The Tallest Man on Earth

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The Tallest Man on EarthSunday, July 3 • 7:30pm • $28, $32, $38Part of the Rhythm International Series The Tallest Man on Earth – AKA -Kristian Matsson – whose music is rooted in songwriting and a deep folk tradition, with creative wordplay and deft guitar work - performs with his band in support of his latest acclaimed recording “Dark Bird is Home.” Lady Lamb will open the show. WEXT is presenting “The Tallest Man on Earth” at The Egg on July 3It's a WEXT Birthday CelebrationContribute $60...
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I want to take a moment to remember and appreciate Bernie Worrell, the former keyboard star of Parliament-Funkadelic who is dying from cancer as I write this.

July 4th on WEXT

Jun 24, 2016
Day of the Dead

July 4th is a day we get to celebrate all that is great about America, and in WEXT's case, all that is great about American music.  Please join us from 10am to 4pm as we celebrate some of that great music.  And note at the bottom of this post that we have a three part special to air at 8pm on July 4, 5 and 6, too.

Starting at 10am, join us for a special behind the scenes look and listen to the incredible 59 track 6-CD compilation called "Day of the Dead."  The compilation was spearheaded by Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National.


We've been long time fans of this incredibly talented brother and sister duo from Fort Plain! 

We first caught a glimpse of their brilliance on stage during a Music on Mainstreet in Canajoharie event when they were fresh-faced teenagers!  Now upperclassmen at Harvard University, these sibling rockers continue to amaze us with their drive, determination and music! 

If Sara Watkins hadn't thrown a fistful of salad, toppled a pineapple and squished a deviled egg during the otherwise well-mannered, family-dinner-themed music video for "Move Me," a potent song from her new album Young In All The Wrong Ways, there probably wouldn't be any footage of her behaving badly. And to think that the 35-year-old fiddle player first stepped onto the national stage in her late teens.

Every songwriting class should include a section on managing metaphor. Those graceful figures so easily spin out of control. They can overstay their welcome, turning lyrics into Scrabble games and undermining the narrative impact an artist seeks. In the hands of a writer as gifted, compassionate and clear-headed as Lori McKenna, however, metaphors not only serve the human spirit of a song but become characters themselves, taking subtle emotional turns and serving not mere cleverness, but deeper truth.

The Avett Brothers

Friday, June 24, The Avett Brothers new album, "True Sadness," is released. It features the song "Ain't No Man."

Win a download of the album by sending an email. Click here

The Black Feathers

The Black Feathers are an award-winning duo from Gloucestershire in England. The perfectly paired voices of Ray Hughes and Sian Chandler intertwine effortlessly to create a sound combining elements of folk, roots, alt-country and Americana.

Friday, June 24, The Black Feathers play their songs at The Cock 'N Bull Restaurant in Galway

Brett Dennen On Mountain Stage

Jun 21, 2016

In the early 2000s, Northern California native Brett Dennen was a camp counselor in the Sierra Nevadas who played guitar, wrote songs and performed fireside. With a self-made album, Dennen began playing coffee shops along the West Coast and developed a strong following. He was soon championed by KCRW DJ Chris Douridas, who in 2004 described the singer as "the best unsigned artist of the year."

Over two decades and 11 studio albums, the Alabama-born, Georgia-bred band Drive-By Truckers has crafted a multifaceted vision of a stubborn, changing South, decimating stereotypes by excavating the truths from which those myths had sprung. The Truckers' sound has always been an equal mix of punk and Muscle Shoals, freshly inked graffiti and used-car exhaust; over the years, its messages have grown both more refined and thicker with meaning, more historically informed, more urgent.

Ben Harper at Ommegang

Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals

wsg Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

Brewery Ommegang
656 Co Hwy 33, Cooperstown, NY

Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 5:00pm EDT

Ben Harper
Jason Mozersky
Jason Yates
Juan Nelson
Leon Mobley
Oliver Charles


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Keyboardist and composer Bernie Worrell, who helped shape the sound of the band Parliament-Funkadelic and influenced countless artists across a wide range of genres, died Friday at 72.

Worrell announced earlier this year that he had been diagnosed with late-stage lung cancer.

Neil Young On World Cafe

Jun 24, 2016

Every time Neil Young joins World Cafe, he seems to have a different project he's excited about — and it's not always a new album. He's been telling us about his PONO digital music player and download service for a while, and he returns to that topic in today's conversation.

Musician and composer Frank Zappa was a lot of things: biting satirist, ferocious critic of societal norms, outspoken defender of free speech. He saw himself as not only an entertainer, but also a serious composer. And he saw no contradiction in being all of these things at once, to the consternation and confusion of the many journalists who interviewed him.

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