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Live At The Linda: Featuring VickiKristinaBarcelona And Dust Bowl Faeries

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Each Wednesday and Sunday evening at 8 p.m. Live At The Linda brings you some of the best musical acts to grace the stage at The Linda - WAMC's Performing Arts Studio. This week features Dust Bowl Faeries from February 2021 and VickiKristinaBarcelona from June 2018.

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Starting off tonight’s show is a set from Dust Bowl Faeries recorded at The Linda for our Open For Takeout Virtual Concert Series. Dust Bowl Faeries is a dark-carnival band from New York. Their eclectic repertoire of songs draw inspiration from circus, post-punk and Eastern European folk music. Accordion, singing saw, ukulele, lap-steel, guitar and percussion combine to create the Dust Bowl Faeries otherworldly sound. The band was founded by Ryder Cooley and Hazel, a disembodied taxidermy ram who performs with the Fairies as their mascot-spirit animal. Ryder and Hazel are joined by Rubi LaRue, Jon B. Woodin, Liz LoGiudice & Andrew Stein. Their debut self-titled album, produced by music critic Seth Rogovoy, features Tommy Stinson (Replacements) & Melora Creager (Rasputina). The band released two EP’s with producer Floyd Fisher in 2018 and 2019, and their new album, The Plague Garden, co-produced by Mike Schoonmaker, was released in November 2020. Dust Bowl Faeries have been working with filmmaker Lisa M. Thomas/Thin Edge Films on a series of music inspired videos, including (most recently) Candy Store, a music novella, which premiered on MXDWN magazine in October 2020. I also had a chance to interview the band during the show so you can get to know them a little bit. So have a listen to Dust Bowl Faeries Recorded Live at The Linda WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio February 22nd 2021

VickiKristinaBarcelona is Rachelle Garnyay, Amanda Homie, and Terry Radigan- a power trio of seasoned musicians dedicated to re-imagining the songs of Tom Waits using inventive three part harmonies and an interesting mix of instruments- including guitars, banjos, bottles, squeezeboxes, and zills. Seasoned singer/songwriters and multi-instrumentalists in their own right, Garnyay, Homie, and Radigan combine their distinct styles with the lyrical genius of the Waits songbook to create a captivating sound. As you’ll hear tonight- VickiKristinaBarcelona encompasses a world of sound that’s powerful, playful, and poignant. So enjoy, VickiKristinaBarcelona featuring Rachelle Garnyay, Amanda Homie, and Terry Radigan- recorded Live at The Linda on June 28, 2019. 

We realize that the impacts of COVID-19 have been dire for working musicians and the music industry as a whole. The Linda: WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio is thrilled to let you know about “The Open for Takeout Virtual Concert Series” produced in collaboration with Chromoscope Pictures. The program features local and regional musicians playing on The Linda stage and viewable worldwide online through Youtube. The goal of this series is to bring musicians back to the stage in a safe environment and provide fans with a professionally produced concert delivered directly to your homes. Similar to some of our in-person concerts, these will be ticketed events. And similar to all in-person concerts at The Linda, we will insure the highest standard of production.

Coming up on The Open for Take-Out VCS we welcome Pop Songstress Kyla Silk Monday April 19th at 8 pm, You can find tickets to this show and the rest of the series at thelinda.org or keep up with us on Facebook (@thelindawamc) and Instagram (the_linda_performing_arts).

Peter Hughes is the General Manager and Programmer/Presenter for The Linda: WAMC Northeast Public Radio’s Live Performing Arts Studio. He is also the on-air host of "Live at the Linda" a twice-weekly variety music program on WAMC on-air and online that broadcasts concerts and content both recorded and live from The Linda studio in Albany NY, but also interviews and conversations with artists of all stripes.
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