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Live & Local at The Linda

Embe Esti – Julia Alsarraff – Sydney Worthley

March 1 at 7:30 pm 10:30 pm

Exciting news for local music fans! WAMC, and WEXT are teaming up to launch “Live and Local at The Linda,” a new monthly concert series with a mission to showcase the up-and-coming standout local bands in the Capital Region. We kick off Women’s History Month with an all-female lineu of homegrown superstars in the making.

“These groups represent the rich and varied music scene we have here in the Capital Region, and they’re sure to put on a great show,” says Chris Wienk, WEXT.

We’re all about supporting our local musicians. That’s why WAMC and WEXT are covering all other expenses so that the bands get the full benefit of ticket sales. All ticket proceeds go directly to the performing bands, underscoring the combined commitment of the presenters to nurturing and supporting the dynamic local music scene.

“It’s an unprecedented collaboration and opportunity we’re really excited about,” says Peter Hughes, GM and programmer of The Linda. “We all wanted to do something spectacular that puts our money where our mouths were on local music. Live and Local at The Linda is that.”


Live and Local at The Linda is proud to present Embe Esti, New York, Capitol Region’s premier intercontinental fusion band. Embe Esti incorporates Rock, Blues, Funk, Afrobeat, North African and other global traditions into their original, soulful dance music.

“Best of 2022” – Steve Nover, Nippertown

“Great Grooves, high energy, authentic music, cool people!”

Embe Esti combines message-based lyrics, polished writing, and a dynamic stage show that will get your hands clapping and feet moving.

“After seeing Embe Esti twice, I can say without a doubt that they are one of my favorite bands. The music is wonderful, the band members really seem to love the music they play, and everyone in the audience moves in their own way to the rhythm. Embe Esti is remarkable and I can’t wait to see them perform again!”

Julia Alsarraf– Originally from Houston, TX, but an RPI grad who stuck around in Troy, Alsarraf has been making the rounds on the local scene. Discoverher powerful, soulful vocals, which seamlessly cross genre lines.

Sydney Worthley is a singer-songwriter at heart but when she steps on stage all bets are off. Each song starts in a corner of a room, pulling inspiration from Phoebe Bridgers and Taylor Swift and ends on a stage, piecing alt-rock tunes from her 2020 EP with unreleased personal ballads. At 17 years old, Worthley released “Rose Colored Glasses” amongst an unforeseen pandemic. Coming of age, long lost connections, and learning from haunting mistakes are all themes of her 2020 project. Songwriting has always been a cathartic experience for Sydney and that has remained unwavering.

“Right when Worthley’s voice struck the microphone, it was easy to hear the effortless power and true passion behind her enchanting voice.” – September Sinclair

$20 General Admission

The Linda WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio


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The Linda WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio

339 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12206
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