Andy Gregory

Host/Producer, The Local 518 Show

Andy Gregory is a Capital Region native, architectural design professional, and supporter of the local arts. During the day he helps manage construction design and building projects for clients. Most other times he can be found supporting the local musicians in almost any way possible.

As a contributing writer and reporter-at-large to the Albany, NY Times Union local music blog, Andy has provided reports, reviews and commentary on various local music scene musicians, bands, and events. http://blog.timesunion.com/localmusic/

Andy has been co-host to Mike Guzzo on CRUMBS Café. CRUMBS is short for Capital Region Ultimate Musicians and Band Site – a website geared toward providing resources and features for local musicians. The half-hour podcast/radio show, heard on WEXT, features local bands and musicians that stop into the CRUMBS Studio for an interview and perform a (mostly) acoustic set of original songs.

As a service to even the most casual local music fan, Andy has provided quarterly reports on videos and recordings released by Capital Region musicians, bands, and artists through the CRUMBS Local Music blog at the Albany Times Union website.

Andy played guitar, sang and managed a few bands from high school on, until tendonitis severely curtailed that activity. Andy still has his favorite Les Paul and keeps a Taylor GS Mini ready to go, for when he gets the urge break out a few riffs – or at least for when he might get “the call”.

Andy attends as many local music shows as he can, whether at a house concert, in local clubs and big boxes, and festivals. Over the years, Andy has contributed to over a hundred local arts projects, whether directly or through funding platforms such as Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Sellaband, and PledgeMusic.

When asked what Andy’s favorite part of having a place in the local music scene, he says “It allows me to be able to help, in some small way, local bands, artists and singer/songwriters achieve success in what they love to do. Whether making the big time or just having music as a successful career choice. Also, the camaraderie can be a lot of fun!”

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We had a great time at the inaugural Eddies Regional Music Awards show. Can't wait to do it again next year! This episode of the Local 518 Show features some of the Eddie nominees & award winners, and others you should hear too. Show host Andy Gregory has songs by El Modernist, Quantum, Wild Adriatic + Dan Rodriguez, Let's Be Leonard, Julia Gargano, and Lord Electro.

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On this episode of The Local 518 Show, we've got stories. Show host Andy Gregory picked out tuneful tales by Andrew Mirabile, Chris O'Leary, Michael Jerling, Katie Louise, Haley Moley, and the Tom Atkins Band.

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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.

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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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Like a little rock, soul, and blues on your Local 518 show? You've come to the right place! On this episode, Andy Gregory features songs by Wild Adriatic + Dan Rodriguez, Lou's Blues, Albert Cummings, James Rock, Playin' With Fire Band, and Mark Tolstrup. The Attic Classic is from Albany's "Ambassador of the Blues" Ernie Williams, who passed away in 2012. "Tell Me Baby What’s Wrong With You" comes from Ernie Williams & The Wildcats 1997 'Harvest Time' disc.

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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.

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Andy Gregory illuminates some of the local bands and artists on The Local 518 Show. During this episode, his playlist is lit with songs by Jeff Brisbin, PJ Duo, Scott MacPherson, Ryan Leddick Trio, Zan & the Winter Folk, and The Hudson Dusters. For the Attic Classic, he shines a light on the somewhat tragic tale of Woodstock performer Bert Sommer, and plays "Jennifer", the first song he played at that gathering 50 years ago.

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Late February's weather has got us thinking that spring can't be to far off. Meanwhile, we have another episode of The Local 518 Show with Andy Gregory. Playlist this week contains No More Death Stars, Gordon St., Hitrick and Brooks, The Age, Young Culture, and Intelligent Television. The Attic Classic is by Timbre Coup [tam-ber koo] - “Part B” was the second song they wrote, comes from their first album 'Fools Gold', which came out in 2009.

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During this episode of The Local 518 Show, Andy Gregory features songs by Andy 'Ayo B' O'Brien, Jocelyn & Chris Arndt, Drishti, Blue Ranger, Bear Grass, Hand Habits, and The Sea The Sea. The Attic Classic is from Sugar Cookie, a "band" online collaboration between Dan Sorensen, Bryan Thomas, Ben & Olivia Karis-Nix, Frank & Martha Moscowitz, Bob Buckley, and Troy Pohl. The 'Sugar Cookie Music' collection of songs came out in 2006, reflecting the influences & sound of several bands from the vibrant Albany music scene of that time.

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On this episode of The Local 518 Show, Andy Gregory's playlist features songs by C.K. & The Rising Tide, The Gibson Brothers, Joe Mansman and The Midnight Revival Band, The William Deuel Band, Roan Yellowthorn, and Shane Guerrette. The Attic Classic is a country rock song from Larry Quinn and his band Tree Fox. "Wanderin' Man" comes from their 1979 album 'Rough Road.'

 

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On this episode of The Local 518 Show, Andy Gregory features songs by Rechorduroys, Wow & Flutter, Onlyness, The Villaineers, Pillowhead, Honey Slider, and Blue Factory. For the Attic Classic, he heads back to 1967 - The Summer of Love - for the psychedelic garage rock sounds of The Bougalieu with "Let’s Do Wrong".

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Fans, supporters, and creators of music (and more) in the Capital District!

Courtesy of Local 518 Show host Andy Gregory and WEXT Radio, get your very own PDF copy of The Local 518 Music (and More) Report - 2018 Quarter 4. The report covers the time period of October 1st to December 31st, 2018.

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On this episode of The Local 518 Show, Andy Gregory features songs by Bird Streets, Luxtides, Wurliday, MIRK, The Reptiles, and Dolphin Pal. The Attic Classic is "Downtown", from Shu's 1996 'Fanagalo' disc.

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Hey fans, supporters, and creators of music in the Capital District!

Courtesy of Local 518 Show host Andy Gregory and WEXT Radio, get your very own PDF copy of The Local 518 Music (and More) Report - 2018 Quarter 3. The report covers the time period of July 1st to September 30th, 2018.

The report listings include hypertext so you can preview recordings, watch videos, read articles, and access other content with just a click.

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Hey fans, supporters, and creators of music in the Capital District! Courtesy of The Local 518 Show, get your very own PDF copy of The Local 518 Music (and More) Report - 2018 Quarter 2. The report covers the time period of April 1st to June 30th, 2018.

The report listings include hypertext to preview recordings, watch videos, read articles, and access other content with just a click. 

Click here to get the PDF.

Miss Andy's show this past week?  Find it online!

Miss this past weekend's Local 518 show? Hear it now on our website.

If you missed Andy's Local 518 Show this past weekend, you can hear it here. 

Hear Andy Gregory's Local 518 Show and the #AtticClassic, Thursday at 11pm and Saturday at 6pm. the hear it on our website. 

Miss Andy's show this past week? Or just want to hear it again?

Miss the Local 518 Show this past week? Andy's show is now online.

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On behalf of CRUMBS.net and The Local 518 Show, get your very own PDF copy of The Local 518 Music (and More) Report - 2018 Quarter 1. The report covers the time period of January 1st to March 31st, 2018. The report listings include hypertext to preview recordings, watch videos, read articles, and access other content with just a click.  Click here for the PDF.

If you missed Andy Gregory's Local 518 Show, hear it online.

Each Thursday night at 1130p and Saturday at 630p, listen to Andy's Local 518 Show.  Miss it? Wanna hear it again?  It's right here.

Did you miss Andy's Local 518 Show? Wanna hear it again?

If you missed Andy Gregory's show this weekend, you can hear it online.

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Miss this past week's Local 518 Show? Don't panic! Andy's show is available to listen to here.

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