Thursday, September 21, 2017

Playlist: September 20, 2017

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California Honeydrops, Thank You
Cyril Neville, Magic Honey
     Sat-Sun 9/23-24 @ Santa Cruz Mountain Sol Festival
Benjamin Booker, The Slow Drag Under
     Sun-Mon 9/24-25 @ The Independent
Leyla McCalla, Little Sparrow
     Sun 9/24 @ Freight & Salvage
     Mon 9/25 @ Kuumbwa Jazz Center
     Tue 9/26 @ Sweetwater Music Hall
Hot Club of San Francisco, All My Loving
     Fri 9/22 @ Palms Playhouse

Special in-studio guests: The Gold Souls

     Sat 9/23 @ The Back Room
     Thu 10/05 @ Uptown Nightclub

Tried to Change Me
     from the new EP The Gold Souls
The Truth (in-studio)
Worker's Lullaby (in-studio)
I Ain't Doing Too Bad (in-studio)
Sweet Release (in-studio)
Nobody (in-studio)
Tell Me What Time
     from the new EP The Gold Souls

Leonard Cohen, You Want It Darker
Meshugga Beach Party, Avinu Malkeinu
Will Magid & Alligator Spacewalk, Lunar I
Will Magid & Alligator Spacewalk, Lunar II
Will Magid & Alligator Spacewalk, Lunar III
Will Magid & Alligator Spacewalk, Resistance Rising
     Fri 9/22 @ SFJazz Center
Big Blu Soul Revue, Give It Up!
     Sat 9/23 @ Bay Area Blues Festival
     Sun 9/24 @ Pacific Coast Fogfest
Phantom Blues Band, Boogah Man
     Fri-Sat 9/22-23 @ Biscuits & Blues
The Lucky Losers, Long Hard Road
     Tue 9/26 @ Biscuits & Blues
Ron Hacker, Meet Me in the Bottom (live)
     Thu 9/21 @ Little Lou's BBQ
     Fri 9/22 @ Poor House Bistro
     Sat 9/23 @ The Saloon
John Hammond, Big Black Mariah
     Sat 9/23 @Freight & Salvage

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Playlist: September 13, 2017


Lost Dog Found, Nobody Loves You Like I Do (in-studio)
Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir Ensemble, Jesus O What A Wonderful Child (in-studio)
The View From Bernal Hill, We Are No Beautiful Children (in-studio)
Ol Silver Tongue, Shotgun Shuffle (in-studio)
Midtown Social, Shine Again (in-studio)
     Fri 9/15 @ Cornerstone
Cathy Lemons, The Devil Has Blue Eyes (in-studio)
Tiffany Austin, Miss Rockwell (in-studio)
Hanna Rifkin & The Handsomes, Morning Glory (in-studio)
Royal Jelly Jive, Alhambra (in-studio)
     Sat 9/16 @ Blue note Napa
Rupa & The April Fishes, Like I Do (in-studio)
T Sisters, Playtime (in-studio)
Tumbleweed Wanderers, Restless (in-studio)
The Sam Chase & The Untraditional, Everyone Is Crazy But Me (in-studio)

Zeb Early & Will Magid, Just My Imagination / Hangover Blues (in-studio)
     Thu 9/14 @ Monarch
     Fri 9/22 @ SFJazz Center
Wolf & Crow, O'Mama (in-studio)
     Fri 9/15 @ Revolution Cafe
     Sun 9/17 @ Neck of the Woods
Tumbledown House, Midnight in the Barrio (in-studio)
     Thu 9/21 @ Local Edition
     Fri 9/22 @ Club Deluxe
Big Blu Soul Revue, And You Loved Me (in-studio) 
     Sat 9/16 @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall
No Lovely Thing, I Can't Breathe (in-studio)
     Thu 9/14 @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall
Dennis Johnson, Down In Mississippi (in-studio)
     Fri 9/15 @ Guild Theater
Roy Rogers, She's A Real Jaguar (in-studio)
Jimmy Grant Ensemble, Bunicul
Barrio Manouche, Lucía (in-studio)
John Brothers Piano Company, Dumka (in-studio)
Seth Augustus, Going Down to the Roadhouse (in-studio)


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Playlist: September 6, 2017


Big Cat Tolefree & The Hipnotics, Last 2 Dollars (live)
Tia Carroll, Blues Woman
     Wed 9/13 @ Biscuits & Blues
Raz Kennedy, Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds
     Sat 9/09 @ Freight & Salvage
San Francisco String Trio, A Day in the Life
San Francisco String Trio, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
     Thu 9/07 @ Freight & Salvage
David Bromberg, It Takes A Lot to Laugh, It Takes A Train to Cry
     Sun 9/10 @ The Fillmore
Jim James & Calexico, Goin' To Acapulco
Preservation Hall Jazz Band feat. Jim James, St. James Infirmary
     Fri 9/08 @ Sweetwater Music Hall
     Sat 9/09 @ The Mountain Theatre
Royal Jelly Jive, Borderlands
     Sat 9/09 @ Mystic Theatre

Santana, American Sabor
Aki Kumar, Back to Bombay
Kid Andersen, The Dreamer
Meklit, I Want to Sing for Them All
California Honeydrops, Soul Tub
Bey Paule Band, Not Goin' Away
Barrio Manouche, Coquette
Diana Gameros, ¿Cómo Hacer? (in-studio)

Jimmy Reed, You Don't Have To Go


Thursday, August 31, 2017

Playlist: August 30, 2017


Marty O'Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra, Preach 'Em Now
The Dixie Giants, Silver & Coal
     Thu 8/31 @ The Chapel
Watermelon Slim & The Workers, Over the Horizon
     Fri-Sat 9/01-02 @ Biscuits & Blues
Joe Louis Walker, Sugar Mama (live)
     Sun 9/03 @ Biscuits & Blues
Hibbity Dibbity, Devil Train
     Sat 9/02 @ The Independent
Junk Parlor, High Desert
     Fri 9/01 @ Hopmnok Tavern
Barrio Manouche, La Marcha Gatina
     Thu 8/31 @ Blue Note Napa
Jessica Fichot, Dream / Les Yeux Ouverts
     Sun 9/03 @ Red Poppy Art House
John Brothers Piano Company, Fig Jelly
     Wed 9/06 @ Levi's Plaza
Fantastic Negrito, About A Bird
     Fri 9/01 @ Amoeba

Blues for Houston

Larry Davis, Texas Flood
LIghtnin' Hopkins, Long Way From Texas
Victoria Spivey, The Alligator Pond Went Dry
Sippie Wallace, Trouble Everywhere I Roam
Johnny 'Guitar' Watson, Space Guitar
Eddie 'Cleanhead' Visnon, In the Evenin'
Guitar Shorty, Texas Women
Diunna Greenleaf, 'Cause I'm a Solider
Johnny Ace, Pledging My Love
Bobby 'Blue' Bland, I Pity the Fool
Little Junior Parker, Driving Wheel
Big Mama Thornton, Hound Dog

Blue Rodeo, Joker's Wild (remix)


Thursday, August 24, 2017

Playlist: August 23, 2017


Hot Club of San Francisco, Don't Bother Me
     Thu 8/24 @ Freight & Salvage
Mitch Woods, Gumbo Blues
     Sun 8/27 @ Biscuits & Blues
Slim Jenkins, Your Voodoo Workin'
     Sat 8/26 @ Peri's Silver Dollar
     Sun 8/27 @ J Vineyards
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Tarzan of Harlem
     Thu 8/24 @ V. Sattui Winery
Lost Dog Found, Hot Swing Is Back
     Thu 8/24 @ V. Sattui Winery
     Sat 8/26 @ Bodega Bay Seafood Art & Wine Festival

Special in-studio guest: Raz Kennedy

     Sat 9/09 @ Freight & Salvage

The PoRazone Love Project, Duet
Raz Kennedy, Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds
Al Jarreau, Blue Angel
The PoRazone Love Project, Modern Day Survivors

Brass Mafia, Brass Mafia Theme
Darren Johnston, New Road Song #9
     Sat 8/26 @ Crissy Field
Quinn DeVeaux & The Blue Beat Review, Pale Angel
     Thu 8/24 @ Armando's
     Fri 8/25 @ Brower Center
Marty O'Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra, Liza Jane (live)
     Thu 8/24 @ The Chapel
The Stone Foxes, Fight
     Sat 8/26 @ 21st Amendment
     Sun 8/27 @ Hopmonk Novato
Bhi Bhiman, Bread and Butter
Lake Street Dive, I Don't Care About You
     Sat 8/26 @ The Mountain Winery
     Mon 8/28 @ Lagunitas Amphitheater
Tommy Castro, It Serves You Right to Suffer
     Sat 8/26 @ Napa Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival
John Lee Hooker, Rabbit on the Log





Thursday, August 17, 2017

Playlist: August 16, 2017


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


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