First Listen: Various Artists, 'Quiero Creedence'

Creedence Clearwater Revival sometimes sounded like a damned good Latin band. The group often nailed the slightly mambo-esque R&B groove that Ray Charles and countless blues bands used to sultry effect. Think "Born On The Bayou" or "Run Through The Jungle," or even the Cuban bolero feel of "Who'll Stop The Rain."So a few years ago, when producer Juan Manuel Caipo told me about an idea he'd had about remaking CCR songs with Latin Alternative artists, I thought, "Hmm, I can hear that." Quiero...
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Creedence Clearwater Revival sometimes sounded like a damned good Latin band. The group often nailed the slightly mambo-esque R&B groove that Ray Charles and countless blues bands used to sultry effect. Think "Born On The Bayou" or "Run Through The Jungle," or even the Cuban bolero feel of "Who'll Stop The Rain."

Josh Ritter at WEXT
WEXT

Josh Ritter came to play The Egg on Friday, July 22nd, 2016. Just before he headed down for soundcheck, he stopped by to play a few songs from his amazing 8th album, "Sermon on the Rocks." (video captured by Dominick Figliomeni).

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The Felice Brothers at WEXT
WEXT

The Felice Brothers dropped by to promote their new album, "Life in the Dark," by playing a few songs in the studio for us.  Check it out.

Yarnapalooza
Agency

Sunday August 28th at 3 pm join Yarn for a "Ring of Hope" benefit concert at Centre Street Pub in Schenectady with opener Strait Up. It's Yarnapalooza!  Tickets available online in advance, and at the door. 

Darlene
Agency

The 2016 Duck Derby and Back2School Fest with Capital Region Sponsor A Scholar is coming to scenic Washington Park in the heart of Albany on Saturday, September 17th at 10am. There will be an exciting duck race, live music, a mini-college fair, family-friendly activities, delicious food and more. Don't miss it!

Woodstock-based singer-songwriter, Rachael Yamagata returns with new music this fall.  Her album "Tightrope Walker" comes out September 23.  Check out her new song: "Nobody."

Diversion Factor
Artist

Join Andy Gregory tonight at 11pm (and Saturday at 6pm) for the Local 518 ‪‎Show‬. There's music by Andrew James Mirabile, The Kindness, Hammer Hawk, Better By Morning, Callout Culture, and Complicated Shirt. PLUS an ‎Attic Classic‬ from Diversion Factor's 'Scenario 6' album. It's a cool album; even cooler is it features cover design and illustrations by Albany cartoonist Raoul Vezina, well known for his "Smilin' Ed" series.

Remembering Garry Marshall

Jul 20, 2016

Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti looks back at the career of the beloved producer, director and actor Garry Marshall, who died on Tuesday.

“He had this ability to sort of combine really funny comedy with really heart-felt emotional moments, and that was the one thing, the one thread  that I think kind of wound through all the stuff he did” says Eric Deggans, NPR’s TV critic. 

Listen to our full interview with Eric Deggans remembering Garry Marshall.

Robert Elllis On World Cafe

Jul 20, 2016

Singer-songwriter Robert Ellis released his self-titled fourth album earlier this year. A gorgeous, stylistically diverse roots-country record whose songs are made more real by the human characters in his lyrics, the album was chosen by the NPR Music staff as one of 2016's best so far.

Dylan LeBlanc
WEXT

WEXT hosted a session with Shreveport, LA's Dylan LeBlanc as he tours promoting his new album, "Cautionary Tale."

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Creedence Clearwater Revival sometimes sounded like a damned good Latin band. The group often nailed the slightly mambo-esque R&B groove that Ray Charles and countless blues bands used to sultry effect. Think "Born On The Bayou" or "Run Through The Jungle," or even the Cuban bolero feel of "Who'll Stop The Rain."

Louisville, Ky., singer, songwriter and guitarist Joan Shelley crafts lovely, sun-washed folk songs that she performs with gentle intensity. Her voice has the ineffable quality of being at once familiar and entirely fresh.

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