Thursday, August 17, 2017

Playlist: August 16, 2017

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Quinn DeVeaux & The Blue Beat Review, Highway 61 Revisited
Rupa & The April Fishes, The Heathen
     Fri 8/18 @ The New Parish
Meklit, Nothing Even Matters
     Thu 8/17 @ The UC Theatre
Raz Kennedy, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
     Wed 8/23 on Fog City Blues

Special in-studio guest: Shannon Koehler

     Sun 8/20 @ SFJazz: UnderCover Presents a Tribute to the Music of Muscle Shoals

The Stone Foxes, Fight
The Stone Foxes, I'm A King Bee
Wilson Pickett, Land of 1000 Dances
The Staples Singers, I'll Take You There
Aretha Franklin, The Weight
Bob Dylan, Gotta Serve Somebody
The Stone Foxes, Everybody Knows
The Stone Foxes, Mr. Hangman

Charlie Musselwhite, River Hip Mama (live)
     Sat 8/19 @ Sonoma County Blues Festival
Pokey Lafarge, Riot in the Street
     Fri 8/18 @ The Catalyst
     Sat 8/19 @ The Fillmore
     Sun 8/20 @ Center for the Arts
Mighty Mike Schermer, Blues in Good Hands
     Mon 8/21 @ Yoshi's
John Brothers Piano Company, Ceviche
     Sat 8/19 @ Oakland Art & Soul Festival
Midtown Social, Soul Clap
     Sun 8/20 @ Oakland Art & Soul Festival
No Lovely Thing, Better Now
     Thu 8/17 @ The Ivy Room
Coco Montoya, My Side of the Fence
     Thu 8/17 @ Biscuits & Blues
     Fri 8/18 @ Palms Playhouse
Pamela Rose & Friends, Looking the World Over
     Thu-Sun 8/17-20 @ Custom Made Theater: Blues Is A Woman
Eric Bibb, A-Z Blues
Colin James, Last Fair Deal


Thursday, August 10, 2017

Playlist: August 9, 2017


Marty O'Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra, Goin' For Broke
Royal Jelly Jive, Elixir
     Fri 8/11 @ The Chapel
Midtown Social, Socialite Boogie
     Fri 8/11 @ Great American Music Hall
     Sat 8/12 @ Bergamot Alley
Chris Thomas King, Red Shoes
     Thu 8/10 @ Palms Playhouse

Special in-studio guest: Terrie Odabi

     Mon 8/14 @ Yoshi's

Terrie Odabi, Gentrification Blues
Terrie Odabi, Wade in the Water
The Pointer Sisters, Wang Dang Doodle
Donny Hathaway, The Ghetto
Terrie Odabi, I Bet You Think Don't Know
Terrie Odabi, I'm a Woman

UnderCover Presents at SFJazz 8/17-20

Moetar, Welcome to Paradise
Moetar, Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out (in-studio)
Nina Simone, Go To Hell
Katdelic, Stay On the Up
Ray Charles, A Fool for You
PC Muñoz, Family Matters
PC Muñoz, Legacy (in-studio)
Will Magid, Lunar III


Thursday, July 27, 2017

Playlist: July 26, 2017


Sons of Soul Revivers, Come Over Here
     Sun 8/13 @ San Jose Jazz Summerfest
John Németh, Kool Aid Pickle
     Fri 7/28 @ Biscuits & Blues
Andy T Band feat. Alabama Mike, Doin' Hard Time
     Thu 7/27 @ Biscuits & Blues
Marty O'Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra, I Heard the Angels
     Thu 7/27 @ The Crepe Place
     Fri 7/28 @ Medlock Ames

Special in-studio guest: Pamela Rose

     Blues Is A Woman @ Custom Made Theatre Aug.3-27

Original Cast Recording, Blues Is A Woman
Original Cast Recording, Nobody Knows the Way I Feel This Morning
Nina Simone, Backlash Blues
Pheobe Snow, In My Girlish Day
Sippie Wallace, Women Be Wise
Original Cast Recording, Blues Is a Mighty River / Remember My Name

Benjamin Booker, The Slow Drag Under
     Fri 7/28 @ The Greek Theatre
Buddy Guy, My Mama Loved Me
     Fri 7/28 @ The Mountain Winery
Robert Cray, Your Good Thing Is About to End
     Thu 7/27 @ Bankhead Theater
Rick Estrin & the Nightcats, That's Big (live)
     Sat 7/29 @ Biscuits & Blues
Lost Dog Found, I'm Not Crying For You
     Wed 8/02 @ Stafford Park
     Fri 8/04 @ Brisbane Concerts in the Park
Douyé, Besame Mucho
     Sun 7/30 @ Red Poppy Art House
John Brothers Piano Company, Black Chicken (live)
     Thu 7/27 @ Bimbo's 365 Club
Blonde Toledo, Monday Mambo
     Fri 8/04 @ Revolution Cafe
Big Blu Soul Revue, E-Walkin'
     Sat 7/29 @ Gilroy Garlic Festival


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Playlist: July 19, 2017


Rhiannon Giddens, Freedom Highway
     Thu 7/20 @ Davie Symphony Hall
T Sisters, Make It Rain
     Sat 7/22 @ Nourse Theater
Coffis Brothers, Big Time
     Fri 7/21 @ Moe's Alley
     Sat 7/22 @ The Independent
Junk Parlor, Gold Star Academy
     Thu 7/20 @ Club Deluxe
     Sat 7/22 @ The Independent

Special in-studio guest: Joe Burke

     Mon 8/07 @ Bazaar Cafe: CD Release Party

Joe Burke & The Watery Parts, Just Watching the Show
Joe Burke & The Watery Parts, I Gotta
Bruce Springsteen, Pay Me My Money Down
Muddy Waters, I Want To Be Loved
Roy Buchanan, Filthy Teddy
Papa John Creach, Papa John's Down Home Blues
Chet Atkins & Les Paul, Caravan
Joe Burke & The Watery Parts, Prowlin' Under the Moon
Joe Burke & The Watery Parts, Berkeley Girl

Redwood City PAL Blues Festival (Sat 7/22)

Pamela Rose, My Babe
Nancy Wright, Trampled
Sugar Pie DeSanto, Shoppin' Cart Blues

Macy Blackman & The Mighty Fines, Brickyard Blues
     Sat 7/22 @ Ashkenaz
Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers, Going to Chicago Blues
     Sat 7/22 @ Red Poppy Art House
Christone 'Kingfish' Ingram, Hell or High Water
     Fri-Sun 7/21-23 @ Biscuits & Blues
Little Jonny & The Giants, No Other Man
     Thu 7/20 @ The Saloon
Roy Rogers & The Delta Rhythm Kings, Shake Your Money Maker (live)
     Tue 7/25 @ Todos Santos Park
Howell Devine, Woogie Man
     Thu 7/20 @ Bird & Beckett
     Fri 7/21 @ Up & Under


Thursday, July 13, 2017

Playlist: July 12, 2017


Alash, Bashtak (I’m a Joker)
     Thu 7/13 @ Ashkenaz
Kongar-ol Ondar & Paul Pena, Sünezin Yry (Soul's Song)
Hillstomp, Flood Blues
     Sat 7/15 @ Don Quixote's International Hall of Music
The Crux, Witness Witness Witness
Barrio Manouche, Pasión Arabe
     Fri 7/14 @ The Lost Church
Hot Club of Cowtown, Dark Eyes (Ochi Chornye)
     Thu 7/13 @ Sweetwater Music Hall
     Sat 7/15 @ Freight & Salvage
French Oak Gypsy Band, La Foule
     Thu 7/13 @ Red Poppy Art House
Tin Cup Serenade, The Ballad of King Tigger
     Fri 7/14 @ Revolution Cafe
The Lucky Losers, In Any Town
     Thu 7/13 @ The Saloon
     Sat 7/15 @ Smoking Pig BBQ
Howell Devine, Railroad Stomp (live)
     Fri 7/14 @ Point Richmond Summer Concert Series

Barbara Dane, My Brain
     Thu 7/13 @ SFJazz Center
Ranky Tanky, You Better Mind
    Thu-Fri 7/13-14 @ SFJazz Center
T Sisters, Make It Rain
     Fri 7/14 @ SFJazz Center
Lelya McCalla, Little Sparrow
     Sat 7/15-16 @ SFJazz Center
Catherine Russell, Harlem On My Mind
    Sat 7/15 @ SFJazz Center
Ruthie Foster, Death Came A-Knockin' (live)
     Sun 7/16 @ Rancho Nicasio
Mavis Staples, Wade in the Water (live)
Little Charlie & Organ Grinder Swing, Django
Willie Cobbs, You Don't Love Me
Desmond Dekker, 007 (Shanty Town)



Thursday, July 6, 2017

Playlist: July 5, 2017


The Young United Singers, This Land Is Your Land
Bob Dylan, Bob Dylan's 115th Dream
Harvey Mandel, Wade in the Water
     Thu 7/06 @ Slim's
Blonde Toledo, Where's That Sound
     Sat 7/08 @ Revolution Cafe
Earl Thomas, How Come?
     Fri-Sat 7/07-08 Biscuits & Blues
Hot Roux, Anna Lee
     Sun 7/09 @ Biscuits & Blues
Dixie Giants, Olympia
     Tue 7/11 @ Blue Note Napa
John Brothers Piano Company, CHP (live)
     Thu 7/06 @ UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens
Count Basie & His Orchestra, Blues in the Dark
     Thu 7/06-07 @ Yoshi's
Junk Parlor, Procession
      Sat 7/08 @ Lagunitas Brewing Company
Goodnight Texas, Dearest Sarah
      Tue-Wed 7/11-12 @ The Lost Church

Ringo Starr, Postcards From Paradise
Ringo Starr, Stardust
Huey Lewis & The News, Free
Ron Thompson, Frankie & Johnny
Robbie Robertson, Modern Blues
Smiley Lewis, Blue Monday
Mitch Woods, Too Many Drivers
Pinetop Perkins, Pinetop's Boogie Woogie
Louis Jordan, Boogie Woogie Came to Town
Mississippi John Hurt, Coffee Blues (live)
Bill Withers, Ain't No Sunshine
Fontella Bass, Rescue Me
Bill Haley & His Comets, Shake Rattle and Roll



Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Playlist: June 28, 2017


Fantastic Negrito, In The Pines
Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers, Little Too Late
     Sun 7/02 @ Stern Grove Festival
Harry Nilsson, Me and My Arrow
Kiefo Nilsson, Daybreak
     Sun 7/02 @ The Independent
Kim Nalley, The Chair Song (If I Can't Sell It)
     Sat 7/01-02 @ Fillmore Jazz Festival
Wendy DeWitt, Summertime
     Fri 6/30 @ Rancho Nicasio
     Sat 7/01 @ Bird & Beckett
Macy Blackman & The Mighty Fines, Take A Look
     Fri 6/30 @ Rancho Nicasio
Alvon Johnson, Breakfast in Bed
Blackcat Zydeco, Mustang Sally
     Tue 7/04 @ Red White & Blues Festival
Delta Wires, I Need A Vacation
     from the new album Born in Oakland
     Fri 6/30 @ Biscuits & Blues
    Sat 7/01 @ Armando's
Mitch Woods, Solid Gold Cadillac (live)
     Mon 7/03 @ Biscuits & Blues

Tin Cup Serenade, Manitoba
Darren Johnston, New Road Song #9
Leonard Cohen, Amen
The Tragically Hip, New Orleans Is Sinking (live)
Neil Young & The Shocking Pinks, Bright Lights Big City
Blue Rodeo, Are You Ready for the Country (in-studio)
Blue Rodeo, The Flame

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Playlist: June 21, 2017


Quinn DeVeaux & The Blue Beat Review, One
     Thu 6/22 @ Berkeley Botanical Gardens
     Sun 6/25 @ Stern Grove
Taj Mahal & Keb' Mo', Ain't Nobody Talkin'
     Thu 6/22 @ Laxson Auditorium
     Fri 6/23 @ The UC Theatre
Shawn Holt & The Teardrops, Please Don't Dog Me
     Thu 6/22 @ Six Shooter Saloon
     Fri 6/23 @ Biscuits & Blues
Alvon Johnson, I Love the Blues
     Sun 6/25 @ Lakeside Lounge
     Wed 6/28 @ Biscuits & Blues
Bey Paule Band, Can't Get the Time of Day
     Thu 6/22 @ Walnut Creek Summer Sounds
     Sat 6/24 @ Biscuits & Blues
Bettye Lavette, Most of the Time
     Sat 6/24 @ Fountain Blues Festival
     Sun 6/25 @ Yoshi's
The Blues Broads, It Won't Be Long
     Sat 6/24 @ Freight & Salvage
     Mon 6/26 @ Kuumbwa Jazz Center
Aki Kumar, Pukarta Chala Hoon Mein
     Fri 6/23 @ Murphy's Law
     Sat 6/24 @ Fountain Blues Festival
     Sat 6/24 @ Armando's
Fillmore Slim, Vegetable Man
Elvin Bishop, My Dog (live)
     Sat 6/24 @ Fountain Blues Festival

Billy Stewart, Summertime
Chuck Berry, Blues for Hawaiians
Chuck Berry, Vacation Time
Meshugga Beach Party, Baklava
Prince Buster, Too Hot
Mr. Sad Head, Hot Weather Blues
John Brim, Ice Cream Man
Fatso Bentley, Juneteenth Jamboree
Bob Dylan, Summer Days
Blue Rodeo, Florida (live)
Albert King, I Get Evil (live)





Thursday, June 15, 2017

Playlist: June 14, 2017


Taj Mahal & Keb' Mo', Diving Duck Blues
     Thu 6/15 @ Uptown Theatre
     Fri 6/16 @ The Mountain Winery
Hot Club of San Francisco, You Can't Do That
     Sat 6/17 @ SFJazz Center
Con Brio, Hard Times
     Sat-Sun 6/17-18 @ SFJazz Center
The Record Company, This Crooked City
     Fri 6/16 @ The Fillmore

Special in-studio guests: Zeb Early and Will Magid

     Thu 6/15 @ Monarch: Smoked-Out Soul Two-Year Anniversary

Zebuel, Cruizin' Through Memphis
Zeb & Will, Set Me Free / The Crown (in-studio)
Zeb & Will, Just My Imagination / Hangover Blues (in-studio)
Poldoore (feat. Will Magid), Unconditional
Will Magid, Sweet Something

Little Charlie and Organ Grinder Swing, Pennies From Heaven
Rick Estrin & the Nightcats, Smart Like Einstein (live)
     Thu 6/15 @ Biscuits & Blues
Howell Devine, Rollin' In Her Arms
     Sat 6/17 @ The Ivy Room
Midtown Social, Calltweetorbeep
Afrofunk Experience, What Is Was (pt.2)
     Fri 6/16 @ The Ivy Room
No Lovely Thing, Better Now
     Sun 6/18 @ Berkeley Juneteenth Festival
Terrie Odabi, Ball and Chain
     Wed 6/21 @ Club Fox
Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers, With My Man
     Sat 6/17 @ Biscuits & Blues
     Wed 6/21 @ Blue Note Napa


Thursday, June 8, 2017

Playlist: June 7, 2017


Big Harp George, Drum Boogie
     Sat 6/10 @ Biscuits & Blues
Will Magid, Sweet Something
     Wed 6/14 on Fog City Blues
Marty O'Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra, Left For Wolves
     Fri 6/09 @ Gundlach Bundschu Winery
John Brothers Piano Company, Ceviche
     Sun 6/11 @ Temescal Street Fair
     Wed 6/14 @ Blue Note Napa

Special in-studio guests: Josh Windmiller and Rafael Sarria

     Sun 6/11: Railroad Square Music Festival

Sean Hayes, Serenity Day Spa
John Courage, Two Feet
La Gente, Morena
Rafael Sarria, California (in-studio)
Rafael Sarria, La Mar (in-studio)
David Luning, Oh Mama
Frankie Boots & The County Line, I Can't Be There
The Crux, Witness Witness Witness
     from the new album The Out There Tapes

Henry Butler, Tipitina
     Fri 6/09 @ Yoshi's
     Sun 6/11 @ Raven Theater
High & Mighty Brass Band, Lil' Mary
     Thu 6/08 @ Blue Note Napa
     Fri 6/09 @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall
Zona Blu, Feelin' Blue
     Thu 6/08 @ Red Poppy Art House
Chuck Berry, Wonderful Woman
     from the new album Chuck
Tommy Castro, The Girl Can't Help It / Sex Machine (live)
     Sat 6/10 @ Downtown Theatre
     Sun 6/11 @ Moe's Alley
The Lucky Losers, Jackson
     Thu 6/09 @ The Saloon
     Sat 6/10 @ Rellik Tavern
     Tue 6/13 @ Orinda Concerts in the Park


Thursday, June 1, 2017

Now's Your Chance

While today’s headlines about the Paris climate accord are not in the least surprising, they are no less stupid, scary, and enraging. So I’m writing to offer anyone a chance to do something about it.

Next week I’ll be setting out on the California Climate Ride from San Francisco to San Louis Obispo. Over five days we’ll ride 320 miles through Santa Cruz, out Carmel Valley to King City, and on down to SLO. Along the way we’ll hear lectures from scientists and advocates, even hear some live music, I’m told. I haven’t done a multi-day distance ride like this in several years, but last month I completed a century (100 miles in one day) for only the second time in my life, so I’m feeling ready for the challenge.

I’ll be one of 15 riders representing Climate One, the radio program and podcast I’ve been working with as an audio editor since last fall. The team has raised over $40,000 for Climate One’s work changing the conversation about America’s energy, economy and environment. The show now airs around the country on NPR Now on Sirius XM and around the world on American Forces Radio, while podcast downloads have exploded to more than 500,000 a year. We are growing and our work is more important than ever, especially after today’s alarming news.

I hope you’ll consider making a tax-deductible donation today to support my efforts and Climate One’s work as a trusted and respectful dialogue about building a cleaner economy. While the federal government is pedaling backward, next week I’ll be pedaling forward and fast, pushing all the harder knowing you’ve got my back.

Oh, and that photo? That’s my son and I riding the Bay Bridge bike path to Yerba Buena Island. He won’t be riding to San Luis Obispo with me. But he’ll definitely be part of my baggage.

Thanks for all you do.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Playlist: May 31, 2017


The Beatles, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (take 1)
     from the new box set Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Deluxe)
Electric Squeezebox Orchestra, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Jazz Mafia Accomplices, With A Little Help From My Friends
Raz Kennedy, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
     Sat 6/03 @ The UC Theatre: UnderCover Presents A 50 Year Anniversary Tribute to the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Special in-studio guest: Big Harp George

     Sat 6/10 @ Biscuits & Blues

If Only
Home Stretch (in-studio)
Wash My Horse in Champagne (in-studio)
Paul deLay, Why Can't You Love Me
Left So Soon (in-studio)
What's Big

Eyes on the Shore, Getting Better
Amendola Vs. Blades, Fixing a Hole
Nino Moschella, She's Leaving Home(
Rohan Krishnamurthy, Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!
The Hogan Brothers, Within You Without You
Sahba Aminikia, When I'm Sixty-Four
Kendra McKinley, Lovely Rita
Soltrón, Good Morning, Good Morning
Otis McDonald + Rohan Krishnamurthy + Non Stop Bhangra + Awesöme Orchestra Collective, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
Otis McDonald feat. Awesöme Orchestra,  A Day in the Life
     from the new album UnderCover Presents: A Tribute to the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band