It’s Local 518 Thursday! December 1st

It’s Local 518 Thursday on WEXT Radio! 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!

At 11:00pm, tune in WEXT Radio at 97.7 and 106.1 FM, at 89.1’s HD2 station, via online stream at www.wextradio.org, or by using the free app for iOS and Android devices. You can also ask Siri and Alexa to “play WEXT Radio” too!

Tonight, there’s 2022 Eddies Award nominees & winners in the playlist…

Russell the Leaf – “Places I Know Heaven’s Below
Girl Blue – “Little Virgin
Sabrina Trueheart – “Holding On To Something Good
Carolyn Shapiro – “Honeydew
Karl Bertrand – “Natalia
Reese Fulmer & the Carriage House Band – “Long Black Car

The Attic Classic:  Gary Moon is an acoustic singer/songwriter from the Lake George area. He began his musical career at local venues, performing the pop songs of well-known artists while sharpening his own writing style, drawing on these influences to craft his own compositions.

A warm, gentle singing voice was perfectly suited for those covers he played. It also disguised, along with catchy melodies, lyrics of his own songs in which he offered opinions and clear-eyed observations on a range of topics – even the usual tropes of life, death and love.

He kept busy playing the local circuit, including a performance at a songwriter showcase at Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs. In 2003 the Caffe’s open-mic host, Bob Warren, asked Gary to sub for him a few times. This led to a 15-year stint of hosting duties, which Gary retired from in 2018.

Back in 2005, Gary released Orion,’ his first CD of original material. The Attic Classic is “North Up the River,” the lead track and one which Gary dedicated to Pete Seeger.

Gary is one-half the duo Stories Told with Alice Jenkins. Here’s a video of them performing an original tune, “Common Ground.”

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