Local 518 Music (and More) Report Q2 2020
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The Local 518 Music (and More) Report - 2020 Quarter 2

Hello fans, supporters, and creators of music (and more) in the Capital District (and a bit beyond). Even in these troubling times of COVID-19, the awesome local music creatives keep being just that! Courtesy of Local 518 Show host Andy Gregory and WEXT Radio, get your very own virus-free PDF copy of The Local 518 Music (and More) Report - 2020 Quarter 2. The report covers the time period of April 1st to June 30th, 2020. Be sure to share! Click this link for the PDF .

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Caffe Lena 60 Episode 40 1999

Aug 6, 2020
Richard Shindell
Artist

An artist honed his craft in the Paris Metro, and another was largely self-taught, even though her great grandfather lived and worked with Lester Flatt.

This is episode 40 of Caffe Lena: 60 Years of Song. Thanks to Sarah at the Caffe for selecting the artists and songs for the feature.

Local 518 Music (and More) Report Q2 2020
WEXT

Hello fans, supporters, and creators of music (and more) in the Capital District (and a bit beyond). Even in these troubling times of COVID-19, the awesome local music creatives keep being just that! Courtesy of Local 518 Show host Andy Gregory and WEXT Radio, get your very own virus-free PDF copy of The Local 518 Music (and More) Report - 2020 Quarter 2. The report covers the time period of April 1st to June 30th, 2020. Be sure to share!

Newport Jazz Revival Radio
Agency

Wish we could be at The Fort in Newport, this summer.  The two Festivals there each year are pillars of summer. When the two events were offered to us as radio events, we couldn't have been more excited and proud to bring you such amazing entertainment.

Saturday, August 8 from 7 until 11pm, catch sets from the illustrious history of Newport Jazz from Freddie Hubbard, Dizzy Gillespie, Jon Batiste, John Coltrane, and more - including an amazing Count Basie with Lambert Hendricks and Ross that comes from 1959!

Part of The Machine: Rock and Pinball
UPH

You can be a pinball wizard at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame exhibit Part of the Machine: Rock & Pinball, now through September 26th at Universal Preservation Hall in Saratoga Springs!

Caffe Lena 60 Episode 39 1998

Jul 30, 2020
Bill Keith
Artist

A musician who contributed to the development of the banjo and a way of playing that bears his name, and a band named after a piece of road leading out of Boston.

This is episode 39 of Caffe Lena: 60 Years of Song. Thank you to Sarah at the Caffe for the list of songs and artists for this feature.

Magnolia Boulevard
Artist

What a righteous time to be alive / right here with one another,” sings Magnolia Boulevard’s Maggie Noelle roughly a minute into the joyous and jaunty “Ride.” The words are ostensibly about a budding relationship between two individuals, but Noelle could just as easily be referencing the singular and special connection that exists between her and her Magnolia Boulevard band mates—guitarist Gregg Erwin, drummer Todd Copeland, keyboardist Ryan Allen and bassist John Roberts—or, as likely, t

Newport Folk Revival Radio set times
Agency

Here is the Newport Folk Revival Radio line up! In the image above, you can see who is on which day, and the set times!

Thank you so much for your support!

Caffe Lena 60 Episode 38 1997

Jul 23, 2020
Jimmie Dale Gilmore
Artist

A janitor whose love of movies got him to appear in the Big Lebowski and a musical virtuoso who went on to win a Grammy with Old Crow Medicine Show.

This is episode 38 of Caffe Lena: 60 Years of Song. Thank you to Sarah at the Caffe for the list of songs and artists for the feature.

Conor Walsh
Artist

Like many musicians during this time of quarantine and social distancing, Local 518 singer/songwriter Conor Walsh has been using his time to hone his craft.  The recent College of St. Rose grad recently released a new EP, "Show Them What You Got" and spearheaded "St.

Christopher Shaw
Artist

We couldn't be happier than to hear that Christopher Shaw has written a new song - a tribute to the recently passed John Prine.

Chris and I talk about what he's been up to these last five years and in the pandemic, and you can watch the performance that just appeared on Chris' Facebook page.  Thanks for sharing with us, Chris.

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Kathleen Edwards had devoted fans and a successful career, with hits on the Billboard Top 40 charts and songwriting awards. But after her last album in 2012, she walked away from the music business. In fact, she opened a cafe in the suburbs of Ottawa, Canada, called Quitters Coffee.

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