This week on Beyond a Song: Dick Connette (Part 1)

This week on Beyond a Song: New York City composer and songwriter Dick Connette.  Dick Connette has been composing, performing, and recording music since 1970. His work has been presented by The Kitchen, LaMaMa, Arts at St. Ann’s, New Sounds Live at Merkin Hall, and Central Park’s SummerStage. Over the last 20 years he has devoted himself to writing music and songs based on American folk and popular traditions. Two CDs of this work have been released by Nonesuch Records: “Last Forever” and “Trainfare Home.” In addition, he wrote and helped record arrangements for songs on Loudon Wainwright III’s CD, “Last Man on Earth,” and Suzzie and Maggie Roche’s CD, “Zero Church,” and produced Geoff Muldaur’s “Private Astronomy”

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This week on Beyond a Song: Andy Hall (Part 1)

Host Rich Reardin talks about the life and music of dobro and slide guitar player Andy Hall. Andy comes from the world of bluegrass, and cut his teeth in Nashville’s vibrant bluegrass and country scene performing with Earl Scruggs, Ryan Adams, and Dolly Parton. Andy teamed up with another great slide guitar player, Roosevelt Collier, and they tear up concert halls with dualing instruments, and have recently released an album called “Let The Steel Play”.