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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.

Loading Zone(See link to playlist below). In 1967 during their first American tour, The Who played the Fillmore West and Paul Fauerso's The Loading Zone (1968 album cover) opened the show.   You willmarshall crenshaw hear an interview with Fauerso telling stories from the early days and music from recent Loading Zone CD, Blue Flame. You will also hear tracks from Marshall Crenshaw's 2009 CD, Jaggedland. Noted singer-songwriter and guitarist, Crenshaw (photo) is known for tight leads and offbeat chord progressions.  More tracks from The Amorphous Androgynous. Where else do you hear music like this?

amorphous androgynous(Link to playlist at bottom). Iron Butterfly 1970 recording, "In the Time of Our Lives" launches this week's program... just to recall our roots.  When the prolific UK electronic duo, Future Sound of London (FSOL), assume their alter ego identity as Amorphous Androgynous, members Garry Cobain and Brian Dougans dive deeply into '70s style psychedelic rock. On this show, you will hear from AA's 2010 CD, Peppermint Tree and the Seeds of Superconsciousness(album photo).  

steve miller(See link to play list at bottom). Sounding better than ever vocally, Steve Miller (photo) and his band just released a new CD, "Bingo!" and on this week's show you will hear two tracks. Paul fairport conventionMcCartney returns with additional tracks from CD, Flaming Pie.  Johnsmith (recent Fairfield performer) offers two tracks from CD, Traveler.  But, hold tight, for UK legendary  folk-rock band, Fairport Convention (photo), performing Fringe Toast favorite 1970-track, "Sloth", an epic nine-minute commentary on the folly of war.  It's the extended instrumental segments that will carry you away.

paul mccartney(play list link at bottom of this article).   Dear Friends:  As host of Fringe Toast, I write this article in first person tonight because it is important that you plan carefully to hear this remarkable collection of fine tunes... rarely heard and delightful music! david LaFlammePaul McCartney (photo) takes center stage with tracks from his 1997 CD, Flaming Pie. You will also hear an extremely rare version of the '60s classic, "White Bird" recorded in 2003 by David LaFlamme Band.  David (photo) was the composer and electric violinist in the original recording by It's a Beautiful Day.  This version reveals new delicious flavors. You don't want to miss this track early in the first hour.

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