Other Voices, Other Rooms…

From The Times Union’s Preview: Amy Biancolli’s Preview cover story profiles the Local 518’s DJ Trumastr, who joins Taini Asili y la Bande Rebelde tonight (Friday, January 15) at the Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy for the second annual Martin Luther King Social Justice Music Celebration.

From NPR: Congrats to bandleader-drummer Michael Benedict and the other members of the Gary McFarland Legacy Ensemble, whose album Circulation: The Music of Gary McFarland (on the Catskill-based Planet Arts record label) snagged the No. 59 spot out of more than 700 albums on the 2015 NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll, selected by 147 jazz critics.

From WAMC-FM: Dave Lucas profiles Sister Mary Anne Nelson, associate professor of music industry at the College of Saint Rose in Albany.

From Metroland: The Top 12 Live Concert Performances of 2015 as remembered by David Greenberger’s Greenwich Bed & Breakfast

From The Troy Record’s Weekender: Lauren Halligan interviews Evan Marre of Russell the Leaf, who play at Superior Merchandise Co. in Troy at 8pm on Saturday (January 16).

From Folk Alley: Congrats to two prominent Woodstock recording artists – Amy Helm and the Mike + Ruthy Band, whose respective albums, Didn’t It Rain and Bright as You Can, both snagged spots on the list of 10 Favorite Albums Of 2015.

From The Daily Gazette: Kirsten Ferguson selected her Top Five Local 518 Albums: the Lustre Kings’ Go Green, Eric Margan’s Tabernacle Choir, the Parlor’s Wahzu Wahzu, Party Boat’s Honey, Baby, Darling and Olivia Quillio’s Get Down and Pray.

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