I enjoyed tonight's show which included a visit with Felix McTeigue. Felix was performing at The Above Club, and stopped by to talk about his new self-titled CD and to play a few songs.
We celebrated Mother's Day, heard new music from Lucinda Williams, the new CD, Essence, will be in stores on June 5. Also in stores on June 5 is the new one from The Continental Drifters, Better Day. I received sad news tonight that John Hartford is ready to pass on. John has been fighting cancer for the past few years, and was just released from the hospital to die at home. He's not communicating, and it's just a matter of time. More sad news, after playing "Juke Box Baby" by Perry Como, I received word that he died tonight.
My thanks to Three Of Cups, Ann-Marie Mesbaur and Deborah Claar, for coming in to perform live as we celebrated the arrival of May with music heard at a May Fair. And then at 9pm I played a set of music to celebrate Cinco De Mayo"
Well, April has been a pretty rockin' month on the Saturday Edition of Against The Grain, and tonight was no exception. I like to keep you wondering, "What's he going to play next?", so I change direction from time to time. The country sound will return eventually, but there's so much great music that goes unheard and I'd like to expose some of it to you. Thanks for listening!
Due to technical difficulties during the broadcast of American Routes, my show actually began early this evening. I went on the air at 6:30 and played several songs from the new Bill Morrissey CD, "Something I Saw or Thought I Saw" on Philo Records. Bill was in town tonight at The Green Rooster Coffeehouse.7PM
Kind of a "rockin'" show tonight! Great way to get out any anger or frustration due to the weather, or personal matters (like a waterbed that sprung a leak!). I also celebrated the 67th birthday of songwriter John D. Loudermilk with a set of his songs by himself and others.
Thanks again to Fred Wilkes and Michele Wilson for helping with my final evening of this year's spring fund drive, and thanks to all of you who helped us go "over the top" again this week!
Wonderful night, tonight! Special thanks to my co-hosts for the evening, Monica Mansfield and Fred Wilkes, and telephone operator "Cheerful Mel", who were in to help out with our March Member Drive. And an extra special "Thank You!" to everyone who phoned in this evening. With your help we exceeded tonight's goal!
What a fun night! We had Randy Weeks and his band performing upstairs at 6 Chatham Street in The Center For The Performing Arts, great looking room with great acoustics. I opened my show at 7, at 8 I ran the "O Brother Where Art Thou" Radio Special so that I could run up to introduce Randy to the audience, caught his first set, and made it back down at 9 to host the rest of ATG live!
Tonight's show featured a live performance by Rick Bellaire and Vinny Pasternak of New England based acoustic band Folks Together. Rick also acted as guest co-host by choosing a few segments of tonight's programming. I opened the show with a string of honkin' Telecaster tunes to welcome members of the Telecaster Discussion Group. Thanks for listening!
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