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Caroline Motherjudge

Finger Lakes Guitar Quartet

Jim Gaudet and The Railroad Boys

Times Union Review of "Reasons That I Run" Old-time music is alive and well in the 518, and a new CD by the venerable Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys proves that again and again. Thought of in the Capital Region as both a fine musician and a good guy, singer-songwriter Jim Gaudet is known for his well-crafted songs and smart lyrics. This release finds him in fine form, and the Railroad Boys — in their smart suit jackets — match him step by step with their formidable musicianship. "Reasons That I Run" was produced by Sten Issachsen and has a crisp, clear sound that gives the players breathing room. Starting out with "You Don't Know What I Know," Gaudet's plaintive, honest voice leads the way, with some dazzling playing behind it, and sometimes in front of it. The Railroad Boys, fiddler Mat Kane, bassist Bobby Ristau and mandolinist Sten Isachsen play with conviction, depth and grace, lifting Gaudet's songs skyward. From the title track "Reasons That I Run" ("Keep your hands where I can see 'em"), to the weighty "I Ain't Getting Up," heavy "Johnny Was an Outlaw," bluesy "Darkside of Lonesome," spritely waltz of "Justify My Soul" to the clever cover of Dire Straits "Walk of Life," Gaudet and the Railroad Boys know their way around a timeless song. "Reasons That I Run" should make you run to the record store and get it. Or save yourself some time, as you can just go online to David Malachowski is a freelance writer in the Hudson Valley. Submit 518 Fresh Tracks to JIM GAUDET AND THE RAILROAD BOYS Reasons That I Run Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys 10 Kakely Street Albany , NY 12208 Booking: 518-577-8377 Email: Jim Gaudet and The Railroad Boys have been very much encouraged and excited by their recent showing at the International Bluegrass Music Association’s (IBMA) Convention in Raleigh North Carolina. They are actively pursuing festival dates for the upcoming 2014 season wherever that may take them. New Release on "Old West" Records Skip Gorman & the Waddie Pals have just released the latest on Old West, "Dogie Music." Recorded in about 12 days at Bender Music, Skip brought in the group during a leg of their summer 2004 tour of the Northeast. Sixteen traditional cowboy songs will transport you right to the dusty trail. Liner notes describe Sten Isachsen as "...a talented and musically sympathetic engineer." Find out more about Skip Gorman & the Waddie Pals at

Musicians of Ma'alwyck

Musicians of Ma'alwyck is a flexible-size chamber music ensemble formed in 1999 by Ann-Marie Barker Schwartz. In residence at the Schuyler Mansion, a New York State Historic Site, and at the Schenectady County Community College, the group performs regularly on concert series in Upstate New York presenting programs specializing in the music of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. The core instrumentation consists of violin, cello, guitar, vocalist, and flute; with a second violin, viola, oboe, bassoon, harpsichord or piano added, as demanded by the repertory.

Sten Isachsen performs with The Spirit of Johnny Cash band

 "The Spirit of Johnny Cash" Harold Ford and the Cash Band calendar to see Sten wielding a Telecaster and Mandolin.

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