Chenango Sessions Ep. 73: B Sides

I have been digging through the vaults this week to find a bunch of recordings that have never made it to the radio. It’s a variety of live tracks I’ve collected through the years of the Chenango Sessions, and just didn’t have time to share with you. I call it the B Sides. Listen to…

Chenango Sessions Ep. 72: Corn Potato Duo

This week on the Chenango Sessions, we hear an encore performance from Lindsay McCaw and Aaron Jonah Lewis of the Corn Potato String Band, from Detroit, Michigan. I recorded Lindsay and Aaron when they stopped through Binghamton for a living room show in September of 2018. They’re both award-winning multi-instrumentalists, and their set today includes…

Chenango Sessions Ep. 71: Jez Lowe

The great British songwriter Jez Lowe released his first album in 1980, and has been touring and performing throughout the world ever since. Besides his solo career, Jez is known for his work with the bands, the Bad Pennies, the Pitmen Poets, the Broonzies, Men at Words, and also for his longtime collaboration with the…

Chenango Sessions Ep. 70: Tony Lucca

My guest this week on the Chenango Sessions is a fellow Michigan native, Tony Lucca, whose path as a singer-songwriter has been unusual, to say the least. Tony started in the public eye as a cast member on the Mickey Mouse Club, at the age of fourteen. From there, he moved to Los Angeles with…

Chenango Sessions Ep. 69: Tim Eriksen | Shook Twins | Jonathan Pinkey

Our first set of recordings this week is from Tim Eriksen, who set up a microphone for us on the front porch of his home in Amherst, Massachusetts. Tim is probably best known for his work on the Cold Mountain soundtrack or for his 2010 Grammy nomination with Afro-Cuban pianist Omar Sosa. He’s an ethnomusicologist,…

Chenango Sessions Ep. 68: Holler Fest

Every year in late August, I head to a small organic farm in the Irish Hills of Southeastern Michigan for their annual Holler Fest. I’ve been going since its inception fourteen years ago, and that’s even where I met my wife, Sarah. This year, of course, is unusual. I’d planned to be at Frog Holler…

Chenango Sessions Ep. 67: Corner House

This week on the Chenango Sessions, we revisit an 8 July 2019 performance by the Boston-based quartet, Corner House. The band was traveling from Rochester to Lancaster, and stopped through Binghamton for the night. We recorded this set after breakfast around a single mic in Sarah’s and my living room. There’s nothing quite like sitting…