM’s The Linda recently for a free concert.

Veteran Texas tunesmith Darden Smith, acclaimed folk troubadour Mary Gauthier and number one hit songwriter and two-time Grammy Award-winning producer Gary Nicholson impressed the crowd with their deeply emotional songs. And they were joined by Local 518’s own Americana faves the North & South Dakotas.

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LIVE: Bear Grass @ the Ballroom, 10/3/13

October 15th, 2013, 2:30 pm by Greg
Bear Grass

Bear Grass

Photographs by Timothy Reidy

Katie Hammon and her band Bear Grass were gearing up to launch their tour in support of their new full-length album, Stories in Books.

But before they hit the road earlier this month, Bear Grass played a hometown tour kick-off concert at the Ballroom in Troy, sharing the evening with their pals, Tim Koch (of Sgt. Dunbar & the Hobo Banned) and the North & South Dakotas.

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