It’s Local 518 Thursday on WEXT, April 1st

It’s Local 518! Links included for the artist/band and song featured on the show so Nippertown readers can find out more about them, and support by listening to & purchasing the songs. A version of the following is posted on the Local 518 Facebook page. Miss the show? Listen to it and previous ones at the WEXT Radio Local 518 Show webpage.

Tonight at 11:00pm WEXT Radio Local 518 Show host Andy Gregory didn’t fool around putting together a unique playlist. This time he features…
Tim Wechgelaer – “Every Once In A While
Big Weekend – “Do I Want You
Darcy – “Like You Did
Daybloom – “Till The Sky
Red Light Rivals – “Ghost Town
EB Jeb – “The Mountains

Two independent guitar-picking singer/songwriters fell in together in the early 2000’s and created Palatypus, spelled not like the unique duck-billed mammal native to Australia, but with an extra “a”. Two like-minded musical acquaintances that palled around, becoming a popular act in the Capital Region indie-folk scene.

Matt Durfee came to Albany from the rural Schoharie Valley, bringing his masterful fingerpicking, unique tenor voice and quickly developing songwriting skills out at open mics and solo gigs. Albany native Michael Poulopoulos found his musical talents while at college, returning to play guitar in bands and, of course, open mics and solo too along with developing a literary songwriting style.

The two kept running into each other at open mics, found they hit it off musically, and began a collaboration that started with many nights just hanging out, drinking and playing guitar, sharing songs. When Palatypus became more of a solid pairing, it wasn’t so much co-writing as adding to and embellishing each other’s songs.

In 2007 they recorded and released their only EP ‘Lazaretto’ featuring 2 of Matt’s and 3 of Mike’s songs, with backing from some notable local musicians.

The Attic Classic is the opening track on the EP, “Dandelion Wine.”

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