Northbound: Northbound, which includes Michael Welch, Don Cannamela, Larry Baycura, Andy Van Duyne, Chip Lamson, and Tim Savage, performs a smorgasbord of well-known and loved pop, rock, and folk music from the past five decades.
Michael Welch is a self taught guitarist who started playing seriously when he moved to Potsdam in 1975. He learned Travis style picking from boyhood heroes like James Taylor and Paul Simon. Michael formed "Northbound" in 2001. Don Cannamela grew up in Buffalo, NY. After graduating from the Crane School of Music in 1997 he remained in Potsdam, NY. Don has been teaching instrumental music for 20 years and is currently the director of bands at Parishville-Hopkinton Central School. Larry Baycura retired from teaching at Canton Central School District where he taught 5th and 6th Grade Bands, Sr. High Percussion and K-7 General Music. Larry served for three years as a member of the 19th United States Army Band. He attended the Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam. There he earned his Bachelor of Music in Education as well as his Masters of Music in Percussion Performance. Hailing from Central New York State, Andy Van Duyne relocated to the North Country in the early 70's as a student at the Crane School Of Music. After Crane, he pursued a 32 year career teaching music at Norwood-Norfolk Central School. Over the years he's been in many bands of wildly various stripes, joining Northbound in 2009. Tim Savage began performing professionally on trumpet at age 16. While attending Crane School of Music, he heard his father’s saxophone calling to him. Tim is currently the 7-12 band director at Canton Central School (since 1998) and adjunct at St. Lawrence University (since 2005) where he currently directs the Improv Lab. Guy (Chip) Lamson is a retired music educator with thirty years of high school experience in the Massena Central School District .For ten years he was a music director and conductor for Music Theatre North. Since retiring from Massena, he has worked at SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music as an adjunct professor. For many years, Lamson has performed as a keyboard player and vocalist in several blues and rock bands.
Their music, spanning a wide variety of musical tastes, is influenced by popular singer-songwriters including James Taylor, Paul Simon, John Fogerty, and The Beatles.
Covid information will be posted as we review current guidelines and finalize decisions. For the past eleven years, the Concert Series has allowed us to showcase local North Country musical acts along with other acts not often showcased in this area. These acts brought enjoyment to over 6,500 people in 2019! The twelfth year of the Waddington Concert Series was scheduled to begin on June 19th, 2020. Due to the pandemic all concerts were rescheduled for summer 2021. We start off the tentative sensational 2021 season with our opening show on June 18th. We sincerely thank our supporters and entertainers for their understanding, cooperation and loyalty! We are excited to present nine fantastic concerts in our beautiful pavilion at Island View Park rain or shine!!! We can't wait to resume our series!