Andy Bargerstock's blog

(See link to play list at bottom). Join DJ Andy Bargerstock as he plays his favorite tracks discovered during Year 4 of Fringe Toast.  This "cream-of-the-crop" program is part 1 of a two-part sequence. It was originally aired in hank dogsOctober 2010. This week's show features singer-songwriters and indie/alternative bands.  Next week, the theme will be chill-out electronica and improvisational jam bands. Austin-based band, adrianneThe 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.

fringe toastAfter an opening charge by jam-band Widespread Panic, rising Iowa blues musician, Erick Hovey, (photo) speaks with DJ Andy and plays a three-song set from his CD, Prairie Dance Music. Portland-based folk singer-erick hoveysongwriter, Laura Veirs, spins her charms with two tracks of lyrically rich reflections on life and love.  More new tracks from Iceland's Emiliana Torrini, Canada's Harry Manx, and Laurie Anderson from her new CD, Homeland.   DJ Andy Bargerstock paints a core theme of acoustic blues surrounded by some of his fringe classics from Robbie Robertson, Imogen Heap, Loreena McKennitt, and The Lonelyhearts.  Fringe Toast first-timers include Long-Ge (Taiwan), Bex Marshall (UK), Kelly Joe Phelps (US), Ray Bonneville (US) and Hans Theesink (Netherlands).  Encourage your social network worldwide to listen via the Internet at http://www.kruufm.com/ .  Click on artist names for more information.  Click here for play list.

  • Wed
    Mar 16
    8:00 pm -
    10:00 pm
  • Tue
    Mar 22
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

FRINGE TOAST - Eva Cassidy & Emiliana Torrini

fringe toast(See playlist link at bottom). Icelandic singer-songwriter and former lead for band, GusGus, Emiliana Torrini (photo) sings "Me and Armini," an electro/jazz/pop stalkerish obsession on lost love.  emiliana torriniOther female singers who grace the Fringe Toast soundstage include Eva Cassidy, Leslie Feist, Tina Dico, and actress Minnie Driver who delivers a very interesting blues song as second track of this program.   New tracks from experimental US performance artist, Laurie Anderson, and Margo Timmins' Canadian band, Cowboy Junkies.   More music from Canada's Harry Manx with mellow and engaging folk-blues-Hindustani acoustic guitar and spiritually-awake lyrics. 

  • Wed
    Mar 09
    9:00 pm -
    11:00 pm
  • Tue
    Mar 15
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

FRINGE TOAST - The Civil Wars and Neema - Wed., 3/9/11 at 8pm CT

fringe toast(See play list link below). The Civil Wars (photo), singer-songwriter duo Joy Williams and John Paul White made the Itunes 2010 Best of Year list.  On this show, ycivil warsou will hear tracks from 2011 CD, Barton Hollow.  Western North Carolina singers, Dana Robinson and wife, share tracks they played last week in Fairfield.  From British Columbia, Canada, Harry Manx mixes blues, folk and Hindustani classical music. His acoustic cover of Jimi Hendrix's "Foxy Lady" will tear you up.  Of Egyptian and Lebanese decent and hailing from Montreal, the singer named Neema is a protegee of Leonard Cohen.  Her style fits so well with Fringe Toast.   In the second-hour Chill Out journey, we will be visited by groups like Tranquility Bass, Grey Area, 1 Giant Leap, Anoushka Shankar, Autamata, B-Tribe, and soundtrack music from Social Network movie.

Click here for play list.  Click on names of above artists to learn more.  Encourage your friends to join the show live via website www.kruufm.com.  Program rebroadcasts on Monday night (12midnight to 2am) Central USA Time.

morcheeba(see link to play list at bottom) Still sizzling from recent House of Blues concert in Chicago featuring UK band Morcheeba, DJ Andy Bargerstock lays down a second-hour, six-song set of his favorite M-tracks.  When Austin, Texas folk singer-songwriter Eliza eliza gilkysonGilkyson (photo) takes the mic, you will wonder why her music isn't more widely recognized. Lots of music on this show from Eliza's label, Red House Records where as the website says, "the roots meet the here and now." You will hear RHR artists, Guy Davis and Cliff Eberhardt. Other Fringe Toast first-timers include AJ Roach, Zaac Pick, Jeff Kelly, Anna Calvi, and former member of Jefferson Airplane, Jorma Kaukonen.

You don't want to miss the Guns and Roses cover, "Sweet Child O' Mine" performed by Taken By Trees with Swedish singer, Victoria Bergsman.  This track dedicated to Margo Lenmark, who loves it so much.  Click here for play list.  You can stream this music program live at www.kruufm.com. 

Click here to listen to audio music reviews from DJ Andy Bargerstock that were originally published in print form for the monthly magazine for Southeast Iowa, The Iowa Source.

carolina chocolate drops(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 reed grimm(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.

fringe toast(See link to play list below). If you keep shelly in athensmissed 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).

  • Wed
    Feb 09
    9:00 pm -
    11:00 pm
  • Tue
    Feb 15
    1:00 am -
    3:00 am

FRINGE TOAST - Sweetwater Rose & Blue Tofu emergence -

fringe toast(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 oMac Gaydenf 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 DarksideClick here for play list!

fringe toast(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'sDecemberists 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 .

 

 

kurt baumannAre 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, takesthea gilmore 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.

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