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518 For 518

518 for 518 Four great bands from the 518 -- Carl Daniels, Yellow Montego, SubSlab and Something Lost -- are playing for you. And to benefit WEXT, Exit 97.7FM, the radio station that makes it its mission to promote local musical diversity & creativity.
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Newport Folk Festival
Agency

Details are starting to come through for our special annual Labor Day revisit to The Fort by The Bay. 

Here is the line up for the day (check back for updates):

9:00a - Joan Shelley10:00a - River Whyless11:00a - Ryan Adams12:00n - Violent Femmes1:00p - Ruby Amanfu2:00p - Julien Baker3:00p - Elvis Costello4:04p - Margo Price5:00p - St. Paul & The Broken Bones6:00p - Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats 

Hard Working Americans On World Cafe

Aug 26, 2016

Todd Snider has proven himself an agile (and very funny) solo performer, but in 2013 he decided he wanted to start performing in a band. So, he persuaded some friends, including bassist Dave Schools of Widespread Panic and guitarist Neal Casal of Ryan Adams' backing band The Cardinals, to form Hard Working Americans. (Snider jokes that he no longer even has to bring a guitar to gigs.)

Blake Christiana of the band Yarn is a hometown boy from Schenectady, and we were lucky enough to catch up with him about the new album, "This Is The Year" when he and his family were home on vacation.

Johnny Morse
Artist

Join Andy Gregory tonight at 11pm (and Saturday at 6pm) for the Local518 ‪‎Show. There's music by Coupons, Angels on the Fourth, Moriah Formica, Steven Candlen, Rhiannon's Lark, and Andrew Wheeler.  PLUS, the ‎Attic Classic is the title track from Cohoes Wall of Famer The John Morse Band's only studio album.  

The show is followed by a 518 Session from Yankee Holler.

Rachael Yamagata is back with a new album called "Tightrope Walker," and it is due to hit stores on September 23rd.

Maryanne Rappaport
Maryanne Rappaport

Art in the Park is two separate days of fine art in Saratoga Springs' historic downtown Congress Park, curated and presented by Saratoga Arts. Each exhibition features artists from the greater Saratoga and Capital regions, displaying and selling their original two- and three-dimensional creations and personally-designed and crafted functional art in a beautiful park setting. Artists will be on hand to discuss their drawing, painting, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, photography, print-making, and work in other media.

Florence Foster Jenkins
Agency

Does Meryl Streep hit the right notes as "Florence Foster Jenkins"? Jay Bobbin tunes in.  

Dan Berggren and Ed Lowman
Agency

Dan Berggren's Adirondack roots have sustained this award-winning folk musician for over 40 years, filling his performances with honesty, humor and a strong sense of place. He's joined by Ed Lowman’s rock-solid bass playing and down-home fiddling.

Get tickets at Brown Paper Tickets, online by clicking here

First Listen: Barbra Streisand, 'Encore'

Aug 21, 2016

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This week, World Cafe rebroadcast a 2011 session with The Civil Wars. When we recorded that session, Joy Williams and John Paul White had just released their album Barton Hollow; they'd go on to win four Grammy awards, achieve a gold record and play sold-out concerts. But the duo's success wasn't enough to sustain their partnership, which fell apart in 2014.

Here are 10 more great duos that, unfortunately, weren't built to last.

In the mid-19th century, Shakers practiced their faith in farming communities from Maine to Kentucky. Numbering 6,000 at their peak, they gave up worldly possessions, marriage and sex, instead devoting themselves to prayer and work. They also wrote songs, thousands of them — including "Simple Gifts," which endures in popular culture despite dating back to the 1840s.

Hard Working Americans On World Cafe

Aug 26, 2016

Todd Snider has proven himself an agile (and very funny) solo performer, but in 2013 he decided he wanted to start performing in a band. So, he persuaded some friends, including bassist Dave Schools of Widespread Panic and guitarist Neal Casal of Ryan Adams' backing band The Cardinals, to form Hard Working Americans. (Snider jokes that he no longer even has to bring a guitar to gigs.)

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