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The Local 518 at Tulip Fest 2019!

Join us Mother's Day weekend for the 2019 Tulip Fest! We will be hosting the Local 518 Stage at the Lakehouse again this year. Check out our line-up!

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Del McCoury and David Grisman

Friday, March 22 | Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Del McCoury met David Grisman at the first show Del ever played (on banjo) with Bill Monroe in the spring of 1963 at New York University in Greenwich Village. Three years later, Del & Dawg played their first gig together in Troy, NY at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. They both celebrated the arrival of first-born sons, Monroe Grisman and Ronnie McCoury, within a month of each other.

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Local 518 Show 1907

Miss the Local 518 Show? Never fear, it's available here! Turn it up loud, anywhere you are, because Andy Gregory's playing rocking tunes from Northern Faces, Good Fiction, Blockhouses, Promiser, ImaginaryFriends, and MOTORBIKE. The Attic Classic is “Ring Out Wild Bells”, a track from The Sundowner’s ‘Captain Nemo’ record, released in 1968.

See The Indigo Girls in Troy

Mar 14, 2019
Indigo Girls

Sunday, March 17 | Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Kevin McKrell at WEXT

Kevin McKrell dropped by to discuss a reformation of Donnybrook Fair. They're playing a few area shows this week. There are not plans beyond occasional shows, but Kevin is in the process of readying a new solo album. He's finalizing the songs. We hope to hear he's recording later this year.

The Sea The Sea at Caffe Lena

Mar 13, 2019
The Sea The Sea

See a special duo show with Chuck & Mira of The Sea The Sea at Caffe Lena on Thursday, March 14th. 

Mold. Broken. MotherJudge

Mar 12, 2019
Mother Judge at Exit Dome 5, Jan 2012

Exit Dome 5—Jan. 28, 2012. Caroline MotherJudge was at the peak of her considerable powers. While she is rightfully praised in her passing as a giving soul, community organizer and relentless promoter of others, let’s not forget her own inspiring, righteous skills as a singer, songwriter and musician. Husband Sten Isachsen and longtime cohort Bob Buckley might be the ringers for the night, but she is leading the band, just as anyone who ever worked alongside her will tell you. This is the stuff!

Monterey Jazz Festival Tour

Tuesday, March 19 at 730pm | Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

The  Monterey  Jazz  Festival  is  pleased  to  present  its  fifth  national  tour in 2019, featuring  some  of  the  greatest  critically-acclaimed,  GRAMMY®-winning  and  GRAMMY-nominated  jazz  artists  of  their  generation,  including  three  winners  of  the  Thelonious  Monk  International  Jazz  Competition. 

Katie Louise

Katie Louise dropped by to talk about hew new EP, "Unleash."  We discussed songwriting, her CD release show and specifically about two of the 7 songs on the EP.  Turns out the first song we play in the interview was a song she wrote at 16. It's called "Imprisoned in Paradise."


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