Tonight: The Songs of the Carter Family @ McKownville United Methodist Church
Story and photos by Matt Mac Haffie
Gonna be a meeting…
The Third Friday Charity Concert Series at the McKownville United Methodist Church in Albany is hosted by Lost Radio Rounders, and tonight’s edition, “Will the Circle be Unbroken,” will showcase gospel music from the songbook of the original Carter Family.
The Lost Radio Rounders are the knowledgeable and entertaining duo of Michael Eck and Tom Lindsay, who have been playing Historic American Music together for over 25 years. Talented dudes in odd hats playing the music they love.
Joining them for this performance will be the acoustic duo Kim & Clyde. Kim is Kim Kilby, the uber-talented voice and heart of the Tern Rounders. While Clyde (aka, Steven Clyde) has toured with Commander Cody, Blotto, the Lustre Kings, as well as Ramblin Jug Stompers, and is certainly no slouch. This will be the duo’s highly anticipated Albany debut.
M.R. Poulopoulos, of Palatypus fame, completes this all-chambers-loaded bill on the heels of his critically acclaimed 2011 solo debut CD, “Greenhorn.” Like Kim, he is part of the young guard into old songs and a talent to be reckoned with.
No doubt this is very special night, and don’t be surprised if you see the artist join forces on a few, one being a rendition of “No Depression in Heaven,” to be led by M.R. Poulopoulos and sent out to the late Levon Helm, R.I.P.
Admission is free to tonight’s performance, although donations will be gratefully accepted to assist in the ongoing recovery of flood victims in the Schoharie Valley.
The Third Friday Charity Concert Series continues at 7pm tonight (Friday, April 20) at the McKownville United Methodist Church in Albany with featured performances by Lost Radio Rounders, Kim & Clyde and M.R. Poulopoulos. Admission is free; donations accepted.