The chase down of Derek Trucks.

Well it isn’t as wild as it sounds. I have been attempting to have a conversation w/Derek since early March. His manager Blake and I have been working around each other’s schedule’s: I got put off because of Conan O’Brien…geez!! Finally, we get a chance and the phone lines are acting up in Storrs due to the inclement weather….So, you could be listening to just the sound of airwave fuzz or I actaully did beat down mother nature and make it happen.

Check out what the Derek Trucks Band is up to, including bracing themselves for some work with Mr. Eric Clapton.

The Derek Trucks Band has been a work in progress for over 10 years, blending jazz, rock, blues, Latin, Eastern Indian, and other world music into the sound that now defines the DTB. The band’s mission has been to assemble a group of musicians that share a passion for improvisation and musical exploration, and to develop a united musical vision by performing with this core group of players for an extended period of time. The focus of the band is on the art form itself, despite the current trend of image-driven music on the scene today. The DTB aims to create progressive roots music in an effort to move the art form forward and re establish substance over hype.

Listen to our conversation here.

Check out the Derek Trucks Band’s new CD SONGLINES

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thanks Blake

6/24/06 Much to do about Music.

Today we met Jake Shimabukuro and the Tony Tyler Trance via conversation. I featured 6, yes 6 tracks of Jake’s so you could get the feel for his genre unknown repotoire. We heard Tony Tyler speak about his manager Willie Perkins, former manager for the Allman Bros., Greg Allman and Stevie Ray Vaughn.
Check out this set list. It is like two shows in one.

R-n-R Pnemonia.., Huey “piano” Smith
Pictures of Matchstickmen, Status Quo
Red River Rock, Johnny & the Hurricanes
Little Red Riding Hood, Sam the Sham
A Certain Girl, Warren Zevon
Detox Mansion, Warren Zevon
Baby, Please don’t go, Them f. Van Morrison
My Lonely Sad Eyes, Them F. Van Morrison
Turn on your lovelight, Them f. Van Morrison
Suitcase, Keb Mo’
It Comes & Goes, Logic
Country Death Song, Violent Femmes
Body in the Lake, Codetalkers w/Col. B. Hampton
I will, Al & the Transamericans
Waiting for the Punchline, Al & Transamericans
Toastman’s Dilemma, Jake Shimabukuro
Mrs. Robinson, Jake Shimabukuro
Toastman’s Wave, Jake Shimabukuro
While my Guitar Gentle Weeps, Jake
24th Caprise, Jake S./Panganini
Crazy G, Jake Shimabukuro
Chopin:Etrude C-Sharp, Bela Fleck/Edgar Meyer
Whiskey in the Jar, Grisman & Garcia
Shake your Hips, Robert Randolph Family Band
No one to Run w/Anymore, Allman Bros.
Angelina, the Tony Tyler Trance
Can’t keep Running, Tony Tyler Trance
Where are the Angels, Tony Tyler Trance
Wine and Women, Pedro Arevalo
Blues for Luci, Pedro Arevalo
30 Days in the Hole, Gov’t Mule
All your Love I miss Lovin’, Stevie Ray Vaughn
I wish you Would, John Hammond Jr.

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Hey Everyone, Meet Jake!

I had the distinct pleasure to have a quick piece of Jake Shimabukuro’stime. For those of you that are unaware of Jake, listen up. I will be playing a good quantity of his music on this weeks show. Known for lightning-fast fingers and revolutionary playing techniques, Jake Shimabukuro is a master of the ‘ukulele. The 29-year-old virtuoso shatters musical boundaries, playing jazz, blues, funk, classical, bluegrass, folk, flamenco, and rock. While Jake has great respect and love for traditional Hawaiian ukulele music, his mission is to show everyone that the ukulele is capable of so much more.

Jake will be playing in Mansfield Mass. at the Tweeter Center with Jimmy Buffett on August 10th. Make sure you check out this unbelieveable performance.

Listen to our conversation here.

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photo credit: Jayson Tanega

Marlene Jeanrenaud: The Magic of Africa

Sparks Fly up from campfires, as Jeanrenauld and friends tell exciting tales of people and wildlife encounters, and of hairraising escapes from hungry crocodiles, angry ostriches and charging rhinos. Under the dark velvet of night, no star shines brighter that Jeanrenauld’s love for her continent and native country. From seashore to savannah, from desert floor to mountain top, her stories weave an emotional spell of the MAGIC OF AFRICA to enthrall adults and children alike.

Listen to our chat here.

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6/17/06 NEW GNU TUNES

Ch Ch Check out all the new music. Any bold typed artist/song is a new (within 7 months or so) piece. Most of these today are brand spanking. The stork brought them to me outta the blue blue sky.

After Midnight, Merl Saunders & Friends
Expressway to your Heart, Merl & Friends
Riddles, Joan Jett & Blackhearts
Baby Blue, Joan Jett & Blackhearts
All cause of you, The 88
Lima, the Codetalkers feat Col. Bruce Hampton
Body in the lake, Codetalkers feat Col. Bruce
These are the ghosts, Band of Bees
Wash in the Rain, Band of Bees
No Atmosphere, Band of Bees
Get Ready now, Rincerose
Barra Barra, Rachid Taha
You Speak my Language, Morphine
Test Tube Baby, Morphine
The other Side, Morphine
C.C. Rider, Perdo Arevalo
Blues for Luci, Pedro Arevalo
Soup, Blind Melon
No Rain, Blind Melon
MOUTH MUSIC
Feen, Natacha Atlas
Allah Al’ Hbab, Cheb i Sabbah
Gypsy Woman, George Clinton & P-Funk
Love Handles, Keller Williams
Mama Boulet, Leftover Salmon
Euphoria, Leftover Salmon
I got to let you Know, los Lobos
Don’t Worry Baby, Los Lobos
Shakin’ Shakin’ Shakes, Los Lobos
Never find Another Lover, the Jolly Boys
Missi. Boll Weevil, N. Missi. Allstars
Don’t mess around w/Me, Waylon Jennings
Road Runner, Aerosmith
K.C. Blues, Mike Bloomfield
Sabatage, Beastie Boys
Metal Mental Club, Rincerose
2% Body Fat, Robert Walters

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Brian Olsen Art in action…A Must SEE.

Please take a moment, if you have never heard of Mr. Denny Dent before, this is for you. Brian Olsen is an Edward Scissorhands of artistry. He weaves and bobs, blends and mixes, cranks tunes and of course, has the auidence enthralled. This spirited showman can be found at BRIANOLSEN.com Please do yourself a favor and check it out. His work is complex and crazed at times, sometimes he ends up looking the part if the easel. You’ll be on the edge of your seat, jaw dropped catching flies and astonished how the end results gets to where it is via the route Brian takes.

Listen to our conversation here.

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Our time w/ Jeff Knowlton

As previosly posted..On the BASH your BOSS day, Jeff Knowlton of the band the Break Mission out of Boston was in studio playing his electric/acoustic guitar. He belted out some solo stuff and some of the bands tracks off of their self titled album.

Listen to our time spent here.

Yeah, the recording device records my mic far louder than the other mics…Maybe I have a superiority complex? It will get fixed.

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Shared HOPE: Walk the Walk

Sharing Hope Walk
6/24/06
Mansfield, CT
Kim Lachut and Jodi Kaplan are organizing the Sharing Hope Walk the Walk on Saturday, June 24th, in memory of Walter Terlik and in honor of Steve Kaplan. Registration for the walk will be from 10:00 am – 11:00 am. The walk will begin at 11:00 am at the UConn Alumni Center on the Storrs Campus and will go through the University of Connecticut campus. There will be lunch, a DJ and a basket raffle to follow the walk at the Alumni Center. For more information on this walk, please contact Kim at kim@celebratingwalt.org or Jodi at walkthewalk06@cox.net.

It’s been a part of too many people’s lives already!

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6/10/06 BASH YOUR BOSS DAY

So, the people called and requested a topic of the day. Today it was a unaimous choice to discuss incompetent managers, bad bosses and other work related non-sense. Surrounding the phone talk on that issue, we guests-a-plenty. Jeff Knowlton for the Break Mission came by and amazed the listenwing audience with several new tunes and a couple of the groups September 2005 release. Check out some photos in the IN DA HOUSE section of greenarrowradio. Also, Kim stopped by to discuss an event taking place on June 24th at the UCONN alumni center. Walk the Walk is being co-organized by Kim and Jodi, both with personal experiences to educate the masses. Please stay tuned for more with Kim. Sarah stopped in….no idea who she was but she didn’t get any info from me. and the names of the day..TEDDY BEAR SONNY and his pal ZOE.

Oh yeah, we played music too….

No one left to Run with, Allman Bros.
Electric Rodeo, Shooter Jennings
Little White Lines, Shooter Jennings
Manifesto #2, Shooter Jennings
Rusty Cage, Johnny Cash
Mean-eyed-Cat, Johnny Cash
Windjammer, Vassar Clements
Aqualung, Jethro Tull
Mighty High, Jerry Garcia Band
Riddles, Joan Jett/Blackhearts
Five, Joan Jett/Blackhearts
Baby Blue, Joan Jett/Blackhearts
Big Sur, the Break Mission
Echo, the Break Mission
For any of Us, the Break Mission
Guitars from Burhma
Mean ole Wind..N.Missi. All Stars
Chocolate on my Tongue, Wood Brothers
Atlas, the Wood Brothers
Kiko & the Lavender Moon, Los Lobos
Preachin’ Blues, Peter Green
Hard Luck, Howlin’ Wolf
Feelin’ my way Around, Fabulous T-Birds
Rock Candy, Fabulous T-Birds
You’re Mama’s Talkin, Shemekia Copeland

Five people also will be receiving the Break Mission’s album…so, stay tuned for more great live in the studio music, conversations with the artists, and Public Service assistance.

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get to know Tony Tyler’s Trance…

Listen to our chat right here just hours before his cd release party.

The Tony Tyler Trance was formed in October 1999 by father and son founding members, Stan and Tony Tyler Killingsworth. They first played together when Tony, at the age of seven, took up drums and percussion with Stan’s band, Crossfire. At age twelve, Tony switched to guitar and keyboards, paving the way for the formation of The Tony Tyler Trance. In 2000, T.K. Blues (soon to be renamed The Tony Tyler Trance) was engaged as the house band at a club in Milledgeville Ga. During this time Tony and Stan were approached by the manager of the nationally broadcast Nickelodeon Networks teenaged band , East of August. This band, young as they were, featured two members that appeared on the 2000 Grammy Awards. In mid-2001, Tony was invited to be guitarist and lead vocalists for yet another teenaged band being formed by a former manager of the rock band Areosmith. Tony traveled with the group, eventually named Hippiegrabber, to New York, Boston, and Los Angeles for rehearsals, recordings, and a video shoot. This project attracted serious attention from several record companies, following which a contract was extended. After careful deliberation, Tony decided that finishing High School was to be his first course of action. In 2001, Tony and Stan secured WILLIAM PERKINS as manager for the Tony Tyler Trance. His road management with the ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND as well as managing the solo careers of STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN and GREGG ALLMAN in the 1980’s allows Mr. Perkins to bring vast experience and knowledge in the promotion of The Tony Tyler Trance. His professional relationship with CHUCK LEAVELL, keyboardist with the ROLLING STONES, has led Mr. Leavell to express keen interests in developing and producing a future recording project with the Tony Tyler Trance. This project would be contingent upon the time constraints imposed by Leavell’s duties with the Rolling Stones and their upcoming tour. Rounding out the Tony Tyler Trance are Michael Hurwitz, who also began playing at a very early age in his dad’s band and applies considerable talent and experience to his position as bassist, and Adam Brimacomb on rhythm guitar.

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Pedro Arevalo…a real cool cat.

At 18 years old, Pedro was doing session work and production in styles as diverse as jazz, funk, reggae and hip-hop. His days were filled with teaching as many as 60 students per week. In 1996, the 20 year old multi-instrumentalist received a performance scholarship to the acclaimed Berklee College of Music. Between the years of 1997 & 2001, Pedro completed his musical studies in Boston, MA, while performing with two popular West African band leaders, Djeli Balla Tounkara and his band “Mande Foli” & master drummer Sidi “Joh” Camara & his band “Jamajigi”, as well as his African drum and dance ballet “Troupe Sewa”. many came to notice his proficiency on a variety of instruments including the: Dobro, Contrabass, Steel Pan, Hawaiian Guitar, the West African Ngoni, the Moroccan Sintir, the Puerto Rican Cuatro, and of course, Bass and Guitar. Pedro incorporates many of these instruments in such musical styles as Jazz, Delta Blues, Salsa, Reggae, Calypso, Country, Rock, Folk & Ragtime. During this time Pedro caught the ear of Rock N Roll Hall of Fame member and Grammy winning veteran, Dickey Betts, founding member of the The Allman Brothers Band. Betts asked Pedro to join his solo project, Dickey Betts & Great Southern, as full time bass player. Pedro has filmed a DVD entitled “Back Where It All Begins” with Betts and Great Southern, at The Rock N Roll Hall of Fame, appeared on The Carson Daily Show as well as touring extensively with Dickey Betts & Great Southern, exciting thousands with his musical ability. While home on breaks Pedro recorded his solo album entitled, “Pedro Arevalo & Friends,” released in September, 2005, with pre orders of the project reaching impressive numbers. The album features guest appearances by Dickey Betts, Mike Kach, T.C. Carr, Duane Betts and many others. The album is an interesting mix of Blues, Country, and Rock n Roll. With plans to tour in support of the album, Pedro continues to write, perform, and produce his eclectic mix of music.

Listen to our conversation right here.

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THE GODFATHER OF FUNK & me

Check this out. I had a quick chat with the godfather of funk himself, Mr. George Clinton. Kids, take a listen and look into the World of funk, and never forget this man who is a historic figure in the music world. It is brief because he just left a Motown event and I just wanted the guy to catch his breath, but it is still as cool as cool can be.

listen to our conversation here.

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6/6/06 Fillin in for Babe Zero

This was a show dedicated to mostly ALL new tunes. 2006 releases. We also took a moment to listen to 5 minutes of the Susan Cagle interview. Check out where we went after the light turned green.

Riddles, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
A.C.D.C., Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
Baby Blue, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
Gone Daddy Gone, Gnarls Barkley
Lint of Love, Cibo Matto
Techno-D-Day, Joe Strummer
Yalla Yalla, Joe Strummer
Shakespeare, Susan Cagle
Happiness is Overrated, Susan Cagle
Girl I wanna Lay you Down, ALO w/Jack Johnson
Wednesday, Drive by Truckers
A Blessing & na Curse, Drive by Truckers
Groove Holmes, Beastie Boys
Sabrosa, Beastie Boys
Shambala, Beastie Boys
Aivanti, Ben Vaughn
Crash Point, Ben Vaughn
Frequent Flyer, Ben Vaughn
Master Blaster, Jehro
I like Birds, EELS
Hey Man…., EELS
Daddy’s in the Duldrums, the Secret Machines
The Shadow, Garaj Mahal
Wang Dang Doodle, Koko Taylor

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Susan Cagle…My American Idol.

listen to our conversation here.

The second-oldest of 10 children, Cagle started performing in public stations in New York City, including Union Square, Grand Central Terminal and subway stations in Times Square. In addition to singing, Cagle plays the guitar in the majority of her performances, with her sister Caroline playing bass and her brother Jesse on second guitar. Cagle began playing guitar at the age of 7, and by the age of 14 was writing poetry and songs. When older, she decided to leave her family and the Children of God group, at odds over their beliefs, and moved to New York. She soon began writing, recording music and performing in subway stations (her album, “The Subway Recordings”, is cut from live shows).

During a show in the Herald Square subway station, Cagle was discovered by producer Jay Levine, who introduced her to then new president of Columbia Records, Steve Greenberg. She soon became his first signing in this placement. Cagle and her band still tour and perform in New York’s underground. Her album currently sells across the US, the first released single titled “Shakespeare”. Susan has recently finished recording her new studion which should be coming out soon. Her MySpace site states the release date to be March of 2007.

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6/03/06 RUTH in the House

Today we had our first live performance on greenarrowradio. We want o thank the three piece out of Boston, RUTH for stopping by and doing it right. They were formally known as Amusia, yeah…that’s why they changed it. Stay tuned for some podcasts or videos or something wacky taking from that visit. Five lucky listeners called in and will be sent a couple of their album Walk Back Down.

Tomorrow Never Knows, the Beatles
Supersoulfighter, Lenny Kravitz
Straight Cold Player, Lenny Kravitz
Ten Years Gone, Led Zeppelin
Win my Train Fare Home, Robert Plant
Basketball Jones, Chris Rock/Barry White
Move with you, Pork Tornado
When I get Drunk, Pork Tornado
Barracuda, Rasputina
What I used to do.. Rev. Billy C. Wirtz
How can I miss you, Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks
Nickel Bags, Digable Planets
Transitional, Susan Cagle
Way Back Down, Ruth
Sh’e my Baby, Travelling Wilburys
Believe, Ruth
if you gotta go, The Shams
Want you so bad, the Shams
Chevrolet, Derek Trucks band
Revolution, Derek Trucks band
Crazy Legs, Jeff Beck & the big town Playboys
Woman Love, J. Beck & the Big town playboys
Giving up the Ghost, Robert Walter’s 20th Congress
Sacred Secret, Robert Walter’s 20th Congress
Boll Wevil, P.O.T.USA
Dune Buggy, P.O.T USA
Crabwalk, Nero
Starsky & Hutch theme, James Taylor Quartet
Man of Mystery, James Taylor Quartet
Cocaine, J.J. Cale
I got Loaded, Tab Benoit/Jimmy Thackery
Bone Pickin’, J.Thackery/Tab Benoit

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Go Get ‘Em Pete.

Guitarist Pete Townshend of The Who has posted a statement on his website announcing the band’s intentions to record every show of their summer UK tour. Knowing that Who shows are currently bootlegged illegally, Townshend, with the approval of lead singer Roger Daltrey, conceived a plan to bootleg the shows himself and then donate the proceeds to charity. The band will also Web cast a live, 30-minute stream from every show for 99 cents, with the proceeds going to local health and children’s charities. Wow, this Townshend fellow is a hell of a guy! But, wait, he’s not quite done! 10 dollar lottery tickets will be sold at the shows for a chance to win the last guitar Pete ever smashed on stage, with that money benefiting the New Orleans Appeal. The band will also sell BitTorrent downloads and offer podcasts through iTunes. Why are they doing all of this? “BECAUSE WE FUCKING WELL CAN,Townshend states on his site.

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Desmond Dekker Dead At 64

Ska and reggae pioneer Desmond Dekker died Wednesday, May 24 of a heart attack at his home in Surrey, England. Dekker, who was born in Kingston, Jamaica, had a string of hits both in his home country and in the UK. His most well known singles included “Israelites,” “Rudie Got Soul” and “007 (Shanty Town).” Many of his songs were about rudeboy culture, glamorizing the lifestyle for the growing mod subculture in 1960s England. Dekker is credited for bringing world attention to Jamaica‘s ska and reggae movements, as well as paving the way for artists like Bob Marley. Dekker continued to record into the ’70s, though the singer declared bankruptsy in the ’80s when Two Tone ska fans dwindled. A re-release of “Israelites” and a full touring schedule up until his death kept Dekker busy.

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5/27 Fusion Fill In

I had the pleasure of filling in for another one of my “make sure to tune in” programs at WHUS. In the Groove, Jazz and Beyond, Saturday Evenings 7-9pm. I enjoyed experiementing with different flavors in funk and jazz fusion. Check out what was played:

Baghdad Cafe, Liquid Soul
Sex God, Liquid Soul
Kong, Liquid Soul
Hindi Gumbo, Garaj Mahal
Poodle Factory, Garaj Mahal
Milk Carton Blues, Garaj Mahal
Crash Point, Bev Vaughn
the Stalker prt II, Ben Vaughn
Kenny, MMW
Shelly Manne, Charlie Watts Jim Keltner Project
Art Blakey, Charlie Watts Jim Keltner project
the Simpsons, Joe Deninzon & Stratosphereius
Give the Drummer Some, Mike Clark Sextet
Swamp Thing, Mike Clark & Paul Jackson
Car Chase, James Taylor Quartet
Mr. Cool’s Dream, James Taylor Quartet
Heartbeat, Jake Shimabukuro
Fallout Shelter, Dave Fiuczynski
Unclean Waters, Dirty Dozen Brass Band
The Machine, Garage A Trois
Needles, Garage A Trois
Watermelon Man, Herbie Hancock

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Mike Clark Conversation

You might know him from the Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters…you might. Or, you might recognize him as one of the truly authentic jazz/funk/soul/R&B/Blues/Hip Hop drummers on the planet. Check out this conversation for some insight to the world of music, the good and not so good. Little tricks of the trade that’ll make you say “cool” and a show tonight in Manchester Connecticut. The amount of people who have worked with Mike and also “borrowed” loops of his drumming,is absolutely mindboggling. For more about Mike,
check out his webpage

listen to our talk here.

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5/27/06 Hot and Moist…

Lovin’ cup, Paul Butterfield Blues band
Shake your $ Maker, P.Butterfield Blues band
Mystery Train, Paul Butterfield Blues band
all these blues, Paul butterfield Blues Band
She came in thru the bathroom window, J. Cocker
Cold Cold Boogie/Triple face Boogie, Little Feat
I must be Mad, the Craig
You’ve got me Rockin’, Carl Palmer PM
We could be so good 2gether, the doors
Bye Bye Baby, Big Bros & holding Co.
Intruder, Big Bros.& Holding Co.
Mama Boy Blues, Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks
Shakespeare, Susan Cagle
Shake it up, Jake Shimubukuro
Me and Shirley T, J.Shimubukuro
Ida, Rachid Taha
Unified, G Love & Special Sauce
White Fang, Bill Frissell
Jumpin’ in the Mornin’ Ray Charles
Heartbreaker, Ray Charles
Mess Around, Ray Charles
Don’t you know, Ray Charles
Potion, Morphine
Like Swimming, Morphine
French Fries/Pepper, Morphine
11 0′ Clock, Morphine
Daddy’s in a Duldrum, Secret Machines
007 Shanty Town, Desmond Decker
Stealing Happy hours, 311
Shannon’s Kitchen, Dave Fiuczynski
Swamp Thing, Mike Clark & Paul Jackson
Pictures of Matchstickmen, Ozzy
Big Jake, Roy Rogers/Norton Buffalo
Move on way from here, R. Rogers/N. Buffalo
One of the fortunate few, D. Mclinton
I got a Woman, John Hammond jr.
My World is Round, Alvin Youngblood Hart

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