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Brandi Carlile

WEXT Presents Brandi Carlile at The Palace Theatre

Brandi Carlile at The Palace May 23

Saturday, May 23
The Palace Theatre
7pm doors * 8pm show


Tickets on sale Friday, February 27 at 10am at Ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster charge by phone (800) 745-3000, all Ticketmaster Retail locations and The Palace box office 518-465-4663.  Keep reading to check out videos of Brandi Carlile and opening act Anderson East.

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Lewis and Leigh

Across The Pond: Lewis and Leigh

Lewis and Leigh

The roots of Lewis & Leigh stretch from the Deep South all the way over to the Welsh coast. Drawing on the rich heritage of these two musical hotbeds, Al Lewis and Alva Leigh create a unique blend of Celtic folk and Americana.

Though they hail from Wales and Mississippi respectively, it was through their Nashville connections that Al Lewis and Alva Leigh met.

Keep reading to view the video for “Rubble” and to download the special free track the duo have given for  you to grab.

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The Battenkill Runs Through It

The Battenkill Runs Through It Festival

The Battenkill Runs Through It

The Battenkill Runs Through It
Fifth Annual
Beach, Music & Food Festival

 Saturday, May 30, 2015

Noon  – 6:00 PM

Greenwich Town Beach, Greenwich, New York

Battenkill Conservancy is ready to host the fifth annual beach, music & food festival on Saturday, May 30, 2015.  The festival kicks off the summer season on the banks of the Battenkill at the Greenwich Town Beach, just north of the village on Route 29.  Keep reading for more – including the great Local 518 music line-up, and more!

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Riverlink Concerts

Riverlink Summer Concerts

Riverlink Concerts

Riverlink Park, Downtown Amsterdam
Saturdays at 7….Free, rain or shine

July 4 Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez
Rock & soul from SNL’s Beehive Queen

July 11 Hot Club of Saratoga
Capital Region’s premiere gypsy swing quintet

July 18 Tony’s Polka Band
High octane POLKA

July 25 Jocelyn Arndt
Imploring style with elements of blues, indie-rock, and jazz

Aug. 1 Triskele
Traditional, original and modern Celtic

Aug. 8 Roosevelt Dime
Part rollicking blues, part Dixieland

Aug. 15 Matuto
Bluegrass meets Brazil

Aug.22 Toby Walker
Fingerstyle guitar wizard

Aug.29 the Twangbusters
Boogie, Blues & Bop with plenty of twang

Presented by the Amsterdam Waterfront Foundation and the City of Amsterdam. Visit the website for more information.

Music On Main

Music on Main in Canajoharie


Music On Main

Six FREE concerts on Tuesday evenings, beginning at 7PM, and held in July and August. Music On Main is on the lawn of the NBT Bank, across from Canajoharie’s famed “Dummy Light” on State Route 10, a block south of Rte 5S.  (In inclement weather, the show goes on, indoors at the Arkell Performing Arts Center at the High School. Watch for the signs.)

Keep reading for the schedule.

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The Blues 100

Muddy Waters

Thanks to all our supporters, and thanks for the great feedback during our #BluesWeek. We are glad you enjoyed it as much as we did. Our fund raiser week was finished off with a play back of The Blues 100.

Here’s a link to the PDF for your very own.

It’s not too late to help out, make your contribution here, or call 1.800.272.6492. Thank you!

The Figgs: Forever

The Figgs: Forever

The Figgs

Join us for The Figgs: Forevera celebration of the Capital Region’s biggest rock & roll export of the past twenty five years. Recorded during The Figgs‘ recent west coast tour, The Figgs visited Josh Norek in sunny California for a one hour radio special. In this WEXT exclusive program, The Figgs take us through their musical history, including 12 albums and career milestones including serving as the backing band for Graham Parker, performing on the Jon Stewart Show, and landing music in a Lexus commercial. Not bad for a couple of lads from Saratoga!

With the release of their new album, “Other Planes of Here,” we thought it was about time to honor the Local 518’s rock and roll heroes with their own radio program. It’s time for The Figgs: Forever.  Read on for more on this special excursion into all things Figgs.

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Sandy Beaches Cruise

Sandy Beaches Conversations

Sandy Beaches Cruise

Sandy Beaches Conversations

KTG Talks With Some of Our Favorite Artists

In January, KTG went on a cruise. It wasn’t all just fun and sun. It was filled with music and some genuinely unique conversations with some of our favorite artists. You can now listen to these conversations on demand as you wish.

Hear her converse with Band Of Heathens, Marcia Ball, Mingo Fishtrap and Paul Thorn, who were all in attendance and played some great shows on the Sandy Beaches Cruise. Keep reading to listen to these great conversations.

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Listen to WEXT on your phone!

We’ve just updated our iPhone App with some really great features, and it works on iPad, too!  Plus, a brand new Android App is here!!!

iTunes App

Want the iPhone app?  It’s FREE! Click the here.

Google Play

Want the Android app?  It’s FREE!  Click here.