4/29/2008 Dig Up The Roots

Duke Ellington’s 109th birthday

4/29/2008 Pam Without Boundaries

New releases to celebrate from Portishead (out 4/29), Eliza Gilkyson (out 5/27), and a new live album from The Cinematic Orchestra. Check out the playlist for more of what we heard.

4/28/2008 Freewheelin'

Lots of new music this week…over half the songs I played were from new releases.

I’m working on a couple of events I’d like to tell you about.

On Saturday, May 17th I’ve been given 3 slots to book at the 331 Club’s outdoor stage for Art-A-Whirl. So, I booked 3 roots groups: The Front Porch Swingin’ Liquor Pigs, Al Subola’s Rockabilly Quartet, and Matt Pudas Friends.
The event lasts all-day and into the night. For a full lineup, go to: 331 Club Dot COm.

Then, on Friday, May 23rd I’ve put together another edition of the 416 Club at The Cedar Cultural Center. For that, I’ve booked Molly Maher Her Disbelievers, Erik Koskonin, and Matt Pudas Friends. Another great night of roots/americana on the wonderful Cedar stage.

I hope to see you at either or both of these events. If people show up, they’ll let me keep booking. Otherwise, adios senor jackson.

Click more below to link to the playlist for this week:

4/28/2008 Good Noise
4/27/2008 Womenfolk

Live interview with Lucy Wainwright Roche!

4/27/2008 Century Song

Today we began with ancient wedding dance music from Azerbaijan (Pan), followed by Finnish Kantele music by Eino Tulikari (Finnish label), then we listened to Gadet Hobak Leili by the Arabic worlds, great singer Oum Kalthoum (Dejavu), then music from the latetes recording of Mozaik (Compass), with Andy Irvine, Donal Lunny, Bruce Molsky, Nikola Parov, and Rens van der Zalm, and the hour was finished of with music for daf from Northern Khorasan, Iran (Mahoor).

In second hour we heard Sufi music from the Sindhi Music
Ensemble of Pakistan (Wergo), Music by Vaclav Trojan for Czech animation (Supraphon), music for Japanese Shamisen by the Yoshida Brothers (Domo), Dhrupad music from North India by Uday Bhawalkar (live recording), Music from Brittany by Jacky Mollard (live recording), music by the Pines (Red House), and bagpipe music from the Spanish Asturias (Arc).

4/27/2008 Songs Of Praise

This is the most exquisitely,readily form of shake and wake gospel music that is consistently available to an audience of non-commercial radio in the midwest.

4/26/2008 Good 'N Country
4/25/2008 Radio Antilles

RA 4/25/08 edition
ARTIST / SONG / CD / LABEL 04/25/08 Playlist * New Song

4/25/2008 Louisiana Rhythms