||Spare Parts - Bill Matthiesen and Liz Stell|
On piano and flute, Bill Matthiesen and Liz Stell play period dance music, including waltz music and tango music. For more than twenty years Bill and Liz have been researching, recording and performing all types of dance music: contra and English country, 19th century and ragtime, waltzes and couples dances, as well as early tangos. Argentine tangos are a special passion of theirs.
Bill is the author of no fewer than three books of waltz music, called The Waltz Book, Waltz Book II and Waltz Book III. They offer waltz music, tango music and Civil War music CDs and books on their web site. The most recent addition is the Civil War Band Book, containing sheet music for over 70 different tunes including all of those on the Civil War Ballroom CD.
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The DanceFlurry Organization supports traditional dance and music events in the Capital-Saratoga region. We sponsor local dance series and special events such as the Dance Flurry Festival and the Adirondack Dance weekend. Visit the Dance Flurry Organization web site, or click on the image to vist their store.
||Brian Gill Music|
Brian Gill is an acoustic singer-songwriter from Chicago's famous folk music clubs, The Earl of Old Town and The No-Exit Cafe. A seasoned performer on mid-west radio, television and festivals, he has sung with such folk luminaries as Joan Baez, Pete Seeger, Bob Gibson, Steve Goodman and Phil Everly to name a few. You can listen to clips of his music and buy his CDs from his online store. Visit the Brian Gill Music web site, or click on the image to vist his store.
||Steve Goodman Biography|
Steve Goodman, songwriter of "City of New Orleans," was a galvanizing entertainer while fending off a fatal disease. Steve Goodman: Facing the Music, by Clay Eals, is his biography.
The book features fresh interviews with more than 1,050 sources, including Arlo Guthrie, John Prine, Steve Martin, Jimmy Buffett, Kris Kristofferson, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Randy Newman, Paul Anka, David Allan Coe, Judy Collins, Tom Paxton, Pete Seeger, John Sebastian, Leo Kottke, Gordon Lightfoot, Goodman's high-school classmate Hillary Rodham Clinton, and others.
Click on this link - Steve Goodman Biography to visit the web site, or on the book cover image to link directly to the online store. Books ordered through the web site come with a special postcard autographed by the author.
Cathy plays the music of the great singer/songwriters like Gordon Lightfoot, Bob Dylan and Paul Simon.
Her arrangements and fingerpicking patterns are inventive and original; eerily like the original recordings, yet never exact copies. She picks up the signature sound of the songs yet plays in a fresh and original way. When she sings, the style is her own yet she remains true to the songwriter's intent.
Cathy has just released her first CD, Songs For A Winter's Night, a beautiful collection of fingerpicking and strumming, with wonderful arrangements by the very talented Bob Doidge. It goes without saying that many of the songs - 6 to be exact - are by Gordon Lightfoot. Also included are songs by Jim Croce, Kate Wolf, Eric Clapton, Steve Goodman, Dan Fogelberg, and Davie Graham.
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Tom has been writing and playing his own music for more than 3 decades, sharing his songs with folks throughout the U.S., Canada and overseas. Tom hosts, produces and performs on "River City Folk", nationally syndicated since 1991 on the WFMT Radio Network and now on XM satellite radio channel 15, "The Village" (also available on DirecTV). Tom has released ten critically acclaimed albums; the most recent CD, Vested, includes a cover of the Lightfoot song, Shadows, and a recording of the song Hands Up by David Rea, who played lead guitar on Lightfoot's first album. If you are a singer/songwriter, or simply interested in the music business, you should pick up a copy of Promoting Your Music, The Lovin' of the Game, by Tom May with Dick Weissman, at Tom's online store.
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||Bob Gibson Legacy Web Site|
Some of the most influential members of any music community are best appreciated by their peers. This is true of Bob Gibson, one of the first super stars of the folk music renaissance of the ’50s. Bob wrote and revitalized an amazing collection of songs, many of which have become folk standards, and no one — with the possible exception of Pete Seeger — was more responsible for popularizing the 12-string guitar. Gordon Lightfoot and Roger McGuinn - among many others - credit Bob with being a major influence. With his ringing tenor voice and innovative instrumental virtuosity, he brought folk music into venues that had never before experienced the tradition of the traveling troubadour. This is the legacy of Bob Gibson.
Click on this link - Bob Gibson Legacy to visit the web site - or on the image to link directly to the store. The store also includes the wonderful live CD of Best of Friends, the trio of Bob Gibson, Tom Paxton and Anne Hills.
||Compass Rose Music - Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen|
Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen are accomplished folk musicians, and have released more than 15 CDs - solo, with others, or as a duo. Their latest duo CD, Being There, was just released in March.
Gillette is an often covered songwriter, probably best known for his 60s folk standard Darcy Farrow. Artists like Linda Ronstadt, Tammy Wynette, Kenny Rogers, Waylon Jennings and Garth Brooks have covered his songs. Gillette is also highly respected for his guitar playing. He has released a CD of guitar instruction, and published a book on songwriting.
His wife, Cindy Mangsen, an accomplished musician and songwriter herself, has released a CD called Cat Tales, an entire CD of songs about cats and a great cat lovers gift!
Click on this link - Compass Rose Music - Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen to visit their web site - or on the image to link directly to their store. The store also includes CDs of Fourtold and Herdman, Hills and Mangsen.
||World Folk Music Association|
The World Folk Music Association, based in Washington, DC, is a non-profit organization which promotes folk music in the DC/VA/MD area. Each year they have offered a concert or set of concerts in January, showcasing some of the finest folk performers in America. The upcoming 21st annual concert, on January 28th, will feature New England musicians including Schooner Fare, Denny Breau, and The Dave Rowe Trio (in a tribute to Tom Rowe), Noel Paul Stookey, The Shaw Brothers, Bill Morrissey, The Nields, Gordon Bok, Cindy Kallet, Side by Side and special guest, Tom Paxton. Tickets, CDs and videos of previous concerts, and memberships are available from their online store. Click on this link - World Folk Music Association to visit their web site - or on the image to link directly to their store.
||Meridian Green: Singer/Songwriter|
Meridian Green's original Americana folk fusion moves down the back roads of country music to the earthy rhythms of hoedowns, Motown, Brazilian jazz and Celtic jigs. With a voice described as angelic, she takes her listener on a journey through a lively neighborhood where the deeply personal lives next door to the purely fictional and flirts with the downright political.
Daughter of folk music legend Bob Gibson, Meridian performed for many years in a duo with Byrds member, Gene Parsons. More recently she has her taken her expanding repertoire of original material on the road to new acclaim as a solo artist.
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||Fool's Hill Music: Recording Studio and CD Store|
Fool's Hill Music is the recording studio and record label of Saratoga singer/songwriter Michael Jerling. You can buy his CDs there, and those of other musicians from the area or who he has recorded. Click on this link - Fool's Hill Music: Recording Studio and CD Store - or on the image to visit the site.
||Hamilton Camp - Singer, Songwriter, Actor|
Hamilton Camp is a singer, songwriter and actor. He wrote Pride Of Man, recorded by Gordon Lightfoot, and a hit for Quicksilver. He performed with Bob Gibson as Gibson and Camp, recording an LP which set a new standard in 1960s folk music. He is also an actor with decades of movie and television credits. Click on this link - Hamilton Camp - or on the image to visit the site.
||HRH Classics - Losers, Creeps, Jerks and Weirdos|
A Dating Story, or rather a truckload of them. Very funny, very witty. Although the book is rated for XX readers, reviews from XYs have been very positive too. This is Cynthia Cerny's first book. Visit HRH Classics.
||Francos Wine Merchants - Wine, Champagne, and Single Malt Scotch - Online and in New Canaan, CT|
A family-owned and operated wine store, in New Canaan since 1933; online since 2000. Checkout their monthly special wines, or search for just that wine for your special occasion. Powerful search capabilites based on vintage, region, type, etc. Fast, easy and secure online ordering. Visit Francos Wine Merchants.
||David Rea - Singer Songwriter Guitar Player|
From lead guitar player for Gordon Lightfoot, Ian & Sylvia, Joni Mitchell and others, to a singer/songwriter in his own right, David had a long and rich career in music. He even had a hit song, having co-written Mississippi Queen, a hit for Mountain. Joni Mitchell literally sang his praises. You can listen to clips from his CD and buy it from his online store. Visit the David Rea - Singer Songwriter Guitar Player web site.