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!”

Ways to Connect

Local 518 Music (and More) Report Q2 2020
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Hello fans, supporters, and creators of music (and more) in the Capital District (and a bit beyond). Even in these troubling times of COVID-19, the awesome local music creatives keep being just that! Courtesy of Local 518 Show host Andy Gregory and WEXT Radio, get your very own virus-free PDF copy of The Local 518 Music (and More) Report - 2020 Quarter 2. The report covers the time period of April 1st to June 30th, 2020. Be sure to share!

Local 518 Music Report
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Hello fans, supporters, and creators of music (and more) in the Capital District (and a bit beyond). Remember the first 3 months 2020, when we were COVID-19 free? Courtesy of Local 518 Show host Andy Gregory and WEXT Radio, get your very own virus-free PDF copy of The Local 518 Music (and More) Report - 2020 Quarter 1. The report covers the time period of January 1st to March 31st, 2020. Be sure to share!

Local 518 Show
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Host Andy Gregory broadcast songs by Bendt, Laveda, E.R.I.E., El Modernist, Flamuel, and Black Electric from his attic for this Local 518 show. China White were "Makin Metal" for the Attic Classic, from the 1987 MCE Records hard rock & heavy metal compilation 'The Metaluna Syndrome'.

Local 518 Show
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Spend a little time with this Local 518 show and you'll hear some great tunes by Joan Kelsey's Silver Lining, Sandy McKnight with Fernando Perdomo, The Abyssmals, Son Of A Gun, Side-B, William Vrooman, and The Matchstick Architects. The Attic Classic is "Carousel", the 1986 debut single from one of AlbaNY's hardest rocking bands, Dirty Face.

Local 518 Show
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On this Local 518 show, Andy Gregory features a new single premier by Ryan Clark and songs by Annie Scherer, Michael DeAngelis, paradisa, In The Valley, and Charles Omore. The Attic Classic is "King Of The World", the lead song off The Distractions 2008 album 'Something Good'.

Local 518 Show
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Want some new songs to make your Local 518 playlist grow? Sample the one's on this show by Eastbound Jesus, Sten Isachsen and Maria.Z., Jim Gaudet, Jay Maloney, Three Quarter North, and expatriate Annie Dressner. The Attic Classic is provided by ethereal chamber folk-pop quartet Swamp Baby. "The Sad Truth About Fun" comes from their 2012 'For Baby’s Babies' CD.

Local 518 Show
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We love planting seeds of great Local 518 sounds for your ears to discover on WEXT Radio. This show has songs by SIRSY, Honey Slider, Mills, Laveda, and Becca Frame & The Tall Boys to add to your growing playlist. The Capital Region has always been a pretty fertile area for band creation. From the breakup of prog-rock band Kashmir in 1980 came the quartet EQ. From their 1981 album ‘Giving Up the Energy’ is the Attic Classic track "Said".

Local 518 Show
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Hey, we love finding & picking Local 518 music discoveries to share with you. Here's a handful of songs by Ryan Rosmarin, C.K. & The Rising Tide, The William Deuel Band, Larry Quinn, Wild Adriatic, The Figgs, and Pony in the Pancake. The Attic Classic comes from longtime Capital Region radio and TV personality David Allan. In 1968, he put out ‘Town and Country’, which included "Little Red Scooter."

Local 518 Show
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The Local 518 has no shortage of powerful songs & messages. This show has a sampling by Taina Asili, JB!! aka Dirty Moses, TIP, Daniel Conley, David Tyo, and Architrave. For the Attic Classic, Jocamo gives us "The New Funk Order", the title track to their 2009 CD.

Local 518 Show
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We love to play the role of your friendly radio matchmaker for the great music that comes from the Capital District. Connect up with a playlist of songs by Warden and Co., Belle-Skinner, Eastbound Jesus, Patrick Sharrow, Turnover Mule, and Girl Blue. Our past, yet still current, love for the songs of Rosanne Raneri gives us the Attic Classic from her 2004 album 'Shift'.

Local 518 Show
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Rocking your socks off on this Local 518 show was the mission of host Andy Gregory, with a playlist that includes Bendt, Spell Runner, Blackcat Elliot, Sunset FM, Talia Denis, This Strange Paradise, and pencildive. Power pop band C. Jane Run provides the Attic Classic for this show. It's the title track to the 2000 album titled exactly how they felt about it – ‘Happy’.

Local 518 Show
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Don't have to cast a line too deep in the Capital Region to catch great tunes to share. This week there's Brother Hemlock, Charles O'more, Misty Blues, Mark and Jill Sing the Blues, Devan Tracy, and Maddy Hicks. And there's a whopper of an Attic Classic by The Sharks from their 'Seven Deadly Fins' record.

Local 518 Music Report
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Hello fans, supporters, and creators of music (and more) in the Capital District (and a bit beyond). Remember 2019? 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 - 2019 Quarter 4. The report covers the time period of October 1st to December 31st, 2019. Be sure to share!

The PDF is at this link.

TopmLocal 518 of 2019
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Every day, WEXT features new music from Local 518 artists. Our goal is to expose you to the riches of Local 518 music. On January 1st Dave and Andy countdown some brilliant music. And now, you can download the list.

Click here for the PDF file.

The Local 518 Show
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Enjoy a special half hour of holiday classics & music inspired by the season. Big Malk provides the opening beats, then hear songs performed by The Lustre Kings, Christine Santelli, Sage Hill (w/ Scott MacPherson & Gary MacPherson), Penny Knight, Liv Cummins & Sandy McKnight, The Gibson Brothers, Mike Hunter of Hunter Havens Band, Ray Agnew, and Ony Antonucci.

The Local 518 Show
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On the playlist for The #Local518 Show this week are some great song discoveries from Ashley Sofia, Angelina Valente, The William Deuel Band, A Band Called ERIE, Warden and Co., Drank The Gold, and Allyson Smith. The Attic Classic is a hard to find 1987 rarity from Mambo-X, off an Albany arts & music scene publication flexi-disc insert.

Local 518 Show 1923
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Always thankful for the great music that comes out of the Local 518! Hear some great songs by Jim Gaudet, Girl Blue, Luciano Ferrara and The Ensuing Disaster, Ashley Sofia, David Tyo, Cassandra Kubinski, and aCoustiK. The Attic Classic is "To Be Young", from "Lonesome Val" Haynes self-titled 1990 debut album on Bar None Records.

Local 518 Show 1924
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On this edition of the Local 518 Show, new & old favorites were featured by The Figgs, Sirsy, Wild Adriatic, The North & South Dakotas, We're History, and Tambourelli & Her SuperTrips. A definite favorite was featured for the Attic Classic - "All of the Hard Days Are Gone" from The McKrells 'Something Fierce' album of 2000.

Local 518 Show 1922
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On this Local 518 show there's a half hour of rocking tunes from Blackcat Elliot, Pacer Test, Bad Mothers, Moriah Formica, Mystery Girl, Candy Ambulance, and Front Biz - including an Attic Classic from 2004 by The Sixfifteens.

Local 518 Music Report
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Happy Halloween! Here's a treat for all you fans, supporters, and creators of music (and more) in the Capital District (and a bit beyond).

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 - 2019 Quarter 3. The report covers the time period of July 1st to September 30th, 2019. Be sure to share!

Click here to view the PDF.

Local 518 Music Report
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Fans, supporters, and creators of music (and more) in the Capital District and a bit beyond, it's here! 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 - 2019 Quarter 2. The report covers the time period of April 1st to June 30th, 2019. Be sure to share!

Click here for the PDF.

Local 518 Show
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Any time in the Capital Region, music discovery is fine! Hear recent finds on this Local 518 show by Ony Antonucci (with Aaron Mittler), Cab Kool & The Gypsy Band, The Jagaloons, Lucas Garrett, Last Daze, Playin' With Fire Band, and Wow & Flutter. In 1956, St. Joseph Academy senior Eddie Plew took a swing at a singing career and connected with a home run. His 45 of "I Can't Pretend" is the Attic Classic.

Local 518 Show
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Get hip, daddy-o, to new sounds on this episode of The Local 518 Show by Marilyn Miller, Emily Mitchell, Bruiser and Bicycle, Lip Talk, Greens, and Motorbike. We remember the past too. We lost Caroline "MotherJudge" Isachsen to pancreatic cancer in March. She was known by many as host of the "Best Damn Open Mic Ever". One of the first groups she played and sang with was The Siren Sisters String Band. The Attic Classic is one of Caroline's signature songs, "Green Eyes", from 1990.

Local 518 Show
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WEXT takes a lot of pride in bringing you a variety of artists, and especially supporting our creative locals. Have a listen to this episode of the Local 518 Show with a collection of tunes by Taina Asili, Matt Maguire, Victory Soul Orchestra, Amanda Case, and MIRK. The Attic Classic feature spotlights the Out of Control Rhythm & Blues Band "Inside These Walls" - the lead track from their 1996 CD 'Shake the Nation'.

The Local Show 1918

Jun 10, 2019
Local 518 Show
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The Capital District rocks! And so will you on this episode of the Local 518 Show. Throw the horns to tunes by Jocelyn & Chris Arndt, Grace Under Fire, Mr. Cancelled, Millington, The Weasels, Ritz Carlton, and Sirsy. The Attic Classic heads back to the Albany music scene of the1990's with "To You Jane" from Private Plain's 1990 disc 'Godwatching'.

Local 518 Music Report
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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 - 2019 Quarter 1. The report covers the time period of January 1st to March 31st, 2019. Be sure to share! 

Click here for the PDF.

Local 518 Show 1916
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Ever notice that the flow of great music is nearly constant in the Local 518? Catch the wave and enjoy tunes on this episode from The Sea The Sea, Stellar Young, Hand Habits, Bruiser and Bicycle, Sawyer Fredericks, Leah Woods, and Donnie. The Attic Classic is the title track from the Ashley Pond Band 2009 album 'The Waiting.'

Local 518 Show
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So much great local music on this episode of The Local 518 Show, you could float a boat on it. Catch the wave of tunes by Sydney Worthley, C.K. & The Rising Tide, Hasty Page, Mike Grutka, Honey Slider, Bird Streets, and Let's Be Leonard. For the Attic Classic we go back to 2008 for "Modest Birds", from Matthew Loiacono's album 'Kentucky' - the name taken from his mandolin brand.

Local 518 Show
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Can you feel it? That local music vibe, that sonic energy pulsing through the air? There's so much of it, Andy Gregory could only grab a bit for this Local 518 Show. Hear the songs by Hartley's Encore, Bright Dog Red, Mitch Elrod & MotherJudge, Buggy Jive, and Capital Zen.

Jocamo has always brought an old school brew of funk, R&B, soul, and rock to the masses. In 2001, they released 'You Know That It’s True'. The Attic Classic selection is "Clean It Up", the first track from that disc.

There's an unlimited number of great bands in the Local 518. Some are on great local record labels too! Local 518 show host Andy Gregory samples some of the bands represented on Five Kill Records & Bee Side Cassettes. And there's a duo, along with the Attic Classic band, that are all indie. Hear songs by Hate Club, Bear Grass, Blue Ranger, Broken Field Runner, Neighborhood of Make Believe, and Doctor Baker. The origin of our Attic Classic band The Sifters began around 20 years ago at a restaurant in Cooperstown. The only Sifters album that there ever was, was released in May 2004.

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