Music Road trip in New York state
The Hudson River Valley and the Adirondack mountain area of New York state have long been a places where people of different cultures traded, traveled, and settled. That’s an idea that Dan Berggren, Chris Shaw, and John Kirk draw on for their recording North River, North Woods. Their traditional and original music includes French Canadian, Irish, Swedish, Danish, and old time music among its sources and subjects. It’s a lively mix that includes and connects the many musics which have met in the area.
Sara Milonovich’s music has taken her to many places, but she calls the Hudson River Valley home, and her solo album, Daisycutter, reflects that. Milonovich is a fiddle player and a singer. Daisy cutter is a fine Americana album, and there’s more about it here.
Milonovich has worked with folk icon Pete Seeger. Top notch blues woman Rory Block guests on North River North Woods. They call the Hudson Valley home, too, and their legendary work is well worth your time.
This is part of The Great American Road Trip, in which I’m partnering up with A Traveler’s Library to add musical ideas to the book and film suggestions for journeys through the regions of the United States which you’ll find there.
This week, the Library is visiting western New York.
So a tip of the hat to some of my favorite musicians of western New York is in order, too : The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
For more about the road trip (and a look at some great road songs) see Great American Road Trip: Music begins
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