Thanks to Cliff Eberhardt:http://www.cliffeberhardt.net for the great conversation in the 11am hour! We heard from his latest album, 500 Miles . We also heard new music from Tom Jones (yep, lots of blues covers and gospel-y originals on his new album), The Roots by request, and Mountain Man. Again. Cuz I dig them.
This was a fun morning, in which I lost complete control of the last hour. Gabe Barnett and the Front Porch Sitters were booked for an 11am interview. When he walked in the studio, Gabe said, I have suprises! And what he brought was a bunch of local musicians, Natalie from Sheridan Arts School, Richard Amos from St. Stephens Human Services, and two studios full of enthusiasm. It was a blast, however close to herding cats it may have been! I look forward to the next project from the Front Porch Sitters.
New music from Chief, Ruth Moody, and local group Tuesdays Robot this morning. We also heard Los Hombres Calientes in advance of their visit to Orchestra Hall, and Mahala Rai Banda in advance of their visit to the Cedar Cultural Center in September.
With the coming 5th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina landfall (August 29th), we heard topical music released by New Orleans artists, and a bit about upcoming coverage of the event (If God is Willing and Da Creek Don’t Rise, Spike Lee, HBO this week; and, Frontline: Law Disorder, PBS, TPT 2 August 31st 9pm or September 1st 3am). We also heard the usual mix of almost all new music from all over the world, and the Roe Family Radio Roundup was back on at 10:30am.
Thanks to local songwriter John Wills:http://www.myspace.com/johnwillsmusic for stopping by at 11am. His new album, Rose, will be celebrated with a party at the 331 Club September 11th. We also heard new music from Isobel Campbell Mark Lanegan, The Pistol Whippin’ Party Penguins, and more!