Amy Helm’s roots stem from a musical background that lives on to this day
Music is very obviously in Amy Helm’s blood. Her father, Levon Helm, was the drummer and often lead vocalist of The Band, a rock group well-known for songs including “The Weight” and “Up on Cripple Creek.”
Listen to Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band
As of July 2015, new music is being released around the world on Fridays. Prior to this change, Tuesday had been the standard release day in the U.S.. This is also the first time in history that the release of albums has a global standard - all albums are released on the same day across the globe. So, New Music Tuesday is now New Music Friday, and thus, "Fresh Music Friday," here on SyracuseNewTimes.com joins the fray. While the music shared here may not be "new" by album release standards, the songs and artists can still be considered "fresh."
The Falconers are new to the game and are just getting started
Bess Greenberg has been a basketball player in Europe, a gallery curator in New York City and has toured with bands as a photojournalist. Now she’s on the other side of the camera lens — as a musicmaker.
The Palace Theatre will showcase “JACO”‘s Northeast premiere
John Francis Anthony Pastorius III may not be a household name, but referencing his nickname "Jaco" may ring some bells.
Listen to Raury
Fresh Music Friday is a weekly series designed to widen your musical horizons, and to give you a taste of artists and music styles to explore further. While some of the artists featured here may not be “new,” they promise to freshen your catalog of music.
Patchy Sanders fits in well at The Nelson Odeon
Patchy Sanders is not doing anything new, and the band has not made any noteworthy changes. Folk, storytelling and stringed instruments have been around for centuries. They're simply staying consistent as they define its presence within the genre of orchestral folk.
Guitarist Stephane Wrembel keeps the stylings of Django Reinhardt alive and well
French guitarist Stephane Wrembel’s sound is instantly familiar, especially its clear resemblance to Django Reinhardt (1910-1953), one of the greatest guitar players of all time. Although Reinhardt is recognized for his contributions to European or gypsy jazz, Wrembel doesn’t care for those titles.
The Action! takes its talents to vinyl with its newest release
It takes a lot to keep a band together, especially for 17 years. The Action! has not only kept the same core of five in place the entire time, they’re still seeking new ways to play, record and release music.
The Palace Theatre shows respect to women in music
When Aretha Franklin released her rendition of Otis Redding’s “Respect” in 1967, she transformed the track from a tired man’s plea for his lady’s attention into an anthem for feminism that would find its way into Rolling Stone magazine’s “500 Greatest Songs of All Time.”
Listen to Ben Sollee
While it seems to be getting tougher to find musicians who play an actual instrument, or for that matter, who do not run their vocals through auto-tune — they do exist. Fresh Music Friday is a weekly series designed to widen your musical horizons, and to give you a taste of artists and musical styles you may wish to explore further. While some of the artists featured here may not be "new," they promise to freshen your catalog of music.