Sunday Street Playlists
By CBackfish on Sun, 05/24/2015 - 7:22pm
A celebration of Bob Dylan's 74th Birthday today with a focus on 1965: the fiftieth anniversary of the release of two seminal Dylan albums, Bringing It All Back Home and Highway 61 Revisted, as well as Dylan's controversial performance at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival. Also, since Dylan appeared on the next to last David Letterman program this week, we featured a powerful Dylan performance on a 1984 Letterman show.
By CBackfish on Sun, 04/12/2015 - 1:45pm
Today's program remembered satirist Stan Freberg who passed away at age 88 on Tuesday.
By CBackfish on Mon, 03/30/2015 - 2:34pm
This week's program featured music from John Renbourn, the great British guitarist and songwriter, who passed away last week.
By CBackfish on Sun, 03/22/2015 - 3:24pm
A phone conversation with Tom Russell about his new project, a massive "folk opera," The Rose of Roscrae, was featured on today's program along with new music from Mark Knopfler and The Steel Wheels.
By CBackfish on Sun, 03/15/2015 - 2:06pm
Today's program highlighted the forthcoming Tom Russell epic, The Rose of Roscrae, a two CD "folk opera" of the old west. We'll be speaking with Tom about this latest project of his next week. Also new to our playlist, releases from The Burns Sisters, Dayna Kurtz, Jory Nash and Chuck Brodsky. With St. Patrick's Day ahead of us this week, our music mix had a distinct Celtic tint today.
By CBackfish on Sun, 03/08/2015 - 4:14pm
Some songs for Daylight Savings Time, a phone conversation with Pete Kennedy, and selections from Signature Sounds Twentieth Anniversary Collection CD were featured on today's program.
By CBackfish on Sun, 03/01/2015 - 2:09pm
Today's program featured several tracks from a forthcoming album by The Kennedys.
By CBackfish on Sun, 02/22/2015 - 2:44pm
Today's program featured a phone conversation with Ian Tamblyn about his new release, Walking in the Footsteps, a musical tribute to Canada's "Group of Seven" landscape painters. New music from Steve Earle, Joan Shelley, Gretchen Peters, Punch Brothers and Martin Sexton, was also part of the program. We also played some songs from Lesley Gore, who passed away earlier this week.
By CBackfish on Sun, 02/15/2015 - 5:22pm
Today's program featured new music from the long-awaited "Pine Hill Project" album by Richard Shindell and Lucy Kaplansky, along with tracks from albums new to our playlist from The Nields, Nathan Bell, Tim Chaisson, Twisted Pine, and The Lone Bellow. Chris Connolly visited with us to share some live music and also to chat about his new album, Flying Lessons. We also did two ticket giveaways, one for Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy at The Staller Center on Sunday, February 22nd at 7 P.M., and Bryan Gallo at Jason's Vineyard in Jamesport on that same day from 1 - 3 PM as part of the LI Winterfest.
By CBackfish on Sun, 02/01/2015 - 3:56pm
Today's program featured several tracks from Bob Dylan's "Shadows in The Night," to be released this Tuesday. We spent time talking about the album, sharing our initial concerns when we heard about this project (which sent shivers of fearing something along the lines of "Christmas in the Heart.") However, this album works for us on several levels. Dylan's weathered voice is well-suited to these American standards and he has avoided the temptation to surround the singer's voice with heavy (Gordon Jenkins' like) orchestration. Instead, it is basically his touring band accompanying him and the sounds of some beautiful pedal and lap steel guitar serve to link many of these songs. Aside from a few tracks, he's avoided the usual chestnuts artists seize upon when they venture into the "great American songbook" territory and has included some more obscure works.