It’s Local 518 Thursday on WEXT, April 15th

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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 for 11:00pm, WEXT Radio Local 518 Show host Andy Gregory wasn’t taxed too heavily putting together the show playlist featuring…
Joan Kelsey – “All My Life
Greens – “Everything Happens For a Reason
Girl Blue – “Heaven
Jes Hudak – “Prisoner
Michael DeAngelis – “First Wrong Move
C.K. & The Rising Tide – “Hi-Fives & Hand Grenades
Tim Wechgelaer – “When It Comes To Loving You

Troy, NY native son Rick Rourke musical journey began in bands as a teenager. Over four decades Rick lent his talents to a number of bands needing a singer, sax, guitar, harmonica, even tambourine – whatever was required. During this time there was a stint in regional favorite the Emerald City band and, as one of the founders of the popular Out of Control Rhythm & Blues Band, a 20-year run as front man doubling on sax and lead vocals, along with being their main songwriter.

Out of Control hit their peak at about mid-point in 1997 with the album ‘Shake The Nation.’ The record was produced by the legendary Eddie Kramer – who you might have heard of by association with Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Rolling Stones, and NRBQ fame.

Going forward into 2006, that experience inspired songs from Rick of a more personal, more political world view with deeper social connections. He took the opportunity to form the rootsier band Lost Wages. The 2006 debut album titled ‘Lost Wages’ featured songs of a modern-day view and commentary, delivered in Rick’s unique soulful voice. The lead track off that album (also known as Rick Rourke and Lost Wages), “Fortune & Fame,” is the Attic Classic.
Tune in WEXT Radio at 97.7 and 106.1 FM, at 89.1’s HD2 station, via online website stream at www.wextradio.org, or by using the free app for iOS and Android devices.

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