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Soft voices from decker. and Heidi Lynne Gluck to the jazzy sounds of The California Honeydrops and Lettuce to the trad-jams of moe. and String Cheese Incident.
Lollapalooza lives on! And The Listening Booth has all the details for the virtual 2020 edition of the Chicago festival. Tune in for a mix of artists who will take part, including rock with Portugal. The Man, beats from Chance the Rapper, electro with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and festival founder Jane’s Addiction. Plus, with Chicago on our minds, hit up a blues set and new tracks from Don Bryant. And with dreams of next year’s 30th anniversary of Lollapalooza, The Listening Booth hits up some bands that previously hit the stage in Chicago’s Grant Park.
New music by The New Deal, RJD2, and Pigeons Playing Ping Pong. Medeski, Martin & Wood take us out with an end of the world party, (you know…. just in case).
First time plays by New Monsoon and Twiddle for me. Classic CRB and moe. and some Texas and Laurel Canyon sounds with Stu Larsen, Saint James Band, and Field Division.
Achilles Wheel and Cascade Crescendo help dry the sweat. Longriver and Dangermuffin slow our breathing. The Freeway Revival makes us think, and Karl Denson drives us home.
There is no common thread, no glue that bonds, no theme. This episode is music we need to hear right now, including Dangermuffin, Widespread Panic, Bedouin Soundclash, Karl Denson, Doug Tuttle, Seth Walker, plus more.
I play Ryan Montbleau for the first time on my episodes of Jam Session, and today I pontificate on the meaning of hearing Live music, with all the crowd noises and mic checks and improvisations, in face of all the ‘artist-alone-Live’ shows we’ve been taking in. Live tracks from ALO, Railroad Earth, CRB, plus some other studio gems.
Two tracks by ALO; a nice long tracks by Perpetual Groove and some feel good, trippy guitar solos by Big Something, Dangermuffin, and Railroad Earth.
Jam Band vanguards like CRB, SCI, Umphrey’s McGee, Gov’t Mule and music that bounces around Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia and the Carolinas.
Music by The New Deal, Lotus, Joss Jaffe, American Babies, MMW, and MMB. It’s a 21st Century, Star-WarsTM inspired episode of Jam Session.
Classic SCI. Live CRB. Funk from Asheville, North Carolina and Colorado, and the eclectic sounds of Garaj Mahal.
Music celebrating weed and getting high. Great tracks by Cousin Fungus, 10 Ft. Ganja, Slightly Stoopid and Das Funk Haus. Some country by Grayson Capps and some Blues by the Ghost Town Blues Band.
This week we try to stay focused on some great singer-songwriters who live in the tradition of Americana, Country and Bluegrass, and put an emphasis on the power of words and whose voices we can’t forget. In remembrance of John Prine, 10.10.1946 — 04.07.2020.
I play Road Man for the first time, get a Reggae theme to kick things off with Bumpin’ Uglies, Buddahfly and SS. Funk it up with Tomatoband. And ponder on lyrics with Dangermuffin and Fruits Bats. CRB brings it on home.
Brand new music from CATS plus some Pigeon Town, live Skerik, SPAGA, JM and MMB.
Early tracks from Broken Social Scene, The Motet and Gov’t Mule plus some classic jams from String Cheese and Papadosio. It’s an episode that hopefully helps you forget about everything for an hour.
New music from Mapache, great organ sounds from MMB plus mandolin from Leftover Salmon and African drumbeats from Achilles Wheel.
Bringing you the SXSW that wasn’t in The Listening Booth w/wouldbe performers Partner, The Aquadolls, Shana Falana, Dan Mangan, & more!
This ep is composed of Jams that are seven minutes or longer. Only leaves me room to play six tracks. But why end a jam when it’s jus so damn good.
New music from sibling duo Jocelyn & Chris Arndt and introducing the sounds of Johnny In The Basement and tomatoband.
New music by CATS and WhiteWater Ramble leads us to Robert Walter’s 20th Congress, The Motet, Leif Erikson, Misty Mountain Sting Band, Chris Thile, Leftover Salmon and moe. It’s amazing how’s its all connected, idn’t it?
New live cuts from Howlin’ Rain and Kingsley Durant. The Breakfast is on for the first time since I took over. And a phenomenal opening track by CBH.
New music from Kingsley Durant and SixFoxWhiskey plus a lot of attention to organ jammin’.
New music from Umphrey’s McGee and we dive into the consciousness of Bonny Done, Strand of Oaks, American Babies and The Good Graces.
Drop into The Listening Booth for the brand new of Montreal record, as well as the record store origin story for Brisbane duo An Horse.
New Wood Brothers and new Moon Hooch as they both start tours to support new albums released Jan 10. And I replay for you some new, old music I discovered this week by Railroad Earth and Keller Williams (plus a lot more).
It’s a calming episode with Joe Russo, La Strada, Robert Earl Thomas, Burnell Pines and Purple Mountains.
New music from Umphrey’s McGee with some fresh sounds for 2020 Jams from American Babies, Daemon Chili, Karl Denson and Joss Jaffe.

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