Chenango Sessions

Series produced by Andru Bemis

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World-class musical artists recorded live in small listening rooms and intimate spaces.

The Chenango Sessions, hosted by Andru Bemis and originating from WBDY FM Binghamton, is a weekly radio program which features world-class musicians playing in intimate spaces--living rooms, parlors, and listening rooms--for small, enthusiastic audiences. Audiences and artists are encouraged to interact, and the program is edited to move quickly while retaining the spirit of the live performance..

Funding for the Chenango Sessions is provided in part by a Project Grant from the Broome County Arts Council's United Cultural Fund.


38 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Caption: Lipbone Redding
Mouth-trombonist, foot-percussionist, and one-man-band from North Carolina

  • Added: Jun 05, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
Caption: Karla Lara
Honduran social activist, songwriter, and singer, recorded as part of a 2018 speaking and music tour sponsored by the Witness for Peace Solidarity ...

  • Added: May 30, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
Caption: ETHEL (Dorothy Lawson, Kip Jones, Ralph Ferris, Corin Lee), Credit: Matthew Murphy
GRAMMY Award winning string quartet, ETHEL, celebrates the world premiere of their brand new high resolution audio and video recording, "The Signat...

  • Added: May 21, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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Differing artists' takes on the Blues, recorded live in small rooms

  • Added: Apr 18, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
Caption: Dayna stephens
Pandemic-era recordings from Brooklyn-based songwriter Jean Rohe, and composer/saxophonist Dayna Stephens.

  • Added: Apr 11, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
Caption: Izzy and the Catastrophics
High-energy rock-n-roll/swing/surf/honky-tonk/bebop. Recorded live at the Foundry Hall in South Haven, Michigan.

  • Added: Apr 11, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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Celebrating 100 episodes of the Chenango Sessions with a grab bag of live recordings

  • Added: Mar 28, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
Caption: Robin Bullock
Multi-instrumentalist (guitar, cittern, mandolin) and founding member of the acoustic world-music trio, Helicon

  • Added: Mar 21, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
Caption: Brian Vollmer and Claire Byrne
2019 "Waves on the Sea" album release show

  • Added: Mar 14, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
Caption: Carrie Nation and the Speakeasy
High energy "brass 'n grass" band from Wichita, Kansas

  • Added: Mar 10, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
Caption: Paul Fonfara
Pandemic-era recordings from Minneapolis-based composer and multi-instrumentalist

Bought by WLRH


  • Added: Feb 14, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Danny Schmidt
One of the "50 most significant songwriters in the last 50 years." (Chicago Tribune)

  • Added: Feb 08, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
Caption: Cricket Tombs, Robert Siegers
Instrumental banjo/fiddle duo, 2020 Walnut Valley NewSong Showcase winners

  • Added: Feb 08, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
Caption: Hubby Jenkins
Multi-instrumentalist of the Carolina Chocolate Drops and Rhiannon Giddens' band

  • Added: Feb 09, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
Caption: Ragtime Jack Radcliffe
Old Time Music Hall of Famer, stride pianist, composer, and singer

  • Added: Feb 09, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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Recordings from Cindy Mangsen, Steve Poltz, Edye Evans Hyde, Bruce Molsky, Jennifer Maidman, and many more

  • Added: Feb 09, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
Caption: Hiroya Tsukamoto
Composer, guitarist, and singer-songwriter from Kyoto, Japan. Plus a few Christmas songs from the Newberry & Verch "Holiday Cheer" tour.

  • Added: Dec 20, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
Caption: Debra Cowan, John Roberts
Ancient ballads, sea shanties, and folk songs, recorded live in November, 2019.

  • Added: Dec 13, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
Caption: Annie Whitehead, Jennifer Maidman
Home and small-room recordings from Jennifer Maidman & Annie Whitehead in the UK, and Wisconsin pianist and composer Steven Hobert.

  • Added: Dec 06, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
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A mix of artists, mostly recorded at home during the pandemic.

  • Added: Dec 03, 2020
  • Length: 58:00