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…

Chenango Sessions Ep. 76: Rough & Tumble | Folias Duo

Mallory Graham and Scott Taylor of the Rough and Tumble record a few of the songs from their brand new album for us from their home. The album is called “Be Good Little Children: the Lullafrights, Volume One“. Then we hear from the Folias Duo, which is flutist Carmen Maret and guitarist Andrew Bergeron. They’re…

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…

POSTPONED – Corner House (Chenango Sessions)

POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19. NEW DATE T.B.D. Abiding by a love for adventure, Corner House finds purpose and solace in the beauty of earth and music. Clinging whole heartedly to studied traditions, the Boston-based band writes and arranges music liberally comprised of Irish, Scottish, Appalachian Stringband, and Bluegrass influences. — www.cornerhouseband.com The singular roots music…

Hubby Jenkins (Chenango Sessions)

Hubby Jenkins (Carolina Chocolate Drops, Rhiannon Giddens) is a talented multi-instrumentalist who endeavours to share his love and knowledge of old-time American music. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he delved into his Southern roots, following the thread of African American history that wove itself through country blues, ragtime, fiddle and banjo, and traditional jazz. Hubby…