Windy City Night View

The second portion of the proGram had a view into the end of the city…it’s the sounds to the end of the line:

I Feel A Change- Charles Bradley
Victim of Love (Electric version)- Charles Bradley
Casual Encounter- Doug Shorts

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Fried Grease (Super Villains 12″Sampler)- Cotonete
Evil Vibrations- The Mighty Ryeders
Gonna Be Alright- Michelle David and The Gospel Sessions
Black Light District- The Mackrosoft
The Turnaround- Mr Confuse

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Black Hole- Talon Majors
Arka- Nicola Cruz With Esteban Valdivia

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The Lavishments of Light Looking- Woke Ft. George Clinton
Needs Deodorant- Mono/Poly
Group Tea- Matthewdavid- Ft. Flying Lotus
Phemy- Miguel Baptista Benedict

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Spectral- Muteverb
Monster- Tyr Kohout Ft. Stranjah
Kingdom- Maribou State Ft. North Downs
1976 Heron- Killiam Shakespeare
Salt & pepper Wings- Killiam Shakespeare

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Stop Your Coming And Come- Steel Pulse
What Do You Believe In- Taj Weekes
Terror Is Him- Taj Weekes
Mystical Reggae- Alborosie Ft. Jah Cure
Jus’ A Rascal- Animanz and Juantia Euka

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Them Changes (Magic Drum Orchestra Remix)- Animanz and Juantia Euka

Breaking The Ice Ripple

The first portion of the proGram had the freeze frozen and the waves in place….step in and change the look and feel:

Dimension- Wolfmother
Sermon- Mercury Rev Ft. Margo Price
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By The Minute- Gabe Burdulis#
**Excerpt of pre-recorded conversation with Gabe Burdulis**
Late Night Drive- Gabe Burdulis#
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Let In A Little Light- Leftover Salmon
Black Snake- The Drunken Hearts
The Blue Jacket- Lili Haydn
Nowadays- Marvin Etzioni
What Will Be Will What- Thollem

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Waiting All Day- Dwight James & The Royals
Need Your Loving- Dwight James & The Royals
Christmas Fool- Mindi Abair & The Boneshakers
Chapels- Katie Henry Ft. Marcus Randolph

Folsom Prison Blues- Hot Tuna (live)
The Long Walk- Seth Davis Hunter Ft. Alan Evans, Chef Dave & Darby Wolf
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Puszta Mirage- Billy Martin’s Fang Percussion Ft. Ned Rothenberg
Ma Kali Take Us Home- Hamid Drake & Bindu
Qua- Lemon Juice Orchestra

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(I’m A) Road Runner- Jerry Velona
She’s Looking Good- Jerry Velona
Headin’ West- Tommy Guerrero

# = World Premiere

Holiday Cheers With Gabe Burdulis

Gabe Burdulis is a 22 year-old singer-songwriter based out of Nashville. His roots began in Madison, Wisconsin where he spent most of his time playing at bars, staying out way too late for school nights. He began teaching himself guitar after he first picked up his fathers guitar in 7th grade. Writing and performing became a deep passion early on, he started playing in multiple bands locally including playing guitar for “The Funky Drummer”, Clyde Stubblefield in his late years. He moved to Nashville at the age of 18 without knowing a soul. Since then, he has played iconic venues like the Bluebird Cafe, performed with Grammy Winning band Los Lobos, and even caught the attention of Sheryl Crow when she attended his bands show in Nashville…..followed by a post on her social media saying “They blew me away! Check them out!!”. While he usually mixes bluesy roots and a love for pop melodies, Gabe’s music sits somewhere in a folk/americana style with a flare to stretch out at times. His lyrics are meaningful and evoke emotion ranging beyond love songs with a strong acoustic driven feel. His live shows are energetic yet intimate whether it be solo or with a band. Set to release a new EP on December 18th and head out on a string of national tour dates, there are some new stylin’s heading your way from Gabe Burdulis in 2019!

I had a chance to catch up with Gabe leading up tp his December 18th Holiday Event at the High Noon Saloon with his band, The Mascot Theory and Lost Lakes. We get into what a newcomer to Madison’s music scene can expect when these artists get toGether to put it out there, we talk about the new release set to be available on that evening and we even dive into the opportunity to be a part of the scene of the legend himself, Mr Clyde Stubblefield. The sincerity within this conversation I think spells it ot a little about why people are talking about Gabe AND his music, not just his music.

Knowing the Shadows

The second portion of the proGram doesn’t let the things that look different change the outcome;

Granny’s New Mule- Seth Hunter Davis Ft. Chef Dave, Alan Evans & Darby Wolf
Luv Jones- Charles Bradley

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Hush- The Getup
Featherbed Lane- Mestizo Beat
Ain’t It Funky Now- The Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio
Let the Music Play- Mr. Confuse Ft. Manoo
It’s Alright- Jerry Velona

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First Bite- The Mackrosoft
Slime Pit- The Samps
Arboreal- Fima Ephron

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Guilty- Zazou Bikaye
Wit’ Da Team- Genesis Owusu
Acid King- Malibu Ken, Aesop Rock & TOBACCO
Dads and Mums- Nonames Ft. Roachee and Killa P (Sumgil Remix)
greenarrowradio promo- MC ZULU

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Chapter 10- Mister Rourke
Revolving Lantern 2- Axion117
Shrunken Heads- NameBrandSound
Sète- Souleance

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Kora Kora- Nova Materia
On Av- Nova Materia

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Dads and Mums- Nonames (Sumgil Remix Instrumental)

This Shadow Knows

The first portion of the proGram knew it casts a recognizable feature into the world:

Can’t Put My Finger On It- Mackenzie O’Brien
Pretty Girls Make Me Nervous- TJ and the Revenge
Big Dick Jazz- TJ and the Revenge
The End- Dani Bell and The Tarantist

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Think About It- The Yardbirds (live 2016)
We Love You- The Locker Room Cowboys
We Feel Fine- Touch

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Chip- Troker
Little Miss Piggy- John Medeski’s Mad Skillet
Highway Hustle- Tommy Guerrero
On My Mind- Circles Around The Sun
We Make Free Jazz Great Again- Whose Hat Is This?
Release The Cracklins- Whose Hat Is This?

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Sun Gonna Shine- Big Hands Rhythm & Blues Band
Joy- Big Hands Rhythm & Blues Band

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Bury Me- Jonathon Long
It’s Your Voodoo Working- Samantha Fish
**Excerpt of pre-recorded conversation with Samantha Fish**
American Dream- Samantha Fish
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Run Run Rudolph- Mindi Abair & The Boneshakers
Woohoo- Diane Durrett & Soul Suga (live)
greenarrowradio promo- Kirk Fletcher

Glass Art Corner

Got a chance to fill in for the hour before the show. Put toGether some treats for those who let the light shine in:

Aguiar 3- Francesca Anderegg & Erica Ribeiro
Spooky- Brian Newman

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Fireplay- Far Corner
Night Of Odds- Far Corner
Fork- Far Corner
Crème Anglaise- Forgas Band Phenomena

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Uber Funk- Tony Koch and the AltNews Band
Dang Swing- John Scofield
Birdland / Long Distant Runaround- Tobin Mueller
Vortex Number 9- Uniting Of Opposites

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Take Five- Dave Brubeck
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Curls- Abstract Orchestra
Madmix 1- Abstract Orchestra

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Tu Sultan- Manikur Kaur Ft. James Yorkston

Madison Is Ready For Samantha Fish

After launching her recording career in 2009, Samantha Fish quickly established herself as a rising star in the contemporary blues world. Since then, the charismatic young singer-guitarist-songwriter has earned a reputation as a rising guitar hero and powerful live performer, while releasing a series of acclaimed albums that have shown her restless creative spirit consistently taking her in new and exciting musical directions. Having already made it clear that she’s more interested in following her heart than she is in repeating past triumphs, Samantha delivers some of her most compelling music to date with her latest release, Belle of the West, her fifth studio album. The deeply soulful, personally charged eleven song set showcases her sublime acoustic guitar skills as well as her rootsy, emotionally resonant songwriting. We have learned along her musical path so far that while the blues is the backbone to where she started and is part of the feeling of her music, she is much more than just that. She has many sounds driven from that foundation, but make no mistake, she is an artist with an open mind and can take that blues drive down any genre avenue.

I had the pleasure of catching up with Samantha ahead of her upcoming stop in Madison on December, 13th at the High Noon Saloon. We touch base on the who and what will be happening at that event for anyone who doesn’t recall her recent times in Madison. We get into how the newest music has been built by a vision that started even before her first release and how it has led her to be on the other side of things, producing Jonathon Long‘s new self titled release on her very own Wild Heart Records label. Jonathon will be opening for Samantha on the 13th. I think you’ll find that not only is her music hitting the spot you would hope it can, but the person she is, seeking artists to support that deserve their share of the spotlight, is just as cool and awesome as her sounds.

Lincoln Hall, Chicago, 1/31/2018.
Photo By: Kirstine Walton

Hiding In A Black Or White World

The second portion of the Sunday open-schedule fill-in proGram didn’t need reminders of the colors to care.

Shikkoku Dub- Bill Laswell, Hideo Yamaki with Josh Werner
The Lie- Taj Weekes
Insecurities- Taj Weekes

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Babam- Minor Empire
Tohum- Minor Empire
Iki Keklik- Minor Empire
Baiah Dug Duble- Huun Huur Tu & Carmen Rizzo
Kaigal- Huun Huur Tu & Carmen Rizzo

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How We Gonna Work It Out (Bosq Remix)- Kokolo
Afrika Man (GMGN Remix)- Kokolo
Salsero- Hip Spanic Allstars
Party In The Mission- Hip Spanic Allstars

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Danama- Baye Kouyatè
Tssad- Dimyon
Train To Chill- Eyal Talmudi

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Hakuna- Hu: Vibrational
Roma (Electric Hot Pot Mix)- Sharabi Ft. Frank London & Deep Singh

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Chapter 10- Mister Rourke

Saloon Saloon

The first portion of a Sunday open schedule fill-in proGram had the corners of the blocks all around the big rotating circle in mind:

Five Tango Sensations: Anxiety- Fareed Haque & Kaia String Quartet
All The Way Home- Bokanté, Metropole Orkest & Jules Buckley

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Captain Time and His Craic Crew- Jim Roberts
Past Tense- Jim Roberts
Moral Compass- Jim Roberts
Inner City Blues- Jim Roberts

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Tako Tsubo- Paris Combo
Anemiques Maracas- Paris Combo
Specimen- Paris Combo
somnambulist- nêhiyawak
Muscle Zydeco- Corey Ledet & His Zydeco Band

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Exotic Other- Animanz & Juanita Euka
Drink The Water- Animanz & Juanita Euka
Chameleon- Animanz & Juanita Euka
The System- The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra
Twisted Love Letter- MC Zulu & The Weapons

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Contradiction- Alborosie Ft. Chronixx
Too Rock- Alborosie Ft. Beres Hammond
Tonight- Joey Radio
2nd Time Around- Jr Thomas & The Volcanos
Phony Ones- Jr Thomas & The Volcanos

Be Sure To Dot The Eyes

The second set from the regularly scheduled proGram had the Balinese dot painting in us all shining bright:

John Brown- Marc Ribot Ft. Fay Victor
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Fly Little Girl- Charles Bradley
Slip Away- Charles Bradley
Let Me Love You Baby- Mike Farris
When Mavis Sings- Mike Farris
Lovely Day- José James Ft. Lalah Hathaway
Use Me- José James

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Mighty Mighty- Jerry Velona
Fat B- Keller Williams
A Distant Closeness- Tommy Guerrero
The Shorter Shuffle- OJT
Blue- Space Captain
One For Chuck- Circles Around The Sun Ft. Chuck D.

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Runaway- Eric Lau
Do You Like Music?- Eric Lau

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Get It Got it Good Intro- Shad
Sniper Interlude- Shad
Crispus Attucks- Killiam Shakespeare Ft. DJ Jazzy Jeff
Williehook (skit)- Georgia Anne Muldrow
These Are The Things I Really Like About You- Georgia Anne Muldrow Ft. Dudley Perkins
Blam- Georgia Anne Muldrow

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Fireflies- Marley Carroll

Upside Down Sniffa

The first portion of the reGularly schedules show continued to use its senses no matter what position it found itself in:

Show Me Something Higher- Leftover Salmon
Goddamn Heart- Hillstomp
So Good- Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band
Me And The Devil- Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band
If The Spirit Don’t Move You- The Reputations

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Baby I Love You- Dave Keller
You Bring The Sunshine- Dave Keller
Junebug’s Percussion Solo- Diane Durrett & Soul Suga Ft. Melissa Junebug (live)
Sassy Larue- Diane Durrett & Soul Suga (live)

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Dead ‘n’ Gone- Jake’O
**Excerpt of pre-recorded Conversation with Jake’O**
Whatcha Gonna Do?- Jake’O
Not From Round Here- Jake’O

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Confessions- The Marcus King Band
Homesick- The Marcus King Band
Ain’t It Hard But Fair- Chris Robinson Brotherhood (live)
Searchin’- Seth Hunter Davis Ft. Chef Dave & Johnny Neel

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Sick ‘n’ Tired- The ArKaics
Come Down- Zoo Animal
Concern And A Warning- Zoo Animal
Pilicious Bitches- Johnny Pisano’s Punk Rock Pizzeria
The Opposite- Alec K. Redfearn

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Dusty Trails- Moon Sugar
Danger: Chase- Morricone Youth

Veggies And All

The second helping of the day after open schedule proGram make sure you cleaned off your plate:

Duff’s Groove- Noon
Diamond- Robi Botos Ft. Seamus Blake, Larnell Lewis & Mike Downes
Hope- Robi Botos Ft. Seamus Blake, Larnell Lewis & Mike Downes
La Bestia- LA PINGOS ORQUESTA
Exilio- LA PINGOS ORQUESTA

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Black Paradise (interlude)- Xavier Davis
Black Paradise- Xavier Davis
The Unfreeway (interlude)- Xavier Davis

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Victor’s Delight- The Brian Auger Piano Trio (live)
A Night In Tunisia- The Brian Auger Piano Trio (live)
The Middle Man- Christian McBride
Walking Funny- Christian McBride

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The Trap- Jonathan Scales Fourchestra Ft. Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, MonoNeon, Victor Wooten & Weedie Braimah
Focus Poem- Jonathan Scales Fourchestra Ft. Béla Fleck
We Came Through The Storm- Jonathan Scales Fourchestra
Timing- Marcus Strickland’s Twi-Life
On My Mind- Marcus Strickland’s Twi-Life Ft. Bilal, Pharoahe Monch & Greg Tate

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Rooftop Blues- OJT
Kebbi Played a Note- Whose Hat Is This?
Well Alright, Playboy- Whose Hat Is This?

Blue ‘N Boogie / West Coast Blues- Wes Montgomery (live)
Mr. Fishbone- Jaco Pastorius (live)
Willa Jean- John Scofield

Celebrate With Good People

The first portion of this open schedule day after the thanks proGram was served up this way:

Au Privave- Charlie Haden & Brad Mehldau (live)
Duo de Aguas- Omar Sosa & Yilian Cañizares
Sanzara- Omar Sosa & Yilian Cañizares

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Three Little Words- Fred Hersch Trio (live)
Djerbi- George Gruntz
Raga Jeeva Swara- Dave Pike Set
Run Riot- Francois Houle & Alexander Hawkins
Taiga- Josh Sinton’s Predicate Trio

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Violin Partita No. 1 in B Minor, BWV1002, II. Double- Aruan Ortiz & Don Byron
Dolphy’s Dance- Aruan Ortiz & Don Byron
Black And Tan Fantasy- Aruan Ortiz & Don Byron
Barney’s Fife- Jack Mouse Group

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IMB- Wayne Horvitz
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Arrival- İlhan Erşahin’s Istanbul Sessions
Farewell to Earth- İlhan Erşahin’s Istanbul Sessions
Take Me To Wak Wak!- Phillip Johnston
Adventures in China- Phillip Johnston
What Is Real- Phillip Johnston & The Collerators

Nuvo-Retro With Jake’O

Jake’O is a young man with an old soul. He has the spirit of an aged blues man and the willingness to expand his jam as a ready to learn artist. He consistently amazes his audiences with his modern-retro originals and his unique and energized arrangements of blues, rock ‘n’ roll, and sweet rhythm and blues. His sweat til you drop entertainment style transforms a ‘routine performance’ into a experience that an audience will take with themselves to reflect upon and wonder why all artists don’t shake rattle and roll like Jake’O does. When he takes to the stage, his slick leading guitar licks and his familiar, yet :what’s that” vocals captures the crowd and commands the scene to pay attention. Jake’O is soulfully spicing up the Delta Blues and Dixieland Jazz into this unique, new age, revved-up 1950’s Rock N’ Roll sound. It doesn’t matter what kinds of music fits your ear; he’ll offer a little taste of something for everyone.

I had the chance to catch up with Jake’O about his brand new self released album, Nuvo-Retro. We get into his approach to songwriting and song finding and how each moment of a song is a unique time ready to be built off of. We talk about how such a young man got into such old sounds and how his twisting and turning of this foundation, brought a new feeling to an older sounding style. I have a feeling that once folks get a little fever for the flavor of some Jake’O music, they will quickly learn that Jake’O knows how to put on a show, one that is most memorable for what you see as much as for what you hear.

Photo By Jimmy THE FOX Robinson

Walked On Down The Hall

The second portion of the proGram had to decide whether to come or go and which way:

Dinner Time!- Beanpole
Pumpkin Pickin’ Time- Beanpole
All Along The Watchtower- Nick Nicely

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Maloveilove- Johnny Pisano’s Punk Rock Pizzeria
Don’t Think- Johnny Pisano’s Punk Rock Pizzeria

No Fun- Eyedress
Tramadoliday- Alec K. Redfearn & the Eyesores
Bat Living In My Room- Alec K. Redfearn & the Eyesores

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Speak In Tongues- Nova Materia
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Joy- Cliff Beach
Kissing My Love- José James
When I Woke Up- Gecko Turner
Ámame, Mímame- Gecko Turner
Black Velvet- Charles Bradley

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Are You Lonely For Me Baby?- Mike Farris
**pre-recorded conversation with Mike Farris**
Hope She’ll Be Happier- Mike Farris
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Gabriel’s Lament- Vivian Sessoms Ft. Keyon Harrold
See Lude- Vivian Sessoms Ft. Meku Yisrael
See Line Woman- Vivian Sessoms Ft. Vincent Gardner, Kenyatta Beasley & Donny McCaslin
Papa Was A Rolling Stone- Grupo Magnetico
Smokey Joe’s La La- Lance Ferguson’s Rare Groove Spectrum

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Easy Tiger- Mister T.
Rock Stars- Mister T.

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Ciao- Georgia Anne Muldrow

Between Building

The first portion of the proGram scaled with a single bound…or something like that:

Cluck Old Hen- Hillstomp Ft. Anna Tivel
Snake Eagle Blues- Hillstomp
Dirty Swerve- Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band
That’s The Way- Matt Campbell

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Catbird Seat- Webb Wilder And The Beatnecks
Dead And Starting To Cool- Webb Wilder And The Beatnecks
Sign On The Window- Taylor Martin
No Vacancy- The ArKaics
You Turn Me Bad- The ArKaics

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Parrot Woman- Black Cat Buscuit
What’s the Matter With the Mill- Dave Lumsden Ft. Reggie Britton
It’s All In Your Eyes- Dave Keller
Ain’t Givin’ In- Dave Keller
All Night Long- Sean Chambers
Headin’ Home- Sandy Carroll Ft. Bernard Allison

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My Baby She Rocks- Billy F Gibbons
Bring It To Jerome- Billy F Gibbons
Tell The Truth- Scott Sharrard
How Long- The Marcus King Band
Magic Carpet Ride- Chris Robinson Brotherhood (live)

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Roshamboagogo- Keller Williams
**pre-recorded conversation with Keller Williams**
The Cabella Vibe- Keller Williams
Gracias Leo- Keller Williams

Keller Williams ‘Sans’ in Madison

Singer, songwriter, and all around cool guitarist Keller Williams is a sorta one-man jam band. His live shows feature him solo on-stage with a killer looping unit, and he creates and builds his backing loops in the moment, simultaneously improvising on the guitar guitar. He can make any song fun and funny, with a personality of their own. In 1994, he self-released his debut album, Freek. He relocated himself to Colorado the following year, and met up with the members of the progressive bluegrass band The String Cheese Incident at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and ended up touring with them as an opening act in 1997 and 1998. Staying creative and busy has never been an issue with Keller, he has released nearly an album a year, all with one-word titles. Not only is his own music something to grab onto, but Keller has managed to work with so many great people and artists along the way. He performs with a reason and for a cause and the giving back is always something new and unique.

I had the chance to catch up with friend of the proGram, Mr. Keller Williams to talk about his upcoming sow in Madison, “An Evening With Keller Williams” on November 30th, at the Majestic Theater. We break open the live show nut to let anyone who is unfamiliar into the who and what to expect from this event. We spend a good amount of time discussing the making of his latest release, Sans, believe it or not it’s his very first instrumental album. As always with him, there are so many projects going on to be a part of so we of course pitch a couple of these so people can get their ready….ready. The best part of the artists I get to meet up with is just that, the artists…. so we talk about how he met up with our friends, The Keels and also what “All Star” cast would he select to play one of his tunes with.

Silver & Stone and a Show With Mike Farris

Nashville native Mike Farris is the real deal. He left home at fifteen and has since overcome addiction and other kinds of obstacles. Coming off of a GRAMMY win for 2015’s SHINE FOR ALL THE PEOPLE (Best Roots Gospel album), he is touring in support of his Top 10 Americana radio charting-album, SILVER & STONE, put out on Compass Records. The album features an ace group of musicians channeling the classic Stax Records sound and the single, “Golden Wings,” was a recent top pick in Rolling Stone’s Best New Country Songs. Now seven years sober, Mike has the energy and conviction of a man saved, a stack of anecdotes and life experiences that would make most people’s heads spin, and a soulful vocal delivery reminiscent of this classic voices we all hold near and dear. While SILVER & STONE isn’t a “gospel” album by any means, listeners still get taken to church on these twelve engaging tracks, including a cover of Bill Withers’ “Hope She’ll be Happier.” The album features an amazing group of players who were all allowed to put their modern spin on classic grooves and progressions. The musicians were given just enough structure so they could add their own flavor.

I had the great pleasure of speaking with Mike about the upcoming show with he and his band at the Stoughton Opera House on November 29th. Mike provides a little insight into the band and the sounds to be expected on n evening that seeks to provide a smile and feeling of joy for all who attend. We get into the making of the new album from a point of ideas into the aural experience I get to fill listeners earholes with. Playing and paying respect to the places the music Mike feels comes from, we talk about what it is like growing up in a place with the soil is rich in traditions and SOUL MUSIC….and how all you had to do was be paying attention to grow a little soul yourself.

Milk This Weed

The second portion of the proGram knows just how to get to the juicy parts:

Space Bop- LTF
Soviet Groove Machine- LTF
City Connection- Bugseed
ESC- Bugseed

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Groovin’ Sweet- Eric Lau
Take Me To Brasil- Eric Lau
By The Sea- Eric Lau
King of the Hill- Thundercat Ft. BADBADNOTGOOD & Flying Lotus

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Lovecoaster- Moods
Celica Supra- Harrison
Mustang- Harrison Ft Talvi
Blue Nile- Te’amir
Afar Hustle- Te’amir

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Marching On- Iya Terra Ft. Jesse Royal
Fansdub (outro)- Alborosie
Wailing Dub- Alborosie
Big Pharma- Taj Weekes

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Time To Go- Yasmine Kyd
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Madagascar- Barabass & The Happy Few
Carry On- The Crystal Method
The Drive Inside- The Crystal Method
Intro: Sniper- Shad
The Revolution/The Establishment- Shad