The SongTeller Sessions

Did you ever wonder how musicians learn their craft or what inspires their songs? In the new year, Altamont Free Library will be hosting a new monthly concert series on the first Friday of each month that will try to answer those questions. We’re calling it the SongTeller Sessions.

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In these concerts, each local performer will receive the same list of ten questions that they’ll answer through stories and songs so that we can get an idea of their personal and creative journey.

*What is a song your parents loved?
*What was the first album you bought with your own money?
*What was the first song you learned to play?
*What’s the first bad song you wrote?
*What’s the first good song you wrote?
*If you could have written any song, what would it be?
*What song do you love that other people seem to dislike?
*What’s a traditional/folk/children’s/church song that you like?
*What’s a song that reminds you of home?
*What song of yours would you like to be remembered by?

Coming up nextTor & the Fjords

Friday, June 2nd @ 7pm

Tor & the Fjords is the performing name of Albany, NY indie folk artist Tor Loney.  Besides writing songs and performing, Tor is also a librarian, and has combined his two loves by performing at area libraries and at multiple conferences for the SUNY Library Association. He was one of the organizers of Albany Public Library’s Garage Bands and Acoustic Sidewalk series putting on live shows at the library, and co-founded the current Music Matters program providing free music instruction to the public.  He also provides musical storytimes for young children and music production programming for older kids and teens at libraries and in the community.  Tor & the Fjords creates heartfelt music, with distinctive melodies and honest lyrics that stay with you.

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Coffee and snacks will be available and all ages are welcome!

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