WOMEN in MUSIC…What can be better?

…I’ll tell you what might be better…PART TWO OF WOMEN IN MUSIC NEXT WEEK!!!!

D.I.Y, Exit Clov
Violent Berries, Exit Clov
From the Bottom up, Dayna Kurtz
Ol’ Cook Pot, the Duhks
Mountain o’ Things, the Duhks
Girl of Opportunity, Angeline
Out of Control, Lisa Lawrence
My Dear Country, Norah Jones
Shakespeare, Susan Cagle
Transitional, Susan Cagle
Beauty, Wax Poetic
Waiting in Vain, Rolla
Rock & a Hard Place, Supreme Beings of Leisure
Fight & Make up, Briana Holcombe
Clean up Woman, Nikki Armstrong (live)
Porchswing, Bourbon Princess
Done, Michelle Suesens
Crimson & Clover, Evil Stig
Oh Atlanta, Alison Krause & Union Station
VooDoo Woman, the NRG band feat. Nicole Hart (live)


Hot’lanta, the NRG band feat. Nicole Hart (live)
Intruder, Janis Joplin
Coo Coo, Janis Joplin
Revolution Eventually, Sugarbitch
I Drink, Southern Crush


Introducing Sara Wasserman,

Music has been a part of Sara’s life from day one. The daughter of Grammy-winning bassist Rob Wasserman, Sara was immersed in a rare musical world from an early age. This experience has molded her into a young artist with whom few can compare. Even though she has been surrounded by many great people of art, what made me want to talk with her is her ability to create her own song & unique musical style. Her musical influences draw from a diverse list of artists, but it is the voice of Sara Wasserman that I believe will be the inspiration of those seeking a fresh blend of expressive lyrics with seductive melodies.. From her soul-stirring ballads to her sensual up-tempo vocals, Sara’s unique take on contemporary melodies is a refreshingly creative approach.

And soon I will be spinning a variety of songs from Miss Wasserman that’ll be sure to fuel your open minds and fill those thirsty earholes.



Who’s in Charge here?

SO, I was on air from 8am until HIGH noon EST and the show really took off at times, there was more than one moment when I felt like Evil Knievel.
Where else can you find a diverse set list like this? IN A VAN DOWN BY THE RIVER? I don’t think so!!!

Coffee, Papa Mali
Kid Kenner, Galactic
Soulshine, Gov’t Mule
Tootie Ma is a Big Fine Thing, MSMW
Legalize It, MSMW
Suits me Fine, King Johnson
Got the Devil in You, King Johnson
A’int Next to You, King Johnson
Toward the Within, Dead can Dance
the Snake & the Moon, Dead can Dance
the Waiting Noon, Bourbon Princess
Supergirl’s Complaint, Bourbon Princess
Rhythm & Booze, Treat her Right
I Wish You Would, Treat her Right
Frankie Doris, Corey Harris
Downhome Sophisticate, Corey Harris
Ooh Poo Pah Doo, Taj Mahal
Kit it Coming, BB King/D’Angelo
Mean Ol’ Lonesome Train, John Hammond
If you Wanna R-n-R, John Hammond
I’m Tore Down, John Hammond w/G-Love
Whole Nutha Thang, Keb’ Mo’
Close the Door, the Holmes Brothers
Bad Moon Rising, the Holmes Brothers
Everybody Loves You, Hazmat Modine
In-a-Gadda-da-Vida, Yat Kha
Black Magic Woman, Yat-Kha
Win my Train Fare Home,Robert Plant/Justin Adams (live, Mali)
Asa Branca, Forro in the Dark feat. David Byrne
All Day Today, Los Amigos Invisibles
Mao Mao, Los Amigos Invisibles
Cha Cha, Balkan Beat Box
Ya Man, Balkan Beat Box
Solace, DJ Cheb i Sabbah
the Khaleegi Stomp, Transglobal Underground
Samsara, Krita Yuga
Will Run, Raq
The Minx, the New Mastersounds
Credits, the Aquarium
Mississippi Boll Weevil, N. Missi. All Stars
Mean Ol’ Wind.., North Miss. All Stars
Why you Wanna Bring me Down, Honeytribe live Orlando
Minor Swing, Freak Guitar
Funky Good Time, Melvin Sparks
Fueled for Surf, 9th Wave
Surf on the Nile, 9th Wave
Action, the Charms
Real Mean Bottle, Bob Seger/Kid Rock
Breathe it Live it, Dubconscious


What goes Wrong will make you Strong

Overall, the show was a mirrored image of my mood. Very blah and grrrr!!!.. Seems as though the equipment felt the same way as technical difficulties were around every corner. Oh, well, we all survived and the tunes were making folks happy. But I was disappointed with how this show went down, but here is what it looked like.

I Must be Mad, the Craig
You’ve got me Rockin’, Carl Palmer’s PM
Thunder on the Mountain, Bob Dylan
Someday Baby, Bob Dylan
How Can I Miss U When U Won’t go Away?, Dan Hicks & Hot Licks
Flip My Mind, Woodleg Odd
Knockin’, Luminescent Orchestrii
Mama Bring your Clothes Back Home, Phillip Walker
Honey Stew, Phillip Walker
See These Tears, Canned Heat
Live Together, Bernard Allison
Check Yourself, Oteil & the Peacemakers
Social Aid & Pleasure Club, the Subdudes
Looking at You, the Subdudes feat. Rosie Ledet
Blues for Luci, Pedro Arevalo
Chocolate on my tongue, the Wood Brothers
Atlas, the Wood Brothers
Bread & Water, Robert Walter
Somethings Wrong w/this Picture, Galactic
Mystery Tube, Galactic
Rainy Day, Keller Williams/Martin Sexton
VooDoo Woman, NRG feat. Nicole Hart (live)
Hot’Lanta, NRG feat. Nicole Hart (live)
High up on the Hook, Alice Russell
Everything, Jehro
Diatto feat. Ali Farka Toure, Vieux Farka Toure
Home Movies, Jamie McLean
Innocence Lost, Jamie McLean
Piece of Junk, Brian Setzer
Drive like Lightning/Crash like Thunder, B. Setzer
Power of Soul, Buddy Miles/Billy Cox
Mustang Sally, Buddy Guy/Jeff Beck
Crystal Silence, Chick Corea/Gary Burton


YOU and ME-dia.

The Great Ceilidh Swindle, Peatbog Faeries
Gypsy’s Kolo, Borat Sndtrk
Magic Mamaliga, Borat Sndtrk
the Sikhman & the Rasta, Transglobal underground
Kharma Police, EasyStar All Stars/Citizen Cope
I wanna do Something Freaky 2 u, Leon Haywood
All Cause of You, the 88
Calling the Rain, Eccodek
100 Drums, Eccodek
Sly, the Cat Empire
Equalizer, K-Os
Valhalla, K-Os
Dirty Laundry, Bitter:Sweet
the Hop, Radio Citizen w/Bajka
Let’s Dance, Jake Shimabukuro
Redemption, Andy Timmons Band
Toure de Niafunke,Vieux Farka Toure/Toumani Diabate
Ngolowake, Manu Dibango
Brazil, Chick Corea
Limbertango, Gary Burton
Arabia, David Grisman/Jerry Garcia
Tiembla Tierra, Hilario Duran
Hot House, Hilario Duran


Feb. 3rd at REAL ART WAYS…

Durán/Schloss/Mitri Trio.
Hilario Durán, Andrew Schloss, and Irene Mitri combine Afrocuban jazz with live electronics and interactive computer music to create a sound entirely their own. While Durán is a world-class jazz pianist and composer from Cuba, and Mitri is a lyrical violinist who has expanded into Latin Jazz. This musical experiment, putting together contemporary Afrocuban jazz and traditional Cuban music with the newest computer music augmentation, has toured across Canada and the U.S.. I had a chance to catch up with Dr. Schloss to discuss the upcoming show and more.
Andrew Schloss is a pioneer in new musical instruments, and a virtuoso on an instrument dubbed the Radio Drum. He has received numerous awards and fellowships: Fulbright Scholar in France at IRCAM/Centre George Pompidou, collaborative composer’s grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, research fellowship from the BC Advanced Systems Institute (ASI), Research/Creation Grant from SSHRC (Social Science and Humanities Research Council), commission from the British Columbia Arts Council, among others. He has been a JUNO Awards judge in the World Music category for several years, as well as a consultant to the Smithsonian Institution’s Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies, and other organizations. He has also focused his work on performance and composition with this instrument, using it to explore interactive computer music and improvisation. As a percussionist and computer musician, he has performed with such legendary figures as Tito Puente, Chucho Valdés, and more recently with Rickie Lee Jones and Joe Jackson at the EMP (Experience Music Project) opening concert in Seattle. in my conversation with Dr. Schloss, we will also discuss his business venture called Physiosonics and his involvement with Public Art installations collaborating with several other artists on major installations.



Brought to you by the # 7

Seems as though many of the tracks I featured today we the # 7 song on the album.

Mountain to Climb, Floyd Miles/Gregg Allman
Not like I been hurt by You, F.Miles/G. Allman
Late at Night, the Subdudes
Holy Water, the Jamie McClean Band
Innocence Lost, the Jamie McClean Band
Waiting in Vain, Rolla
What’s Wrong w/Me, Skye (Nouvelle Vague Mix)
Breathe it Live it, Dubconscious
Lapdance, John Popper Project w/DJ LOGIC
Louisiana Sky, J. Popper Project w/DJ LOGIC
Play This, Keller Williams
All in a Day, Joe Strummer & Mescaleros
It’s all About you, the Goldstars
The Room got Heavy, Yo La Tango
While my Guitar Gently Weeps, Jake Shimabukuro
Grandma’s Groove, Jake Shimabukuro
Cantina Senese, Tommy Emmanuel
Gameshow/Cannonball Rags, Tommy Emmanuel
I don’t Want you no More, F. Miles/G. Allman
Hot’Lanta, NRG feat. Nicole Hart (live)
Do your Thing, Papa Mali
Dreamer, Papa Mali
Gotta Have Rain, Sol
Ninja of Love, Keller Williams/Michael Franti
Communist BBQ, Exit Clov
Compass Rose, Chris Pureka
From the Bottom up, Dayna Kurtz
Mountains o’ Things, the Duhks
Master of Puppets, HARPTALLICA


Get Out of the WAYYYYYYYY!

I was almost late today because I guess, well, people feel that a little wind and temperatures just under freezing will make your car explode if you go even 10 miles an hour under the speed limit….See, another reason why each year for Christmas I ask for my own road everywhere. GRRRRR…..

Polkarama, Weird Al
Cold, Cold, World, Floyd Miles/Gregg Allman
Way Down Deep, Richie Havens
Mountain to Climb, Floyd Miles/Gregg Allman
Wide Load, the Subdudes
Hug my Radiator, Dion
Boogie Woogie Country Man, Jerry Lee Lewis
Double Guatamala, Gary Burton & Friends
the Blues Walk, Gary Burton & the Berklee All Stars
Do the Dirt, Phantom Blues Band
I Only Have Love, Phantom Blues Band feat. Taj Mahal
Mary Ann, Phantom Blues Band
Suits me Fine, King Johnson
Celebrate Your Youth, Keller Williams & Friends
Ice Cream Samich, Skeebo Knight
I’m the Man, Lee Fields
Coffee, Papa Mali
Pee with Your Father, Robbie Roadsteamer
I don’t Play, Magic Dick & J. Geils
Temperature, Magic Dick & J. Geils
Ask Me No Questions, Albert King/Stevie Ray Vaughn
I Pity the Fool, BB King/Mr. Buddy Guy
Memphis in the Meantime, Gregg Allman
Shotgun Willie, Willie Nelson
Good Hearted Woman, Willie/Waylon (live)
Can’t Teach an old dog, Gary “U.S.” Bonds/the Boss/Southside Johnny
Don’t Think Twice, Mike Ness
Every Hungry Woman, Allman Brothers (live 1970)
Long Hair, Little Barrie
Blackwater, JJ Grey & MoFro
Holy Water, Jamie McLean Band
Childe, Dana Varon
Jungle Jazz, Kool & the Gang
Jungle Wisdom, Dr. Lonnie Smith
Live Together, Bernard Allison
Jesus is…Robert Randolph Family Band/Eric Clapton
Innocence Lost, Jamie McLean Band
How Sweet it is, Jerry Garcia Band (live)


Gary Burton Brings GOOD VIBES…

Jazz legends Chick Corea and Gary Burton debut their virtuoso jazz duets in a cabaret setting at Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts on Friday and Saturday, January 26 and 27 at 8 p.m. The first collaboration by these trailblazing jazz legends resulted in 1972’s sublime duet album, “Crystal Silence“, the jazz-fusion recording that thrust Corea and Burton into the consciousness of America. Ever influential, and with separate careers that periodically intersect, these kindred spirits have continued to compose, perform and record fresh jazz works that break new ground. Corea has produced a staggering volume of recordings over the past 40 years, and is one of the most prolific composers of the second half of the 20th century. In 2006 he received the Award of the Piano Festival Ruhr in Germany, a lifetime achievement award previously presented to only eight musicians. He also premiered a new piano concerto in Austria as part of the gala Mozart festival in Vienna.
In the 1960s, Burton and his fusion band pioneered the use of electric guitar in pushing the jazz form toward the explosive rock genre. Burton’s innovations in jazz, especially his approach to the vibraphone and his mastery of simultaneous four-mallet playing, have been the hallmark of his 40-year career. He has earned five Grammy awards and 13 Grammy nominations that cross multiple categories and attest to the high regard his music has achieved among his peers.
Don’t miss these jazz virtuosos in their first appearance in Storrs.

Check out my conversation with Mister Gary Burton here.


Gregg Allman & Friends Show

We were treated like V.I.P’s the whole night, even hanging out with Mr. Allmans # 1 tour man, Chank. Chank is the man who they defined the term “COOL” after. Gregg was obviously under the weather, and I say obvious because he mentioned it once and never looked back. So we knew, by that one mention and the constant tea/honey concoction he sipped on through out the show at the WOLF DEN in the Mohegan Sun Casino. Floyd Miles‘ voice rang through on a couple of his own tracks and I have to say, crowd watching was in rare form that night. I made many a friend and want to thank the Saugus Gang and my photographers for the evening, Wendy and Ken. MANY THANKS to GOOD PEOPLE.


I’m No Angel
House Of Blues
Just Like A Woman
You Must Be
All My Friends
Multi Colored Lady
Can’t Turn You Loose
Going Back To Daytona
Midnight Rider
Whipping Post

Statesboro Blues

Greenarrowradio..the Thursday edition

Wrap a little greenarrowradio around you and you’ll be sure to stay warm as winter finally starts to show up! Here’s what I did to cuddle up with you through sounds.

Godzilla, Diego Garcia
This is not a Love Song, Thiev. Corp/Nouvelle Vague
Beloved, Anoushka Shankar/Thiev. Corporation
Angels, Norah Jones/ Thievery Corporation
Asa Branca, Forro in the Dark w/David Byrne
Something Went Right, George Soule
Honey Dove, Lee Fields & the Expressions
The Constitution, Rufus Harley
Urban Mbalax, Sean Noonan Brewed by Noon
Sangare, Vieux Farka Toure
Tabara, Vieux Farka Toure w/ Ali Farka Toure
Food in the Belly, Xavier Rudd
Mana, Xavier Rudd
In the Back of the Car, Emo
Dirty Laundry, Bitter:Sweet
The Lost Song, the Cat Empire
High up on the Hook, Alice Russell
the Hop, Radio Citizen feat. Bajka
Texas is Huge, Mosquitos
Love Somebody, the Subdudes
Cold Cold World, Floyd Miles w/ Gregg Allman
Knockin’, Luminescent Orchestrii
Celebrate Your Youth, Keller Williams (and friends)
Centre of Nowhere, LadyBUG Mecca
the Ministry of Truth, Bobby Previte’s Coalition
Morning Breakfast, Souleye/Sleepyhead
Diamonds on the…., Ladysmith Black Mambazoo w/M. Ethridge


Vernon Reid & Masque-Other True Self

Vernon Reid, one of the world’s great guitarists and notable piece of New York downtown scene history, has a second Vernon Reid & Masque album. Titled Other True Self, it is his third “solo” album. The self-produced CD came out in the early summer of 2006 on Favored Nations Recordings. On Other True Self, he opens up some of the pages into his personal musical diary of how he might have gotten to where he is at musically. Each track spells out one or more facets of Vernon Reid: his African lineage in “Prof. Bebey,” the Latin flavor of the melodies he splashes over Hank Schroy’s bass pulse and Don McKenzie’s crisp reggae rhythm bed in “Flatbush and Church Revisited,” which has been featured a few times already on greenarrowradio. The swirling Middle Eastern energies in “Mind of My Mind” reminds my ears of what my eyes recall from visits into the desert. There are tracks on this album that belong to the other members souls as well and this is a sure piece to add to your puzzle of guitar driven forces in the world of sound.

MisterG ****


Something Different you say….

I found this show to be what I hoped for….from some roots to a single unseen leaf floating into the sounds of the future held by LadyBUG Mecca, this show took off and kept on going. At least from where I was hanging out. Here’s the way it all went up:

Good Rockin’ Tonight, Elvis Presley
Baby, let’s Play House, Elvis Presley
Mystery Train, Elvis Presley
Heartbreak Hotel, Willie Nelson/Leon Russell (live)
Graceland, Willie Nelson (live)
Te Na Ne Na Na, Nikki Armstrong
Going Back to Daytona, Floyd Miles/Gregg Allman
Papa Dukie & the Mud People, the Subdudes
Home Movies, Jamie McLean Band
Body in the Lake, Codetalkers w/Col Bruce Hampton
You Really got me, Toots & the Maytals
Crabbuckit, K-O’s
The Hop, Radio Citizen feat. Bajka
Tabara, Vieux Farka Toure feat. Ali Farka Toure
Ya Man, Balkan Beat Box
In A Gadda Da Vida, Yat Kha
Stand!, the Clinton Administration
Musicology, Prince
We Love the Herb, Herbal Nation
Hiding, Breakestra
Do you Love me, Lee Fields & the Expressions
My Girl, Melvin Sparks
Burning Down the House(Pepe Deluxe mix),Tom Jones/the Cardigans
You Sexy Thing, Tom Tom Club
Under the Gun, Supreme Beings of Leisure
I’m Afraid of Americans, David Bowie
Sweet Life, Karen Gibson ROC
Nickel Bags, Digable Planets
Don’t Disturb the Peace, LadyBUG Mecca
Sexual Alchemy, LadyBUG Mecca
Centre of Nowhere, LadyBUG Mecca
Love Sweet Love, Morcheeba
Let’s do it like They Did it, SOL
No’ Mo’, N. Mississippi All Stars
Makes you Ecstatic, the Tao of Groove
Jesus is Just Alright, Robert Randolph/Eric Clapton
Sweet Leaf, Galactic (live)
Khalghi Stomp, Thiev. Corp./Transglobal Underground
September, Celia Baron


LadyBug Mecca come out and play.


Alrighty people, get ready to TRIP THE LIGHT FANTASTIC with LadyBug Mecca of Digable Planets. I am thankful that I was able to catch a moment of her time as she has been stacked with things-a-happ’nin’. In our convo we talk about her recent video work with Raheem DeVaughn and Kenny Dope on a fly hit dubbed “DOGG STARR”. We touched briefly on the MTV unplugged performance of PLANETS for the movie FREEDOM WRITERS, and her honor of being sampled by SNOOP. HELL YEAH! Matter of fact, she has a cameo in SNOOP‘s most recent video “CANDY“. There is much more to this convo so check it out. LadyBug Mecca is cooler than the FONZ, and maybe even TRON. I would love to have the LadyBug and MisterG show some Saturday morning, spinnin’ the eclectic-ness would blow your thirsty earholes and open minds from here to there. We’ll see!


click here for LadyBugMecca and MisterG’s chat.


What’s cookin’ with Robert Cray?

In my brief conversation with Mr. Cray, we discuss his brand new release, LIVE FROM ACROSS THE POND. The Robert Cray Band’s first ever live release. It is a fantastic double cd set that will give any listener a look into a live show from start to finish. Learn why they decided to finally put a live release together and when the group will be opening up for Eric Clapton next. The Robert Cray Band will be playing live January 12th at the Garde Arts Center in New London CT, and again on January 17th at the Ridgefield Playhouse.

Listen to our conversation here.

Robert Cray with Friends E.Clapton/Derek Trucks etc..

1/06/07 HUMIDITY is my Name-O

Whippin’ Post, Gregg Allman
the Levees Gonna Break, Bob Dylan
Rainy Day Blues, Willie Nelson
Shoes, George Soule
Come on Over, George Soule
Ho Cake, Mofro
Nare Sugar, MoFro
Free, Mofro
Black Feather Wings, Bourbon Princess
this Land is Your Land, Sharon Jones & Dap-Kings
The Bounce, the Blue Method
Sexy Side of You, George Clinton & P-Funk
the Minx, the New Mastersounds
the Volcano song, the Budos Band
Watch me Fly, Reuben Wilson
Give it up or Turnit lose, Jevon Jackson
Soulshine, Warren Haynes w/Vusi Mahlasela (live)
Social Aid & Pleasure Club, the Subdudes
Papa was a Rolling Stone, Los Lobos (live)
Feel Like a King, Geoff Achison & the Souldiggers
Antonella’s Birthday, Tommy Emmanuel
Flip my Mind, Woodleg Odd
Broken Down Piece of Crap, Brian Setzer
Highway Chile, the Jimi Hendrix Experience
Feelin’ Alright, Dave Mason
Black Pearls, Al Di Meola
I Guess I showed Her, the Robert Cray Band (live)
Bad Influence, the Robert Cray Band (live)
I’m Walkin’, the Robert Cray Band (live)
Cactus, David Bowie
Revolution Eventually, SugarBitch
1021, Depth Quartet
Ain’t that Right, G-Love
Motherless Girls, Monique Ortiz
D.I.Y, Exit Clov
Yellow Led Better, E.Vedder/M. McCready (live)
She Caught the Katy,Taj Mahal & Phantom Blues Band feat. J. Popper (live)
Memphis in the Meantime, Gregg Allman


Coach Knight…Winning with less.

Robert Montgomery (Bobby or Bob) Knight (born October 25, 1940 in Massillon, Ohio, USA), known as The General, is the head men’s basketball coach at Texas Tech University. He previously held the same position at Indiana University and the United States Military Academy. Knight is one of NCAA Division I college basketball’s most controversial coaches in terms of his behavior. On December 23, 2006 Coach Knight tied Dean Smith for most coaching victories with 879. He passed Smith on January 1, 2007 with a 70-68 win over New Mexico. Coach Knight takes average players and makes them understand the game. He doesn’t get a bench filled with future NBA all-stars, but takes a group of young men who think they know the game of basketball, and shows them a completely different game. Almost like he has had a different seat the whole time. Coach Knight, although a media favorite because he answers the questions his way, he motivates his way BUT he WINS, like a TEAM.