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

It’s Local 518 Thursday! 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 the WEXT Radio Local 518 Show playlist features…
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

The Attic Classic: Over four decades Rick Rourke lent his talents to a number of bands in need of a singer, sax, guitar, harmonica, even tambourine – whatever was required. There was a stint in regional favorite Emerald City. As one of the founders of the popular Out of Control Rhythm & Blues Band, there was a 20-year run as the 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.’ Jumping forward to 2006, that experience inspired songs of a more personal, more political world view with deeper social connections. He took the opportunity to form the roots rock & blues based band Lost Wages. In 2006 his debut album titled ‘Lost Wages’ featured songs of a modern-day world view and commentary, delivered with 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.

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The video is from Rick Rourke and Lost Wages’ “Three Sides to Every Story” CD release show at The Egg in January 2013.

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