(See link to play list at bottom of article). Pieta Brown (photo) releases her new CD (One and All) with Bo Ramsey's ethereally delicate guitar licks. Oh, yeah! We love it every time they visit Fairfield. On this night, you will hear three tracks from One and All. The UK Indie band, One Eskimo leads off featuring lead vocals by Kristian Leonitou (photo) with his magical, ambient amazement about the human condition, love's heartache, and redemption. Blues legend, Miller Anderson is resurrected by DJ Andy Bargerstock who has tracked this guitar-master since 1970. (Click on Read More)
(Link to play list at bottom of this article) Tonight's special feature track spotlights Adrien Daller and Brad Moses on "Hey You" recently recorded in Fairfield. For those who missed Sweet Talk Radio (photo) during their recent visit to Fairfield, on this night you will learn why so many people raved about their performance and tracks from their recent CD, My Hallelujah. This refreshing duo of Kate Shorr and Tim Burlingame takes you to Endorphinville, the place where blissful delight simmers perpetually.
(Read to bottom of article for play list) Still soaring from fresh powder snowboarding at Big Sky Resort in Montana, DJ Andy Bargerstock assembles another treasure trove of new music after launching with anchors: Jimi Hendrix, Tom Petty's Mudcrutch (CD photo), and Mark Knopfler. And, when the ladies take the stage, listen closely for Israeli born, Inbar Bakal (photo), with her deliciously exotic song-making. American jazz-singer, Melody Gardot, shows her talents on "Your Heart is as Black as Night". France's Sandrine Kiberlain shines on "La Godiche". More great sounds from Deb Talan, Rosie Thomas, Sade (from her new CD), Leslie Feist, and down-tempo artist extraordinaire, Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions. Click on "READ MORE."
All hail to Peter Frampton (photo), one of the greatest '70s live concert acts. After a ten year recording absence, he returned to the music scene in 2003 with the CD, "NOW". And, tonight you will hear tracks, "Love Stands Alone" and "Not Forgotten".
Among the first-timers to Fringe Toast: (1) Ekoostik Hookah, an Ohio jam band, (2) John Martyn, who died in January 2009, an electrifying guitarist and singer whose music blurred the boundaries between folk, jazz, rock and blues, (3) Raul Malo, former lead vocalist for the Mavericks, (4) Laura Veirs, singer-songwriter formerly of Carelton College in MN, and (5) from his CD, "Call of the Mystic" (photo), German-born ambient musician Karunesh with east Indian flavors and melodies that will glide you deeply into the second-hour swoon.
Tune in early to hear vintage, yet rarely heard Procol Harum (photo left) tunes, "A Salty Dog" and "Song for a Dreamer" featuring Robin Trower on his dreamy, blues-laden guitar and band founder, Gary Brooker, on piano with his enhanting, metaphysical lyrics. Soon, thereafter, Mark Knopfler flashes his skills with a double-play. On this night, the first-timers include female singer-songwriters: Madeleine Peyroux, Meg Hutchinson, and Anne Heaton. Listen for return visits from Deb Talan and Asa, introduced last week.
(Read to bottom of article for play list) Virtually, all new music on this evening with kick-off by Shins lead-man, James Mercer, collaborating with Danger Mouse with 2010 band/CD, Broken Bells (photo). With imminent CD release from UK's Morcheeba, we reflect on some of their more recent tracks, "Everybody Loves A Loser" and "Gained the World". Look for May 2010 article in The Iowa Source for more information and recommendations on this band. As the evening unfolds, Cat Power (photo right) offers two tracks. She is known for her minimalist approach with guitar, keyboards and breathy vocal stylizing. She's easy on the eyes, too. (READ MORE)
(Read below for URL link to play list) World-class UK musicians William Orbit and Zero 7 band and its affiliated artists will take center stage for the entire program. DJ Andy Bargerstock has been zealousy cherishing this week's program for three years. If you have followed Fringe Toast, you may recognize some of these tracks. But, on this night, they are assembled into a marvelous fabric of endorphin-rich flavors. DJ Andy first discovered William Orbit (photo) around 1990 when he purchased a used LP by the group, Torch Song, Orbit's early collaboration with vocalist Laurie Mayer. The first hour of this program will display the electronic music mastery of Orbit through his solo work and work with vocalists, Laurie Mayer and Beth Orton. In the
(See link at bottom for playlist). Last weekend New Orleans native, Larry Garner, blessed Fairfield with his incredible band. On this week's show, Larry and recently-passed, lesser-known Chicago area talent, Chico Banks, launch the evening's festivities. Then, Arlo Guthrie (photo) offers "St. James Infirmary" followed by contemporary re-interpretation of this folk classic by Anna Domino and band, Snakefarm --- intriguing contrast. Thea Gilmore, The Burned, and Tina Dico all return with never before played tracks for Fringe Toast.
See link to play list below! Welcome to the Green Pajamas (photo), Seattle-based band that has released 22+ albums since their founding in 1984. Yet, they have never been signed to a major record label. Hard to figure! Perhaps, their most intriguing compositions stimulate memories of the Beatles and Tom Petty. You will taste Beatles-flavored tracks, "We're Flying" and "Emma is Crying". Listen closely for DJ Andy Bargerstock's subtle-mixing embellishments around the edges on these pieces early in the first hour. The program will also feature multiple tracks from Canada's Delerium, an electronic band with rich female vocals featuring talents such as Zoe Johnston.
(Click on "read more" below to see link to playlist.) This week's program spotlights the musical talents of UK band, Above & Beyond (photo), described as uplifting, silky electronic trance music featuring dreamy female vocals. Although one band member is from Finland, they are a hot property in the British DJ club scene. Listen for two tracks as part of the second-hour chill out session. Early in the program, you'll hear from other Fringe Toast (FT) first-timers, Jen Foster and also Tristan Prettyman (photo), southern California native who will perform "Little Bit" from her 2008 CD, Hello. Other singer-songwriters this night include Amy Speace, Kendra Smith, AM, Sarah Harmer, and Copper Wimmin.