It’s Local 518 Thursday on WEXT, March 11th
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.
Tonight at 11:00pm WEXT Radio Local 518 Show host Andy Gregory kicks back with a mug of hot cocoa with marshmallows and a playlist that features…
The Sea The Sea – “Real Thing“
Rusticator – “Lavender Bells“
Mike Hotter – “Pedlar’s Parish“
Alexandra Higgins – “Done Listening“
Ryan Spilken – “Kiss Before The Cause“
Emily Mitchell – “I’d Like To Believe“
The Attic Classic artist is singer/songwriter Rick Bolton. He comes originally from Hague, a small town nestled on the northwestern shore of Lake George. His adventures in music and as a performer began as a teenager in the 60’s, playing in garage rock bands with his buddies. He chased the dream out west, playing gigs cross-country, even landing a short stint in country star Marty Robbins road band in the mid-70s.
But the road life wore him down, and so back to Hague he went. By the late 80’s, he had relocated to Saratoga Springs, finding a steady day job, keeping his musical adventures local. Which included crossing paths with Sharon Dwyer at open mics and other shows, eventually discovering a musical and romantic chemistry. Which all led to the formation of Rick Bolton and the Dwyer Sisters; Sharon and her younger sister Molly, along with Arlin Greene on bass. Of course, there was also Rick’s friends and family-focused Americana and roots rock band Big Medicine. Both bands were fixtures on the Saratoga area bar scene for years, drawing crowds happy to hear favorites, along with a few of Rick’s original songs sprinkled in.
People have different thoughts of what defines a successful career in the music business. For some it’s the adventure of the paths they take. As Rick’s noted in the past, he’s a tavern singer, happy to find adventure in the music he’s playing. Perhaps success for him can be summed up in the title of his 2004 CD ‘I’m Only in it for the Beer.‘ Our Attic Classic is a song off that disc, “Sharon’s Song.”
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