Tonight we re-broadcast the now famous 2nd annual Around the World in 20+ Dubs special, originally broadcast on April 4, 2008 on Echo Beach:http://www.wluw.org/programs/playlist.cfm?GetProgramID=233 (WLUW-FM, Chicago). This brainchild of TurntableTerrorist (Terry C.) featured dubs and dub-influenced tracks from 23 countries around the globe.
This show is full of homegrown music(11 out of 32 tunes). Probably influenced by my weekend listening to local acts. Friday night, April 18th, I went to hear Big Walter Smith The Groove Merchants at Famous Dave’s and on Sun the 20th, I had a great time listening to the smooth male blues at Dean’s in St. Paul.
Duncan Maitland:http://www.myspace.com/duncanmaitland and Fran King:http://www.myspace.com/frankingband were back in town to play dates in the Twin Cities. These gentlemen from Ireland do seemless harmonies on each other’s songs, and make creating a perfect pop song seem so easy. You know it’s not, but they work so well together that it seems so. Be sure to catch them live when you have the chance again, and look forward to hearing more from them on KFAI.