Autographed TIN PAN CD.

I have recently been spinning some of the new album “If the Sea was Whiskey” from TIN PAN on the show, and it seems to be a big hit with the regular listeners. Tin Pan conjures the world of the speak-easy: Jazz, Blues and the history of American song mix in a sultry, candlelit bordello. Think Ray Charles and Tom Waits hanging out on Bourbon Street.
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Madison World Music Fest

The 2010 Madison World Music Festival once again had a brilliant line-up that kept the innovative movers and shakers around here very happy. The smell of foods and incense filled air coupled with mini-parades and street acts made the intermission times as easy to celebrate as the acts I went out to catch this year. I was pleased to catch two separate performances by Cimarrón. They are the most accomplished llanera group in Colombia. A seven piece led by harpist and composer Carlos Rojas, they have been working for over twenty years and have performed the world over. These musicians are immersed in the sounds of ‘los llanos’; they seek to explore and experiment with their rich heritage whilst retaining the essence of the tradition. And it really had a feel to it that was unearthly at times, too rich and true to be of here. Then, called the “Nightingale of the North”, Khaira Arby from Mali brought her rockin’ band here for some business. Her beautiful voice cements the sound of a tight, jammin’ of traditional Malian bluesy riffs (more like Vieux Farka Toure than his Father Ali), combined with a colorful modernization makes her stop her very pleasing to me. I would have to say, look on her calendar and see when\/where you might get the chance to be a witness. Her new album “TIMBUKTU TARAB” will lead you there, but it’s the live sound that really clears things up. She’s got it! The final act for me on such a night (with the local brews flowing like the Mississippi River), I was psyched to get my dose of the Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars….there was the kitchen sink for me. Filled to the rim with danceable afro-rock sounds with a message of oneness and rebel spirit….I immediately felt that connection I search for with music. Their groove is my groove and I share their celebration of culture with a breath of unity, and the sound of their music….the roots, the stems, the seeds……the whole plant and the soil is where the Sierra Leone Refugee All Star’s sound comes from, it creates.

Cleaning the Parts on wSUM

A big scrubbin’ thank you to Miss Meaghan Owens for being trooper and being a part of the first ever “In Shower” interview on greenarrowradio. We discussed her newest album “Gun Shy of a Kiss”, her involvement in the Steel Bridge Songfest as well as her recent opening up for Ramblin’ Jack Elliot and about to over for Junior Brown. There was some music in the midsts of the shower fogg:

Chicken Bone- Annie Lou
One Horse Down- Baskery
Soakie Van Soakerman- Keller Williams

A Complete Unknown- A.M.
Driving Song- Undersea Poem
Playground Hustle & Bustle- the Do

Whole Lotta love- Zydecosis
Walk this Way- Zydecosis
New South Africa- Bela Fleck & the Flecktones (live)
Use Me- Pete Yorn & Kinky
Knock ’em Out- Lily Allen
Dancing Days- STP
Heathen Child- Grinderman
Wear you Out- TV on the Radio
You Drive me Wild- the Runaways
Don’t Abuse me- Joan Jett

Trouble- Five Gallon Groove
It’s a Man’s Man’s World- MC5 (live)
Shake- Kodo
Bade- Albino! Band
Je Je L’aiye- Akoya Adfrobeat
Baba L’oun S’ohun Gbogbo- King Sunny Ade
Nirvana the Buffalo- Toubab Krewe

Afro Fred- Ikebe Shakedown
Howlin’ w/Fred- the Apples featuring Fred Wesley

I Got it- Revolutionary Snake Ensemble
Hard Times- Bonerama
Shake it Off- Dumpstaphunk
What a Man- Soul Summit feat. Maysa/Karl Denson (live)
I Can’t Wait to Meetchu- Macy Gray (live)
But you Can’t Run- Youngblood Brass Band
Legalize it- MSMW
Gun Shy of a Kiss- Miss Meaghan Owens
My Bad News- Miss Meaghan Owens

*In the Shower interview Exclusive w/Miss Meaghan Owens*
Honey Bee- Miss Meaghan Owens
Trouble Everywhere- Gangstagrass
Fu Gee La- the Fugees (live)
De Dar Do- DJ Dolores
the Candle & the Moth- Sussan De Yhim/Bill Laswell
Mahala Rai Banda-Morcean D’aMour/Spoitonesa(Russ/ROC Remix)

Freestyle Records

I am pleased to introduce you to Freestyle Records. It is a place where I hope to keep getting all kinds of fresh funk -N- soul tunes to spin for you. They have quite the list of music that is funky ear friendly & foot groovin’ slide steppin’ get down to the other side of town move your ass to or you must ain’t got no ass to move…….This one is soemthign fresh I will be sharing this week coming, hope you can listen live as I make it part of a set. But here is a look at the Apples featuring Fred Wesley ~~~ “KINGS” off of Freestyle and happily shared by greenarrowradio on air Saturdays 9am-High Noon CST on WSUM.
THE APPLES present: KINGS. The brand new release from the nine piece instrumental Juggernaut. In a musical first for the band, they wrote, arranged and recorded music with specific collaborators in mind. Fred Wesley – ex James Brown, The JBs, Parliament-Funkadelic and The Horny Horns and, SHLOMO BAR – Vocalist, Percussionist, Godfather of Israeli world music.

all that jam-n-it

Filled the airwaves with some jams today that helped people move it, dance in the lucky chair and sculpt with earth….

Horseback Rider- Keller Williams
Connemara Breakdown- Steve Earle & the Del McCoury Band
Pepper- Keller & the Keels
Salty Dog- Cat Power
Bie Mir Bist du Schoen- Tin Pan
Sarita- the Subdudes (live in WDET studio)
Thriller- Jake Shimabukuro (live)
Beatles Medley- Tommy Emmanuel (live)
Bare Necessities- Los Lobos
City Livin’- G Love & Special Sauce
Que Pasa Lola- Alex Cuba
Ricardo- the Brazilian Girls
On it On it- Javelin
the Real Thing- Sergio Mendes
Have a Lucky- Day- Morphine (live)
Horsemeat- Scrapomatic
End up Getting Down- Saltwater Grass
Hide Away- the Deep Fried 5
Dope Man- Lubriphonic
B.A.- the Jive Turkeys

Dance of the Wild Koba- Afroskull
Folly- Bonerama
Almost Human- Calibro 35
Memoria- Five Gallon Groove
Rock me baby-BB King/Trey Anastasio/The Roots (live)
Sacrifice- DJP & the Milky Way
World Party- Larry McDonald w/Shaza
Plot a Little- Camu Tao
Commodities- Atmosphere

Everything Scatter-Fela! Original Broadway Cast
Baba Feran Mi- King Sunny Ade
Adje! Adje!- Elikeh
Tika Kondima Na Zolo- Franco
Taalet- Natacha Atlas

the Petrograd Revision- the Either Orchestra
As a Sprout- Esperanza Spalding

Gone without Being Away- Valravn (Carmen Rizzo mix)
Buddha Nature- Buddha Nature
Word up- Cameo (edit)
Feel- Teddy Rok Seven feat Okou
Got the Hunger- Alice Russell (DJ Vadim mix)
River Song- Bebel Gilberto (Grant Nelson Mix)

Ramblin’ w/Jack Elliott

In my days as a radio show host, I have met up with many interesting people and shared many interesting tales. On a night like this I was able to share words with another legend, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott. We shared stories of life together (I did a lot of listening), we caught the opening act together after sneaking around the underworld of the Stoughton Opera House from the backstage to the front room, and we made a “Cowboy” like connection. Hanging out in a stairwell telling stories has never been such a good time as it was with Jack, he is captivating beyond believe and genuine and sincere as a gentleman could be. Oh, and he ended up ditching me to go on stage and play a show that was much like the stairwell, opening the cover of the old book to add some new pages into it. His arrangements of other’s tunes has you in the prairie at times, riding a stallion at others but most of all, you, like me……could feel as if you were side by side with Jack living it for the first time together. Opening the show was friend of the proGram, Miss Meaghan Owens. Meaghan is a sweet songwriter with a Nashville appeal that captivated this night’s audience and is sure to make more splashes down the road with her beauty on stage as a person, her witty stylings and songs that ring true and remain in your mind after the show has ended. Oh yes, this was a good night.

all images by SWEET WILLIAM images.

Influenced by the feel

I really enjoyed the heartbeat of the show today, there were many different moments to feel, and I hope you felt that! Big thanks to Phanie Diaz of Girl in a Coma for being a part of the program today. We spent time talkin’ about the show this Monday 9/13 at the High Noon Saloon, the Blackheart Records affiliation and the new album to be released mid-October. Feel your way right here:

Texas Girl Storm- Miss Meaghan Owens
Mask of Moses- Carrie Rodriguez
You Make me Feel like Dancing- Hot Buttered Rum (live)
Word up- Deni Bonet
You’re Gonna Change (or I’m gonna Leave)- Tom Petty
If the Sea was Whiskey- Tin Pan
Free Soul Spirit Symphony- Buzzy Linhart
Struttin’ Tommy Emmanuel
Bad Reputation- Pierre de Gaillande
Varaha’s Boogie- TriBeCaStan

Zebra- the John Butler Trio (live)
Dark Shades of Blue- Xavier Rudd
I got it Right- Five Gallon Groove
Swell- Cameron Mizell

Moneyshot- Cadillac Jones
In Case the World Changes its mind- MSMW
Fire on the Bayou- the Meters
Punk- Lubriphonic with Ivan Neville
Skin I’m in (alt mix)- Sly & the Family Stone
Keep on Dancin’ (alt mix)- Sly & the Family Stone
Give up the Funk/Flashlight/One Nation Under a Groove/Atomic Dog- George Clinton & Parliment Funkadelic w/Mary J Blige (live)
Power of Soul- Marcus Miller
the Revenge of the Black Widow- the VooDoo Organist
Cette Fille la- Sheetah et Les Weissmuller
Angel is the Devil- Steve Earle & the Supersuckers
Hot Boxin’- the Donnas
Some Girls- the Dollyrots
Pour Tous Jours- the Dollyrots

**On air Chat w/Phanie Diaz of Girl in a Coma**
Vino- Girl in a Coma
Joanie in the City- Girl in a Coma w/Joan Jett
in the Background- Girl in a Coma
Yell- Jesca Hoop
Come Live with me- Dorothy Ashby
Firecracker- the Waitiki 7
Je T’aime Mon Amour- Rachid Taha

Some other Place- Karen Gibson Roc
Intervention- Camo Tao
King of Hearts- Camo Tao
Swing Swing- Bibi Tanga & the Selenites

Cumbe- Batidos
Fire Power- Lee SCRATCH Perry
Mellow Mood- Julie Crochetiere

Atmosphere in here…

Well, let me first thank the fine people at Rhymesayers Entertainment for bringing the Minneapolis feel of hip hop/rhythm & Blues and some damn heavy soulfulness to Madison. We sold out the Orpheum with a sea of ready for action fans of the heavy hitting group Atmosphere. This was the first night of their “To all my Friends” tour and it was easy to see how electric the crowd made the band feel and come to life as the building became one united front conquering rhyme, rhythm and beats together. One of the most accomplished MC/producer duos Slug & Ant certainly are the blood within the touring bands heart but man, the heart itself on stage is a sick combination that brings some sweet sounding old soul and R -n- B to the front while being painted with deeply thought out, story boarding lyrics that are at times heavy on the mind and other times catchy to the vocal cords….many chances for a great crowd like we had in Madison to be in the driver seat along with Atmosphere. The extra heart pieces on the tour front are: Mankwe Ndosi on Vocals and Spirit, Nate Collis on guitar & Erick Anderson on keys. Surely a show to catch if you get a chance, as is any artist associated with this Minneapolis independent entertainment group known as Rhymesayers.

Big Thanks to J Web for all she does!!

Rhythm Review

Featured a lot of female vocals and artistry on this show, ended with a live on air conversation with the brilliant Catherine Russell. We chatted about her heading out on tour with Donald Fagan/Michael McDonald/Boz Scaggs as part of the Dukes of September Rhythm Revue…..on September 15th, they will bring the show to the Riverside in Milwaukee and I made sure to be the first to welcome her to Wisconsin. Check how I got to her musically:

I Can’t get you off my Mind- Bob Dylan
Pilgrim- Steve Early & the Del McCoury Band
Can’t let go- Lucinda Williams
Oh Atlanta!- Alison Krauss
It is What it is- Diane Durrett
The one who got Away- Devil Doll
Race Car Driver- Girl in a Coma
Crimson & Clover- Evil Stig
Good Times, Bad Times- Cracker
Dark Night- the Blasters
hora Anicuta draga/Don’t let me be Misunderstood-Les Triaboliques
Novi- Bandallamas
Wang Dang Doodle-Sam Moore/Keb Mo/Angie Stone

Limousine- Shemekia Copeland
It’s Hot in Here- E.G. Kight
Time won’t Tell- Oteil & the Peacemakers
Tomorrow Never Knows- Herbie Hancock w/Dave Matthews
La Villette- Marcus Miller feat. Lalah Hathaway
Daisy Chain- N’dambi
Leaving Soon- Meklit Hadero
Turn & Run- Alice Russell
Give it Back- Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings
Dark City- Cochemea Gastelum
Extra Sauce- the Deep Fried 5
Getting Dirty- the Deep Fried 5
Where Y’at?- Trombone Shorty

Lint of Love- Cibo Matto
Mai’s Space- Pop Levi
Hang on in There- Mike James Kirkland
Swallow- Supreme Beings of Leisure
Love- Lovespirals
the Gun & the Knife- Cibelle
Minimum Wage- Lila Downs (live)
Tres Cosas- Juana Molina
Sara Smile- Sara Wasserman w/Vernon Reid/Rob Wasserman
Same old Blues- Missy Anderson
Let the Good Times Roll- Joyce Randolph (live)
Put me Down Easy- Catherine Russell
**On air Conversation w/Catherine Russell**
Just Because you can- Catherine Russell
November- Catherine Russell

Gin House Blues- Nina Simone