Weds Night Mix – Feb 22, 2023
A fund drive show with lots of new music.
A fund drive show with lots of new music.
A little Bacharach, and a lot of new songs from Dale Ann Bradley, Slaid Cleaves, Steve Lacy, St Paul & the Broken Bones, and Mya Byrne. Also, Rissi Palmer, Nick Drake, Billy Strings, Stevie Wonder, Birds of Chicago and more!
Indicative, Subjunctive, Imperative…All the moods.
Some fab new songs from Dom Flemons Josh Ritter, Nickel Creek, and Say She She. Some happy memories and wistful nostalgia as well. And wrapping up the second hour with those excellent sounds of Philadelphia.
A few new tracks from Eric Bibb, Taj Mahal, Margo Price, Wylie and the Wild West. Other fun stuff from Charley Crockett, Plains, Jennifer Warnes, David Bowie, and more. Plus a nod to the 50th anniversary of Roberta Flack’s greatest classic.
Not a lot new this week – just a pile of favorites to help us dry out and get warm from a soggy week! Though it looks like there might be some rivers running through our subconscious as we wend our way through the evening.
The upcoming Django Reinhard Birthday Festival got me listening to a pile of French Jazz and early 20th-century vocal music. So that takes up most of the show tonight. Plenty of swing, but also a little sentiment Français.
The first program of 2023! No resolutions, no theme; just a little holiday detox. A few spillover 2022 favorites from Tami Neilson, Molly Tuttle, Aloe Blacc, and The Brother Brothers, plus a new record from Andrea Pritchett.
A bunch of favorites from the last year.
A Very Betty Solstice. Idiosyncratic and semi-festive. Songs that evoke all kinds of winter traditions and shivery feels. A show probably best consumed by candlelight with some cocoa and gingerbread. Under a snow-covered tall pine tree if possible.
A little fundraising, a lot of Americana: Glen Campbell, Chris Stapleton, Amanda Shires, Bonnie Raitt, Prine, Crockett, Colvin, Kane & Welch, and more. Plus, a little farewell to Peter Cooper.
We start with a set of Christine McVie-centric tracks, and go on with the mood she so kindly creates for us. Some Richard Thompson, some John Martyn, Lissie, Tarnation, Tom Waits (HB!), Mahalia, Petunia, Sturgill, Eliza, a few Patti/ys, The Dransfields, and more. You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive.
No theme, nothing very new. Just two hours of comforting music to help us prepare for the holiday onslaught.
A Night of Kitchen Madness with minimal talking and maximum bakeability. Long sets of music to brine your turkey to. Or to help with subverting the colonialist narrative about Pilgrims and Indians. Whatever you got going. Enjoy.
Two hours of both fun and melancholy, happy-sad, caught between Scylla and Charybdis. Finally floating out to sea on a raft of pensive serenity.
Hard to not say anything about the mid-term election, but the show was recorded before Election Day and broadcast after …Schroedinger’s radio program, maybe. Anyway, the music is all good – with new tracks from Slaid Cleaves and Courtney Marie Andrews, lots of fave songs of 2022, plenty of vintage sounds.
Two hours of mostly 80’s and 90’s BritPop, sprinkled with a little Irish, Scottish and Aussie flavoring. Nothing obscure – just a little walk down memory lane.
Don’t Worry – Be Happy. Lots of songs about Happiness and the Opposite of Happiness. But also new tracks from Billy Strings, Miko Marks, ZZ Ward & Aloe Blacc, Bonnie Raitt. Miscellaneous cheeriness from Amalia Rodrigues, Nick Lowe, Al Green, Mel Tormé, Tom Waits, Sunny Sweeney and The Housemartins. Phew!
A Few Small Repairs: A bunch of new music in the first hour; leaning toward the Southern, sweet and a little bit Gothic, a little bit Churchy. The second hour breaks everything (especially your heart) and puts it all back together again.
Hoping it doesn’t feel like an exhausted, random, dark and uncaring, sociopathic, evil villain of a mix…probably not – but I *am* tired. So we’ll just see what happens.
A pre-recorded show, made by necessity a week and a half before broadcast, so not much brand new music, but really fun. Number songs in order, then a bunch of numerical stragglers. Second half of the show kicks ass IMHO.
A random and slightly temperamental fund drive show – is there any rhyme or reason? Unlikely!
We kick off kpfa’s fall fund drive with new music from The War & Treaty, Marcus Mumford, Rhett Miller, Day Wave, Lake Street Dive, and Ondara. Other shiny objects from Amos Lee, Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle, Kate Bush, OCMS, David Gray, Valerie June and other favorites. It all sparkles – until it doesn’t.
New music from Beth Orton, Mya Byrne, Bret McKenzie, and Amethyst Kiah. Then a lot of looking, touching, warnings, injunctions, advice, pleas, admonitions, imperatives & requests.
A lazy, hot-weather, dog-days kind of show, just ambling around from Linda Ronstadt to Willie Nelson, Valerie June, Sunny Sweeney, Guy Clark, OCMS, Frank Sinatra, Leonard Cohen, Tim Buckley, Linda Thompson, Brad Mehldau, Tom Waits, 10,000 Maniacs, and more.