I chat with Danielle Nicole before her show at Plattsburgh's Strand Center Theatre. After growing up in Kansas City and touring the world with her brothers in Trampled Under Foot, Nicole has set out on a solo career - earning her a Grammy nomination and legions of fans in the process.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fresh off her exciting new EP Burning Rain, Josee Allard discusses the road that brought her to the North Country and her upcoming shows throughout the area.
With an eclectic symbiosis of artists as diverse as Guns N' Roses and Beethoven, DSQ has gone from humble beginnings to playing for U.S. Presidents with their electrified take on classical music.
Known as the greatest Rolling Stones tribute band around, the Classic Stones Live are set to bring their act to Plattsburgh's Strand Theatre this Friday.
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.
The Empire Rooks are set to bring back the groove when they return to the stage this Saturday for a marathon show at the Monopole.