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  • Beat Scientist, Drummer and Producer Makaya McCraven will perform at The Zankel Center at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York on Saturday, February 17. In advance of that exciting concert, on Thursday, February 15, Makaya will be in conversation with Skidmore Angus McCullough at The Tang Teaching Museum. Makaya McCraven's latest album, "In These Times," is the triumphant finale of a project 7+ years in the making.
  • Esteemed musician Wynton Marsalis tells great stories, but are they strictly true? Marsalis tells us about Danny Barker, Lu & Charlie’s and an inscribed stone.
  • Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and editor of The New Yorker David Remnick has gathered his writing on some of the essential musicians of our time - intimate portraits of Leonard Cohen, Buddy Guy, Mavis Staples, Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith, and more for his new book, "Holding the Note."
  • New York Youth Symphony Conductor Michael Repper tells us about growing as a musician, his youth, and David Benoit.
  • Esteemed musician Wynton Marsalis tells great stories, but are they strictly true? Marsalis tells us about Danny Barker, Lu & Charlie’s and an inscribed stone.
  • Since 1974, The Robert Cray Band has been touring and recording their unique groove, born from a love of Soul, R&B, Gospel, Blues and Rock n Roll. The five-time Grammy winner has been inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame and earned the Americana Music Awards Lifetime Achievement for Performance. The band will be at The Mahaiwe in Great Barrington, Massachusetts on March 4.
  • The Tanglewood Music Center Fellowship Program is the Boston Symphony Orchestra's summer academy for advanced musical study. The TMC offers an intensive schedule of study and performance for emerging professional instrumentalists, singers, conductors, and composers who have completed most of their formal study. We welcome Todd Seeber who joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra's double bass section in May 1988, and TMC Fellow bass player Kebra-Seoyoun Charles, a double-bassist originally from Miami, Florida. They received their Bachelor of Music degree from the New England Conservatory of Music.
  • Hrishikesh Hirway is an acclaimed musician and host/creator of the Song Exploder podcast and Netflix series. His first EP under his own name, “Rooms I Used to Call My Own,” is due March 30.The album features collaborations with a long list of acclaimed artists, songwriters and producers including Yo-Yo Ma, Jay Som, Baths, Jenny Owen Youngs, Jimmy Tamborello, Jonathan Snipes, John Mark Nelson and Grammy-winners John Congleton and Kimbra.Hirway is marking the release of the EP with a co-headlining tour with Jenny Owen Youngs that started in Austin at South by Southwest this on Tuesday (when we recorded this interview) and will bring them to Orpheum Theatre in Saugerties, New York on Sunday, March 20.
  • This Saturday, February 26 Close Encounters with Music presents a concert entitled “Folk & Baroque.” Cellist and Close Encounters with Music Artistic Director, Yehuda Hanani will be joined at Saint James Place in downtown Great Barrington by virtuoso guitarist Eliot Fisk and esteemed contralto soloist Emily Marvosh in a program featuring works by Bach, Scarlatti, Villa-Lobos, Dowland, Schumber, Vittorio Monti, Seiber, French chansons and Stephen Foster!
  • Nitty Gritty Dirt Band founder John McEuen tells the stories and sings the songs of years of Nitty Gritty Dirt Band music and more at The Linda on February 27th. He joins us this morning.