Listen: Local 518 C.K. Flach and Sydney Worthley Play New Music and Talk Tulip Fest

With time running down until the 71st annual Albany Tulip Festival in Washington Park Mother's Day weekend, we visited with two of the eight performers on the Local 518 Lakehouse stage. Ravena native Curtis K. Flach of C.K. & The Rising Tide sings and plays from the heart. Their brand of Americana features poetic, nostalgic lyrics supported by music that's rockin' and emotionally evocative. And Tulip Fest returnee Sydney Worthley is a shining young singer-songwriter who melds alt-rock,...

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Kris Kristofferson

Wednesday, April 17 | The Egg

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

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.

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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.

Robin Trower

"If you're not moving forward, you're not standing still; you're going backwards" says the 74-year old venerable guitar player Robin Trower.  Trower, who has been creating music for the better part of five decades has been essentially releasing an album every couple of years like clockwork since his first solo album, 1975's "Twice Removed From Yesterday."


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Foals' latest album, Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 1, came out in March. Part 2 comes out in the fall. The band has been releasing stadium-sized songs for just over a decade, and this time around, it made a couple changes in pursuit of ultimate creative freedom.

Ani DiFranco grew up in a house with no walls. "It was like a brick carriage house there. Inside there was just one room on the first floor and one room on the second floor. So it was an intimate house for a non-intimate family."

DiFranco's deep craving for intimacy led her to writing music. And the things DiFranco wanted to write were exactly what a generation of women coming of age in the '90s wanted to hear. DiFranco relives those early years in her new memoir, No Walls and the Recurring Dream.

The Beths is a rising band in the indie-pop scene, and yes, there is an Elizabeth leading the band! There is also a Jonathan, a Benajmin, and for today's session, a Trystan, for those of you wondering where the harmonies are coming from in this mini-concert.

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