Folk-Rock Band Driftwood Heads their Tour Back to Binghamton

Binghamton folk-rock band Driftwood is on tour in Florida right now after the release of their newest album ‘City Lights’. They will make their way back for two performances in the Ransom Steele Tavern in Apalachin on Thanksgiving weekend. Front man Dan Forsyth talks about how their grueling tour schedule impacts their task of writing songs, and how a studio session helps the creative process. http://wskg.org/audio/driftwoodmix.mp3

 

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Chris Merkley Talks About Getting Back To The Basics On His New Album

Chris Merkley has performed over a thousand shows from the streets of Paris to venues through out Europe and across the United States. He has released nine albums with a variety of groups which include song writing duo Merkley & Morgan, acoustic American roots rock band The Crooners, and the swampy blues rock trio of Digger Jones. His new album is called Momentos. He spoke with Crystal Sarakas about the record, and about his ongoing bus project.  

 

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'Haudenosaunee Culture: Sharing the River of Life' Series Returns To The Waterman Nature Center

‘Haudenosaunee Culture: Sharing the River of Life’ is a series of presentations at the Waterman Center by speakers from the Onondaga, Mohawk and Cayuga Nations. Karen Kucharski is the project manager for the series and she joined Crystal Sarakas today to talk about the project. On Saturday, Karenlyne Hill of the Snipe Clan will talk about traditional and contemporary-style beadwork on Saturday, April 23rd at 2 p.m. Hickory Edwards of the Turtle Clan will talk about paddling and river journeys on Sunday, April 24th at 2 p.m. Both presentations are free and open to the public. For more information, visit watermancenter.org

 

Photo Credit: Karen Kucharski