Shiny Winter Tube Space

The first part of this week’s proGram caught a flake shining just right.

The Broken Heart Side of the Road (Acoustic)- Bill Scorzari
The Banjolorian- The Trouble Notes

Let Us Get Together- Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams (Live)
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah- Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams (Live)
Change Of Heart- Margo Price
Pilgrim- The Wood Brothers
Let the Spirit Take Over- Tyler Neal

Descending To Nowhere- Rodrigo y Gabriela
Here I Come Again- The Runaway Grooms

Can’t Take The Fight (Vocal Mix)- Marcus Malone & The Motor City Hustlers
Louie Louie- Los Yesterdays

Slow Down Girl- Jonny Benavidez
Float- The Altons
The Moment- Vicky Tafoya
You’re So Fine- The Sextones Ft. Saundra Williams


Did an extra fill in hour this week and it turned out to be.

Big Trippin- Bobby West Ft. James Leary & Jerrell Ballard
Old Friend- Okonski

Prime- Christian McBride’s New Jawn
Lurkers- Christian McBride’s New Jawn
The Good Life- Christian McBride’s New Jawn

Midnight At The Zulu Ball- Delfeayo Marsalis & Uptown Jazz Orchestra
Big Chief- Delfeayo Marsalis & Uptown Jazz Orchestra
New Suit- Delfeayo Marsalis & Uptown Jazz Orchestra

This Is New- Joe Chambers
Power To The People- Joe Chambers

Stripe Flipping

The final part of the proGram stood just fine on its head.

Nothing Between Us- The Electric Ladies

In a Perfect World- Club d’Elf
Shadow’s Shift- Club d’Elf
Get A Little Turning- Club d’Elf

Desert Monsoon- Mike Dillon & Punkadelick
***pre-recorded conversation with Mike Dillon***
Devil’s Playground- Mike Dillon & Punkadelick
Inflorescence- Mike Dillon & Punkadelick

Dododo- Quiet Dawn
Chants- Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad Ft. Clinton Fearon
Don’t Run- Shaggy Ft. Skinny Fabulous

Leila- Acid Arab Ft. Sofiane Saidi
Colors- Tagua Tagua

A Brighter Stripe

Middle part of the proGram showed off some hope.

Bring Me Along- The Gayle Harrod Band
Beg Borrow and Steal- Eddie 9V
Down Along the Cove- Eddie 9V

Switch- John Ginty
Savin’ Up For You Love- Carol Sylvan Ft. The Uptown Horns
Hey Nola- The Maple Blues Band
Everybody Ain’t Your Friend- Anthony ‘Big A’ Sherrod Ft. The Cornlickers

Mister Ford- The Runaway Grooms

Somebody Cares- Johnny Benavidez
Cry for Me- The Altons Ft. Adriana Flores
Future Lover- Thee Sacred Souls
Love Don’t Treat You Fair- Vicky Tafoya

She’s Cryin’- Max Kaplan & The Magics
Creepy Crawlers / Landing And Visit- Bill Summers & Summers Heat
What Ever’s Your Sign Pt.1- Prophecy
What Ever’s Your Sign Pt.2- Prophecy

Striped Up

The first part of the proGram saw its upwards.

Long Journey Home- Billy Strings
Dig A Little Deeper (In The Well)- Billy Strings
Piney Wood Hills- The Williams Brothers

Way Downtown- Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley
Moonshine Run- Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley
Earl’s Breakdown- The Infamous Stringdusters
Down the Road- The Infamous Stringdusters

It Ain’t Gonna Be a Good Night- Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams
Who Hasn’t Once?- Nolen Sellwood
Do I Move You?- Sue Palmer & Her Motel Swing Orchestra
Been To The Mountain- Margo Price

Tempelhof Desert In- Gemma Ray
All These Things- Gemma Ray
Purple, Blue & Crimson- Oberon Rose
Rock Steady- Eagle Johnson

Mike Dillon & Punkadelick Inflorescence

Together, Mike Dillon & Punkadelick have conjured Inflorescence, an album of heady, post rock and punk jazz highlighting a band deep in the throes of creative freedom, road-tested and wild. The ten track collection is expansive, focused & fearless, representing a world where Duke Ellington & Augustus Pablo rub shoulders with crate-digger exotica, the freak-funk of Parliament and the ‘anything fits’ outsider ethos of acid-fried punks like The Meat Puppets. This is one powerful trio featuring: Mike Dillon (Ricki Lee Jones, Ani DiFranco, Les Claypool) on vibraphone, marimba, Prophet 6, congas, and bongos, family to the proGam, Mr. Brian Haas (Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey) on Fender Rhodes, piano, bass Moog and melodica and Nikki Glaspie (Beyonce, Nth Power) on drums, cymbals and vocals, Punkadelick is the unified vision of six hands creating a world that often sounds like the work of an ensemble three times the size.

It is always nice to get a chance to talk with family to the proGram, Mike Dillon, especially when he is brining one of his projects to town. This time around he comes to Madison March 18th at the High Noon Saloon with the trio Punkadelick. Also on the bill is another pal to the show, Marco Benevento. The day we were chatting is the day of the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl championship parade and’s in there. Perfect vibration of the day moments. We get into the who and the what of the event and then we get deep into the coming toGether of Punkadelick’s new record Inflorescence (out now on Royal Potato Family), including dissecting the track & Video (put together by Mike’s wife Peregrine Honig), “Pandas“. We even have time for some real talk and Mike builds a setlist around one track he choses off the new album. Priceless time spent talking music.

Wildly Reflective

The final part of this week’s proGram had the window seat and opened eyes.

Cherry Blossom- Manycolors
Oh, Silly George- Skinny Pelembe
No Bloodshed- Don Husky & Subatomic Sound System
Soundboy Killa- Dub Pistols Ft. Natty Campbell

Acid Trama- JGR
Rocket Trip- JGR

How We Dream- Eccodek Ft. John Orpheus (King Infinity Mix)
Fold- Bonobo & Jacques Greene
You Are Love- Chrome Sparks
Condition- Nosaj Thing Ft. Toro y Moi
Agreement- Baaba Maal

Time Travel- The Indica Project
Spiritual- The Indica Project

Winter Wished For

The middle part of the proGram had a few more things left on the list.

Mary Don’t You Weep- Eddie 9V
Yella Aligator- Eddie 9V
Time Brings About A Change- Floyd Dixon (live)

Keep On Movin’- Operation Soul
The Fooler- Nick Waterhouse
Hide and Seek- Nick Waterhouse

I Ain’t Gonna Work Tomorrow- Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams (Live at Levon’s!)
**pre-recorded conversation with Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams**
Old Dangerfield- Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams (Live at Levon’s!)
Big River- Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams (Live at Levon’s!)

Intuition- Claire Davis
Nickel Empire- Hot Mustard

Chocolate Syrup We’ve Got To Get Together- Chocolate Syrup
(Don’t You Wanna) Get Down- South Side Coalition
Music Is Fun To Me (Vocal)- The Grand Jury
How Happy- Brooklyn Funk Essentials

Hiding And Seeking

The first part of this week’s proGram wanted to just be found.

Snakewinder- CornMaiz Stringband
Holding On- Angela Perley
Sunliight In My Pocket- Buddy Mondlock
The Dark- Buddy Mondlock
Your Eyes Gave You Away- Feenstra & Simpson

Burning Building- Lucy Kruger & The Lost Boys
Don’t You Wanna Try- Elk City

Early Bopper- Liily
I Am Who I Think You Think I Am- Liily
I Am Not Who I Am- Gemma Ray
Procession- Gemma Ray

Jewel Brown greenarrowradio promo
In the Deep Dark Night- The Gayle Harrod Band
Push on Through- Diane Blue All-Star Band (Live)
Pretty Baby- Blues Fighters
Kick Your Ass- Blues Fighters

Family Time With Larry Campbell And Teresa Williams

There is no place on earth that Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams feel more comfortable than onstage at Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, NY. For almost 10 years, Larry & Teresa were staples of Helm’s Midnight Ramble band, playing countless shows at “The Barn.” So when it came time to record their own live album, it was a no brainer as to where to set up shop for 2 nights to record. Recorded on September 20 & 21, 2019 after returning to Woodstock from months of touring, Live At Levon’s! [out now on Royal Potato Family] gathers the best performances from those 2 shows on a sonically pristine live collection that crackles with both energy & spirit. The album gives us Larry & Teresa delivering originals like “Angel Of Darkness,” “Surrender To Love,” & “It Ain’t Gonna Be A Good Night,” along with their renditions of songs like “Darling Be Home Soon” (The Lovin’ Spoonful), “Caravan” (Duke Ellington) & “Big River” (Johnny Cash).

Of course, Larry was a member of Bob Dylan‘s “Never Ending Tour” band from March 31, 1997, until November 21, 2004. Through his association with Dylan’s bass player Tony Garnier, Campbell joined the band, replacing John Jackson as a guitarist, and expanded the role to multi-instrumentalist, playing instruments such as cittern, violin/fiddle, pedal steel guitar, lap steel guitar, mandolin, banjo, and slide guitar. We don’t have enough room to discuss all the great folks he, and they have worked with or produced, but in our conversation this time around, we do talk about our mutual friend, Mr. Jorma Kaukonen – as one of the new tunes has a story behind it, of course it does and we also discuss Larry & Teresa’s participation on the new tribute album to the great Eric Andersen. We spend a bunch of time discussing the new album, as a live album with these two really shows off all you get when they are in a room sharing music. That’s part of this chat as well. Being toGether. Folks here near the Madison, WI area will get to hang with Larry and Teresa March 21 at the Stoughton Opera House with Shawn Mullins. WOW., so we paint a tiny picture of what that could look and feel like. We have talked many times over the years, but this time on the heels of this live record makes me feel complete. The true experience is out there to go get SUM of.

Some Stories With Cécile McLorin Salvant

Three-time GRAMMY Award-winning composer, jazz singer and musical storyteller Cécile McLorin Salvant will blend sounds that reimagine the jazz genre when she performs at Shannon Hall in Memorial Union on Feb. 7. This concert is part of the Wisconsin Union Theater’s 2022-23 Jazz Series. During her Feb. 7 concert, Salvant will perform a 90-minute set featuring songs from her 2022 album “Ghost Song,” which explores themes of love, loss & life, as well as selections from her previous discography. The New York Times recently named “Ghost Song” the Best Jazz Album of 2022.

She discovered her passion for music at a young age, beginning piano lessons at 5 years old, joining a children’s choir at the age of 8, and enrolling in classical voice training as a teenager. Since her early music education, she has shifted her focus from classical music to jazz and has established herself as one of the most highly acclaimed jazz singers of her generation. Stylistic experimentation, heartfelt storytelling and velvety vocals characterize her unique sound. She considers herself an “eclectic curator,” as she draws connections between genres and time periods usually considered distinct, including vaudeville, blues, jazz, baroque & folkloric music. Salvant’s repertoire contains new takes on jazz standards along with many original compositions. Over the course of her extensive career, Salvant has received an array of prestigious awards, including the MacArthur Fellowship, the Doris Duke Artist Award, & GRAMMY Awards for best jazz vocal album.

Imani Winds At Hamel Music Center

Known for their dynamic performances, adventurous programming, imaginative collaborations and outreach endeavors, two-time GRAMMY-nominated Imani Winds has revolutionized the wind quintet in the past two decades of performing. Their latest album, “Bruits” received a 2022 GRAMMY nomination for “Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance.” The group beguiles audiences with an amply diverse repertoire ranging from traditional chamber music to jazz to contemporary works that reflect significant historic and prevailing events.

Tonight’s Performance

Jeff Scott (b. 1967)
Titilayo (2006)

Reena Esmail (b. 1983)
The Light Is the Same (2017)

Paquito D’Rivera (b. 1948)
Aires Tropicales (1994)

Valerie Coleman (b. 1970)
Rubispheres for Flute, Clarinet, and Bassoon (2015)

Wayne Shorter (b. 1933)
Terra Incognita (2006)

Júlio Medaglia (b. 1938)
Belle Epoque en Sud-America


They always take me out of my seat and leave me breathless – I feel more complete after an evening with Imani Winds and this time was no different. Open and opening, that’s what they do for me.

Middle Color Ground

THE final part of the proGram was somewhere near the middle.

I Take That Back- East Axis
See What You Think- East Axis
Berlin Conversation 4- Cecil Taylor With Tony Oxley (Live)

Question- Paul Carrack & The SWR Big Band
Ain’t Nothing You Can Do- Paul Carrack & The SWR Big Band

Discipline 27- Tyler Mitchell Octet Ft. Marshall Allen
Bouncing At Smalls- Tyler Mitchell Octet Ft. Marshall Allen
Skippy- Tyler Mitchell Octet Ft. Marshall Allen
Dancing Shadows- Tyler Mitchell Octet Ft. Marshall Allen

Broken Leaf- Duplex
Cabestan’go- Duplex
Lisede Rasket Karshozonok- Merema
Liseda, yalgat, liseda- Merema
Shyakshata- Merema

Long Way Home- Marcus Gad & Tribe

Yellowish Groundation

The middle part of the proGram was the light in the middle point.

Music Is Fun To Me (Inst.)- The Grand Jury
No Rebate On Love- The Dramatics
Gonna Have A Good Time (Vocal)- Crystal Image
Rakıya Su Katamam- Altin Gün

Milenberg Joys- John “Tbone” Paxton
Junco Partner- John “Tbone” Paxton
Cease the Bombing- John “Tbone” Paxton
Ursa Major- Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad w/Phil Ranelin and Wendell Harrison
Open Eye- Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad w/Phil Ranelin and Wendell Harrison
Moods- Lakecia Benjamin
New Mornings- Lakecia Benjamin
Peace Is A Haiku Song- Lakecia Benjamin Ft. Sonia Sanchez

Hats Off to Rebay- Ben Wolfe

Above The Grounding

The first part of this week’s proGram had a green spot to do its thing.

Between Me and the Road- Helene Cronin
Gee Baby Ain’t I Good To You- Taj Mahal
Angel of Darkness- Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams [Live at Levon’s!]

Family- Eric Bibb
Sweating in My Kitchen- Annika Andersson & the Boiling Blues Band
Slide Man- Barbara Blue

I Gotta Good Thing- Diane Blue All Star Band (Live)
Leave Me Alone- Diane Blue All Star Band (Live)
Queen of the Darkness- Stef Paglia Trio
Four Day Creep- Anthony Rosano and The Conqueroos

Stand Up- King Canyon
To the Moon- King Canyon
Laurel- King Canyon

Colors Remind

The final part of this week’s proGram set the reflections ablaze.

Body- Supreme Beings Of Leisure
**pre-recorded conversation with Geri & Ramin of Supreme Beings Of Leisure**
Full Circle- Supreme Beings Of Leisure
Contender- Supreme Beings Of Leisure

Like A Queen- J-Felix Ft. Victoria Port
Heart On Fire- Little Simz
Sideways- Little Simz

Psycho Boogie- Yoyodisco
God Walked Down- The Allergies
Reconcile- The Allergies Ft. Charles Morgan
Treat You Right-The Allergies

Aman Aman- Didon
A Bundle Of Jasmine- Didon
On My Way- Didon

Seen This Day

The middle part of the proGram had eyes for the day.

What Kind Of Fool- Max Kaplan & The Magic
SOL- Object Heavy
Love & Gravity- Object Heavy
Like A Fever- The Asimov Orchestra
You Can Bring It Back- The Asimov Orchestra

Amerikkan Skin- Lakecia Benjamin Ft. Angela Davis
Phoenix- Lakecia Benjamin Ft. Georgia Anne Muldrow
Mercy- Lakecia Benjamin Ft. Dianne Reeves
Running With The Tribe- Phil Ranelin Wendell Harrison Adrian Younge Ali Shaheed Muhammad
Metropolitan Blues- Phil Ranelin Wendell Harrison Adrian Younge Ali Shaheed Muhammad
Black Census- – Phil Ranelin Wendell Harrison Adrian Younge Ali Shaheed Muhammad

Rhythm N Ning- Jesse Davis [live at Smalls Jazz Club]

Swan SUM

The first part of this week’s proGram looked good and is fierce.

You Are My Sunshine- Allie Jean
Surrender To Love- Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams [live at Levons]

Stand Up- Stef Paglia Trio
Blue Eyes- Stef Paglia Trio
The Shoals- Barbara Blue
Tell Mama- Barbara Blue
By My Side- Diane Blue – [Live At The Fallout Shelter]
Maybellene- POWERHOUSE

Bloodletting [The Vampire Song]- Beauty In Chaos

Ninety Nine And A Half- Tony Brown
Family Affair- Tony Brown
Take You Home [To Mother]- Object Heavy

Supreme Beings of Leisure “22”

Yes, it’s been 14 years since their last release, 11i, but Supreme Beings of Leisure is back with a brand new story to take us through toGether. The band—consisting of original members Geri Soriano, Ramin Sakurai, and Rick Torres—had to live life. A whole lot of it. There were marriages, kids, a divorce, the death of parents, a flooded recording studio, the pandemic, even a near-death experience. With their 4th studio album, those experiences have been transformed into music. And so 22 years after their critically-acclaimed, self-titled debut (and two decades since this trio has played together), Supreme Beings of Leisure is back, with an impressive array of guests to boot on ’22’. Stay in the game long enough and you collect enough friends to make a fantastic team effort—which is exactly what22 is. Beyond the core trio, the album features keyboardist Rami Jaffee (Foo Fighters), guitarist Marty Friedman (Megadeth), violinist Lili Haydn (Paige/Plant, Funkadelic), drummer Satnam Ramgotra (Hans Zimmer), percussionist Duke Mushroom (Masters at Work, Janet Jackson, Gloria Estefan), bassist Adam Dorn (Mocean Worker), pianist Scott Tibbs (Beyonce), and vocalists Durga McBroom (Pink Floyd, David Gilmore), Frank Navin (The Aluminum Group), and Monica Reed (Sting, James Brown, Deep Purple). Longtime SBoL fans will be thrilled to be back inside of the sonic bubble known as ’22’. There’s so much richness and depth, all packaged in the incredible storytelling and songwriting you’ve come to expect.

I had the fortune of catching with with Geri and Ramim ahead of the new album’s official drop. We actually go back a bunch of years as this music, their music, is one that paints my landscapes and allows a personal walk or run or hopscotchin’ thru and so I am so thrilled there’s some new places to visit. We got into the seed to flowers way this record came to become and form, how the pieces fell into place and the process by which they work. The music has lives attached to it, with individual heartbeats of what was and has been happening immersed within. We got into a few of the tracks and their tales, their importance and yes, their grooves. As noted above, what a list of stars from many skies that became a part of these stores – so of course there were moments shared about collaborating, and a fun chat about that time Ramin got Marty Friedman’s autograph [and vice-versa]. Worth the wait is all I can advise and keep ’22’ on repeat as you go through some of these new normal type days. EXCITING.

Making Ghosts Move

The final part of the proGram this week knew the sound penetrates deeper and different.

Un Dia Es Un Dia- Mike LeDonne, Jeremy Pelt & Eric Alexander [Heavy Hitters]
Hub- Mike LeDonne, Jeremy Pelt & Eric Alexander [Heavy Hitters]
Bluesit- Mike LeDonne, Jeremy Pelt & Eric Alexander [Heavy Hitters]

Jasmine Tree- Enrico Pieranunzi/Orchestra Filarmonica Italiana/Michele Corcella
Lu Dull Ice Flower- Richie Goods & Chien Chien
Embrace the Now- Richie Goods & Chien Chien Ft. Big Yuki

Velvet- Tyler Mitchell Octet Ft. Marshall Allen
Care Free- Tyler Mitchell Octet Ft. Marshall Allen
Cosmic Hop- Tyler Mitchell Octet Ft. Marshall Allen
Love In Outer Space- Tyler Mitchell Octet Ft. Marshall Allen