Live at EXT

Friday, 12n

Here’s the schedule of the upcoming Live @ EXT shows (Friday at 12n). Each Friday, we bring you live, intimate, often acoustic sets with interviews with some of your favorite musicians – rising stars, and established artists alike.

3/24 - no session

3/31 - Marie Danielle

4/7 - Stone Senate

4/14 - Edison

4/21 - Tommy Castro (playing at The Upper Room in Albany on 4/26)

4/28 - KT Tunstall

5/5 - Matthew Wolcott

5/12 - Sean Rowe

Francesca Blanchard
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Vermont singer-songwriter, Francesca Blanchard dropped by to play songs from and talk about her album "Deux Visions." It's a bilingual album from this young French-born singer. She talks about how music became her calling and how the songs came to be.

Dallas singer-songwriter, Matthew Wolcott dropped by to play songs from and talk about his EP "Western Lights."  Soon you can see videos from his session below the full audio of the session. Also see his official video for the song "Western Lights," too.

Pandafan
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The trio from Long Island known as Pandafan dropped by to play some new songs for us, and to talk about their new single called "Selkie's Song."

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.

Stone Senate
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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.

Melissa Greener
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Melissa Greener is a singer-songwriter originally from Detroit. She makes her home in Nashville these days. She got her start singing songs she heard on the radio, and mimicking her mom who would sing around the house.  Her latest album is "Transistor Corazon." She's working on new material for an album to come out perhaps in 2018.  Learn more about Melissa at her website.

Bobby Bazini
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French-Canadian singer-songwriter, Bobby Bazini stopped by to play songs from and chat about his new album, "Summer Is Gone."  We talked with him about his growing up in rural Quebec, writing songs, and more.

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Though perhaps technically a singer-songwriter, Ian Fitzgerald prefers the term 'folk singer,' as it more accurately describes the tradition in which his music is rooted. From early twentieth century field recordings through Hank Williams, Bob Dylan, Gillian Welch, and hundreds of artists in between, Ian has been influenced by one of the sturdiest strains of American music. 

Hear Ian play songs from his new album, "You Won't Even Know I'm Gone" and chat with Dave Michaels Live@EXT:

Craig Finn
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Craig Finn of The Hold Steady is out on a tour of people's living rooms. On his way through town, he stopped by to play songs and talk up his new album, "We All Want the Same Things."

Visit Craig's website to see about his living room tour, and to find out more about the new album and all things Craig Finn.

Chuck Prophet
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Chuck Prophet dropped by to play songs and talk about his new album, "Bobby Fuller Died for Your Sins."  We'll post the full session after it airs, but for now - enjoy the videos of the songs.

And make sure you see what Chuck is up to as he is out and about promoting the record.  Visit his website.

Dan Layus
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Augustana front man, Dan Layus has embarked upon a solo career with songs and a new album called "Dangerous Things."  He dropped by to play a few songs. Here are the videos.

Enjoy the session as Dan talks about Augustana, going solo, writing songs and more  


The Howlin' Brothers at The Low Beat
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Monday, December 19th, catch our friends The Howlin' Brothers at The Low Beat. It's gonna be a hot one for sure!

The Howlin' Brothers
December 19th
The Low Beat, 335 Central Avenue, Albany

To remember how awesome they are, catch their last session with us below - a live radio event from 2014.  Plus, get ready for a new session featuring new songs from a forthcoming album - on the radio just after 530p on 12/19. 

Peter Case
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Peter Case dropped by ahead of a great show at The Low Beat in October.  He played a few songs from his new album, "HWY 62."  Thanks for rockin' with us Peter.

Sawyer Fredericks
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What a pleasure it was to have Sawyer Fredericks in the studio! The winner of the 8th season of NBC's The Voice proves yet again that he is wise beyond his years. 

"From his song 'Red Memories,' to our conversation about his song 'Not Coming Home,' Sawyer Fredericks never ceases to amaze me. The future is so bright for this local 518'er, he might need some shades to go along with that iconic hat of his!"

Videos are below the audio player.  In the session, he plays "Red Memories," "Not Coming Home," and "A Good Storm."

Kelly Paige
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NYC singer-songwriter, Kelly Paige has a voice that will knock your socks off.  Hear about her and listen to her sing in this session we recorded recently.  Visit Kelly's website for more information.

Live @ EXT: LOLO

Nov 4, 2016
LOLO
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Lauren Pritchard, aka LOLO dropped by to sing some songs and talk about her new album, "In Loving Memory of When I Gave a Sh@#!"

See her in action in the three videos of the songs she sang that day.  Hear the full session below the videos.

Kaia Kater
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Kaia Kater's new album is "Nine Pin." In this session, she plays a few songs, talks about how old-time music became a part of her life, and more. Hear the session below, and below that see the songs in video form.

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Tommy Castro & The Painkillers recently stopped by on their way through town touring.  The guys ripped through three exciting songs and hung with Dave Michaels.  Tommy talked about his earliest memories of watching his older brother play in a band in their basement which sparked his own passion to play guitar.  Influenced by the great blues, R&B and rock 'n' roll artists of the 60's, Tommy set off on a lifelong musical journey that has taken him from local stages to national and international touring. 

The Batture Boys
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Tommy Malone of the Subdudes and Ray Ganucheau of Continental Drifters have joined forces as The Batture Boys. They dropped by to play a few songs, including a brand new one that hasn't been released as of this posting.

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

The Small Glories
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The Winnipeg, Manitoba duo the Small Glories stopped by to play a few songs and talk about their new album "Wondrous Traveler."  This session first aired on WEXT on July 8th.

JD Simo
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Blues rock guitarist, JD Simo slipped out of his rockin' trio to play an acoustic set at WEXT before he headed down to play at The Hangar.

Mo Kenney Live at EXT

Apr 21, 2016
Mo Kenney Live at EXT
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Nova Scotia singer-songwriter, Mo Kenney dropped by the day after her show at Caffe Lena to promote her new album, "In My Dreams." This is one rising star we are very excited to have discovered.  Let us know what your thoughts are, too.  Catch Mo Kenney on Live @ EXT on Friday, April 29 at 12n.

firekid Live @ EXT

Apr 20, 2016
firekid at WEXT
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firekid is Dillon Hodges. Dillon learned to play guitar from his neighbor.  His neighbor said he couldn't teach him how to play the pop rock music in the books he brought. He said "I'm a bluegrass musician. That's what I can teach you."  In Athens, AL, there isn't much call for bluegrass music, but Dillon learned.  And then he went on to win a national flatpick guitar contest in Oklahoma at a festival. 

Connect with firekid on Facebook here.

The Record Company
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The Los Angeles trio, The Record Company came to Albany February 5th, 2016.  While they were in town for a show, they stopped by to play a few songs in an acoustic setting.