Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural, Jr.
Agency

In Memoriam: Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural, Jr.

American musical legend Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural, Jr.—leader of the band Buckwheat Zydeco—died on September 24, 2016 of lung cancer at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette, Louisiana. The Grammy and Emmy winning artist was the preeminent ambassador of Louisiana zydeco music. NPR’s Weekend Edition called him "the go-to guy for zydeco music...a master of accordion and organ."
Buckwheat played with everyone from Eric Clapton and U2 to Robert Plant and The Boston Pops. The band performed at the closing ceremonies of the 1996 Summer Olympics and performed for President Clinton twice, celebrating both of his inaugurations. The band appeared on The Late Show With David Letterman, CNN, The Today Show, MTV, NBC News, CBS Morning News and many others. They were also invited to play the final episode of The Late Show With Jimmy Fallon.
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Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural, Jr.
Agency

American musical legend Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural, Jr.—leader of the band Buckwheat Zydeco—died on September 24, 2016 of lung cancer at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette, Louisiana. The Grammy and Emmy winning artist was the preeminent ambassador of Louisiana zydeco music. NPR’s Weekend Edition called him "the go-to guy for zydeco music...a master of accordion and organ." 
 

Buckwheat played with everyone from Eric Clapton and U2 to Robert Plant and The Boston Pops. The band performed at the closing ceremonies of the 1996 Summer Olympics and performed for President Clinton twice, celebrating both of his inaugurations. The band appeared on The Late Show With David Letterman, CNN, The Today Show, MTV, NBC News, CBS Morning News and many others.  They were also invited to play the final episode of The Late Show With Jimmy Fallon.

Simo
Artist

SIMO, a high energy Psychedelic Blues Rock trio, headed by JD Simo's combustible guitar and soulful vocals, return to The Hangar on the Hudson September 30th. JD Simo, Elad Shapiro, and Adam Abrashoff are a powerhouse of rock, hailed by Rolling Stone as  “soulful psychedelic blues rock with an improvisational bent reminiscent of the Grateful Dead and Stevie Ray Vaughn.”

Pure Dirt
Artist

Join Andy Gregory tonight at 11pm (and Saturday at 6pm) for the Local 518 ‪‎Show‬. It's the first day of Autumn! Fall for your favorite music by Dust Bowl Faeries, Hand Habits, Maurizio Russomanno, a track by Thom Daly from the Rose Record Label Group compilation, Candy Ambulance, and Joe Mansman and The Midnight Revival Band.

The Attic Classic song is "Stony Ground Pt 2" from Scotia alt-rock band Pure Dirt - among the many formed out of local high schools and colleges during the 90's.

Whitney Road
WEXT

The band drove up the river to visit and play some songs.  Hear Whitney Road's Live at EXT session and learn about how they got their name, and what influences these folks to make groovy music.

Fantastic Negrito
Artist

WEXT and The Cohoes Music Hall present:

Fantastic Negrito

Thursday, October 13, 2016, 8:00 PM

Cohoes Music Hall
58 Remsen Street, Cohoes

 

Winner of the 2014 Tiny Desk contest, Fantastic Negrito is Xavier Dphrepaulezz.  He opened for Chris Cornell at The Palace Theatre and now returns to headline the Cohoes Music Hall.

 

Livingston Taylor
Pownall

The College of Saint Rose presents Livingston Taylor in concert with the Saint Rose Orchestra at the Massry Center. Taylor’s 40-year career that has encompassed performance, songwriting and teaching. October 1st, 7:30pm   Tickets and information massrycenter.org.  

Robert Earl Keen and Lyle Lovett
Artist

Robert Earl Keen and Lyle Lovett
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

September 29th

For more information, visit the Music Hall website

Donna The Buffalo
Artist

Donna the Buffalo @ COHOES MUSIC HALL in Cohoes, NYThursday, September 29, 2016, 8:00 PMCohoes Music Hall
58 Remsen Street, Cohoes, NY  

For more information on this Guthrie Bell Production, visit the Palace Theatre 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.

Marty Wendell with Chris Wienk
WEXT

Marty Wendell's new album is "A Real Good Run."  He came by to visit and played a few songs from the album, and he chatted with our own Chris Wienk about the time he got to play Johnny Cash one of his songs. Marty went on to open the "Live at Fulsom Prison" concert tour.  Hear some great music and stories from Marty's 52 years in the music business.

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