AFS Benefit Concert Poster
Saratoga Arts Center will host a Benefit Concert for Adirondack Folk School, Friday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m (doors open at 6:15), at 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, New York.
Dan Berggren is an Adirondack icon, performing regional folk music, both historical and contemporary. Berggren is also an instructor at AFS, teaching “An Adirondack Musical History Tour.”
Alex Smith is a 25-year-old songwriter who translates his upbringing in Long Lake into contemporary Adirondack folk songs. Smith played at the Rustic Furniture Fair at the Adirondack Museum in September.
From a news release by Smith and Berggren:
“Dan and Alex are united in their passion of folk traditions and songs that grow from the mountains. Their similarities far out-number their 40-year age difference: both were raised in small Adirondack towns, studied at St. Lawrence University, and they continue to keep a keen ear on local stories and write songs that reach far beyond the Blue Line. Both are featured in the PBS documentary on Adirondack music, ‘Songs to Keep.'”
Register for advance tickets by calling (518-696-2400), emailing (email@example.com), or visiting AFS. Advance tickets are $18, while tickets will be available at the door for $20; all tickets are for open seating.