Beverley Martyn returns, more from Joe Satriani on Strange Currency
Tuesday, May 27: The Phoenix and the Turtle is the first album from Beverley Martyn since 1998. Martyn has recorded with members of Led Zeppelin as well as Richard Thompson, Simon & Garfunkel, and Levon Helm. She also recorded two classic albums with her ex-husband, guitarist John Martyn. Released in 1970, these albums, Stormbringer! and Road To Ruin, remain highly influential more than 40 years after their release. We’ll hear from all three of those albums plus selections from John Martyn’s 1980 release Grace and Danger, written about the dissolution of the couple’s marriage and featuring contributions from his close friend Phil Collins.
Wednesday, May 28: Listen for selections from guitarist Joe Satriani's 1989 album Flying In A Blue Dream, the first of the Long Island native's albums to feature vocals, it became one of his most popular recordings, helped along in part by the inclusion of the song "One Big Rush" in the film Say Anything. We'll also hear from Episodes from Spirit of the Stairs. The record saw the melding of two bands--an early lineup of Spirit of the Stairs and You'll Be A Torso. The record was the first of two to feature the band's two drummer/two guitar lineup and features songs such as "Stealing Moon Rocks" and "Your Family Is Next."
Thursday, May 29: Last War is the latest release from Minnesota-based musician Haley Bonar; we’ll hear selections from that as well as from Jigsaw Heart, the new release from singer-songwriter Eden Brent.
Friday, May 30: We’ll hear from Wow, the new recording by Wichita’s The Wonder Revolution, featuring longtime friends David Lord and Les Easterby (The World Palindrome, And Academy), plus selections from Love, the new recording by Amen Dunes.
Saturday, May 31: We’ll hear selections from June featured artists Bob Mould and Camper Van Beethoven.