We heard Erik Brandt:http://www.erikbrandt.com from 8:10am – 8:40am, as he told us about his trip to Hungary and recording his new album, Sometimes. He’ll celebrate the release of that new album January 22nd at the Ginkgo Coffeehouse in St Paul. We also heard new music from local group Six Mile Grove, and adventurous jazz composer/trumpeter Jon Hassell, who comes to the Walker on my mom’s birthday, February 12th.
The first show of 2009…and we had plenty of new stuff for the new year. The Improvisators meet Iration Steppas on the new Inna Steppa Dub (on Hammerbass); Taurus Alphonso’s new Survivor album; Avatar’s Summa Iru album; and the new I Wanna Love You from Mind’s Eye Dub topped the list of new music.
Well, here it is: a new year. We kicked off the 8:00 hour with Quantic’s version of Feelin’ Good with Alice Russell in the lead, singing to us, it’s a new dawn, of a new day, of a new life… Is it for you? Are you feelin’ good? It’s all right, either way. I resolve to listen to more music, and keep the best stuff coming on Tuesday mornings. And to listen to you if I’m not doing my job.