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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?

outro

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

 

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Radio Show 262 Thursday June 14, 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 June 14. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Once In My Life – The Decemberists

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Let’s begin with a bluesy local song.

1.) A Locally Specific Blues – Jason Baker
2.) Goner – REDadmiral
3.) Destiny Waits – Kind Bud’s Kind Dubs
4.) Angela Carter – Cricket Blue

Cricket will put on their usual amazing performance at Magic Hat tomorrow. Kind Bud will be at the Double E in Essex tomorrow. Cool songs from Jason and the Admiral. OK, let’s head over to Robot Dog Studio and rock out.

5.) Parasite – Miku Daza
6.) Flaca Daza – Miku Daza
7.) Sugar Rush – Miku Daza
8.) Panic – Miku Daza

That was such a great rocking performance. Thanks Miku!! Thanks to Ryan Cohen for making us sound so great, thanks to Sam for helping out with the setup and tear down, thanks to Christian (I hope I got that right) and Phoebe Zorn for the great film work on the video, and finally, I want to thank Burlington Beer Company for the lovely libations. OK, let’s play the last song(s) from Engine.

9.) Empty All Of Your Guns/Pretend (?) – Kelly Ravin Music
10.) You Will Fall – Kelly Ravin
11.) Coast To Ghost – Doom Service

I’ve been listening to their album The Uncanny Doom Service a lot lately and that song just keeps jumping out. Great rocker from Kelly that sounds louder than last week. Guns is the last song on the album, but the track has an unaccredited bonus song and I had to include it. I’ll pick a new album to begin playing song after song, week after week until it’s done. OK, let’s rock.

12.) Broken Radio – The Cush
13.) I Like Flowers And I’m Not Afraid To Say It – Peg Tassey MUSIC
14.) Help Wanted – Wide Wail
15.) So They Say – The New Siberians

Great song from their recent album. Wanted and Flowers went back to the ’90’s and Radio is quite new. This is a new song from a performer who was at Shelburne Vineyard last Saturday.

16.) Shut Up And Kiss Me – Myra Flynn Music
17.) Practicing – Steady Betty
18.) London – Tom Pearo
19.) Judgment Day – David Rosane & The Zookeepers

That’s from the upcoming Book Of Zoo album. David was on VPR earlier today talking about the upcoming tour to raise funds for, and to highlight the importance of Vermont’s libraries. It will run from late June to August all over our state. Cool song from Tom who will be at Nectar’s on Saturday. Betty rocked that club last weekend and great song from Myra. OK, this next guy will be at Zenbarn tomorrow.

20.) My Fear Of Losing You – Milton Busker
21.) Severed – The Decemberists
22.) Essex Ferry – The Mountain Carol
23.) One Of A Kind – Adam Rabin

That’s a cool new song that Adam just released. Great song form Carol’s new album Starkiller and The Banshees. I’ve been listening to it a lot and love the whole album. The Decemberists put on a great show Saturday at the Shelburne Museum and that song really jumped out. Milton is so great. This next band will be at ArtsRiot on Wednesday.

24.) Felon – SWALE
25.) Gold In California – The Red Telephone

Sean Toohey and Matt Hutton from RT will play a show in town very soon. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

outro

Songs after:
Goldfish & Clowns – Fish
The Last Of The Unplucked Gems – The Tragically Hip
Courage – The Tragically Hip
Ripples – Genesis
In the Garden Of Mystic Lovers – Francis Dunnery
Not I – Andriana Chobot
And Dream Of Sheep – Kate Bush
I Believe – Dam Kat
The Globe – Landlady
Godzilla – Blue Oyster Cult
Monsters Are Due On Main Street – Doom Service
Havana Affair – The Ramones
Innocent Exile – Iron Maiden
Assassing – Marillion
Ripple – The Church Band
Heavy – Clever Girls
Sons And Daughters – The Decemberists
regular awesome programming

 

Radio Show 261 Thursday June 7, 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 9-11p, US Eastern time Thursday June 7. It can be streamed from the WBKM.ORG website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

You’re Not Alone – Saga

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. It’s been warm and cold this week. There are flowers everywhere. Burlington is filled with jazz so let’s begin tonight with some blues.

1.) A Locally Specific Blues – Jason Baker
2.) Goner – REDadmiral
3.) Hippo Nose – Chris Alley
4.) Killer Bee Bop – Zoot Wilson
5.) Frozen Winning Streaks Of A Gambler – Matt the Gnat and the Gators

It was cool to see Matthew Bryan Hagen and Caroline Marie play everything except that song this afternoon at Red Square. Zoot rocked us in the ’70’s and Chris put out that album recently. Nice live version of Goner from the new mellower version of the admiral. Cool song form Jason. OK, let’s rock. Here is the next song on Engine.

6.) You Will Fall – Kelly Ravin Music
7.) Coast To Ghost – Doom Service
8.) Big Starr – sleeping in
9.) Six Month Winter – Suburban Samurai

Doom and Samurai will be at Big Heavy World next Wednesday. Sleeping will be there tomorrow. Great song from Kelly. OK, let’s keep rocking.

10.) Broken Radio – The Cush
11.) I Like Flowers And I’m Not Afraid To Say It – Peg Tassey MUSIC
12.) Help Wanted – Wide Wail
13.) So They Say – The New Siberians

Great song from their recent album. Wanted and Flowers went back to the ’90’s and Radio is quite new. This is a new song from a performer who will be at Shelburne Vineyard on Saturday.

14.) Shut Up And Kiss Me – Myra Flynn Music
15.) Practicing – Steady Betty
16.) London – Tom Pearo
17.) Tripping Along – The Decemberists

I’m very excited to see the Decemberists at Shelburne Museum on Saturday. Tom will be at Red Square tomorrow. Betty will take over Nectar’s tomorrow. OK, let’s play another song from I’ll Be Your Girl.

18.) Once In My Life – The Decemberists
19.) Sequoia 1 – Binger
20.) A Dark Light – Aram Bedrosian
21.) Born A Man – Aaron Flinn

Cool older song from Aaron. Great new song from Aram. The Binger song is a few years old and Once is quite new. OK, let’s keep rocking.

22.) Get Out – Clever Girls
23.) Full Moon Dark Places – Bull & Prairie
24.) My Fear Of Losing You – Milton Busker
25.) Running Away From Home – The Snaz

They broke up but it’s such a cool song I want to keep playing it. Great song from Milton. Nice heavy rockers from Bull and Clever. OK, let’s switch things up a little. This next performer played on Monday and Tuesday as part of Jazzfest.

26.) Skylark – Tiffany Pfeiffer and The Discarnate Band
27.) Yea Right – Made By Robots
28.) Every Last One Of Us – SWALE

Great rocker from Swale. Cool jazzy pieces by Tiffany and the Robots. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

outro

Songs after
Goldfish & Clowns – Fish
The Last Of The Unplucked Gems – The Tragically Hip
The Globe – Landlady
Godzilla – Blue Oyster Cult
Monsters Are Due On Main Street – Doom Service
Hand Of Doom – Black Sabbath
Time For Bedlam – Deep Purple
Feel Free – Dam Kat
Experiment IV – Kate Bush
My Old House – Andriana Chobot
Hollow – The Cush
Liluth – analog missionary
Paint With The Sun – Arc Iris
Strontium Burning – TILT
Sealine – The Church
Heavy – Clever Girls
Get Me Outta Here – Deep Purple
regular awesome programming

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
outro

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.

Radio Show 254 Thursday April 19, 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 April 19. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: The Bravery Of Being Out Of Range – Roger Waters

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Since my last show America has attacked Syria and all sorts of salacious stores are crawling through the news. Let’s begin tonight with a couple of songs that speak about what news we consume and looking at the bigger picture.

1.) Film At 11 – Jason Baker
2.) Endless War – Jeremy Gilchrist – Singer-Songwriter
3.) Practicing – Steady Betty
4.) Get Lost – Kelly Ravin Music

That’s the second song on Kelly’s new album Engine. The third song will come next week. Yea, I finally have a song by Steady Betty to play. Yea. Great songs from Jeremy and Jason about the information we receive and how we deal with it. OK, I’ve got a treat for you tonight. Let’s go back in time to a hot summer night out on a ferry boat. It was the first time they played in town and it made them legends. They’ve since played Vermont many times for many years to huge adoring audiences. This is the night that it all began.

5.) I’ll Believe In You (Or I’ll Be Leaving You Tonight) – The Tragically Hip
6.) She Didn’t Know – The Tragically Hip
7.) Blow At High Dough – The Tragically Hip
8.) Twist My Arm – The Tragically Hip
9.) All Canadian Surf Club – The Tragically Hip
10.) Every Time You Go – The Tragically Hip
11.) Bring It All Back To Me – The Tragically Hip
12.) Boots Or Hearts – The Tragically Hip
13.) Cordelia – The Tragically Hip
14.) The Luxury – The Tragically Hip
15.) Three Pistols – The Tragically Hip
16.) Fight – The Tragically Hip
17.) Little Bones – The Tragically Hip
18.) New Orleans Is Sinking – The Tragically Hip
19.) On The Verge – The Tragically Hip
20.) Last Of The Unplucked Gems – The Tragically Hip
21.) Another Midnight – The Tragically Hip
22.) Long Time Running
23.) Train Kept A Rollin’ (Get Along) – The Tragically Hip

That was the complete show that they did on the ferry. I hope you enjoyed the rock and Gordie’s wonderful rants. OK, so this next band just released a new album and are having a party at ArtsRiot tonight. Here are a few of the songs.

24.) Daily Mail – Paper Castles
25.) Acceptionalism – Paper Castles
26.) Monster Of The Week – Paper Castles
27.) Honest Little Me – Paper Castles

Great stuff from Padraic Reagan and the band. Well, 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
Born In The Water – The Tragically Hip
When Men Did Rock – Derek Smalls
Get Out Of My House – Kate Bush
My Old House – Andriana Chobot
Who Are These Gods? – Dam Kat
Give It Up To The Night – Bad Smell
East Jabip – REDadmiral
Caveman Blues – Ryan Ober and The Romans
Paycheck – Slingshot Dakota
Testify – Stevie Ray Vaughan
‘Till The End Of The Day – The Kinks
Vale – MIDLAKE BAND
On And On – Michael Schenker Group
Yours Is No Disgrace – Yes
Smalls Change – Derek Smalls
Bel-Air – The Church Band
Forgotten Sons – Marillion
Ball Of Confusion – Love And Rockets
Heavy – Clever Girls
It’s A Miracle – Roger Waters
Amused To Death – Roger Waters
regular programming

 

 

Radio Bean Birthday Party November 5, 2016   Leave a comment

Joe Adler and the Rangers of Danger at Radio Bean November 5, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

Joe Adler and the Rangers of Danger at Radio Bean November 5, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

 

I had a great time seeing music at Radio Bean and Light Club Lamp Shop last Saturday. For their birthday each year the Bean always throws a huge party with tons of bands. The show goes from 8am to 2am with almost every band in town. I usually stop in early, then go to work, then come back in the evening. Last year I took the day off and stopped in several times. This year my work schedule changed and I open on Saturdays and did not think I could be at work at 8:20 after stopping in.

It was a long tricky work day. I got out at 5, stopped quickly at home and arrived at the Bean at 5:30. Joe Adler & The Rangers Of Danger had just finished a Pj Harvey song as I got in and settled. Joe Adler was joined by Dalton Muzzy, Caroline O’Connor, Eric “Regal Segal” Segalstad, AaYa Segalstad. It was a nice version of the Rangers, who always seem to be a slightly different band. I did not know the two songs they played. The one about the wicked witch and the Dead Sea Scrolls sounded familiar and was nicely rocked out. The closer about I’ll go soon featured a hyper distorted frenzied guitar workout from Eric and I was in a happy place.

 

Note from Joe Adler & The Rangers Of DangerAlways a pleasure to see you in the audience Tim! Glad you made it. The second song was an original called Fight or Flight, the final song was a Radiohead deep cut called How Can You Be Sure.”

 

 

Honky Tonk Band at Radio Bean November 5, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

Honky Tonk Band at Radio Bean November 5, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

 

It was a quick changeover then Brett Hughes and the Honky Tonk played some old school country songs. He played guitar and was joined by a bass player I did not know, Jeremy Frederick on drums, a pedal steel player I did not know and Marie Claire Johnson on vocals. Brett sang most of the songs though Marie took lead on the second one. It’s been far too long since I have heard her sing and she always sounds great. They played three songs, mostly about whiskey, then called it a night. It’s not my favorite genre but they played it so well that I had a great time.

 

 

Swale at Radio Bean November 5, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

Swale at Radio Bean November 5, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

 

 

SWALE were up next and came out rocking. I did not know the opening song with the lyric “sound the alarm” that Tyler Bolles sang (Lawn Fire by The Pants per Tyler), but it was pretty cool. The band rocked hard on Jack Sharp then eased off with the lovely Waiting For You. Since they had learned the Paranoid album for a show they played last week, they ended the set with a blistering Fairies Wear Boots. It was great.

 

 

Cave Bees at Radio Bean November 5, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

Cave Bees at Radio Bean November 5, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

 

Another quick changeover resulted in Cave Bees taking the stage. They rocked as loud and hard and as fast as always. They opened with Sweet Pussy then played the newer song Juliet. Another newer one that I don’t know the title of kept things rocking hard. The song about being saved by rock and roll, I think it might be called Queen City, was brilliant. They closed the set with Flight Of The Alligator and the whole room was rocked.

 

 

Caroline O'Connor at Light Club Lamp Shop November 5, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

Caroline O’Connor at Light Club Lamp Shop November 5, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

 

I was not sure who was on left, so I looked at the schedule then immediately ran to the Lamp Shop. Caroline Marie was on stage playing Ritual as I settled in. She created the usual loops with voice and guitar then picked up the sax and blew through the lovely end section. For the next song she set up a backing track with herself on bass and Jane Boxall Percussion on drums and played guitar and sang the gorgeous song Fly. I was elated for every note and that song ended the set.

 

 

Silver Bridget at Light Club Lamp Shop November 5, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

Silver Bridget at Light Club Lamp Shop November 5, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

 

The next band looked familiar so I did not move. Silver Bridget have a beautiful sound, rock a bit, and play some familiar songs. They feature John Townsend on acoustic guitar and kick drum, Matt Saraca on electric guitar and Johnnie Day Durand on the musical saw. They played great versions of Girl You’ll Be A Woman Soon, Love Me Tender, and caught the full room by surprise when they pulled out Creep. It was short, but magnificent set.

 

 

Tom Banjo at Radio Bean November 5, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

Tom Banjo at Radio Bean November 5, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

 

I popped back over to the Bean and saw one song from Tom Banjo and his Cranky Show. He seems pretty happy and optimistic and it was his visual aid that is cranky. He has a box with a scroll of thin paper with lots of images and a strong light behind it. Lee Anderson stood behind the machine and turned the cranks to load in each image as Tom told a story of a cat getting into lots of adventures, but always coming back. It was fun.

 

 

Osage Orange at Light Club Lamp Shop November 5, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

Osage Orange at Light Club Lamp Shop November 5, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

 

I popped back to the Lamp Shop and Osage Orange were on. They are a trio with a low-fi indie sound and have something compelling about their songs. One song may have said something about they could not stop us from dreaming. They finished with a new song about an arms dealer who falls in love with an herbalist. The constant refrain of I Would Sell My Guns For You was pretty cool.

 

 

Brian Parmalee at Light Club Lamp Shop November 5, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

Brian Parmalee at Light Club Lamp Shop November 5, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

 

I caught a couple of songs from Brian Parmalee. He played keys and set up loops and played bass and sang. It was a nice lush sounding set and I think the last song was called Fetch.

 

 

Steady Betty at Radio Bean November 5, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

Steady Betty at Radio Bean November 5, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

 

I headed back to the jam packed Bean and found a place to stand in the back and got into the swing of Steady Betty‘s set. Kat Wright and Miriam Bernardo sounded fantastic as always on the lead vocals. Caroline played bass, so I got to see her in thee bands, which is always cool. They opened with Cupid then played the one about anything to stay boy. Linda Bassick took lead vocals for her song about change is coming. Joy In The Morning followed and was divine. They closed with the song about still being in love with you boy. Everyone in the room was dancing and having fun.

At that point the length of the day caught up with me. I headed out and had a lovely walk home. I only saw 10 of the 80 bands who played but had a great time while I was there.

 

Eat More Kale Festival at Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks in Montpelier VT June 25, 2016 part 3   Leave a comment

The Indomitable Soul Band at Eat More Kale festival June 25 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

The Indomitable Soul Band at Eat More Kale festival June 25 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

 

OK, here comes the write up for the rest of the Eat More Kale Festival. When I left off it was 7:15pm and time for Steady Betty to hit the stage. The band has a drummer, Caroline Marie on bass, Linda Bassick on guitar, a four-piece horn section and the magnificent Miriam Bernardo and Kat Wright singing the lead. The music is rock steady and has a mellow reggae vibe with a horn section about as precise as your average atomic clock. The music has a nice groove and the singers voices will melt your heart. They sang songs about getting ready to rock steady and silent rivers running deep. They sang songs about angelic delights and practicing. Linda wrote and sang a couple of the songs which only adds to their charm. The band took us to their neighborhood and made us feel good all over. A cover of Cupid was heavily enjoyed by the fairly large crowd. Linda’s song about revolution and peace within us was just great. Miriam and Kat treated us to stories about being in love and wondering how then sang about heaven being here. They wrapped the gorgeous 15 song set with a couple of songs about being in love. Their set was just tremendous.

 

Steady Betty at Eat More Kale festival June 25 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

Steady Betty at Eat More Kale festival June 25 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

 

After that was the first real break of the night. I hung out and chatted for a bit but after 15 or 20 minutes it was time for Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band. It had been a while since I have seen them and from the very beginning I realized that was a mistake that would need correcting. The show began with the Katless band dressed in black starting a rock and roll rave up. With Bob Wagner on blistering electric guitar, bass, drums, keys and three horn players they had a huge rocking sound. As that song eased off the glorious Kat Wright took the stage and enchanted us with her sultry voice. The beginning of the set was filled with new songs that were incredible and made me feel glad I joined in their kickstarter and will get the album as soon as it is ready. They played songs about home, and putting your feet up. They played a new song called The River which had some nice bends to it. They did a great version of By My Side. They sang a song that Brett Hughes wrote for Kat about being a fool. It had a nice dancey groove until the end where it rocked hard. Throughout the night there was a lot of great guitar work and a couple of hints here and there that four members of the band played parts in a Pink Floyd cover band. They wrapped the 10 song set with another song that kept the full audience dancing. They are so powerful as a band at this point that I really need to pay a lot more attention.

 

Kat Wright and the Indomitable Soul Band at Eat More Kale festival June 25 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

Kat Wright and the Indomitable Soul Band at Eat More Kale festival June 25 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

 

After their set I was really getting tired but really wanted to see the next band for the first time. Dwight & Nicole were joined by the ISB drummer and played a great set of music. Nicole played bass and Dwight played a flying V guitar. They found some nice grooves and had the audience dancing from the first note. I hung out up front for a bit them moved to the back where I could sit and listen. They played a Dr John song and had the audience grooving with Hipshake. While the band sounded nice, the true treat was Nicole’s incredible voice. Her is completely amazing. They played about nine songs and had me back on my feet for the last couple.

 

Dwight and Nicole and the Indomitable Soul Band at Eat More Kale festival June 25 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

Dwight and Nicole and the Indomitable Soul Band at Eat More Kale festival June 25 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

 

At this point I was exhausted, but with one band left to go, I had to put in the effort. David Tibbs had done a great job announcing the bands all day and talked up WBKM, since he does the Grateful Dead show on Friday nights. Just before the last band started they brought up Bo from Eat More Kale fame. He was gracious and appreciative of all of the people who worked so hard to make the festival happen. Gang of Thieves then rocked stage 1 hard while simultaneously funking up the festival. With two electric guitars, bass, drums, trombone and a singer who plays violin they had a happy yet aggressive sound. They jammed hard and rocked hard and were just great. I only made it for four or five songs when the exhaustion took hold. I took the long walk back to the car enjoying their lovely sound with every footstep.

 

Gang Of Theives at Eat More Kale festival June 25 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

Gang Of Theives at Eat More Kale festival June 25 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

 

Uncle Dave doinng a stage announcement at Eat More Kale festival June 25 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

Uncle Dave doinng a stage announcement at Eat More Kale festival June 25 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

 

Bo from Eat More Kale at Eat More Kale festival June 25 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

Bo from Eat More Kale at Eat More Kale festival June 25 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

 

The ride home was uneventful and it was about midnight when I was settled. It was a lot of effort and worth every moment.

 

Per Peg Tassey about Steady Betty “Hi Tim Lewis, their awesome drummer is Rachel Capobianco, who was also doing sound fro the entire Festival!! She’s amazing!