Greensky Bluegrass dropped by
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Greensky Bluegrass Came to Town

The band started in 2000 in Kalamazoo, MI. Greensky Bluegrass evolved from 3 to 5 members, and the sound they made has evolved over time as well. We learn a little about that, and about the tongue-in-cheek new album title, "All For Money." You will enjoy the performances of the new songs and an older one, too. These guys strip back to the original configuration, and yet they still rock!!

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Michael Jerling at WEXT
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Local 518 singer-songwriter, Michael Jerling stopped in to discuss and play songs from his newest release called "Family Recipe." We learned a little about what inspires him and how he goes about making an album. Plus, Michael talked about the amazing contributors to this new record. 

Michael's CD release is at Caffe Lena on December 29th. 

Chuck Vosganian Rochmon Reccord Club
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Chuck Vosganian is a big music fan. He might even be the biggest fan.  He spends a lot of time researching some of the most obscure pieces of information for the biggest, most iconic albums of all time. Then he gets up in front of folks at Caffe Lena and The Linda to join you in listening to great albums. The Rochmon Record Club events are filled with other music lovers, like you.  Chuck imparts a bit of the knowledge he's discovered. Some of that, you may know.

North Mississippi Allstars
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North Mississippi Allstars

Sunday, December 30 | Cohoes Music Hall

North Mississippi Allstars are back with PRAYER FOR PEACE …Founded in 1996 by brothers Luther (guitar and vocals) and Cody Dickinson (drums, piano, synth bass, programming and vocals), the now venerable band are entering their third decade with perhaps the most vital album of their career. 

The Mallett Brothers
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The Hollow | Friday, December 28

The Mallett Brothers

Country rock from the state of Maine. Get down to The Hollow for a rockin' great time. We have tickets, too. 

The Mule
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WEXT Radio at 97.7 and 106.1
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For Immediate Release - Friday, December 21, 2018 - TROY, NEW YORK

WMHT Public Media is thrilled to announce the signal expansion of its NPR AAA (Adult Album Alternative) radio station EXIT 97.7 WEXT with the addition of 106.1. WEXT Radio is now available on 106.1 in addition to 97.7 FM.

“WMHT and WEXT have a long tradition of celebrating and elevating arts and culture in our region,” WMHT President and CEO Robert Altman notes. “WEXT Radio is unique, eclectic, and a fierce supporter of our vibrant local 518 music scene.”

Eric Clapton's Santa Claus
Eric Clapton

The holiday season brought with it the WEXT 8 Days of Christmas pledge drive. We offered cool new holiday CDs from Ingrid Michaelson, The Mavericks, Rodney Crowell, JD McPherson, Los Straitjackets, The Monkees, Old 97s and Eric Clapton.

Josh Clevenstine
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We found out about Josh purely by accident. Carrying on the tradition of the Adirondack folk singers, like Christopher Shaw, Dan Berggren and others. We met Josh through a Facebook post by Chris Shaw. So, we had to ask about the connection. Turns out, it's been a life-long connection that started when Josh was very young hearing one of Chris' recordings in his car seat.

Find Josh at the Across the Street Pub in Albany monthly.

Spend the Holidays with WEXT

Dec 18, 2018
Holidays on WEXT
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Each year Christmas through New Year's WEXT has brought you some special programming to brighten and cheer for the holidays.  As we're about to enter our 11th anniversary year, this year continues the tradition.  Below you will find the special programming listed to help celebrate the season. 

Thursday 12/20
11p - The Local 518 Holiday Show

Saturday 12/22
9a - The Peanut Butter Jam: A Muppet Holiday
11p - The Rock N Soul Holiday Party

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