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Catch new on demand listening opportunities all gathered here.  Live at EXT sessions, 518 Sessions and various interviews will all land here as well as on their associated program pages.

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Sam Morrow
Artist

Two years before releasing Gettin' By on Gettin' Down — the most guitar-driven, groove-heavy album of Sam Morrow's catalog, with songs that roll just as hard as they rock — Morrow hit the highway in support of his third record, Concrete & Mud.

Steve Candlen
Artist

Saratoga Springs singer-songwriter Steve Candlen has played all over the Capital Region. He began his music career as a drummer, playing for artists like Franklin Micare, Felix Cavelieres Rascals and Irish folk artist Kevin McKrell

SIRSY
Ivy Stevens-Gupta

SIRSY and WEXT go back a long time together. And we truly enjoy every time we get to interact with Mel and RIch, even if it's just over the phone with some miles in between.  

E.R.I.E.
Artist

As these stories often go, E.R.I.E. was born out of tumult. In the midst of an unexpected, three day stint in the hospital in October of 2018, E.R.I.E. architect TJ Foster (Accents, Darling Valley) was asking a lot of cliché, existential questions. That kind of thing is to be expected when one’s heart stops for fifteen seconds on the bathroom floor in the middle of the night.

Belle-Skinner
Artist

We fell for Belle-Skinner's hauntingly beautiful, lilting soprano voice and innate sense of melody a handful of years ago on WEXT.  

We enjoyed a recent - albeit socially-distanced - visit from Belle-Skinner when she came by to tape a segment for WMHT-TV's AHA! A House for Arts (Wednesday nights at 7:30pm).  Hear these sessions on the radio (and here online), and see them on WMHT-TV.

Francesca Blanchard
Artist

It has been a few years since we last chatted, and Francesca Blanchard has been quite busy. She even took some time away from music to re-evaluate her path.  Her latest album is a "break up record." Francesca tells us that she actually went through the break up during the writing and making of the record.  You can hear the raw emotion in the songs.  

The album is called "Make It Better." And check out the cool video below, too.

Jim Gaudet
Artist

Jim Gaudet and WEXT go way back together. We've been loving every time we get to interact with Jim, even if it is just on our TV screen.  Local 518 artists are now appearing on WMHT TV's AHA (A House for Arts).  Hear these sessions on the radio (and here online), and see them on WMHT-TV.

Jim played a few cool tunes for us in this session, "Hold On (A Father's Lament)," "Going Up to Saratoga," and "Handle the Truth."

Kris Angelis
Artist

If Kris Angelis looks familiar, it could be because you've seen her - or her twin sister - acting on TV or in the movies.  Kris grew up making the world her stage.  She's creating some very memorable moments on social media with her regular live streams, and in the interview tells me of her nerd fascination with board games, and a few other cool things.

Dominick Campana
Artist

Anyone who's been around the Local 518 music scene for some time knows the name Dominick Campana.  From bands and doing sound, to helping organizations with their sound reinforcement needs, Dominick has been rockin' our area for a few decades.  

Magnolia Boulevard
Artist

What a righteous time to be alive / right here with one another,” sings Magnolia Boulevard’s Maggie Noelle roughly a minute into the joyous and jaunty “Ride.” The words are ostensibly about a budding relationship between two individuals, but Noelle could just as easily be referencing the singular and special connection that exists between her and her Magnolia Boulevard band mates—guitarist Gregg Erwin, drummer Todd Copeland, keyboardist Ryan Allen and bassist John Roberts—or, as likely, t

Conor Walsh
Artist

Like many musicians during this time of quarantine and social distancing, Local 518 singer/songwriter Conor Walsh has been using his time to hone his craft.  The recent College of St. Rose grad recently released a new EP, "Show Them What You Got" and spearheaded "St.

Terra Spencer at Home
Artist

Terra Spencer felt the need to stay connected to her fanbase while in isolation in Nova Scotia. She may not have been the first, and certainly not the only one to switch over to "livestream" activity to try to replace the live concert setting, but she sure went at least one step further. Her weekly hang with her fans became "Blanket Fort Tonight."

Learn about her story, her new song "Raining On a Saturday," and more.

Fab the Duo at Home
WEXT

They bill themselves as the modern day Sonny and Cher (but they say they are both Cher).

Greg and Brendan met on Tinder, and found a common thread in their lives that was in music.  Their friendship and love blossomed as they formed a band - Fab the Duo.

Learn their story and about their love of music, and all about their new EP, "Our Love is Resistance."

Rachel Ana Dobken
Artist

When I first heard Rachel Ana Dobken's album, "When It Happens To You," I knew I had to find a way - even in a pandemic - to have a conversation with her.  Her music is fascinating. Her story, while only getting started, is also fascinating.

In the Valley
Artist

Husband and wife Local 518 duo, In The Valley, Katie and James met at Houghton College in western New York. They found common ground in music and began a friendship that would result in love and marriage. We hear about their story of how they met, and about their songs.

So far, the songs we've heard from In the Valley have us craving more.

Aubrie Sellers
Artist

Aubrie Sellers grew up around country music, daughter of two famed country stars - Lee Ann Womack and Jason Sellers.

While stuck at home, and not able to be out on tour promoting her new album, "Far From Home, she took a few moments to talk about her new record, and tell us about how her family has been making masks and other things to help out the community.  And we discuss "garage country," the genre Aubrie has brilliantlly created to help her stand out in the crowded field.

Alice Howe
Artist

We met Alice Howe at a Folk music conference.  We were immediately swept up by her amazing voice and songs.  Plus, she introduced us to the amazing bass player, Freebo, who played with Bonnie Raitt back in the day.

Here new full-length record is "Visions." We discuss that, music, Freebo, and making a cool video.

Waitress
Artist

The Albany band Waitress, Juliana, Gabe and Kyle met in college.  They formed the band and were just about a happening thing as the pandemic started.  We met them at the "virtual" Tulip Fest, and we were smitten.

Hear their story. Hear their songs. Check them out.

Roger Street Friedman
Artist

Roger Street Friedman played music as a young man. Life took him on a bit of a detour, but music drew him back. Roger was in his 50's when he first released his own music, a second act as it were.  He caught the attention of Larry Campbell who said he loved Roger's songs.  Larry and Roger agreed to work together someday. Roger wasn't sure that would actually happen.  And then... it did.

Hear about Roger's latest album, "Rise," produced by Larry Campbell. 

William Prince
Artist

William Prince grew up around music. His father always had a guitar laying around. His father, his grandfather, they were both musicians - preachers who sang from the pulpit. His mother and sister both sang.

We learn about how William found his voice, and about his amazing songs. His new album is "Reliever." Winning Juno Awards (the Canadian Grammy) hasn't filled his head with ego. You'll find him both humble and humbling.

Courtney Marie Andrews
Artist

Arizona singer-songwriter, Courtney Marie Andrews has captured our hearts with her new album, "Old Flowers."  We hear all about how the album came to be, and about some of the characters in Courtney's life growing up.

The Jayhawks
Artist

On coming up with a name for their 11th album, The Jayhawks' keyboardist Karen Grotberg recalls, "Everybody had been brainstorming. We looked throuh people's lyrics trying to find something.  Finally Gary (Louris) just threw out a bunch of stuff in an email and one of them was 'XOXO' and I said, 'Hey, go for that'!" Boom! Done!

Marc Delgado
Artist

We've been getting to know Marc Delgado for a few years. He moved here from California. He and his wife started a family and put down roots in the Woodstock area.

Marc's latest album, as he says, is aiming to be a bit more "cheerful," or at least "less dark."  The album he's working on is "Wildwood Road." His IndieGogo campaign is in full swing. The campaign ends on July 11th.  You can find more information about it at his website.

The White Buffalo
Artist

“At a show in Sacramento, in the space of five minutes, three people came up to me with life-changing stories. They told me how my music had helped them to deal with the loss of people close to them…”
The White Buffalo is about engagement. The White Buffalo makes people laugh and cry. The White Buffalo is truth and wild imagination working together.

Indigo Girls
Artist

ON THEIR 16TH STUDIO ALBUM,

Alex Hitrick
Artist

Local 518 singer, songwriter, pianist, producer, arranger and future educator, Alex Hitrick just graduated from The College of Saint Rose. He also wrote, recorded and released his debut album Apple Trees - all amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Chuck Prophet
Lauren Tabek

San Francisco rocker Chuck Prophet has been making music for decades. He pioneered psychedelic Americana with the band Green on Red in the 80s, before going solo in 1990.  His latest record, The Land That Time Forgot is a "21st Century Exorcism" from Silicon Valley to the White House.

SIRSY
Artist

We catch up with Mel & Rich of Local 518 band SIRSY during week 11 of quarantine to see how they're holding up.

It's a big weekend! Friday (5/29), the duo make a televised appearance on Fox 26 in Fresno, California at 11am.  Watch HERE

Alexa Rose at Home
WEXT

"Medicine for Living" had its origins in a road trip to California. Alexa Rose was driving, and listening to an old Gospel Radio show.  The song came to her.  We learn about how songs come to her, and she plays a few for us, too.

And if you get down to North Carolina, swing by Black Mountain Doughnut Factory.  Check out the doughnuts Alexa and her husband make!

Steve Earle & The Dukes
Artist

"I love theater.  That's what I do is baseball and theater.  Those are the two things I spend money on.  I get to hear plenty of rock and roll.  I see my friends play at festivals and stuff, but I don't go out to see music much in New York.  I go to see plays and musicals and I go to see the New York Yankees play baseball."  

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