Andy Bargerstock's blog

arthur lee land(see link to play list below). Underground Classic "Juliette" (1973) by Little Feat opens this week's program followed by a set of contemporary tracks (2000-07) from '70s musicians Joe Cocker, Robin Trower, and Wishbone Ash. The spotlight shines on Arthur Lee Land, former Fairfield resident and brilliant multi-instrumentalist, whose 2013 CD Cracked Open demonstrates his broad musical genius as both songwriter and performer.  When the ladies take the stage, you will hear from Laura Veirs, Sarah Jarosz (with Simon & Garfunkel cover song), and Sia Furler (Aussie singer-songwriter and former anchor for Zero 7) with live version of "Distractions."

Hold tight for the second-hour Chill Session featuring delightful tracks from Suisse Modular (France), Harry Manx (Canada), Haim (girl band from LA), and Shpongle (UK/India world music collaborative). This will be another excursion into music from off the beaten path.  Invite your friends worldwide to join via live stream at www.kruufm.com and click on "LIVE STREAM" in upper left corner.  Click here for play list.  Enjoy the best music you never hear.... unless your hooked into Fringe Toast.

  • Wed
    Sep 04
    8:00 pm -
    10:00 pm
  • Tue
    Sep 10
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

Fringe Toast - 1 GIANT LEAP into WORLD MUSIC - Wed. 8pm CT

baaba maalThis program is dedicated to moving your music collection into the WORLD MUSIC arena. We begin with a special 40-minute mix by DJ Andy Bargerstock featuring music from What About Me? recorded in 2009 by 1 Giant Leap as part of a TV documentary on the theme, diversity within harmony. Among the many countries represented are South Africa, Senegal, Kenya, Gabon, Egypt, Mali, and Ghana.  The remaining first-hour play list features tracks from One Giant Leap's self-titled debut CD from 2002 that includes magical confections from Michael ayoStipe (band, REM), Asha Boshle (classical Indian singing legend), and Eddi Reader (Scotland).

The second-hour is an ALL-AFRICA carpet ride with contributions from Ali Farke Toure and Boubacar Traore KarKar (both from Mali), Geoffrey Oryema (Uganda), Ayub Ogada (Kenya), Baaba Maal (photo) and Maria de Barros (Senegal), Nawal (Comoros), and two delightful femal singers from Nigeria (Asa and Ayo, last shown in underwater photo).  Print the play list and follow along during the program.  Invite friends to join the live stream at www.kruufm.com. Discover the best music you never hear! ... unless you are hooked into FRINGE TOAST!

  • Wed
    Aug 28
    8:00 pm -
    10:00 pm
  • Tue
    Sep 03
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

Fringe Toast - BOLD RETURN of ZERO 7 - Wed., 8/28 at 8pm CT

Hardaker and BinnsThe program begins with 11-minute “Raja Khan” (1972) by Renaissance, a progressive UK classical-folk-rock band featuring the vocals of Annie Haslam.  After nearly four-year absence from the music scene, UK electro-chill duo Sam Hardaker and Henry Binns (a.k.a, Zero 7) release two single tracks next week.  DJ Andy Bargerstock shares an advanced release track called “Don’t Call It Love” followed by “Peripheral Visionaries” by Canada’s band Young Galaxy.  Additional new 2013 tracks in first hour by Brown Bird (David Lamb and MorganEve Swain), Harry Manx (Canadian acoustic blues on veena), Valerie June (photo Valerie Juneshowing soul singer) and Laura Veirs (Portland-based singer-songwriter).  Listen closely for Americana and blue grass contributions from Gillian Welch and New England's Crooked Still.

 The second hour Chill Session features down-tempo electro-acoustic tracks from Spiral System, OuterSect, Soma Sonic, Indigo Jam Unit, and Massive Attack.  A good way to enjoy the cool summer nights, Fringe Toast offers the best music you never hear! 

CLICK HERE for Play List.  Join live stream at www.kruufm.com.

 

  • Wed
    Aug 21
    8:00 pm -
    10:00 pm
  • Tue
    Aug 27
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

Fringe Toast - LEVON HELM & KT TUNSTALL on Wed., 8/21 at 6pm CT

kt tunstall(See link to play list below). After opening with a special mix of tracks from Procol Harum's 1968 LP Shine on Brightly, DJ Andy Bargerstock lays down a first hour featuring US singer-songwriter KT Tunstall's new CD and ex-Band member Levon Helm's CD Dirt Farmer (2007). See photos. Swedish singer-songwriter Jose Gonzalez contributes songs from both his special Itunes recording session and his band Junip. Grammy levon helmwinning mandolin-player Chris Thile plays his interpretations of J.S. Bach violin sonatas. Take a look at the play list below. Where else can you find an exotic line up like this?  Tune in regularly!

In the second-hour Chill Session, you will enjoy a set of Indian influenced blues electronica from Canadian veena player Harry Manx, UK's Siouxsie and the Banshees, and San Francisco area composer Rob Rayle who records under the name Outersect.  Germany's Roland Voss (aka, Lemongrass) offers his downtempo electronica compositions from 2007 CD Filmothèque.  Click here for play list. Enjoy the best music you never hear! Enjoy the live stream on Wednesday at 8pm CT at www.kruufm.com.

civil wars(See play list link below).The program begins with a recent live recording of David Gilmour's current band playing Pink Floyd's 1968 song "Remember a Day."  Then, DJ UndergroundMan shares choice tracks from The Civil Wars (photo) now in August 2013 releasing their self-titled and presumably last album after announcing their breakup last fall. New release music from KT Tunstall.

The second hour Chill Session begins with a set of three tracks from Soma Sonic, the Canadian brother chill duo with ethereal female vocals. Listen carefully for California electro-mix duo Poolside's rework of Black Sabbath's "Planet Caravan." First timers to Fringe Toast include several international artists including Amar, Fredrik (Sweden), Suisse Modular (France), Four80East (Canada), Spiral System (UK), and Blue Stone (US).  Alt-J steps in with tracks from 2012 CD Awesome Wave.

Invite friends worldwide to join the live stream at www.kruufm.com.  Click here for play list. The best music you never hear!

(See link to play list below). After opening music from former leadman for The Guess Who, Burton Cummings, and the rising Colorado-based high energy, folk-alternative band,The Lumineers, DJ Andy Bargerstock lays down tracks from Vermont's duo, Quiet Lion, featuring Tommy Alexander and Grace Flynn (photo), who provide a soothing counterpoint to Tommy's deep vocals.  On the song, "The Quiet Child," quiet lionyou will learn the simple joy that comes when "you can sit still with the quiet child and untangle all that is wrong and right." Artists who play Fairfield, Anais Mitchell and Cuddle Magic, round out the singer-songwriter section of the program.

During the second-hour Chill Session, you will hear UK ambient electronic duo Honeyroot, upstate New York dub, reggae roots band, 10 Ft. Ganga Plant, electronic grooves with Phase Selector Sound, and more good tracks from Germany's Deep-Dive-Corp.

Encourage everyone in social networks to join the live stream: http://kruufm.com/. 

Click here for play list.  Program originally broadcast 8/8/12.

 

ben taylor(Print play list from link below). On this program, you will hear the magic of Ben Taylor (photo), son of Carly Simon and James Taylor, from his CD, Listening.  Former Roxy model and San Diego singer-songwriter, Tristan Prettyman (photo) shares tracks from her 2012 CD, Cedar + Gold.

The second-hour chill session features a wide tristan prettymanvariety of artists from around the globe including UK's electronic producer Afterlife (aka, Steve Miller), a remix of Robert Johnson's "Pablos Blues" by Gare du Nord, Sweden's Korallreven, and Peaking Lights, a male/female duo who are genre-blenders of reggae, dub, and dream-pop. There is so much good stuff waiting for you.  Click here to link to play list.  Invite friends to join the live stream at www.kruufm.com.  Download the awesome play list and follow along. Program originally aired 10/31/12.

  • Wed
    Jul 24
    8:00 pm -
    10:00 pm
  • Tue
    Jul 30
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

GROOVY UNDERGROUND Early '70s - Fringe Toast Style - Wed., 8pm CT

buffy sainte-marie(See link to play list below). Exotic, scintillating, magical music from off-the-beaten path from the Golden Era (1967-75).  Many tracks sound remarkably contemporary. If you love the Fringe Toast play lists, you will definitely enjoy this rare ride with DJ Andy Bargerstock who was a college DJ in Pennsylvania in the '70s.  Native American, Buffy Sainte-Marie (photo), sings about addiction to "Codine".  California band, It's a Beautiful Day (album cover), reflects on a "Girl with No Eyes."  You will hear bands with unusualit's a beautiful day names such as Tonto's Expanding Head Band, Joe Byrd and the Field Hippies, H.P. Lovecraft, and McKendree Spring.

You will also hear rare tracks from some better known artists, e.g., "2000 Light Years from Home" by The Rolling Stones, and "Tree Top Flyer" by Stephen Stills, and "Laughing" by David Crosby.  This play list is a splendid slice of music history. CLICK HERE for play list.  Invite your friends to join the Fringe Toast Music experience via live stream at www.kruufm.com.

missy higginsThe program begins with exceptionally well-produced Underground Classic, "The Smell of Incense" by West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band (1967). Soon thereafter, Fairfield's own Mike Ragogna steps in with "Not Your Father's Folk Song" from his recently released retrospective collection called End of the Line (2013). Later, you will hear from Ian Lubar's band Mt. Thelonious (see Ian's photo) from their new self-titled CD. With connections to Fairfield, we hope to hear Ian's trio live sometime soon.  Missy Higgins (photo) Ian Lubaralso brings her charms to the FT stage this week.  Other Fringe Toast first-timers during the first hour include Darcie Minor, Lori McKenna, Angela Sterling Forest, Alina Simone, and MilkDrive.

DJ Andy's carefully-selected acoustic-electro Chill Session will be conjured by Magic Sound Fabric, France's Télépopmusik, Tulku, Calexico, and Rob Crow (Pinback lead man).  Click here for play list.

Send to DJ Andy (fringetoast@kruufm.com) your suggestions of Fringe Toast style music for the show. Tell your friends to join the live stream at www.kruufm.com.

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

Fringe Toast MUSIC - Alvin Lee & Anomie Belle

anomie belle(See link to play list below). John Martyn opens with his 1973 Underground Classic "Dreams by the Sea." Jam-band extraordinaire, Widespread Panic, picks up the pace with two tracks from their 1994 LP Ain't Life Grand.  Former Fleetwood Mac lead blues-guitarist Peter Green displays his talents with "Help Me" (2005).  We honor the passing of two virtuosos with recent tracks: Ray Manzarek, former keyboard player for The Doors, and Alvin alvin leeLee, electric guitarist for Ten Years After (photo).

When the ladies take the stage, you will hear from Eliza Gilkyson, Margo Timmins of The Cowboy Junkies, and classically-trained violinist and electronic musician, Anomie Belle (photo).  In the second-hour Chill Session, aural delights come from Anugama, One Eskimo, Trust, and The Orb.   Invite friends to join the live stream at www.kruufm.com.  Click here for play list.

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