(See Playlist link at bottom) After opening piece "Father and Daughter" by Paul Simon, legendary guitarist Peter Frampton (photo left) offers his cover of George Harrison's "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" recorded in 2003. Sublime interpretation! As the night unfolds in delicious spendor, your ears will delight with aural flavors from Lisa Hannigan, Mazzy Star featuring Hope Sandoval (photo), Hem, Madeleine Peyroux, and Marc Cohn. You will hear new tracks from LA-based singer-songwriter simply known as AM. Natalie Merchant will take the stage in the second hour with tracks from her 1998 Ophelia CD. Along the way, alternative indie bands share their scintillating creativity.
See below for playlist link! The Golden Era Set early in the first hour features UK's Wishbone Ash (photo left), one of the major innovators in the 1970s with twin-harmony lead guitars. On this night you will hear some of their finest from the 1971 Pilgrimage LP. After the GE Set, DJ Andy Bargerstock will take us on a trip to France with new tracks from three very cool bands: Air, Maya de Luna, and Lonah, dripping with that exotic blend of female vocals, acoustic and electronic elements.... perfectly suited to the Fringe Toast scene. Last track of the evening comes from Tonto's Expanding Head Band's "Zero Time" LP from 1971 with "Riversong" track. See circular photo of the duo, Robert Margouleff and Malcolm Cecil from their Zero Time album cover. This innovative Indian influence cosmically-flavored lyrical electronic piece demonstrated to musicians of the day the possibilities for synthesized music. Tama Star sings through a Moog synthesizer sounding like an instrument herself. Stevie Wonder labeled Zero Time as one of the most important LPs of all-time.
Shortly after Tonto's Expanding Head Band introduced synthesizers to rock music in 1971, Alvin Lee and Ten Years After (photo left), experimented with acoustic-electronic arrangements. In this week's show, DJ Andy Bargerstock features TYA music from 1971 LP, A Space in Time. From the same era, Savoy Brown (photo right) will feature two tracks with Chris Youlden's vocals from 1970 LP, Raw Sienna. These two LPs display amazing creative flow and sophistication. Tune in early to join the jam.
Lots of new FT artists this week. Anchor spots held by Massive Attack and Bird York (photos). UK's Massive Attack, generally credited as one of the inspirational bands for trip hop style of downtempo music, offers "Pray for Rain", a haunting 7-minute track that really takes off musically about half-way through. In the other hand, Bird York, actress and sometimes singer-songwriter will perform "Had a Dream" from her CD, Wicked Little High -- one of DJ Andy Bargerstock's personal favorites that will get you dancing and singing.
Highlighted band of the week, Buddahead (photo), features Iranian-born Raman Kia with distinctively polished alternative music stylizing from their 2004 and 2008 CDs. Listen early to catch this cool band from New York. Female artist of the week, Cat Power (photo), hails from Atlanta known for her minimalist style and breathy vocals.
Enjoy DJ Andy Bargerstock's best musical discoveries. From more than 1000 songs played on Fringe Toast during the past 12 months, you will hear DJ Andy's favorite tracks this week and next. If you heard about the Woodstock Tribute Concert, you will definitely want to hear the next wave of incredible musical talent that lurks behind the scenes around the world.
Fringe Toast beckons you to hear rarely-heard music that resonates with the lost chord, the tone that stimulates endorphins in your brain. Bliss swells with delight on this night as you hear the sonic vibes from Morcheeba (photo), Max Sedgley and DJ Krush (see last week's blog photo),and DJ Lopo. When the ladies sweep across the stage, you ears will tickle with whispers whispfully delivered by Amy McDonald (22 yr old Scottish lass), Meg Hutchinson (coming to FF someday, I promise), Imogen Heap (UK's phenom composer-artist), Deb Talan (lead from The Weepies), Laura Veirs, Keren Ann (photo), and Lisa Germano.The last track of the evening is dedicated to Laurie Stokes who loves the track played, "Wash", by Numatic Soul. It's a groove that will take you higher.
Come on! If you miss this program, you will be kicking yourself as much as those who missed the Woodstock Tribute Concert music and the scintillating wit and repartee from Chris Busch and Andy Bargerstock! Mark it. Listen with a friend.... or come to the studio and enjoy it with DJ Andy. Playlist posted.
Bruce Hornsby (left) and Mark Knopfler (right) anchor this week's program of fine tunes! You'll hear tracks from Hornsby's recently releashed Levitate CD. Knopfler offers two tracks from 2002 CD, Ragpicker's Dream that highlights both his vocals and lyrical guitar-playing.
NOTICE: In case you haven't noticed, DJ Andy Bargerstock has produced a new program invoking theme song based on "Where Are We Now" by the virtually mysteriously unknown band, The Burned. Tune in early as he opens with the traditional Manfred Mann Earth Band theme that morphs to the Burned theme.
Beyond Norah Jones (photo) track, "Broken", this week's playlist assembles from exotic places around the world to satisfy your endorphin-starved neural pathways. Sparks of delight swirl from the creative flow of Greg Laswell, Keaton Simons, and Phontaine who blessed last week's show as first-time performers. DJ Andy Bargerstock's recent forays to the fringe music-well offer fruit again with exotic, hip, electronica from TJ Rehmi (photo) CD, Warm Chill. New tracks from Nouvelle Vague, the cool French bossa nova interpretations of New Wave tunes. Wow! This type of creativity beckons to Snakefarm, the band that takes 60s folk songs on a journey through downtempo interpretations. So,we will hear from them, too.
On this week's show, DJ Andy Bargerstock presents choice cuts from his recent forays into the underground (fringe) music scene. Perhaps, the best cut of the night will come from an unknown band called The Burned with their only known track, "Where are We Now" that DJ Andy found as an uncredited accompaniment of trailing credits on an episode of the Starz Channel's TV series, Crash. Took some research to find this one. But, such is the detective work of our Fringe Toast Meister.... all for the joy of sharing it with you. You don't want to miss this track early in the first hour.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR for Wednesdays at 8pm CT for Sept 30 and October 7!
This week's show comes from the archives of three years of programming for Fringe Toast. As we come upon the third anniversary of Andy Bargerstock's exploration into the outer edges of the music scene, he is preparing two shows (Sept. 30 and Oct. 7) that will feature his 50 most cherished musical tracks discovered over the past 12 months. You don't want to miss these programs that will feature quintessential performances of singer-songwriters such as Jose Gonzalez, Max Sedgley, Alvin Lee, Joe Stansberry, DJ Krush (photo), and DJ Lopo. In addition, you will hear from female artists including Meg Hutchinson, Mia Doi Todd, Anne Heaton, Laura Veirs, Madeleine Peyroux, and Keren Ann. From the chill-out side of the house, you will swoon in the dreamy stylizing of groups such as Nouvelle Vague, Under, The Rescues, Taken By Trees, Fever Ray, William Orbit, and Supreme Beings of Leisure.