Red Light Guide

The second set of this week’s proGram needed just a little mapping to get us where we needed to be:

The G- Big Mean Sound Machine
Another Grain of Sand- Big Mean Sound Machine
Afro Party- Chicago Afrobeat Project w/Tony Allen Ft. Oranmiyan
Love Me No Mo- A.J. Ghent Band

Getting Up- Akashic Record
Everyone has Their Days- Joe Marcinek Band
Mirrors- Naughty Professor Ft. Cole DeGenova & Alexi Marti
Darker Daze- Naughty Professor Ft. Chali 2na & Dexter Gilmore

El Diablo- Cameron Graves
We Burn You Down- Sidewalk Chalk

**Pre-recorded C0nversation with Charles Coffeen of Sidewalk Chalk**
Dig- Sidewalk Chalk
First of Her Name- Toussaint Morrison
Horror Show- DJ Shadow Ft. Danny Brown
Cult 45- Shredders

Samurai- Bonobo
Playing at the End of the Universe- Labelle
She’s Undressed to Kill- Tape Five
Interlude Paradise Lost- Tape Five
Interlude Sophisticated Simplicity- Tape Five

Come From Far- New Kingston
Can’t Hold it- Name Brand Sound & Sonar’s Ghost
Maddie’s Dub- Born Ina Barn

Purple Reign

The first portion of today’s proGram took to the purple in the sky for guidance:

Little House on the Hill- Willie Nelson
Still Not Dead- Willie Nelson
Codependent Katie- Joshua Jacobson
Long Lonesome Day- Joshua Jacobson

Charmed & Dangerous- Altered Five Blues Band
61 Highway- North Mississippi AllStars
Find it in Your Heart- Michael McDonald

SW Georgia- Gladys Lazer
Welcome to Adamstown- Flogging Molly
Copper Wire- Divine Weeks

253 (Sunshine)- Opel
Ode to the Mustang- Fast Cars
Feel it Now- The Striped Bananas

Are You Ready- The Isley Brothers & Santana
Serendipity- Maurice MOBETTA Brown
Love on Me- Michon Young
Feeling Alright- Michon Young
What’s Going on?- Charles Owens Quartet

Dear Prudence- Adam Ben Ezra
The Good The Bad The Ugly- Arthur Vint & Associates
Death Rides a Horse- Arthur Vint & Associates

Be My Girl- Eamon
July (Sly & Robbie’s Dub)- Tuxedo

Sidewalk Chalk Heads To Madison

As someone who puts his ears to the NOW and FUTURE of art being created, sonically or otherwise, it is always refreshing to find one of those group of people coming toGether to make something that I wish I was involved in. Music with a sense…art with senses. I believe that is what I have found in the group Sidewalk Chalk. They combine humanity with hip hop, jazz and soul to create a message for the body and the mind.

Sidewalk Chalk will be in Madison on Thursday, August 3rd at The Frequency. I was able to catch up with Charles and he helped chalk up a mental image of what those in attendance will see before the first note explodes. We spent time talking about the sharpness within their fourth full-length album, “An Orchid Is Born”, on Ropeadope Records which was produced by Grammy Award-winner Robert “Sput” Searight. This is the album that Sidewalk Chalk believes they have truly always been trying to make. They have grown as people in all sorts of directions since they first started and this release has woven many of these experiences and the happening of today into that next step of music, that next step of life and for us, the listener….that next step of listening and feeling. This album is cerebral, dance-able and thoughtful, and I as a sharer of sound, look forward to curating it into set-lists into the future.

Charles shared what he has been listening to on many of the long drives, as this group takes their show out and on the road often, and being with the people in different spots is key to driving them into their next set of experiences. We here in Madison get to be some of the lucky ones to share in a moment with them as they bring that sharpness and mind moving grooves here for us to join in the difference making.

What You Are Faced With

The extra hour third portion of the proGram made you look at yourself and others a little differently:

Deep Water- Landon McNamara
Tomorrow People- Ziggy Marley (Live at KCRW)
Black Cat- Ziggy Marley (Live at KCRW)

Bilonda- Kasai Allstars
Salongo Pt.1- Tabu Ley Rochereau & Afrisa
Salongo Pt.2- Tabu Ley Rochereau & Afrisa
Amampondo- Miriam Makeba (live)
Mobutu Praise Song- Abeti

Kachoo- TIMBILA with Chartwell Dutiro
Walking the Pink Fire- TIMBILA with Chartwell Dutiro
Second Interlude- Ron Kadish

***Sneaky Alex greenarrowradio promo***
Tutto Boogaloo- Ron Kadish
Eh Ya Ye- Trio Da Kali & Kronos Quartet
Future Calculations- A Tree Grows

Urge- Lila Downs
Envidia- Lila Downs
La Enganadora- Rubén Gonzáles

Who U?

The Light in Your Eyes

The second portion of this week’s show had the reflection of the liGht provided by your reactions to the sonic journey. We feature conversations with Joe/Luke of PHO and Kofi Baker, son of the immortal Mr. Ginger Baker as they head to Madison this coming weekend for AtwoodFest. Come and shine:

Unwind- Gregory Howe
Bid You Goodnight- North Mississippi Allstars
Bottoms Up- John Pagano Band
Trouble on heels- John Pagano Band

High is Not the Top- Chris Robinson Brotherhood
Do What You Like- Kofi Baker’s Cream Experience
**Pre-recorded conversation with Kofi Baker**
Do What You Like- Kofi Baker’s Cream Experience
Funk Opus #2- Galen Weston Band
Wildside- Rob Wasserman
Born on a Bus- MMW ft. Mister Rourke
greenarrowradio Theme Song- Mister Rourke
Crescent Roll- Joe Marcinek Band
Well Run Dry- Phat Phunktion (live at High Noon Saloon)
Where I Lived Beofre- Gemma & the Travellers
#2- PHO

**Pre-recorded conversation with Joe/Luke of PHO**
Still Waiting- PHO
Race Hustle- Chicago Afrobeat Project Ft. Tony Allen W/JC Brooks

Come Alive- Root Shock
Boss Battle- Root Shock

liGht of Yours

AtwoodFest to be PHO Funked

PHO is a Twin Cities funk band creating a new “Minneapolis sound” utilizing modern taste and classic influences to break musical boundaries. While never forgetting the rhythms and grooves of those who came before them, PHO is striving to carry the torch into the instrumental future of funk with incredibly rich originals that take us back, while groovin’ us forward. They have been acquiring new fans with each appearance, they attracted a truly unexpected fan when Prince caught a live performance from their YouTube page, which prompted an invite to open for the incomparable Mr. Larry Graham (Graham Central Station) at the iconic Paisley Park . That performance triggered another Prince Tweet: “Come back anytime. Just Holla”. Having the blessing of “The Purple One” before his untimely death has pushed PHO to continue cultivating the Minneapolis sound’s legacy that has inspired so many to fall in love with the feeling. Truthfully, does it get much better than that for these young men, or anyone?

I had the opportunity to catch up with guitarist, Joe Paris, and trumpet player Lukas Skrove before they head to Madison for their Sunday, July 30th at 12:15 P.M. set on The Madison Heritage Stage for AtwoodFest 2017. We spoke about that moment when Prince reached out to them with an offer of a lifetime and how they have taking that gift from him and used it as a springboard to keep that special sound alive. They painted a picture of what unfamiliar fest-goers can expect when they hit the stage and why they love to keep coming back to Madison. We dove into how all their new found funky friends and experiences helped create the newest release, Two. For this release, there was no shortage of vintage vibe amidst a playground of old ‘70s synths and classic guitars, all articulated in the expansive array of musical colors ever-present throughout the mix. At the end of the chat, we find out what television show the boys think they could remake the theme song for….it will most likely make you hungry.

If you are close to Madison this coming weekend, maybe you need yourself a good funkin’….with the ins and outs provided by PHO.

The funky fellas of PHO

Walk This Weigh

The first portion of this week’s proGram attempted to take you down this path:

Fire (interlude)- Harts
Deeper the Hole- Harts
Lift Me Up (Leave Me Here)- Brent Cowles
Another Mistake- Lo Tom

Was it a Dream?- Bob Keelaghan & Muerte Pan Alley
Under the Sheets- Bob Keelaghan & Muerte Pan Alley
*greenarrowradio promo- Antry*
Devil Gone Fishing- Anrty

Lonliness Road- Jamie Saft/Steve Swallow/Bobby Previte Ft. Iggy Pop
Love That is a Feeling- Opel
Krautrock ’17 (Sleepyard, Nightmare Mix)- The NoMen
Natural Born Star- The NoMen

The Heart of My Heart- Undone
Dripping- Undone
The Nature of the Echo- Undone
Gabba Haze for the Nuke- The Spookers

Silent River Ride- The Green Ray
I Question- Fast Cars
Smiling Colors- The Striped Bananas
Broken Wings- Kris Gietkowski

Walk THIS WeiGh

Kofi Baker’s Cream Experience at AtwoodFest

As the son of legendary drumming icon Ginger Baker, Kofi Baker has a name that’s synonymous with drumming excellence. Kofi certainly lives up to his namesake; with his outstanding skills, drive, and dedication, he continues the great Baker legacy.

Kofi’s first live performance was with his father on the UK television show “The Old Grey Whistle Test” – at just six years of age he proved he had inherited more than just his fathers name.In the early 80’s, Kofi and his father played drum duets throughout Europe, amazing audiences with complex African polyrhythms. Later, Kofi toured with the miGhty John Ethridge (Soft Machine), and gigged in London with Steve Waller (Manfred Mann), and with Randy California (Spirit). He also toured Europe with Steve Marriot’s Humble Pie.

On Saturday, July 29th on the Madison Heritage Stage at 4:15P.M., Kofi brings the Cream Experience to Madison Wisconsin to help celebrate Summer with a good strong, innovative jam as part of AtwoodFest. I had the opportunity to talk with Kofi about what those in attendance will see and hear, more than the original sounds accustomed to the band, Cream, there will be other interpretations of Hendrix, Blind Faith and even The Beatles. Kofi hope to meld the older crowd who dig his father’s legendary music with a younger festival going crowd to take this Jam Band scene to the next level. Sounds like something to be a part of as it is equally exciting for the band while turning on a family friendly, open-minded Madison crowd. Rest assure, Kofi states that while the backbone of the familiar is there, the spirit of Cream as being a founding Jam Band scene creator, will be in full bloom with in the moment improvisational music making. We spoke about how he has high quality musicians stashed throughout the U.S. for touring and creating purposes and in Madison, it’ll be obvious that he always picks the cream of the crop.

In or Out of The Water

The second portion of this week’s show wondered if you were going in or staying out. it also featured a portion of the conversation with a couple of members of Mydy Rabycad, as they took to the Madison scene for their first North American tour:

All is Well- Benjamin Booker
Run Red Rooster- North Mississippi Allstars
Stealin’- North Mississippi Allstars
When We die- Tricky Ft. Martina Topley Bird
Bottoms Up- John Pagano Band

Outro- Nooky Jones
Dreaming About You- Nooky Jones
Possible- Selina Albright

Don’t Destroy the Funk- Phat Phunktion (live at High Noon Saloon)
Closer to the Spirit Pt. 1- Eric Boss
Closer to the Spirit Pt. 2- Eric Boss
Without a Trace- Nutty Professor Ft. Benny Bloom

Sunday Song- Chicago Afrobeat Project w/Tony Allen Ft. JC Brooks
I Love You Love You- The Bombay Royale

Burning Instinct- Red Baraat
Rise Up- Mydy Rabycad (live)
**Pre-recorded conversation with members of Mydy Rabycad**
Good Times- Havana Maestros Ft. Chic
Tightrope- Havana Maestros Ft. Janelle Monae
Al Monte- Palo!
Puente a Mi Gente- Jose Conde y ola Fresca

Allah Hu- Barmer Boys
Bole To Mitho Lage- Barmer Boys
Sia- Massa Dembele
Opus 12.No.7- Gaudi

Leaves Eat Space

The first portion of the program was orGanic on orGanic:

Struttin’ With Some Barbecue- Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons with Phil Wiggins
Bad Man Ballad- Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons with Phil Wiggins
Lay Baby Lay- Cary Morin

The Desolate Slide- Bob Keelaghan & Muerte Pan Alley
Rumble on the Mountain- Bob Keelaghan & Muerte Pan Alley
Coo Clucks Clown- Bob Keelaghan & Muerte Pan Alley
Just Plain Sick- Jim Allchin

New- Maw Paw
The Last Refugee- Roger Waters
To Heaven & Back- Baby In Vain
Suicides & Lazy Eyes- Rainer Maria

Secretion of The Wafer- Anton Barbeau
Look at the Sun- Fuchsia Song
The Band- Fuchsia Song
Oasis of Time- The Striped Bananas

Lazin’ in the Afternoon- Alain Pire Experience
Mr. Soul- Fast Cars
Decline and Fall- Kris Gietkowski
Everyday- Jamie Saft/Steve Swallow/Bobby Previte Ft. Iggy Pop

Puck- Rob Gould
Always on the Ground- The Radiation Flowers
We Can Make it Look Like an Accident- Monobrow
Hot Dog- Three Dimensional Tanx
Astral Plane Flight Attendant- Three Dimensional Tanx

Mydy Rabycad in Madison

We are always so lucky here in Madison when the summer rolls around and we are fortunate to have culture travel to us. This coming weekend, La Fête De Marquette will once aGain provide a great opportunity to catch some acts you might not otherwise get a chance to bump into. One such act is out of the Czech Republic, Mydy Rabycad. They create and electro-swing or glamtronic sound that has people around the globe up and moving their bodies. I had a chance to chat with Mikulas and JohnyD of the band from Canada, as they are making their first trip to North America and we are going to get a dose of them this weekend. We talked about what the festival goers can expect from their sound, their audience interactions and the music they create and how it translates into a wild time o=f dancing. I assured them that Madison is a home for some eclectic dance moves. We talked about how it is more likely for a group out of the Czech Republic to get known better once they leave town and broaden their listener-ship, as well as how their relationships together have strengthened their live and produced works. We touch briefly on how times have changed for them as they are working on studio album number three, and how the growth of a band and the doors that get opened by others really assist in making it all happen.

I am thinking the dust will fly this week end, and the group will have a few more reasons to head home happy and with more fans as they leave North America behind, but not until we give them a taste of Madison first.

Sunny Jain Revisited

It’s always nice to catch up with friends from times aGo. Had a chance to do just that with Sunny Jain, as Red Baraat makes their way back to Madison on July 15th at the Union Terrace and then July 16th at La Fête de Marquette. We spoke about what a newcomer to the band could expect to see and hear when checking our Red Baraat at either of these Madison stops. We had a chance to walk down memory lane and discuss the difference of landscape between when the group first came here years ago versus where they are at sound-wise and production-wise today as they released “Bhangra Pirates” in March of 2017. It is always a pleasure to learn how the paths have changed throughout the years and how life plays into the way we do what we do, musically and otherwise.Madison holds a special place in this group’s heart, and I am sure we will return the love on the upcoming weekend. Comprised of eight musicians who can whip a crowd into a frenzy with an unprecedented, high energy, gut-busting fusion of jazz, hip-hop beats, rock muscle, funky go-go, and scalding hot bhangra. A horn section blares, percussionists pound, the guitarists rips, everybody shouts, and the group’s charismatic leader, Sunny Jain, holds the explosive songs together with rhythms from his dhol – the Indian double-headed drum played slung over the shoulder that provides bhangra with its frenetic heartbeat. This energy blast is always opening the door to newness in front of crowds, let’s have Madison respond in similar fashion by being itself, ready for anything. And if you were wondering what Sunny would air if I gave up a half hour or so of the proGram, well he clues us in at the end of this conversation..some interesting stuff, as I would expect.

Hold My Orb

The second portion of the proGram had a visit with friend of the program, Mr. Sunny Jain as he and Red Baraat make their way back to Madison soon. We also had some music to help you look into the future with:

Pull Your Head Out- Mike Dillon
Bring Back Your Purse Full- Mike Dillon
Recovery- Gramatik & Eric Krasno
You Are My Luck- Meklit Ft. Preservation Hall Horns

Scarborough Girl- Kobo Town
Guayagayare- Kobo Town
Guajira- Al Valdes y su Conjunto

Sastanàqqàm- Tinariwen
Tshalemba- Kasai Allstars
Kamelemba- Oumou Sangaré
Djoukourou- Oumou Sangaré

Bhangra Pirates- Red Baraat
**Pre-Recorded Conversation with Sunny Jain of Red Baraat**
The Act of Hesitation- Datkyl Ft. Krrum
Rhythm Section- Dday One
Fiorucci (Aimes Remix)- Ursula 1000
Hit The Breaks- DJ T Rock & Squashy Nice

Yesterday- Collie Buddz Ft. Jody Highroller & Snoop Dogg
Black Cinderella (Victor Rice Dub)- Tackhead
Home Again- Kabanjak Ft. Til Schneider
Ivory Town- The Uprising

Liberty For All

The first portion of the reGularly scheduled proGram took this statement seriously:

Cavebop- Jerry Douglas Band
Takarasaka- Jerry Douglas
Shroud- Bob Keelaghan & Muerte Pan Alley
Desert March- Bob Keelaghan & Muerte Pan Alley
Sunrise- Emily Barker
Since She’s Gone- Charlie Whitten

So Small- Cody & Danz
Here Comes the King- Major and the Monbacks
Heaven is in Your Mind- Anton Barbeau
Really Doesn’t Matter- Sidewalk Society
Follow Me- Sidewalk Society
Nervous- Matias Aguayo & The Desdemonas

Trust- Moby & the Void Pacific Choir
Wizzard Staffing- Wet Dreams
Good Old Boy- Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires
Tongues of Flame!- Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires

The Slow Drag Under- Benjamin Booker
Blues for Chi Raq- The Cash Box Kings
Bad Decisions- Jim Allchin
Mudslide- Andy T. Band
Need to be Free- North Mississippi All Stars

Burning Point- Gov’t Mule Ft. Jimmie Vaughan
Image of Love- Cody ChesnuTT
I Keep On Thinking- Gemma & The Travellers
Too Many Rules & Games- Gemma & The Travellers
Knockin’ ‘Em Down- Phat Phunktion (live at the High Noon Saloon)
The Block- Too Many Zooz Ft. Beats Antique
Jorts FTW- Too Many Zooz Ft. Kaskade

StarliGht Intro

Took to the airwaves an hour earlier in the zone. Here’s where that went:

Watermelon Man- Joe Mongelli & The Cape Jazz Crew
Central Avenue (A Dark Journey To Los Angeles) (Interlude)- Donny McCaslin, Ben Monder, Craig Taborn, Scott Colley & Eric Harland
Live My Love For You (Chan’s Love Song) (Vocal Version of “My Little Suede Shoes”)Donny McCaslin, Ben Monder, Craig Taborn, Scott Colley & Eric Harland Ft. Kandace Springs
B.M.O.C.- Flying Horse Big Band
Pluralize It- #Bloomerangs
Low Rode- #Bloomerangs
Millions of Years- A Tree Grows
Out and About- A Tree Grow

Combinations- Gerald Cannon
Planetary Prince- Cameron Graves
Don’t Let It Go- Pascal Bokar Ft. Omar Sosa
Surena- Marius Preda
Oscar’s World- Marius Preda
The Bent Arc- Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chanmber Ft. JS Williams

Another Day, Life Goes On- Ravi Shankar