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Joe Dady, key figure in Rochester's music scene has died

A well-known local musician is being remembered not only for his talent, but for his humanity. WXXI’s Randy Gorbman has more about reaction to the death of Joe Dady... A key figure in Rochester’s Irish and American Roots Music scene has died. Joe Dady, one-half of the Dady Brothers, died Saturday at the age of 61. The Democrat and Chronicle quotes family members as saying that Dady was surrounded by family just before his passing. The D&C had reported recently that Joe’s brother, John Dady...

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This Sunday at 11AM, Rolling Hills Radio will present a reprise of an episode recorded in January of 2016 featuring John & Joe Dady. Joe Dady passed away last week at the age of 61 and was a a key figure in Rochester’s Irish and American Roots Music scene. The program will air this Sunday at 11AM on WRUR 88.5FM in Rochester and WITH 90.1FM in Ithaca. 

Social media offered hopeful hints about Joe Dady’s condition over the last few days. Well-meaning friends, reporting that stem-cell donations from Joe’s brother John might be holding off the rare form of leukemia Joe had been diagnosed with in October.

Perhaps we all just wanted to believe it was so.

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This Sunday at 11AM, Rolling Hills Radio will present a reprise of an episode recorded in January of 2016 featuring John & Joe Dady. Joe Dady passed away last week at the age of 61 and was a a key figure in Rochester’s Irish and American Roots Music scene. The program will air this Sunday at 11AM on WRUR 88.5FM in Rochester and WITH 90.1FM in Ithaca. 

Social media offered hopeful hints about Joe Dady’s condition over the last few days. Well-meaning friends, reporting that stem-cell donations from Joe’s brother John might be holding off the rare form of leukemia Joe had been diagnosed with in October.

Perhaps we all just wanted to believe it was so.

A key figure in Rochester’s Irish and American Roots Music scene has died. Joe Dady, one-half of the Dady Brothers, died Saturday at the age of 61.

The Democrat and Chronicle quotes family members as saying that Dady was surrounded by family just before his passing.

Different Radio is attending the NonCommvention at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia and you can join in the final day of music discovery by watching the events on the VUHAus stream.

Here is Friday's performance schedule:

Noon

Jay Farrar

Jade Jackson

This year, I was blown away by the Tiny Desk Contest entries I saw. We received over 6,000 entries from all across the country. We saw tiny desks up on rooftops and down on a subway platform; tucked into treetops, pickup trucks and laundromats. We heard songs about the situations that make life difficult and the people that make life worth living.

Different Radio is attending the NonCommvention at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia and you can join in the music discovery by watching the events on the VUHAus stream.

Here is Thursday's performance schedule:

Noon

J.S. Ondara

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Evening Showcase starts at 7 p.m.

Lula Wiles

Amanda Palmer

Christone “Kindfish” Ingram

Rodrigo y Gabriela

Orville Peck

Andrew Bird

Mattiel

KT Tunstall

Different Radio is attending the NonCommvention at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia and you can join in the music discovery by watching the events on the VUHAus stream.

Here is Wednesday's performance schedule:

Noon

Junius Meyvant

Jealous of the Birds

Devon Gilfillian

Evening Showcase starts at 7:30 p.m.

Chery Glazerr

Kelsey Lu

Wives

Adia Victoria

Ex Hex

Josh Ritter

Ali Awan

Citizen Cope

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The Tiny Desk Contest this year is now closed and we thank all the local artists who entered this year. We will have a complete list of local entrants sometime next week and a Tiny Desk Favorites concert sometime in the very near future. You can browse all entries here. Until the complete local list is available, here are a few of the local entrants:

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