It’s Local 518 Thursday on WEXT! November 18th

It’s Local 518 Thursday! Click on the artist/band and song featured on the WEXT Radio Local 518 Show to find out more about them, and support by listening to & purchasing the songs. Miss the show? Listen to it and previous ones at the WEXT Radio Local 518 Show webpage. Have music you want us to hear? Submission guidelines can be found at the webpage link too. Send us stuff! A version of the following is posted on the Local 518 Facebook page.
Tonight at 11:00pm on WEXT Radio, the Local 518 Show playlist features…

Maddy Hicks – “Backseat
Gavin Preller – “You Can Always Go” (on Shimmy-Disc/Joyful Noise Recordings)
Tim Wechgelaer – “Cloud Lifter
Red Light Rivals – “There Ain’t Enough Time
Griff (aka Matt Griffin) – “Foresight
C.K. & the Rising Tide – “Follow the Buzzards
Caity Gallagher – “Give It All

The Attic Classic: The distinctive voice of singer-songwriter Rob Jonas is a dead giveaway that he was not a long-lost relative to New Jersey via Disney pop music machine The Jonas Brothers. Our L518 Rob Jonas is more in the vein of acoustic roots rock, writing songs inspired by real and imagined struggles of life and love, his observations of the world, and whatever might have been rattling around his head at the time.

As with most solo artists, he began playing at area open mic’s. Indeed, not having the world’s top-class singing voice was more than made up for by his charm, low-stress attitude, and songs that people could relate to immediately.

Through those open mic’s he made connections to other musicians to support him in the recording studio. His first EP, “Wandering Madison” came out in 2007, yielding two songs that earned airplay on local radio and good reviews. His 2009 full-length album follow-up, “Take Me Anywhere,” featured 12 songs, employing a strong collection of local musicians in support, with impressive results.

Our Attic Classic is one of those dozen tracks, the ironically titled “Livin’ The Dream.”
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Here’s a clip of Rob Jonas, backed by the Summer of Doug band, doing “40 Miles out of Memphis” one of his tunes off the ‘Take Me Anywhere’ CD.

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