Andy Bargerstock's blog

Blind FaithBLIND FAITH Jam #3 will be the featured track of the evening.  Recorded originally in BLIND FAITH 1970 by Clapton, Baker, Winwood and Grech under the band name, Blind Faith, this unreleased 12 minute jam session was unavailable until the 2002 remastering of the classic album.  
The Doors will contribute this week with three fringe tracks from three different albums.  You'll also hear from the Dave's, i.e., Dave Mason and David Crosby.  But, the treats of the night may be Ben Harper's, "Another Lonely Day," or Pieta Brown's, "Tears Won't Do Any Good," or Zero 7's, "Red Dust."  
Just when you think you have landed again on Earth, your host, Andy Bargerstock, will take you on another ride ending the show with extended set of music by Enigma and Fripp & Eno.
  • Wed
    May 19
    8:00 pm -
    10:00 pm
  • Tue
    May 25
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

FRINGE TOAST - Lost in the '70s PART 2

Originally broadcast on 4/25/07, Andy Bargerstock will present Part 2 of "Lost in the 1970s", a special edition of Fringe Toast that takes you back to the experience of deep tracks FM radio from around 1975.  The Fringe Toast man will lead you through seldom heard songs and instrumentals of that golden era of rock music. Click here for playlist.

SpiritYou will hear music from Dave Mason, Brian Prothroe, Keef Hartley Band, HP Lovecraft, Quicksilver Messenger Service, RenaissKeef Hartleyance, Grand Funk Railroad, Spirit, The Moody Blues, Blind Faith and more.... Most of these tunes are not classic in the sense of the TOP 40 List.  But, they are classics in the most sublime, biochemical, endorphin-producing ways.   Mark your calendar and spread the word about this special program.

jon anderson(See link to play list at bottom.) The evening kicks off with two tracks from the Irish-Indian male duo, Unseen Guest who play a curious twigsblend of American blues flavored with East Indian percussion, banjo, accordion, and mandolin. In the second hour chillout session, you will meet Linda Good (The Twigs photo on right), singer-songwriter, film composer, keyboardist and former member of The Twigs with twin sister, Laura. We will hear two tracks from her 2009 CD, Love is a Curious Thing.  She was also former keyboardist for the band, Jane's Addiction.  But, the highlight of the evening will come from a 1982 recording by Jon Anderson (photo as lead singer for Yes) and Vangelis who collaborate on the magical 12-minute tribute to 1940s detective films, "Friends of Mr Cairo".

joan armatradingAfter Joan Armatrading (photo left) sets the stage with her haunting classic, "In These Times" from Songs for Tibet CD,  Emiliana emiliana torriniTorrini (photo right), exciting young singer-songwriter from Iceland and member of group, GusGus, gains the spotlight with two tracks from her 2008 CD, Armini and Me.  Then, hold tight for the haunting, ethereal music of Fringe Toast first-timer duet, O+S (Alabama-based Orenda Fink and Scalpelist, a.k.a., Cedric Lemoyne), from their self-titled 2009 CD.  Their MySpace site describes the music as "a combination of a David Lynch movie soundtrack and the art-pop sound of band, 10cc."  Now, that's an intriguing stretch!  Orenda's signature "Azure Ray" sound is truly a delight to th

(Find link to play list at bottom of article). Still sizzling from Mark Knopfler's pete drogeRiverside Theater concert in Milwaukee last weekend, DJ Andy Bargerstock starts the program with MK's rachel yamagata"Marbletown" and "You Don't Know You Are Born." Tune early and let the hooks sink deeply.  Then, American folk-alternative musician, Pete Droge (photo), from Puget Sound area of Washington State shares tracks from his fabulous 2006 CD, Under the Waves. Listen closely for Fringe Toast debut of Japanese American singer-songwriter and pianist, Rachel Yamagata (photo), with vocal talents rivaling Sarah McLachlan's.

(See link to play list at bottom of article). Pieta Brown (photo) releases her new CD (One and All) with Bo Ramsey's ethereally delicate guitar licks.   Oh, yeah!  We love it every time thekristian leontiouypieta brown visit Fairfield.  On this night, you will hear three tracks from One and All.  The UK Indie band, One Eskimo leads off featuring lead vocals by Kristian Leonitou (photo) with his magical, ambient amazement about the human condition, love's heartache, and redemption. Blues legend, Miller Anderson is resurrected by DJ Andy Bargerstock who has tracked this guitar-master since 1970. (Click on Read More)

emancipator(Link to play list at bottom of this article)  Tonight's special feature track spotlights Adrien Daller and Brad Moses on "Hey You" recently sweet talk radiorecorded in Fairfield.  For those who missed Sweet Talk Radio (photo) during their recent visit to Fairfield, on this night you will learn why so many people raved about their performance and tracks from their recent CD, My Hallelujah. This refreshing duo of Kate Shorr and Tim Burlingame takes you to Endorphinville, the place where blissful delight simmers perpetually.

mudcrutch(Read to bottom of article for play list) Still soaring from fresh powder snowboarding at Big Sky Resort in Montana, DJ Andy Bargerstock assemblesinbar bakal another treasure trove of new music after launching with anchors: Jimi Hendrix, Tom Petty's Mudcrutch (CD photo), and Mark Knopfler. And, when the ladies take the stage, listen closely for Israeli born, Inbar Bakal  (photo), with her deliciously exotic song-making.  American jazz-singer, Melody Gardot, shows her talents on "Your Heart is as Black as Night".  France's Sandrine Kiberlain shines on "La Godiche". More great sounds from Deb Talan, Rosie Thomas, Sade (from her new CD), Leslie Feist, and down-tempo artist extraordinaire, Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions. Click on "READ MORE."


karunesh All hail to Peter Frampton (photo), one of the greatest '70s live concert acts. After a ten year recording absence, he returned to the music scene in 2003 with the CD, "NOW". And, tonight you will hear tracks, "Love Stands Alone" and "Not Forgotten".

Among the first-timers to Fringe Toast: (1) Ekoostik Hookah, an Ohio jam band, (2) John Martyn, who died in January 2009, an electrifying guitarist and singer whose music blurred the boundaries between folk, jazz, rock and blues, (3) Raul Malo, former lead vocalist for the Mavericks, (4) Laura Veirs, singer-songwriter formerly of Carelton College in MN, and (5) from his CD, "Call of the Mystic" (photo), German-born ambient musician Karunesh with east Indian flavors and melodies that will glide you deeply into the second-hour swoon.

Tune in early to hear vintage, yet rarely heard Procol Harum (photo left) procol harumtunes, "A Salty Dog" and "Song for a Dreamer"mark knopfler featuring Robin Trower on his dreamy, blues-laden guitar and band founder, Gary Brooker, on piano with his enhanting, metaphysical lyrics. Soon, thereafter, Mark Knopfler flashes his skills with a double-play. On this night, the first-timers include female singer-songwriters: Madeleine Peyroux, Meg Hutchinson, and Anne Heaton. Listen for return visits from Deb Talan and Asa, introduced last week.

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