Interview

Foxtrot & the Get Down
WEXT

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!
Artist

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.

Francesca Blanchard
WEXT

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.

Pandafan
WEXT

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
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.

Melissa Greener

Feb 10, 2017
Melissa Greener
Artist

Melissa Greener started her trek into music by singing along with the jazz songs she heard on WDET in Detroit. Self-taught on the guitar, she got the idea that music should be her path while teaching in China. 

Melissa is playing at The Cock N Bull in Galway on Sunday, February 12th. 

Hear her conversation with Chris Wienk here, and below check out a video performance. 

WEXT

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:

Taylor, Chapin and EVA
Agency

A collaborative effort spanning generations is how Nicole Z. of EVA describes the melding of Livingston Taylor, Tom Chapin and the three-part harmonies of EVA.  This special concert is coming to The Cohoes Music Hall on Saturday, January 28th. For more information about the show, visit the website.

Matt Flinner
Artist

Matt Flinner brings his trio to the area for shows at Wolf Hollow Brewing (2/8) and the Cock N Bull Restaurant (2/9).

Ahead of that, Chris Wienk talked with Matt all about music, how Matt first got going with the mandolin, and where his band falls in the spectrum of music styles.

 

Craig Finn
WEXT

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
WEXT

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.

Darlingside DJ their own show on WEXT
Tabitha Clancy

*** New airing scheduled for 8pm on Monday, December 26th. 

It's been a while, but we love it when artists share with us some of the music that they love to listen to.  Join us for WEXT Goes to The Bands, tonight at 7pm.

Last night, we were treated to a great show with Darlingside at The Egg. We loved it! We cannot wait to see them come back again soon!  On their way out of town today, they stopped by to take over WEXT. Hear the results tonight at 7pm.  

Peter Case
WEXT

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.

AJ Croce and Chris Wienk
WEXT

AJ Croce plays at The Troy Savings Music Hall tonight. If you missed the conversation with Chris Wienk, catch it here.

Thanks for your support!

 

Glide Magazine

“I took it a stage further; a really sort of heavy, authentic blues band and like everything else, you add to what went before.   I always looked to The Stones, people like that, they came before me and of course they were the beginnings of that whole thing in England.  I certainly kicked that ball along.”

Live @ EXT: LOLO

Nov 4, 2016
LOLO
WEXT

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.

Boo Ray
WEXT

Meet Boo Ray, a singer-songwriter from the hills of Western North Carolina.  He splits his time between Nashville, Athens, GA and Los Angeles (when not on tour).  On his way through the northeast, Boo and his band stopped by. They broke it down in a near string-band style for us.  Check them out!

Kaia Kater
WEXT

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.

Chris Wienk & Leigh Gibson
Tabitha

Chris Wienk talks Leigh Gibson about The Gibson Brothers show at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall this Saturday, the family farm, Levon and The Band, a new album coming in January, and more.  

Livingston Taylor
Artist

Ahead of his show at the Massry Center, Livingston Taylor spent a few minutes on the phone with Joyce Jackey.  They talked about music, teaching, advice he'd give musicians starting out on their path, and more.

Enter to win tickets through our website.

Luminous Crush
WEXT

Laura Molinelli and Ben Campbell stopped by to play a few songs from the new album by Luminous Crush called "Lumina," and a couple songs from the forthcoming recording The Bondville Boys will be doing (both are members of both bands).

Have a listen to the session here.

Thomas Lieven

Twin guitars! 

Thin Lizzy!

Jimmy Page and the Spirit lawsuit! 

British rockers Wishbone Ash are one of the major innovators of the harmony twin lead guitar format; inspiring such bands as Thin Lizzy, Iron Maiden and Metallica.  

The Batture Boys
WEXT

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.

Freshgrass Festival
Agency

Chris Wienk speaks with Chris Wadsworth (producer of Freshgrass) and Jodi Joseph (MASS MoCA Director of Communications) about the 2016 Freshgrass Festival, which happens September 16th through 18th.

Blackberry Smoke
Artist

Chris Wienk talks with Charlie Starr of Blackberry Smoke. The band's new album, "Like An Arrow," is due out October 14th, and they'll be at Upstate Concert Hall on September 10th.

The Small Glories
WEXT

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.

Dust Bowl Faeries
WEXT

The amazing Ryder Cooley brought her band, Dust Bowl Faeries by the studio just ahead of their show at the Tang Museum on July 8th.  Enjoy a little dark, gothic folk.

Derek and Susan (2015)
Manuel Nauta

Dave Michaels talks music with Tedeschi Trucks Band guitarist Derek Trucks.

7Horse at WEXT
WEXT

See cool video performances from 7Horse in our studio.

Justin Hayward
Artist

Dave Michaels talks with the incredibly gifted and beloved voice of The Moody Blues;  who is performing solo at The Egg on Wednesday, May 18. 

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