This year’s Binghamton Porchfest has expanded to one hundred and ten musical groups on forty porches around Binghamton’s West Side on Sunday, August 27 from noon to seven. Organizer Chris Bodnarczuk takes time out from his preparations to talk about the Porchfest phenomenon that started in Ithaca and has spread across the nation. http://wskg.org/audio/porchfest17.mp3
Photo credit: Patti Schwartz for Binghamton Porchfest
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
The Ithaca-based band Answer the Muse brings together a fusion of music, chant and yoga in their performances. The band members include Jai Hari Meyerhoff on vocals and percussion, Ceili Murphy on keyboard, whistle and back up vocals, Jonathan Meyerhoff on acoustic guitar and vocals, Curtis Kretz on drums and Joseph Rayle on bass. Jai Meyerhoff talked with Crystal Sarakas about the band and their music. Answer the Muse will perform on Saturday, October 15th at 7 p.m. at the Deposit Community Theatre in Deposit, NY.