Arlo Guthrie's Alice's Restaurant album cover
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Thanksgiving on WEXT Radio

Thanksgiving is known for its traditions. For the past 11 years, WEXT's tradition is let loose Chris and Dave as they play Arlo Guthrie's "Alice's Restaurant Massacree." Chris Shaw brings us a bit of an Adirondack Thanksgiving, too. And Michael Eck imagines a gathering for Thanksgiving at the Almanac House in NYC. Listen for "Thanksgiving Pie" on Thanksgiving Day.

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Parsonsfield & Sawyer Fredericks
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October 28 | The Egg

Presented in by SLP Productions

A double bill featuring Parsonsfield – “the most jubilant and danceable indie roots music this side of the Carolinas ” (NPR) and Sawyer Fredericks – winner of NBC’s The Voice – with his original blend of soulful folk, blues, and rock.

Join the Facebook event here.

Ottmar Liebert
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October 25 | The Cohoes Music Hall

See a solo performance from Ottmar Liebert below.

The Big Takeover at WEXT
WEXT

It was a chilly afternoon last December when the rockin' reggae band from New Paltz called The Big Takeover worked their way up Interstate-87 to our little studios.  They packed all seven members into our studio.

Their latest album marks their ten year anniversary.  "Silly Girl" takes us on a trip to Jamaica for serious ska and reggae influences.  Hear the results of the session we did below.  

Farewell, Pretty City

Oct 21, 2018
Laura in studio
Caroline Corrigan

Hello Dear Friend,

 

 

It's not easy to tell you this, but after 16 years of being on the radio every week, the final Hello Pretty City radio show will be in early November.

 

It's not WEXT...they are deeply kind and would gladly keep Hello Pretty City on the air. 

 

Rather, it's me.

 

ILONA
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ILONA's voice fills any size room. She's got such power in her voice.  We had a chance to catch up with this wonderful singer-songwriter. She's been recording, writing new songs, and putting out some singles and playing at some festivals. Have a listen. We love having ILONA with her bandmates, Tony Moore (of Cutting Crew and Iron Maiden) and KT Parker.

Kathy Mattea at WEXT
WEXT

A few years ago, Kathy Mattea was finding that her voice wasn't what it once used to be. It was a cause for serious concern.  After some digging and investigation, she ascertained the change in her voice was something occurring along with the onset of menopause and aging.  She took some advice, and found a new voice teacher.  

After some work and practice, she found the sound for her voice. The result was her new album, "Pretty Bird."

She's at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, tonight.

The Wailers
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The Wailers
October 23 | The Cohoes Music Hall

The legendary Wailers band returns to bring its revolutionary sound to fans around the world. Steered by famed bassist and founder Aston “Familyman” Barrett, and joined in solidarity with original Wailers’ guitarists Junior Marvin and Donald Kinsey, The Wailers continue to make musical history. 

The Music of Cream at The Egg

Oct 17, 2018
The Music of Cream
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The Music of Cream
October 21 | The Egg

John Waite
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The Cohoes Music Hall
October 19th

John will be performing his catalog of hits from his 40 year career as a solo artist, with The Baby’s and Bad English.

Carla Cooke
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Dave Michaels just recently chatted with Carla Cooke; the youngest daughter of the King of Soul Listen as she tells Dave about the time Cuba Gooding Jr. bent down and kissed her hand when they met, who her favorite female singers are and where she draws inspiration from.  

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Ten years ago, my guest introduced himself to me as a lanky, biracial kid from suburban Chicago who graduated from Harvard with a Kenyan diplomat for a dad. Nope, I wasn't interviewing Barack Obama. It was Tom Morello. If he had dropped Neo-Marxist into his introduction, the jig would have been up.

This week's list of essential new albums includes one of the year's most anticipated releases – Anderson .Paak's Oxnard, plus Mariah Carey's Caution, a lost Glen Campbell record he made for Elvis, a career-spanning retrospective on the late singer Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, Audioslave), The Good, The Bad And The Queen's first new album in more than a decade and more. All Songs Considered's Robin Hilton is joined by NPR Music's Rodney Carmichael, Lars Gotrich and Stephen Thompson as they run through the best releases out on Nov. 16.

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This Too Shall Light is the second solo album from Amy Helm, who stepped out of her home base comfort zone of Woodstock, N.Y. to record in Los Angeles with Grammy-winning producer Joe Henry.

After four records as a member of the roots-music collaborative Ollabelle, who made three appearances on Mountain Stage, Helm returns for the second time with her own band.

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