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Beth Bombara
Nate Burrell

Beth Bombara's "Map and No Direction" comes out on March 3rd. We've enjoyed discovering her new song "When I Woke" with you. Now, thanks to Beth, you can listen to the whole album here.

The Colorado trio known as Edison dropped by to talk about and play songs from their new album, "Familiar Spirit."  Be looking back for the full session audio, soon.

An Iliad at Capital Rep
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Capital Repertory Theater presents An Iliad: The Poet’s tale of the Trojan War, told with humor, pathos and vision. Accompanied by cellist Kathleen Bowman. March 10-April 2. Tickets at the rep or proctor’s box office. Or their website

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St. Paul & the Broken Bones
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Thanks to Adam in Saratoga, WEXT has its hands on a pair of front row seats to the SOLD OUT St. Paul & the Broken Bones show on Sunday, March 5th.  Would you like to win that pair of front row seats?  Here's what you need to do.

Stone Senate
WEXT

With many comparisons to The Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd, Stone Senate from Nashville are a rock band with many influences.  Check them out here in an acoustic setting, but do make sure you listen to their record as they do rock!  The full session audio is below the videos.

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Timothy B. Schmit, the groundbreaking vocalist, songwriter and bass player from legendary rock groups Eagles and Poco just released a new 12-track solo album titled, "Leap of Faith"Hear the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer talk to Dave Michaels about his storied four-decade long career.

Local 518 Show (1617)

Feb 23, 2017
Rick Bedrosian
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Is spring in the air yet? Think warm thoughts as you listen to The Local 518 Show, hosted by Andy Gregory, at 11pm (and Saturday at 6pm). Feel warm and tingly with great songs by The Sea The Sea, Sean Rowe, Micah Scott, John Rice, Josh Casano, and the Penny Knight Band.

Jim Gaudet at WEXT
WEXT

Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys dropped by to play a few songs from their latest album, "When It Rains."  They'll be at Caffe Lena on Friday, February 24th, and will be traversing the country for festivals and such starting in the spring (remember that?) through this summer.

Hear the session.

MaryLeigh Roohan w/Jen Trani
WEXT

Local 518 MaryLeigh Roohan dropped by to share some new songs she's been working on with guitarist, songwriter Jen Trani from LA. The two met while out on two separate tours that bumped into each other one night. Friends and a songwriting team were made. Come back soon to hear the full session which airs on WEXT Thursday, February 23 at 1130p, and Saturday, February 25 at 630p.

518 Songfest
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The local music showcase 518 Songfest returns to the Swyer Theater at The Egg, April 1 2017, at 7:00pm. Songfest is a unique live concert experience, in that the artists get to perform their songs, as well as talk a bit about their music and experiences as creators and musicians.  Featured this year is Sawyer Fredericks, winner of Season 8 of NBC’s The Voice. Other artists involved are 518 songwriters Girl Blue and The Sea The Sea, along with Sandy McKnight and special guest John Davidson.

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