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Live and Local in March

Live and Local at the Linda March 1 2024 poster

Embe Esti – Julia Alsarraff – Sydney Worthley

March 1 at 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
The Linda

Exciting news for local music fans! WAMC, and WEXT are teaming up to launch “Live and Local at The Linda,” a new monthly concert series with a mission to showcase the up-and-coming standout local bands in the Capital Region. We kick off Women’s History Month with an all-female line-up of homegrown superstars in the making.

“These groups represent the rich and varied music scene we have here in the Capital Region, and they’re sure to put on a great show,” says Chris Wienk, WEXT.

We’re all about supporting our local musicians. That’s why WAMC and WEXT are covering all other expenses so that the bands get the full benefit of ticket sales. All ticket proceeds go directly to the performing bands, underscoring the combined commitment of the presenters to nurturing and supporting the dynamic local music scene.

“It’s an unprecedented collaboration and opportunity we’re really excited about,” says Peter Hughes, GM and programmer of The Linda. “We all wanted to do something spectacular that puts our money where our mouths were on local music. Live and Local at The Linda is that.”


Live and Local at The Linda is proud to present Embe Esti, New York, Capitol Region’s premier intercontinental fusion band. Embe Esti incorporates Rock, Blues, Funk, Afrobeat, North African and other global traditions into their original, soulful dance music.

Julia Alsarraf

Originally from Houston, TX, Julia is an RPI grad who stuck around in Troy, Alsarraf has been making the rounds on the local scene. Discover her powerful, soulful vocals, which seamlessly cross genre lines.

Sydney Worthley

A singer-songwriter at heart but when she steps on stage all bets are off. Each song starts in a corner of a room, pulling inspiration from Phoebe Bridgers and Taylor Swift and ends on a stage, piecing alt-rock tunes from her 2020 EP with unreleased personal ballads. At 17 years old, Worthley released “Rose Colored Glasses” amongst an unforeseen pandemic. Coming of age, long lost connections, and learning from haunting mistakes are all themes of her 2020 project. Songwriting has always been a cathartic experience for Sydney and that has remained unwavering.