North Country (New York)
The North Country is a region of the U. S. state of New York that encompasses the state's extreme northern frontier, bordering Lake Ontario on the west, the Saint Lawrence River and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec on the north and northwest, Lake Champlain and Vermont on the east. Speaking, the North Country is understood to be that portion of northern New York which lies outside the Adirondack Park and consists of level lands or the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, but is not within the Adirondack range itself. New York's North Country shares with Ontario the Thousand Islands, an archipelago within the Saint Lawrence River; the region is the most sparsely populated but is the geographically largest, in New York. At the 2010 United States Census, the population of all six counties is 428,357; the New York State Department of Transportation defines the northern lobe of the state as part of the Adirondack Region, which includes the counties of Clinton, Franklin, Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence, Warren.
The North Country incorporates cultural similarities with Canada. The North Country Trail, more formally known as the "North Country National Scenic Trail," is a 4,600-mile long-distance trail being developed and is proposed to begin at Crown Point, New York on Lake Champlain and traverses New York, Ohio, Wisconsin and North Dakota. Clinton County Essex County Franklin County Jefferson County Lewis County St. Lawrence County Hamilton County Warren County According to some authorities, it includes the northern half of Herkimer County Ogdensburg in St. Lawrence County Plattsburgh in Clinton County Watertown in Jefferson County Tupper Lake in Franklin County Lake Placid in Essex County Potsdam in St. Lawrence County Canton in St. Lawrence County Heuvelton in St. Lawrence County Massena in St. Lawrence County Malone in Franklin County Cumberland Head in Clinton County Saranac Lake in Franklin and Essex Counties Gouverneur in St. Lawrence County Fort Drum, an army base in Jefferson County Lowville in Lewis County Ticonderoga in Essex County Dannemora in Clinton County Alexandria Bay in Jefferson County Carthage in Jefferson County St. Regis Falls in Franklin County Norfolk in St. Lawrence County Norwood in St. Lawrence County Star Lake in St. Lawrence County Akwesasne in Franklin County Champlain in Clinton County Rouses Point in Clinton County Public higher education is provided by the following State University of New York campuses: State University of New York at Canton SUNY-ESF Newcomb Campus Adirondack Ecological Center SUNY-ESF Ranger School State University of New York at Potsdam State University of New York at Plattsburgh Clinton Community College Jefferson Community College North Country Community College Clarkson University Paul Smith's College of Arts and Sciences St. Lawrence University Tug Hill Upstate New York North Country travel guide from Wikivoyage Description and information from the New York Department of Education Development Authority of the North Country website, a New York state public benefit corporation Hudson River-Black River Regulating District website, a New York state public benefit corporation
Twiddle is an American rock band. They are a jam band, utilize extensive instrumental improvisation in their live performances, they incorporate influences from a wide variety of music genres, including rock, bluegrass and funk. Twiddle formed at Castleton State College in Vermont in 2004; the members of the band are Mihali Savoulidis, Ryan Dempsey, Zdenek Gubb, Brook Jordan. While Twiddle has released several albums, they are best known for their live concerts, they hold. On April 20, 2018 Twiddle appeared on The Dan Patrick Show and was announced as the "house band"; the Natural Evolution of Consciousness – 2007 Somewhere on the Mountain – 2011 Live at Nectar's – 2014 Plump: Chapter One – 2015.
Gym Class Heroes
Gym Class Heroes is an American band from Geneva, New York. The group formed in 1997 when Travie McCoy met drummer Matt McGinley during their high school gym class; the band's music displays a wide variety of influences, including hip hop, rock and reggae. After the addition of guitarist Disashi Lumumba-Kasongo and bassist Eric Roberts in 2003, the group was signed to Fueled by Ramen and Decaydance Records, on which they released their debut album, The Papercut Chronicles; the group gained a strong fanbase while promoting the album, appearing at festivals such as The Bamboozle and Warped Tour. In 2006, the group released the gold-selling album As Cruel as School Children. Since that release, the band's single "Cupid's Chokehold" reached No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100, "Clothes Off!!" Peaked at No. 5 in the United Kingdom. On September 9, 2008, Gym Class Heroes released their third album, The Quilt, which contained numerous collaborations with other artists; the band went on hiatus in a time in which the members pursued various side projects.
McCoy released his solo debut album Lazarus in June 2010. Lumumba-Kasongo has been working on his side-project Soul, while McGinley now drums in the rock group Kill the Frontman; the group released The Papercut Chronicles II on November 15, 2011. It has since become one of their most successful albums to date. MC Travie McCoy and drummer Matt McGinley became friends at their local high school in ninth grade in Geneva, New York, they came together in 1997. The band formed when bassist Ryan Geise and drummer Matt McGinley were performing at a party in an instrumental band with no vocals. McCoy, in attendance at the party, took the microphone onstage and started rapping. A week the group came together and started making music; the original group began playing college parties and BBQs, birthday parties and festivals which led to larger venues throughout the northeast, including four years on Warped Tour. McCoy won MTV's Direct Effect MC Battle and as a prize, appeared in Styles P's video "Daddy Get That Cash".
The group had three more releases from 1999 to 2004: Hed Candy, Greasy Kid Stuff, and... For the Kids. In 2003 the band recorded the album The Papercut Chronicles while on tour; the members were not finished working on the album, as it caught the attention of Fall Out Boy's bassist Pete Wentz, who signed the group to his offspring Fueled By Ramen label, Decaydance Records. At this time, guitarist Milo Bonacci parted ways with the band and was replaced with current guitarist Disashi Lumumba-Kasongo, attending Cornell University at the time. On the first day the band began to rehearse with Lumumba-Kasongo, "Cupid's Chokehold" was written, which would become the album's first single. McGinley recalled, "We just had intentions of working him in on old songs, but we ended up jamming on this Supertramp thing for a minute and got carried away and wrote a song." The group released the four-song Papercut Chronicles EP before releasing The Papercut Chronicles in February 2005. After Eric Roberts replaced Ryan Geise on bass, the group toured throughout 2005, appearing at the year's SXSW, The Bamboozle, Warped Tour festivals.
Music videos were filmed for the songs "Taxi Driver" and "yes". In May 2006, WXSS, a radio station in Milwaukee, began playing "Cupid's Chokehold" shortly before the release of the band's second full-length album, As Cruel as School Children; the group's manager, Scott Nagelberg stated "As more stations added it, it became undeniable: This was the chance for this band to make it happen." Although the band intended to promote a different song, "The Queen and I" as the album's lead single, the label shifted its focus to "Cupid's Chokehold". The group became frustrated with its association with the song after its scheduled performance of "The Queen and I" on Jimmy Kimmel Live! was changed to "Cupid's Chokehold" last minute. However, McGinley stated, "Eventually, we saw the rationale. It's a little awkward. At the end of the day, it's a good song we all believe in, so we're happy it's getting a lot of attention." It became the band's most successful single, peaking at number four on the Billboard Hot 100.
On July 25, 2006, Gym Class Heroes released As Cruel as School Children. The record contained guest appearances by Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy and William Beckett from The Academy Is.... The album marked a departure in the band's sound, with the band utilizing drum machines and synthesizers as opposed to the band's typical live instrumentation; the band gained popularity when McCoy was featured in the Cobra Starship song "Snakes on a Plane", featured on the soundtrack to the film. After headlining a seven-week U. S. tour called the "Daryl Hall for President Tour'07", the group returned to the studio to record new material. The resulting material became The Quilt, released on September 9, 2008; the album featured numerous collaborations with other artists, including Daryl Hall, The-Dream and Busta Rhymes. Guitarist Disashi Lumumba-Kasongo said of the album, "I would say that this is the most collaborative album I've played on with the band. I remember the first day we started jamming out and working on the songs.
I thought, Man. So it's kind of cool,'cause it was that same feeling, except we were recording for a major album." Gym Class Heroes co-headlined the 2008 Warped Tour along with Fueled by Ramen label mates Paramore. While the band was performing onstage at the festival on July 2, 2008, Travie M
Dave Matthews Band
Dave Matthews Band known by the initialism DMB, is an American rock band, formed in Charlottesville, Virginia in 1991. The founding members were singer-songwriter and guitarist Dave Matthews, bassist Stefan Lessard and backing vocalist Carter Beauford, saxophonist LeRoi Moore. Boyd Tinsley joined the band as a violinist soon after. In August 2008, LeRoi Moore died due to complications from injuries sustained in an ATV accident. Soon after, Grammy Award winner Jeff Coffin since filled Moore's spot as saxophonist. In May 2018, a lawsuit alleging sexual misconduct was filed against Tinsley by a former bandmate in his side project, an accusation that Tinsley denies; as a consequence, Tinsley was fired from the band. Trumpeter Rashawn Ross, guitarist Tim Reynolds, keyboardist Buddy Strong have become full-time members of the band. Other former members include keyboardists Peter Butch Taylor; the group's most recent album, 2018's Come Tomorrow, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart, making Dave Matthews Band the first group to have seven consecutive studio albums debut at the peak.
As of 2018, the Dave Matthews Band has sold more than 100 million tickets since its inception and a collective 91 million CDs and DVDs combined. The band is known for playing songs differently each time they're performed live; this has become a staple of DMB's live shows since the early 1990s. Another staple of their annual summer tours is a three-day stint at The Gorge Amphitheatre in Washington state over Labor Day weekend. Songwriter David John Matthews, working in Charlottesville, Virginia, as a bartender at Miller's bar in November 1990, became a friend of a lawyer named Ross Hoffman. Hoffman convinced the reserved Matthews to record a demo of the few songs he had written. Hoffman hoped Matthews could shop the songs in order to find other musicians to perform on some studio work with him. Hoffman encouraged Matthews to approach Carter Beauford, a local drummer on the Charlottesville music scene. Beauford had been in several bands and was playing on a jazz show on BET. After hearing Matthews' demo, Carter agreed to spend some time playing the drums, both inside and outside the studio.
Matthews approached LeRoi Moore, another local jazz musician who performed with the John D'earth Quintet, to join them. Moore skeptically listened to the demo, but liked what he heard and decided that he too would give Matthews a chance; the trio began working on Matthews' songs in 1991. Matthews recollects that, "...the reason I went to Carter was not because I needed a drummer, but because I thought he was the baddest thing I'd seen and LeRoi, it wasn't because I wanted a saxophone, it was because this guy just blew my mind. At this jazz place I used to bartend at Miller's, I would just watch him. I would be serving the musicians fat whiskeys and they'd be getting more and more hosed, but no matter how much, he used to still blow my mind, and it was the sense. And when we got together and they asked,'What do you want the music to sound like?' I said,'I know this is a song I wrote and I like what you guys play, so I want you to play the way you react to my song.' There was a lot of breaking of our inhibitions."Matthews said in an interview with Michael Krugman, "In a way it was just the three of us and I approached them with this tape and they said'Sure,' cause they had time on their hands.
They were both working on other things, but they had some afternoon time." The beginning stages of this new band proved to be, in the words of Morgan Delancey, "a time of trial and incubation." Beauford would recall that, "It started out as a three-piece thing with Dave and Leroi...working on some of Dave's songs. He only had four songs at the time.. And it didn't work out with the three of us." Matthews said, "The first time we played together...we were awful. Not just kind of bad, I mean heinously bad. We tried a couple of different songs and they were all terrible... Sometimes it amazes me that we had a second rehearsal." Their limited instrumentals, did not provide the full sound they desired. John D'earth, conductor of the University of Virginia orchestra and a local musician, taught music at the Tandem Friends School and had played alongside Moore and Beauford in the jazz fusion band "Secrets". Stefan Lessard, a junior bassist at the time, was under his guidance in a student jazz combo known as "Yabanci Jazzites".
On the recommendation of John D'earth, the 15-year-old Lessard was asked to join in the studio to help complete the demo. While the partnership was never intended to continue beyond the studio, the four liked the sound and decided to continue together for live performances as well. Regular practices began in the basement of Carter Beauford's and Matthews' mother's home. Peter Griesar was a bartender at Miller's beginning in 1989. In the August 1991, during Miller's annual respite for inventory, Beauford and Lessard used the empty bar for rehearsing. Griesar heard the rehearsal, decided to take a break, pulled out his harmonica and started playing with the band. After a few songs, he was invited to perform with them, he accepted and became the band's first keyboardist. Boyd Tinsley was the last member to join the band. Although he had performed on the demo with Matthews, Moore and Lessard, he was busy with a couple of other bands at the time and did not want to commit to the group at first, he did not become a full-time member until 2004.
Tinsley is well known for his violin solos, which become one-on-one duels with Dave during live shows. Matth
Ryan Michael Montbleau is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. He annually tours across the U. S. with the Ryan Montbleau Band. Although he received his first guitar at age nine, it was not until attending college at Villanova University that he began to focus on his playing and songwriting. After college, Montbleau began playing on his own at the House of Blues in Boston, where he started working in 1999. Montbleau began performing his original music on-stage at the House of Blues and other Cambridge and Boston area coffee shops and music venues, developing a local fan base, he performed his music with a percussion player, under the duo name "Palabra", before building what would become the Ryan Montbleau Band. Montbleau joined up with Matt Giannaros Laurence Scudder, Jason Cohen and James Cohen. In 2006 the group released One Fine Color. A sixth member, Yahuba Garcia Torres toured with the band. In February 2011 the band announced the departure of viola player, Laurence Scudder, the addition of guitarist Lyle Brewer.
In October 2013 the Ryan Montbleau Band announced on their website that the current line up of members would be changing. Jason Cohen and Lyle Brewer left the band to focus on family; the Ryan Montbleau Band plays upwards of 200 gigs per year. Montbleau has opened solo/acoustic for John P. Hammond, Melissa Ferrick, Ani DiFranco, Martin Sexton, Rodrigo y Gabriela, his band has become a regular act included in the line-up at the Gathering of the Vibes music festival in Connecticut. In the spring of 2010 the Ryan Montbleau Band toured with Martin Sexton, as his backing band and opening band. Before departing for that tour, Sexton produced the RMB's album titled, Heavy On the Vine, recorded at Camp Street Studios in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Montbleau was named the Best Local Male Vocalist in the 2007 Boston Music Awards, he won second prize for performance in the 2007 International Songwriting Competition. Montbleau was nominated for a 2012 MTV Music Award for Best Concert Experience. Montbleau plays a Collings acoustic guitar model OM2H Cut, a G&L ASAT Classic electric guitar.
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New York (state)
New York is a state in the Northeastern United States. New York was one of the original thirteen colonies. With an estimated 19.54 million residents in 2018, it is the fourth most populous state. To distinguish the state from the city with the same name, it is sometimes called New York State; the state's most populous city, New York City, makes up over 40% of the state's population. Two-thirds of the state's population lives in the New York metropolitan area, nearly 40% lives on Long Island; the state and city were both named for the 17th century Duke of York, the future King James II of England. With an estimated population of 8.62 million in 2017, New York City is the most populous city in the United States and the premier gateway for legal immigration to the United States. The New York metropolitan area is one of the most populous in the world. New York City is a global city, home to the United Nations Headquarters and has been described as the cultural and media capital of the world, as well as the world's most economically powerful city.
The next four most populous cities in the state are Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse, while the state capital is Albany. The 27th largest U. S. state in land area, New York has a diverse geography. The state is bordered by New Jersey and Pennsylvania to the south and Connecticut and Vermont to the east; the state has a maritime border with Rhode Island, east of Long Island, as well as an international border with the Canadian provinces of Quebec to the north and Ontario to the northwest. The southern part of the state is in the Atlantic coastal plain and includes Long Island and several smaller associated islands, as well as New York City and the lower Hudson River Valley; the large Upstate New York region comprises several ranges of the wider Appalachian Mountains, the Adirondack Mountains in the Northeastern lobe of the state. Two major river valleys – the north-south Hudson River Valley and the east-west Mohawk River Valley – bisect these more mountainous regions. Western New York is considered part of the Great Lakes region and borders Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, Niagara Falls.
The central part of the state is dominated by the Finger Lakes, a popular vacation and tourist destination. New York had been inhabited by tribes of Algonquian and Iroquoian-speaking Native Americans for several hundred years by the time the earliest Europeans came to New York. French colonists and Jesuit missionaries arrived southward from Montreal for trade and proselytizing. In 1609, the region was visited by Henry Hudson sailing for the Dutch East India Company; the Dutch built Fort Nassau in 1614 at the confluence of the Hudson and Mohawk rivers, where the present-day capital of Albany developed. The Dutch soon settled New Amsterdam and parts of the Hudson Valley, establishing the multicultural colony of New Netherland, a center of trade and immigration. England seized the colony from the Dutch in 1664. During the American Revolutionary War, a group of colonists of the Province of New York attempted to take control of the British colony and succeeded in establishing independence. In the 19th century, New York's development of access to the interior beginning with the Erie Canal, gave it incomparable advantages over other regions of the U.
S. built its political and cultural ascendancy. Many landmarks in New York are well known, including four of the world's ten most-visited tourist attractions in 2013: Times Square, Central Park, Niagara Falls, Grand Central Terminal. New York is home to the Statue of Liberty, a symbol of the United States and its ideals of freedom and opportunity. In the 21st century, New York has emerged as a global node of creativity and entrepreneurship, social tolerance, environmental sustainability. New York's higher education network comprises 200 colleges and universities, including Columbia University, Cornell University, New York University, the United States Military Academy, the United States Merchant Marine Academy, University of Rochester, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Rockefeller University, which have been ranked among the top 40 in the nation and world; the tribes in what is now New York were predominantly Algonquian. Long Island was divided in half between the Wampanoag and Lenape; the Lenape controlled most of the region surrounding New York Harbor.
North of the Lenape was the Mohicans. Starting north of them, from east to west, were three Iroquoian nations: the Mohawk, the original Iroquois and the Petun. South of them, divided along Appalachia, were the Susquehannock and the Erie. Many of the Wampanoag and Mohican peoples were caught up in King Philip's War, a joint effort of many New England tribes to push Europeans off their land. After the death of their leader, Chief Philip Metacomet, most of those peoples fled inland, splitting into the Abenaki and the Schaghticoke. Many of the Mohicans remained in the region until the 1800s, however, a small group known as the Ouabano migrated southwest into West Virginia at an earlier time, they may have merged with the Shawnee. The Mohawk and Susquehannock were the most militaristic. Trying to corner trade with the Europeans, they targeted other tribes; the Mohawk were known for refusing white settlement on their land and banishing any of their people who converted to Christianity. They posed a major threat to the Abenaki and Mohicans, while the Susquehannock conquered the Lenape in the 1600s.
The most devastating event of the century, was the Beaver Wars. From 1640–1680, Iroquoian peoples waged campaigns which extended from modern-day Michigan to Virginia against Algonquian and Siouan tribes, as well as each other; the ai
St. Lawrence University
St. Lawrence University is a private, four-year liberal arts college in the village of Canton in St. Lawrence County, New York, United States, it has 2400 undergraduate and 100 graduate students, about split between male and female. Though St. Lawrence today is non-denominational, it was founded in 1856 by leaders of the Universalist Church, who were seeking to establish a seminary west of New England and were enthusiastically courted by the citizens of Canton; the church did not place the school in Canton, however, as they felt students might be exposed to too much "excitement" within the village limits in 1856. The denomination, which has since merged with the Unitarian faith, was part of the liberal wing of Protestantism, championing such ideas as critical thinking and gender equality—attributes that surfaced in the new Theological School of St. Lawrence University, progressive in its teaching philosophy and coeducational from the beginning. In 2016, Money magazine ranked St. Lawrence University as number 29 on its national list of Best Liberal Arts Colleges and number 10 on its list of Best Private Colleges for Merit Aid.
In 2015, The Princeton Review profiled St. Lawrence University in its "Colleges That Create Futures: 50 Schools That Launch Careers By Going Beyond the Classroom". In its "Best 380 Colleges" 2016 edition, The Princeton Review ranked St. Lawrence 7th for Most Popular Study Abroad Programs and 20th for Best Science Lab Facilities; the 2013 annual ranking of U. S. News & World Report categorizes it as "more selective" and ranks it 56th in the National Liberal Arts Colleges category. Forbes in 2012 rated St. Lawrence 79th in its ranking of American private colleges. Kiplinger's Personal Finance places St. Lawrence at 73rd in its 2012 ranking of best value liberal arts colleges in the United States. In 2014, USA Today listed St. Lawrence as fourth in highest paid graduates in the liberal arts and sciences; the university as it exists today was created as a "Preparatory Department" to provide a foundation for theological study. That department became today's liberal arts University, while the seminary closed in 1965 with the Unitarian/Universalist consolidation.
Early in the 20th century, the university's graduate program in education came into being. Following a difficult period during the Great Depression and World War II that included the decision to shut down the Brooklyn Law School, the student population increased and with it, the physical plant. A four-building campus serving around 300 students in the early 1940s became a 30-building campus serving 2000 students within 25 years through acquisition of the adjacent state school of agriculture campus when that facility relocated across town; the mid-1960s saw the birth of one of St. Lawrence's nationally known programs: its international programs. In 1974, two early campus buildings, Richardson Hall and Herring-Cole Hall, were listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1984, structures built before 1930 were listed on the National Register of Historic Places as St. Lawrence University-Old Campus Historic District. During World War II, St. Lawrence University was one of 131 colleges and universities nationally that took part in the V-12 Navy College Training Program which offered students a path to a Navy commission.
In the 2000s, the university undertook several construction projects. The campus student center was completed in the spring of 2004 and serves as the school's hub at the center of campus; the Johnson Hall of Science opened in the fall of 2007, expanded learning and lab space in several science disciplines, notably biology, biochemistry and psychology. Johnson Hall received LEED Gold certification for its sustainable design. Additionally, the Noble Center underwent major renovations to double the space available for the arts. A new Center for Arts Technology opened in January 2007. For the class of 2016, St. Lawrence received 4,067 applications and accepted 1,962; the number enrolling was 644. In terms of class rank, 44.4% of enrolled freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school classes. The class of 2016 included 37% from New York State, 55% from 32 other states, 8% international students representing 15 nationalities. Of the 644 matriculants, 56% were female, 44% were male. In total there are 40 majors available and 36 minors.
St. Lawrence has 3+2 engineering programs run jointly with five other colleges, a 4+1 MBA at Clarkson University. Students are free to take classes at nearby Clarkson University, SUNY Potsdam, SUNY Canton. St. Lawrence offers international programs in Australia, Canada, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, England, India, Kenya, New Zealand, Spain and Trinidad and Tobago. In addition, the International Student Exchange Program allows students to study at any of over 100 universities on six continents. In the U. S. students can study at American University in Washington, D. C. in New York City, in the Adirondack State Park, or at Fisk University, a distinguished Black university in Nashville, Tennessee. The First-Year Program at St. Lawrence is one of the oldest living/learning programs for first-year students in the country. Over the past 22 years, the program has evolved to help students make a successful transition from high school to college, both academically and socially. In the fall semester of their first year, students live in one of 18 residential colleges with all of the other students enrolled