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Entries from March 2012

Episode 239 - Laurence Hobgood

March 25th, 2012 · Comments

Pianist Laurence Hobgood, long-time musical director and arranger for celebrated jazz vocalist Kurt Elling, will perform solo and with Madison-based vocalist Sally deBroux, bassist Laurie Lang, and percussionist John Becker.

http://www.laurencehobgood.com/

video http://youtu.be/4zhlSBaCOGs
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Episode 238 - John Masino

March 20th, 2012 · Comments

Widely recognized as one of Madison's (and Wisconsin's) best guitarists, Masino has played with dozens of bands from the midwest and is featured on the Gregg Clemons LP on Nemperor CBS Records (1980). He was a finalist in the Jimi Hendrix Electric Guitar Competition 1999 (Memphis) and has opened for a long list of national bands. During the early 1980's John lived in New York City playing shows and worked as studio musician. We're thrilled to have him on the show!

http://www.reverbnation.com/johnmasinoband

Video http://youtu.be/vFFi0_tde-0

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Episode 237 - Peter Roller

March 20th, 2012 · Comments

Peter Roller has been exploring guitar styles in a variety of cultural directions since discovering music like the blues of Mississippi Fred McDowell and the Bluegrass of Flatt & Scruggs as a teen. Over the past thirty years, while working as a professional musician and college instructor, he has written a body of guitar-led original music that leans variously towards Hawaiian slack key, bossa nova, Piedmont blues and steel guitar jazz. Roller is releasing his first full length CD of such pieces in Spring 2010, including his Dobro instrumental Rancho Mirage, the only work previously available on the widely popular Narada compilation Masters of Acoustic Guitar.

Roller is based in Milwaukee and teaches in the Music Department at Alverno College. He has played and recorded with area performers--bluesman, Steve Cohen, worldbeat band, Paul Cebar & the Milwaukeeans and gospel quartet, the Masonic Wonders. Previously, Roller was the guitar accompanist for first generation country bluesman, Yank Rachell, acting as producer and playing on his Bling Pig release Blues Mandolin Man.

Video http://youtu.be/d_Y3H6811ds

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Episode 236 - Ida Jo

March 6th, 2012 · Comments

Ida Jo, a fixture in the Madison music scene, returns to the show with Scott Lamps.  Her soulful voice and unique songwriting a must listen.

www.idajo.com

Video  http://youtu.be/ddK6bsH4kTI

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Episode 235 - Stuart Stotts

March 6th, 2012 · Comments

Local author, storyteller, and songwriter Stuart Stotts performs his thought provoking and politically charged songs.

stuart.stotts.com

Video http://youtu.be/WX9nTyImRbk

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