Aaron Jonah Lewis (Chenango Sessions)

Aaron Jonah Lewis is a champion fiddler who has been elbow-deep in traditional American fiddle and banjo music since his first lessons at the age of five with Kentucky native Robert Oppelt. Lewis has taken blue ribbons at the Appalachian String Band Festival in Clifftop, WV, and at the Old Fiddlers Convention in Galax, VA,…

Chris Merkley (Chenango Sessions)

Chris Merkley has performed more than a thousand shows, from the streets of Paris to venues throughout Europe and across the United States.   He has released nine albums with a variety of groups, including the songwriting duo Merkley & Morgan; his high-octane Bluegrass and Country Blues globetrotting band, The Crooners; and the swampy blues-rock trio,…

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…

Haley Richardson & Quinn Bachand – 16 May 2019

Their immersion in Celtic and American roots music is palpable through their instrumental mastery and together, they bring a passionate, youthful energy to this fiddle tradition, leaving their audience in a state of nostalgic bliss.

Joy Ike @ Chenango Craftsman — 10 Mar 2019

Polished and precise, yet buoyed with an airy grace, Joy Ike paints with a broad palette that defies easy categorization. Born to Nigerian immigrants, the singer/songwriter’s music, voice, and writing have drawn comparisons to many great musicians including Nina Simone, Laura Nyro, and Regina Spektor.