Live at EXT

Friday, 12n

Live @ EXT is where we bring you closer to the artists who make the music. These interviews and sessions often include intimate live performances that sound different than the recording, or the live show.  Hear these Friday at 12n.

8/24 - Kara Grainger

8/31 - Jules Shear

9/7 - Liz Cooper

9/14 - tbd

9/21 - tbd

9/28 - Greg Farley

JD McPherson
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Our good friend, JD McPherson and his incredibly hot band dropped by today and ripped through three songs from the new album, "Undivided Heart & Soul". 

Cry Cry Cry
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On October 27th, 2017, the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall came alive with a great trio featuring Dar Williams, Lucy Kaplansky and Richard Shindell.  They've not been together as the trio Cry Cry Cry in about 19 years.  Since then, they've had commitments with their careers and families that have kept them from being together.

Twisted Pine at WEXT
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The band Twisted Pine released their debut album at the Green River Festival in July of this year.  Before they did, they stopped by to play a few songs and chat with us about their rise to festival favorite.  Hear some songs, and watch the video below.

Midnight North
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Midnight North, led by songwriters Elliott Peck and Grahame Lesh, released their third album, "Under The Lights" to great acclaim earlier this year.  When they stopped in town to play a show this past September, we were fortunate enough to get to sit with them and discuss everything from Grateful Dead shows and their own eclectic brand of music to their home base of Terrapin Crossroads.

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In this Live@EXT session, hear Jackie Greene, the one-time member of Black Crowes and Trigger Hippy talk about the impetus for creating two EP's, recording solo in a noisy Brooklyn basement and  growing up; "It sounds like a country song, but it's true," Jackie says.  "My dad and mom split up when I was a kid and he left behind his acoustic guitar.  I don't know, maybe I was about 10.  I took piano lessons for a little while.  Took guitar lessons for about 2 mo

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Americana treasure and New York punk troubadour Jesse Malin stopped by and talked to Dave Michaels about his early hardcore days before turning down the volume of his music.  "What I felt was we were playing out in these big venues, opening for these really big bands and everybody at that time wanted to mosh, the mosh pit, ya know", Jesse explains.  "I went back down to acoustic guitar.  I think there's a real connection between folk and punk be

Alyssa Rose
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One of our recent discoveries has been a singer songwriter from the Syracuse area by the name of Alyssa Rose.  She's recently released her new EP of songs called "Tumbleweed."  Here's a chance to hear what she's all about in a new Live @ EXT session.

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His birthdate puts him squarely in the middle of Generation X, but Greg Klyma is an old-school troubadour. His enduring themes, articulate and amusing stories, and populist ideals make him one of those rare young artists who is carrying the torch of Woody and Ramblin' Jack.

10 String Symphony
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Rachel Baiman and Christian Sedelmyer, two 5-String fiddle players from Nashville have been making waves, both on their own and recently as 10 String Symphony. Christian plays with Jerry Douglas' band, and Rachel Baiman has her solo career, too. She released "Shame" to the world earlier this year. 

The Nell Robinson & Jim Nunnally Band
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Hillary Perkins, a.k.a. Nell Robinson met Jim Nunally at a jam. Pretty quickly, they realized they share musical thoughts. The two embarked on their next journey, which has resulted in a couple albums, a cool concept show, and the latest recording, "Baby, Let's Take The Long Way Home."

Nell and Jim have teamed up with Jon Arkin (percussion) and Jim Kerwin (bass) to form the band that stopped by our studios on Friday (9/15/17). 

Edison
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The Colorado trio known as Edison dropped by to talk about and play songs from their new album, "Familiar Spirit."  

Here the full audio of the session and below find the videos made at the session.

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New York-based singer-songwriter Bill Scorzari paints a lush folk music landscape with compelling lyrics and a rough, worn voice that draws you in.  His independently released sophomore album, Through These Waves is out now.  Produced by Jonah Tolchin (Yep Roc) and engineered, mixed, and mastered by Billy Bennett, the album of all original material was recorded over twelve days at the famed Bomb Shelter in East Nashville through the studio’s 1970’s MCI console and mixed to tape.  

Lonely Heartstring Band
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It's been a year since the release of the Lonely Heartstring Band's debut album, "Deep Waters." The guys have been busy playing festivals and touring. They've played Greyfox Bluegrass and call The Cock N Bull "home away from home." They stopped by to record a session before their most recent visit to The Bull. 

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Local 518  brother and sister Jocelyn & Chris Arndt have been among our faves for several years!  Hear them tell Dave Michaels how they juggled attending Harvard University while writing, recording and touring relentlessly across America.  In the moments when they're not busy, Jocelyn likes to read while Chris explores his cooking abilities. 

Leslie Mendelson
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Leslie Mendelson dropped by to talk with us and play a few songs from her new album "Love and Murder." Find out how she got hooked up with Bob Weir and Grateful Dead, and more.

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Florida's rising young blues fireball drops by our studio playing a $25 Salvation Army guitar - barefoot Selwyn talks with Dave Michaels about the ripple effect of discovering Jimi Hendrix for the first time, to seeing Buddy Guy in concert, being mentored by the self-proclaimed "Disciple of the Blues" Sonny Rhodes to the suprise of having Keb' Mo' call out his name aboard a Blues Cruise!

The Kamikaze Hearts circa 2017
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Ten years ago, on 07-07-07, WEXT began its quest to leave regular radio behind.  When you joined us on the journey on that fateful day, the first song you heard was by a great Local 518 band known as The Kamikaze Hearts.  We chose to play their song "Ash Wednesday" as the first song - it was to signify that local music and the musicians who create it was paramount to our mission. It still is - ten years later!

Robbie Christmas & Michael Hannon
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Seattle singer-songwriter, Robbie Christmas brought his friend Michael Hannon to the studio to record a few songs, including his song "Wish You Were Her."  Plus, we discussed songwriting, working with Train lead singer Pat Monahan and what it was like to sing the National Anthem to 68,000 NFL fans in Seattle.

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.

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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.

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