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.
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 next: Mike Eck on Friday , April 7 @ 7pm
Mike Eck has been a mainstay of the Capital District music scene for over two decades and wears many hats: performer, producer, critic, organizer and radio host, just to name a few. His musical interests and compositions run the gamut from folk and punk to blues and old time jug band music. Notable among his recent efforts have been as a member of the Lost Radio Rounders and the Ramblin Jug Stompers and as host of WAMC’s American Roots series. He has been described by Natasha Stovall of the Village Voice thusly: “Somewhere between lovelorn cowpoke and sardonic folkster is nose-pierced Albany NY dad Michael Eck, whose sharp lyrics and quick-witted guitar reflect all over like a broken mirror and shine with liberation like a tossed-aside wedding ring.”
Friday, April 7th: Mike Eck
Friday, May 5th: Caroline Doctorow
Friday, June 2nd: Tor & The Fjords
Friday, July 7th: David Warner
Coffee and snacks will be available and all ages are welcome!