November 2011 Freewheelin' Archives

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Erik Koskinen stopped by the show this afternoon, armed with music by artists who will be playing at his new Real-Phonic Radio Hour show. Inaugural show takes place Thursday night at the James J. Hill Library in downtown St. Paul. Guests include Bo Ramsey, Ashleigh Still, Paul Bergen, Molly Maher, JT Bates, Frankie Lee, Thom Middlebrook, and of course, Erik Koskinen.

New releases this week included recent efforts by Molly Maher & The Disbelievers, Jon Rodine, The Cactus Blossoms, Michael Jerome Browne, The Sex Rays, and Crankshaft.

Hit “more” below to review the playlist of songs from today’s show. You may also link into the archives from there.

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Fun show this afternoon. Interviews with both ROSIE FLORES and LOUIE PEREZ of Los Lobos were tons of fun…..they’re both cool, interesting people who know how to entertain.

PHIL HEYWOOD came by with some music and a guitar in-hand. We chatted about his upcoming performance (actually, as I’m typing this a few days later, it isn’t upcoming, it’s already happened), spun some discs, and, best of all….Phil played three songs live, in-studio.

The only new release I played this week actually isn’t a new release. WTF, you say? Well, it’s a new release of old, familiar and great tunes. The Concord Label just released a 5-set collection by RAY CHARLES entitled “Singular Genius: The Complete ABC Singles. I’m thinking possible holiday gift here.

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New tunes from Sans Souci Quartet, Molly Maher, Jon Rodine and Red Eye Blue.

Lots of Randy Weeks and Molly Maher in to get us all in the mood for the anniversary bash at the 331.

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Fun afternoon. Angie Pykonen sat in with me again this week.

We rocked some, laughed a little, paid tribute to Dave Ray (who passed away 9 years ago this week), played some blues (including a bluesy version of “Polk Salad Annie”), included a couple of Texas songwriters, threw a few classic British people in for good measure, stumbled over words (as is my way), shilled for the Mary Cutrufello performance at 331, danced to some rockabilly, and pretty much stuck to the Freewheelin’ script….oops, there isn’t one.

Think you may want to check out the list of songs? Just click “more” below and you’ll be transported to the playlist (and you may also link into the archive of the show, should you be bored and need some background music).

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