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.

12/15 - no session, special programming

12/22 - no session, special programming

12/29 - Jess Malin

1/5 - Craig Stickland

1/12 - The Accidentals

1/19 - Eddie Berman

1/26 - Will Dailey

2/9 - The Big Takeover

Matthew Wolcott
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Dallas singer-songwriter Matthew Wolcott didn't take the usual route to becoming a professional musician. First he was a lawyer, but the music bug had bitten. He stopped his burgeoning law practice to follow his music passion.

Caitlin Canty
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Caitlin Canty made a tour stop at Caffe Lena on June 1st.  She stopped by to play a few songs, including a new - as yet unreleased - track that will hopefully be on the new album coming in 2018.

David Wax Museum
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David Wax Museum is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2017.  They debuted the same year WEXT did.  We have been big fans of David and Suz and the band for the whole time.  Before they headed over to The Linda to play a show as the "duo," like in the old days, David and Suz stopped by with their two children and played us these amazing songs. We talk about their most recent album and EP, and potential new music in our future.

See the videos below the session audio.

Dino Perrucci Photography

Scott began his music career in Wisconsin in the early ’90′s. He spent his teenage years attending Milwaukee’s prestigious High School of The Arts by day, while playing in clubs and touring by night. In the Fall of 2008, Scott joined the Gregg Allman Band as a touring guitarist, being hailed as “Gregg Allman’s secret weapon” by Glide magazine. Scott has developed a close musical relationship with Allman over the last 9 years and serves as Musical Director for the Gregg Allman Band.

Martin Sexton
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Syracuse native, and a veteran of playing the streets of Boston, Martin Sexton dropped by and talked a little about his experiences being on the ground with his transient, commuter audiences.  And he sang songs and talk about his album "Mixtape of the Open Road."

Dale and Ray
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Dale Watson and Ray Benson have known each other for decades.  The two Texas Troubadours have criss-crossed the country and each other's paths through the years. Both have thought that they should eventually sit down to make music together.  Well, they did! The result is the new album "Dale & Ray."

After they performed a show at The Egg, the two sat down in an early morning session with Chris Wienk.  Discussion ran the gamut from music, to their friendship, and of course the beloved tour bus.

The Suitcase Junket
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Matt Lorenz a.k.a. The Suitcase Junket  stopped by to play tunes from his Signature Sounds debut, Pile Driver. Matt played with his full set-up, bone box and all! He talked about the new record, the pros and cons of being a one man band, and why the world needs more righteous women.

Check out videos of the songs below the audio of the full session.

KT Tunstall
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Singer-songwriter, KT Tunstall stopped by to play a few songs and talk about her latest endeavor, "Kin."  Enjoy!

The Slocan Ramblers
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Join us as we discover a cool new bluegrass band from Toronto called The Slocan Ramblers.  Listen to their Live at EXT session that we recorded as they drove into the area to play a show at the Crandall Library in Glens Falls.

Aimee Mann & Chris Wienk
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Before her show at The Egg, Chris Wienk sat down with Aimee Mann to discuss her new album, "Mental Illness." We learn the true meaning of "Goose Snow Cone," too.

Check out Aimee's music and information at her website.

  

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Ryan Montbleau has been an acclaimed singer, songwriter, and bandleader for more than a decade, but with his new album I Was Just Leaving, the New England-based artist has truly arrived. Contemplative and richly emotive, the album offers a glimpse into the often-lonesome life of the relentlessly traveling troubadour, a strikingly single-minded existence too often clouded by the blur of constant motion.

Foxtrot & the Get Down
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They hopped in two SUV's and drove up from Philadelphia to play a few songs on the radio and talk about their new album, "Roots Too Deep."  Let us introduce you to Foxtrot & the Get Down.

Willie Nile album coming soon!
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Willie Nile
The Linda
April 21st

You heard right! Willie Nile is coming to town! He'll be at The Linda (339 Central Avenue, Albany) on Friday, April 21st.  For more details on the stop by their website.

Anti- Records

Our very good friend and acclaimed Local 518 singer-songwriter Sean Rowe dropped by to catch up and talk about his journey of recording a new album (NEW LORE out 4/8 on Anti- Records), what it means to be an independent artist and much, much more. 

Armed only with two amps, a pedal board, one weathered six-string guitar and his unmistakable baritone voice, Sean treated us to two new songs and a Leonard Cohen cover!   

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."  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."

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.

Listen: Sawyer Fredericks Live @ EXT

Nov 22, 2016
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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