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Mon, Mar 10, 2014
Deer Tick - The Hollow

Toy Soldiers opened this sold out fire hazard..
[Deer Tick and Toy Soldiers - Hollow Bar ]
03/10/2014 15:32 | Category: /music
Billy Eli - Ale House

Billy did two sets with local musicians Kevin Maul (slide) and Tony Markellis (bass).
03/10/2014 15:25 | Category: /music
Mon, Feb 10, 2014
The Bad Plus (The Egg)

Ethan Iverson, Reid Anderson and David King made a jazz noise at The Egg on Saturday. [
The Bad Plus]
02/10/2014 14:44 | Category: /music
Sun, Dec 29, 2013
World Famous Headliners - Iron Horse Music Hall

Almost didn't make it because of a late flight, but some live musical events are just mandatory... Full set from their new album with second acoustic songwriter's circle set. Any one of these guys would be worth a two hour drive to see. One of the best shows ending probably the best year in live music (within generous driving distance of the Helderbergs).
[World Famous Headliners]
12/29/2013 13:52 | Category: /music
Mon, Dec 09, 2013
Bill Frisell's Big Sur Quintet (Le Poisson Rouge)

Why does Bender Melon not go to NYC more often? Because it's an idiot, that's why. Jenny Scheinman, Eyvind Kang, Hank Roberts, Rudy Royston, Bill Frisell. Mind-blowing musicianship.
12/09/2013 12:37 | Category: /music
Sun, Dec 01, 2013
Long Path - Mount Pisgah State Forest

Needed to stick close to home, so out and back to Richmond Mt. from County Rt. 10 Durham. Decent views of Windham High Peak and Ski Area from side trail. Short bushwhack up Richmond from off the Path.
[Long Path - Mount Pisgah State Forest]
12/01/2013 12:00 | Category: /outside
Fri, Nov 15, 2013
Joe Ely (Hangar)
It's been a good year for Texas singer-songwriters in Upstate New York. Thanks to Mark Gamsjager for bringing Mr. Ely to town.
[Joe Ely, Hangar, Troy]
11/15/2013 21:15 | Category: /music
Sun, Oct 20, 2013
Fred Eaglesmith and the Traveling Steam Show (Helsinki)

Fred, Tif Ginn, Matt Simpson, Kori Heppner, Justine Fischer. Bill Poss opened.
[Fred Eaglesmith (Helsinki Hudson)]
10/20/2013 15:51 | Category: /music
Mon, Oct 07, 2013
Pharaoh Lake Wilderness

Went up to relatively nearby Pharaoh Lake Wilderness for an overnight. Unfounded fears of overcrowded campsites gave way to surprise at how remote the area felt so close to civilization.
[Photos]
[Pharaoh Mountain]
[Pharaoh Lake Wilderness]
10/07/2013 17:01 | Category: /outside
Fri, Oct 04, 2013
Walt and Tina Mitchell Wilkins (WAMC Auditorium)

My favorite performance of the year, Walt Wilkins at the WAMC Auditorium (The Linda) in Albany. Unbelievable voice, flawless guitar and great songwriting... and Tina's no slouch either. Michael Eck opened.
[A few concert photos]
10/04/2013 12:00 | Category: /music
Mon, Sep 30, 2013
Gurf Morlix - Ale House

Gurf did two sets at the Ale House on his tiny Martin.
09/30/2013 10:11 | Category: /music
Fri, Sep 27, 2013
John Dee Graham - Valentine's

Couple of photos of John Dee Graham Wednesday night at Valentine's. May be my last photos of downstairs as the place is about to be razed by Albany Medical Center via a grand Albany tradition.
[John Dee Graham]
09/27/2013 12:00 | Category: /music
Thu, Sep 26, 2013
Robbie Fulks - Iron Horse Music Hall

This man is very good at his job. A review can be found here. Don DiLego opened with California Stars and stories of cats in freezers.
[Robbie Fulks - Gone Away Backward Tour]
[Robbie Fulks]
[Don DiLego]

09/26/2013 13:01 | Category: /music
Sun, Sep 22, 2013
FreshGrass

Only planned on going out for the day Saturday but wound up sleeping in my car and sticking around for Sunday it was so much fun... I blame The Wood Brothers.
[FreshGrass at MassMoCA]
09/22/2013 12:00 | Category: /music
Wed, Sep 18, 2013
Turns out there are cows in Vermont

Spent 4 days cycling inn to inn in the Champlain Valley and Green Mountains of Vermont. Recommend highly all the B&Bs / Inns and the people hauling our stuff so we didn't have to.
[Cows n' bikes n' stuff]
[Country Inns Along the Trail
[Shoreham Inn (Shoreham, VT)]
[Cornwall Orchards (Cornwall, VT)]
[Swift House Inn (Middlebury, VT)]
[Inn on Park Street (Brandon, VT)]
09/18/2013 12:00 | Category: /outside