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The Nancy Druids and Cricket Blue at Light Club Lamp Shop March 3, 2018   Leave a comment

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The Nancy Druids pic by Tim Lewis

I had a great time seeing music a week ago Saturday at Light Club Lamp Shop. I had a productive day at work, visited with mom for a while, then made it downtown just in time for the show. I got in and settled and noticed two people I was not expecting to see. They had their instruments.

My focus shifted to the stage as the semi-acoustic The Nancy Druids began to play. Joined by Ariel Toohey on cello they opened with a shimmering December. The Space Between and By Design let themselves shine in that gentler guise. John switched from bouzouki to accordian for a cover of Because. Ariel left the stage and the usual trio played a version of Vondle Park (?). that felt like a cool breeze flowing through a warm summer day. John moved to electric bass and the band rocked a bit as they found Salvation all around. Sean switched from acoustic guitar to electric 12 string and they pondered the way things might have been. They picked up the pace and rocked us with I Can’t Remember Who You Were. They played a new song called Bitter Days then regaled us with the shimmering pop of Disappear. They brought the pace back up with Halo and Ann Mindell showed us how hard you can hit the drums with brushes. I think they were pretty much done at that point but a few late arrivals missed Ariel’s performance so she came back for By Design and Because to close the night.

I hung out for the break and the previously mentioned unexpected duo took the stage. Cricket Blue opened with a kind of rocking song that may have been about incandescence. The way they weave their guitars and voices feels like magic and they continued on with a song about kissing frogs. They borrowed heavily from the book of Psalms for the next one and closed with a song cycle about burning effigies to ensure a bountiful harvest. Hearing Cricket play is always a treat and I’m so happy I was there.

I was pretty tired at that point but did hang out for one song by LittleBoyBigHeadOnBike, mostly for the name. They had an old school Burlington low-fi indie sound that brought back memories as I wandered out the door.

 

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Cricket Blue pic by Tim Lewis

 

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Radio Show 248 Thursday March 8, 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 US Eastern time Thursday March 8. It can be streamed from the website or this link WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Kings – The Church Band

intro

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. I’ve been listening to the new Phil Yates album a lot and love it. Let’s start tonight with the last song on the album.

1.) Bite Your Tongue – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
2.) Redemption On Pearl – Milton Busker
3.) Done Waiting – The New Siberians
4.) A Cut In The Night Sky – Matt the Gnat and the Gators

I went out to see the Gators last night at Nectar’s. They played a great version of that song and lots of other dark tunes. Another great song from the Siberians album Black, Blue & White album, which I’m playing all the way through, song after song, week after week. Milton played a great version of Pearl at Light Club Lamp Shop on Monday. Great new song from Phil about patriotism. These next two artists will be at ArtsRiot next Wednesday for a live recording for Big Heavy World.

5.) My Heart – Francesca Blanchard
6.) Forsythia – Cricket Blue
7.) Drink Myself Blind – Phil Yates and the Affiliates
8.) A Bottle Of Whiskey Later – Crazyhearse

Another great song from Phil’s upcoming album Party Music. I just had to play it into the Crazy song. It should be a great show next Wednesday. This next band will be at Radio Bean tomorrow.

9.) Shadow Puppets – The Mountain Carol
10.) The Marble Rye – Sad Turtle
11.) Right Bright Lord – The Mountain Says No
12.) Drug Laws – SWALE

Swale will be at Zenbarn on Friday. No and Turtle will be there on Saturday. This next band will be at the Lamp Shop tomorrow.

13.) Spy-Fi – Barbacoa
14.) The Spy Song – Pinhead
15.) Opium Spy Thriller – Ninja Custodian
16.) Hold Me Tight – The Decentz

I hope you enjoyed the fun theme in the last set. Three of those songs are very old. So is this one.

17.) Spiral – Strung Out
18.) Who’s Fault Was That? – The Snaz
19.) Mountain High – gneiss
20.) Hurricane Jane – Hayley Jane and the Primates

If you ever get to see the Primates play, go! Great songs from gneiss and Snaz. I love that Strung Out song. I’m so I happy I have an album by this next band.

21.) Fantasma – Mal Maïz
22.) She Moves In Passages – Late Night Sneaky Uncle
23.) Magic In This Mystery – Robin Gottfried Band
24.) My Hero, The Enemy – Gregory Douglass

Great songs from Gregory and Robin. I stacked them together because they mix so nicely. Anne-Marie has such a lovely voice and Uncle are a pretty great band. Great song from Maiz. OK, let’s play another classic.

25.) October Days Club – The Cancer Conspiracy
26.) Random Earth – Elephants of Scotland

Great songs from Elephants and Conspiracy. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

outro

Songs after:

Poet’s Moon – Fish
I Write A Poem – Dam Kat
Another Midnight – The Tragically Hip
Sparks – The Color Exchange
Satellite – Guster
Fractured Mirror – Ace Frehley
Stonehenge – Spinal Tap
Smalls Change – Derek Smalls
Five Years – David Bowie
The Last Ziggy Stardust Show – Ouzkxqlzn
Ashes To Ashes – Ouzkxqlzn
Rock And Roll Suicide – David Bowie
I Lost My Marbles – Joshua Glass Music
regular programming

 

Hana Zara and Cricket Blue at Radio Bean February 11, 2018   Leave a comment

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Cricket Blue pic by Tim Lewis

 

I had a great time seeing music a couple of Sundays ago at Radio Bean. It was one of those shows where I was super-excited to see the headliner return to town and knew the opening band would be amazing too.

Mike Luoma and I took the lovely walk to the Bean and arrived a little early to be sure we could get in and find a place to listen. Cricket Blue opened the show with their somewhat haunting gorgeous powerful music. They opened with a new song about driving away, then told the familiar tale of the Milkman. Eleanor sounded especially sweet as did Oh My Rose. Taylor Smith played a solo song about seasons and stars then Laura Heaberlin played a solo song about her favorite pair of scissors escaping a fire undamaged. They reunited into the band and closed with a song that may have been about pillows and house plants disappearing. Cricket have a lovely magic about their music and were amazing as always that night.

By the time Hana Zara took the stage several chairs were set up on the floor and the room was filled and it looked like a mini-theater. She opened with the gorgeous Cats then played The Toy. I missed the name of the next song but it was about little fires and the road coming back to meet you. Someone from the audience asked if she would play Womb Of Amanda and she acquiesced . The lines about mothers and brothers brought quiet tears to my eyes. All of her lyrics take you on a journey and her guitar playing invokes a sacred space. The lines about remember me right and remember me true from the song Snow spoke nicely of how far away she lives and how memory can keep us intertwined. She celebrated with Hooray Hoorah then invoked the new album title in Hartford. She said that was the end of the songs she prepared for the set and asked for requests. Science Fiction was the first one and the story magically filled the room. She played a song in Spanish then dropped it into Santa Anna, which is one of my favorite songs about auras. She closed the night with Murcia and left us elated.

It’s always a special time when Hana plays and it was so wonderful to be in her lovely presence.

 

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Radio Show 245 Thursday February 15, 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 US eastern Time February 15 2018. You can stream it from the website or this link: WBKM. It will go as follows.

Song before: Art Of Dying – George Harrison

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Last week Hana Zara came to town and played a brilliant show at Radio Bean. She played a lot of new songs and this classic about seeing auras.

1.) Santa Anna – Hana Zara
2.) Hold Me – Maryse Smith
3.) Angela Carter – Cricket Blue
4.) My Heart – Francesca Blanchard

Francesca played a brilliant version of that on Monday when she joined Maryse’s weekly residency at Light Club Lamp Shop. Maryse played a great version of that song that night. Cricket opened for Hana last Sunday. They played mostly new songs and did not play that one, but I really like it and wanted to play it for you. OK, this next singer will be at On Tap in Essex tomorrow.

5.) Can You Love Me Too? – Bethany Conner Music
6.) Tiny House – Tom Pearo
7.) California – Ver Sacrum
8.) The Divine Feminine – Ouzkxqlzn
9.) Mama – Ivamae

I love that song about getting advice from your mother. She will be at The Monkey House on Friday and at the Lamp Shop on Tuesday. Ouzkxqlzn will be at ArtsRiot on Saturday with Maryse Smith and others. Ver and Tom will be at the Lamp Shop on Saturday. This next band are from Montreal but will be at the Lamp show with Ivamae on Tuesday.

10.) Be Apart-Break Apart (Give A Little) – Thanya Iyer
11.) Love In The Afternoon – The Thursday Torys
12.) Faded Hollow – The Cush
13.) It’ll Be OK – Let’s Whisper

That song is so cheery that I want to play it all the time. I was due. Great new song from The Cush. The Torys are at SideBar tonight. Iyer were amazing the last time they came to town. I can’t wait to see them again. OK, here is the next song on Black, Blue & White.

14.) Circle K – The New Siberians
15.) Honest Will – The Parts
16.) Gettin High – Heavy Plains
17.) Waiting – ROUGH FRANCIS

Great new song from Francis. Word has it they will be releasing a few songs as a lead up to the new album. Great classic from Plains. Great song from Danny LeFrancois and the band. The Siberians are so great. OK, a cool show happened at Nectar’s last night. Swale played the whole Paranoid album then Surf Sabbath played other Black Sabbath songs. If you listen to this next set and use your imagination you might guess what it was like.

18.) Safe To Say – SWALE
19.) Hand Of Doom – Black Sabbath
20.) Symptom Of The Universe – Surf Sabbath (The High Breaks)
21.) Every Last One Of Us – Swale

Last night was so great. I hope you get a hint of it from that set. OK, let’s keep rocking.

22.) Never Cry Halo – Alice Austin
23.) Crazy – Clever Girls
24.) The Anchor – Carraway
25.) Nowhere Feels Like Home – Fire The Cannons

Cannons rocked us in the early 00’s. Great new classic from Carraway. Crazy is such a great love song. Alice helped make out town sound great in the 90’s and is still making great music. OK, let’s keep rocking.

26.) Once More With Apathy – Mr. Doubtfire
27.) Prime – Black Rabbit
28.) If You Lie – The Mountain Says No
29.) Jackbooted Thugs (Have All The Best Drugs) – Anders Parker.

That is such an epic song. Those last three were from live at Robot Dog Studio sessions. Two were from this year and Rabbit were in last December. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

outro

Songs after:
Arc Of The Curve – Fish
Everytime You Go – The Tragically Hip
Courage & Sorrow – Dam Kat
Margaret – Marillion
Electric Funeral – Black Sabbath
Firepower – Judas Priest
Dynamite Road – Alice Cooper
Small’s Change – Derek Smalls
It Don’t Get Old – Derek Smalls
Joan Crawford – Blue Oyster Cult
Echoes On – Cones
New York My Lovely – Joshua Glass Music
regular programming

 

Radio Show 244 Thursday February 8, 2018 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

 

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Mr Doubtfire

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM on Thursday February 8 will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time. You can stream it from the Facebook page link above or WBKM.ORG It will go as follows.

Song Before: You’re Not Alone – Saga

intro

From our small city to the great big world these are the Sounds Of Burlington. There is a wonderful artist in our town who plays with bands like NODON and Villanelles who’s name is Seth Gundersen. Let’s begin tonight with a song from his older brother Dave that Seth just released for us.

1.) I Know – Dave Gundersen
2.) Hope In The Dark – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
3.) Good Thing – Maryse Smith
4.) Womb Of Amanda – Hana Zara

I’m so excited to see Hana when she plays Radio Bean this Sunday. It was so great to see Maryse play last Monday at Light Club Lamp Shop. She will be there next Monday, and the couple after that. Sometimes the world looks dark so thanks Zookeepers for lighting that candle. Beautiful song from Dave. Thanks so much for sharing it Seth! OK, so The Cush just released a new EP that they recorded on the Isle Of Man.

5.) November – The Cush
6.) This Kind Of Friend – The Cush
7.) Faded Hollow – The Cush
8.) Right Bright Lord – The Mountain Says No

Great new song form Mountain that we recorded a couple of weeks ago at Robot Dog. Thanks for all that lovely music Cush! OK, let’s head over to Robot Dog Studio for a performance and interview by Mr Doubtfire.

9.) Blank Daze – Mr. Doubtfire
10.) Worthless – Mr Doubtfire
11.) I Choo-Choo-Choose You – Mr Doubtfire
12.) Once More With Apathy – Mr Doubtfire

Thanks Mr Doubtfire for rocking so hard! Thanks Sam for helping set up and tear down and thanks Ryan Cohen for making us sound so great! OK, let’s keep rocking.

13.) We Govern The Breeze – Humble Hero
14.) Don’t Want To Know If You Are Lonely – Black Rabbit
15.) Imaginary – Envy
16.) Betty Rage – Doll Fight
17.) Skybot – Blowtorch

Blowtorch will rock Radio Bean tomorrow. I love that Doll song. Classic from Envy. Great Husker Du cover from Rabbit. Frank DeAngelis was saying how much he enjoyed your performance of it. Cool song from Humble. This one is pretty cool too.

18.) You Will Fall – Kelly Ravin
19.) Wicked World – Surf Sabbath (The High Breaks
20.) Signal Loss – Zeus Springsteen
21.) Catch And Release – Clever Girls

Clever will be at Higher Ground tomorrow. Great song from Zeus. Surf Sabbath will play at Nectar’s on Valentine’s Day. Great song from Kelly. This next band will play Wednesday too.

22.) Loser – SWALE
23.) Free – Francesca Blanchard
24.) Eleanor – Cricket Blue
25.) Dragged Around The Universe – Queen Tangerine

Don’t we all feel that way now and then? Cricket will play Sunday at Radio Bean with Hana and I’m very excited about that. Francesca will play with Maryse next Monday, though there’s another show happening at the Bean that I want to see too. Sigh. Swale will play some Black Sabbath songs on Wednesday at Nectar’s. Woo Hoo! OK, Here is the next song on Black, Blue & White.

26.) Breaking Camp – The New Siberians
27.) Basket Of Words – Late Night Sneaky Uncle
28.) Moonlight – Night Protocol
29.) Hold Him – Wren Kitz
30.) The Bad Year – Carraway

Great song from Carraway. Wren is playing Friday at Light Club. I haven’t caught Protocol yet but will have to soon. Uncle will be at Radio Bean on Monday. Great song from the Siberians. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

Songs after:
Cliche – Fish
Boots Or Hearts – The Tragically Hip
Echoes On – Cones
Faith Without Works – Cell15
Courage & Sorrow – Dam Kat
Rivers Made For Crossing – analog missionary
Wake The Raven – Kimberly White Project
Firepower – Judas Priest
Doctor Doctor – Michael Schenker Group
Moonchild – Iron Maiden
Aura – The Church Band
In The Court Of The Crimson King – Greg Lake
What’s In California? – Joshua Glass Music
regular programming

Radio Show 241 Thursday January 18, 2018 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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The Mountain Says No at Robot Dog Studio pic by Tim Lewis

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Tonight’s local music show on WBKM.ORG will run from 9-11pm US eastern time Thursday January 18th and can be streamed from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows

Song before: The Wanting Comes In Waves/Repaid – The Decemberists

intro

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. I just heard that Hana Zara is coming back to town on February 11th and I’m very excited. Let’s begin with a song about coming home.

1.) Zion Boat – Hana Zara
2.) Shady Grove – Ben Slotnick – Mandolinist
3.) And The Gods – The New Siberians
4.) Kentucky – Cricket Blue

I haven’t caught up with Cricket in a while and they are playing the show with Hana next month and that just makes it even more great. Another great song from the Siberians album Black, Blue, and White. Cool song from Ben. OK, let’s head over to Robot Dog Studio for some live music and an interview with The Mountain Says No.

5.) The Jam – The Mountain Says No
6.) If You Lie – The Mountain Says No
7.) Right Bright Lord – The Mountain Says No
8.) 3,000 Incubators – The Mountain Says No

Thanks Ryan Cohen for making us sound so great and thanks Mountain! OK, let’s rock.

9.) Loose Tooth – Clever Girls
10.) Not Good – Peg Tassey MUSIC
11.) Morning Again – Doll Fight
12.) Planning My Funeral – Poxy

I caught Poxy a couple of times at 242 Main. I think they broke up but were loud and furious for a while. Doll fight were an amazing band. I’m glad they left us so much great music. Peg rocked us hard in the ’90’s and hopefully will again in the future. Great song from Clever. This next band just released an album called Odd Todd.

13.) Two Girls – Comrade Nixon
14.) Buy Two, Get None Free – Crime Scene
15.) Fear Monger – Get A Grip
16.) There’s A Problem – Mr. Doubtfire
17.) Gross Indecency – Comrade Nixon

I figured if I was playing a song about indecency I had to play the Doubtfire song too. Grip and Crime are from a new Vt hardcore album from Get Stoked! Records. Nice work from Comrade. So, Rough Francis just released a new EP! Here it is.

18.) Don’t Look Back – ROUGH FRANCIS
19.) Hangin’ On – Rough Francis
20.) Waiting – Rough Francis
21.) Blind Pigs – Rough Francis

Pigs was the b-side from MSP2. The other three are all great and new songs. Yea. OK, let’s keep rocking.

22.) Drug Laws – SWALE
23.) The Light – Kat Wright
24.) Little Murder – Myra Flynn Music

Myra will release her new album Never Mind The Mourning tomorrow at Shelburne Vineyard. That’s a song from the album. Great song from Kat and the band. Swale are so great. OK, let’s rock the rest of the night away with another local legend.

25.) The Snake->The Violent Strain Of My Broken Heart – Seth Yacovone Band.

That was recorded at Nectar’s December 16, 2017. Thanks Archive.Org. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

outro

Songs after:
Mission Statement – Fish
New Orleans Is Sinking – The Tragically Hip
I Write A Poem – Dam Kat
Symmetry (The Way Things Have To Be) – jane siberry
Veteran Of The Psychic Wars – Blue Oyster Cult
Lightning Strike – Judas Priest
Heaven Or Hell – Dio
Kundalini Express – Love And Rockets
Experiment IV – Kate Bush
My Old House – Andriana Chobot
Kaleidoscope – Arc Iris
Rebel Girl – Bikini Kill
Someday You Will Be Loved – Death Cab For Cutie
Early Morning Dreams – Pete Townshend
So Love May Find Us – The Church Band
The Wanting Comes In Waves (reprise) – The Decemberists
regular programming

 

Radio Show 232 Thursday November 9, 2017 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 US Eastern time and can be streamed here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: It Was A Very Good Year – Frank Sinatra

intro

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Last night I went to Radio Bean and saw a wonderful performance by this band.

1.) By Design – The Nancy Druids
2.) Totally Submerged – Totally Submerged
3.) Paranoid – Surf Sabbath (The High Breaks)
4.) Drivin’ All Alone – The Parts

We’ll skip the Parts for a moment. That’s the next song on the album I’m playing all the way through, song after song. Great work making that Sabbath song sound like Surf rock. Cool song form Submerged who play all over Vermont all the time. The Druids played a beautiful version of that song last night. So, last Saturday was Radio Bean’s 17th birthday party and they did the usual thing where 80 or 90 bands played from 8am to 2am with 15 minute sets. The Parts kicked off the show. Most of the rest of the show is made of a few of the many bands who played.

5.) Every Time We Say Goodbye – Tiffany Pfeiffer and The Discarnate Band
6.) Faded Movie Reel – Jeremy Gilchrist – Singer-Songwriter
7.) The Birds Of Park Slope – Eastern Mountain Time
8.) My Old House – Andriana Chobot

Most of those bands played early in the day. This next set is a mix of bands who played early and later.

9.) True Hue – Ivamae
10.) Angela Carter – Cricket Blue
11.) Ordinary Day – Milton Busker
12.) Paint It Black – Silver Bridget

Silver Bridget opened their set with a little bit of (When I Was Just Seventeen) It Was A Very Good Year then dropped it into Paint It Black. It was great. I missed Cricket and Milton but assume their sets were amazing. Ivamae was great and played a couple of new songs. This next band gave us a choice of this song or one that I did not know. They played the latter so I will play this song that they did not.

13.) Paper Doll – Matt the Gnat and the Gators
14.) Heat Sleep – Ryan Power
15.) Californ-i-A – Ryan Ober
16.) Gonna Stay Up All Night Long – Eames Brothers Band

I missed Eames and the two Ryans when I was in the other room seeing other bands but did catch the full Gators set. I just barely missed this next artist.

17.) My Heart – Francesca Blanchard
18.) Come Dance – Kat Wright
19.) Strings – Binger
20.) Brothers And Sisters – Joe Adler & The Rangers Of Danger

Joe and the Rangers put on a brilliant set. I want to send that out to my brother Ken and all of my brothers and sisters, ie you. Great songs from Binger, Kat, and Francesca. So, when Swale played they did mostly covers and opened with Amanda Gustafson singing the heck out of this song.

21.) Rebel Girl – Bikini Kill
22.) Popular Crowd – SWALE
23.) Trans Am – Barbacoa
24.) Juliet – Cave Bees

The Bees played a powerhouse version of that song. The tiny amount of Barbacoa that I caught was brilliant. If you listen to Popular and imagine that band singing Rebel you will have an idea of how Swale’s set started. This next band played an amazing version of this one.

25.) Destroying Everything They See – Blue Button
26.) Local Lore – Savage Hen
27.) Song About The Ocean – Dino Bravo VT
28.) Purple Rain – Prince

On Saturday WBKM is turning 10 years old and celebrating at Nectar’s. Seth Yacovone will be there, Aaron Flinn will be there, The Full Cleveland will be there and a bunch of local artists will play Prince songs and be lead by Craig Mitchell. I hope you can stop by. Dino finished off the Bean birthday party. Hen played in the afternoon and Button were as amazing as always. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

29.) Sayonara – Black Rabbit

outro

Songs after
All Loved Up (live) – Fish
Last American Exit – The Tragically Hip
Faeries Wear Boots – Black Sabbath
The Old And The Young – MIDLAKE BAND
The Ghost In You – The Psychedelic Furs
Marriage Song – Satori Bob
Who Are These Gods? – Dam Kat
Heaven And Hell – Dio
Ninjas Vs Zombies – Phil Yates
100 Years (Of Tears On The Wind) – Masters Of Reality
On The Air – Peter Gabriel
Lily (live) – Kate Bush
The Red Telephone – Love
I Am Sunday – The Red Telephone
Still Life Scene – Envy
Seeds And Stems – The New Siberians
Break – Slingshot Dakota
What’s In California? Joshua Glass Music
regular programming