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Francesca Blanchard and Chazzy Lake at ArtsRiot and Haley Jane at Orlando’s March 15, 2018   Leave a comment

I had a great time seeing music Friday night at ArtsRiot and Orlando’s. It was a 57 degree day and the world was melting. The walk down to Pine street was easy and joyous and I slipped in the door and wandered into the show room. The lights were dim and the stage was empty except for one amp, two lamps and a row of candles at the front. There was a square rug in front of the stage with two chairs and two guitars and a keyboard to the right. A string of white lights flowed from the stage, around the edge of the rug and up the second of the two mic stands. Blankets and pillows filled the floor. I reached for my camera to take a picture and realized I had left it, and my note pad, at home. Oh well. The rest of the room had a couple of rows of chairs and lots of different table setups. Surely, anyone could find a comfy place to be. Off in the corner there was soup for whomever wanted.

I was wondering about Chazzy Lake and had an oh, right, moment when Charlie Hill sat down and began to play an acoustic guitar. His voice sounded nice and his playing was fine. He sang a song about glasses, and a song that begins with his dog waking up from a dream. He played a love song to himself called Me that was fun, then dropped some poignant joy with So Good (I Could Die). After a bit, he brought Francesca up for a couple of songs and the way their voices blended melted me.

After that there was a quick set break then Francesca Blanchard took over. Her voice was pure and true and she played most of the songs on guitar. Her between song banter was witty and fun and added to the cozy atmosphere. I think she opened with Maria and she definitely played that song about stalking ex-girlfriends on the internet. The song about the world spinning slightly off-kilter seemed to generate a little extra spark with the audience. She moved to the keys for a gorgeous piece called piano song which also elicited a lot of love from the crowd. After a bit she brought Chazzy back and they played a couple of covers. I don’t know the second one, but it was great. The first was a version of Only Love Can Break Your Heart that was just stunning.

After the set I headed quickly back to town. A new old venue called Orlando’s had just opened up at 1 Lawson Lane. I thought it was going to be Hayley Jane and the Primates but it turned out to just be Haley Jane. That’s fine, since she is such a strong performer. There was a small table and one chair right in front of the stage. I took the invitation and sat and listened. She can unleash her powerful voice when she wants but she also sings with a lot of nuance and I reveled in it as she played rock songs on the acoustic guitar. Unfortunately, the place was packed with a Friday night crowd with little or no focus on the music. Some people were getting into it, but most were there to hang tout and chat. Haley seemed unfazed by the din and charged through her set. At some point I realized I was tired and my drink was empty, so I headed out. I was hoping for a full on rock show, but I was close enough to the stage that I could focus on the wonderful singing and playing, and am glad I stopped in.

The rest of the walk home was lovely. Sorry, no pictures this time. Next time, I promise.

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Posted March 24, 2019 by tmusicfan in Rock Shows

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Radio Show 276 Thursday October 4, 2018 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG will run from 9-11pm Thursday October 4. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: America Dreams – Jason Baker

intro

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Let’s begin tonight with a drummer who plays in lots of bands and also has a marimba career.

1.) Oysters – Jane Boxall Percussion with Miriam Bernardo
2.) Number 1 – Loida & Lenahan
3.) It’s A Delight – Serena Jost
4.) Pancakes – Hana Zara

Such a powerful song from Hana. Serena will be at Radio Bean on Saturday. If you like that song, go check out her show. L&L will be at Light Club Lamp Shop that night too. They are a duo from Boston with synesthesia, so that could be an interesting show. Jane is amazing and Miriam’s vocals add a sweet touch. OK, this next artist will be at Juniper on Saturday.

5.) What’s In California? – Josh Glass
6.) Comfort – The Beerworth Sisters
7.) Destiny Waits – Kind Bud’s Kind Dubs
8.) Liar – Maryse Smith

Great song from Maryse. I hope she comes back to visit soon. Cool song from Bud. He will be at The Double E tomorrow. Julia Beerworth and Josh have a cool thing going, and will bring it to Juniper on Saturday. This next artist is playing a DIY show at a place called Red Car Party tomorrow.

9.) Not The Light – Adam Wolf
10.) Via Champlain – Some Hollow
11.) Drivin’ All Alone – The Parts
12.) What If – REDadmiral

The Admiral will be at Switchback Brewing Company tomorrow. The Parts will be at The Skinny Pancake Burlington on Saturday. Hollow will be at the Double E on Saturday. This next band will be at the Lamp Shop on Tuesday.

13.) A Stranger Time – Chazy Lake
14.) Pale Blue Dot – Sputoola
15.) Suspended – J Bengoy
16.) Mighty Have Fallen – Barbacoa

Barbacoa will be at the Bean on Saturday. J will be at SideBar on Saturday. Sputoola will be at Magic Hat Brewing Company next Wednesday. This next band are from Vancouver and will be in town Saturday night at the Bean.

17.) Headphones (Fade Away) – Freak Dream
18.) Orange Like Water – The Cush
19.) Broken Stone – Stonefield
20.) Pork Fortress – Jessica Rabbit Syndrome

I caught an amazing show from Rabbit at The Monkey House last Sunday. Stonefield are from Australia and came on after and were just amazing. The Freak song reminded me of the Cush so I had to play those two back to back. OK, let’s keep rocking.

21.) Break A Leg – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
22.) Lay My Body Down For You – When Particles Collide
23.) Bad Choices Make Good Stories – Preece
24.) Getting Laid In New Hampshire – Better Things

Cool song with a nice warning alert at the beginning. That’s the title song form the new Preece album. That’s a new song from Particles from their Fade To Gold album. Great song form David. OK, let’s play the next song on MSP3 Counter Attack.

25.) Walk On By – ROUGH FRANCIS
26.) Walk In The Rain – My First Days On Junk
27.) In The Rain – Plan B
28.) We’re Gonna Fall – The Smittens

Yet another cool song from City Rock Dove. Classic from Plan B. Cool song from Urian Hackney‘s band and cool song from Francis. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

outro

Songs after
Shadowplay – Fish
Fire In The Hole – The Tragically Hip
Black 17 – The New Siberians
Ydun – Faun Fables
Errol McSquisitor – Elephants of Scotland
Natural Science – Rush
Somewhere In Between – Kate Bush
Watcher Of The Skies – Genesis
Yours Is No Disgrace – Yes
The Surprising – Deep Purple
When Men Did Rock – Derek Smalls
Heavy – Clever Girls
Get Me Outta Here – Deep Purple
regular awesome programming