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Wild Bill. Sarge. We Are Glad We Got to Know You

It is with a sad and heavy heart that we have today, this Local 518 Thursday. Last night, we learned of the passing of a dear friend of WEXT. So much can be said of Greg Haymes. He was a great guy. He was a journalist, a critic, a musician - and was great at all of that. But he was so much more. And to us, he was a very special individual. The WEXT you hear today would not exist if it weren't for Greg's generous spirit and kindness. Before we launched, we had anonymously reached out to learn...

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Roots Music Fest

Friday, April 12 | The Linda

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Kris Kristofferson

Wednesday, April 17 | The Egg

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Spend an evening with one of America’s greatest songwriters – Kris Kristofferson will perform his classics such as “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Help Me Make It Through the Night,” “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down,” and “For the Good Times.”

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Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn

Apr 6, 2019
Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn

Wednesday, April 10 | Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

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Local 518 Show

Continuing discovery of your past and future favorite bands and artists on The Local 518 Show, Andy Gregory has songs by Los Elk, Laveda, Bird Streets, Small Town Glow, The Gibson Brothers, Bob Warren, and Alexandra Higgins. 

Mark Gamsjager & The Lustre Kings have kept the spirit of American roots rock music alive and well for decades. Their 1997 debut, 'Mark Gamsjager Rocks & The Lustre Kings Roll' pounded in the signposts for the styles future records would visit. The Attic Classic is "Bopalena", the first track off that record.

The Eddies Are Coming!

Apr 2, 2019
Jim Murphy & Sal Prizio from Proctors

Sunday, April 14 | Proctors Theatre


The inaugural Capital Region Thomas Edison Music Awards take place at Proctors Theatre this month. It's an opportunity to amplify, empower and celebrate professionals working in the area's wide-rangng music scene.

The Secret Sisters

Thursday, April 4th | The Massry Center for the Arts

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Universal Pictures


Brandon Decker is a musical mystic who creates psychedelic desert folk from the hills of Sedona, Arizona.  “The songs come out of the ether, they really do,” he explains. “You might have a vision, but as you write them and record them they kind of do their own thing.”  decker's latest creation, "Born To Wake Up" is a love letter to his son, to himself, to the lands he inhabit and to those who would listen.  

Local 518 Show 1909

It's an all instrumental episode of The Local 518 Show this time around. Show host Andy Gregory features tracks by Stefon Harris & Blackout, Michael Bohne, Victory Soul Orchestra, Alexander Kash, Mike Campese, Maria Zemantauski, and Groovestick.


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Gary Clark Jr. had good reason to sweat. The blues-rock singer and guitarist opted to play his first-ever Tiny Desk concert — in front of a huge crowd that warmed the room considerably — while clad in a thick knit cap and heavy jacket. Plus, he'd brought his young son on tour with him and had to contend with a traditional parenting dilemma: How do you bring your kid to the office and still get work done?

Don't worry! Everything's going to be alright. But if you need more reassurance than that, look no further than "Set of Stairs," from the Amsterdam-based band Pip Blom. It's a burst of frenetic joy to lift you up whenever life deals you a bad hand. Its singular message: You got this!

Matthew Houck, who records as Phosphorescent, released his beloved album Muchacho almost six years ago. Since that time, he's had a lot of milestone experiences, which fueled his latest record, C'est La Vie.

In this session, Houck joins us to share about meeting his partner in a New England bar, having a child and his near-death bout with meningitis. Plus, he performs a set of new songs live in concert. Hear it all in the player.

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