(See link to play list below). For those who enjoyed American Idol's Caleb Hawley at his live performance last Thursday at Fairfield's Sondheim Center, you also appreciated Reed Grimm (photo) on percussion and vocals. On this Fringe Toast program, you will hear three tracks spread thoughout the show from Reed Grimm's Minneapolis-based band, Shoeless Revolution. You will be delighted with Reed's sophisticated and varied approach to tracks from 2010 CD, From the Inside Out. Later, Grammy Award winner, Carolina Chocolate Drops (photo), who are described as an old-time Carolina string band from Durham, share their "contemporary-alternative" expressions. Listen early for a cool-breeze, funky, jazz set from New Orleans band, Galactic. Newcomers to the Fringe Toast lineup include Barnaby Bright, Kelly Dalton, David Berkeley, Joshua James, Jeff Kelly, Rain Parade, The Sundays and Gary B. More tracks from Mac Gayden, Pieta Brown, and West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band. You don't want to miss this fine radio music event. Spread the word to your friends worldwide who stream the show live via www.kruufm.com . Click here for play list.
(See link to play list below). If you missed Mac Gayden's magical 3-song set in the middle of last Saturday's Sweetwater Rose concert at The Sondheim, then tune in early to Fringe Toast where DJ Andy Bargerstock shares rare tracks from Mac, namely "Lightning in the Dark" and "Going Down the Road." Later, you will hear from the new, ambient, electronica duo from Greece known as Keep Shelly in Athens (female lead photo).
(See link to play list at bottom). Former Traffic leader, Dave Mason kicks off with live version of "World in Change," a fitting commentary on contemporary events even though it was written 40 years ago. DJ Andy Bargerstock highlights the music of Mac Gayden (legendary songwriter: "Everlasting Love" and "Crazy Mama") and his female trio, Sweetwater Rose (photo) that includes Fairfield's own Ali Sperry. Join the live concert with Sweetwater on Saturday, Feb. 12th at Sondheim. Later in this Fringe Toast episode, Andrea Matthews and Tim Story (aka, Blue Tofu) take the stage with tracks from their 2001 CD offering a full plate of chilled, downtempo, acoustic-electronic swoon. Click on "Read More" for play list. New artists to the Fringe Toast play list: Sarabeth Tucek, Quincy Coleman, The Civil Wars, House of Fire, Dave Thomas Junior, and Flunk. More new tracks Swell Season, Flower Travelin' Band and Darkside. Click here for play list!
(see link to play list at bottom). With their new CD rising on the charts, Portland band, The Decemberists (photo), help launch the first set of this week's program. You will hear the influence of REM's Peter Buck mandolin and guitar on the track, "Down by the Water."
Frequent Fairfield visitor, Anais Mitchell, shares two tracks from her Hymns for the Exiled CD. Fairfield's own Jimmie Dalton contributes his down-tempo, psychedelic 7-minute, "Fungus of the Mind". As DJ Andy Bargerstock shares recent gems from the outer edges of the music scene, you will enjoy the second-hour, chill-out session featuring Cocoon, Sleepthief, OceanLab, Foxboro Hottubs, Samantha Jones, Flower Travellin' Band, Liquid Sound Company, Acetone, and Sven VanHees. (Click here for play list). Encourage friends to join us via the Internet at http://www.kruufm.com .
Are you ready for another cosmic journey with DJ Andy Bargerstock? See link to playlist below. Here's a sneak preview of this week's show. Fringe Toast theme song band, The Burned, takes center stage for an extended set during first hour featuring lead singer, Kurt Baumann, (photo) with his soaring, ethereal vocals and haunting guitar. Check out the lyrics from "Where are We Now" from 2010 CD. Returning artist, Thea Gilmore (photo), shines again with new track, "Cold Coming". Singer-songwriters from soundtrack to movie, Dear John, include Amanda Seyfried, Joshua Radin, and Deborah Lurie.
(Link to play list at bottom). After the seldom-heard and highly cherished 1969 signature classic by King Crimson, "In the Court of the Crimson King" (album cover photo), Carlos Santana offers two tracks from his 2010 CD, Guitar Heaven, where he covers "Riders on the Storm" and "While My Guitar Gently Weeps." DJ Andy Bargerstock shares his favorite tracks from new movie, Country Strong featuring up-and-comers Garrett Hedlund and Leighton Meester (photo). Snow Patrol, Alanis Morissette and Mumford & Sons round out the first hour.
(See link to play list at bottom). From Australia, singer-songwriter Pete Murray (photo) splashes onto the Fringe Toast scene. Canada's Leslie Feist (photo) teams up with California band, The Rubies on "I Feel Electric" to kick off the 2nd hour chill session with DJ Andy Bargerstock. Early in the show, you will hear acoustic Alanis Morissette and a Civil War Era song from Leon Russell and Elton John. Others joining this week's fun include The Shins, Cary Brothers, and Melody Gardot.
(See link to play list below). On this week's show, DJ Andy Bargerstock reveals new tracks from his recent journeys to the underground music scene. Psychedelic Australian group, The Morning After Girls, (photo: former members Aimee Nash and Scott Von Ryper) perform "Hidden Spaces" from their 2005 CD. Late in the show, Eddie Vedder (photo) shares acoustic songs from two movie soundtracks. Covering the '80s classic "If you were Here" by the Thompson Twins, Kitty Hawk (New Zealand) and Cary Brothers (USA) offer two exotic interpretations.
(See LINK below for play list). Did you ever notice that the infinity sign consists of two interlinking elipses? Yeah, really! Zero plus zero equals infinity. On this night you will experience infinite bliss via DJ Andy Bargerstock's play list of his choice selections of two exquisite fringe groups named Zero 7 (photo, singer Tina Dico) and Zero One (album cover). Zero 7, the UK electronic band organized by Sam Hardaker and Henry Binns features rotating lead vocals by world-class artists including Denmark's Tina Dico, Australia's Sia Furler, England's Sophie Barker, and Sweden's Jose Gonzalez. You will hear music mostly from two recommended CDs, Simple Things (2001) and When It Falls (2004).
(See link to play list at bottom). Fairfield's own Skunk River Medicine Show (photo left) and Georgia's blues/jazz singer Lizz Wright (photo right) are the featured artists on this week's Fringe Toast radio show. Morgan and Foster delivered an outstanding CD release performance locally this past weekend. You will hear tracks "Sliding Delta" and "Cypress Grove Blues," renamed by DJ Andy Bargerstock as "Cypress Grooveyard" due to Morgan's master banjo reverb and Foster's inspired bass lines. Sultry Lizz Wright shares three tracks from her 2005 CD, Dreaming Wide Awake, including covers of Neil Young's "Old Man" and The Youngblood's "Get Together". Note: Click on READ MORE.