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The Nancy Druids on WRUV Exposure at the Davis Center at UVM March 16, 2016   Leave a comment

The Nancy Druids at WRUV studio March 16 2016 pic by Tim Lewis  1

The Nancy Druids at WRUV studio March 16 2016 pic by Tim Lewis 1

I had a great time seeing music last Wednesday. I got an invite from the band and another from the host, and was thrilled to be a part of the show. The Nancy Druids were set to play Exposure, the local music radio show at UVM’s station WRUV. The show runs every Wednesday from 6-8pm and the band starts about 6:30. I was running a little late but arrived at 6:10 or so and the band were all set up. Host Dommer Barber and his associate were sorting out the sound and I was able to enjoy the soundcheck. A couple of the stations other friends stopped in, and at 6:30 the band began to play.

They played several of their gorgeous and powerful songs. Sean Toohey writes the songs and he has a great ear for how a melody can go. Ann Mindell is a heavy hitting drummer and John Franklin glues the songs together as he runs up and down his Rickenbacker. Sean sings all the songs, plays some endearing rhythm guitar and now and then launches a solo into the universe. The room is small at the studio but the sound is full, so I was in a very happy place. The band would play a song, chat a little with Dom, Duane and I, then continue on. Several of their songs are becoming favorites and it was a treat to be so up close and to experience them that way.

They played right up until 8pm, then tore down their gear. I hung out for a bit then took the long happy walk home with wonderfully fuzzy rock songs running through my head.

The Nancy Druids at WRUV studio March 16 2016 pic by Tim Lewis 2

The Nancy Druids at WRUV studio March 16 2016 pic by Tim Lewis 2

The Nancy Druids at WRUV studio March 16 2016 pic by Tim Lewis 3

The Nancy Druids at WRUV studio March 16 2016 pic by Tim Lewis 3

The Nancy Druids at WRUV studio March 16 2016 pic by Tim Lewis 4

The Nancy Druids at WRUV studio March 16 2016 pic by Tim Lewis 4

The Nancy Druids at WRUV studio March 16 2016 pic by Tim Lewis 5

The Nancy Druids at WRUV studio March 16 2016 pic by Tim Lewis 5

Radio Show 138 Thursday December 10, 2015 9-11pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG Featuring The Mountain Says No live at WRUV December 9, 2015   Leave a comment

WBKM window by Tim Lewis

WBKM window by Tim Lewis

 

I just got back from my local music radio show on internet only WBKM. I highlighted a couple of the artists who make our town great, one who just left and one who is still playing for us. I also highlighted one of the great institutions that have brought music to our town for decades.

Before: Sealine – The Church Band
The Man’s Too Strong – Dire Straits
recording begins

Song before: Orion – Jethro Tull

promo

intro

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Tonight I want to highlight a couple of cool musicians who have brought so much to our town. I’ll get to that in a moment but first something cool happened earlier this week. I finally looked up in the sky and saw Orion. Despite the 50 degree temperatures today, you know winter is coming when Orion appears. This is my favorite local song about Orion.

1.) Stylus of Id – Somah
2.) Art Of Vandalay – Sad Turtle
3.) Super Sexy Science Party – Wave of the Future

Justus Gaston plays guitar both in Sad Turtle and Wave. He’s a pretty cool guy and also plays drums in another cool band. I’ll get to that in a moment. For as long as I have been seeing and listening to music in town there has been a radio station from UVM that has taught people how to be DJ’s and has brought lots of underground music to any who want to listen. The have also done a stunning job of supporting local music for decades. Their local music show is called WRUV Exposure and happens every Wednesday. A few days ago the host, Dom the Barber, sent me a message that one of my favorite local bands would be playing live in the studio. He invited me to join them for the performance and to chat on the air in between songs. That happened yesterday, December 9th from 6:30-8pm. Dom sent me an mp3 of the show and I’m going to play the whole thing for you now. This band features Justus Gaston on drums and this is The Mountain Says No.

WRUV Exposure featuring The Mountain Says No playing live in their studio

4.) Long Term Sermon live – The Mountain Says No
5.) Who Could Say live – The Mountain Says No
6.) Iron And Metal live – The Mountain Says No
7.) Restaurant live – The Mountain Says No
8.) Christmas Sled studio version that Dom played – The Mountain Says No
9.) 3,000 live – The Mountain Says No
10.) Glazerbeam live – The Mountain Says No
11.) King Grifter live – The Mountain Says No
12.) I Know Right live – The Mountain Says No
13.) Ricky The Rider live – The Mountain Says No
14.) Come And Decide live – The Mountain Says No
15.) The Bomb live – The Mountain Says No

Hey guys, Tim here back in the studio. I think I played that whole thing for a few reasons. That is exactly what WRUV sounds like and has always sounded like. I really wanted to thank Justus for all of his contributions to our music scene, and to thanks Andrew Frappier, Ben Maddox, and Jedd Kettler for the same reason. I did it because that was a band playing a full live set that happened in town yesterday so is the sound of Burlington by definition. I did it mostly because I had it as one file and I really wanted to play both new Mountain songs on my show. Up next, I want to thank another person who has put a ton of music into our town. His name is Justin Gonyea and he has promoted a ton of shows at 242 Main and has played in a few bands. He’s off to Seattle and we wish him the best of luck. I’ll play a bunch of his music as a thank you for all he has added. But, before that, let’s play the second song on Red Flannel Hash, the album I am playing all the way through, song for song, week after week.

16.) Too Good – Black Rabbit
17.) Buy Two Get None Free demo – Crime Scene
18) Hello World – Screaming Skull
19.) Black Oil – Doom Service
20.) Monsters Are Due – Doom Service

Justin played in Doom, Skull and did the Crime Scene thing with Bobby Hackney Jr.., Matthew Kimball and a few others just before leaving town. Thank you Justin!!!! Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town, let’s do it again next week, shall we?

outro

promo

Song after: What Color Is God? live – Fish
recording ends
Song In Space – The Church
Orange Like Water – The Cush
regular programming.

The Mountain Says No at WRUV Dec 9 2015 photp by Tim Lewis

The Mountain Says No at WRUV Dec 9 2015 photp by Tim Lewis

The Mountain Says No at WRUV 2 Dec 9 2015 photo by Tim Lewis

The Mountain Says No at WRUV 2 Dec 9 2015 photo by Tim Lewis