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Radio Show 200 Thursday March 23, 2017 9-11pm Eastern US Time 107.1 FM and WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time and can be streamed from the Facebook page link above. It will go as follows.

Song before: The End Of The World – Skeeter Davis

intro

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Tonight is the 200th show that I’ve done on WBKM and it’s been a joy bringing you some of Burlington’s best music over the past 4 years. Tonight, I will pull out a whole bunch of classic songs. Let’s begin with one of my favorite songs from 2007.

1.) Star – The New Siberians
2.) Alone In The Night – Andriana Chobot
3.) Black Sheep – Kelly Ravin
4.) Green Doors – Lowell Thompson Music and Crown Pilot

Lowell and Kelly play in a band called The Welterweights and they play at Higher Ground on Saturday. Thanks for sponsoring our station Higher Ground! Andriana is amazing and I loved seeing her play that song last Friday. Hmmm, Siberians. OK, it’s time to play the next song on By My Side.

5.) Way With Words – Kat Wright
6.) Harvest Moon – Silver Bridget
7.) Unspoken – Anders Parker
8.) When She Sleeps – Peg Tassey MUSIC

Great gentle and powerful song from Peg. Anders is just amazing. Bridget are playing some enchanting shows these days. Yet another great song from Kat. This next band released this song last year and it quickly became a favorite. They are playing at The Monkey House on Saturday.

9.) The Bad Year – Carraway
10.) Paper Train – Dave Jarvis Band (Daffy Mal Yinkleyank)
11.) Tastes Like Nothing – Zola Turn
12.) Popular Crowd – SWALE

Swale are playing great shows and are about to drop a new album on us. They have a Kickstarter going if you want to help out. Zola and Dave put on great shows in the ’90’s and Dave is now in Agent 802. Great song from Carraway. This band played around in the early 2010’s.

13.) Move Through Time – Persian Claws
14.) There’s A Problem – Mr. Doubtfire
15.) Sun In The Sky – Ninja Custodian
16.) You – Screaming Broccoli

Broccoli played in the late ’80’s and early ’90’s. Same for Ninja. I want to send Sun to anyone going through a rough time. It’s always been a source of strength for me. Doubtfire are out playing great shows and have a new EP coming soon. Hmmm, Claws. OK, here is another of my favorite songs.

17.) Alienation – Black Rabbit
18.) Plastic Revolution – Doll Fight
19.) Bloodboy – Envy
20.) Black & Red – ROUGH FRANCIS

Francis are a tremendous band and have a new album coming soon. Envy played great shows in the ’90’s and one last year. Doll Fight rocked us in the 2000’s and Rabbit are rocking us now. This next song is one of the most intense songs that got played in town many times over the years.

21.) The Drone – The Cush
22.) Release The Beast – The Mountain Says No
23.) Knight Ov Swords – The Contrarian
24.) Bionic – The Red Telephone

Such a great song from Matt Hutton and Sean Toohey as they moved from Envy to RT. Casey Merlin Rae is the Contrarian and is amazing. Great song from Mountain’s first album and an absolute classic from The Cush. This next band are playing around as The High Breaks but did an album of Sabbath.

25.) Children Of The Grave – Surf Sabbath
26.) Can’t Feel It – Vetica
27.) Grey Goo – Villanelles
28.) Break – Slingshot Dakota

SD come to town so often they are honorary Vermonters. Villanelles are playing around and that song always makes me happy. Great song from Vetica from the 2010’s and a rearranged classic from the Breaks from the last year or so. 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:

Where In The World – Fish
Brothers And Sisters – Joe Adler
Breathing In – The Hero Cycle
The Awful Ache – The Church Band
The Old And The Young – MIDLAKE BAND
On And On – Michael Schenker Group
In Trance – Uli Jon Roth
TFAY – Elephants of Scotland
Two Weeks (’til The End Of the World) – Grand
Fear Of The Dark – Iron Maiden
Afraid Of Sunlight – Marillion
New York My Lovely – Joshua Glass Music
regular programming

 

Cricket Blue, Silver Bridget, The Parts, and Phil Yates & The Affiliates at The Monkey House March 19, 2017 Show Up Shows vol 2   Leave a comment

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Cricket Blue pic by Tim Lewis

 

I had a great time seeing music last night at The Monkey House. The show was set to go from 6:30-10 and I had to work until 7. It was a benefit for Planned Parenthood and is part of a series of shows to benefit worthy organizations put on by The Monkey House and Sean Hood.

I got out of work at 7 on the dot and ran over to the Monkey. I assumed I would miss one of the four bands but would be happy to catch what I could. Cricket Blue were on stage and playing as I got settled in and said hi to Jeremy Gilchrist. I wasn’t listening with full attention but still liked the sound of the new song they were playing. I got into focus mode and loved the guitar and vocal interplay on Quiet pt 2. They followed with Ode To Billy Joe and wrapped up the set. I missed a few songs but was happy with what I caught.

 

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Cricket Blue pic by Tim Lewis

 

The emcee of the night, Annie Russell, got up and plugged Planned Parenthood and encouraged people to vote in the silent auction with poise and humor. I think she began the night with a stand up set, which was what let me catch a couple of Cricket songs.

Up next Silver Bridget took the stage. Matt Saraca rocked the electric guitar while John Townsend formed the rhythms with acoustic guitar and kick drums and Johnnie Day Durand‘s musical saw soared over the top. They opened with Heart Of Gold then brought us to The End Of The World. And I Love Her was sweet then we went out to the Blue Bayou. They capped the set with Nowhere Man and the quiet and appreciative crowd was well pleased.

 

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Silver Bridget pic by Tim Lewis

 

Annie came up for more announcements then made way for Danny LeFrancois and The Parts. Danny sang and played electric guitar and was joined by Steve Sharon on drums and Jason Pappas on bass. They opened with a heavy rocker that showcased Danny’s deep guitar sound. Driving All Alone was second and rocked hard too. The third song was a rocker about drinking and the fourth was a fast Irish ditty about a liquor store. The mellowed out for It’s A Shame and were joined by a fiddle player. I think his name was Jake. They brought Sean up to sing the next one and a distant memory made me cringe. It proved to be unfounded as Sean sang the heck out of a gorgeous song about Berlin after the wall or Oklahoma at dawn, or something like that. He stayed on stage for a cover of Achy Breaky Heart and that was the one I was worried about. It was fun and the audience liked it, so that was cool. After that, they called it a night.

 

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The Parts pic by Tim Lewis

 

Annie came back and announced the auction winners then Phil Yates & The Affiliates hit the stage hard and loud. They played a blistering Co-Pilot and kept rocking with My Favorite Bag. They eased up for the gorgeous If Only I Was Lonely then went back to full on rock for my new favorite song Send Him The Bill. They kept rocking with Burn It Down Bernadette and played one of the most intense versions of Little French Earthquakes that I’ve heard. They capped the night with Ninjas Vs Zombies and I was in a happy place.

I headed out pretty quickly and took the long happy bunny chasing walk home

 

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Phil Yates & The Affiliates pic by Tim Lewis

 

Silver Bridget at Nectar’s March 18, 2017   Leave a comment

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Silver Bridget pic by Tim Lewis

 

I had a great time seeing music last night at Nectar’s. It was a long work day but I think I did a good job and got the numbers to fall in line. I had enough time to go home and eat some food and settle a bit then took the sunny walk downtown for the early show.

I arrived a couple of minutes late for the 7pm show but the band were still setting up so I hung out and chatted with Charlie Messing. When the band were ready we grabbed seats at the table at the front. Silver Bridget were soon on stage and ready to go, but something looked odd. John Townsend plays acoustic guitar and sometimes has a kick drum. He not only had the drum, but also set a snare on it’s side so he could use pedals on that too. To make things really fun, he had an electric baritone guitar which changed up the sound a little. With a bit more of a rocking sound the band opened with Radiohead’s Creep and followed with All Apologies. I love the band’s ethereal take on classic pop songs and this was a nice addition to the sound. Matt Saraca added a little extra muscle to his electric guitar and Johnnie Day Durand‘s musical saw soared over the top. John switched to acoustic for lovely takes on The End Of The World and You Got It then went electric for Nothing Compares 2 U. From there John switched back to acoustic and the band settled into the set. They took us on a journey that had us searching for a Heart Of Gold. The told the tale of The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down. They encouraged us to Follow The Sun as we drifted past the Blue Bayou. They pulled out the Dolly version of I Will always Love You then warned us that if we were not careful we were Going To Lose That Girl. They lit up the room with Paint It Black then played a sweet version of Love Me Tender. Old Man had the super cool Johnnie saw riffs then they encouraged us to Stand By Your Man. For some reason I was sure I knew what was next and was correct as they played Girl, You’ll Be A Woman soon. Matt led the take off section as the band took us on a Space Oddity. And I Love Her sounded sweet then they rocked out Hey Hey My My, or was it My My Hey Hey? Either way, it was great. They said Goodbye Yellow Brook Road then took us to the beach to hang 10 with the Surfer Girl. They told us that Only Love Can Break Your Heart. John left the stage as Matt and Johnnie took us Somewhere Over The Rainbow. John returned and picked up the electric and they closed the 24 song set with a stirring Nights In White Satin.

I said a couple of quick goodbyes then took the dark, icy, and happy walk home.

 

Here’s a video I shot of Only Love Can Break Your Heart – Tim

 

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Radio Show 199 Thursday March 16, 2017 9-11pm Eastern US Time 107.1 FM and WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Tonight’s local music radio show on 107.1FM WBKM.ORG will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time, whatever time that is, and will go as follows:

Song before: Little Wing – Uli Jon Roth

intro

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. There is a new series at The Monkey House called The Show Up Shows where they have bands play and donate money to a worthy cause. Sunday will be the second installment and will support Planned Parenthood. It will feature these next four bands.

1.) Angela Carter – Cricket Blue
2.) Paint It Black – Silver Bridget
3.) It’s A Shame – The Parts
4.) Grass Is Always Greener – Phil Yates & The Affiliates

Those are four cool songs and all of the bands will be at the Monkey House on Sunday. I think it’s an early show and starts at 6:30. OK, let’s play the next song on By My Side.

5.) Feelin’ Strong – Kat Wright
6.) Spring – Madaila
7.) Summer Falls – Lendway
8.) Paperclip Chains – Let’s Whisper

I love Whisper’s songs. I think they are making a new album. I had to play Spring and Summer Falls since we got 30″ of snow on Tuesday and Wednesday and it’s a bright shining winter wonderland outside. Great song by the super strong Kat Wright band. Madaila, and these next four bands, are playing at Higher Ground (thanks for sponsoring us HG) on Saturday at 12:30 in the afternoon. They will be rocking out some kids songs.

9.) Smile – Dwight & Nicole
10.) What’s The Deal With The Triangle? – James Kochalka
11.) Popular Crowd – SWALE
12.) Righteous – ROUGH FRANCIS

If I was not working, I’d love to be there for that show. They’ve done it for a few years now. So, I just got in this new album by a new band who feature Greg and Casey from Rocketsled. They are called Senders.

13.) Too Late To Learn – Senders
14.) ETI (Extra Terrestrial Intelligence) – The Contrarian
15.) Go Ahead And Fear The Reaper – Senders
16.) Purpose And Object – The Contrarian

Casey Merlin Rae creates music as the Contrarian and is now in a new band too. Perhaps he is in others too. OK, I just got this new song in and it’s really cool.

17.) Laughing Jim – The Edd
18.) Lines and Spaces (live) – The Cancer Conspiracy
19.) Random Earth – Elephants of Scotland

Cool song from Elephants. Per John M Whyte they have a new album coming and a really cool sound. I can’t wait. CC were a classic ’90’s band. I love the Floyd feel of Edd. OK, this next artist just released this EP last week and it’s getting a lot of notice.

20.) 45 – Clever Girls
21.) Small Town Movie (live) – The Cush
22.) This Machine – Invisible Homes
23.) This Machine Still Kills Fascists – Senders.

I just had to play the Senders and Homes songs back to back. Great song by The Cush. Same for Clever. OK, let’s go way back in time.

24.) Wally Rides The Ferry – Zoot Wilson
25.) It’s Real Again – Zola Turn
26.) Decide – Dave Jarvis Band
27.) Silver And Gold – Waylon Speed!

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

28.) Sayonara – Black Rabbit
outro

Songs After:
The Lost Plot – Fish
In Trance – Uli Jon Roth
The Road – Anders Parker
Fly To The Rainbow – Uli Jon Roth
Emerald – Ace Frehley
Catch Your Train – Uli Jon Roth
Hand Of Doom – Black Sabbath
The Sails Of Charon – Uli Jon Roth
Sealine – The Church Band
All along The Watchtower – Uli Jon Roth
What’s In California? – Joshua Glass Music
regular programming.

 

 

 

Radio Show 194 Thursday February 9, 2017 9-11pm Eastern US Time 107.1 FM and WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM 107.1FM will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time and can be streamed from the Facebook page link above. It will go as follows:

Song before: Joan Crawford – Blue Oyster Cult

intro

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. It’s been another cold and warm and clear and snowy week in Vermont. That does not stop us from doing what we do. I want to dedicate this first song to Rich Haskell and anyone who likes to get in their car and drive, no matter what.

1.) Driving All Alone – Danny LeFrancois
2.) Freeway – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
3.) Silence Kills – Secret Heliotropes
4.) I’ll get Wise – Anachronist

Great song from the central Vermont band. I’d seen Heliotropes listed on show bills but have never seen them. That may have to change. Great songs by David and Danny. OK, last week I finished the last song on Shovel Down so now I need to play a new album, song after song, week after week until it’s done. Let’s begin with the title song from the new album by Kat Wright Official

5.) By My Side – Kat Wright
6.) Last Love – Myra Flynn Music
7.) Secret – Madaila
8.) Freak Out Friday – Rue M.

Rue pop up now and then to help us dance dramatically. Great song from Madaila. Myra is a true treasure. So are Kat and the band, as you will hear over the next several weeks. OK, let’s keep the flow going.

9.) Unveiled – Pours
10.) Strings – Binger
11.) Gazerbeam – The Mountain Says No
12.) The Revenge Of Vera Gemini – The Contrarian

Casey Merlin Rae used to sing in bands and write about music in town and was just back a couple of weeks ago to sing for the Rocketsled reunion. He was good friends with Sandy Pearlman and just put out an album of Blue Oyster Cult covers. That was one of them. Great new song from Mountain from the upcoming Golden Landfill album. Great songs from Binger and Pours. Since I just played a cover song, I think I will continue for the next set.

13.) Paint It Black – Silver Bridget
14.) Breathe – Ninja Custodian
15.) Is It My Body? – Peg Tassey MUSIC
16.) ETI (Extra Terrestrial Intelligence) – The Contrarian

I just had to play another Contrarian song. Classic cover of the Alice Cooper song by Peg. Ninja always did some fun covers. That’s a great take on Pink Floyd. Great cover of the Rolling Stones song by Bridget. So, The Snaz just released a new album called Sensitive Man.

17.) Spit N’ Fluff – The Snaz
18.) We’re Closed – Blue Button
19.) Blind Pigs – ROUGH FRANCIS
20.) This Ain’t The Summer Of Love – The Contrarian.

The Francis song has the line about I thought it was the summer of love so I had to play another Contrarian song. Francis will play Higher Ground tomorrow and Blue Button will open. Snaz played there last week. Thanks HG for sponsoring us at WBKM.ORG. This next band are from Montreal but will return to The Monkey House on Sunday.

21.) Epic – Laureate
22.) Room To Grow – The Red Summer Sun
23.) Monsters Are Due – Doom Service
24.) Rejected – Black Rabbit

The last time I saw Laureate Rabbit opened the show. Doom and Red Summer are playing with them on Sunday. OK, let’s go back to the 1990’s.

25.) Sunflower Street – David Jarvis
26.) Who Do You Love? – The Red Newts
27.) Angela Carter – Cricket Blue
28.) God On Our Side – Wire Train

Back in the early ’80’s Wire Train came and played Hunt’s a few times and I had a great time seeing them. That’s a great cover of the Dylan song. Cricket are just so amazing. I should have played an original Newts song but thought that was fun, and I’m playing covers anyway. They are at Sidebar tonight. Great song from Dave. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

outro

Songs after:
So Fellini-Lucky-Internal Exile-Market Square Heroes (live) – Fish
Faith Without Works – Cell15
Running Hard (live) – Renaissance
Break – Slingshot Dakota
Stumble – Andriana Chobot
Nowhere Feels Like Home – Fire The Cannons
ME 262 – The Contrarian
Black Blade (live) – Blue Oyster Cult
Seven Screaming Diz-Busters (live) – Blue Oyster Cult
Blow At High Dough (live) – The Tragically Hip
Megaphone – Joshua Glass Music
regular programming

 

Silver Bridget at Juniper and When Particles Collide at Manhattan Pizza January 21, 2017   Leave a comment

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Silver Bridget pic by Tim Lewis

 

I had a great time seeing music a week ago Saturday at Manhattan Pizza and Pub. There was lots of music happening that night including the Rocketsled reunion show at Higher Ground. I had been planning to go when I realized that a favorite band was coming to town and it had been years since I had seen them. I debated the see the current working band vs the celebrate the past notion and ended up firmly in the present. Also, since it was a10pm show at Manhattan that opened up another fun possibility for earlier.

I got out of work, got settled a bit and headed downtown about quarter of 9. I headed to Juniper at Hotel Vermont, got a beer and a place to sit on the floor near the band in the full lobby room. Soon enough, Silver Bridget began to play. They warmed us up with In My Room, Crazy and I Love Her. Since the band plays in the lobby lots of people walk by and listen for a moment. The classic nature of the songs and the elegant sound of the musical saw caught a lot of attention and it was fun to watch people’s reactions. A couple of people stopped in and sat close, including the inimitable Charlie Messing who seemed like he just came from a record store. The band continued on with classics like Heart Of Gold, Can’t Help Falling In Love and Starman. I couldn’t quite nail the next Beatles song but Charlie said it was Here There and Everywhere. Surfer Girl and Old Man were easy to spot. The next one was familiar and Charlie said it was The End Of The World by Skeeter Davis and opened his bag of records and that was one of the albums that he had. The band were impressed. The set continued with Stand By Your Man, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, and You’re Gonna Loose That Girl. They wrapped up the first set with Blue Bayou and I Will Always Love You.

 

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When Particles Collide pic by Tim Lewis

I quickly headed out the door and Charlie followed and did a great job keeping up with my walking pace. I dove into a crowded Manhattan Pizza and When Particles Collide were on and rocking. With just a singer/electric guitar player and a drummer the band put out a ferocious rock fury while maintaining a unique sound. I love lots of their songs and was so happy they were playing them right in front of me. They played three sets of music that were almost an hour long and I was fully sated by the end of the night. Songs like Distraction and Perfect Teeth were great in set one. They ended it with a ripping version of Constant Disaster followed by an off kilter Ziggy Stardust that temporarily halted the constant ebb and flow of people that characterizes Manhattan. People just stopped on their way out to see how the song would finish. It was lots of fun.

I grabbed a slice during the set break then headed back to the front for set two. It was as fun as the first and featured the heavy riffing Finally Found The One and everyone’s favorite song about chemistry, Moles. They closed with a cover they though no one would know, but I think everyone in Burlington knows Angel From Montgomery. It was cool to hear Sasha Alcott‘s take on it.

I chatted with Chris Viner and Sasha in the next break but soon it was time for them to hit the stage. They went back to the This Town EP for This Town, Ancient Future, Storm Cloud and There Are Some Things. They played Leave Me Lonely and Lean In, which is another favorite. The story of how The Whiskey Always Wins had lots of drama and fun then they kicked the night with ripping covers of Ballroom Blitz and You Can’t Always Get What You Want.

It was 1am and I had to work in the morning so I took the quick and happy walk home. The night could have gone many ways but I was content with the way it did.

 

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When Particles Collide pic by Tim Lewis

Radio Show 192 Thursday January 26, 2017 9-11pm Eastern US Time 107.1 FM and WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM 107.1 FM will run from 9-11ish pm US Eastern time. You can listen from the Facebook link above or over the air on both sides of the Champlain Valley. It will go as follows:

Song before: Something On – The Tragically Hip

intro

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds of Burlington. It’s been a great week of music and this coming week looks pretty good too. I want to thank Higher Ground for sponsoring us. Let’s begin with a band who played last Saturday at Hotel Vermont and last night at The Daily Planet.

1.) Love Me Tender – Silver Bridget
2.) Wishing Away – Satori Bob
3.) One By Sea – Elephants of Scotland
4.) Might As Well Settle – Phil Yates & The Affiliates

Phil and the band played a great show last Friday at Manhattan Pizza. That’s a cool song by Elephants. Wishing is a song by John Baumann and Robert Gagnon. Bob is now playing bass for Elephants. Hmmm, Silver Bridget. OK, here is the next song from Shovel Down.

5.) Mr Reed – Seth Yacovone Band
6.) The Road – Anders Parker
7.) Devil Knows My Name – Great Western
8.) The Next Instead – SWALE

Since I was playing epic songs in that set, Instead just had to be there. It’s been a while since I’ve seen Western so hopefully they will play around again soon. I’m still reeling from that show Anders put on a few weeks ago at ArtsRiot. I just love that song from Seth. This next singer is playing Saturday at Radio Bean

9.) Great Escape – Jeremy Gilchrist – Singer-Songwriter
10.) A Quiet Pun – Joe Adler
11.) The Feeling Is Strange – Binger
12.) Burning Down The House (live at Nectar’s) – Joe Adler & The Rangers Of Danger

Joe is playing the Radio Bean show Saturday too. Joe is joining up with Binger on Friday for a show at the Bean. Binger will be the Rangers Of Danger and at some point Joe will leave and it will become a Binger show. I think that will be pretty extraordinary. OK, this next band came to town last week for the first time in a long time. They played three epic sets at Manhattan Pizza and played all of these songs.

13.) Fight – When Particles Collide
14.) Constant Disaster – When Particles Collide
15.) Lean In – When Particles Collide
16.) Finally Found The One – When Particles Collide

I had to skip an epic reunion show to see them but loved every moment of their show. OK, this next set of songs are ones that I just think will sound great together.

17.) Could You Be The One? – Phil Yates and the Affiliates
18.) Last Night – Carraway
19.) Ladybug – Ninja Custodian
20.) Can’t Feel It – Vetica

I love the indie rock vibe on all of those songs. I hope you did too. OK, let’s go back to the ’90’s.

21.) These Days – Zola Turn
22.) Clear – Wide Wail
23.) Where Are You Tonight?/Get Into Your Sex – Peg Tassey MUSIC
24.) All Love – Kat Wright

I had to toss in the great new song from Kat to contrast the older classics. OK, let’s close with a couple of songs that were paired together on the first EP that I ever bought by this band who come to town on a semi-regular basis.

25.) Until The Day I Die – Slingshot Dakota
26.) I-78 – Slingshot Dakota

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

outro

Songs after:
13th Star – Fish
Upstream – The New Siberians
Downstream – Supertramp
In Waves – Sarah Blacker & New England Groove Association
Heroes – King Crimson
Cracked Actor – David Bowie
Don’t Pay The Ferryman – Chris DeBurgh
Orange Like Water – The Cush
Afraid Of Sunlight – Marillion
Aura – The Church Band
Drawn To The Rhythm (live) – Sarah McLachlan
New York My Lovely – Joshua Glass Music