Thursday, July 20, 2017

Playlist: July 19, 2017

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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


Friday, May 26, 2017

Playlist: May 24, 2017


I hope you enjoyed DJ Honeycomb Brown guest-hosting the show this week, while yours truly was working his day job at night, producing a live Philosophy Talk program down at Stanford (I did manage to catch some of it her set on the way home). For those of you who, like me, live and die by the playlist, here are the songs that went along with soul music's most terrifying tales:

1.     “Nowhere to Run” – Martha Reeves & the Vandellas / The Ultimate Collection
2.     “I Got the Feeling” – James Brown / Number 1s: James Brown
3.     “I Don’t Mind” – James Brown & the Famous Flames / Roots of a Revolution
4.     “Try Me” – James Brown / 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection
5.     “Two Can Have a Party” – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell / 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection
6.     “Hold Me Oh My Darling” – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell / 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection
7.     “Baby Don’t Cha Worry” – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell / The Complete Duets
8.     “Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)” – Marvin Gaye / What’s Going On
9.     “That’s the Way Love Is” – Marvin Gaye / Number 1s: Marvin Gaye
10.  “A Change Is Gonna Come” – Sam Cooke / A Change Is Gonna Come LP
11.  “Lonely Island” – Sam Cooke / The Man Who Invented Soul
12.  “Trouble Blues” – Sam Cooke / The Man Who Invented Soul
13.  “Lonely Teardrops” – Jackie Wilson / 20 Greatest Hits
14.  “Am I the Man” – Jackie Wilson / 20 Greatest Hits
15.  “(I Feel Like I’m In) Paradise” – Jackie Wilson / Baby Workout
16.  “I Put a Spell On You” – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins / Cow Fingers and Mosquito Pie
17.  “Monkberry Moon Delight” – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins / Screamin’ the Blues
18.  “Fever” – Little Willie John / All 15 of His Chart Hits from 1953-1962
19.  “I’m Shakin’” – Little Willie John / Sure Things
20.  “My Love Is” – Little Willie John / Sure Things
21.  “I Hear a Symphony” – The Supremes / I Hear a Symphony
22.  “Your Heart Belongs to Me” – The Supremes / Anthology
23.  “He’s All I Got” – The Supremes / Anthology
24.  “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay – Otis Redding / The Very Best of Otis Redding
25.  “These Arms of Mine” – Otis Redding / The Very Best of Otis Redding
26.  “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long” – Otis Redding / The Very Best of Otis Redding
27.  “Free Me” – Otis Redding / Pure Southern Soul
28.  “Goodnight My Love” – Jessie Belvin / Original Solid Gold
29.  “The Girl of My Dreams” – Jessie Belvin / Top Pop 1





Thursday, May 18, 2017

Playlist: May 17, 2017


The Dixie Giants, Three on the Tree
     Fri 5/19 @ Smiley's Schooner Saloon
Eddie Boyd, 24 Hours
Big Blu Soul Revue, Twenty-Five Miles
     Sat 5/20 @ SF Porchfest
     Sun 5/21 @ Golden Gate Fields
No Lovely Thing, Better Now
     Sat 5/20 @ The Ivy Room
   
Special in-studio guests: Lyz Luke, Joe Bagale, and Sahba Aminikia

     Fri-Sat 6/02-03 @ The UC Theatre: UnderCover Presents a Tribute to the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

The Beatles, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (take 9)
Electric Squeezebox Orchestra, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Eyes on the Shore, Getting Better
Sahba Aminikia, When I'm Sixty-Four
Mina Momeni, Bengar be Jahan
Rohan Krishnamurthy, Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!
Kendra McKinley, Lovely Rita
Otis McDonald feat. Awesöme Orchestra, A Day in the Life
Otis McDonald, Far Far Away

Bob Dylan, Blowin' in the Wind
Bob Dylan, P.S. I Love You
Bob Dylan, Visions of Johanna (take 4)
Bob Dylan, 32-20 Blues
Bob Dylan, Roll On John


Thursday, May 11, 2017

Playlist: May 10, 2017


Kim Nalley, Movin' On Up (in-studio)
     Sun 5/14 @ Biscuits & Blues
Tin Cup Serenade, Sunny Oakland Day (in-studio)
     Fri 5/12 @ Revolution Cafe
The Lucky Losers, Baby You Got What It Takes (in-studio)
     Thu 5/11 @ The Saloon
Aki Kumar, Baar Baar Dekho (in-studio)
     Fri 5/12 @ Smoking Pig BBQ

Special in-studio guests: Darren Johnston's Broken Shadows

     Sat 5/13 @ Red Poppy Art House

The Falling Dream (in-studio)
Fuscia Dell (in-studio)
Stay (in-studio)
Road Song (in-studio)
Exit 68 (in-studio)
How to Fall, When to Grow

The View From Bernal Hill, We Are No Beautiful Children (in-studio)
Tumbleweed Wanderers, Restless (in-studio)
Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir Ensemble, Jesus O What A Wonderful Child (in-studio)
Bhi Bhiman, Up In Arms (in-studio)
Martin Luther, Somebody Superstar (in-studio)
Junk Parlor, Summertime in the City (in-studio)
Karina Denike, I Never Cared (in-studio)
Diana Gameros, Cómo Hacer (in-studio)
The Sam Chase & The Untraditional, Everyone Is Crazy But Me (in-studio)
Rupa & The April Fishes, Like I Do (in-studio)

The Dixie Giants, Mr. & Mrs. J (in-studio)
Fantastic Negrito, Working Poor (in-studio)
The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol, Chill With You (in-studio)
Tumbledown House, Midnight in the Barrio (in-studio)
Katdelic, Beautiful (in-studio)
Noah Kibreab, Love Ain't Gonna Take It (in-studio)
Royal Jelly Jive, Tango Til They're Sore (in-studio)
Howell Devine, Railroad Stomp (in-stuio)
California Honeydrops, Miss Louise (in-studio)
Meshugga Beach Party, Go Go Golem (in-studio)
Whiskerman, Amen (in-studio)
John Brothers Piano Company, Dumka (in-studio)
Lost Dog Found, Nobody Loves You Like I Do (in-studio)

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Playlist: May 3, 2017


Meklit & Quinn, Saving Up (in-studio)
     Sat 5/06 @ Rickshaw Stop
Broken Shadows Family Band, Song of Seven Miles #4 – Suk
     Wed 5/10 on Fog City Blues
Seth Augustus, Going Down to the Roadhouse (in-studio)
John Brothers Piano Company, Dumka (in-studio)
     Tue 5/09 @ San Francisco City Hall

Special in-studio guests: The Dixie Giants

     Fri 5/05 @ Doc's Lab

No Good Blues (in-studio)
     from the new album Dressed and Ready to Go
Loophole (in-studio)
Clarinet Marmalade (in-studio)
Mr. & Mrs. J (in-studio)
     from the new album Dressed and Ready to Go

Lost Dog Found, Nobody Loves You Like I Do (in-studio)
Ol Silver Tongue, Shotgun Shuffle (in-studio)
Roy Rogers, She's A Real Jaguar (in-studio)
Midtown Social, Shine Again (in-studio)
Barrio Manouche, Lucía (in-studio)
Tiffany Austin, Miss Rockwell (in-studio)
Hanna Rifkin & The Handsomes, Morning Glory (in-studio)
The Sam Chase & The Untraditional, Everyone Is Crazy But Me (in-studio)
Royal Jelly Jive, Alhambra (in-studio)
Rupa & The April Fishes, Like I Do (in-studio)
T Sisters, Playtime (in-studio)
Cathy Lemons, The Devil Has Blue Eyes (in-studio)



Thursday, April 27, 2017

Playlist: April 26, 2017

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Quinn DeVeaux & the Blue Beat Review, Lil 45
     Fri 4/28 @ The Legionnaire Saloon
Cowboy Junkies, State Trooper
     Thu 4/27 @ Freight & Salvage

Djangofest Mill Valley Fri-Sun 4/28-30

Samson Schmitt, Duende
Trio Dinicu, Cossack Medley
Gustav Lundgren, Cruce de Caminos
Jimmy Grant Ensemble, Rose Room

Junk Parlor, Darlin' Oh Darlin'
     Fri 5/05 @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall
Barrio Manouche, Entre Dos Aguas
     Sat 4/26 @ Club Deluxe
     Mon 5/01 @ Mr. Tipple's
The Dixie Giants, Tootie Ma (Is a Big Fine Thing)
     Wed 5/03 on Fog City Blues
     Fri 5/05 @ Doc's Lab
Elvin Bishop, Honey Babe
     Sat 4/29 @ Rio Theatre
Nick Moss Band, Try To Treat You Right
     Thu 4/27 @ Biscuits & Blues
     Fri 4/28 @ Torch Club

8th Annual Left-Hand-A-Thon

Duke Robillard, Left Handed
Louis Jordan, Never Let Your Left Hand Know What Your Right Hand's Doing
Albert King, Why You So Mean to Me (live)
Otis Rush, I Can't Quit You Baby (live)
Toronzo Cannon, Mrs. From Misssissippi
Left Hand Frank, South Side Hop
Lefty Dizz, Cloudy Weather
Jimmy King, I Wonder Why
Barbara Lynn, Hot Night Tonight
Elizabeth Cotten, Going Down the Road Feeling Bad
Gustav Lundgren, Gunnar


Thursday, April 20, 2017

Playlist: April 19, 2017

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No Lovely Thing, One
     Sat 4/22 @ Boom Boom Room
Big Blu Soul Revue, I Know
     Sat 4/22 @ PianoFight
Katdelic, Everything Is Everything
     Fri 4/21 @ Boom Boom Room
Noah Kibreab, Every Ghetto
     Fri 4/21 @ The Fillmore

Special in-studio guests: Tumbledown House

     Thu 4/20 @ Local Edition (every 3rd Thu)
     Thu 4/27 @ Driftwood
     Fri 4/28 @ Club Deluxe (every 4th Fri)

Shaky Little Thing (in-studio)
Ode to Josephine (in-studio)
The Great Escape (in-studio)
Clever Crocodile (in-studio)
Buttons (in-studio)
Midnight in the Barrio (in-studio)
Right Hand Man

Cowboy Junkies, I'll Never Get Out of These Blues Alive
     Wed 4/26 @ Montalvo Arts Center
     Thu 4/27 @ Freight & Salvage
24th Street Wailers, Wicked
     Sat 4/22 @ Iron Door Saloon
     Sun 4/23 @ Biscuits & Blues
Toronzo Cannon, I Am
     Fri-Sat 4/21-22 @ Biscuits & Blues
The Lucky Losers, Still Enough Time to Cry
     Sun 4/23 @ Apple Blossom Festival
     Thu 4/27 @ The Saloon
Golden State Lone Star Blues Revue, Take a Chance
     Fri 4/21  Smoking Pig BBQ
     Sun 4/23 @ Apple Blossom Festival
Aki Kumar, Jaaru Meri Jaan
     Thu 4/20 @ Little Lou's BBQ
     Fri 4/21 @ Cannery Row Brewing Company
     Sat 4/22 @ Aptos St. BBQ
The Sam Chase & The Untraditional, Streets We Once Called Home
The T Sisters, Shadoop
     Fri 4/21 @ Freight & Salvage
     Sat 4/22 @ Don Quixote's International Hall of Music
The Mission Seven, Monterrey
     Fri 4/21 @ Hemlock Tavern
Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares, Polegnala e Todora
     Wed 4/26 @ Grace Cathedral


Thursday, April 13, 2017

Playlist: April 12, 2017


Book of J, Tell God
     4/14 @ Doc's Lab
Seth Augustus, To The Pouring Rain
     4/13 @ Revolution Cafe
Bob Dylan, Stormy Weather
     from the new album Triplicate
Bernie Knee, Passover Time on the Range

Tumbledown House, Pure Medecine
     Wed 4/19 on Fog City Blues
John Brothers Piano Company, Black Chicken (live)
     Fri 4/19 @ Hopmonk Tavern
Charlie Musselwhite, It Ain't Right (live)
Elvin Bishop, That's What I'm Talkin' About
     Thu 4/13 @ Heritage Theater
Dr. John, My Children My Angels
     Sat 4/15 @ Masonic Center
The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol, Love For Sale (live)
     Sun 4/16 @ The Back Room
The Hooten Hallers, 200 Scrap Part 2: Scrapper's Lament
     from the forthcoming album The Hooten Hallers

Special in-studio guests: Kisura Hendrix and Rory Matthews

     Sat 4/15 @ Mezzanine: Midtown Social Album Release Party

Midtown Social, Socialite Boogie
Midtown Social, It's Alright
Chillaquiles, Café com Soul
Midtown Social, See About Me (in-studio)
Midtown Social, Common Dream (in-studio)
Down North, To Hell With Love
Midtown Social, Magic
Midtown Social, Saturday
     from the forthcoming album Midtown Social


Thursday, April 6, 2017

Playlist: April 5, 2017


Bob Dylan, Braggin'
Bob Dylan, There's a Flaw in My Flue
     from the new album Triplicate
Junk Parlor, Wild Tones
     Thu 4/06 @ Uptown Nightclub
     Fri 4/07 @ The Big Easy
     Sat 4/08 @ The Old Western Saloon
Midtown Social, Thinking Talking
    Wed 4/12 on Fog City Blues
     Sat 4/15 @ Mezzanine

Special in-studio guests: Jimmy Grant and Ross Howe

Jimmy Grant Ensemble, Bunicul
Montagne Ste. Genevieve (in-studio)
I'll See You in My Dreams (in-studio)
Drunk (in-studio)
Angelo Debarre, Csardas de Monti
Django Reinhardt, Billet Doux
Insomnia (in-studio)
Anniversary Song (in-studio)
Jimmy Grant Ensemble, Lynn's Blues

Battlehooch, Yeah That
Loco Tranquilo, Secret

Special in-studio guests: Royal Jelly Jive

     Sat 4/08 @ The Chapel

Don't Lead Me On (in-studio)
Boomerang (in-studio)
Tango Til They're Sore (in-studio)
Dear Mr. Waits
Boom Boom Room (in-studio)
Adrift (in-studio)
Story
 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Playlist: March 29, 2017


Bhi Bhiman, Closer To Thee
     Fri 3/31 @ Bing Concert Hall
Jimmy Grant Ensemble, Lynn's Blues
     Wed 4/05 on Fog City Blues
     Fri 4/07 @ Red Poppy Art House
Royal Jelly Jive, Chinatown
     Wed 4/05 on Fog City Blues
     Sat 4/08 @ The Chapel
   
Special in-studio guests: Faye Carol and Joe Warner

     Sundays @ The Back Room

The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol, Fine and Mellow
Birth of the Blues (in-studio)
Pledging My Love (in-studio)
Johnny Talbot & De Thangs, A Good Man
Chill With You (in-studio)
The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol, I Can't Take My Eyes Off You

Robert Randolph & The Family Band, If I Had My Way
Hibbity Dibbity, Ain't Gonna Be Your Dog
     Fri 3/31 @ The Fillmore
Con Brio, Hard Times
     Thu 3/30 @ Center for the Arts
     Fri 3/31 @ Moe's Alley
     Sat 4/01 @ The Fillmore
Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears, She's So Scandalous
     Tue 4/04 @ The Independent
Tommy Castro, My Time After Awhile (live)
     Fri-Sat 3/31-4/01 @ Rancho Nicasio
Davy Knowles, Three Miles from Avalon
     Thu 3/30 @ Biscuits & Blues
Rick Estrin & the Nightcats, I'm Taking Out My In-Laws
     Fri 3/31 @ Biscuits & Blues
Kongar-ol Ondar & Paul Pena, Tuva Farewell