Split Sky View

The first portion of the proGram split the sky into sides…ahhhh…divided we fall:

Gambler’s Conceit- Jason Crosby
You Can Do (whatever)- Yusef
Long Haired Donkey- North Mississippi Allstars

Strawman- Lou Reed & Kris Kristofferson (live at the Bottom Line)
I’m Your Man- Holly Miranda, Joan as a Policewoman & Invisible Familiars (live)

You Ain’t Got The Heart- The Coffis Brothers & The Mountain Men
Crazy Macy- Flamin’ Groovies
It’s so Sleepy in the Noisy Chair- Gordon Raphael
Savage- Gordon Raphael

The Baby Mama Song- Val Starr & The Blues Rocket
Black & Blue- Leon Russell
Pray For Peace- Blind Boys of Alabama
Out of Left Field- Gregg Allman
Find Yourself- Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

Love Thang- Al Corte’
Smoke Break- Lara and the Bluz Dawgz
Sweet Memphis- Chris Daniels & the Kings w/Freddt Gowdy
Evergreen- Kings & Associates

The Grogan’s Have Arrived- Col. Brice Hampton & The Madrid Express (Live at The Vista Room)
(I’m a) Road Runner- Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders (live, 8/11/74, Keystone Berkeley)

Songhoy Blues at The Sett

Even though its members are originally from Timbuktu, Mali, the band formed in the city of Bamako after they were displaced from their homes in 2012 during a civil conflict. They decided to start a band to play music for their fellow refugees. In 2015, Songhoy Blues released their debut album, Music In Exile. The new album, Résistance, released on June 16th via Fat Possum Records, shows the bands maturity as artists and melds their vast traditional sounds with the elements of soul, R&B, hip-hop, and rock. The album is full of imagery that takes a listener through the African places built on what feels like foreign tradition, but can be as known to the rest of the world as a stroll down their very own community streets. The album takes the energy of the art and culture and combines it with the groove to make the energy move with its creators and listeners alike. There is even a guest appearance from Iggy Pop to add to the uniqueness of the stories being told.

On Friday October 6th at 8:00 P.M., Songhoy Blues will bring this energy and their musical bridge to Madison at The Sett, Union South on the campus of the University of Wisconsin – Madison. I had the opportunity to talk briefly with lead vocalist, Aliou Touré about what the people in attendance are in for at this upcoming event. We spoke about the energy, and the power of of music and how traveling the world has opened up so many eyes; the band, the listener come and go sometimes with different views and feelings than when the day started. We got into the new album and how the vibes may at first sound like they come from so far away, the meanings, similarities and differences are universal.

Hey Bud

The second portion of the proGram was filled with the natch medicine to keep the balance level:

Let My Mother Live- Blind Boys of Alabama
Love This Way- Leon Russell
Willin’- Gregg Allman

greenarrowradio promo- Kelly Z
What Do I Have to Do- Kelly Z
greenarrowradio promo- Mindi Abair & the Boneshakers
Had to Learn the Hard Way- Mindi Abair & the Boneshakers
***Pre-recorded Conversation with Minidi Abair***
Freedom- Mindi Abair & the Boneshakers
Dance Maria- Khruangbin
You Don’t Need Me- Bob & Gene
Move Over- The Andy Tolman Cartel Ft. Jo Harman
Claret and Blues- The Andy Tolman Cartel

High Horse- Bonerma
(Everybody) Do the Watusi- Nicole Willis & UMO Jazz Orchestra
One in a Million- Nicole Willis & UMO Jazz Orchestra
You Are My Sky (instr.)- Nightshifters
You Don’t Feel Enough )Session Victim Remix)- Sam Irl

Raindrops- Gabriel Tajeu
Comfort Zone- Lanzo
Between Friends- Lanzo
Sister- Nosaj Thing
A Movement Apart- Odezza

The Cage (Ibibio Sound Machine Jungle Punk Mix)- Nina Miranda
New Ark Subatomic Energy- Lee SCRATCH Perry & Subatomic Sound System
Zion’S Blood- Lee SCRATCH Perry & Subatomic Sound System
Ride Under Trees (Bombay Dub Orchestra Low Rider Dub)- Delia Derbyshire

And Henna For All

The first portion of this week’s proGram s a reminder that no matter who or what…we are all peoples. We deserve art.

Office Supplies- Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers
So Familiar- Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers

Trinity Lane- Lilly Hiatt
I Just Don’t Care Anymore- Alice Wallace
Lucky Penny- J.D. McPherson
Change For Change- Ray Davies

Black Dog- Likho Duo
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl- Likho Duo
I’m Ready- Benny Turner Ft. Roosevelt Collier
Blind Eye- Val Starr & The Blues Rocket

Mum’s The Word- Plastic Cactus
Close to Me- Amanda Richards & The Good Long While
Damsel in Distress- Jake La Botz
Diamonds in The Mine- Osei Essed (live)
Hallelujah- Delicate Steve (live)

Solid- Cold Specks
Chess- Joon Moon Ft. Krystle Warner

Let Me Rock- Flamin’ Groovies
Deep Psych (Melty Version)- Gordon Raphael
Heroes- Motörhead
Preachin’ Blues- Living Colour
Living on The 110- Prophets of Rage

Why Not?- Gentle Giant (Steven Wilson Mix)
Love Gangsters- Gogol Bordello

Classy Up Your Morning

Did a two hour early morning fill in show before the reGularly scheduled greenarrowradio program. Took the chance to claasy us up:

Ive Sn Th Gra Md- Paul Jones
It Was Brgh Cold- Paul Jones
Romulo’s Raga- Paul Jones
Confusion Among a Fleet of Taxicabs- Ghost Train Orchestra
Hare and The Hounds- Ghost Train Orchestra
Pedigree on a Pomander Walk- Ghost Train Orchestra

Liberation- Satoko Fujii
Our Lady of New Orleans (Herreast Harrison)- Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah
New Jack Bounce- Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah
New Orleanian Love Song- Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah

Cumbanchero- Rubén Gonzáles
Melodia Del Rio- Rubén Gonzáles
Pilón Influenciado- Hilario Durán
Guajira- Hilario Durán
La Fiesta De Las Cochinillas- La Pingos Orquesta
La Huida- La Pingos Orquesta
Mordiendo Clavos- La Pingos Orquesta

Eh Ya Ye- Trio Da Kali & Kronos Quartet
Lila Bambo- Trio Da Kali & Kronos Quartet

They Can’t take That Away From Me- Ella Fitzgerald & the London Symphony Orchestra Ft. Louis Armstrong
Makin’ Whoopee- Elaa Fitzerald & the London Symphony Orchestra
Uptown, Downtown- Bill Charlap Trio
The One I Love Belongs To Someone Else- Bill Charlap Trio

Dubai- Mark Whitfield (live)
Donna Lee- David Stryker
Scotch Tape and Glue- Mike Stern
LaMonte’s Gameian Jam- Phillip Gerschlauer, David Fiuczynski, Jack DeJohnette, Matt Garrison & Giorgi Mikadze

Time in the Sandbox with Mindi Abair

If you are not sure who Mindi Abair is, moreover, what a Mindi Abair and The Boneshakers is….well…Mindi is now one of the most recognized and sought-after saxophonists/vocalists out there. As a two-time GRAMMY nominee, she has been electrifying audiences with her dynamic live performances and utter command of the saxophone since her debut album in 2000. No one since Junior Walker has brought saxophone and vocals in one package to the forefront of modern music, with a raucous tone and dynamic stage presence. She has played alongside so many legends and legends to be, it won’t be long until she is uttered as one herself. Mindi enlisted longtime friend and The Boneshakers founder Randy Jacobs (Bonnie Raitt, Was Not Was, Willie Nelson) to inject his brand of Detroit Blues Rock. A 2 1/2 year tour and a live album later, This April Mindi and The Boneshakers decided to record their first studio record. The EastWest Sessions was recorded over five days at legendary Hollywood recording studio EastWest Studios with renowned Blues Rock producer Kevin Shirley (Led Zepplin, The Black Crowes, Aerosmith). The album, which was released September 15, 2017, is a powerful, bluesy, momentous, and deeply emotional journey. The album features a track with iconic blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa, and 2017 GRAMMY® winner in the Best Contemporary Blues Album category, Fantastic Negrito.

I had the true pleasure of kicking back on a call with Mindi to discuss the creation and the feeling of the new release. We got into how the band became a family and the way the songs on this album were shaped into the fun, relate-able and downright funky pieces of art I am honored to be able to share with listeners. Mindi and I were like two peas in a pod, I feel like we could have spoken about music for the entire day, easily. We learn that we both have a place we like to go and escape to and that it is an inspiration for the creation, yet not necessarily the place to crate. When you listen in and I inquire about: “Who would be the coolest call outta the blue to receive a gig offer from” and that turned into, a well that actually happened moment for Mindi. Real cool. This album was released on Pretty Good For A Girl Records which is a part of the Girls Rule type project Mindi has created to help celebrate the achievements of women. We make sure to prop this venture up as it belongs as well. Of course, I have already dropped the Mindi Abair and The Boneshakers names to try and bring them to Madison soon, wherever you are…think about what that could do in your neck of the woods!!

Ohhh Ohh Beachy Feeling

The second portion of this week’s proGram took to the beach to search and retrieve. Portions of perfect pieces of artists were added like shells in the sand onto your waves. The placement of wash up on shore were perfectly placed into your ears:

***greenarrowradio promo- Mindi Abair and The Boneshakers
Live My Life- Mindi Abair and The Boneshakers
Java- Stanton Moore
The Beat- Stanton Moore

Copa Libertadores- The Andy Tolman Cartel
Any Way You Want It- Nightshifters
Move Those Dancing Feet- NIghtshifters

Did it All- Gogol Bordello
Saboteur Blues- Gogol Bordello

Atravessadora- Ladama
**Excerpt of Conversation with Sara Lucas of Ladama**
Cumbia Brasileira- Ladama
Compared To What?- Ladama

Dam Dam- Juan Pablo Arredondo Trio
Saint Koko- La Pingos Orquesta

No Bad News Ft. Kiara Lanier & Legit- Chicago Afrobeat with Tony Allen
Cop Show- Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band Ft Flex Mathews
Tombstone Pt 1- Antibalas

***Excerpt of Conversation with Amayo of Antibalas***
Tombstone Pt 3- Antibalas
Gold Rush- Antibalas

Messengers- Jay Douglas & Chris Butcher
Lou- Victor Rice
Exodus- Tackhead (Dubvisionist Dub Remix)

Spinning Into Blue

The first portion of the program noted the moves the oceans and seas are making and used that to battle:

Here She Comes Again- Chris Hillman Ft. Tom Petty & Roger McGuinn
Cluck Ol’ Hen- Whiskey Shivers
Radio Moscow- David Childers
Night and Day- David Myles

Derby Street Blues- Likho Duo
Out With The Old- Val Starr & The Blues Rocket
Do Your Thing- Kelly Z
How I Wish She Was Mine- Jake La Botz

I Wanna Be Your Dog- decker.
It’s a Whale- Deer Tick
Freedom of Expression (F.O.X.)- Living Colour
Breaking the Law- Motörhead
Legalize Me- Prophets of Rage

It Sure Was Better Back Then- Todd Snider
Rock While I Can Rock- HUGElarge
You Cannot Win- John Popper
Just Like a Hurricane- Flamin’ Groovies

Four Letter Word- Lukas Nelson & Promoise of the Real
I Love The Life I Live- Gregg Allman
It’s Too Late- Jerry Garcia/Merl Saunders (live 8/11/1974, Keystone Berkeley

Somebody’s Doin’ It (War)- Bob & Gene
California Shake- Johnny Rawls
Creole Song- Joe Bonsall
Telephone Won’t Ring- Boozoo Chavis
My Little Cabbage- Shorty LeBlanc

When Antibalas Comes To Town

On Wednesday, September 27th at the High Noon Saloon, I am pleased to say that Antibalas is heading to Madison. They will arrive on the heels of a brand new release that is drenched in traditional form but also as current that the air we breath today. While the wait for the new album might have seemed long, it is certainly well worth it. Where The Gods Are In Peace released Friday September 15th on Daptone Records, pays respect to the forefathers of Afrobeat with compositions spanning nine to fifteen minutes in length. With a blessing from the Fela Kuti legacy early in the band’s career, Antibalas has long been blessed to be re-popularizing and re-energizing the classic Afrobeat sound while adding their distinct New York City grit into the mix. Influences of punk rock, free jazz, and hip-hop are known to seep into their expansive works to define a truly 21st century translation of the Afrobeat genre and beyond.

I had the privilege to have a conversation in support of the show and the album with AMAYO (Vocals & Percussion) to get the vibe and mindset balanced with the ears and entire body. We spoke about the way the new album came together through real life moments that glued the pieces toGether that were floating around the band’s sphere for years. The feeling and power of the energy behind the music shared with other beings was something we seemed to really get, the way the music does form a bridge between spirits of people, and connect them by the Afrobeat grooves. We spent a good chunk of time talking about our mutual friend, and AMAYO‘s brilliant colleague, Miss Sharon Jones and how she was a force, like a guiding lightning bolt that navigated the process of the musical shifts all artists face. We got into how the artists of the Daptone family were altered by her mere presence and that she was the leader of the house of soul. I love it!!! This conversation admittedly was one soul’s opinion and vision of how it is, in order to get an even better feel of how it all pieces together into a severe mind & body changing groove, there are man opportunities to catch them live.

Antibalas – Where The Gods Are In Peace – Daptone Records

Time For Some Ladama

LADAMA is an ensemble comprised of four incredible musicians from across the Americas who create and perform original music, and strive to inspire and engage women and youth in their respective communities to engage in music-making, sound design, composition, and audio production.

LADAMA’s individual mastery as performers in traditions ranging from frevo and maracatu from Brazil, to joropo songs from Venezuela, to cumbia and gaita from Colombia, to soul music from the U.S.A., combined with their experience in border-crossing collaboration that began with the State Department-sponsored exchange and creative springboard of OneBeat, point to group’s high caliber and innovative hybrid approach. They offer an experience to American audiences that is unmatched by any national or international group. As educators and facilitatos, the group draws from specific cultural contexts of the communities they serve to prove a foundation for participants to use music as a basic form of personal expression to address issues most pertinent to them.

I had the pleasure of chatting with Sara Lucas about what people in Madison will be in store for with both a workshop and a set of Ladama’s music on September 16th as part of the 2017 Madison World Music Festival. We talked about how open to all sizes, shapes and abilities the workshop is….no prior knowledge of the sounds or movements of a particular region of the world, just an open mind and a sense of having fun. That conversation slid nicely into what to expect from a set of music when Ladama is on stage. The connection this group will make with a Madison crowd is something I look forward to being a part of. No doubt, you will hear many of the tracks off their newly released, self titled album on Six Degrees Records. Take a listen in to our time toGether and you can even find out what kinds of music/sounds Sara and some of her band-mates are soaking in to inspire, to reflect and to move on forward into this world with.

Ladama on Six Degrees Records

Assistant Please

The second portion of the proGram shows you how it all really gets done:

Upstream- Laura Rain and the Caesars
In My Life- Laura Rain and the Caesars

Personality- OneGunn
Los Ageless- St. Vincent
Freaking Out- Juiceboxxx

Big Shot- Patrick Cowley
Cycle Tuff- Patrick Cowley
Café Cairo- Quadro Nuevo & Cairo Steps
Arabiskan- Quadro Nuevo & Cairo Steps

Ahir Bhairav 2- Roopa Panesar
Holi Color Festival Song- Ravi Shankar
Monsoon & Rain- Ravi Shankar
Fun Possessed- Ravi Shankar

Ride Under Trees (Dub Gabriel Remix)- Delia Derbyshire Appreciation Society
Interstella Dub Dwella- Dub Gabriel

**Excerpt of Conversation with Dub Gabriel**
No Borders Disco- Dub Gabriel
Sound of Fire- Dub Gabriel
Sensimellia- Method of Defiance

Better Days- The Black Seeds
Vitals- Coldcut & On-U Sound (Dub Version) Ft. Roots Manuva
Divide and Rule- Coldcut & On-U Sound Ft. Lee “Scratch” Perry, Junior Reid & Elan
War- Tackhead (JStar Reboot Remix)
Exodus- Tackhead (Oliver Frost Remix)

Sweet As

The first portion of the proGram hoped to help you get enough pollen on your leggs:

Sunny Side of Town- Mile Twelve
Hobo on a Passenger Train- Jake La Botz
The Sweet Love That You Give- Jesse Bardwell

Dust in a Baggie- Billy Strings
Daddy Loved the Lord- AJ Hobbs
Bliss Avenue- Dana Fuchs
Shallow Water- Mail the Horse

Snakes- Jonny Lang
Free a Man- Michael McDonald
Carolina- Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
Going Going Gone- Gregg Allman

I Can’t Stop the Blues- Savoy Brown
Big Legged Woman- Benny Turner

Matchstick Man- decker.
You Know it’s Right- Stay
Legend of a Mind- The Chemistry Set
Giant- Gentle Giant

Poor Black Mattie- R.L. Boyce
Turning Point- Johnny Rawls

You’re So Fine- Pee Wee Kershaw
Good Morning Blues- Cleveland Croche & Jay Stutes
Yard Dog- Al Ferrier

Dub Gabriel’s ADSR Dub

2017 marks the return of Dub Gabriel with his 5th full-length solo album entitled “ADSR DUB” on his pwn record label, Destroy All Concepts. After his critically acclaimed 2013 album, Raggabass Resistance, he locked himself away in the studio and went into complete isolation in what he refers to as “one of the most prolific times of his 20 year career ”. Mixing his love for classic dub productions with vintage analog tape echoes, spring reverbs and tubes, with his love of krautrock and his collection of Moog, Arp and Korg analog synthesizers, to provide the listeners with one of the most original albums to come out in recent memory.

The album Features guest performances by Addis Pablo, son of the legendary Augustus Pablo. Ranking Joe, who rose to prominence in the 1970’s on such legendary labels as Studio 1, as well as his collaborations with King Tubby. And, The Spaceape, who became the voice of U.K. Dubstep through his groundbreaking work with Burial, Kode 9 & The Bug. Recorded in San Francisco at d/a/c Laboratory for Research & Development, mastered by the legendary, Kevin Metcalfe, at Sound Masters in the U.K. and cover art by acclaimed French illustrator, Olivier Bonhomme.

We took some time to dive into the new release, how for me it takes me out and away from the current state of the real that seems to drag me down. We talk about the balance one must find within creation of a project from start to finish and starting and making a family of three when it once was two. I have been listening to creations of Dub Gabriel’s for a long time and it was nice to hear about his take on what my thang (taste maker) involves as well as which toys from his studio would he choose if he could only have a few. We talk about the flow of the music and art and how as creators, we have to let the story, the narrative speak for itself. Check out our conversation to take the canoe ride within the story.

cover art by acclaimed French illustrator, Olivier Bonhomme.

Inner Overlooked Spot

Did and extra hour or so after the fact, when I started the blooms were full…but after this…:

Balochi- Dosti Music Project
Mahi Yaar Di Gharoli- Dosti Music Project
Nová (feat. Martin Krajíček, Seckou Keita & Juraj Valenčík)- Struny nad Oslavou
Woulou-Wo (feat. Martin Krajíček, Keita Seckou & Juraj Valenčík)- Struny nad Oslavou
Padosan- Barmer Boys
Vaari Jaun- Barmer Boys

Mind the Gap- Akshara
Agreste- Ladama
I Will- The Green

Ayaya- Bicep
Drift- Bicep
Soak- Zola Jesus

Komorebi- Frameworks
Nami- Frameworks
Trust the Flight- Frameowrks Ft. Aisling Rhiannon

Arch You Glad

The second portion of the show was filled with all sorts of coolth. We featured friends of the proGram, Janet Schiff and Victor DeLorenzo of Nineteen Thirteen to discuss the two new tracks they were allowing me to debut today as well as to remind people in Madison that they will be back to Arts & Literature Laboratory in October. Aired all new music to keep your senses caught up to the observing:

Nice to Meet You- HUW Ft. Sid M.
Thank You- HUW Ft. Jube
Offer for Wilson- Jared Sims

Believe it or Not- Takashi Tsuzuki Ft. NiA
It’s Not Fair- Takashi Tsuzuki
The Charmer- Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber Ft. GT
Vaguely Tryique- Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber Ft. Ben Tyree

**Live on air Conversation with Nineteen Thirteen**
Trick Zipper- Nineteen Thirteen
**Live on air Conversation with Nineteen Thirteen**
Hot Garbage- Nineteen Thirteen
Can’t Stop Running- Adam Ben Ezra
Balagusto- Adam Ben Ezra
INterlude II- Vadim Neselovskyi Trio
Prelude for Vibes- Vadim Neselovskyi Trio
Mr. Bond/Half & Half- Ron Francis Blake
With Deductions (for Davey Torres)- Ron Francis Blake

Jumpin’ Bad Blues- Yusef Komunyakaa, David Cieri, Mike Brown
More Girl Than Boy- Yusef Komunyakaa, David Cieri, Mike Brown
We Must Be Polite- Matt Wilson

Didn’t Fall Far From The Tree

The first portion of the proGram kept the real in full sight.

Dead Man’s Flats- Lisa LeBlanc
Could You Wait ’til I’ve Had My Coffee- Lisa LeBlanc

Blues in Southern Comfort- Jim Stephens Ft. Boy Wonder
Make it Move- Jonny Lang
Fool Me Once- Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
Once I was- Gregg Allman
Vintage Man- Savoy Brown

Built to Rock and Roll- Johnny 2 Fingers & the Deformities
Texas- Pile

Desperate Man- Ashley Raines & The New West Revue
Roll and Tumble- R.L. Boyce
Walk With Me- Laura Rain & the Caesars
Not That Kind of Girl- Mindi Abair & the Boneshakers

Still Got a Way to Fall- Hannah Willis & UMO Jazz Orchestra
Your Name- Bob & Gene
Bar Shift- The Eminent Stars Ft. Bruce James
Night People- Stanton Moore

The New Yorker- Brian Hill & The Noh Stars
East of the River- Harold Little
Stomp the Roaches- Harold Little
Feelings of the world- The Polyseeds Ft. Rose Gold & Chachi

Yojimbo (main title)- Joe Policastro Trio
Strykin’ Ahead- Dave Stryken
Trip- Mike Stern Ft. V.Wooten/D.Chambers/B.Franceschini