Meet the 2019 inductees – The Eddies Capital Region Music Awards

Ruth Pelham

An acclaimed folk musician – Pete Seeger called her “one of America’s greatest songwriters” – Ruth is equally beloved for her work as an educator and community organizer. Through Music Mobile she brought music into Albany neighborhoods for several decades in her brightly decorated van. A co-founder of the Children’s Music Network, her music is recorded and performed near and far.

Active 1970s to present

Kevin McKrell

A singer-songwriter and member of Donnybrook Fair (Celtic folk), The McKrells (Celtic bluegrass) and The Fabulous Newports (pop), Kevin has performed throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. Many of his songs including “All of the Hard Days Are Gone” have been widely performed by top Celtic acts. He is also a prolific painter and sculptor.

Active 1970s to present