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Episode 292 - Jackie Allen

April 9th, 2014 · Comments


Our own Jackie Allen returns to Madison for this not-to-be-missed show. Share this with your friends!!


Madison Music Collective, Mad Toast Live, the Improvisational Music Workshop,
Janus Galleries, Ward-Brodt Music, Isthmus, WORT-FM, and The Brink Lounge
proudly present
JACKIE ALLEN & COMPANY
Featuring
JACKIE ALLEN on vocals
HANS STURM on bass
JOHN MOULDER on guitar
DAVE STOLER on keyboard
DANE RICHESON on drums

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Tags: Uncategorized · Music · Live Music · Jazz · Folk

Episode 290 - Graminy

January 30th, 2014 · Comments

Founded in 2010, Graminy seeks to fuse the classical and grassroots tradi- tions, from Bach to bluegrass, from Co- pland to Celtic, from Gershwin to native American, from Kodaly to klezmer, and more. Drawing on all these styles, Graminy composes and arranges all its music and calls it Class-Grass.

Graminy’s music focuses on themes of ecology and place. The name derives from the botanical name for the grass family, Gramineae, as their music draws on the entire family of grassroots tradi- tions, from all places and ecologies.

Their  new CD, “Germinations: A Blue- grass Symphony in D” has been nominated for awards in several categories at this year’s MAMA Awards (Madison Area Music Awards).

www.graminy.net

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Episode 289 - Elm Duo

January 12th, 2014 · Comments

Eleanor Mayerfeld is the 2011 Frontenac Old Time Music Fiddle Champion, the youngest winner ever. Formerly a member of Sonora Strings, the touring violin ensemble of Suzuki Strings of Madison, Eleanor has toured with them in Puerto Rico, Door County, and California.  Currently a member of the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra.  

Mike  has  played in many groups, most notably the Barn Owl Band, with whom he recorded three albums and appeared on the National Public Radio Show A Prairie Home Companion. Mike is a composer and his folk tunes have been recorded by many folk artists.

www.elmduo.net

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Episode 286 - Harmonious Wail

October 13th, 2013 · Comments

Madison’s own international/national gypsy jazz, swing treasure.


http://www.wail.com/
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Tags: Live Music · Jazz · Folk · Gypsy

Episode 285 - Occidental Gypsy

October 4th, 2013 · Comments

Occidental Gypsy is pioneering the sound of World Gypsy Pop. Their mélange of uptempo, high-energy rhythms of Gypsy, melded with the catchy melodic hooks of Pop delivers a thrilling auditory experience to listeners.


http://occidentalgypsy.com/
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Episode 282 - Compass Rose

March 19th, 2013 · Comments

Led by long time Madison front man, Mike Droho, Compass Rose combines beat box, guitar and violin to create strong pop music. We have been trying for years to get them on the show!

http://www.mikedroho.com/

video  http://youtu.be/LeTHJea2LNE

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Tags: Folk · Rock · Songwriter · Pop

Episode 281 - Robert “One Man” Johnson

March 19th, 2013 · Comments

Robert 'One-Man' Johnson sings classic and original blues & ragtime songs and plays guitar, harmonica, hi-hat cymbal and footpiano ...simultaneously

http://www.housedogmusic.com/home.html

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Tags: Music · Live Music · Folk · Songwriter · Blues

Episode 278 - Steve Cohen

February 22nd, 2013 · Comments

Accomplished Milwaukee based blues performer Steve Cohen.

http://www.stevecohenblues.com/index.html

video http://youtu.be/v9lUXqPLKiw

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Episode 276 - Freedy Johnston

February 5th, 2013 · Comments

After Rolling Stone and Spin hailed his 1992 release, “Can You Fly” a masterpiece, its success led to a major label deal with Elektra (produced by Butch Vig), for whom Johnston released “This Perfect World in 1994, which included his breakthrough hit, “Bad Reputation”.  Other critically acclaimed albums followed and critics have continue to praise Johnston effusively, solidifying his reputation as one of the finest and most singular voices in the singer-songwriter genre.  Splitting his time between NYC and Madison, you may have caught Freedy in past years in rare Madison shows with Garbage alums, Butch Vig and Doug Erikson and Madison main-stays James “Pie Cown, Bill “Stick” Bielefeld and Jay Moran in their clandestine cover-band, The Know-It-All-Boyfriends.

www.freedyjohnston.com

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Episode 275 - Adam James Sorensen

February 5th, 2013 · Comments

Returning to his native home, Chicago, was the catalyst for his newly released sol debut, “Midwest”, which features a highly seasoned group of musicians including violist Eyvind Kant (Bill Frisell, Beck), multi-instrumentalist Mark Spencer (Son Volt), cellist Christopher Hoffman (Henry Threadgill), Seattle singer-songwriter Rachel Harrington and mandolin legend Don Stiernberg.

http://www.adamjamessorensen.com/

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Episode 274 - Micah Olsan & the OCD Big Band

December 18th, 2012 · Comments

Micah Olsan & the OCD Big Band is an indie folk ensemble that likes to explore as much musical territory as possible. You'll hear bits of jazz and funk and world music interwoven through any given set.

http://www.reverbnation.com/micaholsan

video http://youtu.be/1MiqB_YDfCU

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Episode 273 - Zachary Scot Johnson

December 18th, 2012 · Comments

Singer-Songwriter Zachary Scot Johnson

http://www.zacharyscotjohnson.com/

video http://youtu.be/ZdS3POQxj8Y

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Episode 272 - Lucas Cates Band

December 4th, 2012 · Comments

The multi-award winning Lucas Cates Band is back!   These guys deliver a powerful acoustic set.

http://www.lucascates.com/index.html

video http://youtu.be/-fxzFhyoRl0

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Episode 271 - Arkan

December 4th, 2012 · Comments

Arkadiy ARKAN Yushin is guitarist-virtuoso of American-European musical background, a master of several guitar styles.

http://www.arkanmusic.com/

Video http://youtu.be/B5EMxAiDXiU

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Episode 268 - Mark Adkins & Subvocal

November 20th, 2012 · Comments

Mark Adkins returns to Mad Toast Live with a new lineup in his band Subvocal.   The group is described as "Folk Noir."

www.subvocal.net/home.html

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Episode 267 - Dakota Winddancer

November 20th, 2012 · Comments

Dakota Windancer is best described as a “Man of Spirit” , with gifts of spiritual wealth to share.   He plays an assortment of beautiful native flutes and is joined by percussionist  Jesse Warmka.

peacefulheart.net/dakota-windancer/

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Episode 266 - Field & James

November 6th, 2012 · Comments

Local group Field & James (Field Stark and James Eisele) recently released a new recording, I Get the Best of You.

http://fieldandjames.com/

video http://youtu.be/bGu1xS8Klx0

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Episode 265 - Brandon Beebe

November 6th, 2012 · Comments

An active and exciting new songwriter on the Madison and WI scenes, Brandon Beebe was the recent recipient of a 2012 Madison Music Award for "Best New Artist". "Gently finger-picked acoustic guitar and vocals are deceptive; a close listen reveals layers of delicate sounds that are simply a joy to delve into. At times he can seem much older than his years. His lyrics are deeply felt and bear the mark of someone who has a lifetime of experiences to draw from." (Rick Tvedt / Local Sounds Magazine)

video http://youtu.be/iBKYHK0BIXA

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Episode 262 - Karen Savoca & Pete Heitzman

October 30th, 2012 · Comments

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Karen and Pete graced our show a couple years back and we've never quite recovered...not sure we want to.  This soulful folk duo played another great show.  Enjoy!

http://www.karensavoca.com/index.html

Video http://youtu.be/90zHn8F5vLo

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Episode 261 - Karen Savoca & Pete Heitzman

October 30th, 2012 · Comments

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Karen and Pete graced our show a couple years back and we've never quite recovered...not sure we want to.  This soulful folk duo played another great show.  Enjoy!

http://www.karensavoca.com/index.html

Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lf6HHEJjj10

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Episode 260 - Whiskey Farm

October 16th, 2012 · Comments

Great local folk rock band Whiskey Farm plays their well crafted songs including beautiful harmonies and skilled musicians.

http://thewhiskeyfarm.com/

video http://youtu.be/oZabNHn1D9Q

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Episode 259 - Robby Schiller

October 2nd, 2012 · Comments

Eclectic songwriter, and member of the Madison band the Blueheels, Robby Schiller plays a powerful set.

http://blueheels.bandcamp.com/

video http://youtu.be/hFDYeZrXRc0

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Episode 258 - Dan Hazlett

September 18th, 2012 · Comments

Superb guitarist, songwriter and storyteller Dan Hazlett.

http://danhazlett.com/

video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4XYNlnD4Cg

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Episode 257 - Sizzlers

September 18th, 2012 · Comments

These iconic musicians recently ended a 17-year stint at the Avenue Bar playing their  brand of Dixieland Jazz.  Now they can be found at festivals and other venues all over!

video http://youtu.be/T30slj2aeWk

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Episode 255 - Ernie Hendrickson

September 4th, 2012 · Comments

Hendrickson's new record, "Walking With Angels", produced by Bo Ramsey (Greg Brown, Lucinda Williams) spent 25 weeks in the Top 20 on Roots Music Report's Folk charts and is in regular rotation at nearly 100 stations across the country including Nashville's award-winning WSM-AM "The Legend".

http://www.erniehendrickson.com/

video http://youtu.be/Qs2JEPaS6nE

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Episode 254 - Colin O’Brien

September 4th, 2012 · Comments

After spending the the past year in Nashville, Milwaukee singer-songwriter Colin O'Brien has a new CD called "After A Song", featuring some of Nashville's finest musicians.

colingobrien.com

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video youtu.be/MbS_gazDfzw

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Episode 251 - Safety Last

May 29th, 2012 · Comments

Safety Last! is a 4-piece acoustic ensemble, performing “Sophisticated Western Swing & Old-School Jazz.”

http://www.reverbnation.com/safetylast

Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xImUdNTuHB4

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Episode 250 - Oak Street Ramblers

May 15th, 2012 · Comments

Though their influences hail from much further south, the Oak Street Ramblers call home the East Side of Madison, WI. A bluegrass band in the tradition of Flatt and Scruggs, Jimmy Martin, and Hazel Dickens, the Oak Street Ramblers specialize in bluegrass stompers, classic country weepers, and originals that, lyrical content aside, wouldn't sound out of place at a barn dance circa 1954.

http://www.reverbnation.com/theoakstreetramblers

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Video  http://youtu.be/Sha-oQHGAl4

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Episode 249 - The Melon Heads

May 15th, 2012 · Comments

They play all original music from their heart and souls. An acoustic groove. A modern sound on old instruments. High energy banjo and guitar with deep, thought-provoking lyrics with a conscience.

http://www.reverbnation.com/themelonheads

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Video  http://youtu.be/cmUGVaouL1c

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Episode 248 - Patchouli

May 8th, 2012 · Comments

Sparkling acoustic sounds and powerful contagious chemistry, Patchouli’s down-to-earth, hopeful songwriting is “New American Folk” blending elements of folk, pop, flamenco and jazz with world beat rhythms. Their sound has been described as “the harmonies of Simon & Garfunkel meet the guitar brilliance of the Gipsy Kings. After 12 years of non-stop touring and the release of their 15th CD, "Terra Guitarra: Dragonfly", Patchouli has truly earned the title, “the hardest working folk duo in America”.

http://www.patchouli.net/

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Video http://youtu.be/c82GX-EpyxY

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Episode 247 - Kivi & Pray

May 8th, 2012 · Comments

Thomas Kivi and Sarah Pray are Wisconsin-raised songwriters who met in the Minneapolis springtime. A Hank Williams song sung on the back porch turned into a folk/country duo eager to travel. Kivi & Pray covered 10,000 miles over the next two years as they toured in Europe and the U.S. Their new duo live EP, "Winter in Decatur" is available as a digital download.

kivipray.bandcamp.com/

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Video http://youtu.be/aP3eqFG7x7c

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Episode 246 - Piper Road String Band

May 1st, 2012 · Comments

Born into the age of rock & roll but influenced by live performances of Doc Watson and Bill Monroe and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's seminal "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" in the early 1970's, they put away the electric amps and guitars and developed a unique acoustic/bluegrass style. A truly iconic Wisconsin band for almost four decades, we're thrilled to finally have them on MTL!

http://piperroad.com/

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Video http://youtu.be/smgF5IFvDOA

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Episode 245 - Jamie-Sue Seal & John Latini

May 1st, 2012 · Comments

"Jamie-Sue Seal and John Latini put together musical shows that go way beyond hipster folk. Exceptional musicianship com- bined with enormous wit and engaging showmanship, they are the real deal." Michael Curths concert Pro- moter, Ann Arbor Michigan

smokinsleddogrecords.com/_latini__seal__duo/

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video http://youtu.be/8DBn2BCcLMI

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Episode 244 - University of Wisconsin Russian Folk Orchestra

April 17th, 2012 · Comments

The UW Russian Folk Orchestra, now in its 15th season, is a unique ensemble performing Russian and other East-European folk music on authentic Russian instruments, balalaikas and domras. The orchestra was founded and is directed by Victor Gorodinsky. The RFO is made up of two groups of authentic Russian stringed instruments: balalaikas and domras, it uses accordions, bayans (button accordions), as well as various woodwind and percussion instruments.

http://www.russorch.wisc.edu/

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Video  http://youtu.be/wDUup7EHzFI

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Episode 243 - Yuriy Kolosovsky & Victor Gorodinsky

April 17th, 2012 · Comments

Yuriy Kolosovskiy was born in Rostov-on-Don Russia and started playing the Prima Domra at age 9. He spent 6 years in public music school after which he attended Rostov State College of Music (from 2000-2004) studying music composition, conducting and orchestration. While in College, he received numerous awards for his outstanding talent and technique. After Graduation, Kolosovskiy had the honor of being a soloist in the Rostov State Folk Philharmonic Orchestra with whom he played for two and a half years. In 2006, he moved to Madison, Wisconsin where he now resides. Since moving here, Kolosovskiy has played with the University of Wisconsin Russian Folk Orchestra where his talent has been showcased (most recently in the piece "Woolen Boots" this last season). He has also a member of the Balalaika and Domra Association of America (BDAA) since 2007 and has performed in various venues around the Madison area, including numerous Russian folk festivals. He has just finished recording his first solo CD "Sounds of the Domra".

www.russorch.wisc.edu/

Video http://youtu.be/jyvXbO3fb-Q

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