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Sounds of Spring (yes, winter is almost over): Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds

Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds pared down their 8-piece band to fit into our wee little Green Rom set, but the resulting acoustic performance is not any less amazing. Super vocals, lovely harmonies, great guitar and a handful of killer harmonica solos make this a show worth watching again and again. You will also learn things about the bald eagle during Sarah’s “field sounds” game. The interview starts at 8:19 in the video above. (Special thanks to the band for making an extra stop on their Upstate NY tour.)

Set List:
"Sugar" (starts at 0:17)
"Don’t Be Jealous (It’s Just Me and the Fellas)" (starts at 4:05)
"Mama Knows" (starts at 15:58)

Credits:
Hosted by Sarah Gager
Produced and Edited by Shane Johnson and Teresa Peltier
Special thanks to Brian Frey

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After a few months off, we’ve finally back at it! We’re very much looking forward to welcoming Sister Sparrow, a funk/soul band, into our Green Room on Friday, February 28.

Now, how are we going to fit an 8-piece band into our little nook? With “faith, trust, and a little bit of pixie dust,” of course!

Seriously though, staff have been warned to forgo sweaters (a big step in wintry Upstate NY), and Sister Sparrow is ready to rock out like it’s a 50 foot stage!

Check back soon for the vid!

Oh, happy day! New episode of Tea Sharp, featuring Ryan Vanderhoof.

You might be tempted to turn up the volume on Ryan’s performance, but he says softness is part of his style. Ryan, former singer/guitarist for Akron/Family, has gone solo with his new EP “Seahorse Memoirs”. Now living in Ithaca, he teaches private music lessons and classes at Hickeys Music Center. Straight from WSKG’s Green Room, Ryan performs three songs and tells our host, Sarah Gager, about the origin of “Seahorse Memoirs” (interview starts at 9:23).

Ryan’s YouTube
Ryan’s lessons
More about Hickeys

Set List:
"Understood" from Seahorse Memoirs (starts at 0:00)
A translation of “Gracias a la Vida” by Violeta Parra (starts at 5:30)
Cover of “My Heart’s In the Highlands” by Robert Burns (starts at 13:52)

Credits:
Hosted by Sarah Gager
Produced by Teresa Peltier
Special thanks to Brian Frey

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It’s here! New episode of Tea Sharp, featuring Infinitus.

Infinitus is a beatboxing string trio. Their stringed sounds and complimentary beats brought our Green Room to a whole new level of cool. Infinitus came to us right after a stop at Johnson City School District where they wowed the students with the same fusion music, plus perspectives on what it means to make and hear music. Hear more about the do-good mission behind their genre-bending tunes during Sarah’s interview starting at 7:18.

Set List:
“Bumblebee” from Infinitus (starts at 0:00)
“Mozart on My Mind” from Infinitus (starts at 1:37)
“Bach Remixed” from Infinitus (starts at 11:33)

Credits:
Hosted by Sarah Gager
Produced by Teresa Peltier and Sarah Gager
Special thanks to Brian Frey