We here at WSBS always LOVE to showcase our local crop of entertainers who give their all to present a top quality show for our tri-state residents. Now that things have eased up a bit during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are seeing more of these talented individuals take center stage whether indoors or outdoors and that's a good thing if you ask me as music gets people together and connected in our community.

A prime example of a "phenomenal" talent is a young lady who also hails from my ol' home town of New York City (Brooklyn) and has now settled in as a full time Berkshire county resident. Introducing Aimee Van Dyne, a performer whose music is highlighted by catchy hooks and three part harmonies that can be best described as melodic and melancholy. her lyrics are introspective with a heartfelt vocal and she plays the guitar with such savvy and grace.

I recently saw Aimee perform in "Lovely Lenox" and was mesmerized by her stage presence. She is also a fan favorite in The Town of Great Barrington's summer concert series at the gazebo located behind town hall and has been active in The Lenox Loves Music Festival. You can guarantee more appearances on the horizon. We'll keep you posted on the latest developments.

Now for the scoop that you've been waiting for: Aimee is releasing her second CD in early 2022 and she will give us an exclusive preview on one of these tremendous tracks when she joins me in studio for this weekend's edition of "Let's Talk" on YOUR Home Town Station. In this compilation she has recruited a slew of talent including Jim Henry, Dave Chalfant, Paul Kochanski, Jon Carroll, Jon Garboff and Benny Kohn.

Tune in on-air to 860 AM OR 94.1 FM, listen LIVE on-line by going here and while you are on our web site, click the LISTEN tab on the home page and scroll down to either WSBS on Alexa OR WSBS on Google Home for step-by-step instructions to enable your Smart Speaker device. You can download the FREE WSBS app at your local app store to your tablet, Smart phone OR mobile device and take us along wherever you GO: "WE ARE PORTABLE"!!

For updates and information on Aimee, log on to her web site by going here.

(Photo images of Aimee Van Dyne were used by her approval for on-line usage)

Check Out the Best-Selling Album From the Year You Graduated High School

Do you remember the top album from the year you graduated high school? Stacker analyzed Billboard data to determine just that, looking at the best-selling album from every year going all the way back to 1956. Sales data is included only from 1992 onward when Nielsen's SoundScan began gathering computerized figures.

Going in chronological order from 1956 to 2020, we present the best-selling album from the year you graduated high school.