Thanks to Roy Hubbs (band) for coming in to chat and perform live in the studio. We’re hosting a CD Release party for them at Freewheelin’ 1st Friday, October 1 at the 331 Club. Ray B & The Reverberation open.
Played the new ones from Justin Townes Earle and Peter Case on the show.
Played “Cry Cry Cry” by the Brass Messengers as a tribute to band member Ethan Johnson who was tragically killed in a car accident this week by a reckless jerk who was driving at highway speeds in a congested city neighborhood and broadsided Ethan’s vehicle. The Brass Messengers worked with me on Art A Whirl, Fat Tuesday, and other station events.
Starting off tonight’s dubwise journey was the new Echo Beach: 30 Years Anniversary Remixes. This was followed by new releases from Lee “Scratch” Perry (“Revelation” on Megawave) and Natacha Atlas (“Mounqaliba” on Six Degrees). Also, tonight the very good new rootical release “Before the Dawn” from Buju Banton.
Ben Weaver:http://www.benweaver.net joined us this morning to talk about the first show in the multi-disciplinary series he put together at Bryant-Lake Bowl, leading up to his CD release party for Mirepoix Smoke. The first show was about charcuterie and coffee, Thursday, September 23rd. On the 30th, Ben brings poets and writers together for Words, and the CD release show is Friday, October 8th, with The Pines. Check the playlist for Ben’s set, too – it started with a Bob Dylan bootleg.