Sawyer Fredericks & Chris
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Listen: Local 518 Sawyer Fredericks

Big news! We love finding out that Sawyer Fredericks is working on new music for our thirsty ears. Since his big win on "The Voice," Sawyer has continued to make a name for himself. He’s committed to the artistry of making music. He’s committed to his hometown community. He continues to help charitable causes in the community and so much more. But that hasn’t stopped him from continuing to grow his fan base and tour the country When we learned of his impending new single, we excitedly offered...

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Steve Candlen
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Local 518 singer-songwriter Steve Candlen made a new EP! He stopped by WEXT to share his inspiration and talk about Magnolia's.

North Mississippi All-Stars
Federico Spinoza

 

Saturday, November 16 | The Cohoes Music Hall

 

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Founded in 1996 by brothers Luther and Cody Dickinson, North Mississippi Allstars stays true to what folk music is all about.

Sean & Jamie Oshima at WEXT
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Sean and Jamie Oshima have become near and dear to our hearts here at WEXT Radio.  Their song "These Cold Nights" is still the soundtrack of the nights that are now longer and getting colder, for sure.  

Chuck Vosganian & Chris Wienk
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One of 1976's biggest albums was “Fly Like An Eagle."

At the next event, Chuck Vosganian's Rochmon Record Club takes on this Steve Miller album. Chuck talks with me about the album, and he goes a little bit into it. But he saves the best stuff for November 19 at Caffe Lena where you can experience the full on Rochmon experience. 

Sawyer Fredericks & Chris
WEXT

Big news! We love finding out that Sawyer Fredericks is working on new music for our thirsty ears. Since his big win on "The Voice," Sawyer has continued to make a name for himself. He’s committed to the artistry of making music. He’s committed to his hometown community. He continues to help charitable causes in the community and so much more. But that hasn’t stopped him from continuing to grow his fan base and tour the country

Russian Ballet
Artist

Tuesday, November 12 | The Palace Theatre

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Toronzo Cannon
Chris Monaghan

Chicago bluesman Toronzo Cannon defies all expectations. The blistering guitarist, soulful vocalist, singular songwriter and city bus driver fuses his muscular, rock-inspired blues guitar playing with his original, keenly detailed slice-of-life songs, blazing his own blues trail. 

The SteelDrivers
Artist

Friday, November 8 | Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

With elements of Americana, country, blues, rock and soul , this band is not to be missed!

 

Sarah Borges
Artist

Friday, November 8 | The Hangar on the Hudson

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