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.