FreeFlow Steppin’ On Glass

The first portion of the reGularly scheduled proGram in FreeFlow this week…see-through steppin’ on:

Something Really Mean- Nicki Bluhm
Things I’ve Done- Nicki Bluhm
Done Somebody Wrong- Waydown Wailers
Bluz Crazy- Tom Hambridge

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Got Two Reasons- Vernon Webb
You Got Me Runnin’ Babe- Vernon Webb
Slow Cooker Man- Travis Bowlin
Hold On TIght- The Bennett Brothers

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Cry Out For More- Crystal Shawanda
Sure As Hell Ain’t Foolin’ Me- J.P. Soars Ft. Teresa James
When I Get Drunk- Lurrie Bell & The Bell Dynasty
Whiskey For Sale- Buddy Guy

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Make It Happen- The Record Company
In And Out Of My Head- Paul Collins
You Belong To Me- Paul Collins

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Red Lips, Red Eyes, Red Stockings- Red Elvises (live 3/25/99 Great American Hall S.F.)
***Pre-recorded conversation of Igor Yuzov of Red Elvises***
Rocket Man- Red Elvises (live 3/25/99 Great American Hall S.F.)
I Want To See You Bellydance- Red Elvises (live 3/25/99 Great American Hall S.F.)
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Les Insoumis- Grimskunk
Rompus Pompus- Smash Fashion
Proper Way To Eat A Muffin- Smash Fashion

FreeFlow Layers

Aired the proGram off the FreeFlow link. Did an extra opening show…It had these layers:

100 Tongues- Oracle Hysterical
Child Song- Oracle Hysterical

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Newborn Outcry- NBOC
Insanity- NBOC
Do You Pt. 1- DB3
Do You- DB3
1 Million Strong- DB3
On The Sunny Side of the Street- Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra

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Oyelo Que te Conviene- Eddie Palmieri
El Soldado- Very Be Careful
La Hormiga (reprise)- Very Be Careful
Fever (Matt’s LateniteRide)- Elena Andujar
Nite Work- Tribu
Blue Two- Tribu

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St. Claire (Gad Sa Nou We)- RAM
Khavare- Leni Stern W.Mamadou Ba & Alioune Faye
Omkaaraaya Namaha- Ravi Shankar
Poornamadah- Ravi Shankar
Geetaa- Ravi Shankar

The Energy of Nicolle Rochelle from GINKGOA

She comes from New York, he lives in Paris – her name is Nicolle Rochelle, his name is Antoine Chatenet, and against all the odds of their physical locations, they found each other. After four years of touring Europe with the director Jerome Savary, Nicolle stumbled upon Antoine’s productions on Internet. Instantly upon hearing his songs, she recognized herself within the sound and fell in love with his musical style. That very same evening they met by pure chance in a Parisian jazz club, and GINKGOA was born. From Pop Music, to the Swing of old New York with a mix of Electro-French touch beats, they only have one thing in mind: to make generations of people dance, sway, and sing along to melodies that stay in your head long after they leave the venue. Frequently described as a modern version of the electro-swing heavyweights ‘Caravan Palace’ & ‘Parov Stelar’ due to their energetic live shows and ability to make any audience dance; critics and audiences everywhere agree that GINKGOA has rightfully earned their own place at the top of this list.

I had the thrill of chatting with Nicolle about the upcoming set in Madison on July 14th & 15th at the ever-popular Fête de Marquette. It is really nice to hear how Madison is remembered by artists as they come and go, and Nicolle shares some really nice words about the people who danced with GINKGOA‘s thang last time they came to town to festival up. We set the stage for anyone who missed out last time they were here with a quick nutshell painting of the who and the what. We talk about the brand new (well timed) thumper of an EP “One Time” and how it went from an orb of idea and energy into the beats and story I happily will Summertime share with you. We also learn a little about what would be in a setlist aired out for you if Nicolle had the board on greenarrowradio.

Madison Welcome Bent Knee to Art In

Bent Knee is a band without frontiers. Its borderless sound combines myriad influences from across the rock, pop, minimalist, and avant-garde spectrums into a seamless, thrilling whole. Its latest album, “Land Animal” the groups first for InsideOutMusic/Sony, takes its sound to a new level. It offers a suite of songs full of addictive hooks, lush melodies and enthralling twists and turns that capture the reality of life in the 21st Century—a reality of people and nations in the midst of tumultuous change. It also communicates a ray of hope and desire for listeners to embrace the fact that they’re not alone in their struggles. The band has gone from strength to strength in recent years. Its last two albums, 2016’s “Say So” and 2014’s “Shiny Eyed Babies”, were hailed as significant art-rock achievements. The group has performed hundreds of shows across the world to date. With “Land Animal”, Bent Knee has elevated its storytelling ambitions to create narratives that reflect and refract the currents we’re exposed to in the news every day. But wait…there’s more….

I had the chance to reconnect with members of Bent Knee in support of their upcoming event in Madison at Art In. Spent some time aGain with bassist, Jessica Kion and first timer on the show, violinist, Chris Baum. They will be heading here on The Paper Earth tour, which we find out, has been anything but a wild ride. We spoke about the differences/similarities in the process developing the “Land Animal” and this new work which Madison will get a taste of first hand. I am always thrilled to share tales of learnings about ourselves when we stretch into new circles, and Bent Knee latest work performed with the Boston Conservatory Percussion Ensemble, will prompt you to go check out the YouTube video and leave you wanting to check it all out in different shapes and forms.

Image by: Chris Anderson

Igor And The Red Elvises Rock In

Igor Yuzov was born in Germany, raised in Ukraine and studied in Russia. He grew up in the former Soviet Union, where folk music was the norm and rock’n’roll was illegal. A rebellious streak, however, led him to seek out the forbidden music. As soon as it became possible, Igor left Russia for America with his “Folk’n’Roll” band Limpopo and was personally greeted by Ronald Reagan. In 1993, Limpopo won Star Search and their popularity began to blossom. Igor dreamed that Elvis Presley came to him and told him to start playing rock’n’roll. Igor and his Russian friends became Red Elvises and gave street performances on Santa Monica’s 3rd Street Promenade. As their crowds grew larger, the City of Santa Monica ordered them to discontinue their street performances. Evolving over the years, Igor’s music has been labeled “Siberian Surf Rock” which contains humorous lyrics and grooves that forces his audience to dance. Over the past 20 years, Red Elvises have constantly toured all over the world with occasional breaks to record new music and to participate in film and television projects. No matter where they perform, Igor & Red Elvises always bring the party with them.

I had the opportunity to chat with Igor ahead of the July 11th show in Madison at High Noon Saloon. We give new comers to the scene an idea of what to expect from the a Red Elvises‘ show and who will be on stage rockin’ you. Igor and I talk about the party that naturally ensues with their style of music and if you ask me, Madison sounds like the perfect place to get a party started. Igor and I compare the shared international discussions and feelings both World Cup soccer and a musical bridge provide those who are paying attention. I think you will also find it interesting to hear what artists Igor would share with the listeners if given a portion of the show to proGram.

Photo credit: Emily Butler Photgraphy

Rain Art Drops In

The second portion f the proGram had the showers take on the drop art:

Do It With Soul- Tower of Power
No Limit- Marcus Miller
Flat Tire Blues- Rob Dixon Trio Ft. Charlie Hunter/Mike Clark

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1972- Robert Miller’s Project Grand Slam
Ocean- Oytun Ersan

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Better Endeavor- The Midnight Hour
Love is Free- The Midnight Hour Ft. Eryn Allen Kane
Ravens- The Midnight Hour

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Immortal Lover- Andrew Bayer Ft. Alison May
Requiescence- 9 Theory Ft. Zigzilla
Dimes For Nickels- 9 Theory
Sweet Kinch- Kaidi Tatham
Outta Audah- Kaidi Tatham
Unique- Kaidi Tatham

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Your Cocoon- Jerry Paper
Ultimate Ocean- Geliks
Oba Oluwa- Ekiti Sound Ft. Prince G
Across The Room (Tycho Remix)- ODESZA Ft. Leon Bridges
Amore- Pitbull Ft Leona Lewis
2nd train First- D.Dahlinger
Drums Of Dol- D.Dahlinger

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Sound The People- Red Baraat Ft. Heems
Next Level- Red Baraat
Benanga- Jupiter & Okwess
Bengai Yo- Jupiter & Okwess
Ofabombolo- Jupiter & Okwess
Slush Fund- Molly Tigre
Tolo- Molly Tigre
Yekermo Sew- Molly Tigre

Up The Down Slide Side

The first portion of the proGram went up and down and repeat until we made it:

Preludio- Kittel & Co.
The Boxing Reel- Kittel & Co.
It’s Not OK Not To Be OK- Nicki Bluhm
To Rise You Gotta Fall- Nicki Bluhm

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Fill ‘Em up Again- Larry Keel Ft. Del McCoury, Mike Guggino & Jason Carter
***Excerpt of my pre-recorded conversation with Mr. Larry Keel***
Ripchord- Larry Keel Ft. Sam Bush
Rehab- Keller & The Keels
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Mowing Report With Mustapha
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I Want Your Soul- Waydown Wailers
Love On The Bayou- Waydown Wailers
Whiskey Ghost- Tom Hambridge
Going Down South- Russ Green Ft. Eric Bibb
Hound Dog- Crystal Shawanda

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Milking Muther For Ya- Buddy Guy
Bad Day- Buddy Guy
Tomorrow Night- Lurrie Bell & The Bell Dynasty
Kitty Whipped- David Brinson

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Who’s Gonna Help Brother Get Further- Big Sam’s Funky Nation
Paradise- Big Sam’s Funky Nation
I Like The Music- Big Sam’s Funky Nation
Welcome To The Terrordome- Brownout

Let The Light Lead

Did a pre-show proGram that had it’s own niGht lite:

In Another Skin- HUW & Richard X Bennett
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My Queen Is Anna Julia Cooper- Sons Of Kemet
My Queen Is Albertina Sisulu- Sons Of Kemet
Delancey Dilemma- Onyx Collective
Battle of The Bowery- Onyx Collective
2 A.M. at Veslka- Onyx Collective

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Game Of Thrones- Lenny Marcus Trio
Dolphins- Lenny Marcus Trio
Blue Dream- The Jamie Saft Quartet
Infinite Compassion- The Jamie Saft Quartet
Sweet Lorraine- The Jamie Saft Quartet

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Purple Haze- Phil Haynes
Colors In The Dark- R+R=Now
Respond- R+R=Now

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Impressions (Take Three)- John Coltrane
Vilia (Take Five)- John Coltrane
Impressions (Take Two)- John Coltrane

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Shut That Kid Up- Ceramic Dog

Larry Keel Experience At The Edgewater

Larry Keel is described by music critics and reviewers as the most powerful, innovative and all-out exhilarating acoustic flatpicking guitarist performing today. He has absorbed the best lessons from his Bluegrass family upbringing, both sides deeply steeped in the rich mountain music culture and heritage of Southwest Virginia. From there, he has always integrated that solid musical grounding and natural-born talent with his own incomparable approach to playing amplified, acoustic guitar and composing original music. He’s also got a knack for choosing interesting and appealing material from all realms of music with guts, whether it’s a tune written by a fellow song-writer/musician friend, or a surprise cover from any number of musical acts all over the map. The combination is pretty irresistible, and has earned Mr. Keel the highest respect and billing among the top acoustic and jam rock musicians alive, and some now, sadly, gone. Larry Keel has a variety of musical formats he presents throughout the year; especially look out for his core band, The Larry Keel Experience.

On Friday, July 13th, The Larry Keel Experience will be making the good times and good luck happen at The Edgewater in Madison, Wisconsin. I had the honor of catching up with Larry about the upcoming event, and what a newbie to the scene can expect when they make their way out. We spend a little time talking about some of the fellow musicians he has been privileged to work with, learn from and call friends throughout the years and what things rub off from those moments. We also learn about a potential timeline on a new album that is currently in pre-production as well as some of the music Larry would share with my listeners if given control of the board for a bit. Also, I think it is pretty cool to know that he will be thinking about me and Mustapha when he cuts the grass. Check it out, the chat and the show.

Photo By: Jim Dimitroff

Bugged In

The second portion of the proGram had the bugged in view looking upwards:

On The Soul Side of Town- Tower Of Power
Wha Cha Trying To Do?- Kent & The Candidates
Know You’re Going To Leave Me- Kent & The Candidates
Trippin’- Robert Miller’s Project Grand Slam

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Looking Glass- Big Sam’s Funky Nation
What’s My Name (Big Sam)- Big Sam’s Funky Nation
I Don’t Wanna- Brownout
Louder Than A Bomb- Brownout
7 T’s- Marcus Miller

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Milkshake- Ghost Note
Party Crashers- Philthy
Soho Strut- Chip Wickham
Rebel No. 23- Chip Wickham
Current Futures- Robert Walter’s 20th Congress

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Just So Know (DJ Spinna Galactic Funk Remix)- Darkhouse Family Ft. Vanity Jay
Cosmic Dream- De’Anza
Stage 1: Light Sleep- De’Anza
Stage III: Deep Sleep- De’Anza
Big Wave More Fire- DJDS
Baby Baby- DJDS

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Me Quendo Con Ti- Tribú
Piece of My Heart- Mystic Bowie
Crocodile- Leni Stern w/Mamadou Ba & Alioune Faye
Takamba- Bombino
Mase Gbagbe- Tosin Aribisala
Afrika Rising- Tosin Aribisala

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Rambler (alternative version)- Bill Frisell
Tenth Life- Will Ackerman/Fiona Joy/Lawrence Blatt/Jeff Oster

Close To Nature

The first portion of the proGram had an insect eye view of the plants as they grow and fill out in colors:

Though And Through- The Slocan Ramblers
Sun’s Gonna Shine In My Back Door Some Day- The Slocan Ramblers
Prelude (angry young man)- Love Canon
Graceland- Love Canon Ft. Aoife O’Donovan
Fireball- The Josephines Ft. Sam Bush

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Crazy Train- The Louisville Leopard Percussionists
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Boot That Thing- Ken Saydak
Train I Ride- Omar Coleman
I Got To Go- Lurrie Bell & The Bell Dynasty Ft. Charlie Musselwhite
You Gonna Quit Me Baby- Steve Howell and the Mighty Men
Wang Dang Doodle/Smokestack Lightnin’- Crystal Shawanda

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greenarrowradio promo- Wily Bo Walker
Light At The End Of The Tunnel- Wily Bo Walker
No Mercy- Waydown Wailers

Tina The Superfreak- AJ Ghent Band (live)
Love Elevator- AJ Ghent Band (live)
Plastic Hamburgers- Fantastic Negrito (live)
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Cognac- Buddy Guy Ft. Jeff Beck and Keith Richards
Send My Love To Linda- Jimi Hendrix (1/16/1970)

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Tobacco Road- Edgar Winter & Johnny Winter (live)
***Excerpt of pre-recorded conversation with Mr. Edgar Winter***
Do Yourself a Favour- Edgar Winter’s White Trash
Rebel Road- Edgar Winter Ft. Slash
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Here And Now- Devon Gilfillian
Do It Like This- Daphne Willis

Ready To Rock-n-Roll With Edgar Winter

Edgar Winter is a true music legend and pioneer. He has been celebrated across the globe since his 1970 solo debut, Entrance. Even now, with over twenty albums, top hits “Frankenstein” and “Free Ride,” and numerous collaborative efforts to his credit, Edgar Winter has not been satisfied to ride the wave of popular music stardom. His music is always evolving and he is a master at stretching his skill and imagination to produce amazing results. You can get a sense of that continual growth as you go through and listen in to his complete discography. The evolution is real and ever-shaping. He continues to thrill audiences with his live performances, always remaining on the cutting edge of music and style. Mr. Winter is now, just as before, at the very top of his game, and his future looks even brighter than his past.

I had the complete honor of talking with Mr. Edgar Winter as he prepares to rock and roll with the crowd in Milwaukee on July 1st at the world’s largest music festival, Summerfest. We start off putting who and what to expect if you happen to be on your maiden voyage into the music and scene of The Edgar Winter Band. There are always new fans to be had. It is a thrill to listen in on how Edgar has gone about and goes about listening to, feeling and sharing all types of instruments and music. The evolution is real and ever-shaping. We get into how the respect of all things musical happened to him and how much of an influence his brother Johnny truly was on his being. We find out what music Mr. Winter would share with you, the listeners if give as much time on the proGram as he wanted, really. And towards the very end of the conversation, we get an idea of a new project in the pipeline that pays homage to Mr. Johnny Winter, is brother, mentor and inspiration and how it went from being a for profit idea that was not to get off the ground into a “do it your way” respectful offering that will get to our ears in the soon to be.

Photo By: PAUL ZOLLO

Behind Home

The second portion of the proGram got to take us out to the ballgame….

Keep Em Runnin’- Marcus Miller
East Bay! Oakland Style!- Tower of Power
Butter Fried- Tower of Power
And You Know We’re Missing You- Stanley Clarke Band
Alternative Facts- Stanley Clarke Band

Prophets of Rage- Brownout
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Hot- Big Sam’s Funky Nation
Pokechop- Big Sam’s Funky Nation

***Pre-recorded conversation with Big Sam***
Da Funk- Big Sam’s Funky Nation
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69- George Clinton and Parliament
Energy Flow- Earl Jeffers
Mare- The Midnight Hour Ft LadyBUG Mecca
It’s You- The Midnight Hour Ft Raphael Saadiq
Pace Maker- Ghost Note Ft Bobby Sparks
Songhay- Rivers on Mars
Sound Beast- Rivers On Mars

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Untitled Original 11383- John Coltrane
Two Makes the Difference- Dayramir González
Brilliant Corners- Geoffrey Keezer
Sticky Hipster- Beekman
Alive- Javier Santiago Ft. Nicholas Payton

Photo by E.Wallander

Nobody’s Really Home

The first portion of this week’s proGram just keeps on ringing the doorbell……

Hill To Climb- Slocum Ramblers
Katie Dear- Mapache
Lonesome L.A. Cowboy- Mapache
The Bottle Never Let Me Down- Sarah Shook & the Disarmers

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House of My Soul (You Light the Rooms)- Langhorne Slim
***Excerpt of pre-recorded conversation with Langhorne Slim***
Zombie Ft. Casey Jane- Langhorne Slim
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Speak My Mind- Lil’ Ed & Dave Weld
Bacon Fat- Steve Howell and the Mighty Men
Did I Forget- Wily Bo Walker
Guilty As Charged- Buddy Guy

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I’m On The Hunt- Waydown Wailers
greenarrowradio promo- Tas Cru
Memphis Song- Tas Cru Ft. Victor Wainwright & Pat Harrington
First Thing Smokin’- Russ Green

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Floating Features- La Luz
Lonely Dozer- La Luz
Danny Nedelko- IDLES

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Hunnybee- Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Freedom- RoSaway
90 Degrees- Yazmin Lacey

Photo by Mammywack

Big Sam Is Bringing the Party To Madison

When you think of New Orleans, the city’s foremost flambeaux-lit traditions of Mardi Gras, Bourbon Street, voodoo, Po’ boys, beads, gumbo, and second line undoubtedly come to mind. You can also count Big Sam’s Funky Nation amongst those NOLA treasures. Known for a boisterous blend of funk, jazz, rock, and hip-hop, nothing short of seismic live “experiences,” and a whole lot of Southern charm, Big Sam’s Funky Nation might very well be The Big Easy’s best kept secret. Big Sam, the frontman, personally draws on over two decades in the game, spanning everything from 300 shows per year during his days in Dirty Dozen Brass Band and gigs backing up Widespread Panic and Dave Matthews Band to recording and touring with Mr. Allen Toussaint and Elvis Costello. Additionally, he was sought out for a recurring role on the critically acclaimed HBO series Treme.

I had the pleasure of catching up quick with Big Sam in advance of the Funky Nation heading to Madison on June 28th to play the Ruby Lounge. We spoke about what kinda party will be happening when we all get together to celebrate. We dive into the new album, “Songs In The Key Of Funk Vol. 1”, and how not only is it a New Orleans sound, but it heads knee deep into a funk that is beyond one area of the world. Big Sam’s Funky Nation bring their sound to all sizes and shapes of people including the kids….as I recall a great album FUNKY KIDZ….where they get down to the Hokey Pokey. That’s what it’s all about.

Photo Credit: Andy Goetz

Cut From The Same Cloth as Langhorne Slim

As the phenomena of instant connection and the need for constant self-improvement further implant their tendrils into our culture, the ability to truly connect with each other and ourselves has begun to fade. As we all reach for our smartphones to gaze upon the manufactured perfection of the lives of those we admire, we lose sight of what makes our own lives important. Nashville’s Langhorne Slim interlaces this theme throughout his new album. “Everyone’s searchin’ for something better around every corner, but it’s already right here,” he says. “We’re all born whole — through livin’ we fall apart…” The songs on Langhorne Slim’s newest album, “Lost At Last Vol. 1”, which dropped November 10, 2017, challenge the idea of social rigidity: the attitude that there’s a “correct” way for us to live and a side we should be on. He urges the world to see through the idea that by following that path and focusing only on fitting the mold, one will have lived a good life. He re-interprets the sound of the free-spirited yet vulnerable every-man heard on 2015’s “The Spirit Moves” and brings forth anew the call for us to abandon “the fold” and re-connect with ourselves and each other.

I had the complete pleasure of speaking with Langhorne Slim about this latest release and how it grew from the seed to it’s own unique flower. We paint a water-colored picture of what the people in Madison, specifically what a newcomer to the scene can imagine will occur on June 23rd at the High Noon Saloon when Langhorne Slim And The Lost At Last Band come toGther with Madisonians. There is a moment of reflection where thinking about a special space to get away or create is contemplated and who or what might have rubbed off on the skill of connectable storytelling. When we discussed his recent playing and relationship with our friends (family), Victor and Janet of Nineteen Thirteen, we get a tease of the potential of something real different being in the works for consumption in the near future. If you’ve been wondering, ‘What is Langhorne Slim listening to these days’, well guess no further, just check out the entire conversation, as it will be sure to pry open your mind into a real cool cat.

Photo Credit: Dawn Hamilton

Plant Eating Plants Eat Animals Plant

The second portion of the proGram fed those who needed a good feeding regardless of what they eat.

East Bay All Day- Tower Of Power
Hangin’ With My Baby- Tower Of Power
Untamed- Marcus Miller

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Insurance Man- George Clinton & Parliament
My Uzi Weighs A Ton- Brownout
Snake Eyes- Chip Wickham
Black Beacon- Ali Shaheed Muhammed & Adrian Younge

Call Of The Wiley- Rivers On Mars
Brer Lowman- Rivers On Mars
Will You Still Be Here- Nickodemus Ft. The Real Live Show & The Pimps Of Joytime

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Seen Not Seen- Angelique Kidjo
Nzele Momi- Jupiter and Okwess
Lebanese Blond- Molly Tigre

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Nov Power- Nova Meteria
Project Cybersyn- Ross From Friends

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Disability- Ayuba Kajanja
El Senor Del Flautin (interludo)- Chancha Via Circuito
Baru- Chancha Via Circuito
Coming From Afar Ft. Mavado- Matisyahu
World on Fire- Stick Figure Ft. Slightly Stoopid

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Naked Walk- Dave McMurray
Que Je T’Aime- Dave McMurray
Barbara’s Strut- Sullivan Fortner
Wayward- Gordon Grdina’s The Marrow
Autumn- Javier Santiago

Photo by Mammywack

Hearing You Hearing Me

The first portion of the proGram had it’s ears on everything:

Skinny Elvis- Sam Morrow Ft. Jaime Wyatt
Now I Feel It- Sam Evian
You, Forever- Sam Evian

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Rainbow Trout- Howlin’ Rain
Sweet Springs (intro)- Israel Nash
Sweet Springs- Israel Nash

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Save Me- Tom Hambridge
Have A Drink- Tas Cru
Chattahoochee Coochee Man- Wily Bo Walker
Know My Name- The Bones of J.R. Jones
The Edge- Russ Green
Never Get To Say Yer Sorry- Reggae Workers Of The World
Crossroads of Love- The Faithful Brothers

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Kangaroo- The Big Wu
***Excerpt of pre-recorded conversation with Padre of The Big Wu***
Break of Day- The Big Wu
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Tell Me More And Then Some-ABIAH
See Line Woman- ABIAH
Three Little Words- Cyrille Aimée (live)
Wanna be Startin’ Somethin’- Cyrille Aimée (live)
I’m Not Rough- Wynton Marsalis Septet Ft. Eric Clapton (live)
I’m Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town- Wynton Marsalis Septet Ft. Ray Charles (live)

Photo by Mammywack.

The Big Wu and You

The story goes that the Big Wu, bound for rock stardom, sold their souls for a case of Old Style beer one thirsty night long ago. The legend and the band live on. Still rocking their powerful, moving, and energizing original music for the fans. A jam band with a unique style and presence, the Wu combine strong, free flowing sonic improvisations and vocal harmonies, with finely crafted songs for all tastes. Oh, and their fans are famously friendly.

I had the chance to catch up with Padre of The Big Wu to talk about the upcoming event on June 6th at the Majestic Theater with opening act, The Grasshoppers. Padre and I talk about the potential of what is and what could be when it comes to the moments leading up to a show, such as the one on the 16th. We get into the new music that will soon be in my hands to share with all you listeners, the upcoming Big Wu Family Reunion, which is August 17 and 18th and this year it is back to being a home game. Finally, we somehow get to talking about how Robert Randolph is the butter on Prince‘s bread…err…something like that. Check it out out for yourself.

Photo Credit: Wandering Skunk Photography

Alien-Like Nature Gifts

The second portion of the proGram reminded us that the foreign is right under our noses and in our ears:

See Ya in 5- Sneaky Pete and the Secret Weapons
Zig Zag (I Like To Dance, I Like to Ski)- Sneaky Pete and the Secret Weapons

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Don’t Believe The Hype- Brownout
By The Time I Get To Arizona- Brownout
Medicated Creep- George Clinton & Parliament
All In- George Clinton & Parliament
Pain Management- George Clinton & Parliament
Weedie B. Good- Ghost Note Ft. Karl Denson & Weedie Braimah

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Gunz Concerto- Piero Piccioni
La Polizia Accusa, il Servizio Segreto Uccide- Luciano Michelini
Uhuru Na Umoja- Nicola Conte & Spiritual Galaxy
Tribes From The Unknown- Nicola Conte & Spiritual Galaxy

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La Marcha Gatina- Barrio Manouche
Turkish Wedding- Cocek! Brass Band
Storm- Cocek! Brass Band

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Imperial Sugar- Free Radicals
Circle of Peace- Ziggy Marley Ft. Stephen Marley
El Diablo- Henry Cole & Villa L’ocura Ft. Tito Allen

El Poderoso Caballero- Juan Pablo Diaz
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Born Under Punches- Angelique Kidjo
Hello Bolly- Molly Tigre
Mujje- Nsimbi

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Storm In The Gulf- Sasha Masakowski
Struttin’ With Some Barbecue- Sasha Masakowski
Mr. G- Gregory Generet & Richard Johnson