TV Taping

I’m going to be on television next Saturday on Staten Island. The Belles Trio (Mara Levine, Caroline Cutroneo and Marie Elena) and New Jersey songwriter Terry Rivel are going to be featured on a program this Saturday called “Island Hopping” (Saturday, June 16, 9pm on Staten Island Community Television, channel 34), and I played harmonica with them for a half-dozen songs. The Belles do beautiful harmonies on original and traditional tunes, and Terry is a great songwriter.

The show was essentially recorded live-to-tape, meaning that we played, and they filmed, with no edits or breaks, except for one point where a microphone failed, and they called “Cut!” and fixed it, then rewound the tape, and we started over.

We had a good time, everyone was very nice, and the music sounded great from where I was sitting. I don’t have a television, nor do I live on Staten Island, so I’ll have to wait a bit to see it, but when I get the DVD I will post some clips here.

The empty stage when we arrived:

Setting up:


And action!


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3 Responses to TV Taping

  1. Reminiscences of my wild woolly days helping out at Tarrytown public television! (Hey we once had Pete Seeger.)

    • ken says:

      I didn’t know you’d done that. Who else did you have?

      • I can’t remember anyone else. But once we went offsite to tape a tribute to Seeger and I was standing right next to Odetta.

        I had a boyfriend who spent all his time volunteering with Tarrytown public television instead of paying rent. I used to go with him to tape shows in the studio and local government meetings and stuff.

        Anyway, congrats on you television appearance.

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