Maryanne Rappaport
Maryanne Rappaport

Art In The Park, Part Two

Art in the Park is two separate days of fine art in Saratoga Springs' historic downtown Congress Park, curated and presented by Saratoga Arts. Each exhibition features artists from the greater Saratoga and Capital regions, displaying and selling their original two- and three-dimensional creations and personally-designed and crafted functional art in a beautiful park setting. Artists will be on hand to discuss their drawing, painting, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, photography, print-making,...
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John Hall at WEXT

John Hall of the band Orleans stopped by to talk with us about his book "Still the One: A Rock N Roll Journey to Congress and Back." He also played a few songs for us. Visit his Facebook page for more information.

Below the videos of the songs is the session is the full session audio.


A ride worth taking anew? Jay Bobbin reviews the remake of "Ben-Hur."

Freshgrass Festival

Freshgrass, a three-day festival of bluegrass and roots music at Mass MoCA in North Adams, MA, featuring 50 bands, including Old Crow Medicine Show, Glen Hansard, Rosanne Cash, Ricky Skaggs, The Devil Makes Three, and more.  September 16-18.  Enjoy Bershire mountain food and spirits, art and camping.

Information and tickets at, or

Blackberry Smoke

September 10th - Upstate Concert Hall

Blackberry Smoke has evolved from rough edged club act to arena ready rock 'n' roll juggernauts, while steadily extending and expanding the Southern rock tradition. Since the group’s formation in 2000, the band has never shied away from hard work, playing more than 250 shows a year and building an ever expanding audience on the strength of its live shows.

David Gans

Guthrie Bell presents Grateful Dead hour host, author and performer David Gans, at the Hollow with Dead Knot on September 7th, 79 South Pearl Street, Albany. Book signing at 7, performance at 8.

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Newport Folk Festival

Details are starting to come through for our special annual Labor Day revisit to The Fort by The Bay. 

Here is the line up for the day (check back for updates):

9:00a - Joan Shelley


10:00a - River Whyless 

11:00a - Ryan Adams


12:00n - Violent Femmes


1:00p - Ruby Amanfu


2:00p - Julien Baker


3:00p - Elvis Costello


4:04p - Margo Price


5:00p - St. Paul & The Broken Bones


6:00p - Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

Hard Working Americans On World Cafe

Aug 26, 2016

Todd Snider has proven himself an agile (and very funny) solo performer, but in 2013 he decided he wanted to start performing in a band. So, he persuaded some friends, including bassist Dave Schools of Widespread Panic and guitarist Neal Casal of Ryan Adams' backing band The Cardinals, to form Hard Working Americans. (Snider jokes that he no longer even has to bring a guitar to gigs.)

Blake Christiana of the band Yarn is a hometown boy from Schenectady, and we were lucky enough to catch up with him about the new album, "This Is The Year" when he and his family were home on vacation.

Johnny Morse

Join Andy Gregory tonight at 11pm (and Saturday at 6pm) for the Local518 ‪‎Show. There's music by Coupons, Angels on the Fourth, Moriah Formica, Steven Candlen, Rhiannon's Lark, and Andrew Wheeler.  PLUS, the ‎Attic Classic is the title track from Cohoes Wall of Famer The John Morse Band's only studio album.  

The show is followed by a 518 Session from Yankee Holler.


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World Cafe Next: Julia Jacklin

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Julia Jacklin's debut album, Don't Let The Kids Win, showcases the lyrical density of her songs. The Australian singer-songwriter treats her music as an outlet for emotions that weren't discussed much in her family as she was growing up — she finds it easier to deal with those personal stories by putting them into songs. Jacklin, who's 25, has said Don't Let The Kids Win captures her nostalgia for the ambition she had when she was younger. Hear two songs at the audio link above.

Dusk is Ultimate Painting's third album in three years, but the London duo still sounds like it takes time to get moving. The guitars of Jack Cooper (Mazes) and James Hoare (Veronica Falls) loop in and out of each other like rubber bands, taut one moment and wobbly the next. Where past records crossed Velvet Underground's third album with a paradoxically easygoing motorik beat, Dusk expands the duo's pop sensibilities, finding tension in quiet melodies.

Wilco's latest song is the Beatles-inspired "Someone To Lose," both a woozy acoustic strummer and a fiery rock song with a playful melody. Partly a reflection on past mistakes in romance and relationships, "Someone To Lose" perfectly captures the almost comical cluelessness we sometimes experience as we fumble our way through life and love. "Wouldn't you know it," sings frontman Jeff Tweedy. "I keep rollin' considerin' no one... ...I'm so confused, I can't lose."

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