RAMSAYMIDWOOD, ERIKKOSKINEN + BIGSANDY: Ramsay Midwood and Erik Koskinen were our in-studio guests today. They performed a few songs live, plus we played some tracks from Ramsay’s upcoming CD “Larry Buys A Lighter”.
Thanks to Big Sandy (of Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys) for calling in from the road. They were coming to town for a gig at Lee’s Liquor Lounge. Appropriately enough, we had “Tequilla Calling” playing when Sandy called.
New music, in addition to the advance tracks by Ramsay Midwood, included The Michael Lewis Band (with Sonny Burgess, Billy Lee Riley & Travis Wammack), The 44’s, and Steve Earle’s most recent.
If you want to check out the playlist for the show, hit the blue “more” link below. It’ll also allow you to listen to the archive of the show. Music starts around 3minutes and 40 seconds into the archive.
A special show tonight as we aired part 1 of the 5th annual “Around the World in 20+ Dubs” (originally aired 4-29 on Echo Beach at WLUW-FM, Chicago). Also tonight we featured new music from Springline Records and Dubmission Records, along with new selections from Liquid Stranger, Bedouin Soundclash, Professor, and Jamaram. And, in the final hour, DJ Baby Swiss did a “Roots of Dub” archive set.
Celebrating the life of Harmon Killebrew: the Andrew Sisters, Big Black, this Moment in Black History, Baseball Project, Gay Witch Abortion, Dag for Dag, Count Basie, the Treniers, Atmosphere, Big Pauper, Hammerhead (Playing this Thursday at the Turf), the Dills, Wanda Jackson – ETCETC& MORE
We speak with Richard Horan about his book Seeds: One Man’s Serendipitous Journey to Find the Trees That Inspired Famous American Writers. Richard Horan is also a novelist, English teacher and book reviewer. His novel Goose Music was a finalist for the Great Lakes Fiction Award and won the ForeWord Book of the Year Bronze Medal.
Also, we talk with novelist Sheila O’Connor about her newest book, Sparrow Road. Sheila O’Connor is also the author of the novels Where No Gods Came (winner of the Minnesota Book Award and more) and Tokens of Grace. Her poems, stories and essays have appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines, and her work has been recognized by the Bush Foundation, Loft McKnight and the Minnesota State Arts Board.