After opening set that includes an acoustic version of "Your Decision" by Alice in Chains, DJ Andy Bargerstock spends much of first hour unveiling the Summer List of favorite 2015 released music tracks as laid out in the July 2015 Iowa Source Fringe Toast column. Link to article will be posted soon. The spotlight shines brightly on singer-songwriters Meiko (left photo) and Hannah Reid of the band London Grammar (right).
The Second Hour Chill Session features ambient electronica and downtempo female vocalists including Rocket Empire, Sam Sure, Hiatus, Banks, Zoë Johnston, Laura Veirs and the Electric Peanut Butter Company with their cool retro blend of psychedelic instrumental music. All good stuff to soothe the evening vibes. Click here for playlist. The best music you never hear ... unless you are tuned to Fringe Toast.
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As usual DJ Andy Bargerstock explores the fringes of contemporary music with special spotlights on band Umphrey's McGee (photo left) and song-writer Cary Brothers (photo right). But, the program begins with duet "Living a Lie" with Aimee Mann and James Mercer (Shins). The first hour offers choice tracks from Richard Thompson's new CD, from jazz singer Melody Gardot singing roots spirituals, and Broken Bells.
The second-hour Chill Session features uniquely stylized reggae/electronica from LA based band Stick Figure, Natalie Walker vocal tracks, and the extremely rare "Wash" from Numatic Soul... swirling into another endrophine drenched experience. Invite friends to join the live stream at www.kruufm.com (click on LISTEN LIVE).
DJ Andy returns with 100% new tracks program show featuring singer-songwriter Awna Teixeira (recent Cafe P performer, photo right) and Mali-based World music band Songhoy Blues (photo left) with tracks from their new CD Music in Exile. Twin spins during first hour include never before played tracks from Eilen Jewell, Eliza Gilkyson, and Rising Appalachia.
In this week's second-hour Chill Session, you ears tingle with delight with intriguing down-tempo songs from Gregory Page, Tracey Thorn, Bearfoot, and Damien Jurado. Final tracks come from the young electro-acoustic composer Emancipator from the Northwest with splendid insrumental pieces from CD Dusk to Dawn.
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(See llink to playlist below). Part 2 of DJ Andy Bargerstock's preview of FAIRfest lineup of choice musical performances with special spotlight on Arthur Lee Land (photo left) and Fairfield's own Robert Reeder (right photo) offering several tracks from recent CDs. Pieta Brown with and without Bo Ramsey and Shook Twins round out this week's Fringe Toast showcase of artists coming to visit Fairfield the weekend of June 19. Hear what Andy B has been offering up over the past few years leading to this feast of music.
In the second-hour chill session, you will hear from two acoustic/electroica groups, i.e., France's AIR and UK's Zero 7. Some of the finest music you will ever hear but unfortunately they will not be participating at this year's FAIRfest.
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(Playlist link below). DJ Andy Bargerstock plays tracks from artists introduced to Fringe Toast audiences in recent years who will be participating in FairFEST on weekend of June 19-21.
Nederland, CO band Elephant Revival (photo left) and Ian Moore hold this week's spotlight in the first hour. The second-hour soundstage features Minnesota's The Pines and Fairfield's Mr. Nasti. The final 30-minute set resurrects the Canterbury England charms of Caravan with their distinctive pleasant stylizing from late 60s and early 70s.
The Best Music You Never Hear... unless you are tuned to Fringe Toast! Next week Part 2 of this preview.
DJ Andy Bargerstock spins 26 of 28 songs never before played on Fringe Toast with spotlights shining on English indietronica band, Glass Animals (photo left) and Idaho singer-songwriter Eilen Jewell (band photo right) with her distinctive blend of Americana, blues and rockabilly genres. First-timers to the program include Father John Misty (indie folk-rock formerly with Fleet Foxes), Bearfoot (Alaskan post-bluegrass), Years & Years (UK indie dance electronica), and Iowa City's Jack Lion who played Cafe Paradiso in Fairfield last week.
The Chill Session in the second hour offers serene soundscapes from Emancipator, Daniel Lanois, Brian Eno, Rising Appalachia, and 1Giant Leap. Click here for playlist and invite friends to join the live stream every Wednesday at 8pm CT.
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After new program theme song "Save Me" by Listenbee, DJ Andy Bargerstock delivers another live program presenting the best music from off-the-beaten path with special focus on new tracks from sister-duo Rising Appalachia (alternative folk, photo left) and Emancipator (ambient electronica composer). Addtional new releases from Tanlines, The Weepies, Milk Carton Kids, and Plumb.
The second-hour Chill Zone offers an extended set of East Indian and western electronica fusion with Ganga Beats and also Adam Shaikh & Catherine Potter. Late in the show, former lead singer with Zero 7, Sophie Barker, contributes a beautiful down-tempo track, "Home (Custom Blue Remix)." Sounds so much like Zero 7 in their heyday.
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(Link to playlist below). DJ Andy Bargerstock returns with more original programs LIVE beginning this week. The program begins with emerging mysterious artist named Listenbee with track "Save Me." Lead singer from old-time music influenced Carolina Chocolate Drops, classically trained Rhiannon Giddens (photo left), offers banjo, violin and vocals, from her new CD Tomorrow is My Turn. Twin-spins from new Fringe Toast performers include Adam Cohen (Leonard's son), Emily Shirley, Sean Watkins, Gregory Alan Isakov, and Heather Maloney.
In the second-hour Chill Session, you ears will tingle with delight from Zoe Johnston, Plumb, Rara Avis, FC Kahuna, and Space Art. The program concludes with an 8-minute beautifully obscure acoustic guitar and synthesizer piece by Frenchman, Michel Moulinie.
(Playlist link below). POSTPONED from May 6th due to technical issues. Starting 5 songs from the TV series Sons of Anarchy featuring beautifully gritty performances from Battleme, Paul Brady, White Buffalo, and Katey Sagal who also plays a character in the series. Listen for her song with house band from Charming, CA , The Forest Rangers. More new tracks from recently featured artists including LA singer-songwriter Meiko, and UK bands Alt-J and Smoke Fairies. First timers to Fringe Toast include Kat Edmonson (photo below), Neulore, Gideon Grove, and duo Dave McGraw & Mandy Fer who play at Cafe Paradiso periodically.
The second-hour international Chill Session offers more fine ambient electro-acoustic tracks from La Hell Gang (Chile), Laid Back (Denmark), UK’s Phil Mison (a.k.a., Cantoma), Deep Dive Corp. (Germany), Ásgeir (Iceland), Krono (France), and the amazingly duo Tosca (Austria).
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