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The Hurdy Gurdy Men Play Donovan at Light Club Lamp Shop August 28, 2018   Leave a comment

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I had a great time tonight seeing some Hurdy Gurdy Men, and Women, singing songs of love. I got out the door a little after nine and took the hot sweaty walk to Light Club Lamp Shop. I got in and Sean Toohey and Kirk Flanagan were on stage, with acoustic guitars in hand, ready to go. Kirk began singing, and Sean filled in backing vocals on Catch The Wind. They had a sweet and somber and joyous sound. They moved into a more playful mood with Jennifer Jupiter, I missed the next one but it was something about drinking in sunshine. Maybe Sunny Goodge Street? Barbara from Happy Spangler got up to add some vocals to Sun. Linda Bassick came up next and joined the duo on backing vocals and trombone. Their version of Mellow Yellow was fun and Linda had a lead trombone break that lit up the room. They returned to the duo state for a tale about a mad mad mad life called As I Recall It. Sean took over vocals for Hi It’s Been A Long Time and I love the pro-woman lyrics. Michael Bradshaw joined the band and brushed the bongos, which was a really cool sound, as they played Bert’s Blues. Fin added some beautiful vocals to Season Of Farewell as Bradshaw moved to the audience near the stage, but kept on adding percussion. Another guest named Chris came up to sing backing vocals on Happiness Runs and the vocal round was delightful. At some point, another acoustic guitar player joined the band and played for the rest of the nigh. Jeff Barrows maybe? Bill Mullins joined the band on a subtle and powerful electric guitar as Sean sang a gorgeous Wear Your Love Like Heaven. Chris sang the lead on a bluesy sweet version of Colours. Miku had to miss the show so Kirk sang a lovely version of Lalena. At some point Bill left and the three acoustic guitarists played a song about happiness in a pipe called The Fat Angel. Note to self, always Fly Translove Airways, get you there on time. Jeff had a nice early lead break and Sean had a cool one at the end. Chris and Bill came back and the band rocked out a Season Of The Witch that illuminated the room. Bill sang, and played some poignant guitar on Cosmic Wheels that just filled me. They rocked out Hurdy Gurdy Man. Sean had a cool lead in Sunshine Superman and it was a delight. Bill left and Chris and Fin came back. Fin narrated the opening to Atlantis in a chilling way and the band turned it to pure joy for the Way down below the ocean where I wanna be part. That should have wrapped it up, but the audience wanted more. Sean, Kirk, Chris, and Jeff came back for a playful version of I Love My Shirt, and that was that.

I hung out for a little bit then took the hot humid walk home and began to write.

 

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Girls Rock Vermont at Higher Ground and Silver Bridget at Light Club Lamp Shop July 21, 2018   Leave a comment

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All the campers from Girls Rock Vermont pic by Tim Lewis

I had a great time seeing music on Saturday at Higher Ground and Light Club Lamp Shop. I had an unusual Saturday off and realized that I could finally make it to one of the Girls Rock Vermont showcase shows. Campers show up on Monday and spend the week learning about playing instruments, writing songs and about the music industry. Some are older, some are quite young. Some have some history with an instrument, some pick it up for the first time. Either way, by Saturday, they are on stage in a band playing a song that they wrote.

I got in and settled and was joined by Lauren Costello. We chatted about sunflowers and gardening then it was time for the show. They started with the stage filled with all of the campers who sang a song about the camp. Linda Bassick was a charming emcee as she brought each of the four bands to the stage to play one song. They ranged from a band who’s bass player was marginally taller than her bass to teens who are almost ready to hit the DIY scene then head to the clubs. It was nice to be in a room where people encouraged the kids to learn and play. Keep rocking girls!

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I had a relaxing day then a little after seven I took the lovely walk to the Lamp Shop. I got in and settled and chatted with Charlie Messing. He’s a fun person, a wealth of knowledge and when he is there I know we can figure out the whole Silver Bridget set list. With Johnnie Day Durand on musical saw and Matt Saraca on electric guitar, loops and effects they played instrumental versions of classic songs. They opened with Wild Horses then played a cool version of Space Oddity. We soaked in the Blue Moon then had a pleasant encounter with the Karma Police. Michelle was sweet then we were ushered into a Black Hole Sun. They played some Elvis with Love Me Tender, though Charlie said that’s really based on an older song. I think the next one began as Norwegian Wood and ended as She’s Leaving Home. Linger pulled my heartstrings as did God Only Knows. With Or Without you made the virtually silent room smile, then they took us Over The Rainbow. They closed the night with And I Love Her and I was in a happy place. I hung out and chatted for a bit, then took the lovely walk home.

 

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Silver Bridget pic by Tim Lewis

 

 

 

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Radio Show 255 Thursday April 26, 2018 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Tonight’s local music radio show will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time Thursday April 26 on WBKM.ORG. You can stream it from the website, or from here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Down To The River To Pray – Alison Krauss

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Let’s begin tonight with a song about about holding the hands of your loved ones.

1.) Womb Of Amanda – Hana Zara
2.) Ghosts – Troy Millette Music
3.) Faded Movie Reel – Jeremy Gilchrist – Singer-Songwriter
4.) The Way It Is – Maryse Smith

Maryse will be back in town next week for Waking Windows. Hopefully, I’ll get to catch her set. Great song from Jeremy. That was recorded last year at Robot Dog Studio. Hauntingly beautiful songs by Troy and Hana. OK, here is the next song on Engine, the album I’m playing all the way through, song after song, week after week.

5.) Crutch – Kelly Ravin Music
6.) Golden Crutch – SWALE
7.) Borderline Pt 2 (live) – J Bengoy
8.) Last Night – Carraway

Carraway will be at The Monkey House on Monday, and I will have a fun announcement about them next week. Cool song from Bengoy’s new album Dogwood Winter. I just had to play the Swale song out of the Kelly song. OK, this next band will play with Carraway on Monday. It’s a song about dark and stormy nights.

9.) Miner Forty-Niner – Doom Service
10.) Prime – Black Rabbit
11.) Once More With Apathy – Mr. Doubtfire
12.) What’s Inside A Thing? – Zeus Springsteen

That’s such a fun song from Zeus. Apathy was recorded at Robot Dog too. Prime is a new song from Rabbit and has been stuck in my head for the past week. Great rocker from Doom. On Saturday at the Monkey House there will be an early show fundraiser fort Matthew Thorsen. He’s great friends with the Blondes and the two bands after will play the show.

13.) Burn – Dirty Blondes
14.) Song About The Ocean – Dino Bravo VT
15.) Gorilla Monsoon – Barbacoa
16.) Freeway – David Rosane & The Zookeepers

Last Saturday we held the memorial service for my mother. The church choir did a lovely version of Down To The River To Pray. Later in the afternoon my brother Ken and I took a trip to Waterbury and saw the Zookeepers. They played a cool acoustic version of Freeway. Thanks for being there for us! Barbacoa and Dino will be there for Matt on Saturday. The Blondes are always here for us all. OK, this next band will rock in Jericho tomorrow.

17.) Haze – gneiss
18.) Strings – Binger
19.) Cheese Whiz Salad – Wren Kitz
20.) Honest Little Me – Paper Castles

Great new song from Castles. Wren will be at the Monkey House tomorrow. Binger will be at Nectar’s tomorrow. This next guy will be at Light Club Lamp Shop tomorrow.

21.) Tiny House – Tom Pearo
22.) The Mists – Aram Bedrosian
23.) Fantasma – Mal Maïz
24.) Practicing – Steady Betty

Betty are so cool. The Maiz song was recorded earlier this year at Robot Dog. I had to play the Aram song since it’s been so rainy lately. Nice place to space with Tom. This next singer wrote Practicing.

25.) Tell Me – Linda Bassick
26.) Country comes To Town – Bardela
27.) Poem For Torin/Ethan Is Stoned – Peg Tassey MUSIC
28.) Windows Down – Lendway

It’s been so warm that I’ve been driving around with the windows down and it makes me think of Lendway. Classic song from Peg. Lovely song from Bardella and nice rocker from Linda. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we? Ta ta. See Ya.

29.) Sayonara – Black Rabbit
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Songs after
Change Of Heart – Fish
Long Time Running – The Tragically Hip
Love In The Afternoon – The Thursday Torys
Waiting For The World To End – The Depth and the Whisper
What Sarah Said – Death Cab For Cutie
Perfect Strangers – Deep Purple
Sea Of Red – Judas Priest
Openture – Derek Smalls
Numbers – The Church Band
Complete Faith – Derek Smalls
Faith No More – Derek Smalls
Castle Of The Assassins – analog missionary
Heavy – Clever Girls
regular programming.

Samara Lark and Friends at Radio Bean December 22, 2017   Leave a comment

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Jackie Buttolph and Eric Daniels pic by Tim Lewis

 

I had a great time seeing music Friday night at Radio Bean. It was a snowy day but I had plenty of time to get home and settled for a moment before taking the lovely walk downtown for the 10pm show. The night began with Jackie and Eric from The Leatherbound Books. Jackie told the story about how the first song often was sung in the present tense but an older version recognized the challenges of the moment with a hopeful eye to the future. In that spirit her strong and gorgeous voiced filled the room with Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas. They followed with a great version of Joni Mitchell’s River, then closed their set with an original about how it’s OK to feel sad at Christmas, It had poignant and funny lyrics and a wonderful yuletide fiasco reference. It seemed like everyone in the room could relate.

Up next Linda Bassick and Patrick McAndrew were joined by Jesse Taylor and they rocked out a fun Santa Claus Is Coming To Town. They gave it a little Springsteen ending that made the crowd smile. Silver Bells sounded sweet and Let It Snow was just lovely. They wrapped the set on a high note with Jungle Bell Rock.

 

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Patrick McAndrew, Jesse Taylor, and Linda Bassick pic by Tim Lewis

The final band had Jackie on Bass and vocals, Houston on drums, Johnnie Day Durand on musical saw and glockenspiel, Aya Inoue on guitar and vocals and Samara Lark Brown on electric ukulele and vocals. They opened with Little Drummer Boy and the Pa rum pum pum pums were especially cool. Samara and Aya sang most of the songs, and both sounded great, but when they sang together it was even nicer. When Jackie joined it it was nicer still. They played a fun version of Blue Christmas but towards the end Jackie started singing White Christmas and blended the words perfectly into the melody. It was impressive, and Johnnie’s saw work only made it more magical. Jackie took lead vocals for a strong version of Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) that filled the room with joy. Samara arranged a darker minor key version of Carol Of The Bells that was very cool. They rocked out a lively version of Holiday Road from the Vacation movies that made everyone smile. Samara began singing O Holy Night. It got more amazing when Aya joined in and more amazing still when Jackie entered the mix. Do You Hear What I Hear sounded great and they followed with a rocking version of Happy X-Mas (War Is Over). They kept the pace in full rock mode for I Wish It Was Christmas Today to close the night.

It was a little late and I had to work a little early in the morning, so I quickly headed out and bounced home full of holiday cheer.

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Johnnie Day Duran, Samara Lark, Aya Inoue, Houston Illo, and Jackie Buttolph pic by Tim Lewis

Linda Bassick at Radio Bean December 18, 2017   Leave a comment

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I had a great time seeing music last Monday at Radio Bean. The show was set for 8:30 and I had to work until 8. I got home at quarter after, almost faded, then pushed myself out the door. I made good time but it was about 8:45 when I arrived and Linda Bassick was on stage and sounding great. I caught a little bit of a song (ain’t nobody?), as I settled in then she played a new song maybe called anything about you. She followed with an older song about what to say and do then tried to bring on some holiday cheer with a bluesy rocking Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer. She mentioned that it was almost time for her to play on the next Moody Blues Cruise and extolled the virtues of Rod Argent and The Zombies. She loved the chorus in their big hit song that goes Hold Your Head, Woman, Hold Your Head High then played the song. She followed with an old Lulu song called To Sir With Love that Mellow Yellow often cover. She sang about loving you more than yesterday, said how she recorded and album with Kirk Flanagan, played One From Two, and closed the night with a song about it not being over. She is such a great singer and strong guitar player that even though I missed a quarter of the show, I was so happy that I put in the effort.

 

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Radio Show 237 Thursday December 21, 2017 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Zeus Springsteen at Robot Dog Studio pic by Tim Lewis

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time Thursday December 21, 2017 You can listen in from our website or this Facebook page link WBKM It will go as follows,

Song before Happy X-Mas (War Is Over) – Joshua Glass Music

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Yesterday I bought a cool Christmas gift from an amazing local musician so I thought I should begin with some of his music.

1.) The Positives Of Ten Degrees – The DuPont Brothers
2.) The Toy – Hana Zara
3.) Hallelujah – SWALE
4.) Black 17 – The New Siberians

That’s another great song from Black, Blue, And White, the album I’m playing all the way through, song after song, week after week. What a fun version of that song by Swale. I thought Toy would be a seasonally appropriate Hana song, even if the subject is a little different. It was nice chatting with you yesterday Sam. OK, let’s head over to Robot Dog Studio for the last interview and live performance on my radio show this year.

5.) Car Bomb – Zeus Springsteen
6.) Signal Loss – Zeus Springsteen
7.) I’ll Find You Dindone Fontaine – Zeus Springsteen
8.) What’s Inside A Thing – Zeus Springsteen

Thanks so much Zeus for rocking so hard and Ryan Cohen for making us sound great. We did 16 of the live at Robot Dog shows this year and I hope you have enjoyed getting a small taste of the live music scene in Burlington. I’ve already got a couple of bands lined up in early 2017, and a cool announcement on the way. OK, it’s winter and beginning to get cold.

9.) Cold – Seth Yacovone Band
11.) It’s Cold – Black Rabbit
12.) The Wrong List – Savage Hen
13.) Christmas Sled – The Mountain Says No

Great song from a rocking band who are amazing live. See you in January! Such a fun Christmas song from Hen. That was recorded earlier this year at Robot Dog. Nice seasonally appropriate songs from Seth and Rabbit. OK, here is a fun version of a classic.

14.) Funky Little Drummer Boy – Soule Monde (Ray Paczkowski & Russ Lawton)
15.) Alone In The Night – Andriana Chobot
16.) When The Nights Get Long – Carraway
17.) Just Another Day (Christmas) – Swale

Another great holiday song from Swale. They will play a show at Light Club Lamp Shop on Saturday which should be really fun. The Carraway and Andriana songs sound like what it feels like on the longest night of the year. This song has that feel too.

18.) The Mountain Carol – The Mountain Carol
19.) The Last Carol – The Cush
20.) It’s Christmas – Swale
21.) The Bells of Electric Haloland – Electric Halo
22.) Winter Serenade – Electric Halo

Halo are on of Joe Adler‘s many projects and sounds so great at this time of year. Another great song from Swale, who will play the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts on New Year’s Eve. That song from The Cush just warms my heart. OK, here’s another cool Swale song.

23.) Snow Angel – Swale
24.) Carol Of The Bells – Gordon Stone
25.) Silver Bells – Josh Glass and Jackie Buttolph
26.) Santa Baby – Samara Lark Brown

Samara will be at Radio Bean on Friday with lots of other cool people. Great versions of the classics from Josh, Jackie and Gordon. This next performer will be at Radio Bean tomorrow too.

27.) Rudolf The Red Nosed Reindeer – Linda Bassick
28.) Frosty The Snowman – Construction Joe
29.) Little Drummer Boy – Aaron Flinn
30.) Winter Wonderland – Josh Glass

Those are all fun versions of the classics. Here are some more.

31.) Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – Greg Alexander
32.) White Christmas – Giovanina Bucci
33.) O Holy Night – Cait Hoffman
34.) Merry Christmas Baby – Sandra Wright
35.) Jingle Bell Rock – Sarah Stickle

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

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Songs after:
Hold Your Head Up Fish
Highway Girl – The Tragically Hip
I Believe – Dam Kat
I Believe In Father Christmas – Greg Lake
Don’t Want To Know If You Are Lonely – Black Rabbit
Linus And Lucy – Charlie Brown album
Father Christmas – The Kinks
regular programming.

 

Radio Show 216 Thursday July 13, 2017 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Tonight’s local music radio show will stream at WBKM.ORG and (FB) on Thursday July 13th from 9-11pm US Eastern time and will go as follows.

Song before: Do It Again – The Kinks

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington.  Last Friday Swale finally released their new album There’s No One Here.  It’s a double album with red vinyl and lots of amazing artwork.  There are a ton of fantastic songs on the album  Let’s begin tonight with what is almost the title song.

1.) Loser – Swale

2.) High Flying Bird – Anders Parker

3.) One From Two – Linda Bassick

4.) Lowdown – Vedora

Vedora rocked our town for a couple of years and Caroline is still out there making similar sounding music.  Great song from Linda.  Cool song from Anders album The Man Who Fell From Earth.  That’s such a fun and sad song from Swale.  They excel at that, as you will hear throughout the course of the evening.  OK, here is the next song on Action, the EP I am playing all the way through song after song week after week.  It’s the third EP in their “album” Lights, Camera, Action.

5.) Mass Murderer – 1881

6.) Cereal – Carraway

7.) Bird In A Cage – Swale

8.) The Nighthorses – The Cush

When listening to the new Swale album something about Bird reminded me of the Cush song so I thought it would be fun to play them back to back.  That’s an interesting way to spell the Carraway song.  Great stuff from 1881.  This next band are playing at Sidebar tonight.

9.) Taung Child Mastered – The Dead Shakers

10.) Spastic Tactics – The Edd

11.) Counting On A Ghost – Elephants Of Scotland

12.) Lead Me To Your Love – The New Siberians

Great song from Siberians Black Blue and White album.  Great song from Elephants.  Nice trippy song from the Edd who will play a show for us in a few weeks.  I loved the Shakers the one time I saw them.  Last night I went to Nectar’s and saw these two bands, and need to get some music from the other one who played.

13.) Cascade – Andriana Chobot

14.) Megaphone – Josh Glass

15.) Silver Dollars – Banana Schlitz

16.) Felon – Swale

Another great new Swale song that they have been playing at shows for a while now and I finally get to play it for you.  Banana will be at the Flynn Exposure series tomorrow at 5 or so.  Josh and Andriana were amazing last night.  Mal Maiz and Haley Jane were lots of fun too.  We are in the middle of summer and this song is so appropriate.

17.) Endless Sunkissed Lover – Gneiss

18.) Break A Leg – David Rosane And The Zookeepers

19.) Elevator – Swale

20.) It’ll Be OK – Let’s Whisper

I love how positive and fun that song is.  Super poppy song from Swale about a frightening event.  David and the band will be at American Flatbread next Wednesday.  Gneiss are at Red Square next Thursday.  Here is another song I have heard for a while around town that I now get to share with you.

21.) All Down Tonight – Swale

22.) Brothers And Sisters – Joe Adler

23.) Catch And Release – Clever Girls

24.) Control – Ratboys

Ratboys are from Chicago and came and played a show on Saturday at Sidebar with Clever Girls.  Both bands were great.  Joe and his band played a great version of that one a week ago in Winooski.  Great song from Swale.  This next singer is performing tonight for the first time in ages and I could not be more excited!

25.) Boys Club – Peg Tassey

26.) 25 Mile Per Hour Blues – Better Things

27.) 22R – Cave Bees

28.) Drug Laws – Swale

I love how hard that song rocks continuously.  Bees and Things will be at the Monkey House on Saturday.  I love Peg.  I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town.  Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

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Songs after:

Market Square Heroes (live) – Fish

Waiting For The World To End – The Depth And The Whisper

Natural Science (live) – Rush

Crime Of The Century – Supertramp

Mad As The Mist And Snow – The Waterboys

Amazing Journey/Sparks (live) – The Who

Dying Stars – Slingshot Dakota

Lily (live) – Kate Bush

Parisienne Walkways (live) – Greg Lake with Gary Moore

Man On the Side – Josh Glass

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