Thanks to Mean Larry who got up early to share some female covers of Leonard Cohen songs in anticipation of Chelsea Hotel:http://www.first-avenue.com/calendar/event_2104.aspx, his annual tribute to Leonard Cohen. Some of the women we heard this morning will be at the show Saturday, too!
starting off slow steady with a set of piano blues; heating up with some rugged mississippi delta sounds; a duo of unique new orleans west indian tracks; then straight to the roots reggae to end off the night.
Today we listened to music from Light From Heaven, a traditional Cambodian group formed by the late Bun Leuong from the Twin Cities. The concert was recorded at the Cedar Cultural Center, and included tunes from Bun’s other group, the New International Trio.
In the second hour we listened to music from traditional American singer Judy Cook(Creative Engineering), Chango Spasiuk, Grada (Compass),Sinikka Langeland (ECM), JPP, and Den Fule (Northside).