Listen early for two selections from CD "Women of Africa" that is part of the Putumayo World Music collection. Photo here shows artwork of Nicola Heindl, famous British artist who does most of the Putumayo CD covers. From this CD you will hear Maria de Barros, sharing music from the island nation, Cape Verde, off the northwest coast of Africa. Also, you will hear singer Nawal from the island nation of Comoros, off the east coast of Africa. Soon thereafter on this night, Single Gun Theory with lead singer, Jaqui Hunt (photo), takes the Fringe Toast stage.
(Play list link at bottom) The latest discoveries of the best music you never heard! On this week's program, we highlight the music of Norway's Kings of Convenience (photo right) and Ireland's Autamata (photo left) featuring the musical talents of Kevin McHugh. During the first hour, you will hear from the Kings, Morcheeba, Meg Hutchinson, Thievery Corporation, Autamata and Eric Clapton. Click on "read more" for complete article and play list.
(Link to play list at bottom). Special alert: Listen closely for extremely rare Pink Floyd tracks during this program. In 1974, the experimental avant-gard electronic duo, Beaver & Krause, released their final LP, All Good Men (album cover photo) but few people ever heard much from this eccentric mix of musical styles. You will hear two tracks: "All Good Men" and small masterpriece "Legend Days Are Over" with spoken word by an elderly Native American who laments the loss of her people's way of life.
Great way to get over the hump at mid-week.... Take the Fringe Toast Express on another intergalactic ride. Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia (photo) takes center stage in the first hour with rare tracks from the film sountrack to Zabriskie Point (circa 1970). Vintage British blues from Blodwyn Pig and early '70s track from John Martyn's Solid Air LP. Fairfield's own Jane Roman Pitt offers her soulful jazz-blues on "Sunshine Switch" from her 2006 CD Peace of the River. (Click on "Read more" for rest of article and play list.)
(See REVISED link to play list at bottom). On this week's show, DJ Andy Bargerstock plays the best music you never heard from the Golden Era (1967-72), an incredibly creative period following the release of The Beatles landmark LP, Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band. You will hear the 20 music tracks that appeared in the October and November issues of DJ Andy's music column in The Iowa Source. You'll hear exotic, creative music that deserves to be recognized.....
(Link to play list at bottom). Grammy-nominated CD, Melted, by early '70s Philadelphia-area band, Wax (photo), sets the pace of this week's program. Recorded in 1971 as a live (unmodified) studio session, this high-quality recording recently resurfaced and features the talents of friends of Fairfield, Rick Levy and Beau Jones (who recently passed away).
(See link to play list at bottom) ...More incredibly good stuff from the treasure chest of DJ Andy Bargerstock! This week's show is stoked with new tracks from alternative band Guster (photo), singer-songwriter KT Tunstall, Sara Sample (played Fairfield last week), violinist Natalie Brown (photo and on 11/12 at Mill), female vocal duo Azure Ray (at Mill on 11/4), and Sufjan Stevens.
(See play list link at bottom.) To launch Year 5 of the Fringe Toast Radio Show, DJ Andy Bargerstock intoduces ten new artists/groups along with 100% first-time tracks. The Dutch-based Twelve Bar Blues Band opens with their 9-minute, "You Gonna Need My Help Someday," followed by "River Runs Deep" from Eric Clapton's (photo) 2010 CD release. Late in the show, you will hear tracks fromsinger-songwriter Meiko's (photo) self-titled, first CD (2007) which has garnered kudos throughout the music industry.
(See play list link at bottom). Continuing with the 4th annual Best of Fringe Toast Radio Show, DJ Andy Bargerstock serves more of this year's favorite tracks. The show begins with a 2003 recording of David LaFlamme's famous 1968 composition, "White Bird," done by David and his recent band mates. Listen early for blues and jam tracks from Widespread Panic, Miller Anderson, and duo Harry Manx and Kevin Breit.
(See link to play list at bottom). Join DJ Andy Bargerstock has he plays his favorite tracks discovered during the past 12 months. This "cream-of-the-crop" program is part 1 of a two-part sequence. 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, The 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.