100% new tracks this week! B.B. King (photo) and friends, Clapton and John Hooker, celebrate the blues tradition to begin this week's program with "Riding with the King" and "Blues Summit." Later, you'll hear from Buckethead (yes, the guy who wears a Kentucky Fried Chicken bucket while he plays) named by GuitarOne magazine as one of the "Top 20 Greatest Guitar Shredders of All Time." Haven't heard from him? Don't miss it! Really, you will want to hear his ear-soothing work. Thanks to Stephen Kult.
When the singer-songwriters step to the mic, you will hear Fringe Toast first-timers: California multi-instrumentalist (including cello), Emily Wells, and award-winning Australian artist, Missy Higgins (photo). Missy possesses awesome potential both as a lyricist and vocalist reminiscent of Sarah McLachlan. Late in the second hour, Dido will perform her 9-minute "Northern Skies" which is destined to be among her greatest hits .... if you like Dido, this one will spin its seductive spell. As the endorphin levels escalate, you can expect visits from The Smiths, Snow Patrol, Sozo, Rush, Victor Wooten, Duncan Sheik, and The Unseen Guest. The Fringe Toast Meister's wife says this is one of her favorite mixes for 2008. So, settle in for a charming experience. See the playlist on this site under Programs - Fringe Toast - Dec. 10. Spread the word and tune in early.