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photo: Midnite Mike Grimaldi
photo: Midnite Mike Grimaldi
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Meet ‘Midnite Mike’ Grimaldi – 50 Musicians In 50 Days

This snowbird digs the sunnier skies in Florida, but after spending three decades here in the weather-afflicted Mohawk Valley establishing himself as one of our kings of blues, Midnite Mike can't help but always make his way back!

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photo: (Adam Manion) Walker Brown
photo: (Adam Manion) Walker Brown
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Meet Adam Manion Of ‘Glen Street’ – 50 Musicians In 50 Days

We've highlighted a few young guns on this station so far that are the future, if not already the present of our Utica music scene and next up, representing the New Hartford Spartans is Adam Manion, axe-man for the band Glen Street!

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photo: Patrick Orlowski
photo: Patrick Orlowski
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More Patrick Orlowski From ‘Simple Props’ – 50 Musicians In 50 Days

We heard from Pat when he was shooting for the drum throne of the KJ All Star Band last year, and although he won the bronze in that event, he's back now as one of our 50 Musicians in 50 Days.

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photo (Devin Garramone) UticaJazz
photo (Devin Garramone) UticaJazz
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Meet Devin Garramone – 50 Musicians In 50 Days

Devin's is a name I'd heard before entering the music scene as a player and I'm proud that he's been a part of my musical journey almost since it began. His versatility allows him to burn a solo over the most complex jazz changes, and also to fit into just about any other musical situation effortlessly

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photo: (Mick Fury) Terry Little
photo: (Mick Fury) Terry Little
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Meet Mick Fury & Midnight Moonshine – 50 Musicians In 50 Days

The second guy to represent 'Cuse and to represent country music on the show too, Mick Fury (yeah, he knows... minus the eyepatch) is blazing trails with his shooting star of a band formerly called Silent Fury, now they've got a new 'countrified' (country-FRIED??) name, Midnight Moonshine!

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‘Game of Thrones’ Mixtape Drops the Beat on Westeros

HBO plans to release a mixtape to promote the upcoming fourth-season premiere of the best show on TV, 'Game of Thrones.' And in a very un-Westeros-like move, the 10-song mix will include tracks by rappers Wale, Big Boi and Common.

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photo: Steve Laureti
photo: Steve Laureti
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Meet Steve Laureti – 50 Musicians In 50 Days

Keyboard players are a dying breed around here, especially really good ones, but here comes Steve Laureti carrying the torch with class and definitely wields his black-and-whites with obvious and hard-earned facility.

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photo: (Bob Halligan, Jr.) Ceri Herron
photo: (Bob Halligan, Jr.) Ceri Herron
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Meet Bob Halligan, Jr. Of ‘Ceili Rain’ – 50 Musicians In 50 Days

Bob Halligan, Jr. is the epitome of a rags to riches story, starting life in an orphanage to becoming one of the most respected songwriters in the business and that's just the tip of the musical iceberg

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photo: James Agard
photo: James Agard
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Meet James Agard Of ‘Hot Roxx’ – 50 Musicians In 50 Days

Jimmy Agard learned the way many of us did, by trial and error wearing out tape after tape. Yeah, cassette tapes! He's the axe-man in the band Hot Roxx with our very own All-Star singer, Kelly Preston.

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Steppenwolf Coming To Chevy Court At NYS Fair This Summer

One of my favorite events during the summer in central New York is "The Great New York State Fair" in Syracuse. And this year, one of legends of rock, John Kay and Steppenwolf will be appearing on the Chevy Court stage!

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Justin Sullivan/Getty Images News
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Benny Mardones and The Hurricanes Live In Syracuse May 4th 2014

Benny Mardones and the Hurricanes will be live in concert on May 4th part of the Mountain Goat Run in Clinton Square.

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Photo: Tom Townsley
Photo: Tom Townsley
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Meet Tom Townsley – 50 Musicians In 50 Days

We've had guitar players, bass players, drummers, singers and keyboard players, but as the first blues guy on the show for the 50 Musicians series, Tom Townsley gets the word out about a branch of the music scene that quite literally birthed all of the others

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