Sunday Street Playlists
By CBackfish on Sun, 03/22/2015 - 4:24pm
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 - 3:06pm
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 - 5:14pm
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 - 3:09pm
Today's program featured several tracks from a forthcoming album by The Kennedys.
By CBackfish on Sun, 02/22/2015 - 3:44pm
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 - 6:22pm
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 - 4:56pm
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.
By CBackfish on Sun, 01/18/2015 - 3:18pm
Today's program featured a phone conversation with Sloan Wainwright and an in-studio visit with Caroline Doctorow. We played several tracks from the newly-released double CD, "Another Day, Another Time," based on a concert at Town Hall in September, 2013, celebrating the music of the film "Inside Llewyn Davis" and also sampled new releases from Jorma Kaukonen and The Gibson Brothers.
By CBackfish on Sun, 01/11/2015 - 5:10pm
Today's program highlighted new music from Scotland (with Dead Man Fall), Australia (with Paul Kelly), Mendocino, California (with Gwyneth Moreland), Woodstock, New York (with Tom Pacheco) and Bellport, Long Island (with Chris Connolly).
By CBackfish on Sun, 01/04/2015 - 2:20pm
New music from Caitlin Canty, Kristin Andreassen, Kate Rusby and Caroline Doctorow on today's program. along with a preview of the upcoming season in the Sunday Street Acoustic Series at The University Cafe.
By CBackfish on Sun, 12/28/2014 - 5:26pm
Our end of the year edition of Sunday Street in which we shared a few of our favorite releases from 2014. Steve Matteo, who writes about popular music for Long Island Pulse magazine, joined us in the studio.
By CBackfish on Sun, 12/21/2014 - 3:11pm
Our Winter Solstice/Christmas edition
By CBackfish on Sun, 12/14/2014 - 11:13pm
New music for the holiday season from Over The Rhine, Brooks Williams and Lynn Miles, and a phone conversation with Philip Price (of Winterpills) who, with Flora Reed, played a terrific concert in the afternoon in the Sunday Street Acoustic Series.
By CBackfish on Sun, 11/30/2014 - 5:01pm
Singer-songwriter Robert Bruey, along with cellist extraordinaire Jon Preddice, joined us in the studio this morning. Robert will open for Winterpills at The University Cafe on Sunday, December 14th at 2 P.M.
By CBackfish on Sun, 11/09/2014 - 3:18pm
An in-studio visit from Pete Mancini and Chris Smith (of Butchers Blind) was featured on today's program along with several tracks from a forthcoming Thompson "Family" album produced by Teddy Thompson. Black 47 this week ends their twenty-five year run of performances, so we played a couple of songs from their recent album. And we noted the passing this week of Maggie Boyle and the third anniversary of the passing of Terence Martin.
By CBackfish on Sun, 10/26/2014 - 2:39pm
On today's program, we featured a great new album of covers by Winterpills, new music from Jez Lowe, Jon Brooks, Bruce Cockburn and Yusuf/Cat Stevens. We remembered the late Jack Bruce who passed away yesterday, played some songs in advance of Halloween later this week, and invited listeners to support us with financial pledges during our current fall radiothon.