I found 55 records in 2008 that I thought were worth noting. 55 records—not just one or two songs, but the whole record was worthwhile. I got to 30 of them on this show, including some requests like Blitzen Trapper (thanks, Dan Haugen!). Then I tuned in to Dart Gun Radio later that night, and heard Abbi proclaim there weren’t many records that came out in ’08 that were worth anything, but she was going to dig up a couple. I had to smile. Check out the playlist and see if the ones you thought mattered in ’08 turned up this Tuesday morning.
Today we listened the South Indian violin duo, Krshnan and Vijaya Lalgudi. It was the first part of a live concert for the Indian Music Society of Minnesota. The concert was from 30 March, 2008 and was recorded and edited by Dan Rein.
The second hour began with music from the Kings of Polka from Finland (Go). The group included Anti Jarvela, known for his work with Frigg and JPP. That was followed by classical music from Sunda (World Music Library), and then the Turkish gypsy group, the Barbaros Erkose Ensemble (Golden Horn Records), followed by Breton singer, Erik Marchand and Les Balkaniks (Chante du Monde), Then a track from local string man, Greg Herriges off of his latest recording, Telluric Currents (New Folk Records), then music from La Musgana of Spain (Mad River0, then a track from Donegal fiddler, Frank Cassidy, followed by the Kanaks of New Caledonia in the South Pacific (Le Chante du Monde), then Irish flute player Harry Bradley (Outlet), and the show was finished off with German folk rock group, Ougenweide (Bear).