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.
Francois Fouquerel, dean of the French at Concordia College’s Language Villages, is interviewed on tonight’s program. Francois speaks of the 16 languages at the individual villages for students ages 13-18 in the summer, the adult programs and the family programs offered in fall and winter. He brings songs used to teach French and those of the students themselves singing.
In the 9:00-10:00 PM time, Caryl plays old and new French music and gives the announcements of events of interest in the Twin Cities.
On Tuesday, September 21st writer and musician Ben Weaver will be in the studio to talk about his newest creative endeavors, which include his work as a writer, a new album called Mirepoix and Smoke, and his stint as an artist-in-residence Sept. 23rd through Oct. 8th at Bryant-Lake Bowl. Joining Ben Weaver will be poet Dobby Gibson, who will also perform as part of the residency Sept. 30th. Dobby Gibson is the author of Polar and Skirmish.
Also on this week’s show we welcome back to the studio Charles Baxter, who is hosting the 3rd annual writers benefit for hunger, Wednesday, Sept. 22nd, at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Minnesota’s McNamara Alumni Center. Charles Baxter is the author of many works of literature, including The Soul Thief and The Feast of Love.