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Duck Duck Goose, Acoustic Purple, Seth Yacovone at Nectar’s & Benjamin Lazar Davis and Arc Iris at ArtsRiot November 10, 2018   Leave a comment

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Duck Duck Goose pic by Tim Lewis

I had a great time seeing music a few Saturday’s ago. A couple of weeks before the show I was contacted out of the blue by Ovi Horta who said he worked with Arc Iris and they appreciated that I play their music a lot and asked if I would like to interview the band to promote their upcoming Burlington show. I said sure, I’d love to, then contacted Tony Gallucci from WBKM and said, hey, it is it possible to do this? We worked out the details and I set up the call and spoke with Zach and played the interview on the November 8th radio show. I was very excited to go see their show on Saturday. I looked around at the other listings and on that same day, what are the odds, was the WBKM birthday party. Sigh.

I worked a 9-5:30 shift then had a little time to chill at home. I headed downtown around 6:30 and was in and settled at Nectar’s as Duck Duck Goose kicked off our birthday party. The trio featuring Julia Beerworth, Josh Glass and Aaron Flinn opened with a cool cover of One More Cup Of Coffee and we were off. Each of the three is a talented performer and songwriter and listening to them enhance each others music was beautiful. Julia sang a song called Trouble for her 2 year old. Josh sang a cool version of New York My Lovely. Aaron sang about So Much Love. Julia lead the voices on The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down then the band pulled out a kind of epic version of Josh’s song What’s In California? I think it was a that point when I began to understand how powerful they can become as a trio. There was some magic that has yet to be fully tapped, but they are well on their way. As the show went on Aaron sang the fun Miss Ready Blossom then Julia regaled us with the gorgeous song about the old Oak Tree. Josh sang a song about having nothing to do except love everything about you and Aaron closed the night with Raise Your Hands. He tossed in some guitar pyrotechnics to keep things fun. I loved every moment of their show.

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Acoustic Purple pic by Tim Lewis

I hung out and chatted with Tony for a bit then it was time for Acoustic Purple. With Craig Mitchell on vocals and Matthew Bryan Hagen on acoustic guitar, the played a bunch of Prince songs. Mitchell is a legend in this town and his voice comes amazingly close to the legendary performer. They opened with a song about pop life and followed with a down home bluesy Let’s Go Crazy. They sang about how money didn’t matter yesterday and about being irresistible. They sang about contemplating the universe then played one that even a casual Prince fan, such as myself, would know. Nothing Compares 2 U was very cool. They played another cool song then Tony’s wife Ann-Marie joined them on backing vocals for Sweet Thing. She has a really nice voice and it was a treat to hear her. They returned to the duo state for a song about cream then one about things I’ve never done before. They sang one about nipples then closed with Purple Rain. Even acoustic, it was wonderful.

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Acoustic Purple with Anne-Marie pic by Tim Lewis

Shortly after the last note, I zipped out the door and headed to ArtsRiot. I got in and listened as Benjamin Lazar Davis played some songs. I only caught four but really enjoyed them. His music had a kind strength that caught me. One song was about brotherly love and one was about Irene. He closed with a song about how somebody’s speaking for me. I’d love to catch a full set by him sometime.

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Benjamin Lazar Davis pic by Tim Lewis

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Arc Iris about to begin pic by Tim Lewis

The set break was short then Arc Iris took the stage in dramatic fashion. They opened with Kaleidoscope and followed with If You Can See. Everyone’s Counting On Her was cool and that’s pretty much where my notes fall apart. I just got lost in the spell they weave. Jocie’s voice, guitar and keys fell into gorgeous flowing music. Zach’s keys were lush and graceful. Ray Belli is a stunning drummer and watching him play was captivating. The whole show was great but the song Icons Of Ego stood out and got stuck in my head for several weeks. I loved every moment of that show.

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Arc Iris pic by Tim Lewis

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Arc Iris pic by Tim Lewis

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Arc Iris pic by Tim Lewis

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Arc Iris pic by Tim Lewis

 

When it was over, I headed back to Nectar’s as Seth Yacovone and his band played homage to Rust Never Sleeps. I got settled and the band played Powederfinger and Cortez the Killer and Like A Hurricane. They played Hey Hey My My and Cinnamon Girl and a few others. Seth is an amazing guitar player and the band were equally fantastic.

After they wrapped up, I took the quick walk home. What a great night of music in our town.

 

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Seth Yacovone and his band of the evening pic by Tim Lewis

 

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Radio Show 265 Thursday July 5, 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 July 5th. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: New Americana – Halsey

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. It’s super hot out so let’s beat the heat with some cool blues.

1.) Dipper Blues – Seth Yacovone
2.) Presence – Satori Bob
3.) Si Se Quema El Monte – Mal Maïz
4.) Who’s Your Fool – Kat Wright

Great song from Kat and the Band. Such a fun song from Mal. Presence was played in Burlington for a couple of years, about 25 years ago, but it’s description of the artistic condition still holds true. Cool song from Seth’s new album Life At Nectar’s. It’s great to know that he’s always there on Friday’s. OK, here is a real treat. Let’s head on over to Robot Dog Studio.

5.) Love Me Forever – Steady Betty
6.) Silent River – Steady Betty
7.) Practicing – Steady Betty
8.) Goodnight My Love – Steady Betty

Thanks for that great performance Steady! Linda Bassick wanted me to mention the great work that so many women musicians do with Girls Rock Vermont. Steady are solid supporters of their important cause. Thanks to Ryan Cohen for making us sound great, Sam Mark for helping with the set up, and thanks to Phoebe Zorn & Chrusty Barnacles for the film work. OK, here’s another treat. Alice Austin just put out a new EP called Dirt And Helicopters. Here’s one of the three songs.

9.) Shedding – Alice Austin
10.) Agree To Disagree – 1881
11.) Last Night – Carraway
12.) Hope In the Dark – David Rosane & The Zookeepers

That’s from the new album Book Of Zoo. Their tour to raise funds and awareness for Vermont’s libraries has begun. The Zookeepers are in Enosburgh tonight and Peacham tomorrow. Great songs from Carraway and 1881. It’s so great that Alice is still making great music. OK, let’s keep rocking.

13.) Nothing Happened – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
14.) Running To The Mirror – Alice Austin
15.) Panic – Miku Daza
16.) Summertime – Peg Tassey MUSIC

Summer is raging here in Vermont. That’s such a great song from Peg. Miku will be at Light Club Lamp Shop on Tuesday with some other cool people. They rock so hard. Another great new song from Alice. That’s music to party to by Phil and the band. So, this week the sunflowers came out.

17.) Sunflower Street – David L Jarvis
18.) Always Monica – Chin Ho
19.) Blue Sky – Black Rabbit
20.) Linea – Vetica

I loved Vetica. Cool song form Rabbit. Burlington classics from Chin and Dave. OK, here is the next song on The Uncanny Doom Service.

21.) Jurassic Bark – Doom Service
22.) Nowhere Feels Like Home – Fire The Cannons
23.) Mr Reed – Seth Yacovone Band
24.) Wish For Winter – Near North

It’s so hot out, and has been since Sunday, I’m really beginning to wish for winter again. Great rocker from Seth’s full rock band. Great songs from Cannons and Doom. The days have been so hot lately that this song is welcome.

25.) Give It Up To The Night – Bad Smell
26.) Wanted For Cheap – Alice Austin
27.) Brothers And Sisters – Joe Adler
28.) Brother O Brother – Seth Yacovone

I want to send that out to my brother Ken and to send both of those to all of my brothers and sisters everywhere. Another great new song from Alice. 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
Where In the World – Fish
Pigeon Camera – The Tragically Hip
Min Enda Vän – Dungen
Vale – MIDLAKE BAND
Cinema Colliseo – Stone Document
The Cinema Show – Genesis
Who Are These Gods? – Dam Kat
Waking The Witch – Kate Bush
The Friends Of Mr Cairo – Jon & Vangelis
So They Say The New Siberians
Sucker’s Prayer – The Decemberists
Satellite – Guster
Satellite – analog missionary
Heavy – Clever Girls
regular awesome programming

 

Radio Show 145 Thursday February 11, 2016 9-11pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

WBKM photo by Tim Lewis Dec 17 2015

WBKM photo by Tim Lewis Dec 17 2015

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I just got back from my local music radio show on internet only Wbkm. I played one new song, but most of the show was a live concert.

Songs before: Something On – The Tragically Hip
The Vigilant Ones – The Cush
A Rock Star Bucks A Coffee Shop – Neil Young
Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) – David Bowie

recording begins
Song before: Myrrh (live Psychedelic Symphony) – The Church

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. It finally snowed and got a little cold, but my heart is nice and warm after seeing Bernie Sanders do so well in New Hampshire this week. He has inspired a lot of people, including several of our wonderful local musicians. Recently, several of them got together to record one of the songs Bernie recorded for his album, so many years ago. Tonight let’s begin with Kat Wright, Bob Wagner, Marie Claire Johnson, Kelly Ravin, and many others doing a classic in honor of Bernie.

1.) This Land Is Your Land – VT artists
2.) Oh Freedom – Bernie Sanders and 30 VT Artists
3.) The Original Original – Black Rabbit

That is the next song on their wonderful album Red Flannel Hash. I’m working my way through that album song by song, week by week. Original is such a fun rocker. I had to go back and play one of the Bernie classics and put it back to back with the new Bernie classic. Just listening to the performances, we are truly blessed in Burlington, and have been for a long time. You can just feel the love flowing out of Land. OK, for the rest of the show tonight we are going to rock out. I just got a copy of the 8th WBKM birthday party show that Seth Yacovone played for us at Nectar’s on November 12, 2015. They called themselves Real Old & Insane Donkey and played all Neil Young songs, Here it is in its entirety.

4.) Hey Hey My My
5.) Powderfinger
6.) Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
7.) Down By The River
8.) Sedan Delivery
9.) Barstool Blues
10.) Cortez The Killer
11.) Piece Of Crap
12.) Fuckin’ Up
13.) Cinnamon Girl
14.) Cowgirl In The Sand
15.) Rocking In The Free World
16.) Like A Hurricane

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

17.) Sayonara – Black Rabbit
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Song after: The Gathering – Fish

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The Stars (Are Out Tonight) – David Bowie
The Unguarded Moment (live Psychedelic Symphony) – The Church
Far Escape – Active Heed
Green Doors – Lowell Thompson
Last Of The Great Train Robbers – Bob Wagner and the Book ‘Em Blues Band
Child In Time – Deep Purple
Other Arms – Robert Plant
All Lovers Are Deranged – David Gilmour
Lovers In A Dangerous Time – Bruce Cockburn
In The Garden Of Mystic Lovers – Francis Dunnery
Jigsaw – Marillion
So Love May Find Us – The Church
Empire Of The Clouds – Iron Maiden
This Land Is Your Land – VT Artists
Megaphone – Josh Glass
regular programming

 

As always, I want to than everyone who made tonight’s show possible. Thanks to: The Tragically Hip, The Cush, The Church Band, Kat Wright, Dwight & Nicole, Kelly Ravin, Francesca Blanchard, Bob Wagner, Marie Claire Johnson, Bernie Sanders, Black Rabbit, Marc Scarano, Darlene Scarano, Jane Boxall Percussion, Seth Yacovone Band, Fish, Active Heed, Umberto Pagnini, David Gilmour, Marillion, Steven Rothery, Francis Dunnery, Iron Maiden, Joshua Glass Music, and everyone else!!

 

Radio Show 89 Thursday December 4, 2014 9-11pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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I just got back from my local music radio show on internet only Wbkm Dot Org. I promised some punk rock and some classic rock, and think I delivered. I also threw in some experimental new stuff.

Song before: Orion – Jethro Tull

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. It’s a chilly night in Burlington. There are a few people waking out and down the beautifully lit Church st. Tonight let’s start with a recording from Nectar’s from the WBKM 7th birthday party a couple of weeks ago. This is the Seth Yacovone Band playing some Neil Young & Crazy Horse on WBKM and this is Burlington’s kind of music.

1.) Cowgirl In The Sand – Real Old & Insane Donkey
2.) Little Wing – Bob Wagner and the Book “em Blues Band

Both of those were recorded at the WBKM 7th birthday party. There is an amazing amount of talent in those two bands! This next band played our birthday show too, but I don’t have a recording of it. This is two great guitarists from another live show.

3.) Destiny Waits – Bud & Budd ~ The Kind Buds
4.) These Summer Nights – Sarah Blacker
5.) Lean In – When Particles Collide

I love that song from the great duo from Maine. Sarah is from Boston but plays Burlington now and then too. Great guitar playing and singing from the Buds. I’ve just been handed a bulletin. This just in, punk rock is alive and well in Burlington Vermont!

6.) Hello World – Screaming Skulls
7.) Green Peaks Dark Valleys – Get A Grip
8.) Vermont City Living – Gorgon
9.) Be Aggressive – BE AGGRESSIVE
10.) Black Oil – Doom Service

Great song about the X-Files in the DS song. They’ve been playing lots of shows in town lately. Love the BA song. Gorgon always rock. Skulls is a new band with Justin Gonyea who is also in Doom. Grip are playing this weekend at Radio Bean. Friday has three can’t miss shows, so I’ll have to miss two. Dino Bravo VT and Crazyhearse are playing The Monkey House, Black Rabbit and Cave Bees are playing Manhattan Pizza and Pub, and ROUGH FRANCIS are celebrating their birthday with Friday and Saturday shows at Radio Bean. Friday they are playing with Varsity Drag, Blowtorch, Blue Button, Pours, and Get A Grip. Saturday they are playing with Ravi Shavi, Endless Jags, Swale, Black Rabbit and DJ Disco Phantom. I work until 9:30 on Friday and 11:30 on Saturday. I’m going to miss a lot of music, but should be able to catch some. OK, let’s go to the next song on Lipstick and Dynamite.

11.) The Invisibles – Black Rabbit
12.) Golden Goose – Cave Bees
13.) Righteous – Rough Francis
14.) Dead Or In Jail – Crazyhearse

All of those bands are great and playing pretty much at the same time. What’s a poor music fan to do? Oh, and Cave Bees have a guy named Creston Lea who is a great guitar player and guitar maker. Check out the video about him if you get a chance! OK, let’s keep rocking.

15.) Tic Toc – Doll Fight
16.) Imaginary – Envy
17.) Weapons Factory – The Wards
18.) Burn – The Dirty Blondes

The Blondes have been rocking town for quite a while. The Wards rocked us in the ’80;s, Envy in the ’90’s and Doll in the 00’s. Love all those songs. I miss Doll Fight. Christine moved on to Boston, I think Kelly formed Gorgon, and Jane Boxall Percussion is doing a million things, like playing with Black Rabbit, Vedora, and something new. On the walk down I noticed Orion in the sky for the first time. Winter is here. Seeing the hunter always makes me think of this song.

19.) Stylus Of Id – Somah
20.) Summer’s Gone – The Cush
21.) Words – Slingshot Dakota
22.) Next Summer Out On The Ice – Endless Jags

I love the new Jags album Sell The Banquet. I’ll likely be working when they are playing. Love Slingshot! Nice video out for The Cush song. I just got this next song before heading down to do the show. This is a piece by Raph Worrick and Jane Boxall, collectively known as Bad Smell.

23.) AV6 (?) – Bad Smell
24.) The Alchemist – Pours
25.) Einstein-Rosen Bridge – Jeremy Gilchrist

Very cool lyrics on the Jeremy song. It’s kind of fun playing some new music and as soon as I heard it, I though it would mix nicely into Pours. OK, let’s go back to the birthday party show for some more Seth.

26.) Down By The River -> Like A Hurricane – Real Old & Insane Donkey

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

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Song after: The Great Unraveling – Fish

 

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The Cush

 

 

 

 

Radio Show 17 Thursday June 20, 2013 9-10pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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I just got back from radio show 17 on WBKM.ORG.  It felt really smooth, like everything was in place.  I felt like the arc from the blues, into Black Sea Quartet, into the rock, then back to the blues, flowed right.  I was dancing like a fool to most of the songs, had the windows open, and the sound cranked.

Song before: A Day in the Life/Give Peace A Chance – Paul McCartney

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the sounds of Burlington.  Even though the rain has stopped and the sun is out, I’ve got the blues, and the cure.  This is Big Joe Burrell on WBKM, and this is Burlington’s kind of music.

 

1.) Every Time I Hear That Mellow Saxophone – Big Joe Burrell and the Unknown Blues Band

2.) The Mechanic – Blues for Breakfast

3.) The Red Army Liberates North Winooski Ave – Black Sea Quartet

 

Said I never met Mike Deutsch, but saw him play a few times, and he was good.  It was sad to learn that he passed away at 41 years old.  Talked about knowing Mr Charlie for years and having tons of respect for him.  He and Blues for Breakfast play often.  Talked about how Joe moved to town and taught us how to play the blues.  Talked about the statue for him on Church st.  Said it’s time to check out the next song on New Appreciation For Sunshine.

 

4.) Distance – The Cush

5.) Mary – Plan B

6.) American Proxy – The Hero Cycle

 

The Hero Cycle sound like pure joy to me, and I was dancing around the studio.  One of the fun things about this gig, is pulling out old CD’s and listening.  OMG, how did I not remember the song Mary.  The Cush, a slice of sonic heaven.  Tomorrow Thompson Gunner are going to play at Nectar’s

 

7.) The Rutland Song – Thompson Gunner

8.) Sunny Side of the Couch – The Lestons

9.) Wall To Wall – The Lava’s

 

The Austin sisters have made great music in this town for a long time.  Pulled out the Lestons CD today, and loved this song.  May have to go see Thompson tomorrow.  Last Saturday I saw Cave Bees, Parmaga, Black Rabbit, and a band play the Pixie’s album Doolittle.  The band was Bobby Hackney jr from Rough Francis, Caroline O’Connor, and from Blue Button, James Belizia, Jason Cooley, and Eric Olsen, and what a tremendous job they did playing those complex songs.  Last night, I went out to see Persian Claws and Barbacoa.  The first band on, Violette Ultraviolet were really good too.

 

10.) Confession – Violette Ultraviolet

11.) Bobfred – Seth Yacovone Blues Band

 

Seth is another local legend, always playing out.  I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town.  Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

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Song after: Faith Healer – Fish