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The Weepies
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The Weepies are Coming to Troy!

September 29th | Troy Savings Bank Music Hall For more details and tickets, go to the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall website . Get tickets when making your contribution in our fall pledge drive . Singer-songwriters Deb Talan & Steve Tannen began writing together the night they met, and soon formed indie band The Weepies . On the strength of their simple yet insightful songwriting and distinctive harmonies, they quietly sold more than 1.5 million records with over 54 million streams on...

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David Byrne
Artist

David Byrne
American Utopia TourWith special guest TUNE-YARDS
Sept 9th at The Palace Theatre

David will be performing songs from his new album American Utopia, as well as classics from his solo career and days with the Talking Heads. Performing with David will be an 12-piece untethered band.

Wailin' Jennys
Artist

August 26th at The Egg

The Wailin’ Jennys are Nicky Mehta, Ruth Moody and Heather Masse – three distinct voices that together make an achingly perfect vocal sound, creating some of the most exciting music on the folk-roots scene, stepping up their musical game with each critically lauded recording and thrilling audiences with their renowned live performances.

For details, go to The Egg website.

Miché Fambro
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Miché Fambro was born and raised in Philadelphia. Then he struck out on his own as a touring musician.  He made his way to Rochester, and while there spent 9 years as the leader of Miché & The Anglos. They were one of the area's most popular local bands.  

Miché has been working as a musician pretty much all these years, including a stop in Ithaca, and even Schenectady.

Rebecca Haviland
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Rebecca Haviland is a Grammy Award winning vocalist, and she's written some poignant songs that she sings in a way that draws you in for a closer inspection.  We talk about her music, and a whole lot more. Plus, she plays us a few songs from the EP, "Bright City Lights."

See some videos below.

Mike O'Donnell of MOTORBIKE
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Mike O'Donnell, of the Rodeo Barons, has a new project. It's called MOTORBIKE. While the Rodeo Barons are on a bit of a break (do hurry back, guys!), Mike has continued writing. Very much influenced by Lou Barlow and a chance opening gig where he got to act all fan boy (despite trying hard not to do so), Mike has created this new sound. 

The Bacon Brothers
Artist

Had the chance to talk with Michael & Kevin Bacon about their new album, the song "Tom Petty T-Shirt," and more.  We are super excited that they'll be at The Egg on Sunday, July 29th.

Hear that conversation here.

Amanda Shires
Artist

"Mama wants to change that Nashville sound" perfectly sums up Amanda Shires' bold new album, To The Sunset (August 3rd).  The acclaimed singer, songwriter & violinist blows up Americana cliches on her fifth album produced by Dave Cobb.

Hurray for The Bacon Brothers!

Jul 25, 2018
The Bacon Brothers
Artist

Kevin and Michael Bacon have been making rock n roll together all their lives. Both are accomplished musicians, and entertainers.  Together on stage, with their amazing band, they create a fun and lively show.

The Bacon Brothers
The Egg
Sunday, July 29th at 8pm

For details, visit The Egg website

Saratoga County Fair
Agency

We've all seen Dave Michaels on his quest for funnel cake. See the video below.  It looked so good!  Lots of great things happening at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds this week. The Fair runs through Sunday. Do come on out!

Chris Wienk talked with Saratoga County Fair Director, Tammy Ballestero.  Find out some of the cool agricultural offerings at this year's Fair.

Rich Robinson
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Dave Michaels chatted with singer, songwriter and former Black Crowes' guitarist Rich Robinson about the past, present and future.  They talk about the trail Robinson blazed with The Black Crowes, his new band, The Magpie Salute, and current relationship with brot

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