ACOUSTIC AMERICANA—From the Civil War to Civil Rights!
Since 2009 Albany’s Lost Radio Rounders have been one of upstate New York’s premiere Acoustic Americana duos, and now they are presenting their many themed programs to private audiences as a trio, and an exciting mix of American Roots classics to public audiences as a quartet. Tom and Michael have welcomed new arrivals Paul Jossman on banjo, and Evan Conway on bass.
Tom Lindsay and Michael Eck have been lauded for their work keeping the legacy of American folk music alive, with the Daily Gazette’s Michael Hochanadel calling them, “versatile and deep;” Times Union music blogger Andrew Gregory dubbing them, “absolute professionals with huge talent;” and Nippertown correspondent Cheryl Jenks stating, “Their knowledge, love and passion for old-time American music is evident in every part of their performance.”
In addition to concerts drawing from a repetoire of nearly 400 songs, the duo currently offers
a dozen themed programs covering many aspects of America’s rich musical history. Each is a well-researched, entertaining and informative survey, packed with history about the songs, the sources and the intriguing acoustic instruments played by Lindsay and Eck.
Each can be tailored to 60- and 90-minute lengths (with or without intermissions).
Please visit our Programs page for more information about specific themes.
Lost Radio Rounders have appeared at many of the Northeast’s most prestigious concert and festival venues, including Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Caffe Lena, Old Songs, Inc., The Howland Cultural Center, The Music Haven, WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio and The Dance Flurry. Additionally, the duo has performed its themed programs for dozens of libraries, museums and historical societies.
Bethlehem Public Library Adult Services Director Kim Taylor-DiLeva, praised the public debut of "The Home of the Brave: Songs of Soldiers & Sailors" at her site, saying, "I was so pleased with your performance. It was thoughtfully conceived and beautifully executed."
Lost Radio Rounders work in the style and dress of a 1930s brother duo, performing together on a single microphone. The group supplies its own professional Fishman and Bose audio systems for sound reinforcement, and requires only a single electrical outlet and a small performance footprint.
Source materials for Lost Radio Rounders themed programs include (but are not limited to) recordings from the Library of Congress, Smithsonian Folkways and the American Folklife Center; and books and song collections by John and Alan Lomax, Carl Sandburg, Irwin Silber, Richard Crawford and others.
For more information about booking Lost Radio Rounders, please visit our Contact page.