Chenango Sessions Ep. 85: Debra Cowan & John Roberts

This week, we revisit a living room performance from November of 2019. We’ll hear ancient ballads, sea shanties, and folk songs from Massachusetts folksinger and guitarist Debra Cowan with the English singer, banjoist, and concertina player John Roberts. Listen to the Episode Playlist time artist title album 00:00 John Roberts “Captain Ward and the Rainbow”…

Chenango Sessions Ep. 84: Jennifer Maidman & Annie Whitehead | Steven Hobert

Our guests this week include the Orchestra That Fell to Earth (ex-Penguin Cafe Orchestra), Jennifer Maidman & Annie Whitehead, and Steven Hobert. The ORCHESTRA THAT FELL TO EARTH features four original members of the Penguin Cafe Orchestra (Jennifer Maidman, Annie Whitehead, Geoffrey Richardson, Steve Fletcher), with percussionist Liam Genockey of Steeleye Span. Besides the Penguin…

Chenango Sessions Ep. 83: Eclectic Mix

This week’s program features a mix of artists, mostly recorded at home during the pandemic. Listen to the Episode Playlist time artist title album 00:00 Jaerv “Jag Ser Dig” (Markus Gustavsson) 2020-03-03 Bundy Museum, Binghamton, NY 05:31 Tim Eriksen “Aber Dojde Donke” (trad.) 2020-08-16 Amherst, MA 09:20 Jenn Cornell “Earth Born Despite Our Differences” 2020-07-03…

Chenango Sessions Ep. 82: Bruce Molsky

This week, I’m sharing a home concert from the American traditional musician, Bruce Molsky. Bruce made this recording from his home in Beacon, New York, in April of 2020, about a month into the New York’s lockdown. This show was originally presented by our friends at Signature Sounds in Northampton, Massachusetts, as part of their…

Chenango Sessions Ep. 81: Tommy Sands

This week, we’re joined by the iconic songwriter, radio broadcaster, and political activist Tommy Sands, from County Down, Ireland. Tommy stopped through Binghamton in October of 2019 and played a rousing show for a crowd in a living room. Listen to the Episode Playlist time artist title album 00:00 Tommy Sands “Let the Circle Be…

Chenango Sessions Ep. 80: South Haven Jazz Festival (2 of 2)

Last week and this week, I’m sharing recordings from the 2020 South Haven Jazz Festival, in South Haven, Michigan. Most of the performances were virtual, on account of the pandemic. We start with the Ivan Akansiima Trio, followed by a set from beat-box saxophonist Derek Brown, and close out the show with a couple pieces…

Chenango Sessions Ep. 79: South Haven Jazz Festival (1 of 2)

This week and next, I’m sharing recordings from the 2020 South Haven Jazz Festival, in South Haven, Michigan. Most of the performances were virtual, on account of the pandemic. We start with a few tunes from Ashley and Benje Daneman, followed by a set from Edye Evans Hyde, and close out the program with the Jim Cooper Quartet. Funding…

Chenango Sessions Ep. 78: Shannon Heaton & Keith Murphy

This week, we step back in time to a pre-pandemic concert at Binghamton’s Cranberry Coffeehouse. Shannon Heaton, from Boston, is one of the world’s finest Irish flutists, a composer, and host of the Irish Music Stories podcast. Keith Murphy is a renowned instrumental composer and guitarist, originally from Canada and now living in Vermont. I…

Chenango Sessions Ep. 77: Chris Merkley

Coming to us this week from Cortland, New York, is the singer-songwriter Chris Merkley of the bands Merkley & Morgan, Digger Jones, and the Crooners. Chris has been hosting live stream concerts featuring regional musicians at Cortland’s Rose Hall during the pandemic. It’s a beautiful old church with a large sanctuary venue, and an intimate…