"Common Ground" reviewed in Albany Times Union
Our own Banjo Bob Altschuler was profiled in the December 2018 edition of the Adirondack League Newsletter. To quote what we already knew, the paper reports, "Bob Altschuler is one of the area's best banjo players, and over the years he has built a reputation as a teacher and mentor to others, both as a banjo teacher and in teaching others to jam (along with Tom Thorpe)". That's our Bob!
The 518 Spotlight
We were featured in an article in the 518 Spotlight paper.
"Back Home" was reviewed in the November 2013 edition of Bluegrass Unlimited
THREE QUARTER NORTH—BACK HOME—No Label No Number. This group from the Albany, N.Y., area includes Mark Smith (guitar), Jim Atkins (banjo), Mark Bagdon (fiddle), Joe Pasko (percussion), David Rhodes (bass), Nelson Gage (mandolin), and also their soundman, Pete Houghton. This project consists of all original material, with the exception of the traditional Irish reel “Star Of Munster.” Songwriting is split mostly between David Rhodes and Mark Smith, with Atkins contributing “Pony Express.” Rhodes’ tunes include “Old Boys,” “Wolf At The Door,” “Judgment Day,” and “Sarah Light The Candle.” Smith’s compositions include the title cut “Back Home,” “Another Year,” “Dirty Old Rag,” and “Too Big To Fail.” The songs are arranged around Smith’s strong guitar work and the instrumentation and vocals blends augment the sound. Recording quality is good, but the package has minimal liner notes. (Three Quarter North, 11 Pineview Ave., Delmar, NY 12054, www.threequarternorth.com.