Tue July 8, 2014
New archival release from CSNY, plus a Bastille Day celebration and Be-Bop Deluxe on tap this week
Tuesday, July 8: Listen for selections from John Hiatt’s 2000 album Crossing Muddy Waters. Hiatt focused on acoustic instruments on this recording, emerging with an album that was raw and emotionally charged, featuring songs about struggles with grief, family, and filled with his usual blend of humor and careful observation. The record was nominated for a 2001 Grammy for Best Folk Album and remains a favorite among Hiatt fans. We’ll also hear selections from 1861, the 2008 release from Kansas trio Moreland & Arbuckle.
Wednesday, July 9: Listen for selections from Lighght (pronounced “Light”), the latest from producer and former of Montreal member Kishi Bashi. The music on this new release calls to mind the music of ELO, Yes, and minimalist composer Philip Glass. Plus selections from Good Luck Charm, the second album from husband and wife duo Chris Masterson and Eleanor Whitmore. In addition to their own career, the couple have toured as members of Steve Earle’s Dukes.
Thursday, July 10: Listen for selections from Remedy, the latest release by Old Crow Medicine Show and the first the band has recorded without founding member Willie Watson, who left before the release of 2012’s Carry Me Back. The record also marks the second time the band has collaborated with Bob Dylan—albeit from afar—this time on the song “Sweet Amarillo.” The first time was, of course, on the group’s most recognizable tune, “Wagon Wheel.” We’ll also hear from former Old Crow Medicine Show frontman Willie Watson, who has recently issued his acclaimed album Folk Singer Vol.1, produced by longtime Gillian Welch collaborator David Rawlings.
Friday, July 11: Listen for music from CSNY 1974, a new archival release from Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, captured on the band’s legendary 1974 tour. The multi-disc set features established favorites and some material that was only performed on that tour. The collection was produced by Graham Nash, who has come to serve as the band’s in-house archivist. We’ll also hear selections from the new self-titled release by Kansas trio Soleb Theory.
Saturday, July 12: We’ll hear selections from the a live album released in 1976 by from the Billy Cobham-George Duke band recorded live in Europe and featuring jazz legend John Scofield on guitar. Plus music from July featured artists Jackson Browne and John Hiatt.
Monday, July 14: We team with Global Village and Night Train for a Bastille Day celebration.
Tuesday, July 15: We’ll hear selections from Axe Victim, the 1974 debut album from British band Be-Bop Deluxe. The group was notable for its blend of progressive rock and, at times, elements of glam rock and sounds that predicted New Wave and was in tune with the music made by New York City bands of the era including Television. We’ll also hear from founding Be-Bop Deluxe guitarist Bill Nelson’s 1982 album The Love That Whirls, which expands upon his musical vision from the previous decade with songs such as “Empire of the Senses” and “Flaming Desire.”
We'll also remember legendary bassist Charlie Haden, who passed away on Friday at the age of 76 after a prolonged illness, as well as Tommy Ramone who was the last surviving member of the seminal New York City punk band Ramones. He died on Friday at the age of 65. We'll hear from his work as a member of the Ramones and as a producer on Tim, the 1985 album by The Replacements.