It’s Local 518 Thursday on WEXT, February 18th

It’s Local 518! Links included for the artist/band so readers can find out more about them, and to the song featured so listeners can support the artist by listening to & purchasing the song. A longer version of the following posts on the Local 518 Facebook page at 10am Thursday (02-18-2021).

Tonight at 11:00pm on WEXT Radio, Local 518 Show host Andy Gregory will warm your ears with some new and old favorites. His playlist features…

Julia Alsarraf – “Won’t Feel It
Burgeonelle (ft. Cara May Gorman) – “Come and Go Blues
Caity Gallagher – “Pressed Flowers
Eric Margan – “White Butterfly
Hamilton Craig – “Skin Disease
Jeff Brisbin – “Blame It On Love
Larry Quinn – “Waiting”

Exploring the roots of Capital District music, the Attic Classic is “Shine Your Light On Me” by Clifton Park native guitar-slinger Matt Smith. It’s on ‘Vol.1 – Upstate NY: 1988-1994‘ of a 4-volume collection of songs curated from previous albums released since the start of Matt’s solo career.
Matt may be best remembered around these parts as a member of the country rock outfit Interstate, local favorite E.B. JEB, and his own band. Matt took his guitars and rode out of town in 1994, first to New York City then landing in Austin Texas where he’s currently based. Accomplished on a wide range of stringed instruments, he’s an in-demand session musician, music instructor, band leader, and producer & engineer as co-owner of 6 String Ranch Studios.

If all that didn’t keep him busy enough, in 2020 Matt released 8 new albums, as well as 10 digital re-releases of his catalog recordings. Of the new albums was the 4-volume set, the first volume covering his time here in upstate New York. “Shine Your Light On Me” is one of three songs featured from the original self-titled Matt Smith Band CD.

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