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.


48 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Caption: Washboard Breezy, Reverend Peyton, "Sad" Max Senteney
IBMA Winner recorded live in their log cabin home in Brown County, Indiana

  • Added: Oct 10, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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This week, in honor of Labor Day, I've pulled together a compilation of songs about work and workers.

Bought by RadioFreePalmer


  • Added: Sep 05, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Alicia Svigals
Solo klezmer fiddle, recorded live at the Cranberry Coffeehouse in Binghamton, NY, on 21 August 2021.

  • Added: Aug 29, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
Caption: Erin McGrane, Jeff Freling, Credit: Paul Andrews Photography
Ukulele and guitar duo from Kansas City, Missouri, I recorded live in 2013 at the Foundry Hall in South Haven, Michigan

  • Added: Aug 10, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
Caption: Charlie Parr
Northern Minnesotan folk-blues legend recorded at Duluth Cidery during the 2020 pandemic.

  • Added: Sep 30, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
Caption: Malcolm Holcombe
North Carolina singer-songwriter recorded live at the Foundry Hall in South Haven, Michigan

  • Added: Aug 08, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
Caption: Chenango Sessions
Music from the Chenango Sessions archives

Bought by KNCT FM


  • Added: Aug 09, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Rachel Bell, Becky Tracy
Contra and French country dance duo from Brattleboro, VT, recorded live in a living room in Binghamton, NY

  • Added: Aug 08, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
Caption: A Far Cry
Grammy-nominated, collectively operated classical music ensemble, performs music grounded in the cultural traditions of countries that touch the Am...

  • Added: Jul 18, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
Caption: Joy Ike
Philadelphia pianist, ukulele-player, and songwriter recorded live in a living room in Binghamton, New York

  • Added: Aug 09, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
Caption: Alicia Svigals
Klezmer violinist and composer, and cofounder of the GRAMMY award-winning Klezmatics

  • Added: Jul 15, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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