Voice of a Bridge

Had the chance to discuss the Steel Bridge Songfest taking place on June 11-14 in beautiful Door County WI USA with one of the many involved in the project, pat mAcdonald. Four days of music and discovery based around the well-being of an historic steel bridge which for many stands for so much more than mere traffic distribution. The significance of this and any bridge is so much more than what too many see it as….here’s my way to connect:

Love Land- Charles Wright
Angel Dance- Los Lobos
Three Little Birds-Keith Frank & the Soileau Zydeco Band
Jaula- Eljuri w/Johnette Napolitano
I told you Before- Cecilia Villar Eljuri
Kantoi- Zee Avi
Love Train- Keb Mo
Don’t you Push me Down- Taj Mahal
Toe Jam-The BPA w/David Byrne & Dizzee Rascal
Get up-Kalet & Zozo Afrobeat
All Night-Damian JR GONG Marley w/Stephen Marley
Shine on Jamaica- Cherine Anderson
Steppin’ into Zion- Kwame Bediako

For Today- Taj Weekes & Adowa
Creation- G.P.G.D.S.
Dawn- Heavyweight Dub Champions w/Tranzporter & Dr. Isreal
People in High Place-Burning Spear w/Bootsy & Bernie
Having a Party- Lee SCRATCH Perry

Behind the Mask- Eccodek
Bledstyle- Kabash Rocker w/Bill Laswell
Rabat- Beats Antique

Ma Hine Cocore-Vieux Farka Toure (Yossi Fine 3rd Bass Mix)
Nina Kaba- Famoro Dioubate’s Kakande
Bombay- Maneo
Dance with Wood- Global Drum Project
Ganges Delta Blues- Ry Cooder & V.M. Bhatt
Station Blues- Corey Harris
Glu Glu- Omar Sosa
Nube Negra- Otmaro Ruiz
Akundun- Eva Ayllon
Jam #1- Tanaora
Seremoni Tiga- Markus Schwartz
Ay Valeria!-Ricardo Lemro & Makina Loca
Bella Con me- Giorgio Conte
Svegliami- Scarlet Balanga

Game up Bigger Pickle- Clara Bellino
Wifey- Puppetbox
Kimberley- Puppetbox
Seeing Things- pat mAcdonald
Wrecking ball- Liv Mueller & Paulie Rocco
Steel Shine- Rob Atwood feat Kim Manning
***On Air Conversation w/pat mAcdonald***
Steel Yourself- Jackson Browne & pat mAcdonald
Concrete & Steel- Jane Wiedlin & Early Thomas
Leavin’ it all Behind- Todd Carey/Freedy Johnston/melaniejane
Complicated Shadows- Elvis Costello
Mama Guitar- Andy Griffith
She Does Everything for me- We the People
Best in Town-Hodges Brother & the Hi Rhythm Section
Get in Get Out- Randall Bramblett
Desert of Love- David Gans
Daphne- Florin Niculescu
Little Bird (Reprise)-Sara Wasserman w/Christian McBride
Leap of Faith-Sara Wasserman w/DJ Logic & Rob Wasserman
Fly Away- Sara Wasserman w/Aaron Neville

pat mAcdonald~Thanks for the time….

What’ll it turn out to be?

I be Rockin’ w/Mrs. Benoit-Mike & the Ravens
I got a Woman- Rev OrganDrum
Love Work & Money- Josh Charles
No Bothering You- Paul Sanchez
Liberty- Ben Senterfit
Falling Leaves- Lisa Bianco
Jenny’s Got a Pony- Los Lobos
Killer Ray-Kyle Asche Organ trio feat. Melvin Rhyne
You don’t Know me at All- Bettye LaVette
Rocket- Nikki Armstrong
Blue Eyed Soul- Diane Durrett (live)
Keep Pushin’- Nikka Costa
Two Against them all- Floyd Miles
I’ll go Crazy- World Famous Blue Jays
Get Up(Feel like being a)Sex Macine-Q Burns Abstract Message
Hot Pants- Scarnela
Freak- Sugarbitch
There’s no Satisfaction- Vampyros Lesbos
The Tin Drum-the New Mastersounds
14th Street Hustle- Cadillac Jones
Buttermilk- Ticklah
Pick up the Pieces- Melvin Sparks
Slowfoot- Nils Landgren Funk Unit
Who Needs Love- Keith Kilgo
Give it up or Turnit Loose- Christian McBride Band (live)
Water- the Everyone Orchestra (live)
MPD- the Poogie Bell Band
Kid Rock Deluxe- Sex Mob
Decrepit Heart- Secretary
Burning Down the House-Tom Jones & the Cardigans(Pepe Deluxe Mix)
Funky Brooklyn- the Pimps of Joytime
Friday Night(Hundred Dollar Bill)-G Love & Special Sauce
Cha Cha Cha 57- Tao of Groove
Groovin’ w/Miguel-Skeebo Knight feat. Miguel Castro
Hummus Around the Horn- Mecca Bodega (live)
Personal Thing- King Johnson (live)
Millionaire- Solomon Burke
Talkin’ Bout a Revolution- Playing for a Change
Uncle- Xavier Rudd

They Often Cry Outreach

St. Lucian roots reggae artist Taj Weekes launches TOCO SOCCER in St. Lucia, through his charity They Often Cry Outreach (TOCO), by bringing hundreds of soccer balls, uniforms and equipment to both primary and secondary schools and local charity groups on the island. The soccer gear will be distributed during a press conference in the Conference Room at the Olympic Committee, Olympic House in Barnard Hill on Friday, May 29th at 1:00 pm. Built on the belief that one soccer ball can be not only a source of joy to a child but also improve health, self-discipline, self-esteem and confidence, TOCO SOCCER was inspired by Weekes’ own childhood in St. Lucia, where he experienced first-hand the benefits of the game. Building these traits in children strengthens their ability to move through society with the knowledge that they can live beyond their circumstances and take responsibility for their own health and well-being, an important element in diabetes prevention, so prevalent in St. Lucia today. Through TOCO’s recent efforts, BIOLA University of Southern California has pledged five annual scholarships to qualified soccer players who exhibit strong grade point averages and testing scores. These scholarships will be awarded to St. Lucian students through TOCO SOCCER and are an exciting asset to the charity’s mission. TOCO is collaborating with RISE (St. Lucia) Inc. for this event and is honored to have the support of Dr. Jacqueline Bird and Dr. Stephen King, the latter whom will be addressing the group at the press conference. RISE and TOCO share the common goal of supporting and engaging youth so that they may take the lead in their own development and contribute something of value to the community as well. They Often Cry Outreach (TOCO) was founded in 2008 by Taj Weekes in effort to help underprivileged, at-risk and orphaned children in the Caribbean and beyond through sport, enrichment, educational and wellness programs. With the support of the World Association of Former United Nation Interns and Fellows (WAFUNIF), the International Consortium of Caribbean Professionals (ICCP) has named Taj Weekes a Goodwill Ambassador to the Caribbean in recognition of his efforts through TOCO.

For more information on Taj Weekes, visit www.TajWeekes.com and www.TajAndAdowa.com, www.TheyOftenCryOutreach.org

and along came the Hussy

Original 2 piece garage rock-N-roll punk group the Hussy stopped bye the studio to spin some of their favorite tunes, lot of vinyl was spun and the chatter was unforgettable on such a blue skied day. A happy caller named Dayna won a Hussy tee-shirt (which is way cool) and I got a chance to get a garage rock punk type of a show under my belt with several local artists and independent labels working to make new music and musicians have a chance to get their art out there…..Here is what we all played when the needles hit the 7″ splits:

Oh Apollo- Mystery Girls
Irukandji- Smith Westerns
Volcano- Turbo Fruits
Candy- Tuff Bananas
Plant the Seed- the Honey Slides
Rock -n- Roll no Rules- the Points
Safe at Home- The Goodnight Loving
Breakdown- the Reatards
The River- the Zygoteens
Headset- the Hussy
Summertime Road- the Barbaras
Molly Molly- the Midwest Beat
Automatic- Sleeping in the Aviary
Timebox- the Plexi 3
Glimpse of a Ghost- the Forbidden Tigers
Sexiest- Sonic Chicken 4
Greed Money Useless Children- Jay Reatard
Wild Life- Cheap Time
She Likes it- Dead Ghosts
Borrowed Time- Pink Reason
ICU- Black Time
Buzzards & Dreadful Crows- Guided by Voices
One Time- the Hussy
Snakes- the Hussy
Hey Come On- Verbena


the Human Machine

I was in the driver seat making radio with a human edge for 5 hours today…There is a computerized box that’ll do it when the ones with pulses cannot, but I can’t let that happen if i can avoid it~The final hour and a half was dedicated to giving the local 2-piece the Hussy some airtime to spin some of their favorite tunes, mostly on 7″ splits…More on that tomorrow…The first portion is a fill in hour for Mad Mad Marcus who does a soul/rock show~here’s my human machine portion of the program:

Take a Ride- George Soule
Foggy Mountain Top- Van Morrison
Memphis in the Meantime- Gregg Allman
On Fire- JJ Grey & Mofro
Long Haired State- scrapOmtic
Stuck to you- Nikka Costa
I Still want to be your Baby- Bettye LaVette
Son of a Preacherman-Soul Summit feat Susan Tedeschi (live)
Oh Baby- Ministry of Sound
I’ll Always love my mama- Intruders
The Finest- SoS Band
Mr Pitiful- Tower of Power feat. Sam Moore
Since you’ve Been Gone…-Tower of Power

It ain’t Necessarily so- Mary Lou Williams
Ghetto:Misfortunes Wealth- the 24 Carat Black
This is the Lost Generation-the Lost generation
Fedmie’s Flight- Jazzanova
Sensationnel- Le D
Blue Monday- Flunk
Sing a Simple Song-Sly & Family Stone w/Chuck D/D’angelo/Issac Hayes
Makes you Extatic- the Tao of Groove
the Arrival- DeeJay Om
Joy Oh Oh Oh The Bengal Tiger- DeeJay Om
Kese Kese- dj cheb i Sabbah
Vishnu Dub- Club d’Elf
Hunter Gatherer- JFJO (live)
Missouri Uncompromised-Burton/Metheny/Swallow/Sanchez(live)
All one Tribe- Skeebo Knight
Mouse- Secretary
Melt- Dirk Quinn
Black Satin-Fusion for Miles feat. Jimmy Herring
E Ticket Ride- Mike Watt
Don’t you Ever Wash that Thing?-Ed Palermo Big Band
Flat Pack Fantasy- Led Bib
Bolide Debile- Miriodor

Come to me- Golem!
Gypsy Queens- Balkan Beat Box
Bury me Standing- Mad Juana
Nasty Tasty- Luminescent Orchestrii
Chicky- Oojami
Hit Parade- David Last vs Zulu

Thank you Girl- Pressure Cooker
Feel like Jumping- Lee SCRATCH Perry
Obama- Fula Flute
Ce n’est pas Bon- Amadou & Mariam

Back Atcha- Corey Harris
Sangare- Vieux Farka Toure
Time Has Come- Daby Toure & Skip McDonald
Maliba- Toubab Krewe
Roller Roller Rollerland- Mike & the Ravens

Global Ears Wrapped Around

Dance to the End of Love-Leonard Cohen (live)
What’s That- Elliott Murphy feat. Oliver Durand
Two More Zeros- Leroy Powell
Love Stands Time- Cashman
Underground- Chris Whitley & Jeff Lang
Big Black Ben- Samuel James
Edward’s Thrump up- Jamming with Edward
Highland Fling- Jamming with Edward
Bright Mississippi- Allen Toussaint
Anna Ann- Davis Coen

I just Wanna Hang Around with you-scrapOmatic
Nite Vidual- Kyle Asche Organ Trio
Ugly Man- Henry Turner Jr & Flavor
Peace Love & Happiness- G Love & Special Sauce
Supermarket Blues- Eugene McDaniels
American Woman-Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave (live)
Trees- Depth Quartet
Hello Goodbye- Akashic Record
Tang the Hump- Stanton Moore
Circle Limit- Robert Walter’s 20th Congress
Covert Mini Putt- Dirk Quinn Band
James Brown Medley:-Soul Summit (live)
~I Feel Good
~I Got the Feeling

Jamestown- the Poogie Bell Band
Take it as it Comes-Sugarman Three & Co w/Charles Bradley (Aphrodisiac Soundsystem Remix)
Bonita- Pimps of Joytime
Caresss- David Last vs Zulu
Accusations- the Juan MacLean
Dance until Dawn- Astronauts of Antiquity
Kantoi- Zee Avi

Humble Me- Sharon Jones & the Dapkings
Funky or What- Celia Baron
Oh Miss Havisham- Secretary feat. Big Boss
Bassatron- Exaltron
Breezeword- the Poogie Bell band
For Malena- Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog
Get on your Feet- JTQ
Electric Jello- Watts Gnu
Don’t Worry About Tomorrow- Van Morrison

Mörglbl in MADISON

I had my face and backside rocked off last night at the Crystal Corner Bar as the power trio from France called Mörglbl kicked it into overdrive and just kept on going. Supporting an album that is to be released in the states beginning of June, the Primus-like-Vai power jazz for the deaf sound crept through the crowd into waiting ears as riffs turned into rips that shredded the air between amp and ear. These guys have a blast rockin’ too, with antics that will lift a smile out of you with a drumming backbone that comes right out at you encouraging a foot to stamp and a head to bop with a metal spring. Christophe Godin (known as the best guitarist in France) certainly kept the strings bent heavy and you could almost smell the fire coming off the frets as he tore thru the neck in ways that spoke in an accent at times to me. For me, not too much can beat a serious power trio, and Mörglbl has now even added to what I once thought was a fair definition to that term…If Prog rock is something you like to experiment around and you’ve somehow missed these guys, let me lead you to the water…and DRINK!


pat mAcdonald & MelanieJane

Stopped by the Overture for a little Thursday after hours music and beverage and the show was Pat mAcdonald & MelanieJane. The songs were of biting humor and rock and roll with just enough of a bluesy touch where you could feel the heads bobbing with a certain known understanding. Pat creates songs that people want to hear and share with people they care about. These songs carried a load of tongue and cheek humor easily caught for those paying attention…..I found the new sounds and songs to be a bit refreshing and the delivery was certainly something to be seen in person. MelanieJane seems to backbone the sounds with her rhythm makers and percussive ways while busting out the electric cello at times to further captivate the listening ears..I have a feeling you’ll be hearing a little more about these two coming up in the near future on greenarrowradio…Stay Tuned.


Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks

On a Friday night you want to be entertained right? Of course. Whether Friday or not, Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks is a guaranteed smile waiting to happen, and then there is also the music. On this night at the Majestic Theater, We were privileged to feature a CD release party in an intimate seating gathering of swing jazz and sassy wit. “Tangled Tales” is the new album from Mr. Hicks and the Hot Licks, offered on Surfdog Records. There was shameless and face-slapping plugs about the new releases as one can easily gather when the title track was played with an uncanny innuendo that only could be fitting in the middle of a tune…..There were several treats of the new release, but none hit me as much as the groups version of Horace Silvers’ “Song for my Father”….jazzy to perfection. “Long Come a Viper” was the song of the night for me, as it toyed with me and kept filling me up and wanting more, while an old favorite “I Scare Myself” set that smile and extra hop in my bounce in motion. Every time I get the chance to interview Dan and then see his show live, I come away wishing that everyone has a chance to get a little Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks in their week.


a day of Sun & Sounds

A beautiful afternoon to get going in directions unknown~tanning tunes on the beaches of togetherness..Ahhhh come one come all join in the day of sun and sounds….

Josephine- Eric Lindell
She Said yeah- Webb Wilder
Lady Day & John Coltrane- Eric Lindell

Sweet Jane- Lou Reed (live)
Should I stay or Should I blow- the BPA w/Ashley Beedle
Video Nasty- Lisa Loeb & Steve Reynolds
Shake it up- Jake Shimabukuro
Tall Fiddler- Tommy Emmanuel
Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky- Michael Douchet
Funky Phone- Celia Baron
Nobody’s Baby- Sharon Jones & the Dapkings
Shelter- JTQ w/Rose Windross
Something Stank-George Clinton & P Funk w/Sativa
Threadin’ the Needle- Liquid Soul
Street Sound- Pimps of Joytime (Nicodemus remix)
Let’s get Sick- Rithma feat Mitch Manker
Happy House- the Juan Maclean
Chapter 7- Mister Rourke
-evil genius
-midnight resurrection
-universe & beyond
-slow decay of the mind

Midwest- DJ Rewind
Dream Boss- Secretary feat Big Boss
Regyptian Strut- Ed Palermo Big Band
Woe is uh me Bop- Fast N Bulbous
Sweet Chili- Led Bib

Jabberwocky- Branford Marsalis Quartet
Orient Express-Joe Zawinul & the Zawinul Syndicate

Chinese Go Go-David Fiuczynski/Rufus Cappadocia
Can you Feel it- OGOGO
Those Girls- Kinky
Tucheses & Nenes- Golem!
Spanish Fly- David Last vs Zulu

Sultan Song- Rob Wasserman
Rapanagatun-Zakir Hussain & the Rhythm Experience
Underwater City-Suphala w/Mazz Swift & David Gotay
Proverbs- Mamer
Celebration- Mamer w/Bela Fleck
D’Gary Jam- Bela Fleck & Friends
Riddem- Daby Toure & Skip McDonald
Moose- Toubab Krewe (live)
Bassque Revolution- Erik Scott

Shooting Hoops- G Love & Special Sauce
Try (a little bit harder)- Janis Joplin

Too young too soon

Todo el Mundo Es Kitsch- Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog
Friends- Marco Benevento
Left Hand of Clyde- Club d’Elf (live)
Muchas Gracias- MMW
The Liberator- Nels Cline
Arcadia Finlandis- David Fiuczynski
Leper- Reeves Gabrels
She says She does- Darren Gaines & the Key Party
Red Moon- Al Di Meola
Falkan’s Maze- Yellowjackets feat. Mike Stern
Fluxura- the Karl Walters Trio
Night Train Express- the Microscopic Septet
6435789- Tower of Power w/Huey Lewis
Blue Drag- Allen Toussant
Hoob a Joob- Paul Sanchez
Wake me up to say Goodbye- Paul Sanchez/John Boutte
But I like the Message- John Scofield

You got Something- Movin’ Melvin Brown
Ghetto Street- Dumpstaphunk (live)
Second and Dryades- Galactic w/Big Chief Monk Boudreaux
Tuff Love- Galactic w/Trombone Shorty
I get High- Porter/Batiste/Stoltz (live)
Opium Jacuzzi- Liquid Soul
Get Down on it- Wayman Tisdale
Do I Do- Deborah Flores feat. Marcus Miller
Never Gonna- Wayman Tisdale w/Toby Keith
Wrong about me- Brett Dennen
Sexy Waitress- Jimmy Landry w/Lefty Williams Band
Give me Back my Numbers- Geoff Achison
Texas Me- Delbert McClinton
Change in the Weather- Davis Coen

Girl- Sol Creech band
Come Together- Dr. Lonnie Smith
Something to Make you Happy- the Derek Trucks band

Sensiamilla Street- Bert & Ernie
Supa Soul- Astronauts of Antiquity
Stay Human- Michael Franti & Spearhead (Stereo Steambath remix)
Totally Awesome- Honchie

R.I.P. Wayman Tisdale

Wayman Tisdale, who scaled the heights in two high-profile careers as a professional basketball player and a chart-topping recording star, died May 15 of cancer at a hospital in Tulsa. He was 44…..” That is how the article in the Washington Post starts, but from knowing some folks who know him so very well, there is so much more to the man, the smile, the grace and the talent. You as a caring and observant person will be able to find out Wayman’s basketball stats (An incredible college career, an Olympic gold and a long NBA career) and locate the tunes he created by going to many varied musical getting spots of your liking~but it is from the people who knew him best that i recall how the “Big Man” was a gentle soul with a smile that made things better….I will staill be able to share Wayman’s music with you but there’s more to pass along. Before his tragic death on May 15, 2009, he created The Wayman Tisdale Foundation, which is committed to making a difference in the lives of individuals with cancer as well as amputees. “I believe the best way to help is to provide support and resources. I know we can make a difference one person, one family at a time”.


Let’s all work together to finish what Wayman has started.

Donations can be made to:
The Wayman Tisdale Foundation
c/o Paul Samuels
Morgan Stanley
2200 S. Utica Place
Suite 500
Tulsa, OK 74114.

WORT Block Party

This Sunday May 17th was a beautiful day for the WORT block party. Come one and come all and they did. When neighborhoods take time to get together and listen to tunes and share moments around, beer…..it’s bound to be a good thing. This was the 12th annual filled with activities for kids of all ages.


Big thanks to the Block Party Sponsors:
The Madison Homebrewers & Tasters Guild, Madison Blues Society, Community Pharmacy, Harmony Bar & Grill, High Noon Saloon, The Malt House, Mother Fool’s Coffeehouse, Smart Studios, & Willy Street Co-op!

Putumayo’s Italia

The newest release from our friends at Putumayo features artists inspired by the jazz influenced songs that can be heard as soundtracks in many cafes and bar scenes in Rome, Milan and other Italian cities in the 50’s. This album has a focus on the contemporary singer-songwriters who have taken the sounds of those cafes & bars and changed them slightly to reflect the times, the global differences since the 50’s and the forward moving land that is Italy. There are tangos, sambas and rich gypsy rhythms combined in this collection, which is a sequel of sorts, and the songs selected remind us of the carefree energy and optimism of Italy’s postwar years. It is always difficult to recommend tracks for you to check out and I will be spinning songs off of Italia soon for your sampling pleasure, but some of my immediate favorites are: Il Mare Mi Salva by Rossomalpelo, Il Vaaggio by Gianmaria Testa and Iquique by Rocco De Rosa. Think the Spirit of la dolce with contemporary flair.


The G-rate Love Sound

Who are You?- Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks
Lives in the Balance- Ritchie Havens
The Diplomat- Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks

Desert Dawg- David Grisman
Little Bear- Mike Marshall’s Big Trio
**Live ON Air Chat w/Dan Hicks**
Song for my Father- Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks
Luxury Liner- Pete Wernick & Flexigrass
Where no Mandolin Has Gone Before-Nashville Mandolin Ensemble
Flight of the Cosmic Hippo-Bela Fleck & the Flecktones
John Henry- Van Morrison
She’s about a Mover- Little Willie G
Wrong Side of Town- Davis Coen
I’m not that Kat anymore- Terry Allen

One of those Days-Steve Cropper & Felix Cavaliere
My Little Bag- Geoff Achison
Bootbanger- Geoff Achison

Alone- John Popper & Warren Haynes (live)
When I call Home- Honeytribe
She Just Wants to Dance- Keb Mo
Stand by Me- Playing for Change
One Love- Playing for Change

Change my Ways- the Pietasters
Dawn-Heavyweight Dub Champions w/Elf Tranzporter & Dr. Israel
Head over Heels-Larry McDonald w/Dollarman
Ital Collie- Roots Man Dub
Who’s got the Herb- 311 (live)
Heartbreaker-Dread Zeppelin
Let’s Stay Engaged- the Tragically Hip
I am the Eye- the High Dials
That Great Love Sound- the Ravonettes
She’s Fine- the Stems
Back and Black- Robot goes Here
Meija- Porno for Pyros
No one’s Leaving (demo)- Janes Addiction
Beat on the Brat- U2
Trippin’ on a Hole in a Paper Heart- STP
Art School Girl- STP
Hot Lava- Perry Farrell w/DVDA
I want to take you Higher-Sly & the Family Stone w/Steven Tyler & Robert Randolph
Pictures of Matchstick men-OZZY w/Type O Negative

Different Somethings Together

As a former player and coach, I guess some of Chuck rubbed off on me in my music sharing also. Trying to make something great out of so many different pieces of good when mixed in just right.. R.I.P. Chuck Daly

BMF- Pornfunk
Homeless- Doug Wimbish
Lost without you- Marcus Miler
Scrumpt- Doug Johns
Left Right Center- Victor Wooten
Milkhunt- Freekbass (live)
P Leather- Freekbass (live)

Ball Joint- Suite Crude Revue
Intergalactic Research- Suite Crude Revue
Jet Flight- Sun Ra
Crippled Dance- Bill Brovold & Larval
Softly as in a Morning Sunrise-Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band (live)
Blue Mist- Skeebo Knight
The Ministry of Truth- Bobby Previte
What it Look Like- Grant Calvin Weston
Oppression- Jack Dupon
At Peace with a Mop- Phillip Johnston
Sphere- Branford Marsalis Quartet
Amber Gris- MMW

Chimp Gut- Charlie Hunter Trio
Can’t Stand Your Funk- the Mahavishnu Project (live)
Bass on the Line- Bernie Worrell
Cold Sweat- Cameron Mizell
Stonemason- JTQ
I Thank you- Tower of Power feat. Tom Jones
It Takes Two- Tower of Power feat. Joss Stone

Mongoose Walk- SMV
Arruga Remix- Soulive feat. Ekene Nwokoye
It’s Just Begun- Harlem Experiment feat. DJ Arkive
Loaded- Night Trains
The Band Played the Boogie- NW1

Charlie Hunter Duo~”Shhhhhhhhh”

What can you say about Charlie Hunter that hasn’t been written before….well at tonights show he and drummer Simon Lott were all over the place, musically and otherwise..at one point reminding the crowd that it is a show and to “SSShhhhhhhhhhhhhhh”. There were moments in the set that seemed to be reactionary jams to the sometimes “Sorority” loudness coming from overthere…Simon Lott is an incredible force on the skins…watching him play added to the show as he and Charlie both make facial movements that redefine the duo term, since with those MUGGS it seems like 2 others join in at times. Watching Charlie up-close is like witnessing the birth of a new animal, one undiscovered until that moment, never knowing what’ll turn out to be…until…it morphs……He makes those strings come to life, but more importantly it IS a life of their own. I am someone who likes to see what else a musician like Charlie Hunter does with his talent, his projects and collaborations are wide and varied and that is a formula for airplay on greenarrowradio.


Overture in ’09-’10

The new season was announced today with a special “Media Day” event to unveil the variety of shows set to make their way into Madison for the 2009-2010 season at the Overture Center for the Arts. I took a behind the scenes tour of the facility, which certainly was impressive and mingled with some others in the local media world while keeping my friends with the hors d’oeuvres busy and laughing. Here are what I would consider some highlights of the upcoming season:

10/13~ An Evening with David Sederis
11/10-15~ Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39th Steps
11/12~ Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana
12/4~ Step Afrika!
1/14~ Chris Botti w/the Madison Symphony Orch.
2/9~ Pilobolus Dance Theatre
2/11 Lily Tomlin
2/14~ Peking Acrobats
3/6~ International Festival
~Sones of Mexico
3/19~ Shidara
3/26~ Gladys Knight
4/9~ Bobby Osbourne
4/29~ Monterey Jazz Festival:
~Kenny Barron Trio
~Regina Carter
~Kurt Elling
~Russell Malone

For more information of the mission of this center for sharing ideas, arts and cultures visit their website and tell them I sent you along.