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(See link to play list at bottom). Join DJ Andy Bargerstock has he plays his favorite tracks discovered during the past 12 months.  This "cream-of-the-crop" program is part 1 of a two-part sequence. hank dogsThis week's show features singer-songwriters and adrianneindie/alternative bands.  Next week, the theme will be chill-out electronica and improvisational jam bands. Austin-based band, The Burned, produced the new 2010 Fringe Toast theme music, "Where Are We Now" and leads off the program. UK indie band, One Eskimo, and British singer-songwriter, Thea Gilmore, are the only artists with two tracks in this Best of FT lineup.  Oops! Morcheeba, also joins the twin-spin list.

the rescuesSee link to play list at bottom. FROM 2009, DJ Andy Bargerstock's favorite musical discoveries. This is a good way to get caught up with the best music you never heard. Fringe Toast offers another delectable portion of fine tunes including the bands, Silversun Pickups, Nouvelle Vague, The Rescues (photo left), Under, The Weepies, Supreme lisa hanniganBeings of Leisure, and Euphoria. Many of the female singer-songwriters who graced the FT stage this year for the first time will be heard again for sure. Tonight, you will receive blessings from Missy Higgins, Lisa Hannigan (photo right), Vanessa Hayes, Meiko, Nathalie Nahai, and Fever Ray. The chill in the evening fall air comes from the eloquent sounds of William Orbit's "Drift So Far", Zero 7's "Left Behind", TJ Rehmi's "Aja", Richard Bone's "Outcrimination Field", and Strawberry Walrus. Click Here for play list.

DJ Andy has been stockpiling some incredible new discoveries to be unveiled next week. Mark your calendar. Spread the good word. Love to all.

ian andersonOn this night we pay tribute to the Golden Era of Rock with a rarely heard selection from Jethro Tull (photo), a downtemp live version of "Crossroads" by Eric Clapton, the Spencer Davis Group without Steve Winwood, the Rolling Stones, and Taj amy macdonaldMahal.


DJ Andy presents a new track from Zero 7 featuring Jose Gonzalez, more new tracks from Under the exciting new chill-out duo from LA, singer-songwriter Jennings sounding somewhat like Tina Dico, and a very interesting 22 year-old Scottish lass, Amy MacDonald (photo). The night spins a curious web taking us into inner places through the charms of worldwide artists including Keren Ann, Moby, The Greencards, Wilco, Aratone, and the Silversun Pickups. The expected chill-out swoon late in this week's show features The Black Keys, Leggo Beast, Massive Attack, and Garbage. Spread the word! The Fringe Toast Meister has returned to spin his web.

kooper bloomfield(See link to play list at bottom). Ain't nothing like the blues! In 1968 Chicago blues legends, Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper (photo) along with Stephen Stills, recorded the famed "Super Session" LP. On this week's show, DJ Andy Bargerstock selects two tracks from this quintessential bluesupreme beings of leisures treasure. Early on, you'll hear from Memphis soul band Booker T and MG's and Harvey Mandel from his Shengrenade LP. Folk singer-songwriter, Shawn Phillips, contributes his '70s era "Steel Eyes." Without doubt, the most obscure tune of the evening will come from 1968 acid-folk-rock Chicago band, HP Lovecraft, with their little known yet marvellous, "Electroallentando." This is among DJ Andy's favorite all-time fringe classics.

David Gray(SEE LINK to play list below). This week DJ Andy Bargerstock features three new CDs from singer-songwriters David Gray (photo left), Ryan Bingham (photo right), and Ray Ryan BinghamLaMontagne. On David Gray's Foundling CD, David confirms his artistic flair for weaving heart-felt lyrics around his rhythmic acoustic guitar.  Ryan Bingham, who wrote award-winning music for the movie, Crazy Heart, scores again with his CD, Junky Star, that reveals his raspy, wise-soul voice far beyond his years.  When Ray LaMontagne takes the stage, he shares two tracks from CD, God Willin' and the Creek Don't Rise.

moody blues(See link to play list at bottom). The Moody Blues (photo) launch this week's show with "Melancholy Man" and "New Horizons", among the many songs with lyrics frallythat shaped our world views in the '70s.  Later in the program, you will hear from Frally Hynes (photo) who seeks new life from her CD release, The Light. You may recognize her as former spouse of Ben Folds. Beyond the tracks from the Moodies, this show offers 100% new material to Fringe Toast.  Read Andy Bargerstock's monthly music reviews in The Iowa Source at: http://www.iowasource.com/fringe-toast-music/

caravan(See link to play list at bottom -- read more). This week's show begins with something new and something vintage.  Vermont-based, Grace Potter (photo) and the Nocturnals, offer track "Colors."  Then, from early '70s grace potterCanterbury, England, you will hear little-known band, Caravan (photo), featuring distinctive organ talents of Richard Sinclair with three-song set flowing into fellow Canterbury jazz-rock wizards, Soft Machine, doing "Penny Hitch" (1973).  Yet, the highlight of the evening will come in the last set of the show featuring the CD, Slow Music for Yoga, and the 16-minute track, "Emptiness of Form" performed by Pakistani artists, Annapurna and Shafqat Ali Khan. You don't want to miss this set. Your heart will soar like an eagle...

widespread panic(See link to play list at bottom). Fresh from three weeks of vacation in Vermont, DJ Andy Bargerstock shares his latest musical discoveries.  Highlighted group, Widespread Panic (photo left), elite American jam band from Athens, GA is known for changing set lists for every concert. On this night, you will hear two tracks from recently released CD, Dirty Side Down. Tune early! You don't want to miss the opening set with some obscure and worthy blues tracks from Tab Benoit, Miller Anderson, and Harry Manx & Kevin Breit.

jack siebelFitting that DJ Andy Bargerstock should play as second song on this week's program the 1971,"Jack-knife Gypsy," by Paul Siebel (photo), little known singer-songwriter but well-known among musicians who sang his compositions keren annincluding Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Ian Matthews and Waylon Jennings. This track emits a raw, blue-collar feeling about working in factories and dancing with danger in the form of a woman known to carry a knife.

matthewsweetThis week Fringe Toast DJ, Andy Bargerstock, takes us on a surreal ride through the outer fringes of blues, singer-songwriter ballads, and improvisational theclarksalternative styles. Early in the program, Pittsburgh's The Clarks (photo) take the stage with their alternative brand of rock that they have been laying down for more than 20 years. From Athens, GA, Matthew Sweet (photo) steps up with "The Devil with Green Eyes". Keyboard wizard, Merl Saunders, returns with Jerry Garcia doing "After Midnight". From Boone, NC you'll hear the blues-grass-tinged instrumental sound of The Major Sevens.The list goes on with The Back Door Slams, Winterpills, Jonatha Brooks, Zorg, Zenphonic with Oceana and Mac Gayden.

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