Battenkill Runs Through It River Festival
Battenkill Conservancy

Make A Splash This Memorial Day Weekend!

Leap into summer Saturday, May 26th at the Battenkill Conservancy 's 8th Annual Battenkill Runs Through It River Festival! Join us for this FREE , family-friendly event beginning at noon for canoe and kayak rides, fly fishing demonstrations, the River Watch Discovery Program's popular "bug table," a scavenger hunt and more! Plus delicious food from the Salem Boy Scouts chicken BBQ and local restaurants, AND live music performances from Local 518'ers George Wilson with Mitch Throop & Alan...

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Kim Richey
WEXT

Kim Richey loves to write songs. She does it all the time. She also loves to work with other songwriters. She did a lot of that on her latest album, "Edgeland." In fact, eleven of the twelve songs were cowritten with some of her friends.  Many of those friends also play on her latest album.

Kim plays songs from "Edgeland" and talks about the collaborative process - Live @ EXT.

Blind Crow
WEXT

An acoustic string band from upstate New York, Blind Crow plays bluegrass, folk, 'dawg' music, and interesting rarities. Ryan, Eric, Tim and Jeff dropped by to play a few songs and promote their album, "Forgo the Balance."

We look forward to being with them at Tulip Fest in May.

Jackie Bristow
WEXT

New Zealand native, Jackie Bristow began her professional singing career with her sister. The Bristow Sisters spent a decade traveling and singing together.  While her sister went off to a day job, Jackie struck out for Australia and then the United States.

Hear her sing songs from "Shot of Gold" and the great song "Freedom" in her Live @ EXT session.

If you missed Andy Gregory's Local 518 Show, hear it online.

Meet the Guys Behind "The Brothers"

Apr 18, 2018
Michael Rivest, Earl Thorpe, & Persell McDowell
WEXT

Michael Rivest, who writes for the TU and does a ton of great things in the community, talked with a couple of friends - Earl Thorpe (who currently sings with The Heavenly Echoes) and Persell McDowell. The two were at the core foundation of "The Brothers," a Civil Rights, activist group formed in Albany in the mid-1960s. Hear about that, and Earl's earlier group The Fidelity's, a doo wop group from the late 50's.

The Garcia Project
Artist

Saturday, April 21

The Cohoes Music Hall

The Garcia Project’s performances are recreations of full, classic Jerry Garcia Band set lists from 1976-1995. More than just a Jerry Garcia Band Tribute Band or Jerry Garcia Cover Band, using thoughtful arrangements and the proper instrumentation and feel, The Garcia Project faithfully channels and projects the feelings, emotions and music that propelled the Jerry Garcia Band and their fans through the years.

Chappaquiddick
Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures

What really happened? Jay Bobbin reviews the fact-inspired, Kennedy-family-related drama movie "Chappaquiddick."

Gov't Mule at The Palace / Agency

Go see Gov't Mule when they return to the Palace Theatre to celebrate the new album, "Revolution Come... Revolution Go."

April 26
Gov't Mule wsg Black Stone Cherry

See details at The Palace website.

Each Thursday night at 1130p and Saturday at 630p, listen to Andy's Local 518 Show.  Miss it? Wanna hear it again?  It's right here.

Albert Cummings
WEXT

B.B. King dubbed  Albert Cummings "a great guitarist."  Cummings writes, plays and sings the blues like nobody else.  He's played with blues legends B.B. King, Johnny Winter, and Buddy Guy.  

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