Thursday, February 16, 2017

Playlist: February 15, 2017

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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

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Playlist: January 11, 2017

Booker T & the MG's, Time Is Tight
Booker T, Austin City Blues
     Sat-Sun 1/14-15 @ Yoshi's
Sal's Greenhouse, Chump
     Fri 1/13 @ Slim's
NOT a Brass Band, 5 Years
     Sat 1/14 @ Woods Bar
Fantastic Negrito, Nothing Without You
     Fri 1/13 @ The New Parish
Rick Estrin, Work With Me (live)
     Sat 1/14 @ Biscuits & Blues
Mark Hummel, Humblebug (live)
     Wed 1/18 on Fog City Blues
Aki Kumar, Chala Jaata Hoon
     Fri 1/13 @ The Torch Club
     Sat 1/14 @ Hopmonk Tavern
David Bromberg Band, This Month
     Tue-Wed 1/17-18 @ Freight & Salvage
Rainbow Girls, She-Bop Nation
     Sat 1/14 @ The Lost Church
Vagabondage, White Line to Portland
     Fri 1/13 @ The Lost Church

Special in-studio guests: Phil Berkowitz & Cathy Lemons

     Thu 1/19 @ Freight & Salvage: CD Release Party

The Lucky Losers, Don't Let Them See You Cry
The Lucky Losers, Blind Man in the Dark
The Lucky Losers, Small Town Talk
The Lucky Losers, Change in the Weather

David Bowie, Five Years
Slim Harpo, Shake Your Hips
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band, Trout Mask Replica

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Playlist: January 4, 2017

Lightnin' Hopkins, Happy New Year
The Lucky Losers, Blind Man in the Dark
     Wed 1/11 on Fog City Blues
Aki Kumar, My Home Is a Prison
Ron Thompson, Looking For Trouble
     Sat 1/07 @ Freight & Salvage
Mark Growden, You Really Got a Hold On Me
     Fri 1/06 @ The Lost Church
Eric Lindell, Bayou Country (live)
     Fri 1/06 @ Gold Coast Coffee & Bakery
     Mon 1/09 @ Local Barrel
Tommy Castro & The Painkillers, Lose Lose
     Sat 1/07 @ Mystic Theatre
Steve Lucky & The Rhumba Bums, That Mellow Saxophone
     Sat 1/07 @ Ashkenaz
Slim Gaillard, Dunkin' Bagel
Neil Young, Glass Accident
     from the new album Peace Trail
Blue Rodeo, Can't Find My Way Back to You
     from the new album 1000 Arms

R.I.P. 2016

David Bowie, Lazarus
David Bowie, Rubber Band
Prince, Purple House (live)
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, What Have You Done For Me Lately
Leonard Cohen, Democracy
Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks, Subterranean Homesick Blues
Leon Russell, Love Minus Zero / No Limit
Mose Allison, Your Molecular Structure
Toots Thielemans, Theme from Sesame Street
Earth, Wind & Fire, Got to Get You Into My Life
George Martin feat. Sean Connery, In My Life
Prince Buster, Hard Man Fe Dead

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Playlist: December 28, 2016

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, 8 Days of Hannukah
Meshugga Beach Party, Dreidel Dreidel
Lil' Son Jackson, New Year's Resolution
Lonnie Johnson, Happy New Year Darling
Johnny Otis Orchestra, Happy New Year Baby
Kim Nalley, Hanukkah in Santa Monica

Special in-studio guests: Con Brio

     Thu 12/29 @ City National Civic
     Fri-Sat 12/30-31 @ The Chapel

Honey (in-studio)
No Limits
Hard Times
California Cowboy (in-studio)
Can't Get Enough
     from the new album Paradise

What (Else) Are You Doing New Year's Eve?

California Honeydrops, Junkers Blues
California Honeydrops, Please Come Home For Christmas
     Sat 12/31 @ The UC Theatre
John Brothers Piano Company, Closer
The Cottontails, Carnival in Caroline
     Sat 12/31 @ Bimbo's 365 Club
Fanfare Zambaleta, Zv'jezda Tjera Mjeseca
     Sat 12/31 @ Ashkenaz
Brass Mafia feat. Seneca, Election Blues
     Sat 12/31 @ The Mint
Midtown Social, Thinking Talking
     Sat 12/31 @ Rickshaw Stop
Big Blu Soul Revue, E. Walkin'
     Sat 12/31 @ Presidio Social Club
Tommy Castro, Lovey Dovey
     Sat 12/31 @ Freight & Salvage
Cafe R&B, Take Your Hand Out of My Pocket
     Sat 12/31 @ Biscuits & Blues

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Playlist: December 21, 2016

Stephen Colbert & Jon Stewart, Can I Interest You in Hanukkah?
Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, Mary's Baby
     Sat 12/24 @ Slim's
Brian Setzer Orchestra, Santa Drives a Hot Rod
     Sat 12/24 @ The Warfield
Meshugga Beach Party, Hot Rod Hanukkah
Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers, Winter Wonderland
     Sun 12/25 @ Biscuits & Blues
Hot Club of San Francisco, Sugar Rum Cherry
Blue Rodeo, Song For A Winter's Night
Bob Dylan, Must Be Santa
Champion Jack Dupree, Santa Claus Blues
Kathy & Jimmy Zee, Santa Claus Rock and Roll
Nap Hepburn & March of Dimes, Tell Santa Claus
Bill Lacey w/ Lil Armstrong & Her Ebony-Aires, Cowboy Santa Claus
Lil McClintock, Don't Think I'm Santa Claus
Victoria Spivey, I Ain't Gonna Let You See My Santa Claus
Ozie Ware w/ Duke Ellington's Hot Five, Santa Claus Bring My Man Back
Jo Poovey & The Big 'D' Boys, Santa's Helper

Con Brio, Can't Get Enough
     from the new album Paradise
     Wed 12/28 on Fog City Blues

Ray Brenner and Barry E. Blitzer, The Problem 
Jeremiah Lockwood, Ethan Miller, and Luther Dickinson, Dreidel
Woody Guthrie, Hanukkah Dance
Theo Bikel, Sweetest Dreams Be Thine
The Ames Brothers, I Got A Cold For Christmas
Mickey Katz, Grandma's Dreidel
Cantor David Putterman, Rock Of Ages
Temple B'Nai Abraham Children's Choir, Svivon Sov Sov Sov
The Ramones, Merry Christmas (I Don't Wanna Fight Tonite)

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Playlist: December 14, 2016

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Christmas Jug Band, Oh St. Nick
     Thu 12/15 @ Ashkenaz
     Fri 12/16 @ The Big Easy
     Sun-Mon 12/18-19 @ Sweetwater Music Hall
Kim Nalley, Santa Baby
     Sun 12/18 @ Biscuits & Blues
Jeremiah Lockwood, Unasaneh Tokef
Luther Dickinson, Yard Man
     Fri 12/16 @ Partners in Crime: Hanukkah Pop-up
Meshugga Beach Party, Festival of Lights
     Thu 12/15 @ Forbidden Island
The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol, No Christmas Blues
     Fri-Sat 12/16-17 @ SFJazz
Luther Dickinson, Jeremiah Lockwood, and Ethan Miller, Dreidl (live)

Special in-studio guest: Alvon Johnson

     Wed 12/21 @ Biscuits & Blues
     Mon 12/26 @ Yoshi's

The Blues Chose Me
I Love The Blues
Look at the World
Hoochie Coochie Man
Long Way
     from the new album The Blues Chose Me

Cedric Brunside & Lightnin' Malcolm, Don't Just Sing About the Blues
     Thu-Fri 12/15-16 @ Biscuits & Blues
Elvin Bishop & Little Smokey Smothers, Dirty Drawers (live)
     Sat 12/17 @ Biscuits & Blues
Dennis Johnson, The Wind Is Howling
     Fri 12/16 @ Sacramento Metro Arts Holiday Series
Terrie Odabi, I Bet You Think I Don't Know
     Fri 12/16 @ The Sound Room
     Wed 12/21 @ Club Fox
The Lucky Losers, Don't Let 'Em See Ya Cry
     Thu 12/15 @ The Saloon
Maria Muldaur, Let It Simmer
     Sat 12/17 @ The Big Easy
24th Street Wailers, I Found a Love
     Thu 12/15 @ The Torch Club
     Fri 12/16 @ Poor House Bistro
Leonard Cohen, On The Level
     Sun 12/18 @ Ashkenaz: Musicians for Standing Rock