One In A Hole

Final part of the proGram thought there was something in there:

Lulu- Ken Wiley
Beside You- Didon
Day by Day- Bonobo Ft. Kadhja Bonet
Rosewood- Bonobo
Polyghost- Bonobo Ft. Miguel Atwood-Ferguson
Maculelê- Nazare Pereira

Postman- Toro y Moi
Magazine- Toro y Moi Ft. Salami Rose Joe Louis
San Francisco- Oilix
Sunset in Mallorca- Oilix
Estación Esperanza- Sofia Kourtesis Ft. Manu Chao

All That You Want- Ibibio Sound Machine
Tree O’ Liberty (Joseph Malik’s ‘safari Lounge’ Remix)- The Bum-Clocks

Hazard Pay- Smoke and Mirrors Soundsystem
Tenament Yard- Friendly Fire Band Ft. Duane Stephenson
Alpha- Mark Stewart Ft. Lee SCRATCH Perry
Yellow Flowers- Forward Back

Always On Top

The middle part of the proGram always seemed to be right back on the top side if it all:

Ramps & Vamps- Electric Beethoven, Reed Mathis & Todd Stoops Ft. Clay Welch/Josh Raymer
Deviants- The Diasonics

New Morning- Lance Ferguson
Hot Dog- Lance Ferguson

Get Da Steppin’- Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio
***pre-recorded conversation with Delvon Lamarr***
Keep On Keepin’ On- Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio
Big TT’s Blues- Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio

Forget Me Not- Say She She
Jou en nou rive- Laurent Bardainne & Tigre d’Eau Douce Ft. Ceila Wa
Oh Yeah- Laurent Bardainne & Tigre d’Eau Douce
Verte gronouille- Laurent Bardainne & Tigre d’Eau Douce

Still Broke- Samm Henshaw Ft. Keyon Harrold

Ice As Nice

First part of the proGram saw thru to the nICEr sides:

Promises- Brooks Young Band Ft. Ruth Clapton
Black Leg Miner- Freakons

Barracuda- Tony Valentino
Da Doo Ron Ron/The Sponge/I Wanna Be Sedated- The Dollyrots
Lost In A Daydream- Lannie Flowers
Industrial Good Day Mantra- M Ross Perkins

Runnin’ out of Time- Angela Easley
Superstition- Nick Andrea Ft. Truth Jones
I’m a Grinder- Misty Blues
Leave My Home- Misty Blues

Lightnin’ Strike- Big Llou Johnson
Feel the Fire- Steve Shanholtzer
Good News- Brandon Reeves

DLO3 With Cold As Weiss

Seattle-based soul-jazz groove-machine Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio (DLO3) are set to release their upcoming album “Cold As Weiss: on February 11th via our friends over at Colemine Records. “Cold As Weiss” is the band’s first release featuring new drummer Dan Weiss, also of the powerhouse soul and funk collective The Sextones. DLO3—specializes in the lost art of something we all need always, “feel good music.” The band features organist Delvon Lamarr, a self-taught virtuosic musician, with perfect pitch who taught himself jazz and has effortlessly been able to play a multitude of instruments. On guitar is the dynamo Jimmy James, who eases through Steve Cropper-style chanking guitar, volcanic acid-rock freak-out lead playing, and slinky Grant Green style jazz. From Reno, Nevada is the aforementioned drummer Dan Weiss, whose smoldering pocket-groove drumming locks in the trio’s explosive chemistry. Founded by Delvon’s wife and manager Amy Novo, the trio started from humble beginnings in 2015, but since then has released two Billboard charting albums and toured the world to sold out venues. Now, DLO3 is proud to present “Cold As Weiss”, their third studio album to date that finds them tighter than ever, and continuing to push funky instrumental music to a new generation of fans. I will attest to this, the album is ready to keep the doors wide open for soul fans of the past and those starting with the new and working their way backwards.

I had the pleasure of catching back up with friend of the program, Mr. Delvon Lamarr to allow us the opportunity to get into the new music, how this album really seems to play the band. I do believe we even got a little taste of how the band kinda does the thing they do. If you have never seen them live, well all questions can be answered once you feel this music pump up into you from all around, in the moment. For me, I found it quite interesting how the new drummer’s pocket played in the decision to have him be that “man”. Finding out where on this upcoming World Tour, he is excited to either check out or get back to and what song(s) off the new record would Delvon choose to build a set on greenarrowradio with…. Like Delvon, it is hard to put into words just how this music makes me feel, but interacting with him and Jimmy James and Amy, I can say that these cats are all the real deal, and the music follows that lead.

Snow Glow

Did a final extra open schedule set for the Winter season. Here’s the way:

Falun Gong Dancer- Telefís Ft. Jah Wobble
Caixa de Sol- Nazare Pereira
Ponta de Lanca Africano (Umbabarauma)- Jorge Ben

Indestructible- Velcro Ft. Henry Cole & DJ Adam
Humilde- Velcro Ft. International Dub Ambassadors

Taboo- Samah Mustafa
The Seven Arrows- Akram Abdulfattah

Mustard- Ben Marc
Black Superhero- Robert Glasper ft. Killer Mike, BJ the Chicago Kid & Big K.R.I.T

Trail Head

The final portion of the proGram went up and down, and sideways round:

Trade of Hearts- Thee Sacred Souls
Hollogramma- Lhetargija

Nothing But Summer- Oilix
Southern Beach- Oilix
Counterpart- Bonobo
Straw Belle- Grottoes

Don’t Cheat the Beat- Ursula 1000 Ft. Activity Partners
It’s Only Time- Bound16

I’ll Wait For You (Supreme Beings of Leisure Remix)- Opium Moon
Aura- Talisk

Original Riddim- Groundation Ft. Israel Vibration & The Abyssinians
Ride On Donkey- The Moon Invaders
Walk Don’t Run- The Upsessions

Under The Air

The middle part of the proGram was the air on both sides:

Darkened Room- Charming Disaster
Honey Colored Hills- Los Days Ft. Tommy Guerrero & Josh Lippi
El Carro Del Sol- Los Days Ft. Tommy Guerrero & Josh Lippi
Dancing to the Radio- Don Cavalli

Looking For Moses- Mamas Gun
La vie, la vie, la vie- Laurent Bardainne & Tigre d’Eau Douce
Destination danger- Laurent Bardainne & Tigre d’Eau Douce
Party- Sam Redmore Ft. Lumi HD

Hot Child in the City- Sara Rachele
Going to the Party- The Allergies Ft. Lyrics Born
This Is Who I Is- Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio

Summertime- Bill King
Round The Corner- Kerbside Collection

Take Me To The This

The first part of this week’s proGram had the sky to its back and went that way:

Beat the Devil- Tinsley Ellis
Done with Bad Luck- Peter Veteska & Blues Train
Young Bold Women- Peter Veteska & Blues Train

Memphis in the Rain- Pierce Dipner
Fool’s Gold- Pierce Dipner
Big Man- Big Llou Johnson
Ridin’ That Memphis High- Val Starr & The Blues Rocket

Walking With Zambi (Try Hoodah)- Col. Bruce Hampton & The Late Bronze Age
Gotta Get Goin’- Goodnight, Texas
Squirrels in My Car- Mohavisoul

Red Sky- Chris Castino & Chicken Wire Empire Ft. Sam Bush
***pre-recorded conversation with Chris Castino***
Jackson County- Chris Castino & Chicken Wire Empire Ft. Jerry Douglas & Adam Greuel
The Ballad Of Dan Toe- Chris Castino & Chicken Wire Empire Ft. Peter Rowan & Jerry Douglas

Fresh Pickles And Chris Castino

Chris Castino is the primary songwriter for his longtime popular Minnesota-based rock’n’roll jamband The Big Wu. The Big Wu started in the mid 90’s and quickly ascended from the comforts of the local club scene to playing H.O.R.D.E Fest, Bonnaroo, Gathering of the Vibes, High Sierra, and the list goes on. Chris joined forces with the incredibly talented band Chicken Wire Empire from Milwaukee, WI, and took the opportunity, while sitting through COVID-19 lock-downs in 2020 and 2021, to arrange some of his catalog into impeccably fitting bluegrass tunes. With the addition of many of Chris’s lifelong musical heroes, including several GRAMMY winning artists (and some friends to the proGram) in the bluegrass & Americana: Sam Bush, Peter Rowan, Tim O’Brien, Jerry Douglas, Andy Hall, Vince Herman, Nick Forster, & Keller Williams, this feels like a classic bluegrass album and sounds instantly familiar. “Fresh Pickles” aims to satisfy your cravings—it is a light-hearted, down-home concept that plays with the idea that although some of the songs were written many years before, they now feel brand new. Fresh.

“Fresh Pickles” features 11 original songs penned by Chris. All of which, but one, were first released on four of The Big Wu’s 5 studio albums spanning from 1997-2019, and will be independently released on February 4. I had the opportunity to chat with Chris about this brand new and exciting project. From the moment we start talking about the songs – the process and the artists – you can tell there was an almost “Christmas morning for the kid” feeling in Chris’ Voice. And, anytime I can hear someone talk about friend of the proGram, Jeff Austin, I am all ears. Listening to his record, I can understand why. Bluegrass fan, Wu fan, maybe its jamgrass….but music fans alike will find the ear appeal. Finding out how Chicken Wire Empire, who many of us around here in Madison have been diggin’ on, is a story worth hearing, and the whole thing made me wish I was in the room when the record button was hit. Open the music jar and grab yourself some “Fresh Pickles”.

Up In Dark

Did an extra set once aGain to keep the door to the mind open:

Kiss Me Quick- Steve Yeager
Breaktime- Steve Yeager
Encore: Puerto Rican Rumble- Anders Koppel: Benjamin Koppel/Scott Colley/Brian Blade (live)
Movement 3 (Pearl)- Wadada Leo Smith
Movement 4 (Diamond)- Wadada Leo Smith
Movement 2 (Pearl)- Wadada Leo Smith
Rocket- Wadada Leo Smith Ft. Jack DeJohnette & Vijay Iyer

Machu Picchu- Andrew Cyrille, William Parker & Enrico Rava
Overboard- Andrew Cyrille, William Parker & Enrico Rava

Tale End

The final portion of the show this week had to make sure the beGinning was not over:

Yoshi Orange- Ebi Soda
Tio Bernar- The Ana Nobo Quartet
Intro Tambors- Libérica Ft. Antonio Lizana & Raphaël Pannier
Els Tres Tambors- Libérica Ft. Antonio Lizana/Pere Martínez/Raphaël Pannier & Max Villavecchia

Dj- Cortez – Williams Project
Territorial Imperative- Cortez – Williams Project

Archetypes: I. The Rebel- Third Coast Percussion
***pre-recorded conversation with Sean Connors of TCP***
Archetypes: X. The Creator- Third Coast Percussion
Archetypes: XI. The Hero- Third Coast Percussion
Archetypes: VII. The Jester- Third Coast Percussion

Wail Bait- Makaya McCraven
When Your Lover Has Gone-Makaya McCraven

Tell Him– Moonchild Ft. Lalah Hathaway

Into The Blue

Mid-part of the proGram too the sounds into the great beyond:

I’m Walking- Calvin Johnson
Justice- The OGJB Quartet
#74 Monday, June 1, 2020 in C- Stuart Bogie Ft. Mike Dillon

Make The Move- Oscar Hernández & Alma Libre
Force Of Nature- Deanna Witkowski
Strapped- David Whitman

Bemsha Swing- Roswell Rudd & Duck Baker
Insect Ward- Tony Malaby’s Sabino
Scratch The Horse- Tony Malaby’s Sabino
Top, Bottom And What’s In The Middle- Andrew Cyrille, William Parker & Enrico Rava

Bill- Dave Sewelson

Up Then There

1st part of the proGram thought abut sound from the there to the hEAR:

Gilese- Adam Rudolph’s Go Organic Guitar Orchestra
Dolidaze- Adam Rudolph’s Go Organic Guitar Orchestra
Deneb- Adam Rudolph’s Go Organic Guitar Orchestra

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot- Javon Jackson Ft. Nikki Giovanni
Welcome- Mary Akpa
I Promise- Mary Akpa Ft. Melanie Charles
Curioso- Scott Burns, John Wojciechowski & Geof Bradfield
Ready Out There- Eberhard Weber (Live in Avignon)

Sun For Sonny- Bill O’Connell
Neener Neener- Remy Le Boeuf’s Assembly Of Shadows

Worldly Winds- Fred Hersch Ft. Drew Gress, Jochen Rueckert & Crosby Street String Quartet
Cool- Pete Malinverni
Snake Song- Mathis Picard (live)

Metamorphosis Third Coast Percussion

Third Coast Percussion is a GRAMMY® Award-winning Chicago-based percussion quartet and GRAMMY®-nominated composer collective. For over fifteen , the ensemble has created exciting and unexpected performances that constantly redefine the classical music experience. The ensemble has been praised for “commandingly elegant” (New York Times) performances, the “rare power” (Washington Post) of their recordings, and “an inspirational sense of fun and curiosity” (Minnesota Star-Tribune). Third Coast Percussion maintains a busy tour schedule, with past performances in 38 of the 50 states and Washington, DC, plus international tour dates across 4 continents. A direct connection with the audience is at the core of all of TCP’s work, whether the musicians are speaking from the stage about a new piece of music, inviting the audience to play along in a concert or educational performance, or inviting their fans around the world to create new music using one of their free mobile apps. The 4 members of Third Coast are also accomplished teachers, and make active participation by all students the cornerstone of all their educational offerings. The quartet’s curiosity and eclectic taste have led to a series of unlikely collaborations that have produced exciting new art. That will be on display on January 27th in Madison for an all senses in, spirit bending performance titled ‘Metamorphosis’. I had the chance to get together with Sean Connors from the ensemble to discuss just how cool this upcoming event is going to be. Sean teases us just right with what one can expect if they go in to the show as a blank slate. We discuss the latest album, “Archetypes” (nominated for 3 Grammys) and how that was born and how it grew to into is final form and of course coming to the University means you have to go to class…so we talk briefly about the educational workshop with UW–Madison percussion students the ensemble will take part in on the 28th. A complete package indeed.

Third Coast Percussion joins forces with the groundbreaking choreography of Movement Art Is (co-founded by Lil Buck and Jon Boogz) for an intimate, evening-length program that explores the duality of human nature. At once intensely personal and fiercely virtuosic, two disparate styles of street dance blend seamlessly with new music by Jlin and Tyondai Braxton, as well as Third Coast Percussion’s critically-acclaimed arrangements of Philip Glass’s Aguas da Amazonia.

This performance is presented by Wisconsin Union Theater, and will take place in the Mead Witter Foundation Concert Hall at Hamel Music Center.


PHILIP GLASS (arr. by Third Coast Percussion) Metamorphosis One
JLIN Perspective
PHILIP GLASS (arr. by Third Coast Percussion) Amazon River

Movement by Cameron Murphy and Quentin Robinson
Choreography by Movement Art Is
Lighting design by Joe Burke
Stage direction by Leslie Buxbaum Danzig

Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Click here to watch the Metamorphosis trailer, with videography by David Javier, Tim Salaz, and Dakota Sillyman.

Warm Holes

Did an extra set to help warm all your special places:

Gimme Some Lovin’- Marco Benevento (live at TONIC)
Turn On the Light / Ascent- Jon Batiste, Chad Smith & Bill Laswell
Black Arc- Jon Batiste, Chad Smith & Bill Laswell
Walk On Guilded Splinters- Jello Biafra & The New Orleans Raunch & Soul All-Stars (live in N.O. 5/8/2011)
Slots- Revolutionary Snake Ensemble (live)
Twilight Time Zone- The Microscopic Septet
Madrecita- Club d’Elf
Sunshine of Your Love- Club d’Elf

Crittering Round

Final part of the proGram ran with the wild ones:

Me And Baby Brother- WAR
After these Messages- Bootsy Collins Ft: Samuel L. Jackson
Celestial Blues- Andy Bey
The Message- Cymande
Supermarket Blues- Eugene McDaniels
Last Tango in Paris- Blue Mitchell
Family Affair- Dave Hubbard
Don’t Worry Bout What I Do- Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio

Nox- Manycolors
The Good Life- The Super 20
Matumbee- Soul Sugar Ft. Booker Gee & Blundetto
Lava Rock- Jr. Thomas & The Volcanos
Who Could It Be- The Soul Chance Ft. Wesley Bright
Goodbye- The Soul Chance Ft. Wesley Bright

First Steps In

The mid portion of the proGram had no problem sinking right in:

Love Her Madly- Bo Diddley
Here Comes The World- Thollem
Backwoods- Red Hot Chili Peppers
Fujiyama Mama- Wanda Jackson
Get Involved- George Soule
Never Like This Before- Huey Lewis and the News
I’m Still Here Pt. 1- Sonny Knight and His Fabulous Lakers
I’m Still Here Pt. 2- Sonny Knight and His Fabulous Lakers
Country Boy- Robert Finley
**pre-recorded conversation with Mr. Robert Finley**
Make Me Feel Alright- Robert Finley
Souled Out On You- Robert Finley

Flight- Barry Adamson
What’d I Say- John Scofield Ft. Dr. John, Warren Haynes, John Mayer, Aaron Neville & Mavis Staples
Star Time (Tribute to James Brown)- Tower of Power

Paint The Sky

First part of this week’s proGram tried to find that happy little cloud:

Blue Ridge Mountain Blues- Earl Scruggs Ft. John Fogerty
I’ve Got a Lot of Traveling to Do- Willie Nelson
3: 10 to Yuma- Richie Havens
Boats Up River- Corey Harris
Sunjata- Corey Harris
When Did You Leave Heaven- Corey Harris

Woman Your Guitar- Jan Smith
Lovin’ Oven- Peter Veteska & Blues Train
Nobody but Myself to Blame- Pierce Dipner
On My Way- Katie Henry
Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t- Dick Van Dyke
Shucky Ducky (Quack Quack)- Big Llou Johnson

You’ll Be the Death of Me- Johnny Winter
I’m Gonna Make Her Love Me- Jim Ford
Where Did My Baby Go- Howard Tate
Shooting Hoops- G Love & Special Sauce

Robert Finley Sharecropper’s Son

Robert Finley’s singing is as primal as an alligator & sweeter than late-summer honey. And on the new Sharecropper’s Son, he uses his marvelously expressive voice—which can glide from a gut-deep growl to a soothing purr to a transcendent falsetto all in one single phrase—to tell the story of his life in song. The album’s 10 numbers, produced by Dan Auerbach for his Easy Eye Sound label, are blues, soul, gospel, & rock-infused chapters from that life, weaving Mr. Finley’s own stories of picking cotton, country childhood, hardship on city streets, jail time, the pain and joy of love, the search for a better life & the dream of salvation into a spellbinding musical tale. You can hear that in how Mr. Finley and the band nearly breath together in songs like the gospel “Souled Out On You,” where the singer’s heart-piercing falsetto rings sharp and clear as an angel’s horn—underpinned by Auerbach’s fuzz-sweetened brown-butter guitar tone—and “Sharecropper’s Son,” where the musicians mine a deep, funky groove as Mr. Finley sings about his raising “out in the red hot sun, where the work is never done.” Cut-by-cut, this follow-up to his 2017’s Easy Eye Sound release “Going Platinum!” bristles w/the visceral energy that can only be captured by creatively charged musicians playing live & spontaneously in the studio. Of course, the fire behind the conflagrant performances on Sharecropper’s Son is Robert Finley, who was so deeply in the zone throughout that his lyrics & vocal approach for 2 of the album’s songs, the autobiographical “Country Child” and his manifesto of love and struggle, “Country Boy,” were improvised as he and the band rolled tape. Although he has long been a potent artist, for most of the past 20 years, after his blindness led him to semi-retirement, he’s mostly been playing little joints within an hour’s drive of Winnsboro—like Riverside Coney Island, which specializes in boiled crawfish, and Enoch’s Irish Pub & Café, both in Monroe, Louisiana. But his ascent has been swift since he was discovered in 2015 busking on the streets of Helena, Arkansas. In addition to touring more than 10 countries in the wake of his two earlier albums, he was also a contestant on the 2019 season of the TV competition America’s Got Talent reaching the semi-finals and quickly became a fan favorite during his run. His daughter Christy Johnson, who appeared with him on the show, also provides some backing vocals for Sharecropper’s Son.

I had the complete please of chatting with Mr. Finley about his upcoming performance here in Madison on January 22nd at the High Noon Saloon. We get into what folks in attendance can expect from that night’s show, including learning how you, the people there to see this show, are the most important thing in that moment for Mr. Finley. We take time to discuss how the new album went from there to here, then to now and how the stories seems so real, because they are. Certainly after listening to the new album, I do wish Mr. Finley was a name we all caught on to earlier….I bet the live show will back that up 100%.

UPDATE: This event has been moved to Feb 15th.

Can’t U Can U

The second half of the extra portion took a ride this way:

Aliens Enter Ft. T-Fly (Hint Remix)- Hint
Get Started (Full Crate Remix)- Mark de Clive-Lowe Ft. Shelia E. & Omar
Raving Bully- Sleepin’ Giantz
The Hop- Radio Citizen Ft. Bajka
Girlfriend Is Better (Sam Redmore Remix)- Talking Heads
Get Ur Freak On (Sam Redmore Remix)- Missy Elliott

Set The Children Free- Larry McDonald Ft. Toots Hibbert
World Party- Larry McDonald Ft. Shaza
Dub Rhythm- Loud Apartment
Get Up (I Feel like Being a) Sex Machine- Q-Burns Abstract Message
Hot Pants (She Got to Use What She Got to Get What She Wants)- Scarnela
INNOCENT BLOOD (Let it be known)- Lagos Thugs