Leave The One Inside The Other

The first portion of the regularly scheduled proGram was more than the less:

Ms. B.C.- Betty Carter (live)
Social Call- Betty Carter (live)
Frenesi- Betty Carter (live)
Help Me- Chaka Khan (live)

Who Got the Baby in the King Cake?- Johnette Downing Ft. Scott Billington
Get Ready, Get Set, Let’s Groove- Johnette Downing Ft. Scott Billington

Beat To Eat- Uncle Nef
A Side- Uncle Nef

Stranger Danger- Lotus
Re:Funk Strut- ReFunk
Hot’n Sweat- ReFunk Ft. Pee Wee Ellis
Guantanamo Baywatch- Jake Najor And The Moment Of Truth

Basta- Cimafunk
In A Sincere Way- The Blassics
Malibu- Richard Ford
Hot Sauce- Grupo Fantasma
Nosotros- Grupo Fantasma

Wreck The Rod- Nick Waterhouse
Listen To Your Heart- Durand Jones and The Indications

The Fire Within

The pre-show program was filled with the heat on hiGh.

Venus projection- Lara Downes
My Baby Kinda Sweet- James Suggs
The Process-Paul Jones Quartet Ft. Syberen van Munster, Tim Thornton & Francesco De Rubeis
Iron Man- Eric Dolphy
Mandrake- Eric Dolphy
Skippy- Frank Kimbrough Ft. Scott Robinson, Rufus Reid & Billy Drummond

Reprise- Romain Collin
Red Snow- Romain Collin
Industry- Marton Juhasz
Wolves Gather Under a Winter Moon- Marton Juhasz
Camels In The Sky- Marton Juhasz

Drum Interlude- David Liebman Ft. Jeff Coffin, Victor Wooten, Chester Thompson, Chris Walters & James DaSilva
Mojo- David Liebman Ft. Jeff Coffin, Victor Wooten, Chester Thompson, Chris Walters & James DaSilva
Congratulations and Condolences- Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom
Daughter And Sun- Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom

Letter of The Show

The final portion of this week’s proGram had Carnival on the mind with the way it was leading the way it will be:

Overcome- Chat Noir
Fragments- Marilyn Mazur
Crawl Out And Shine- Marilyn Mazur

Water From Breath- Jamie Saft/Steve Swallow/Bobby Previte
Boldly Going- Sean Noonan Pavees Dance

Bois- Etienne Charles
***Pre-recorded conversation with Mr. Etienne Charles***
Black Echo V ~ Steel- Etienne Charles
Dangerous- Lateef The Truthspeaker w/Winstrong & Jah Yzer
Resiliencia- Taina Asili

Caronte- Apparat
Tonantzin- Poranguí

Begonia With Yourself

The third portion of this week’s proGram grew inside and wants to go go go out:

First Song Of the Set- Randy Brecker & NDR Big Band
Super Zodiac- The Comet Is Coming
Waddle- Moppa Elliott
Bangor- Moppa Elliott
Minersville- Moppa Elliott

Tomorrow Is the Question- Julian Lage
The Windup- Julian Lage
Clarity 3- Michael Gregory Jackson Clarity Quartet

The Swamp- Thor De Force
Turbulent Table- Thor De Force
Bass Interlude- Dave Liebman Ft. Jeff Coffin,Victor Wooten,Chester Thompson,Chris Walters & James DaSilva
On The Corner- Dave Liebman Ft. Jeff Coffin,Victor Wooten,Chester Thompson,Chris Walters & James DaSilva
Booberonic- Jon Lundbom & Big Five Chord

Twelve’s It- Herlin Riley
Tanguajira- Pablo Aslan

Potable Pot Able Po Table

Is this the kind you drink?

MacGuffin- Lotus
Don’t You Know- Durand Jones & The Indications
I Feel an Urge Coming On- Nick Waterhouse
Will I Get Off Easy- Lee Fields & The Expressions
You’re What’s Needed In My Life- Lee Fields & The Expressions

Bad Luck- Eric Boss
Gettin’ It- Jake Najor And The Moment Of Truth
Arcane Rambler- The Budos Band

Can’t Hide Love- Victor Wooten
Amidst Chaos- The Sh-Booms
Leon The Hustler- The Sh-Booms

Cozy- gorgeous!
Weirdos- gorgeous!
Detachment- gorgeous!

Thickness- RC & The Gritz Ft. Jonathan Mones
Hot Pearl C- RC & The Gritz Ft. N’Dambi

Side Of The House

The first portion of the proGram saw what you had stacked in the corner:

Pastures Of Plenty- Tim O’Brien
Crooked Road- Tim O’Brien
Jimmy West- Tim Bluhm
Where I Packed My Mind- Tim Bluhm
Del Rio Dan- Tim Bluhm

Bye Bye Baby- Kenny Parker (live)
greenarrowradio promo- Gaetano Letizia
Take Me Down Easy- Ardent Sons
Highlife- The Dandy Warhols

Under the Moon and Sun- Carmine Appice Ft. Mick Mars & Edgar Winter
Just Lust- Buzzcocks

Goldfish In A Bag- Moon Goose
Rock ‘n’ Roll Woman- Stay (live)
A Spell For Leonard- Consterdine (live)

Little Fishes- The Claypool Lennon Delirium

Etienne Charles’ Carnival Project

Etienne Charles is the Assistant Professor of Jazz Trumpet at Michigan State University. Hailed by The New York Times as “an auteur” (Ben Ratliff), by Jazz Times as “A daring improviser who delivers with heart wrenching lyricism” (Bill Milkowski). According to Downbeat Magazine “Charles delivers his ebullient improvisations with the elegance of a world-class ballet dancer.” (John Murph). He has received critical acclaim for his exciting performances, thrilling compositions and knack for connecting with audiences worldwide. In June 2012, Etienne was written into the US Congressional Record for his musical contributions to Trinidad & Tobago and the World. Perhaps more than any other musician of his generation or Eastern Caribbean origin, Etienne brings a careful study of myriad rhythms from the French, Spanish, English and Dutch speaking Caribbean to the table. Crucially, as a soloist, he fully understands the New Orleans trumpet tradition; which is readily discernible in his trademark instrumental swagger, and what famed Crescent City Pianist, Jelly Roll Morton so succinctly captured in the now immortal phrase, ‘The Spanish Tinge’. He has performed and or recorded with Monty Alexander, Roberta Flack, Frank Foster, Ralph MacDonald, Johnny Mandel, Wynton Marsalis, Marcus Roberts, Maria Schneider, Count Basie Orchestra, Eric Reed, Lord Blakie, David Rudder and many others. He holds a Master’s degree from the Juilliard School and a Bachelor’s degree from Florida State University.

I had the honor of chatting with Etienne recently about his latest release, “Carnival: The Sound of a People”. We dissect a few of the tracks, from their beGinning stories through the history of a cultural experience that is as much celebration, as it is a spell. We talk about how the album went from it’s infancy to a place where listeners and music sharers alike can go to place that is tracked in certain storytellers tales, but is as culturally important to a people, as the food the grow and the children they raise.

Sky Blue Here

The final part of this week’s show brouGht along some much wanted color-UP:

Mindblastin’- The Soul Motivators
Tell Me- The Soul Motivators Ft. Rickey Calloway
All The Way To The Bank- The Soul Motivators

Right On Top- Flevans
Part Time Millionaire- Flevans
Atlantic Oscillations (Disco Dub)- Quantic

Rock Me- Yusef Komunyakaa, David Cieri, Mike Brown
13:13- Andrea Molinari
Groovy Dentist- Andrea Molinari

Buddha Boots- Thor De Force
Stole Your Genius- Thor De Force
Road Rage- RC & The Gritz
Let You Know- RC & The Gritz Ft. Carmen Rodgers

Wang Dang Doodle- Herlin Riley

Liquid Solid Go

The third portion of the proGram had the solid covering the liquid as it went:

What If You Knew- Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe
Gossip- Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe
Smart Boy- Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe

The Purple Gloved One- Gorgeous!
Evening- Gorgeous!
Rainbow Groove- Gorgeous!

You’re A Star- Anu Sun
Where Did We Go Wrong- Anu Sun Ft. Augi
Afro Blue- Anu Sun Ft. Augi

>>>>>Mocean- Kendrick Scott Oracle
The Cat- Chicago Jazz Soul Collective

Awake And Blissed- Joey DeFrancesco
It Swung Wide Open- Joey DeFrancesco
In The Key Of The Universe- Joey DeFrancesco

Clarity 6 (Dedicated to Fred Hopkins)- Michael Gregory Jackson Clarity Quartet
Subconscious Flirtations And Titillations- Theo Croker

Tree Close

The second portion of the proGram had a certain skin to it:

Techawit- Dexter Story
Electric Gurage- Dexter Story
Desta’s Groove- Dexter Story

Don’t Let me Go- SiFi
Juice- Lizzo
Welcome To London- Flowdan
Unifying the Center (Abstract)- Jayda G
Hipster Antichrist- PHRESOUL

Dance Of The Machine Elves- Club d’Elf (live)
Rocksteady- Wild Belle

greenarrowradio promo- Benny Turner & Cash McCall
No Quit- Michael Nau
Morning In America- Durand Jones & The Indications
Songs For Winners- Nick Waterhouse

Atlantic Oscillations- Quantic
Gasoline- Lotus

When The Levee Breaks- Dirtwire Ft. Sidecar Tommy

Aromatic Layers

The first portion of the proGram had a certain something going each time it was peeled back:

Freedom- Stef Paglia
What Have I Done Wrong- John Mayall Ft. Joe Bonamassa
Like It Like You Do- John Mayall Ft. Carolyn Wonderland

greenarrowradio promo- AG Weinberger
The Fools Lucky Day- AG Weinberger Ft. Bob Margolin
Dance With Me- Kenny Parker
Velvet Windows (Treme Trippin’)- Wily Bo Walker

Walkin’ Blues- Roy Rogers & The Delta Rhythm Kings (live)
**Pre-recorded Conversation with Roy Rogers**
Terraplane Blues- Roy Rogers & The Delta Rhythm Kings (live)
Look Out (Doraville)- Adam Klein
The Other Woman- Tim O’Brien Band
**Pre-recorded conversation with Tim O’Brien**
Beyond- Tim O’Brien Band
Squeaky Wheel- Tim Bluhm
Mettavolution- Rodrigo y Gabriela
Take Out Chicken- Du Blonde

Tim O’Brien Band Back in Stoughton

Born in Wheeling, West Virginia on March 16, 1954, Grammy winning singer/songwriter and multi instrumentalist Tim O’Brien grew up singing in church and in school, and after seeing Doc Watson on TV, became a lifelong devotee of old time and bluegrass music. Tim first toured nationally in the 1980’s with Colorado bluegrass band Hot Rize. Kathy Mattea scored a country hit with his song “Walk The Way The Wind Blows” in 1986, and soon more artists like Nickel Creek and Garth Brooks covered his songs. Over the years, Tim has released 15 solo CD’s, as well as collaborations with his sister Mollie O’Brien, songwriter Darrell Scott, and noted old time musician Dirk Powell. He’s performed or recorded with Steve Earle, Mark Knopfler, friend of the program, Bill Frisell, and Steve Martin and produced records for Yonder Mountain String Band, David Bromberg, and Canada’s Old Man Luedecke.

I had the honor of chatting with Tim ahead of the March 28th show at the Stoughton Opera House ahead of the March 28th show featuring the Tim O’Brien Band. Tim and I get into what a newbie to the scene could expect from an evening with the Tim O’Brien Band. We dive deep into their brand new self-titled album, talking about the seed to flower growth of its songs and style. The album dropped today. It is always of interest to get into the music scene changes from artists that have been around the block a few times and Mr. O’Brien is no exception. We talk about some of the gifts and challenges of the scene today versus some odd years aGo, when he first got started. If you’ve ever wondered what he might share if given the opportunity to take over a radio show, Tim tells us what he would share if he had some time programming greenarrowradio one of these day.

The Smooth Power Of Roy Rogers & The Delta Rhythm Kings

For nearly 30 years, Roy Rogers and The Delta Rhythm Kings have continued to bring the blues (and beyond) to its legions of fans around the world. He was indeed named for the singing cowboy. A singer, himself, and also a master slide guitarist with a distinctive and instantly recognizable style, Rogers has recorded with Miles Davis, Taj Mahal, Norton Buffalo, and recorded two albums together in a band with former Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek. As a producer he is perhaps best known for John Lee Hooker’s classic comeback album “The Healer” featuring Bonnie Raitt, Santana, Los Lobos and more which earned a Grammy Award. I have been such a fan of this man’s body of diverse works build around that distinct sound, enhancing many set-lists with the slide stories he weaves.

I had the pleasure of finally catching up with Roy ahead of his March 28th show at Shank Hall in Milwaukee and his March 29th show at the Stoughton Opera House, both with his power trio, The Delta Rhythm Kings. Roy and I get into what those who might be new to his sound can expect from a live event from the sound down to the important interacts between musicians and audience. We try to define what makes his distinct sound so distinct and the bottom line was drawn at: “You got to feel it”. Roy mentions a bit about his time working with John Lee Hooker and how he learned more about life than music from this master, and we spend a little time talking about what it was like working with friend of the proGram, Shana Morrison.

Up The Road A Peace

The final portion of this week’s proGram was on that piece train:

**pre-recorded conversation with Kevin Allison of Risk!**
Duologue- Alfredo Rodríguez & Pedrito Martinez
Thriller- Alfredo Rodríguez & Pedrito Martinez

Adieu du village- Le Vent du Nord
Le step à Alexis- Le Vent du Nord
Homeward Bound- Johno

Your Best Pair of Shoes- Johnette Downing Ft. Scott Billington
How to Dress a Po’ Boy- Johnette Downing Ft. Scott Billington
Black Echo I Ordinance- Etienne Charles
Black Echo III Bamboo- Etienne Charles
Itarafo- Salif Keita Ft. Angélique Kidjo & MHD

Music Evolution- Almamegretta Ft. Lee SCRATCH Perry
Just Say Who (Gaudi Rootikal Remix)- Almamegretta
Stop That Train (Draw Your Brakes)- Andy Bassford Ft. Monty Alexander & New Kingston
Sweet and Dandy- Andy Bassford Ft. Soul Sisters Six

Where The Melt Meets The Walk

The middle portion of the proGram watched as solid washed away:

Temptations- Jitwam
Say Goodbye- Re:Funk
Find My Way- Re:Funk

Flabbergasted- Michael Whalen & the Fire Brigade
Duck Walk- Michael Whalen & the Fire Brigade
Wondering- Gerald McCauley Ft. Cold Diamond & Mink

Ecstatic Cling Pt. 1- Club d’Elf (live)
Flip It Back- Emapea
Last Cypher- Emapea
Loops For Healing- Octo Octa
Bleza- Branko
Lucuma- Branko Ft. Dengue Dengue Dengue


Damn Right I’m Somebody- BT ALC Big Band
La Casa del Sol Naciente- Javier Batiz

Indoor Life Lives

The first portion of the reGularly scheduled program had the reminder that soon it’ll be on the outside too:

Diggin’ My Potatoes- Tim O’Brien
Over The Top For You- Steve Poltz
Ballin’ On A Wednesday- Steve Poltz

Radar Contact- TR3 Ft. Tim Reynolds
Jacket- Carsie Blanton

**pre-recorded conversation with Carsie Blanton**
Buck Up- Carsie Blanton
The Harder You Kick- Katarina Pejak
Can’t Keep A Good Man Down- Tommy Castro & The Painkillers (live)
I Got You (and You Got Me)- Willie Buck
That’s What Love Will Make You Do- John Mayall Ft. Todd Rundgren

Millvale, PA- Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe
Lagniappe- Jake Najor And The Moment Of Truth
Black Rhino- The Soul Motivators
Someone Else is in Control- The Soul Motivators

Followed The Boot Steps

The second half of the fill in for the Morning Show went this and that way:

Praying For You- Godwin Louis
Global, Pt. II: The Traveler- Godwin Louis

Moon Dance- Ron Jackson
The Best Thing For You Is Me- Ron Jackson

Tenor Eleven- Scott Robinson
Wade In The Water- Chicago Soul Jazz Collective
Squids- Randy Brecker Ft. David Sanborn/Ada Rovatti/Wolfgang Haffner & NDR Bigband

Riad- Duncan Eagles
Shimmer- Duncan Eagles
Unity- The Comet is Coming
Harlem- İlhan Erşahin Ft. Eddie Henderson/Juini Booth/Kenny Wollesen

Corazon de Melon- Orquestra Perez Rrado

Tracking Your Ways

The first portion of my filling in for the Morning Show went in and out, back and forth:

Journey / Resistance and Unity- Wadada Leo Smith
At Agartha’s Gate- Prana Crafter
Mind Stream Blessing- Prana Crafter

Work- Dave Meder
Passage- Dave Meder
Healing Heart- Dave Meder

Path of Totality- Quinsin Nachoff’s Flux Ft. David Binney/Matt Mitchell/Kenny Wollesen/Nate Wood
Wild Man Blues- Ehud Asherie Trio
And The She Stopped- Ehud Asherie Trio

Fussing Blues- Jon Lundbom & Big Five Chord
Basic Bitches (Alt)- Jon Lundbom & Big Five Chord

5 Steps- Nick Grinder

Buck Up In Madison With Carsie Blanton

Carsie Blanton is a singer-songwriter who grew up in rural Virginia and landed in Philadelphia in fall of 2006. Since then, her soulful, playful, intelligent music has earned her tons of national respect from fans and fellow artists. She has released five studio albums: Ain’t So Green (2005), Buoy (2009), Idiot Heart (2012), Not Old, Not New (2014), So Ferocious (2016)—and three EPs—Hush (2002), Beau (2010), Rude Remarks and Dirty Jokes (2013). Once she began working with manager Bill Eib (Amos Lee, Mutlu Onaral), she was quickly playing over one hundred live shows a year. In 2010, Blanton performed live on NPR’s nationally syndicated program, Mountain Stage, and opened for The Weepies and Shawn Colvin. In 2011, Blanton toured with Anais Mitchell’s Hadestown: A Folk Opera, playing the role of Head Fate. In 2014, Blanton performed on the nationally syndicated NPR program Song Travels with Michael Feinstein. She was also fortunate to have opened multiple shows on Paul Simon’s So Beautiful or So What tour. Carsie has also shared the stage with nationally hailed acts Amos Lee, Nellie McKay, John Oates and Leon Redbone, and has toured with Loudon Wainwright III, and with Blue Note recording artists and friends of the program, The Wood Brothers. And now, she has dropped a new album in February of 2019, Buck Up, that aims to provide a little relief from the now that is, happening now.

I had the chance to chat with Carsie ahead of her March 24th show in Madison at the High Noon Saloon. We dive into the moods and melodies that drove the new release from a seed to a flower and just how she can make anything sound catchy, sexy and fun. We spend time getting to know the person that is behind the music, if you check out her blog, you’ll see (and read) that she says it like she feels it, and she tells us what ideals/values got mixed up in a blender to create the her she is. It is always interesting to find out which song an artist would choose to air on the greenarrowradio proGram if given the opportunity and what they would surround it with in a set-list, Carsie’s choices are shared so we get a sense of what direction it might go.

Take A Live Risk! With Kevin Allison In Madison

Actor, comedian and master storyteller Kevin Allison brings his award winning storytelling show RISK! live back to Madison on Saturday, March 16, at the High Noon Saloon. The night will feature Kevin and local storytellers taking the stage to tell their true, personal tales “they never thought they’d dare to share.” Storytellers are still in the selection process, I can tell you the cast once confirmed. The show will be recorded for the popular RISK! podcast which gets a million downloads every month. RISK! has been hailed as “always entertaining” (The New York Times), “consistently unforgettable” (The AV Club) and one of the Best Podcasts To See (Entertainment Weekly). Kevin Allison is a founding member of legendary comedy troupe The State whose MTV series remains a cult classic. He is also the creator and host of RISK!, the award winning live show and podcast where people their true stories ranging from hilarious to provocative to heartbreaking. Now in its 10th year, Kevin hosts RISK! live monthly in NYC and he tours RISK! around the world to feature local storytellers. The show has featured incredible true stories from Trevor Noah, Margaret Cho, Marc Maron, Sarah Silverman and more, plus plenty of everyday folks.

I had the pleasure of chatting with Kevin ahead of the show in Madison to help get some newbees into the scene. We talk about what to expect at a live Risk! event. How the eye to eye delivery of a story can be life changing and just how he went about staring up this amazingly spot on podcast and live event series. Just from chatting for a bit with Kevin, I can tell how this show, these events and the people he gets to share stories with from either side of the ear are changing Kevin’s every day. Maybe it’s that change you have been waiting for?

I just received word that the Madison cast of storytellers to open their true, personal stories they never thought they’d dare to share are: Amanda, Amy, James and Stephanie.