Thursday, March 23, 2017

Playlist: March 22, 2017

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Chuck Berry, Big Boys
     from the forthcoming album Chuck
     Chuck Berry (1926-2017)
James Cotton, Nine Below Zero (live)
     James Cotton (1935-2017)
Big Jon Atkinson & Bob Corritore, Somebody Done Changed the Lock on My Door
     Thu 3/23 @ Aptos BBQ
     Fri 3/24 @ Smoking Pig BBQ
Mean To Me, Done Got Over
     Thu 3/23 @ Red Poppy Art House

Special in-studio guests: Sam Chase & co.

     Fri 3/24 @ The Chapel

The Sam Chase & The Untraditional, What Is All The Rage
The Sam Chase & The Untraditional, Little Better Than Before (in-studio)
The Sam Chase & The Untraditional, Feel Sunlight Burn (in-studio)
M. Lockwood Porter, Sad / Satisfied (in-studio)
M. Lockwood Porter, Strong Enough (in-studio)
The Sam Chase & The Untraditional, Rock Bottom Never Felt So Good (in-studio)
The Sam Chase & The Untraditional, Peace Love and Understanding (in-studio)
The Sam Chase & The Untraditional, Great White Noise

Chuck Berry, My Pad
Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five, Ain't That Just Like A Woman
Chuck Berry, Johnny B. Goode
Chuck Berry, San Francisco Dues
Chuck Berry, St. Louis Blues
Chuck Berry, Liverpool Drive
The Beatles, I Got to Find My Baby
David Bowie, Round and Round
The Kinks, Too Much Monkey Business
Bob Dylan, Nadine (live)
Wanda Jackson, Memphis, Tennessee
Nina Simone, Brown Eyed Handsome Man
Linda Ronstadt, Back in the U.S.A.
Chuck Berry, My Ding-A-Ling (live)

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Playlist: March 15, 2017

Bob Dylan, Stardust
     from the forthcoming album Triplicate
Tiffany Austin, Stardust
     Sat 3/18 @ SFJazz Center
Davina & The Vagabonds, Shake That Thing
     Fri 3/17 @ Center for the Arts
     Sun 3/19 @ Freight & Salvage
     Mon 3/20 @ Redwood Cafe
Kim Lembo, The Farm
     Fri 3/17 @ The Lost Church

Special in-studio guests: Macy Blackman & The Mighty Fine Trio

     Sun 3/19 @ The Back Room

Shoorah Shoorah
     from the new album Shoorah Shoorah: The Songs of Irma Thomas and Allen Toussaint
Take A Look (in-studio)
Lipstick Traces (in-studio)
You're Just A Fool (in-studio)
Searchin' (in-studio)
Look Up (in-studio)
Ruler of My Heart
     from the new album Shoorah Shoorah: The Songs of Irma Thomas and Allen Toussaint

Nancy Wright (with Wee Willie Walker), Why You Wanna Do It
Marty O'Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra, Liza Jane (live)
     Fri 3/17 @ Moe's Alley
     Sat3/18 @ The Chapel
The Sam Chase & The Untraditional, Everyone Is Crazy But Me
     Wed 3/22 on Fog City Blues
     Fri 3/24 @ The Chapel
Big Jon Atkinson & Bob Corritore, My Feelings Won't Be Hurt
     Sun 3/19 @ Moe's Alley
     Fri 3/24 @ Smoking Pig BBQ
Aki Kumar, Kisi Ki
     Fri 3/17 @ Hopmonk Sonoma
Culann's Hounds, Three Drunken Polkas
     Fri 3/17 @ Peri's
     Sat 3/18 @ Plough & Stars
Ali Farka Toure and Ry Cooder, Ai Du
Sly & The Family Stone, Stand!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Playlist: March 8, 2017

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John Brothers Piano Company, Black Chicken
     from the new album Fast Ball!
     Thu 3/09 @ Bimbo's 365 Club
Macy Blackman & The Mighty Fines, Brickyard Blues
     from the new album Shoorah Shoorah
     Wed 3/15 on Fog City Blues
No Lovely Thing, Open
     Sat 3/11 @ Legionnaire Saloon
Katdelic, Love Thyself
     Fri 3/10 @ Boom Boom Room

Special in-studio guest: Kim Lembo

     Fri 3/17 @ The Lost Church

Time Leaves (in-studio)
We The People (in-studio)
Secret Emchy Society, Crossroads
Mavis Staples, MLK Song
Love Will (in-studio)

Tiffany Austin, Baltimore Oriole
     Sat 3/11 @ Hotel Healdsburg
Davina & The Vagabonds, Knock Me A Kiss
     Tue-Wed 3/14-15 Blue Note Napa
Rhonda Benin, Pink Champagne
     Sat 3/11 @ Freight & Salvage
The Hot Sardines, French Fries & Champagne
Jason Moran, I'll Play The Blues For You
     Sat 3/11 @ Paramount Theatre
The Mannish Boys, Wrapped Up and Ready
    Fri-Sat 3/10-11 (Sugaray Rayford)
Mitch Woods, What Can I Do (live)
     Fri 3/10 @ Armando's
     Mon 3/13 @ Yoshi's
Tin Cup Serenade, Limbo Jazz
     Fri 3/10 @ Revolution Cafe
Love, Forever Changes
Rob Reich, Interlude
The Low Rollers, Ain't Leaving Your Love
     from the forthcoming album Mexican Stingray Doctor

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Playlist: March 1, 2017

Rebirth Brass Band, Sweet Georgia Brown
     Thu 3/02 @ Moe's Alley
     Fri 3/03 @ Bimbo's 365 Club
     Sat 3/04 @ Starline Social Club
     Sun 3/05 @ Sweetwater Music Hall
Inspector Gadje, Pool Party Premonition
     Sat 3/04 @ Rickshaw Stop
Tiffany Austin, I Walk The Line
     Fri 3/03 @ SFJazz Center
Kim Nalley, See-Line Woman
     Fri 3/03 @ Freight & Salvage
Kim Lembo, Holy Rain
     Wed 3/08 on Fog City Blues

Special-in-studio guests: No Lovely Thing

     Sat 3/11 @ Legionnaire Saloon

     from the forthcoming EP No Lovely Thing
Stay True (in-studio)
Hey Brother (in-studio)
The Gentlemen Amateurs, Bad Beat
Open (in-studio)
I Can't Breathe (in-studio)
I'm In Love
     from the forthcoming EP No Lovely Thing

The Sam Chase & The Untraditional, Great White Noise
David Luning, Ain't Life a Beautiful Thing
     from the new album Restless
     Fri 3/03 @ Doc's Lab
Willy Porter, Jesus on the Grille
     Fri 3/03 @ Don Quixote's International Hall of Music
     Sat 3/04 @ Great American Music Hall
     Sun 3/05 @ Harlow's
John Jorgenson Quintet, Hungaria
     Fri 3/03 Throckmorton Theatre
     Sat 3/04 @ Kuumbwa Jazz Center
Ron Thompson & His Resistors, Nervous Breakdown
     Sun 3/05 @ Biscuits & Blues
     Wed 3/08 @ Poor House Bistro
Big Bones, Put You Down Baby
     Wed 3/08 @ The Royal Cuckoo
Robert Cray, Sitting On Top of the World (live)
     Wed 3/08 @ Mystic Theatre
The Lucky Losers, Give Me a Sign
     Wed 3/08 @ The Saloon
Kally Price, Ain't Got Nothin' But Time
     Sun 3/05 @ Amnesia
     Tue 3/07 @ Blush Wine Bar
Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skiller Lickers, The Busy Woman's Blues
     Fri 3/03 @ Club Deluxe
     Sat 3/04 @ Armando's
Alvin Youngblood Hart, Alberta

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Playlist: February 22, 2017

Bob Dylan, My One and Only Love
     from the forthcoming album Triplicate
No Lovely Thing, Better Now
     Wed 3/01 on Fog City Blues
Melted State, Reach
     Fri 2/24 @ Elbo Room
Midtown Social, Thinking Talking
     Fri 2/24 @ TBA

Special in-studio guests: Marco Peris, Ofir Uziel, and Željko Petkovic

     Sat 3/04 @ Rickshaw Stop: CD Release Party w/ Ismail Lumanovski

Inspector Gadje, Boki 13
Inspector Gadje, Čoček Amerika
Inspector Gadje, G Street
Fanfare Ciočarlia feat. Esma Redzepova, Ibrahim
Inspector Gadje, Ismail's Taxim
Inspector Gadje, Adrenalina
     from the forthcoming album Live at Kafana Balkan

Howard Wiley & Extra Nappy, Superstar
     from the new album UnderCover Presents: A Tribute to the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Afrofunk Experience, Under African Skies
     Sat 2/25 @ PianoFight
Otis Taylor, Banjo Bam Bam
Otis Taylor, Hands On Your Stomach
     Fri-Sat 2/24-25 @ Biscuits & Blues
Mark Growden, Old Dutch Davis
     Sat 2/25 @ Octopus Literary Salon
Brass Band Mission, Rollin' in the Hood
     Tue 2/28 @ The Chapel
Maria Muldaur, New Orleans Hop Scop Blues
     Sat 2/25 @ St. Cyprians Episcopal Church
Royal Jelly Jive, Chinatown
     Fr-Sat 2/24-25 @ Smiley's Schooner Saloon

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Playlist: February 15, 2017

Fantastic Negrito, Hump Through the Winter
Fantastic Negrito, In The Pines (in-studio)
     from the Grammy Award-winning album The Last Days of Oakland
Hanna Rifkin & The Handsomes, Morning Glory (in-studio)
     Thu 2/16 @ Driftwood
Karina Denike, Boxing Glove
Lily Taylor, From A Buick 6
     Sat 2/18 @ The Makeout Room
Faye Carol, Can't Take My Eyes Off of You
     Thu-Sat 2/16-18 @ Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
     Sun 2/19 @ The Backroom
Cosa Nostra Strings, Ex-Factor
     Thu-Sat 2/16-18 @ Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
     Tue 2/21 @ Black Cat
Tumbledown House, Clever Crocodile
     Thu 2/16 @ Local Edition
Elvin Bishop, 100 Years of the Blues
     Fri 2/17 @ Yoshi's
Charlie Musselwhite, As the Crow Flies
     Thu 2/16 @ Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
     Fri 2/17 @ Raven Theater
     Sat 2/18 @ Sweetwater Music Hall
Aki Kumar, Eena Meena Deeka
     Sun 2/19 @ Biscuits & Blues

Special in-studio guests: Barry Eitel, Irving Schulman, Kevin Johnson, and Philip Watt

     The Cool @ Amado's 2/17-18, 2/24-25

Chet Baker Quartet, Happy Little Sunbeam
Chet Baker Quartet, Maid in Mexico (live)
Chet Baker Quartet, Russ Job (live)
Chet Baker Quartet, Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart (live)

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Playlist: February 8, 2017

Slim Jenkins, Down in Heaven
     Thu 2/09 @ Local Edition
     Sat 2/11 @ The Knockout
Royal Jelly Jive, Little One
     Fri-Sat 2/10-11 @ Blue Note Napa
Noah Kibreab, Every Ghetto
     Thu-Sat 2/16-18 @ Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Chet Baker, Russ Job (live)
     Wed 2/15 on Fog City Blues: The Cool

Special in-studio guests: John Brothers Piano Company

     Thu 2/09 @ The Chapel

The Marionnettiste
     from the new album Fast Ball!
Rocket Ship (in-studio)
Daffy Duckin' (in-studio)
Tumbledown House, Ode to Josephine
Mint Julep (in-studio)
Work Song (in-studio)
Fast Ball!
     from the new album Fast Ball!

RDL+, 94 Hour Blues
     Sun 2/12 @ Studio Grand
Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, Steal Away
     Sat 2/11 @ Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto
     Sun 2/12 @ Freight & Salvage
Karina Denike, Anchors Away
     Thu 2/09 @ Club Deluxe
Kally Price, I'm Gonna Sail Like a Ship on the Ocean
     Fri 2/10 @ Red Poppy Art House
Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers, Gee Baby Ain't I Good to You
     Tue 2/14 @ Biscuits & Blues
Con Brio, Can't Get Enough
     Thu 2/09 @ The Catalyst
     Mon 2/13 @ Mystic Theatre
     Wed 2/15 @ Harlow's
Lucky Peterson, You Shook Me (live)
     Thu-Sun 2/09-12 @ Biscuits & Blues

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Playlist: February 1, 2017

Bob Dylan, I Could Have Told You
     from the forthcoming album Triplicate
John Brothers Piano Company, Fastball!
     from the forthcoming album Fastball!
     Wed 2/08 on Fog City Blues
Otis Taylor, Twelve String Mile
     from forthcoming new album Fantasizing About Being Black
Elvin Bishop, That's What I'm Talking About
     from the forthcoming album Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio

Special in-studio guests: Meklit, Katdelic, FR333, and Noah Kibreab

     Thu-Sat 2/16-18 @ Yerba Buena Center for the Arts: UnderCover Presents: A Tribute to "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill"

Meklit, Nothing Even Matters
Howard Wiley & Extra Nappy, Superstar
Katdelic, Everything Is Everything
Katdelic, Beautiful (in-studio)
Katdelic, The Future (in-studio)
FR333 feat. Astu, Hurts So Bad
Femme Deadly Venoms, Lost Ones
Noah Kibreab, Every Ghetto (in-studio)
Noah Kibreab, Love Ain't Gonna Take It (in-studio)
Faye Carol, Can't Take My Eyes Off You
Inspector Gadje feat. Sandman, Forgive Them Father

Whiskerman, Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
Hibbity Dibbity, Black Cat
     Fri 2/03 @ The Chapel

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Playlist: January 25, 2017

Meklit, Nothing Even Matters
Faye Carol, Can't Take My Eyes Off You
     from the forthcoming album UnderCover Presents: A Tribute to "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill"
Marty O'Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra, I Heard the Angels
Royal Jelly Jive, Top Hat
     Sat 1/28 @ Hopmonk Tavern
Big Blu Soul Revue, Black Pearl
     Sat 1/28 @ Smiley's Schooner Saloon

Special in-studio guest: Lavay Smith

     Fri 1/27 @ SFJazz Center

Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers, Need A Little Sugar in My Bowl
Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers, Downhearted Blues
Freddie Hughes, Rock My Soul
Linda Tillery and Taj Mahal, Willie and the Hand Jive
Howard Wiley, Big Daddty's Boogie
John Gill's Dixieland Serenaders, Keeps On A-Rainin'
Denise Perrier, Don't Go to Strangers
Quinn DeVeaux & The Blue Beat Review, Come and Go
Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers, Daddy

Robert Johnson, They're Red Hot
Catfish Keith, Hawaiian Cowboy
Hillstomp, Can't Be Satisfied (in-studio)
NiteCry, Lights Down Low (in-studio)
Ron Hacker, Dark Was the Night (in-studio)
Christmas Jug Band, Santa Don't Do It (in-studio)
Brass Menažeri Balkan Brass Band, Plava Devojka (in-studio)

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Please support me on the Climate Ride

That's my son on his maiden bike ride last year. He and I ride around San Francisco a lot. In fact one the major reasons I moved here was to be able to get around by bike year-round. Biking makes me happy, it makes him happy, and it makes the planet happy.

Which is one of the reasons I'm taking part in this year's Climate Ride. Lately it feels like climate patterns we rely on are less and less reliable, and new ones are emerging that we might not have predicted. And with recent political events it seems like less than ever will be done to address this in the near future. So I'm a little freaked out.

Recently I began working as an audio editor at Climate One, a radio series and podcast from the Commonwealth Club of California that's re-focused my commitment to the climate cause. I'll be riding hundreds of miles with the Climate One team to raise money for non-profit organizations that work to keep climate from going off the rails and disrupting our ways of life – but I can't do it without YOUR HELP.

(Seriously – you can't ride without raising a minimum amount of money.)

You can make a secure online donation today by following this link. You'll automatically receive an acknowledgment and I'll be notified by email of your support (so I can be sure to let the kid know as well).

Thank you for your help!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Playlist: January 18, 2017

Hot Club of San Francisco, Hey Jude / Dukie, Dukie
     from the new album John Paul George & Django
     Wed 1/25 @ Freight & Salvage
Hillstomp, Undertow
     Sat 1/21 @ The Big Easy
     Sun 1/22 @ Highwater
Con Brio, Honey
     Sat 1/21 @ Mystic Theatre
The Lucky Losers, Devil's Dream
     Thu 1/19 @ Freight & Salvage

Special in-studio guests: Mark Hummel and Wes Starr

     Fri 1/20 @ Yoshi's
     Sat 1/21 @ Harris Center for the Arts
     Sun 1/22 @ Moe's Alley

Golden State Lone Star Blues Revue, Walking With Mr. Lee
Golden State Lone Star Blues Revue, Stop This World
Jason Ricci & New Blood, Afro Blue
Corkey Siegel, Filisko's Dream (Opus 12 from the Chamber Blues Suite)
Duke Robillard, Shufflin' and Scufflin' (feat. Jimmie Vaughan)
Golden State Lone Star Blues Revue, Check Yourself

Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers, I'm Not Evil
     Wed 1/25 on Fog City Blues
     Fri 1/27 @ SFJazz Center
John Brothers Piano Company, Plaster of Paris
     Fri-Sat 1/20-21 @ The Regency Ballroom
Royal Jelly Jive, Ride the Wave
The Sam Chase & The Untraditional, Streets We Once Called Home
     Fri 1/20 @ Sweetwater Music Hall
The Crux, Be Merry My Friends!
     Sun 1/22 @ Amnesia
California Honeydrops, Soul Tub
Fantastic Negrito, A New Beginning
Sam Cooke, A Change Is Gonna Come