Stepped Over

The final part of this week’s proGram kept going until……

Part II: The Mind- Roxy Coss
Birdland- Martin Wind
Novice Bounce- Orrin Evans & Kevin Eubanks

The Gatekeeper- Jake Leckie Ft. Nadav Peled & Elizabeth Goodfellow
The Normyn Suite No. 1: Catharsis- Michael Leonhart Orchestra Ft. Bill Frisell
Shut Him Down- Michael Leonhart Orchestra Ft. Elvis Costello, Joshua Redman & JSWISS

Cap Ou Pas Cap- Paris Combo

Jamaica to Here- Black Uhuru Ft. Andrew Bees, Dylans Dharma & Kinghopeton
Dub On The Front Line- King Jammy
Second That Emotion- Smoke and Mirrors Soundsystem
You Got Lucky- Smoke and Mirrors Soundsystem

Uptown Bridge (D.Foe’s ‘Downtown’ Remix)- Movers International
Divination- The Spy from Cairo

Next Steps

The middle portion of the proGram wanted to be sure of each foot placement.

Somebody’s Watching You- The Jack Moves
Watermelon Kisses- The Kaleidoscope Kid
Leaving Here- PM Warson
Wagger Jaunt- The Jazz Defenders

Boardwalk- The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble
Thomas the Cat- The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble
Rien à Dire- Kind & Kinky Zoo
Seabass- Kind & Kinky Zoo
Rent Free- Tanika Charles

Alive- Mindi Abair
***pre-recorded conversation with Mindi Abair***
Nothing Ever Hurt Like You- Mindi Abair
What About Love?- Mindi Abair Ft. Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Out Of This Blue

The beGinning part of the this week’s proGram got us up and away.

Leave Well Enough Alone- Tim Gartland
Save Sammy Some- Tim Gartland
Cool Me Off- The Blue Chevys
Swing L:ike That- Ethan Askey

Ain’t That Lovin’ You- Delbert McClinton
Barrelhouse Joe’s- Hurricane Ruth [Live at 3rd and Lindsley]
Like Wildfire- Hurricane Ruth [Live at 3rd and Lindsley]
greenarrowradio promo- Trudy Lynn
If Your Phone Don’t Ring- Trudy Lynn
Heartache is a One Way Street- Trudy Lynn

I Don’t Drink No More- Kirk Nelson Ft. Jambalaya West
Same Blood Same Bone- Vaneese Thomas

Ride- Jack Broadbend
***pre-recorded conversation with Jack Broadbent***
Midnight Radio- Jack Broadbend
I Love Your Rock ‘n’ Roll- Jack Broadbend

Mindi Abair’s Forever

During her remarkable 22-year recording career, saxophonist/vocalist Mindi Abair has garnered 2 GRAMMY nominations, recorded with some of the biggest names in music, and built a substantial following among jazz and blues audiences with her soaring melodies and powerhouse style. In 2014, Mindi received her first GRAMMY nomination in the Best Pop Instrumental Album category for Summer Horns with Dave Koz, Richard Elliot and Gerald Albright, followed by a 2015 GRAMMY nomination for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album for her solo LP Wild Heart featuring the late Gregg Allman, Joe Perry, Trombone Shorty, Booker T. Jones, Keb’ Mo’, and Max Weinberg. You might know her as the featured saxophonist on American Idol, sitting in with Paul Shaffer on The Late Show with David Letterman and The Roots on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, or from moonlighting on tour with Aerosmith and Duran Duran. Since her debut album in 2000, she has consistently topped the Billboard Contemporary Jazz and Blues charts. In 2018, Mindi Abair and The Boneshakers won 8 Independent Blues Awards including Artist of the Year, and an Independent Music Award for Best Blues Song “Pretty Good For A Girl” featuring Joe Bonamassa. They won the 2019 LA Critics Award for Best Holiday Album for All I Got For Christmas Is The Blues. And in 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 she was nominated by the Blues Music Awards as the Best Instrumentalist: Horn. As creator, designer and owner, she has successfully launched in 2019 as a lifestyle concept that brings together the worlds of wine and music through members-only exclusive wines paired with personally curated music playlists, label art and branded wine and music worldwide adventures and festivals. Phew…..But, I just proudly call her family to the proGram.

Mindi and I had a chance to play catch up while diggin’ into her new album, ‘Forever’, out now on her Pretty Good For A Girl label. We learn a bunch about the personal side of this music and how the pieces fall into place, as they sometimes cosmically do. We learn who just happens to be ‘hanging out’ in the recording process offering a little advice and eventually becomes a background Rainbow singer. There’s time spent talking about pairing wines and music – the give back and of course, Mind i is somehow always prepared to takeover my show and play one of her new tnes and have a plan for a great set of greenarrowradio music for the listeners. Family.

Ride With Jack Broadbent

On each of his albums, Jack Broadbent is used to people saying that ‘this’ is this is a departure from his previous stuff. That’s something the British-born singer, songwriter and guitarist has heard to varying degrees, over the course of his 6 albums to date, and is certainly fitting of his latest release, RIDE. As someone who is as connected to the quality of his relationships with people as he is to the quality of his music, rest assured he considers that a compliment. Jack grew up in rural Lincolnshire, England. His earliest influence, his father, Mick Broadbent, plays bass on RIDE and is a well-established musician, including a tenure with Bram Tchaikovsky. “I fell in love with music at a young age,” Jack says, informed by the steady diet of music played around the house. Started with the drums but gravitated to guitar around the same time as he became interested in song writing, his slide guitar playing evolved from the busking he did during his early 20s. “It seemed to appeal to people as something that was both visually and musically exciting. This was interesting to me,” Broadbent explains. “I was already playing in altered and open tunings, so when it came to using a slide I was well-versed in how those patterns worked together.” He took some cues from influences such as John Lee Hooker and Little Feat, but ultimately he wanted to find his own sound as an artist. Jack found acclaim and an audience after the Montreux Jazz Festival hailed him as, “The new master of the slide guitar.” Bootsy Collins famously proclaimed him, “The real thang!” He won over more fans touring with the likes of Ronnie Wood, Peter Frampton, and other musical legends. His penchant for writing on the road ensured that there was usually an abundance of material whenever he was ready to return to the studio. That was the case with RIDE, although the album took a turn from what Broadbent initially intended. The band just went full steam ahead in the direction which brought the sound of this album into focus. They built on those grooves and ended up with the rock ‘n’ roll record Jack has been wanting to make for a long time. Working around travel limitations and within the uncertainty of the last year, this international collaboration translates that edge. Throughout RIDE, the listener can detect what Jack calls “this underlying theme of trying to get a feel for where you’re heading and recognizing how much distance you’ve still got left to travel.” Now, The next step, of course, is to take RIDE on the road, which will be happening throughout 2022. He knows the songs will only grow as he presents them on stage, but they’ll continue to speak to the experiences from which they were born. No matter what lies on the road ahead, fans can rely on his dedication to the music and to his evolving craft. Little Feat founding member [friend of the proGram] and current US tourmate Bill Payne says it best: “I love his voice. His playing is superb, showing an almost reckless abandon when he gets revved up. He is performing on the edge, and if he falls, so be it. The pieces will not break.”

I had the pleasure of catching up with Jack ahead of his April 13th event at The Bur Oak here in Madison. We defined what someone who never heard of him would experience – the realness of the music will take over from there. We dive into the new album and Jack lets loose on how it went from thoughts and ideas into the songs that are rock and roll tales that call out to be heard. After just a few brief moments chatting with Jack, the familiar feeling came over me like I had been waiting to chat with him for some time – and that is exactly the feeling his music has provided me. I am curious what it/he will do for you.

Storming Groove

Final part of this extra hour proGram let the winds blow in.

That Sample (Extended Mix)- Cohuna Beatz
Duality (Yin Yang Mix)- Cohuna Beatz
Cosmic Pasha- The Spy from Cairo
Ya Wuldani- The Spy from Cairo Ft. Fatou Gozlan & Duo Darbar

In My Soul- Faizal Mostrixx & Karun
Calling On You- Orgone & Projections Ft. Woolfy
In Tune- Robert Glasper Ft. Amir Sulaiman
Femmenomenon- Femme Deadly Venoms Ft. Lady Fingaz, Dakini Star, Aima the Drmr, Goddess Alchemy Project, Breathless, Adam Theis & Jazz Mafia

Calor- Making Movies

It’s so Real- The Black Seeds
Clear Your Mind (Max RubaDub Remix)- Busy Signal
Eva Mai- Siaosi
New Day- Black Uhuru
Lockdown Dub- King Jammy

photo by Mr. Dance.


The 3rd part of this week’s proGram was ready for it to all kick in.

I Just Got Some- Brian Auger Ft. Rod Stewart & The Steampacket
Walking- Brian Auger Ft. Jimmy Page, Joe Harriot & Sonny Boy Williamson
Better Than Picasso at Midnite- Tony Adamo Ft. Rob Sudduth & Chris Pimentel

Language- Circles Around The Sun

Hasta Cuándo- Kind & Kinky Zoo Ft. La Nefera
Pamukkalé (Instrumental)- Kind & Kinky Zoo
Munch- The Jazz Defenders
Live Show- The Jazz Defenders Ft. Herbal T.
So Long- Danielle Ponder

Lip Bam (revisited)- Movers International Ft. Chris Greive

Winds of Wareika- The Super 20
Hewale (Interlude)- K.O.G.
Mayedeen- K.O.G.
Africa Calling- The Invisible Session

Moss Top Trip

The second part of the proGram spotted the place to be.

See What You’re Doing To Me- Bonham-Bullick
Down With Me- Eleganza
greenarrowradio promo- The Kut
Mrs. Preston’s Favorite- Tempest

Atomized- Andrew Bird
With Ease- Aleksi Glick
Casey Jones- Aleksi Glick

La Chanson de Mardi Gras- Sabertooth Swing Ft. The Daiquiri Queens
Sweet Lorna- Sabertooth Swing Ft. Paul Chénne
Tidal Wave- Ian Ayers and the Soul Purpose
Good Love- Mamas Gun
Bermejo and the Devil- St. Paul & The Broken Bones

Gravy Train- Lettuce
Blow My Mind- Say She She
Poinciana- Brian Auger

On The Railing

The first part of the regularly scheduled proGram had a bird’s eye view.

60 Years of Rock and Roll- The Weber Brothers
Rock Me Baby- Brad ‘Guitar’ Wilson
Crummy Blues- Gunn
I’m a Real Woman- Gunn
Make Love to Me- Hurricane Ruth F t. Jimmy Hall [Live at 3rd and Lindsley]

I Don’t Care- Diunna Greenleaf
Answer To The Hard Working Woman- Diunna Greenleaf
Ghost- Bobby Gentilo
Tire Fire- Bobby Gentilo

Wear What I Please- Blind Lemon Peel

Get on the Train- Annie Mack
Walking Around- Annie Mack
greenarrowradio promo- Michael Rubin
Hole In My Soul- Gov’t Mule

Flowside Down

The second half of the Friday fillin’ in proGram, did it the way it wanted to try.

February- Roxy Coss
Part I: The Body- Roxy Coss
Sky Dive- Freddie Hubbard [Live at Maison de la Radio (ORTF) Paris 1973]

May the Funk Be With You- Ezra Collective
Vibin’- Vested Soul
Why We Speak- Robert Glasper Ft. Q-Tip & Esperanza Spalding

Tear- Sussan Deyhim & Richard Horowitz
Compassion For All Beings- Yungchen Lhamo
Monkey Mind- Yungchen Lhamo

Hush Little Bay- Al’tarba Ft. Bianca Casady
Arin-arin a l’Iker- Pere Romaní
Morning Mist- Sergio Pereira Ft. Marcus Teixeira, Paulo Paulelli & Mauricio Zottarelli

Sticks In The Bucket

Did a little extra Gap filling on a Friday. Here’s what flowed into the bucket for the first part.

Cicada Song- Quinn Sternberg
Nigeria II- Mark Turner
Se Acabó- Kalí Rodríguez-Peña

May The Young Grow Old- Michael Leonhart Orchestra Ft. Larry Goldings
Radio Is Everything- Michael Leonhart Orchestra Ft. Elvis Costello, Bill Frisell & Nels Cline
Walking From Sedation- Michael Leonhart Orchestra Ft. Bill Frisell
Along Comes Mary- Evan Ziporyn

Cursing Parrots- Leonor Falcón
Music of Chants (In Memory of John Cage)- Jeff Gauthier & Maggie Parkins
Unrest II- Brandee Younger
(Give Me Some) G-String- Martin Wind

Spring Petal

The second half of the Thursday fill-in proGram knows what’s around the corner.

Everybody Wants To Rule The World- Robert Glasper Ft. Layla Hathaway & Common
Way We Are- Ben Marc
This Time Next Year- Ben Marc

It’s OK- Una
Brown Supremacy- Immy Owusu
I Can See My House From Here (Odyssey Zelno Remix)- Astral Flex
Apollo- Astral Flex
Takeoff- Astral Flex
Get Sun (Georgia Anne Muldrow Remix)- Hiatus Kaiyote Ft. Arthur Verocai

Give ‘Em Hell- Plato III Ft. Merk, MoneyM!ll$, BLASÉ, Mickey Matta
Let It Grow- Inkswel & The Snaglepuss Ft. Talib Kweli, Erin Buku & Baba Israel
The Human Chain- Mista Savona & Havana Meets Kingston Ft. Clinton Fearon

Hey Bud

Did an open schedule gap fill in proGram to help you feel like it is your birthday.

Around the World- Dance Party Time Machine Ft. Josh Fairman
The Boom- Terry Ohms
I Don’t Mind- Lexsoul Dancemachine

Lore- 1981us
Uptown Bridges (Movers International ‘Export’ Remix)- Movers International
Ceci n’est pas un cliché- Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis Pupul
Ten Foot Flowers (Glass Beams Desert Flower Edition)- Sampology Ft. Glass Beams
Seeds of Culture- The Spy from Cairo
Beautiful Baraka- The Spy from Cairo Ft. Adil Smaali
Animamundi- The Spy from Cairo

SpyWorX- Cohuna Beatz
Pump It Up- Cohuna Beatz

Over- Robert Glasper Ft. Yebba

Earth Melt

The final portion of this week’s proGram thought about growing gills.

The Darkness Has Passed (Genocide 1959-1994)- The Good Ones
Mbombela- Somi
Jike’lemaweni- Somi Ft. Angelique Kidjo
Yaa Yaa- K.O.G.

IssaTing- Jyemo Club
Human Race- Groundation
Cali Love- Ras Rebel

Guiding Star- Naya Rockers & Clinton Fearon
Far from Jamaica- Mighty Mystic, Tyler Loyal & Sizzla
25 Miles- Smoke and Mirrors Soundsystem

Bubbled Up

The middle part of the proGram saw the melt turn into a new form.

Endless Sea- Cat Power
I Had a Dream Joe- Cat Power
Up In Smoke- Ceramic Animal
Tangled- Ceramic Animal

Will You Still Be Mine?- Ron Jackson
Freedom Jazz Dance- Brian Auger Ft. Alex Ligertwood [Live at the Winter Garden]
I Wanna Take You Higher- Brian Auger
Soif, Chameau, Pinot- Kind & Kinky Zoo
Poulpe Fiction- Kind & Kinky Zoo

Landline Memories- Circles Around The Sun (Live Charleston Pour House 11/12/21)
***pre-recorded conversation with Mark Levy of CATS***
Pete Jive- Circles Around The Sun (Live Charleston Pour House 11/12/21)

Winner’s Eyes- Mamas Gun
The Last Dance- St. Paul & The Broken Bones
Milan, Michigan- Calibro 35
Warpaint- Monophonics

A Drop Into

The beGinning part of the show knew to stay as long as you let it.

When’s the Lovin’ Comin’ Back?- Phil Lee
Baptize the Gumbo- Jefferson Ross
Except For That One Thing- John Roy Zat
Heart and Soul- The Kentucky Headhunters

Something Bad Is Gonna Happen To You- Nick Andrea
Never Trust A Man- Diunna Greenleaf
Just Playin- Mick Pini / Audio 54

Good Morning Little School Girl- Gov’t Mule (live)
Forbidden Funk- Jose Ramirez Ft. Jimmy Johnson
Delta Bound- Sabertooth Swing

Tribute To Keith Emerson- Danny Holt
At Your Service- Scott Metzger
Damage- Scott Metzger

Circles Around The Sun In Madison

IN THE BEGINNING: The mystery of just who was behind those far-out tunes that kept the crowds groovin’ during Fare Thee Well’s intermissions has been revealed. Circles Around the Sun, a band convened by guitarist Neal Casal, formed specifically to record just for those shows and the results were so right on and the audience reaction so overwhelmingly positive, the group decided to give the music a proper release. The project began when Neal was asked by video director Justin Kreutzmann to compose and record more than 5 hours of original music to be played along with the visuals Kreutzmann was preparing for the Fare Thee Well intermissions. “The idea was to not only show reverence for the past but to in reality, move it forward. Just like the music of the Grateful Dead. Neal was originally joined in the studio by keyboardist Adam MacDougall, a fellow member of Chris Robinson’s Brotherhood and Phil Lesh’s Friends. The balance of the then CATS consists of bassist Dan Horne (Beachwood Sparks, Jonathan Wilson) and drummer Mark Levy (The Congress). Here we are in 2022 and a lot has changed for the group. We lost Neal, but not the music.

I had the chance to catch up with Mark Levy to get into the March 26th event of Circles Around The Sun w/Mikaela Davis at the High Noon Saloon in Madison. While Mark was out on a quick vacation before happily getting back out on the road – we chatted about what to expect if you don’t know this group or its music, a new live record that’s oh so hot and an even brandier newer album with Mikaela Davis. We talk about all the newness – but spend most of our time talking about our mutual pal, Neal. The legacy continues as promised – the memories strong as the real ones remain and we still get to feel ‘it’ as the circle keeps spinning.

Beg U 2 Burn

The final part of this week’s proGram had an easy offer.

Runaway [Stephen Dusenberry Remix]- Freekbass
Libra Stripes (2022 Remaster)- Polyrhythmics
Invisible Soldier- Sugaray Rayford
Gonna Lift You Up- Sugaray Rayford

Light My Fire- Brian Auger & Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity
Straight Ahead- Brian Auger & Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express
Sakura Chan- Kind & Kinky Zoo
Genki Dane- Kind & Kinky Zoo

Rose Petal- Greg Spero Ft. Darryl Jones
Walk Fast- Ron Jackson Ft. Willie Jones III & Ben Wolfe
***pre-recorded conversation with Mr. Ron Jackson***
Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl)- Ron Jackson Ft. Willie Jones III & Ben Wolfe
Moose the Mooche- Ron Jackson Ft. Willie Jones III & Ben Wolfe

El Momento- Sly5thAve & Roberto Verastegui
System Of Touch (The Superman Lovers Remix)- Ursula 1000 Ft. Most Golden
Ebenezer- K.O.G

Rose To The Sky

The middle part of the proGram kept on getting higher.

Hillbilly Village- Anton Barbeau
Entrez-Vous Dans Les Maisons- Anton Barbeau
Wayne Fontana Was Wrong- Ben Vaughn

Imagination- Bleeding Hearts
Badgers And Ferretts- Daemonik Fonce

Interlude – Echo- YANG
Disentropy- YANG
Datura Sunset- Mirage
The Mating Dance Of The Purple Locust Storm- Mirage
Still- Just Mustard

Heat- Freedust
Don’t Lie To Me- The Bump Band Ft. Bump Funk
Fried Soul- Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio
Keep On Keepin’ On- Shirley Davis & The Silverbacks

Fired Up

The first part of the proGram heated up the more the earz turned on.

Down in Macon, Georgia- Jefferson Ross
You’ll Pay- Kimberly Morgan York & the Everlovin’ Band
I Don’t Want It- Jake La Botz

Jefferson Way- Stacy Jones Band
So Excited- Bernard Allison
Can’t Take No More- John Mayall Ft. Marcus King
Open Book- The Love Light Orchestra
She’s Your Problem Now- Bubba and the Big Bad Blues
I Own the Road- Bubba and the Big Bad Blues

You Are My Sunshine- Delta Generators
Chicken Heads- Gov’t Mule Ft. Bobby Rush

Eat Where You Slept Last Night- The Duke Robillard Band
Sucker- Chris Robinson & Howlin’ Rain
Gaslight- Starlite Campbell Band