Meet Stephen Clair. He's got a Ray Davies-like vocal delivery and mountains of songwriting credits. A one-time Albany resident, Clair now based in Beacon, is the guiding force behind the Beacon Music Factory, which teaches music to kids and adults.
Stephen Clair dropped by WEXT, chatted with Dave Michaels and played some songs.
Mary Gauthier has released "Rifles and Rosary Beads." It's an album full of songs she's written with soldiers as part of the Songwriting With: Soldiers project. Mary Gauthier is one of the key songwriters for Songwriting With. She brought along Mary Judd, one of the co-founders.
On the day many in the Capital Region will celebrate the arts on social media with the #518Day tag, The Egg presents an event featuring the art of songwriting. The annual local music showcase 518 SONGFEST returns on 518 Day to the Swyer Theater at The Egg, May 18 at 7:00pm.