It was a bitterly cold morning where school had been cancelled for all children by gubernatorial decree, which meant you might have been home listening along with a LOT of folks. Thank you for the calls, requests and inspriation! We heard classic Tom Waits, fun John Hiatt, newly-remixed Elvis Costello & the Roots with Chico Mann behind the composition, and Cafe Accordion Orchestra in advance of their 20th Anniversary concerts on the weekend at the Cedar. Catch the archive—it was a fun morning!
Lots of people anticipating the DakhaBrakha show at the Cedar the coming Sunday so we opened with “Baby” from that Ukranian ambient-chaotic group. From there we moved into local music from The Dirty Banks who’ve been doing some recording of late and may have a release available this year. We also heard new music from Anoushka Shankar, Hiss Golden Messenger and Mary Chapin Carpenter. Check the playlist to see how it all fit together!
This was a wonderful morning honoring Dr. King with a few songs and playing new music from Bassekou Koyate, Charlie Musselwhite and Califone. Lots of great local music and some other international releases tied it together—check the playlist to find out how!
Something new and lovely in the sunny West Coast pop vein from a group called The Autumn Defense came across the waves this morning and it was followed in a perfect way by a track from The Royal Potato Family’s upcoming tribute to Nilsson “This is the Town,” out next week. Also heard new Laura Cantrell, Otaak Band, lots of local music mixed in, too!