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This Guy Glows

The second portion of this week’s proGram took the glow inside and let it shine, let it shine, let it….shine:

Smile- Durand Jones & the Indications
Groovy Baby- Durand Jones & the Indications
Hey Romeo- Gizelle Smith
Scared of Something- Gizelle Smith
Totally Hot- Juliana Hatfield

Nigel Duke- Ghost Note Ft. Nigel Hall
Wild Bill- Robert Kennedy

**Excerpt of pre-recorded conversation with John Scofield**
Cymbolism- John Scofield Joe Lovano Quartet (live, 2015)
Kentucky Derby- Bill Frisell
Hit Garbage- Nineteen Thirteen
**Live on air conversation with Victor & Janet of Nineteen Thirteen**
Trick Zipper- Nineteen Thirteen
Bye Bye- Nineteen Thirteen
Wheel Of Fortune- Del and Amp Live
Karma Sutra- Dr. Octagon

Hamouda- The Turbans
Zawi- The Turbans

Sideways Streetscape

The first portion of this week’s proGram took to walking the streets in a sideways stroll..

Flutterbug- Gyan Riley
Sprig- Gyan Riley
One More Night On The Road-Grant Farm and Friends (live)
Dead River- HYWAYS

Have You Ever Loved a Woman- Freddie Pate
greenarrowradio promo- Breezy Rodio
Make Me Blue- Breezy Rodio

Memphis- Joyann Parker
Shine Bright- Marcia Ball
The Breeze- Jane Lee Hooker
Mannish Boy- Jimi Hendrix
I Pick Up Birds At Funerals- Tir Na Nog
Kiss Me, Vibrate and Smile- The Chemistry Set

Viola Lee Blues- Midnight North (live Terrapin Crossroads)
Phoenix Motel- Midnight North (live Terrapin Crossroads)
**excerpt of pre-recorded conversation with Joe Marcinek**
Bernie- Joe Marcinek Band (live High Noon Saloon)
greenarrowradio promo- Tim Woods
Anything For Your Love- Matador! Soul Sounds

Dub Stubbs- Matthew Stubbs and the Antiguas
Clown Shoes- Sneaky Pete and the Secret Weapons

Funk It- The Euge Organ Trio
NuNu ShufShuf- The Euge Organ Trio
More Chicken- Mike Clark and Delbert Bump

Time Spent With John Scofield

John Scofield is considered one of the most important guitarists and composers in jazz. His influence began in the late 70’s and is going strong today. Possessor of a distinctive sound and stylistic diversity, Mr. Scofield is a masterful improviser whose music generally falls somewhere between post-bop, funk edged jazz, and R & B. He has prominently led his own groups in the international jazz and contemporary scenes, recorded over 40 albums as a leader (many already classics) and collaborated with current favorites and jazz legends like Miles Davis, Pat Metheny, Charlie Haden, Herbie Hancock, Medeski, Martin & Wood, Bill Frisell, Brad Mehldau, Mavis Staples, Gov’t Mule, Jack DeJohnette, Joe Lovano, Joe Henderson, Dave Holland and Phil Lesh to name only a few. Throughout his career John has punctuated his traditional jazz offerings with funk-oriented electric music. All along, the guitarist has kept an open musical mind and a variety of audiences in the jazz, rock and classical realms.

I had a chance to share some time with John talking about the upcoming gig at The Barrymore Theatre on 4/21 with the John Scofield Joe Lovano Quartet. We discuss what someone who has never heard the music this quartet creates might be in store for at the show, and how John and Joe have known and grown with each other over a lifetime. It is true that this quartet does not hit the road that often, so catch them while you can. We get into how songs are selected and how the group feeds off one another during a set to keep that moment in time, securely unique. It was thrilling to hear of his working with some of the greats, but we single out Chris Wood (MSMW was about to play a show together) and Warren Haynes (John and Warren just went to a cool concert toGether – find out what is was by listening in). The versatility John shows in his music is the type of path I enjoy weaving from set to set, making those sound neighborhoods that otherwise may never bump into one another, and I think John would enjoy walking down the sidewalks with me in the greenarrowradio hood.

Mr. John Scofield

Lined Up With Joe Marcinek

Joe Marcinek Band is an experience you may never forget. That is because each show features a different lineup of musicians creating a different set of music every night. The music is equal parts Chicago Blues, New Orleans Funk, Grateful Dead Psychedelia, and Jazz Fusion for open minded listeners. Joe tours nationally from New York to LA and everywhere in between. Most of these lineups will only happen one time making every night a can’t miss and unique show.

We are fortunate here in Madison to have an artist like Joe always find a way to bring his unique band meld to us. These incredible one off type shows make for such memorable times for both the audience and the band. Once again, the Joe Marcinek Band is heading to Madison to play the Harmony Bar on April 14th. Joe and I took a moment to catch up and discuss who he will be teaming up with to make music for Madison, we discuss recent working with friend of the program, Mr. Alan Evans (Alan played with Joe and is mixing Joe’s new album. We also talk about teaming up with our boys, Groovesession in Cali and did I mention a new album? Oh yes, we talk about a potential dream come true scenario for Joe with this new record, and once it is finished, I’ll be able to put it into your ears first. And as always, Joe and I mention our bridge connection and respect to Dr. Bernie Worrell.

Photo by: Ian Rawn Photography
More of Ian’s work at his FB page and his IG.

Do You See or Hear It

The second portion of the proGram tickled the senses into confusion:

Shackles- Ruby Velle & the Soulphonics
Let Me Be Your Lovemaker- Orgone Ft. Adryon de León
Takeback- Lakecia Benjamin
Little Children- Lakecia Benjamin
Lemon’s Make Lemonade- Grace Kelly Ft. Jon Batiste
Blues for Harry Bosch- Grace Kelly (Mocean Worker Remix)

Well You Needn’t- Mike Clark & Delbert Bump
No More Blues- Mike Clark & Delbert Bump

Day Tripper- Charles Ponder
Make a Change- Durand Jones & The Indications
Silicon World- The California Honeydrops

Ray- Joyann Parker
Blues for Hard Times- Rockwell Avenue Blues band Ft. Steve Freund,Tad Robinson & Ken Saydak
Sugar Bee- Kathy and the Kilowatts
Hello Josephine- Freddie Pate
Youngblood- Peter V Blues Train

Counting Arrows- HYWAYS

Playing a Poor Hand Well- Midnight North
**Excerpt of pre-recorded conversation with Grahame Lesh of Midnight North**
One Night Stand- Midnight North
Miss M- Midnight North (live at Terrapin Crossroads)

Wash It Away

The first portion of the proGram has the spot for you to let it all go….away:

Coyote Party- Thollem
La Vida Es Un Regalo- Thollem
Its Not Cool to be Cold Hearted- Thollem
Earthbound Turnaround- Moist Paula
Weather Warlock- Moist Paula

Swing Ghost ’59- The Nels Cline 4
Secret Weapon- Escaper
Rare Form- Escaper
Chorinho-Dario Deidda Ft. GeGé Telesforo

Fifteen- Chuck Lichtenberger
Twenty Two- Chuck Lichtenberger
Bubba- Chuck Lichtenberger

Soldiers- Terence Blanchard Featuring the E Collective (live)
Intro- Dana Murray
Comfortable Discomfort- Dana Murray

The Turning- Dave Liebman, Adam Rudolph & Tatsuya Nakatani
Winslow Homer- Bill Frisell
It’s Alright Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)- Charlie Ballantine
Tears of Rage- Charlie Ballantine
Pride- The Lao Tizer Band

Swingtown- Marco Benevento (live)
Pinto- Gitkin
Unfortunate Breaks- Adrian Younge
Starlights-Adrian Younge
Come On- Kyle Hollingsworth
Barefoot Boogie Man- Groovesession

Grahame Lesh and Midnight North

In June of 2017 Midnight North released their third studio album: “Under the Lights”. On this full length record, the band left all they had on the court. Recorded by David Simon-Baker (Los Lobos, ALO, Jackie Greene, Mother Hips) at the Greene Room and Allegiant Studios, “Under the Lights” features their eleven best new tunes. Expect twang of of country on tracks like “The Highway Song” and “Greene County”, morsels of soul on the likes of “Back To California”, but mostly good solid rock and roll. With strong melodies and stronger harmonies, for this band it comes down to one thing: the song.

I had a chance to catch up with Grahame Lesh to talk about the upcoming show on 4/14 at the Midwest Music Festival in LaCrosse and here in Madison on 4/15 at High Noon Saloon. We get into what to be ready for at the show and how the newest release will play in and out live. We dive into the making of the album and how the stories experienced on a tour get worked up, and expressed on a recording and how much this group definitely enjoys stretching it out for those who make it out. Grahame shares his insights from playing both the bigger festival scene(s), and holding down their fifth year of Sunday nights at his dad, Phil Lesh‘s exceptional venue, Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, CA. If you are looking for some harmony in your life, the music of Midnight North will definitely bring it your way.

Midnight North

Just The Right Materials

The second portion of the proGram had the correct materials to represent conscientious efforts on the part of Aboriginal artists to share their culture with outsiders.

Gene Takes A Drink- Bang On A Can All Stars
Banquet of the South Tutubole- Cyro Baptista
Adrenal Interlude- Progger
Housewives- Progger
Sinister Postlude- Progger
Realms- Escaper
Ellipsis- Counterweight

Now I’m Gone- Durand Jones & The Indications
Tuck N Roll- Durand Jones & The Indications
Shoe Boot- Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Intro- Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Call It Home- The California Honeydrops

Set Sail- The Pendletons
greenarrowradio Theme- Mister Rourke
Mr. Crazy Fingers- Lexsoul Dancemachine
Tsunami- Lexsoul Dancemachine

The Antrim Special- Mark Kelso & the Jazz Exiles
Between The Mayo And The Mustard- Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio
Stuff- Kyle Hollingsworth
Stingy Love- Mataador! Soul Sounds
March On- Lakecia Benjamin
On The One- Lakecia Benjamin

Tehigren (The Trees)- Bombino
Dem Don Come Again-Femi Kuti
No Bad News- Chicago Afrobeat Project Ft. Kiara Lanier & Legit

**Pre-recorded conversation with Kevin Ford of Chicago Afrobeat Project**
E Gets As E Be- Femi Kuti
Rogue State- Shokazoba

Tommy Mitchell (Ngaanyatjarra people, Warakurna, Southwestern Deserts, Western Australia, 1943–2013)
Walu, 2008
Synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 40 x 60 in.
Promised gift of Margaret Levi and Robert Kaplan to the Seattle Art Museum, T2011.55.51, © Tommy Mitchell Courtesy American Federation of Arts.

The Wood Would

The first portion of this week’s proGram knew if the wood could chuck, it sure wood…and it would get thrown like this:

Abraço do Gringo- Andrew Finn Magill Ft. Mike Marshall
Pesadelo- Andrew Finn Magill
Djangology- Tommy Emmanuel Ft. Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo
Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay- Tommy Emmanuel Ft. JD Simo

Heartbreak Coming Down- Great Peacock
Hideaway- Great Peacock

So Good- The Shacks
Grow Some- Kathy & The Kilowatts
Not My Problem- Meg Williams
Stinly Twinky- JJ Vicars
Chariot Gate- Rockwell Avenue Blues Band Ft. Steve Freund, Tad Robinson & Ken Saydak
Time to Collect- Peter V Blues Band

Country Boy- Logan Richardson
Rebels Rise- Logan Richardson
Anthem (to human justice)- Logan RIchardson
Spike- Roosevelt Collier

Hear My Train A Comin’- Jimi Hendirx (4/9/69)
Leopard Skin Pill Box Hat- John Mellencamp (live)
Rainy Day Women #12 & 35- Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers (live)
Ain’t That Lovin’ You- The Derek Trucks Band w/Larry McCray & Jimmy Herring (live 12/22/99)
Laughin’ or Crying- The Wood Brothers
***Excerpt of Pre-Recorded Conversation with Chris Wood***
River Takes The Town- The Wood Brothers
Girl Flavored Gum- The Need
Turn On Your Love Light- Jane Lee Hooker
18 Miles to Memphis- Stray Cats
Journey of the Sorcerer- The Blue Giant Zeta Puppies
Fillet of Soul- Alex Skolnick
Too Stoned- Groovesession

Chris Wood of The Wood Brothers

While brothers Chris and Oliver Wood have been rooted in music since early in their childhood, clearly at times they have made such different types of music over the years, but the influences of their early lives brings them back when The Wood Brothers create together. The storytelling and unique sounds have been gaining all sorts of musical momentum over the years and have included the stages of many a great place, with great people. Now that they are more of the final act on many of those stages, we get an album to match. The Wood Brothers’ sixth outing, “One Drop of Truth”, dives headfirst into a deep wellspring of sounds, styles and influences. Whereas their previous outings have often followed a conceptual and sonic through-line, here the long-standing trio featuring brothers Oliver and Chris along with Jano Rix treat each song as if it were its own short film. So, grab some popcorn and beer and tune in.

I had the chance to chat once again with friend of the proGram, Mr. Chris Wood about the upcoming SOLD OUT show at the Majestic Theater in Madison on April 12th, with the wonderful Nicki Bluhm opening. We talked about what to expect this time around at the live event as well as dissecting a couple of the tracks on the new release. Chris talks about how working with a variety of artists and art taps into the creative spirit of this band, and we spend a little time talking about Mr. John Scofield in particular as I had just spoke to John about playing with MMW an hour earlier.

Chris Wood

Kevin Ford of Chicago Afrobeat Project

After roughly 15 years, hundreds of tour dates, and four studio releases, Chicago Afrobeat Project has found ways of interpreting afrobeat through American urban sounds. Through it all, CAbP has been at the center of the emergence of the North American afrobeat scene and they are constantly focused on keeping the foundation of the music and creative pallet the same but they are always an ever-evolving force. As we sit in 2018, the changes and interpretations of old into new should open ears and minds of a wider audience base, so when you get the chance, take it.

I had the chance to chat with Kevin Ford, keyboardist/producer, about the upcoming show on April 7th at The Sett at the University of Wisconsin (Madison). We shape the image of what someone who has no clue what a Chicago Afrobeat Project will present to them at the show. While the goal of the show is to get down and have a great time, the event is definitely a conscious party. We get into the making of the new release “What Goes Up” Ft. the legend, Mr. Tony Allen and how getting to work and perform with Mr. Allen kept the band on it’s musical toes. We also learn what Kevin is listening to these days and how that could easiler turn into a wild DJ set duo with the two of us.

Chicago Afrobeat Project Full Band

In The Frontground

The second portion of the Sunday morning “toe-knuckle in the jazzy bucket” proGram had the front view with a promising backdrop:

Gina’s Groove- Jeff Hamilton Trio (live)
Bennissimo- Jeff Hamilton Trio (live)
Consternation- The Reggie Pittman & Loren Daniels Quartet
Straight Up- The Reggie Pittman & Loren Daniels Quartet
Notes for Nostalgia- Perry Smith Quintet
Lullaby For Freedom- Perry Smith Quintet
Monk’s World- Perry Smith Quintet

Think About It- Bill Frisell
Rambler- Bill Frisell
Lost Memories- Andreas Varady
Radio Joint- Andreas Varady
Outro- Andreas Varady
Prelude to Freedom/Troubled Waters- James Weidman
Wade in the Water- James Weidman
No Hiding Place- James Weidman

The Making Of You- Jamie Saft
Human/Gates- Jamie Saft
Po’ Boy- Jamie Saft

Time is a Sphere- Counterweight
Ergot- Counterweight

Pam Pim Pam Pum- Miguel de Armas Quartet
Rumba on Kent Street- Miguel de Armas Quartet Ft. Alexandre Laborde
A Song For My Little Son- Miguel de Armas Quartet Ft. Elmer Ferrer
The Attic- Joshua Trinidad
Feathers- Joshua Trinidad
Iconograph- Dave Liebman, Adam Rudolph & Tatsuya Nakatani
Present Time- Dave Liebman, Adam Rudolph & Tatsuya Nakatani
The Simple Truth- Dave Liebman, Adam Rudolph & Tatsuya Nakatani

Feelin’ Alright- Calle Mambo Project
The Way You Move- Calle Mambo Project
The Source- The Lao Tizer Band
Don’t Start Lyin’ to me Now- Hart, Scone & Albin

Click Bike

The first portion of this Sunday morning “toe-knuckle” in the jazzy bucket proGram rode it’s way to this:

A Quiet Walk In The Snow- Pauline Frechette
Follow My Heart- Pauline Frechette Ft. Stewart Cole
Bellow- Moira Smiley
Worried Now- Moira Smiley
The New You- Alina Engibaryan
Shut it Up- Sirintip

Samba For Django- Benji Kaplan
Roger Kilowatt- George Khan
Belo’s Bellow- Dan Pugach Nonet
You Eat My Food, You Drink My Wine, You Steal My Girl!- Leslie Pintchik
Skit: Freedom in the Studio- Jay Phelps
Spread- Jay Phelps
FAB outro (Batata)- Jay Phelps

Exultation- Scatter The Atoms That Remain
The Theme- Miles Davis & John Coltrane (live)
Oleo- Miles Davis & John Coltrane (live)
Om Rama- Alice Coltrane
Disappearing- Billy Martin
Electric Ascnesion OrkestrockinRova- Rova Channeling Coltrane
The Nail Will Burn- the Thing

My Queen is Harriet Tubman- Sons of Kemet
Libation (For My Ancestors)- Corcoran Holt
Smile- Corcoran Holt
NW- Corcoran Holt

Dat Dere- Robert Kennedy
Do You Know a Good Thing (When You See One?)- Robert Kennedy
What Have You Done?- Wynton Marsalis Septet (live:Lincoln Center Gala)

Twin Peeks

The extra portion of the reGularly scheduled program gave us more to see than usually meets the eye:

Cair Paravel- Becky Buller
The Rebel and the Rose- Becky Buller Ft. Sam Bush
Watson Blues- Tommy Emmanuel Ft. David Grisman & Bryan Sutton
C Jam Blues- Tommy Emmanuel Ft David Grisman & Bryan Sutton
Deep River Blues- Tommy Emmanuel Ft. Jason Isbell

All Aboard- Del McCoury Band (live 9/22/2016)
***Pre-recorded conversation with Mr. Del McCoury***
To Make Love Sweeter For You- Del McCoury Band
How Long (until I See The Sun Again)- Birch Pereira & The Gin Joints
As Long As I Live- Birch Pereira & The Gin Joints
Like a Rocket- Elliott Murphy
Give it All Up For Good- The Claudettes
Taco Night Material- The Claudettes

Souvenirs- Michael Gregory Jackson
Exit 16- Roosevelt Collier
Stepping Stone-Jimi Hendrix (11/18/1969)

You Don’t Drink Enough- Breezy Rodio
Not Going To Worry- Breezy Rodio
Give Me A Holler- Teresa James & The Rhythm Tramps

Broadway Avenue- Dragondeer
Acid Mountain- Moon Hooch
(She Got me) Wang Dang Doodle- Arthur Alexander
I’ll Get Your Love Someday- Arthur Alexander
Green Hill Zone- Escaper
Dystopia- Progger

Storm Drained

The second portion of the proGram had been fully drained….no swamp needed:

Balla Balla- Brazilian Girls
Let’s Make Love- Brazilian Girls
Go Out More Often- Brazilian Girls
One More Thing- Sango
Marfa Sunset- Dungen & Woods

9am- Bekon
Catch Me if You Can- Bekon
4am- Bekon

Relationship (Skit)- PRhyme
Sunflower Seeds-PRhyme Ft. Novel & Summer of ’96

Downtown- Emapea
Chillin’ Hard- Emapea
Funk It Up- Emapea
The Offering- Darkhouse Family
Modaji Suite- Darkhouse Family
Journey to Love- Darkhouse Family Ft. Vanity Jay
Prelude for a Madman- Cut Chemist Ft. Dntel
Madman- Cut Chemist
Plains- Cut Chemist

Flight (remix)- Lusterlit
Kofi Nomad- Jessica Lauren
La Corbata Barata- Orquesta Akokán
Gamma Riddem- Miraa May


Lake Flow A Go

The first portion of today’s marathonG program started off with a melt and go approach:

Fire on the Mountain- Roots of Creation Ft. Stephen Marley, Marlon Asher
Deal- Roots of Creation Ft. The Aggrolites, Melvin Seals
Shakedown Street Dub- Roots of Creation Ft. Melvin Seals
Hustle- Brother Jerome

We Need More Love- Freddie McGregor
Press Along Nyah- Glen & Dave
Shabby Attack- Sly & Robbie & Dubmatix
Ruff House- Sly & Robbie & Dubmatix

In Pursuit of Shai Hulud- The Sorcerers
Kaushi Kanra in Vilambit Tintal- Alam Khan Ft. Indranil Mallick
Kaushi Kanra in Drut Tintal- Alam Khan Ft. Indranil Mallick
Khafa (up in Arms)- Kiran Ahluwalia
Kuch Aur (Something Else)- Kiran Ahluwalia
Song of the Birds- Karavan Sarai

Puppets- Shokazoba
Dem Militarize Democracy- Femi Kuti
Na Thier Way Be That- Femi Kuti
Crystal Ball- Dingonek Street Band
Chaka Chaka- Thornato Ft. Bajah)
No Problem- Thornato Ft. Kongo Elektro & Zongo Abongo

Soul Meeting- Gianni Dell’Orso & Gianni Oddi
Crociera Verso Il Sud- Bruno Zambrini
Porto Cammelli- Silvano D’Auria

Kirie- gEoRgEtTe
Maga Bo- No Balanço da Canoa (Chico Correa Remix)
Sika Blawa- Afroelectro

Spending time with Del McCoury

Mr. Del McCoury has had a long career in bluegrass. Although originally hired as banjo player, he sang lead vocals and played rhythm guitar for Bill Monroe’s Blue Grass Boys in 1963, with whom he first appeared on the Grand Ole Opry. In the 1980s his sons began performing with him. Fiddler Tad Marks and bass player Mike Brantley joined the group in early 1990s. They relocated to Nashville, Tennessee as they began to attract attention. Fiddler Jason Carter and bassist Mike Bub joined in 1992. Alan Bartram joined the band as bassist in 2005. Mr. McCoury became a member of the Grand Ole Opry in October 2003 and has influenced a great number of bands, including Phish, with whom he has shared the stage several times and who have covered his songs. He has also performed with The String Cheese Incident and Donna the Buffalo, and recorded with Steve Earle. Mr. McCoury has covered songs by artists as diverse as The Lovin’ Spoonful, Tom Petty, and Richard Thompson and has appeared at festivals including Bonnaroo, High Sierra, the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, The Telluride Bluegrass Festival, and the Newport Folk Festival. In 2008, Mr. McCoury started DelFest, an annual bluegrass festival in Cumberland, Maryland, held at the Allegany County Fairgrounds with the Del McCoury Band plays every night at each of the festivals.

I had the honor of chatting with Mr. McCoury to support the April 21st show at the Stoughton Opera House. We spent time talking about the history of Bluegrass music, from when he started to where it is now. We got into a discussion about his soon to be released album, “Del McCoury Still Sings Bluegrass” will drop this May 25th, smack dab in the middle of Delfest and along side the release of his son’s group, The Travlin’ McCoury’s new release. We spoke about his work with Jerry Lee Lewis and friend of the proGram, Mr. David “Dawg” Grisman. We even get a little insight as to the first time Mr. McCoury met up with Jerry Garcia and what could have become of it if Jerry was a little less shy.

It is always a treat to speak with the greats, and in this case, it sure did not disappoint.

Mr. Del McCoury

Wheels Fell Off

The second portion of the program had the birthday suit take the wheels riGht off this thang:

I’ll Be There- Michael Rault
Slip it Back- Cantaloop
Ain’t it Funky Now- Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio
The Black Five- Orgone
Cynthy Ruth- Orgone Ft. Terin Ector

State of All Things- Ruby Velle & the Soulphonics
Walk With Me- Laura Rain and the Caesars

***Excerpt of Pre-Recorded conversation with Laura Rain***
Pleasure Zone- Laura Rain and The Caesars
Theme for a Private Investigator- Matador! Soul Sounds
Move It- Groovesession
Onset- Kyle Hollingsworth
Rehab- Hart, Scone & Albin
Curls- Middle Blue

Get Down With It (Qdup Remix)- Mustafa Akbar
Hey Sister (Hard Radio Edit)- Simian Mobile Disco

Shrimp- Dessa
Fire Drills- Dessa
Hope I’m Wrong- Dessa
Wire- Young Fathers
Holy Ghost- Young Fathers
The Reed- Quiet Dawn

Malison- Hibou

Wheels Off

What a Deck

The first portion of the proGram had the birthday suits left real wet:

Wheelin’ & Dealin’- Tommy Emmanuel Ft. JD Simo & Charlie Cushman
Tittle Tattle- Tommy Emmanuel Ft. Jack Pearson
I Hope it Kills You- Young Valley
Howlin’- Young Valley

Ain’t That a Shame- Birch Pereira & The Gin Joints
I Don’t Like I Did Before- Birch Pereira & The Gin Joints
Have You Ever Seen The Rain- Casey Abrams
I Put a Spell On You- Casey Abrams

Blues People- Logan Richardson
Hidden Figures- Logan Richardson

Easy With Me- Dragondeer
Girl Walking Home Alone at Night- High Up
Domino- High Up
Naked On The Internet- The Claudettes
Dance Scandal at The Gymnasium- The Claudettes

Pearls Goodtime Blues- Eric Andersen
You Can’t Relive The Past- Eric Andersen Ft. Lou Reed
One in Five- Permanent Clear Light
The Quiet Smiling Man- Permanent Clear Light
Woodstock- Jimi Hendrix Ft. Stephen Stills (9/30/69)

Happy Feet- Roosevelt Collier
Last Time I’ll Ever Sing The Blues- Myles Goodwyn Ft. Rick Derringer
Trxie- Tim Woods
Find Me a Bar- Teresa James & The Rhythm Tramps
Boogie Depression- Victor Wainwright
Cherry On The Cream- Peter V Blues Train Ft. Jeff Levine

What a Deck

Laura Rain & The Caesars at Club Tavern

Detroit’s Laura Rain and the Caesars transform funky soul and r&b into their own unique vision. Inspired by the spirit of classic recordings of time gone before us, Laura Rain creates her own environment of expression with a powerful and soulful voice. Formed in the Motor City in 2012 with her husband George Friend, the pair set off on a creative journey writing and recording their own music. The two received many accolades within the music press and radio with their debut release “Electrified” in 2013. Performing with a stripped down lineup of organ, guitar and drums….the band developed it’s signature sound, and cultivated a vintage toned energetic foundation. With the release of the fourth recording “Walk with Me”, Laura and the band push the envelope of this unique soul music. Channeling inspiration from Detroit’s long and legendary history of dance music, funk, blues, soul and r&b, Laura Rain gives modern music a raw, yet sophisticated shot of much needed authenticity and heart.

ON March 23rd at Club Tavern in Middleton Wisconsin, Laura Rain and the Caesars will bring that sound to the people. I had the opportunity to chat with Laura about what the audience should plan on gettin’ at this event, the process of creating their latest release and how the band and she have grown as creators. We spend some time talking about the place that is most intimate for her and George to write and record and how baby makes three has added to the mix. If you have a money-maker in your crew, let them know about this show….they may need to go SHAKE it there.

Laura Rain