Gangstagrass – Where Hip-Hop meets Hillbilly

I chat with a picker and an MC from one of the most original bands on the scene today. Rapper R-SON and guitar picker/producer Rench talk about their unique fusion of bluegrass and hip-hop as they get ready to bring Gangstagrass to Retro Live for a show unlike anything the North Country has seen before.

The Squirrel Nut Zippers Holiday Caravan Comes to Plattsburgh

Back in the 90's, The Squirrel Nut Zippers helped create a new wave of swing-inspired, New Orleans magic onto the national airwaves, in the meantime going platinum as they sold millions of albums. After releasing Beasts of Burgundy, their first album in 17 years, the Zippers aren't just back - they're bigger and better than ever. I talk with Jimbo Mathus as the band prepares to kickoff their Holiday Caravan tour in Plattsburgh's Strand Center Theatre this week.

Resolution – Eric Gales

Riding high on the success of Middle of the Road and Bookends, Eric Gales' return to the blues rock scene has electrified the world of electric guitar. While he's been one of the most versatile and intuitive guitarists his entire life, several legal hurdles put his career on hold for a time, With his subsequent sobriety, Gales talks about how he's playing better than ever now - this time with nothing left to slow him down.

Robert Cray – New Generation of Living Legend

Over the past four decades, Robert Cray has gone from an unnamed roles in National Lampoon's Animal House, to recording over 20 albums and winning over five Grammy Awards with his smooth voice and exciting guitar rhythms. With his new tour bringing him to Plattsburgh's Strand Center Theatre, I talk with Cray about his long and storied career.

A Bridge to the Past

Built in 1808 by Robert Cochran, brother of Peru founder John Cochran, this historical homestead saw amazing renovations in the late 1990's. Bill and Scarlett McBride modernized the home with the help of friends and family, uncovering the unique history of the home in the process.