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Entries from June 2009

Episode 48 - Harmonious Wail

June 30th, 2009 · Comments

Multiple Wisconsin and Madison Area Music Award winners and NPR regulars, Harmonious Wail mixes continental jazz, swing, and gypsey music with melodic vocals (and a cardboard box…and scissors).  Part 2 of 2.

www.wail.com

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Episode 47 - Harmonious Wail

June 30th, 2009 · Comments

Multiple Wisconsin and Madison Area Music Award winners and NPR regulars, Harmonious Wail mixes continental jazz, swing, and gypsey music with melodic vocals (and a cardboard box...and scissors).

www.wail.com

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Episode 46 - The Bob Westfall Band

June 23rd, 2009 · Comments

A very special two set show with our friend and ling time bandmate Bob Westfall.  Bob is a superlative guitarist, mandolinist and songwriter crossing many genres from jazz to latin to honky tonk and newgrass.  Joined by Tom Ellis on percussion making it a quartet with Chris and Mary.  Episode 2 of 2.

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Episode 45 - The Bob Westfall Band

June 23rd, 2009 · Comments

A very special two set show with our friend and ling time bandmate Bob Westfall.  Bob is a superlative guitarist, mandolinist and songwriter crossing many genres from jazz to latin to honky tonk and newgrass.  Joined by Tom Ellis on percussion making it a quartet with Chris and Mary.  Episode 1 of 2.

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Episode 44 - Common Faces

June 16th, 2009 · Comments

Legendary Madison group, the Common Faces, reunite on Mad Toast Live!  This recording is pulled from the archives from August 26 2008.

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Episode 43 - Emiko

June 9th, 2009 · Comments

She transformed a from piano prodigy to rock and roll starlet.  NYC based Emiko will be headlining the Steel Bridge Songfest in June for the third summer in a row.  A three-time featured performer of the Songwriters Hall of Fame New Writers Showcases, Emiko had a #1 single on the UK Overplay Pop/Rock chartes for a record 17 weeks!  She is currently recording her newest studio album with producer Tommy Farragher (Taylor Dane, Bee Gees) and Patrick Shaw (Shakira, Alicia Keys, Mandy Moore).

emikomusic.com/

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Episode 42 - Subvocal

June 9th, 2009 · Comments

Subvocal is an ambient psychedelic folk-noir project, started and maintained by Mark Adkins on guitar, vocals, and songwriting.  2009 MAMA award winners, Adkins and crew combine cello, vocals, and guitar to huge effect creating movie-like soundscapes.

subvocal.net

myspace.com/subvocal

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Episode 41 - Piccolissimo

June 2nd, 2009 · Comments

Piccolissimo is a jazz group comopsed of Tom Ryan on piccolo and vocals, Kurt Lang on piano and Ernest Jennings on drums.  Tom's approach to jazz on piccolo, his unique originals, and the addition of veteran keyboard improviser, Lang, and experienced percussionist and educator, Jennings, put this show over the top!

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Episode 40 - Stephanie Rearick

June 2nd, 2009 · Comments

Rearick's work is dark piano driven classical-cabaret-pop.  In addition to piano, Stephanie sings, plays trumpet, and builds pieces with various sound sources live on a Boss Loopstation.  A multiple MAMA award winner, she is often compared to the Dresden Dolls, Tom Waits, David Bowie, and Regina Spektor.

stephanierearick.com

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