Another Echo Chamber chalked full with new dubwise material. Starting out with the new “Kung Fu Know How EP” from Mungo’s Hi-Fi, and featuring Solo Banton. This was followed up by the new “Survive” release from Garrison Hawk (with Sly & Robbie) on Bill Laswell’s M.O.D. Technologies label; the Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars’ new “Radio Salone” (on Cumbancha); and Mickey Hart’s latest “Mysterium Tremendum” (on his own 360 Productions). Also more new material from I-lodica, Makina (Bigote remix), 9Tomorrows (feat. Beres Hammond), Nazarenes, Blundetto, VS, Cutty Ranks, Brownout, and Pale Rider, plus the ACEtone Studio remix from the “More Love, Less Corruption Remixes” EP from LoveAvalanche. On top of this we did a Skatalites set in memory of the late Lloyd Brevett, and rounded out the show with music from Smadj, Jackie Mittoo, Count Ossie, Tommy McCook, Holger Czukay vs. Dr. Walker, Tsunami Wazahari, and more…
California native Brian Laidlaw considers himself a poet first and musician second. After several years of touring, Laidlaw settled in Minneapolis to earn his Masters of Fine Art in poetry at the University of Minnesota. He wrote the album “wolf wolf wolf” as the audio counterpart to his masters’ thesis and released it in the fall of 2011. In this edition of Live from Minnesota, Laidlaw shares his poetry, music and insight on blending of these art forms. For more information, go to brianlaidlaw.com. Produced for KFAI by Flor Trevino.
During the first hour we listened to a live concert of Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys at the Cedar Cultural Center. Recording engineer was Chris Dronen.
During the second hour we had special guest Nirmala Rajasekar playing veena and Srinivasan on mridangam sharing live music from South India.
A very special Mother’s Day Songs of Praise Program with cohost Tammy Lashelle. Tammy Lashelle is Hattie B’s daughter and is proud of it. We had a good time playing music that pertained to mothers on this their special day.