We welcomed Sonny Knight into the studio this morning in the 11:00 hour to talk about his live debut with The Lakers. You’ll hear more from Sonny Knight and The Lakers in the future—he let us know some recording may be underway in not too long. We also gave tickets away to Sonny’s show and Carrie Rodriguez, and heard brand new music from The Boys n’ the Barrels…
The pledge drive edition of PWB brought guests Ellen Stanley of “Womenfolk” and Al B. Ware of “Songs of Praise” to the morning’s festivities, as well as a call from a Walker Church-era volunteer, Scott G. Hansen. It was fun to hear form him in honor of the pledge drive as the station looks at its 35th anniversary: Scott was one of the last people to broadcast from the church’s belfry so long ago.
A BIG kiss of joy to everyone who helped KFAI beat the pledge drive goal on Friday, April 12th! Thank you for supporting Radio Without Boundaries! Today on PWB we heard new music from Ana Popvoc, Carla Bruni, Simone Dinnerstein, and some guys, too! The Bills have a new album, “Yes Please,” on Red House Records that I am sure I will spin more from—yes, please!
This Earth Day-ish date meant a rather obvious start to the show with Dramarama’s “What Are We Gonna Do?” but it was fun to hear that cautionary song, now a couple decades old. We also heard new Iron and Wine, Charles Bradley, and something from the new compilation dedicated to Nick Drake, “Way To Blue.”
Guided by Voices, Sawtooth Bluegrass Band, Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet, Fatoumata Diawara and The Valdons were just some of our soundtrack this morning. We went many places to bring new music to our Monday and set us up for a busy week in the clubs. RIP George Jones.