|Posted on May 5, 2019 at 10:55 AM||comments (19)|
“Anne Hills is such an exquisite singer that it’s understandable that people might be swept up in the pure beauty of her voice and thereby overlook her writing. That would be a mistake. For me, Anne’s writing, in songs like ‘Follow That Road’ and many others, is as direct, melodic and deep as any work being done today. She is quite simply one of my absolute favorite songwriters.”
— Tom Paxton
Well, ole Tom may not know everything, but his recommendation is surely good enuff for me...hope to see yez for Anne's show on May 15th.
"THE MYSTERY PICKERS"
....how will we possibly round out a show like this, yez ask??...hah...the Mystery Pickers are still on fire from another ...umm....interesting night with Gerry Timlin, and they're tuned up (hint, hint) an ready to go.
If you'd like to debut as a Mystery Picker, just ask Cathy, Allen, or Jim (moi)...and you will be anointed into this growing band of luminaries.
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Peggy Lynn, https://www.facebook.com/Peggy-Lynn-and-Dan-Duggan-160458867326262/" target="_blank">https:/www.facebook.com/Peggy-Lynn-and-Dan-Duggan-160458867326262/
"The First Lady of Adirondack Music", is recognized nationwide for her soulful songwriting and extraordinary vocal versatility. Her work has been featured at the famous Bluebird Café in Nashville, and in 1996 Peggy was selected "Adirondack Woman Of The Year". She has released six recordings, Determination, Chameleon, Bio Songs, Earned These Lines, Cloudsplitter and Close To The Sun. Peggy and Dan Duggan also have a newly released CD "A Stitch in Time", songs celebrating the art and heritage of Quilting.
Dan Duggan is known nationally for his wizardry on Hammered Dulcimer and Flat Picking Guitar, and is the recipient of the National Hammered Dulcimer Championship. Dan has recorded four albums of original compositions, "First Frost", "Last of May", "Seasons of Change", and "Trillium Lane" as well as three albums of traditional holiday music "Christmas Morn", "Winters Eve", and "All Through The Night. Dan's recently released CD, "The Pieces of Our Life" original songs written with children, received a 1998 Parents Choice Approval Award. Dan's dulcimer work can also be heard on Paul Simon's CD "Your The One" released in October of 2000.
These two are delightful elfin folke who make us smile and be happy ...and we hope all you Trackers will be with us on April 3rd.
~ THE MYSTERY PICKERS ~
A potpourri of pickers play a plethora of songs to snare the unwary and dedazzle the dubious...they'll take us to places too fierce to mention, but we'll love the trip.
Wanna be a Mystery Picker...?? Alls yez need to do is ask Cathy, Allen, or Jim (moi) and yer picked to pick.
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|Posted on February 25, 2019 at 6:00 PM||comments (69)|
A solo fingerstyle guitar player, Kinloch performs a synthesis of folk, jazz, classical, rock, American popular music, and original compositions. His programs range from J.S. Bach to John B. Sebastian and may include references to Miles Davis, Franz Schubert, John Fahey, Leo Kottke, The Ventures, The “folk scare,” Flatt and Scruggs, and the occasional TV theme.
Kinloch Nelson began performing in 1969. His 45 years-and-counting career has run the gamut from solo classical and folk concerts in coffeehouses and folk festivals to club dates with jazz, country, rockabilly, rock, and rhythm & blues bands. Over the years Nelson has played with such notables as Tom Paxton, Amos Garrett, Buddy Guy, and long-time influence Danny Gatton. Recent concerts have included appearances with Stephen Bennett, Muriel Anderson, Teja Gerken (Acoustic Guitar magazine), Al Peteway (Ken Burns documentaries) and Wings alumnus Laurence Juber.
Composer and recording artist, Kinloch Nelson can be heard on Heartland Records, BKNjr Records, Hodgepodge Music, and Sampler Records....AND...right here at TUNES BY THE TRACKS.
~ THE MYSTERY PICKERS ~
Anticipation is already building...tens of fans are clamoring for the next appearance of these preposterous performers.
If you want to give it a whirl...just ask Cathy, Allen, or Jim (moi), and just like that...we'll add your name to the lustrous luminous lineup of Mystery Pickers
|Posted on February 11, 2019 at 9:15 AM||comments (6)|
Leslie and Steve are a Rochester music staple, as writers, performers, and founders of Old Time Music night at Greece Baptist Church, where local artists have performed over the last ten years.
They came to to Rochester from the Boston area where together they ran The Mozaic Room coffeehouse for eleven years. In 2003, they started recording and performing together as a duo. Their music combines their backgrounds in traditional, country, Americana, and gospel music with their taste for contemporary singer/songwriters. Their performances feature simple but tasteful arrangements of timeless melodies. Steve's guitar is often supplemented by other traditional instruments, but the focus is always on thoughtful lyrics and beautiful harmonies.
When Steve and Leslie return to New England, they are sometimes accompanied by multi-instrumentalist Seth Connelly, who also produced their five albums together. In New York, they sometimes perform with some of our favorite musicial friends, Perry Cleaveland, and Joe Dady.
Old songs with old friends, is a welcome respite from a formidable Finger Lakes February, and we bet a bunch of you Trackers concur.
~ THE MYSTERY PICKERS ~
The suprises that these folks present is always something to behold.
Nobody does it better.
You too can become a Mystery Picker, and join the pantheon of players who populate the popular portion of our presentations.
Just ask Cathy, Allen, or Jim (moi) and we'll promptly plug you into the picker players.
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In 2006 Gordon founded "Son House Blues Night" as a monthly tribute to the Delta Blues giant, (discovered, living in Rochester N.Y during the late 60s); During this time he also founded "The Crawdiddies" an acoustic roots band.
Gordon has opened for many touring artists, including: Doc Watson, John Hammond Jr and local blues legend Joe Beard.
Frank DeBlase, of Rochester's City Newspaper describes Munding's style as: "He dances across old National strings with red clay overtones in the swampy air. Crisscrossing with Appalachian, Bluegrass & Delta Blues, arising from the smoke of an impending collision" (City Newspaper 2004)
Gordon continues to enjoy performing at select venues, parties and festivals, and he also teaches Delta "Bottle Neck Slide Blues" and other guitar styles at workshops and schools.
We always have fun when Gordon features, so git yerself over to the library, on Wednesday, and have fun with us.
~ THE MYSTERY PICKERS ~
You bet...it's our good luck, that the pesky storm forced the pickers to reschedule their scheduled dogsled tour of Alaska, so they'll be on hand Wednesday to demontstrate once again, that great music is really and truly in the ear of the beholder.
If you wanna be a MYSTERY PICKER, now's the time... stop waffling and let Cathy or Jim (moi) know, and zippity doo dah...you'll be cavorting and caterwauling like a seasoned pro post haste.
|Posted on January 4, 2019 at 12:00 AM||comments (271)|