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We Will Get There…Together

The middle portion of the proGram will help you close your eyes and travel to that spot you need to be:

Singapore Downbeat- Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene
Sweet Sweet Bourbon- Misty Blues
Eldorado- Lena & The Slide Brothers
In Trouble- Susan Santos

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Dead Presidents- Sunday Wilde & the 1 Eyed Jacks
Evil- Sunday Wilde & the 1 Eyed Jacks
Sinner- Hannah Williams & The Affirmations

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Farmer Brown- Shawn Lee
Mr. Maestro- Shawn Lee
Don’t Give Up- The Williams Singers
Condition the World is In- Religious Souls

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Give Me One Reason- Alicia Olatuja
***pre-recorded conversation with Alicia Olatuja***
No Ordinary Love- Alicia Olatuja

The Bark That Protects

The first portion of the reGularly scheduled program kept the inners safe with less bite and just a little more bark:

Steam Train Salvation- Garland Carr
Songs You’ve Left Unsung- Leftover Salmon
Whatever Happens- Jesper Lindell

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Raphaë- Louis Ville
Dandelion Wine- Neal Casal
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School Days- Ally Venable
My Ding A Ling- Kid Andersen
Watch It Die- Samantha Fish
Every Kind Of Blues- Niecie
Hold Your Drank- Sugar Queen and the Straight Blues Band (live)
Wicked Cool- Joanne Broh (live)

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Real Fat Cat- Donna Hourigan & The Lucky Lips Band
greenarrowradio promo- Breezy Rodio
It Hurts Me Too- Shady Frank
Like BB King- John Verity

Sauté In Black And White

Did a pre-show G show where the fixin’s were from the day before color mattered:

Inspire- Teddy Kane Ft. Positive Impact Choir
Smash My Head- CocoRosie

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Fawkner Hustle- Antiphon
Horns over the Sea- Esbe
Glorious- Sudan Archives
House Of Opening Tuning II- Sudan Archives

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Ran In Red- Square Peg Round Hole
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The Mining Town of Kakariko- Gaijin Blues
Urgent, Important, Please Read- DJ Shadow Ft. Rockwell Knuckles, Tef Poe & Daemon
Let Me In- Robert Glasper Ft. Mick Jenkins
Bass Rock- Ursula 1000
Campari and Soda- Ursula 1000 Ft. Qypthone
Hello Darling- Ursula 1000

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Staifia- Acid Arab Ft. Radia Menel
Enter- MYDY
Gimme More- MYDY
They Won’t Beat Us- MYDY

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Regimen- Masok
Lion Mi Lion Vip- Tenor Youthman Ft. King Toppa

Alicia Olatuja Brings Intuition and More To Town

Praised by the New York Times as “a singer with a strong and luscious tone and an amiably regal presence on stage”, Alicia Olatuja has been astounding audiences with her exquisite vocals, artistic versatility and captivating demeanor. She first came into the national spotlight in 2013, whilst performing as the featured soloist with the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir at President Barack Obama’s 2nd Inauguration. Shortly thereafter, she assembled her own jazz based ensemble & recorded her first solo album, “Timeless” in 2014. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Alicia grew up immersed in a wide range of musical styles, including gospel, soul, jazz & classical. These influences have informed her artistic journey and she later graduated with a Masters degree in Classical Voice/Opera from the Manhattan School of Music. After appearing in numerous operatic and musical theater productions she started to perform more regularly in gospel and jazz concerts and worked with such esteemed artists as Chaka Khan, BeBe Winans and Christian McBride. Also in 2014, Alicia came to the attention of the acclaimed composer/arranger/pianist & friend of the proGram Mr. Billy Childs, and was brought on to be part of the touring incarnation of “Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro” alongside vocalist Becca Stevens. Her voice has also entranced the another friend of the show, legendary Hammond B3 organist Dr. Lonnie Smith, who has invited her to join his band on multiple concerts, including the Charlie Parker Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival & others. Now focusing on the rich contributions of a diverse selection of female composers, Alicia just released her sophomore album, “Intuition: From the Minds of Women”, on Resilience Music Alliance. The album celebrates the achievements of a long list of esteemed female composers, while offering a musical perspective unique to Alicia. She is joined by Kamau Kenyatta and Ulysses Owens Jr. as producers and the material includes songs of Brenda Russell, Sade, Tracy Chapman, Kate Bush, Angela Bofill & Linda Creed.

I had a chance to catch up with Alicia ahead of her visit to Madison on 11/21 with a show at the Wisconsin Union Theater’s Play Circle. We get into what the lucky people in attendance can expect from that event, how she is able to adapt her craft to different styles of music and we go for a deep dive into the new album, “Intuition: From The Minds Of Women”. We also spend a little time building a set-list with Alicia – which song off the new album would she choose and what other artists/songs will build off it. Listen in and see that the person and personality is as important as the undeniable talent.

Photo by: Harrison Weinstein

Like A Raptor Glove

Had a chance to do an extra shift which watched the hunt from the side…still…it happened with such a quick ease:

Jam Man (1941 Standard Transcription)- Nat King Cole
Windy City Boogie Woogie (1941 Standard Transcription)- Nat King Cole
I’m an Errand Boy for Rhythm (1943 AFRS Jubilee #51)- Nat King Cole

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Sharing Her Journey- Ramsey Lewis and Urban Knights Ft. Henry Johnson
Baby What You Want Me To Do- Ramsey Lewis and Urban Knights Ft. Henry Johnson

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Yeah Man!- Sun Ra Arkestra (Live In Kalisz, 1986)
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Circle, Line: II- Kevin Sun
The Middle of Tensions: IV- Kevin Sun
I’d Turn Back If I Were You- Leslie Pintchik
Well You Needn’t- Monty Alexander

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Ciacco- Francesco Guerri
Mimmi Resisti- Francesco Guerri

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The Seven Planetary Heavens- The Comet Is Coming

Winter’s Fall

The final portion of this week’s proGram had the confusion of a modern day Mother Nature on full display:

Mrs. Phillips- The Eminent Stars
Take On The World- The Mighty Mocambos Ft. Gizelle Smith
Where Do We GO From Here- The Mighty Mocambos Ft. Lee Fields

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Eenie Meanie Beanie Weenie- Rich Willey’s Boptism Funk Band
Mister Magoo- Rich Willey’s Boptism Funk Band
Flip Mode- Sefi Zisling

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Stone Poem- Elephant Wrecking Ball Ft. Mike Dillon
Rust- Manycolors
Keep It Working (Jacques Renault Remix)- The Pendletons

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Breathing- Captain Supernova Ft. Made by Crooks
Herbie Hemphill- Surprise Chrf
Feel- Rilla Force
Ven A Mi- Rilla Force

Blades Out

The middle portion of the proGram grew it’s blades in close-up so no one will miss it:

St. Louis Blues- Charles Berry III
Memphis- Anders Osborne

Sweet Wine- Ginger Baker’s Air Force
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Here Kitty Kitty- Biscuit Miller & The Mix
Slow Roll It- Johnny Rawls

Going Home- Mike Mattison
That’s a Sign Of The Times- Floyd Family Singers
Peace In The Land- Gospel I.Q.’s
Lay My Burden Down- Garland Carr Ft. the REAL Program Chorus

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Mystic River- Nah Youn Sun
God’s Gonna Cut You Down- Nah Youn Sun

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Touch The Leather- Sylvia Black
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Hourglass- Hannah Williams & The Affirmations
Brown Hair Woman- Shawn Lee

Mix Those Piles

The first portion of the proGram didn’t let any of the differences stay away from the others:

Back On The Radio- Nick Nace
Wine & Dine- Nick Nace
How Long- Libby Koch (live)
Don’t Give Up On Me- Libby Koch (live)

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Combien de lunes- Louis Ville
Attends-la- Louis Ville

Sleeping Pills in Stereo- Neal Casal
Down A Strange Street- Neal Casal
In The Middle- The Drunken Hearts
The Cave- The Drunken Hearts

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Pick Up Blues- Breezy Rodio
Jody’s Jazz- Johnny Burgin Ft. Chris Matheos/Steve Dougherty/Nancy Wright (live)
You Took the Bait- Johnny Burgin Ft. Chris Matheos/Steve Dougherty/Rae Gordon & Nancy Wright (live)
Hard Luck Woman- The Nick Moss Band
The Things We Used to Do- Doug Duffey and BADD
Lyin’ To Yourself- Ghost Town Blues Band

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You Got It Bad- Samantha Fish
In The Pink- Teresa James & The Rhythm Tramps (live)
Never Know- Thunderpussy

Stuck In The Web

The final portion of the proGram made being stuck anywhere you were a situation to be handled with plenty of arms:

Snow Fall- E1sbar
Twilight- Kraak & Smaak Ft. Izo FitzRoy
Esoterique Intro- Ursula 1000
Bossa Hey- Ursula 1000 Ft. Isabelle Antena
Esoterique Fin- Ursula 1000

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L’autre quai- The Bongo Hop Ft. Greg Frite
Sonora- The Bongo Hop Ft. Nidia Góngora
Ma Maison- Dobet Gnahoré
Shoulda Never- Dawn Drake Ft. Zapote
Chi Chi’s Afrobeat- Dawn Drake Ft. Zapote
Light My Fire- Tenor Youthman Ft. King Toppa & Choora

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Have You Fed Baby Huey Today- Surprise Chef
Harmony- The Midnight Hour Ft. Loren Oden
Walk- RoSaWay

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Black Flight- Moor Mother Ft. Saul Williams
Trauma- Arrested Development Ft. Daunta

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Swimmers- Zero 7 Ft. Jem Cooke
Électrique Yarghol- Acid Arab Ft. Hasan Minawi

Climb Time

The middle portion of the proGram found the best place to get up higher:

Drink It On Down- Doug Duffey and Badd
greenarrowradio promo- Giles Robson
The Breeze- Breezy Rodio
You Got to Make a Change- Johnny Burgin Ft. Chris Matheos & Steve Dougherty (live)
Be Reckless With My Heart- Debbie Davies
She’s Got A Way With Men- Teresa James & The Rhythm Tramps (live)

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Sanctifunkious- Dave Specter
California Shaking Again- Johnny Rawls
Get Ready- Biscuit Miller & The Mix

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Overtime- Dr. Bacon
Express 76- Crowd Company
Worrying Mind- Hannah Williams & The Affirmations
Between Two Worlds- Lulu Fall

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You Want It All- Phat Phunktion (live)
**pre-recorded conversation with Al Falaschi for Funk Out Cancer**
Whatcha Gonna Do?- Phat Phunktion (live)
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Knuckaround- The Funky Knuckles
Blue- The Funky Knuckles
Nothing Compares To This- The Funky Knuckles
Golden Shadow- The Mighty Mocambos

This Side Walk

The first portion of the proGram took a walk on the side, side:

Tyler’s Jazz Odyssey- The Hussy
Better Stuff- The Hussy
Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night- Iggy Pop
Loves Missing- Iggy Pop

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Forgiveness- Kaveh Rastegar
Un Dia Punk- Juana Molina
Where Did You Sleep Last Night- Sleigh Bells

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Des à pics et des fadaises- Louis Ville
Better Days- Elliott Murphy
Dogs Of My Neighborhood- Jeffrey Lewis & The Voltage
Highway 67- Graham Reynolds

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Shining Eyes- The Drunken Hearts
***pre-recorded conversation with Chad Staehly***
Run It All Together- The Drunken Hearts

The High Hawks Land In Madison on 11/10

No one knows where the train will take them. It’s one you jump on out of the curiosity and excitement of the unknown. The very wonder of what the stars and the spirits will conjure on any given jubilee. And what the hell is a High Hawk? The High Hawks, is a new all-star project comprised of friend of the proGram Vince Herman (Leftover Salmon), Adam Greuel (Horseshoes & Hand Grenades), Chad Staehly (Hard Working Americans), Brian Adams (DeadPhish Orchestra), and Will Trask (Great American Taxi), will bring their blend of Americana, jam, and bluegrass music on the road.

The High Hawks will come together with friends including Tim Carbone (Railroad Earth) and Chicago Farmer for their inaugural run of live shows. The band’s fall run began with a performance at Boulder, CO’s Fox Theatre on October 18th, followed by stops at Denver, CO’s Cervantes’ Other Side (10/19); Fort Collins, CO’s Aggie Theatre (10/20). After a short break to soak it all in, they head to Milwaukee, WI’s The Back Room @ Colectivo (11/7); Peoria, IL’s Spirit of Peoria (11/8); La Crosse, WI’s La Crosse Distilling Co. (11/9); and Madison, WI’s High Noon Saloon on November 10th.

I had the opportunity to catch up with Chad Staehly ahead of the November 10th show in Madison at the High Noon Saloon. We talk about how the dip your toe in the water of the first couple of Colorado shows went and what type of momentum they are building on with each note played. We talk about the mission of the band and answer the question, “Just what is a High Hawk?” LoHi Records is a place where Chad (and Tim) are putting a lot of their energy – so learning a bit more on what they are up to and who they are working with really puts a pin in the music map and we find out what tunes/artists Chad would choose if he was to build a setlist for the listeners. Chad and I run in some of the same circles, so the setlist building conversation led us to talking about how artists can find support they need with any if their struggles. Platforms such as Backline and and Music Cares are some of the resources we discuss.

Hey Cancer….Get The Funk Out

The Carbone Cancer Center at the University of Wisconsin is committed to finding the best ways to detect, prevent, diagnose & treat cancer. As one of only 41 comprehensive cancer centers in the United States, as designated by the National Cancer Institute, the Carbone Cancer Center is providing treatment, education & research for all-types of cancer. Any donations to Funk Out Cancer will go directly to the Paul P. Carbone Cancer Center Fund which is funding innovative research to help find the cure for cancer. 100% of these funds will be used by the leading researchers & doctors at the University of Wisconsin for cancer research. There has been significant progress made with the help of these generous donations and Funk Out Cancer is helping to create awareness & fund the advancements in cancer research at the Carbone Cancer Center.

The goal for Funk Out Cancer is to raise $50,000 on a night filled with great friends, incredible music, and generous donors.

I am always honored to be a part of helping spread the word about this event. I had another chance to check in with Al Falaschi about the FUNK OUT CANCER event being help this year on November 2nd at The Orpheum in Madison. We get into the concert portion by talking through what artists will help to get the funk out, we talk about how this event…this party.. got started and the personal story that accompanies the funk. We also tackle one of the silent auction items (check out the Facebook event page for more info) to find out more about what it is and a piece of interesting history around it…do you know what a Wisconsin themed stumpf fiddle is? Right. We have all been in the path of cancer’s travels and what better way to share in the journey then to meet up together to tell cancer to get the funk out!

That’s That Spot

Had the opportunity to do an extra hour on the tail end of the proGram…we went to where the land meets the water:

Athena (Rondeña)- José Antonio Rodríguez
Festa do Tubarão- Dona Onete

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Koka Nocast- Cätlin Mägi
Annell Aslin Falk- Ahlberg Ek Roswall

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Bbaeng Dub- NST & The Soul Sauce meets Kim Yulhee
Peace Rights Love- Micah Shalom
Stop Killing Your Brothers Down- Lee SCRATCH Perry

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Samedi Glace- 3MA Ft. Ballaké Sissoko, Driss El Maloumi & Rajery
Africa- Santrofi
Kay Granpa- Lakou Mizik Ft. Tank and the Bangas
At The Temple- Mustafa Khaliq Ahmed & Charles Compo
See, Know, Love, Praise- Mustafa Khaliq Ahmed & Charles Compo
Kel Tinawen- Tinariwen Ft. Cass McCombs

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Il Ne Faut Pas Intervenir (Martin Meissonnier Reconstruct)- Sankayi
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Ansit- Rachid Taha
Aita- Rachid Taha

Let’s Go Here

The final portion of the proGram walked up onto a spot that was perfect to our ears:

Fess Up (Before Ya Mess Up)- Amendola vs. Blades
Motown- Roberto Fonseca
Aah Whoa- Robert Glasper Ft. Muhsinah & Queen Sheba
Trade In Bars Yo- Robert Glasper Ft. Herbie Hancock
In Case You Forgot- Robert Glasper

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***pre-recorded conversation with FlowPoetry***
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Jefe- Electric Kif
Radio- Electric Kif
Driving- POLIÇA
How Far- Ego Ella May

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It’s Yours- Mally
Faces- Mally
Prey- Tasman Keith & Stevie Jean

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Laws Of Life- 3TM
Children Of The Sun- Sun Ra (Live in Kalisz 1986)

Lake View Effects

The second portion of the proGram sat at the edge of the dock danglin’ toes in:

Gin House Blues- Mike Mattison
The Night- Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal
Not So Fast- J. Hoard
Superstrada- The Mighty Mocambos

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We Don’t Love Enough- The Triumphs
Break The Rules- Momo Said
Basement- Momo Said
No Regrets- The Pendletons Ft. K-Maxx
Keep It Working- The Pendletons Ft. Gizelle Smith

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Die Mopo- Mopo
All News Is Good News- Surprise Chef
Bossa Blue- Natural Lateral

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Pacific Standard- Yung Bae
Welcome to the Disco- Yung Bae Ft. Macross 82-99
Le Beat Fantastique- Ursula 1000
Follow That Car!- Ursula 1000

Cloud Laying

The first portion of the proGram was enjoyed from the top side of the fluff:

Can You Picture That?- The Gina Furtado Project
Take Your Time (I’ll Be Fine)- The Gina Furtado Project

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Trapped In A Corner- Elliott Murphy
Dignity- Elliott Murphy

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Yes We Can Can- Michael & The Rockness Monsters
Move Your feet/D.A.N.C.E./It’s a Sunshine Day- Michael & The Rockness Monsters

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Evangelie- Ghost Town Blues Band
Over & Out- Westside Andy (live)
Just Keep Loving Her- Westside Andy (live)
Who’s Been Cheatin’ Who- Watermelon Slim/Dennis Gruenling
Have You Ever?- Doug Duffey and Badd

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I Like It Like That- Teresa James and the Rhythm Tramps (live)
I Want It All- Teresa James and the Rhythm Tramps (live)
Chicken Grease- Biscuit Miller & The Mix Ft. Marcus Randolph
The Well- The Marcus King Band

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Doin’ It- Ginger Baker’s Air Force (live)
Something Nice- Ginger Baker Ft. Fela Kuti

Flowpoetry Compression Release & R-n-R Show

FlowPoetry (aka Adam Gregory Pergament of Madison, WI) to release a book of poetry titled “Compression” as part of a Rock and Roll show at High Noon Saloon in Madison, WI on Monday November 18, 2019 presented by High Noon Saloon, Knuckleheads Tobacco and Gifts, and WIJAM. In addition to the book release and FlowPoetry performance, music will be provided by Glostik Willy, a “Hippy Metal” power trio from Indiana, and Tate McLane, a folk artist from Minnesota. “Compression” is FlowPoetry’s second published work in-print and seeks to explore the percussive possibilities of his poetry through chants and stripped-down lyrics. Themes range from the political to the loss of love to the profound joy and necessity of creative expression. FlowPoetry’s 1st book was published in 2014 and compiled a 50-part series of poems originally published on-line through Sensible Reason, a millennial culture website headquartered in Brooklyn, NY.

I had the chance to catch up with Adam to get a bigger picture of what this event, and this book of poetry was all about. We get into idea behind having a rock and roll show surrounding a poetry book release with a poetry sharing from the stage. We dive into the creation of this new project and where it was born and how cutting out some of the fat, led to the feeling and feelings of these new poems. If this event sounds like something you may never have seen before, it very well could be. What better reason to add it to your schedule?

WHO: FlowPoetry (WI-Spoken Word), Glostik Willy (IN-Hippy Metal), Tate McLane (MN-Folk)
WHAT: FlowPoetry’s “Compression” Book Release and Rock and Roll Show
presented by High Noon Saloon, Knucklehead’s Tobacco and Gifts Madison, and WIJAM
WHERE: High Noon Saloon (701 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53703)
WHEN: Monday Nov. 18, 2019; Doors at 6:30; Show 7:30-10:30

Does Plant Dose

The final portion of this week’s proGram gets fed from the roots upward..

Wabash Blues- Tomeka Reid Quartet
***pre-recorded conversation with Tomeka Reid***
Old New- Tomeka Reid Quartet
Sadie- Tomeka Reid Quartet

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All That Matters Is the Moments- The Comet Is Coming Ft. Joshua Idehen
Moorish- Phil Ranelin
The Middle of Tensions: V- Kevin Sun

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Honesty- Bill Frisell
Curiosity- Bill Frisell
How Many Miles?- Bill Frisell

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King Klave’s Return- Javier Santiago
Fearless- Javier Santiago
Try Again- Franco Ambrosetti Quintet

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223 Teeth- Lorenzo Feliciati & Michele Rabbia
Parapegma- Lorenzo Feliciati & Michele Rabbia

Filling The Whole Hole

The middle portion of the proGram was wondering how much would it take to fill the entire wooden opening:

The Facts- Jason Yeager Ft. Farayi Malek, Matthew Stubbs & Cosimo Boni
Protest- Jason Yeager Ft. Mark Walker & Fernando Huergo
For Elise- Electric Beethoven Ft. Reed Mathis, Todd Stoops, Clay Welch, Josh Raymer

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Binding of Isaac- Gil Goldstein, Fritz K Renold & Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol Ft. Jazzaar Global Ensemble, Lydia Renold, Dmitry Zinakov & Billy Cobham
Aurur, Juju- Carmen Sandim
Undergrowth- Carmen Sandim
Gone To Earth- Go: Organic Orchestra & Brooklyn Raga Massive
Africa 21- Go: Organic Orchestra & Brooklyn Raga Massive

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Reverence (To Aretha)- Randy Brecker / Ada Rovatti
Wareika Goodbye- Monty Alexander
Bye Ya- Monty Alexander
Maktub- Yelfris Valdes Ft. Simo Lagnawi

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Tea For Two- John Yao’s Triceratops
It’s Not Unusual- Richie Cole & Tony Monaco

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Funus Imaginarium- Ghost Rhythms (live at Yoshiwara)
Xanadu- Ghost Rhythms (live at Yoshiwara)
Tequila Mockingbird- Ramsey Lewis & Urban Knights Ft. Charles Heath & Tim Gant