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Steve and Michaela McLain

From the past 11 years of Fringe Toast Music, DJ Andy Bargerstock resurrects his favorite tracks from Fairfield artists. Yes, the entire program features musicians who currently live or formerly lived in our town. Listen for tracks from Steve and Michaela McLain (photo left) who continue to anchor the solid lineup of current musicians in Fairfield.  Many eagerly await a return visit from Mirabai Britton (photo right) with accompaniment by father Tim Britton. Additional first-hour talents include Mt. Thelonious, Arthur Lee Land, Robert Reeder and Taylor Ross.

In the second-hour, you ears will tingle with delight from artists including Jenn Mirabai BrittonTrimpe, Jose Overmyer, Society of Broken Souls, Skunk River Medicine Show, Mr. Nasti, and Dagmar

Click here for playlist. Mark your calendar to hear the best music you rarely hear unless you are tuned to KRUU-FM at 100.1 and streaming live at www.kruufm.com and click on LISTEN LIVE at 8pm CT on Wednesday with replays on Saturday mornings at 8am CT.

Cat PowerDJ Andy Bargerstock paints a sonic experience in the key of TRUE BLUE. Many of this program's songs have a connection to the color blue or the blues genre. In the first hour, the spotlight shines brightly on singers Cat Power (left) and Sia Furler (below right) who share their spell-binding vocal talents. More tracks from Pentangle, English folk/acoustic jazz band featuring acoustic guitarists John Renbourn and Bert Jansch.  Seattle-area Emancipator from his 2017 acoustic/electronic fusion CD. Female Indie band Big Moon provides a twin-spin from new CD. Fairfield's own Mirabai Britton sings her creation "Deep Blue Sea".

In the second-hour Chill Zone, prepare for relaxing sounds from a variety of international artists including Elbow, The Karminsky Experience, Tya, Blue Tofu, and Musicpool Wavesurfers.  It's the best music you never hear... unless you are tuned to Fringe Toast Music on KRUU-FM at 100.1 in Fairfield, IA or streaming at www.kruufm.comSia Furler

 

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Watch for DJ Andy's music review in December Iowa Source magazine on Montreal-based Barr Brothers.

Tina DicoDJ Andy Bargerstock features Denmark's Tina Dico (photo left) and the London female acoustic/Indie band Big Moon (photo right).  In the first hour, more tracks from Colter Wall, The Host Country, and Adrianne.  Listen closely early for rare track of Mama Cass (1963) while a member of The Big 3, a folk band in New York City.  Also, stay alert for two consecutive Beatles cover songs including Tina Dico & AM acoustic duet version of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps". Late in first hour, Afro Celt Sound System takes the The Big Moonstage with their own set of Celtic/WestAfrican electronic fusion music.

Highlight of second-hour Chill Zone includes two tracks from Northwest US electronic composer/DJ Emancipator from his new CD Baraiku.  Dig deeply into the marvelous playlist here.  Spread the word and mark your calendar.  Invite friends worldwide to join the live stream at www.kruufm.com and click on LISTEN LIVE. It's the best music you never hear... unless you are tuned to KRUU-FM.

The Barr BrothersDJ Andy Bargerstock shines the first-hour spotlight on Canadian trio The Barr Brothers (photo left) and Iowa-based band The Host Country (photo right). Former Fairfield resident, Diana Garles (keys and vocals), and Ty Winstrand (guitar/vocals) met while attending University of Northern Iowa where they started Host Country collaborations. You will hear two The Host Countrytracks from their 2017 self-titled CD. The program kicks off with Big Head Todd and the Monsters covering Jimi Hendrix's song "Roomful of Mirrors." Fringe Toast first-timers include POLICA, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Julien Baker, James Hersey, Neu! and Download.

The second-hour Chill Zone session features the young Austrian singer James Hersey, his electronic collaborator Filous and the virtually unknown French guitar virtuoso Michel Moulinie with choice tracks from his only rare album from decades ago.  Prepare to ride the endorphin sky plane.  

Click here for playlist.  Spread the word and invite friends to join the live stream at www.kruufm.com.  It's the best music you never hear... unless you are tuned to Fringe Toast Music®

Sabrina ClaudioNOTE: This program did not air last week.

DJ Andy Bargerstock spins another original LIVE program of nearly 100% new tracks from off-the-beaten path. The first-hour spotlight shines on two younger artists who are making the world sit up and listen!  Sabrina Claudio (photo left) is early 20s Cuban/Puerto Rican singer-songwriter with incredible production behind her chill R&B tracks. Then, comes 13 year old Grace VanderWaal (photo right) who won the Voice competition last year. She just put out her first album with two tracks played early on this program.  Bob Moses and Colter Wall offer two tracks each.

The epic second-hour Chill Zone is anchored by up-grace Vanderwaaland-coming mysterious Austrian electronic producer known as filous who offers several tracks for your delectation and edification.

Click here for playlist. Invite friends worldwide to join the live stream as www.kruufm.com where they can click on "Listen Live" to join the fun.  Read DJ Andy Bargerstock's monthly music reviews in Iowa Source Magazine. November issue reviews Ivan Howard (a.k.a., Howard Ivans) who was featured on recent FT programs.

MorcheebaDJ Andy Bargerstock shines the first-hour spotlight on pioneeing UK trip-hop band Morcheeba (photo left) and classically trained violinist and singer Anomie Belle covering Bill Wither's song "Ain't No Sunshine". Twin-spins this program come from Hiss Golden Messenger, Eva de Roovere, Kaleida, and Six Organs of Admittance. In the chilled second-hour, the tone becomes sublime with contributions from Daniel Jesse Smith, Sabrina Claudia (from her recently released CD), TJ Rehmi, and AURAH.

Highlight of the program comes in the form of former Fairfield resident and now electronic composer/engineer Sol Rising. We play tracks from his recent CDs. Click here for playlist.

Fringe Toast offers the Best Music You Never Hear... unless you are tuned to KRUU-FM at 100.1 FM in Fairfield or streaming live at kruufm.com.   

 

Eva De RoovereDJ Andy Bargerstock launches Year 12 of Fringe Toast Music on KRUU-FM. The program begins with new music from Niall Horan with "Paper Houses." You will be delighted in the first-hour by sonic pleasures from Belgian artist Eva De Roovere (photo left) and transported into the ether in the second-hour by UK electronica duo Kaleida (photo right) with tracks for their most recent albums. Listen early for interview with Eva.Kaleida

Fringe Toast first-time performers on this program include Waldeck, Klyne, Nahko, Dope Lemon, Gayngs, The Rosebloods, Tycho, and Quindar.What a wonderful way to enjoy the chill in the air. The best music you never hear... unless you are tuned to FRINGE TOAST on KRUU-FM.  Replays now every Saturday mornings at 8am.

Tune in early and print this week's playlist to follow along.  Invite friends worldwide to join the wave of good vibes and music from off-the-beaten path.

Marian HillSee link to playlist below. DJ Andy Bargerstock delivers Part 2 of his favorite music discoveries over the past 50 weeks from off-the-beaten path.  In the first hour, you will hear tracks from male singer-songwriters including Mike Posner, Chris Joss, Steve Mason, Greg Laswell, James Vincent McMorrow and Henry Jamison and then the ladies take the stage including Ruelle (with Zayde Wolf), Marian Hill (duo photo left), and Diane Birch (photo right). Diane Birch

In the second-Chill Session, get prepared for longer endorphin-producing sets that feature international world music and electro-acoustic artists including Shy Girls, Peer Kusiv (Germany), Parov Stelar (Austria), Daniel Spaleniak (Poland), and AURAH (Switzerland).

Mark your calendar and spread the word to join the live stream anywhere in the world at www.kruufm.com and click on the phrase "LISTEN LIVE". It is the best music you never hear unless you are tuned to KRUU-FM.  Click for playlist.

                     

 

Alexi MurdochIt's time for DJ Andy Bargerstock's 11th Annual Best of FT Music programs on October 11 and Oct 18. Discover what has been kicking around in DJ Andy's head for the past 50 weeks. You will hear some of the best tracks of music from off the beaten path that deserve you attend. For example, Fringe Toast song of the year is "Breathe" by Alexi Murdoch (photo left). On Alice Phoebe LouOctober 11m the program highlights singer songwriters including River Whyless, Elephant Stone, Angel Snow, Io Trio, Aurora, and Alana Yorke

In the second hour, your ears will tingle with endorphin-enriching tracks from artists that include Alice Phoebe Lou (photo right), Kaleo, Sohn and Ayla Nereo. Mark your calendar and spread the word.

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For more background on these artists, read the October Iowa Source article on these Fringe Toast music events.

Margo Timmons(See link to playlist below). This week's program features Margo Timmons (photo left) and her band, Cowboy Junkies. But the program starts with a stab from the past with circa 1970 era tracks from UK progressive band King Crimson including the epic "In the Court of the Crimson King."  In the first hour, more good tracks from recently introduced artist Elizabeth Moen from Iowa City.  Listen closely for Fringe Toast first-timers Howard Ivans, Cut Copy, El Michels Affair, and The Trailblazers.

The second-hour Chill Session is anchored by Rocket Empire, Natural Calamity, Ronald Jenkees, The Sneaker Pimps, and Perpetual Groove.  FT offers the best music you never hear.... unless you are tuned to DJ Andy Bargerstock's weekly Fringe Toast show on Wednesday evening with replays on Saturday at 8am CT.

Click here for playlist! Spread the word to friends everywhere to join the live stream through www.kruufm.com. Just click on the phrase LISTEN LIVE. Enjoy!

11th Annual Best of Fringe Toast shows on October 11 and 18 at 8PM with replays the following Saturday mornings at 8am CT. Watch for the Iowa Source article with the playlist of the October 11 program.

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