Did you ever wonder how musicians learn their craft or what inspires their songs? Altamont Free Library hosts a monthly concert series on the first Friday of each month that tries to answer those questions. We call 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: Caroline MotherJudge
Friday, December 1st @ 7pm
Americana alt-folk diva Caroline MotherJudge performs, writes and produces music in Upstate New York drawing from influences that range from the country blues of Ray Charles to the deep gospel soul sounds of Sister Rosetta Tharpe that birthed rock and roll.
Her songs are characterized by painterly lyrics and soaring vocals while her live performances showcase a broad songbook of originals and well chosen covers supported by great musicians. She has an upcoming cd release with songwriting partner, Mitch Elrod, titled “Egregious Angel.”
A music event producer, emcee and community building diva as well, MotherJudge hosts her popular Albany, NY based “Best Damn Open Mic EVER!” weekly to the delight of comedians, musicians and poets from all over the globe every Wednesday at 8PM at McGeary’s in Albany, NY. She is an owner – operator of North Albany Rehearsal Studios, a studio complex in Albany’s warehouse district. Coffee and snacks will be available and all ages are welcome!
December 1, 2017: Mother Judge
February 2, 2018: Rusticator