The City of Albany continues its month long mid-day celebration of local art, music and culture, September in the City Art Fair, this Wednesday in Tricentennial Park. The event runs 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. This week’s fair features two acts performing lunch time sets: upstate New York natives Darling Valley and singer/songwriter Angela Bove from Schenectady.
Darling Valley is two husband and wife duos combining to create a unique blend of folk and indie rock. Each member plays multiple instruments, sometimes at the same time. The band’s latest album, Crooked Orchards was released earlier this year to positive reviews. NYS Music recently stated, “Listening to Darling Valley will also provide three things you didn’t know you needed: tight vocal harmony, a variety of instruments and an overwhelming mix of heartbreak, encouragement and joy.”
Angela Bove plays ukulele and guitar, combining elements of folk, pop and jazz with a vocal style that has been compared to Norah Jones. Bove’s voice belies her years, as can be heard at her Soundcloud page:
“When Tulips Bloom,” which Bove claims is the “official” Albany Tulip Fest song, features haunting yet cheerful vocals sure to have the Albany lunch crowd swaying along.
The September in the City Art Fair continues each Wednesday throughout the month. The weekly series is a showcase for local and regional artists and crafters with a musical backdrop. For more information about City of Albany events, visit the Albany Special Events and Cultural Affairs website.
Darling Valley’s latest video for the single “You’ll Go Far, Kid” is a playful one “directed” by a young girl. Take a look below: