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