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Episode 116 - The Larry Brown Group

March 16th, 2010

THE LARRY BROWN GROUP (episode 1 of 2) www.sonicbids.com/larrybrowngroup Larry Brown learned from jazz legends such as Pat Martino, Houston Person, Jimmy Cobb, Victor Goines, John Scofield and Russell Malone and has performed at some of the country’s top jazz venues and festivals. He has performed with Hamiet Bluiett, Louie Bellson, Lew Soloff, Benny Golson and Curtis Fuller and received his Masters from NIU where he studied with jazz notables Fareed Haque, Willie Pickens and jazz educator Ron Carter.

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Epiode 115 - Duo Acoustico

March 9th, 2010

DUO ACUSTICO

Discovered at their regular weekly gig at Madison's Restaurant Magnus, Richard Hildner and Franklin Gomez play authentic South American guitar-stylings inflected with jazz voicings.

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Epiode 114 - Dave Irwin

March 9th, 2010

DAVE IRWIN

Active as an original arranger and composer on the fingerstyle contest circuit, Dave Irwin brings his brilliant amalgam of fingerstyle Brazilian folk-pop-jazz to Mad Toast Live!

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Episode 113 - Jangeun Bae Trio

March 2nd, 2010

Episode 2 of 2

South Korean-born Sony BMG recording artist, Jangeun JB Bae, began her professional career as a keyboardist and a composer for Korean pop artists. Jazz studies at North Texas State has lead to appearances at major jazz festivals in the US and abroad and tours with jazz great, Greg Osby, who will be featured on her second CD release. Osby says, "JB is a brilliant musician who is forging an honest and original path in modern jazz."

www.myspace.com/jbfunkyjazz

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Episode 112 - Jangeun Bae Trio

March 2nd, 2010

Episode 1 of 2

South Korean-born Sony BMG recording artist, Jangeun JB Bae, began her professional career as a keyboardist and a composer for Korean pop artists. Jazz studies at North Texas State has lead to appearances at major jazz festivals in the US and abroad and tours with jazz great, Greg Osby, who will be featured on her second CD release. Osby says, "JB is a brilliant musician who is forging an honest and original path in modern jazz."

www.myspace.com/jbfunkyjazz

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Episode 111 - Lojo Russo

February 22nd, 2010

Due to nasty weather, Lojo's last MTL appearance never happened, so we're excited to finally try it again! Her band history reflects her style of music--a little bit of everything. From psychedelic jam bands to Celtic and every kind of funk, folk, jazz, and jam combination you can imagine. Through it all she combines her sense of music with her sense of humor - sometimes outrageous, sometimes intense, always original.

www.lojorusso.com

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Episode 110 - Tret Fure

February 22nd, 2010

A major force in the Women's Music movement, Tret returns to MTL with new songs from her up-and-coming CD, "The Horizon". Her award-winning music career spans four decades and includes work with Lowell George and recording at Carnegie Hall. We're honored to have her back on MTL!

www.tretfure.com

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Episode 109 - Fermata

February 16th, 2010

Combining the intimacy of Chamber Music with the boldness of Rock, Fermata brings power and honesty to each piece they perform. This union of traditional string instruments with new songwriting structures creates a sound that can best be described as Chamber Rock, or "Chamber pop for goths-who-smile."

www.myspace.com/fermata

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Episode 108 - Everett Thomas

February 16th, 2010

Hailing from St. Louis, MO, the soft-spoken Thomas finds his place in the stories and words he finds in music, film, literature and life. His influences range from Tom Waits, Dylan, and Gram Parsons, Ralph Stanley, Cash, Paul Simon, and Otis Redding, to Jeff Buckley, Nina Simone, Ryan Adams, and the Velvet Underground.

www.myspace.com/everettthomasmusic

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Episode 107 - Marty Finkel

February 9th, 2010

Marty's new CD, "The Good Life", is now available! Marty conjures the best of the 70s folk-pop-rock songwriters in his own tunes--a touch of Nilsson in the night, a little T-Rex, and bit o' Graham Parker for good measure.

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Episode 106 - Andrew Belle & Allen Stone

February 9th, 2010

ANDREW BELLE www.myspace.com/andrewbelle A Chicago native and recent Nashville transplant, Belle was the 2009 MTV VMA award recipient for 'Chicago Breakout Artist of the Year'. His song "I'll Be Your Breeze" has garnered nationwide radio airplay and placement on several major network TV shows.

ALLEN STONE www.myspace.com/allenstone Currently on a major college tour with Belle, Stone's album, "Last to Speak" speaks for itself. His self-expressed influences (Stevie Wonder, Sam Cooke, EW&F) are soulfully apparent.

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Episode 105 - The Stellanovas

February 2nd, 2010

THESTELLANOVAS, featuring Mad Toast Live hosts Gaines & Wagoner, will be performing in a rare Madison quartet appearance with Ed Fila on guitar (Ed is also a member of Caravan Gypsy Swing Ensemble), and Mr. "Groovy" Jim Huwe on drums.

www.thestellanovas

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Episode 104 - Alison Margaret Quartet

February 2nd, 2010

The ALISON MARGARET JAZZ QUARTET returns to MTL to perform songs from her brand new CD, "Shades of Morning", available soon at alisonmargaret.com. Expect riveting interplay between Margaret's vocal scatting, vibraphone, drums, and upright bass.

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Episode 103 - Sweetgrass

January 26th, 2010

Certainly Madison's freshest bluegrass band--these boys just won honors in the Twin Cities that sealed a spot in the MN Bluegrass and Old-Time Festival--one of the country's finest. Due to bad weather, we had to cancel their show last month, so we're thrilled to be able to book em back so soon!

www.myspace.com/sweetgrasspickin

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Episode 102 - Colin O’Brien

January 26th, 2010

Three-time WI Area Music Industry Award-winner, Colin has been honing his craft at folk festivals, workshops and venues all over the country for many years, including a feature on NPR's "World Cafe". One of the founders of Milwaukee's favorite progressive bluegrass band, "Salt Creek", O'Brien will join us solo--just a man, a guitar, a banjo, and a pair of dancing shoes.

www.colingobrien.com
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Episode 100 - Whitney Mann

January 19th, 2010

One of Madison's newest indie-alt-country favorites, Mann's debut EP, "The Way Back Home" "...shines with soul and sass, reminiscent of Jenny Lewis and Kasey Chambers. Mann drapes her bitterweet lyrics with sticky tenderness and wails like a woman scorned but proud." --WI State Journal

www.myspace.com/whitneymann

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Episode 101 - Chuck LeMonds

January 19th, 2010

Mr. Lemonds returns to the States from his home in Austria to join us for his 2nd appearance on MTL. Chuck's new CD is almost done, and we'll be joining him on many of his brilliant and heartfelt originals--some from the new CD, as well as some older material.

www.chucklemonds.org

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Episode 99 - Paul Cebar

January 12th, 2010

Episode 2 of 2

You may know Mr. Cebar from his stellar funk and vintage R&B outfit, The Milwaukeeans, or perhaps his earlier work with another of Milwaukee’s finest, The R&B Cadets, or maybe you’ve recently witnessed Paul’s current stage happening, “Tommorow Sound”. His newest CD, “One Little Light On”, is his first solo acoustic recording in 33 years featuring a few tunes co-written with fellow Milwaukee-ites, Willy Porter, Peter Mulvey, Pat McLaughlin, Paul Finger, and former Madisonian, Tony Jarvis. We’re honored to feature Mr. C in this rare Madison solo performance!

www.paulcebar.com
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Episode 98 - Paul Cebar

January 12th, 2010

Episode 1 of 2

You may know Mr. Cebar from his stellar funk and vintage R&B outfit, The Milwaukeeans, or perhaps his earlier work with another of Milwaukee's finest, The R&B Cadets, or maybe you've recently witnessed Paul's current stage happening, "Tommorow Sound". His newest CD, "One Little Light On", is his first solo acoustic recording in 33 years featuring a few tunes co-written with fellow Milwaukee-ites, Willy Porter, Peter Mulvey, Pat McLaughlin, Paul Finger, and former Madisonian, Tony Jarvis. We're honored to feature Mr. C in this rare Madison solo performance!

www.paulcebar.com
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Episode 97 - Whiskey Lash All-Stars

December 22nd, 2009

Madison Irish pub-rock featuring members of the Kissers.

facebook.com/whiskeylash

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Episode 96 - Sean Michael Dargan

December 22nd, 2009

Sean Michael Dargan is an alt-country-pop-rock songwriter from Madison.

seanmichaeldargan.com

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Episode 95 - Eden’s Empire

December 15th, 2009

new local acoustic-pop-rock group

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myspace.com/edensempire

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Episode 94 - Beth Kille

December 15th, 2009

Bith Kille is a powerful award-winning local solo singer-songwriter.

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Episode 93 - The Stoves

December 1st, 2009

The Stoves

Featuring members of the Sharp & Harkins Band, The Stoves play a style of music comparable to the Kings of Leon and Bryan Adams. The Stoves were last seen at the Brink in September and look to have another great night here.

myspace.com/thestovespreheating

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Episode 92 - Little Red Wolf

December 1st, 2009

Little Red Wolf is a 4 piece that formed in 2008 and has played numerous venues in Madison.

Combining elements of rock, bluegrass, alt-country, and the harmony-heavy vocals of swing-era ensembles, Little Red Wolf offers something entirely new and unique without forgetting their roots. Their music has been described as “distinctive and melodic,” and “really ambitious, especially in the vocal department, and they pull it off beautifully.”

myspace.com/littleredwolfband

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Episode 91 - Quixy

December 1st, 2009

Madison 3-Piece alternative rock band performs.

myspace.com/quixytheband

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Episode 90 - Gladstone

November 24th, 2009

Based in Madison, WI, Gladstone's sound is a unique hybrid of John Mayer, Toad the Wet Sprocket and Vertical Horizon. Voted "Best New Artist" and "Best Pop Album" (Paper Sky) at the 2009 Madison Area Music Awards!

myspace.com/gladstonemusic

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Episode 89 - Calico Drifters

November 24th, 2009

The Isthmus' Rich Albertoni described this Madison duo’s 2009 release, Turning Home, as..."a set of down-tempo acoustic love songs rooted in jazz, blues and folk. The CD thrives on the marriage of Thomas Burns’ delicate and reflective songwriting and Sue Prodell’s emotional vocals...(with) an element of mystery." In their own words, "Sunburned Americana".

calicodrifters.com

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Episode 88 - Vagabond Opera

November 17th, 2009

Episode 2 of 2

Mad Toast Live! and WORT 89.9 FM present a special ticketed concert event, welcoming Portland, Oregon's "Vagabond Opera" to our stage. Vagabond Opera combines the most entertaining elements of European Cabaret, Vintage Americana, Balkan Belly-Dance, Neo-Classical Opera, and Old-World Yiddish Theater.

At their first Madison performance last year, Vagabond Opera left the full house screaming for more!

vagabondopera.com

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Episode 87 - Vagabond Opera

November 17th, 2009

Episode 1 of 2

Mad Toast Live! and WORT 89.9 FM present a special ticketed concert event, welcoming Portland, Oregon's "Vagabond Opera" to our stage. Vagabond Opera combines the most entertaining elements of European Cabaret, Vintage Americana, Balkan Belly-Dance, Neo-Classical Opera, and Old-World Yiddish Theater.

At their first Madison performance last year, Vagabond Opera left the full house screaming for more!

vagabondopera.com

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Episode 86 - Mark Harrod

November 10th, 2009

CD Release Party! Mark's dead-on pop songwriting is undeniably destined for film-tracks and major radio-play. If you haven't heard him yet--now's your best chance!

markharrodmusic.com

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Episode 85 - Scott Lamps

November 10th, 2009

An accomplished and dedicated songwriter, Lamps has worked with many clients and collaborators, and will also be featuring his own music in addition to accompanying Mark Harrod.

scottlamps.com

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Episode 84 - Nancy Rost

November 10th, 2009

Nancy Rost has been called "the love child of Tom Lehrer and Tom Waits" (KnowYourMusic.com). Her distinctive songs combine a jazz-influenced piano style with lyrics that are quirky, witty and heartfelt, often all at once.

nancyrost.com

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Episode 83 - Michael Miller

November 3rd, 2009

L.A. songwriter Michael Miller performs his beautiful slow tempo songs.

michaelmillercrusade.com

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Episode 82 - Delaney Davidson

November 3rd, 2009

Part II of the Touring Songwriters Showcase from November 3.  Delaney Davidson stops by on this leg of his U.S. tour.  A New Zealand native, he shares stories of his world travels and shows his gritty songwriting style.  A must listen!

myspace.com/delaneyfdavidson

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Episode 81 - Charlie Cheney

November 3rd, 2009

Charlie Cheney (Michigan...former Madisonian)

charliecheney.com

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Episode 80 - Water Street Bridge

October 27th, 2009

These Milwaukee-based seasoned veterans blend Celtic, Blues, Americana, Shanty, Jazz, Creole, Folk, Art-Rock, Reggae, Comedy and original songs into something that can only be described as “eclectic acoustic.” Brandishing an impressive arsenal of musical instruments (resonator guitar, mandolin, ukulele, fiddle, pennywhistle, squeeze box, flute, harmonica, doumbek, djembe, and bodhran - just to name a few) they bring new life to tales of old, old sounds to tales of today, and twisted takes on tales never meant to be told.

waterstreetbridge.com

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Episode 79 - Ken Lonnquist

October 27th, 2009

Known for his audience interaction, funny and unique performances for all ages, and songs made up right on the spot, Ken is also a theatrical composer and performer as well as a minstrel for the environment. Frankly, we don't know what to expect, but whatever it is, it'll be great!

kenland.com

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Episode 78 - Don Stiernberg

October 20th, 2009

"Stiernberg is the foremost jazz mandolinist in America today" (Mike Marshall) "I've always had the highest regard for his mandolin style-understated, subtle, and sweet." (David Grisman)

Don Stiernberg is among the top tier of mandolinists performing today in any style. A former member of Jethro Burn's Quartet, Mr. Steirnberg's jazz trio will grace our stage in this rare must-see Madison performance!

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www.donstiernberg.com

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Episode 77 - Mississippi Flanagan

October 20th, 2009

(Al Day, Mike McDougal, and Midge Brzozowski)

A highly talented quartet of both Madison and Chicago musicians who have all paid their dues on the Chicago folk scene. Look forward to great music and stories about places and characters from the Windy City.

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Episode 76 - North Country Drifters

October 13th, 2009

Classic Honky Tonk and Western Swing replete with twin fiddles, steel guitar, and guys in matching Western-wear. Dan O'Brien (one of the co-founders of the Nob Hill Boys) leads the pack with his strong tenor vocals, guitar, and banjo.

northcountrydrifters.com

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Episode 75 - Caravan Gypsy Swing Ensemble

October 13th, 2009

With a new CD almost complete these boys are ready to swing you silly! Chris Ruppenthal & Ed Fila (Caravan's twin- guitar front line) fire off authentic-sounding Django-inspired leads even on their well-crafted original tunes.

gypsyswing.com

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Episode 74 - The Getaway Drivers

October 6th, 2009

Madison rock band, The Getaway Drivers, join us on the show.

www.myspace.com/thegetaway-drivers

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Episode 73 - (This Is The) Squirrel Hunters

October 6th, 2009

(This is the) Squirrel Hunters is a traditional Bluegrass co-op from Madison, WI. In the band's own words..."we make regular musical forays outside the protective walls of Bill Monroe, The Stanley Brothers and Flatt & Scruggs, but always with caution, and never without a long rifle."

titsh.com

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Episode 72 - Copper Box

September 29th, 2009

(Episode 2 of 2)

CopperBox is an outstanding band out of Oshkosh. They won the 2009 WAMI "Americana" category (which means "hard to classify"). They tag themselves as zydeco/rock/polka but that doesn't cover it all. Their polka version of Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd is just one example of how eclectic they are. They also do cumbia, jigs, ballads, etc. Some of their best tunes are ones they wrote, but they do some great covers, ranging from Moondance to Tell Me That You Love Me (to give you some idea of their range).

Their latest CD, In the Summertime, was released on July 8th, 2009, and channels the rowdy communal feel of a small town party with a groovy rhythm section and soulful accordion. CopperBox has a fun-fusion sound (Zydeco, rock, and jazz) that attracts a unique and diverse audience. Touring aggressively and playing 120+ shows a year, they have appeared on several TV shows, as well as The Early Show on CBS and countless radio stations (college & community) in the US. Garageband.com has selected many CopperBox songs in their Top 10, and their energetic live shows won them a Hi-Def Music Video sponsored by SONY in 2005.

www.copperboxsite.com

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Episode 69 - Seth Blair

September 29th, 2009

An original member of Madison's favorite Balkan Funk group, The Reptile Palace Orchestra, Seth's music combines elements of ragtime, blues, novelty, country, and rock music with his own unique lyric sense. And LOTS OF CELLO. Rated many times as Critics' Choice in Madison's Isthmus, and as one of the Top Ten Best Bets at Northwest Folklife Festival by Paul de Barros of the Seattle Times, Seth is also one of the world's experts on the development of the fruitfly wing. We're not kidding.

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Episode 68 - Willerm Delisfort

September 24th, 2009

(Episode 2 of 2)  Pianist and composer, Willerm's versatility has created a high demand for him with prominent jazz, rap, soul, and fusion artists including 2009 Best World Guitarist Fareed Haque, Grammy Award winning artist T-Pain, Lauryn Hill , Kirk Whalum, Louis Bellson , Lew Soloff, Calvin Newborne, Corey Wilkes, Curtis Fuller, Jimmy Heath, David Sanchez, Jennifer Holiday, George Freeman, Red Holloway, Javon Jackson, Melton Mustafa Sr, Peter Erskine, Public Announcement, Freddie Jackson, and more. He has performed over 20 festivals all around the Globe, as well as having conducted or played the lead piano book in Broadway shows such as Dreamgirls, Ain't Misbehavin, Crowns, Aida, and The Best of Broadway. Along with several commercial recordings, he is also featured on the critically acclaimed “Flat Planet” by Virtuosity Guitarist Fareed Haque. Delisfort's debut album entitled "Freedom Riders" scheduled for release in September 2009.

wdelisfort.com

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Episode 70 - Montana Skies

September 22nd, 2009

A duo with the full spectrum of an orchestra and the energy of a rock band--winners of the Lifestyles Radio Music Awards for "Best New Artist of 2004" and "Best Contemporary Acoustic Album of 2005"--using a wide range of effects, Jennifer Adam's blazing electric cello and Jonathan Adam's guitar wizardry create a sound that is truly remarkable! Their extensive touring schedule has taken them across the US, Canada, and Asia.

www.montanaskiesmusic.ning.com

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Episode 67 - Willerm Delisfort

September 21st, 2009

(Episode 1 of 2)  Pianist and composer, Willerm's versatility has created a high demand for him with prominent jazz, rap, soul, and fusion artists including 2009 Best World Guitarist Fareed Haque, Grammy Award winning artist T-Pain, Lauryn Hill , Kirk Whalum, Louis Bellson , Lew Soloff, Calvin Newborne, Corey Wilkes, Curtis Fuller, Jimmy Heath, David Sanchez, Jennifer Holiday, George Freeman, Red Holloway, Javon Jackson, Melton Mustafa Sr, Peter Erskine, Public Announcement, Freddie Jackson, and more. He has performed over 20 festivals all around the Globe, as well as having conducted or played the lead piano book in Broadway shows such as Dreamgirls, Ain't Misbehavin, Crowns, Aida, and The Best of Broadway. Along with several commercial recordings, he is also featured on the critically acclaimed “Flat Planet” by Virtuosity Guitarist Fareed Haque. Delisfort's debut album entitled "Freedom Riders" scheduled for release in September 2009.

wdelisfort.com

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Episode 66 - Boo Bradley

September 17th, 2009

Boo Bradley is a hot blues stompin’, jelly roll jumpin’, rag jazz infusin’, two-man acoustic jug attack from Madtown, Wisconsin. These boys throw down a porch stomp boogie chock full of old time Delta moans from the likes of Son House and Charley Patton, the Piedmont shake of Blind Boy Fuller and the earliest Chicago Ragtime mastery of cats like Blind Blake and Big Bill Broonzy. Scott "Boo" Kiker on the resonator guitar and vocals, and Brad Selz on washboard.

www.myspace.com/boobradleymusic

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Episode 65 - Mercury Players Theatre

September 14th, 2009

Excerpts from their new show, "In the Beginning: A Musical Comedy"--with musical accompaniment by members of The Gomers.

mercuryplayerstheatre.com

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Episode 64 - The Get-Rites

September 10th, 2009

Based in Minneapolis and described as, "masters of Americana music" (Dirty Linen Magazine), "authentic, retrospective and thought provoking" (AmericanaUK), "deserving all the publicity they can get" (Blues Revue Magazine), The Get-Rites are intent on spreading the Good News in song with their unique mixture of old school, dirty, back-woods blues and shimmering, sloe-eyed country ballads. Dirty Linen Magazine's "Best of 2007"!

thegetrites.com

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Episode 71 - Copper Box

September 9th, 2009

(Episode 1 of 2)

CopperBox is an outstanding band out of Oshkosh. They won the 2009 WAMI "Americana" category (which means "hard to classify"). They tag themselves as zydeco/rock/polka but that doesn't cover it all. Their polka version of Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd is just one example of how eclectic they are. They also do cumbia, jigs, ballads, etc. Some of their best tunes are ones they wrote, but they do some great covers, ranging from Moondance to Tell Me That You Love Me (to give you some idea of their range).

Their latest CD, In the Summertime, was released on July 8th, 2009, and channels the rowdy communal feel of a small town party with a groovy rhythm section and soulful accordion. CopperBox has a fun-fusion sound (Zydeco, rock, and jazz) that attracts a unique and diverse audience. Touring aggressively and playing 120+ shows a year, they have appeared on several TV shows, as well as The Early Show on CBS and countless radio stations (college & community) in the US. Garageband.com has selected many CopperBox songs in their Top 10, and their energetic live shows won them a Hi-Def Music Video sponsored by SONY in 2005.

www.copperboxsite.com

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Episode 63 - Kevin “Tex” Tubbs

September 7th, 2009

Kevin and Jim Lottridge (longtime friend and local picker) perform original songs as a duo. A native resident of Austin, TX, for 20 years, Kevin grew up around, was influenced by, musicians that were living there at the time such as Joe Ely, Townes Van Zandt, Ray Wylie Hubbard, John Inmon and many more. Kevin went back to Austin in 07 to record a CD of all original songs 'WORKIN MANS DIRGE" with some amazing players such as John Inmon, Cindy Cashdollar, Glen Fukenaga, Paul Pearcy, and Lloyd Maines. Kevin has just finished his seconed CD of original songs "LAST CALL FOR COUNTRY" released july 09. He is also an author, accomplished chef, and proprietor of The Eldorado Grill and Tex Tubb's Taco Palace in Madison.

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Episode 62 - Randy Weeks & Erik Koskinen

September 3rd, 2009

(Part II)

Born in Windom MN and currently based in Austin TX, Randy was part of the L.A. scene that included Lucinda Williams, Dwight Yoakam, Jim Lauderdale, Rosie Flores and Buddy Miller.  He was a member of the legendary Lonesome Strangers that recorded three influential albums, two of which were produced by Pete Anderson (Dwight Yoakam) and garnering a Billboard Top 40 Hit.  Joined by Minneapolis based Erik Koskinen, who is quickly becoming one of the Midwest's premier writers and singers of folk and blues music.

randyweeks.com

cdbaby.com/koskinen3

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Episode 61 - Randy Weeks & Erik Koskinen

August 25th, 2009

Born in Windom MN and currently based in Austin TX, Randy was part of the L.A. scene that included Lucinda Williams, Dwight Yoakam, Jim Lauderdale, Rosie Flores and Buddy Miller.  He was a member of the legendary Lonesome Strangers that recorded three influential albums, two of which were produced by Pete Anderson (Dwight Yoakam) and garnering a Billboard Top 40 Hit.  Joined by Minneapolis based Erik Koskinen, who is quickly becoming one of the Midwest's premier writers and singers of folk and blues music.

randyweeks.com

cdbaby.com/koskinen3

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Episode 60 - Arkadiy Yushin

August 18th, 2009

Arkadiy is a superb songwriter and musician based in Minneapolis.  He regularly performes with multi-instrumentalist Peter Ostroushko.

arkanmusic.com

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Episode 59 - Chuck LeMonds

August 18th, 2009

A good friend of ours, Chuck LeMonds has ben writing songs and performing for 30 years and continues to from his home near Graz, Austria.  His fluent finger-style guitar and poignant songwriting will captivate.  Chuck will be joined by Arkadiy Yushin.

www.chucklemonds.org

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Episode 15 - Mike Marshall’s Big Trio & Caterina Lichtenberg (repeat)

August 11th, 2009

(repeat)

Two of the world’s greatest mandolinists!  Marshall was a member of David Grisman’s seminal newgrass groups, the founder of the Modern Mandolin Quartet and adept on just about anything with strings.  Lichtenberg is considered one of the top classical mandolinists in the world.  This is a short Mad Toast Live! interview segment followed by excerpts from the show.

mikemarshall.net

myspace.com/bigtriomusic

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Episode 11 - Doug Brown & Ester Knutson (repeat)

August 11th, 2009

(repeat)

Doug Brown is a musician’s musician.  He is a multi-instrumentalist, song-writer, composer.  Doug features some of his original material as well as backing up jazz vocalist and songwriter Esther Knutson.

dougbrownmusic.com

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Episode 58 - Amy Curl & Dan Kennedy

August 4th, 2009

Curl and Kennedy stay busy in Madison creating panoptic pop music that ranges from folky acoustic to quirky indie.  They are currently touring in support of their debut release on Slothrop Music.  Catch them while you can!

curlkennedy.com

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Episode 57 - Andina & Rich

August 4th, 2009

When folk/pop/satirical singer and songwriter, Sandy Andina, gets together with the friendly neighborhood yodeling cowboy, Stephen Lee Rich, the result is a perfect blend of the traditional and the contemporary.  Stephen has been on MTL before, so we know you will enjoy the show!

andinaandrich.com

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Episode 56 - Hang Loueys

July 28th, 2009

The Hang Loueys are Kris Adams, Dale Kidd (formerly of Kidd & Byrd), and Andrew Nath.  Their self-described as acoustic rock and soul, but their whimsical songwriting is the focus of their set on MTL.

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Episode 55 - Mike Massey

July 28th, 2009

Mike Massey is one of Madison's hardest working musicians.  He has 3 critically aclaimed albums and numerous awards for excellence in original music for advertising.

mikemasseymusic.com

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photo by Clay at Dryad Media

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Episode 54 - Jim Schwall

July 21st, 2009

Co-leader of the Siegel-Schwall Band, "one of the best acts in America" (Billboard Magazine), he continues to make great new music solo and with several of Madison's favorite groups including So Dang Yang and The Cajun Strangers.

myspace.com/jimschwall

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Episode 53 - Lil Rev

July 21st, 2009

Lil Rev calls his style of performance "edutainment," has been called a "Wisconin Treasure" (UWM Folk Center) and is an award winning multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and music historian.

lilrev.com

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Episode 52 - Wendy Duffy

July 14th, 2009

Currently touring in support of her new release, "October Road," Wisconsin native, Wendy Duffy, currently resides in Nashville (via L.A.) and has been making serious Music City in-roads.

myspace.com/wendyduffy

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Episode 51 - Tate McLane

July 14th, 2009

Hard Stompin', bare bones, hardcore, Mississippi River rock, country, and blues.  Former StoneFloat frontman, Tate McLane always performs like its his last show.

myspace.com/tatemclane

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Episode 50 - Rigel

July 7th, 2009

Part Irish and Scottish traditional melodies and driving Cape Breton rhythm and part new songs and eclectic arrangements - featuring the brother/sister duo of Shay & Evan Carlson.  Shay also works in some Canadian step-dancing.

rigelband.com

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Episode 49 - Blake Thomas

July 7th, 2009

Proclaimed by the Isthmus to be "Madison's best country singer/songwriter"...we second that (e)motion!  Joined by bandmate, Josh Harty, another Madison favorite.

myspace.com/soloblakethomas

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Episode 48 - Harmonious Wail

June 30th, 2009

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Episode 39 - Peter Mulvey

May 26th, 2009

Peter Mulvey is a Milwaukee based singer-songwriter.  He paid his dues on the East Coast in the mid-90's and has been touring ever since.  "A voice lush and hushed...surrealistic beauty."  Rolling Stone

petermulvey.com

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Episode 38 - Tret Fure

May 26th, 2009

Tret cut her musical teeth in L.A. as a recording artist and studio engineer.  Lowell George produced one of her first albums, and she's worked with some of the biggest names in the business.  Consistently adventurous and wittily sexy...

www.tretfure.com

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Episode 37 - Venice Gashouse Trolley

May 19th, 2009

Venice Gashouse Trolley is a four-piece Beat Freak band featuring the Flow Poetry of Adam Gregory Pergament.   Way too hard to categorize and way too good not good not to hear.

flowpoetry.com

myspace.com/flowpoetry

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Episode 36 - Daniel and the Lion

May 19th, 2009

Refreshing duo from Baraboo WI.  They are a mix of dusty folk and falsetto soul.  Daniel Pingrey plays piano, Jimmy Linville plays guitar and sings, and Davey Roberts play drums.

myspace.com/datlband

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Episode 35 - The Kentucky Waterfalls

May 12th, 2009

Evan Murdock and Katie Powderly harmonize soulful tunes about the unholy trinity of drinking, traveling, and heartache that form country music.  Fabulous Honky-Tonk duo!

myspace.com/thekentuckywaterfalls

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Episode 34 - Dave Schindele & Jen Logueflower

May 12th, 2009

Dave describes his music as "piano poetry."  Think Joni Mitchell, Rickie Lee Jones, and the serious side of Randy Newman.  Jen Logueflower collaborates with Dave and sings some music she's composed to 19th century poetry and new takes on traditional tunes.

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Episode 33 - Karen Savoca & Pete Heitzman

May 5th, 2009

National touring artists featuring brilliant songwriting, vocals and guitar work.  This is a short Mad Toast Live! segment followed by their ENTIRE CONCERT!

Part 2 of 2

www.karensavoca.com

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Episode 32 - Karen Savoca & Pete Heitzman

May 5th, 2009

National touring artists featuring brilliant songwriting, vocals and guitar work.  This is a short Mad Toast Live! segment followed by their ENTIRE CONCERT!

Part 1 of 2

www.karensavoca.com

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Episode 31 - The Micah Olsan Band

April 28th, 2009

Groovin' acoustic/electric band from Milwuakee WI.

micaholsan.com/

myspace.com/micaholsan

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Episode 30 - Andy Ewen & Randal Harrison

April 28th, 2009

Andy Ewen (gutiarist/singer/songwriter) and Randal Harrison (violin) from Madison's legendary "Honor Among Thieves."

myspace.com/honoramongthievesmadison

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Episode 29 - Richard Wiegel

April 21st, 2009

Madison's favorite guitar-slinger & the leader of the midwesterners.

www.themidwesterners.com/

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Episode 28 - KG and the Ranger

April 21st, 2009

Classic and original Cowboy songs with award winning vocals.

www.kgandtheranger.com/

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Episode 27 - Jim Seem & Melissa Hyman

April 14th, 2009

Alt-roots & Americana duo on tour from Asheville NC - Guitar, Cello, and Vocals.

www.myspace.com/jimseem

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Episode 26 - Chris & Ann Plata

April 14th, 2009

Texas singer-songwriter and Mexican roots music with beautiful duo vocals.

powerweb.net/plata

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Episode 25 - Old Tin Can String Band

April 7th, 2009

Old-Timey and Celtic music featuring WI state fiddle champion, Shauncey Ali, and Madison mandolin maven, Chris Powers.

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Episode 24 - Larkin’

April 7th, 2009

Dynamic acoustic music from the Celtic traditions.

larkinband.com

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Episode 23 - Lou and Peter Berryman

April 1st, 2009

Madison's favorite comedy songwriting team.

louandpeter.com

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Episode 22 - Daddy Squeeze Trio

April 1st, 2009

Dan Newton is well-known as a master accordionist and he leads several groups in the Twin Cities.   He visited Madison with his Daddy Squeeze Trio (adding guitar and upright bass).

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Episode 21 - Shaman Juan

March 24th, 2009

Self-Described "Mystic Poet of the North Woods," He was signed to Motown Records in 1968 as part of the The Messengers.  During his career he has callaborated as a producer or engineer with artists including the Ramones, Guns N Roses, the Turtles and John Mayall.  He was also a TV editor for many shows including "Full House," "Fresh Prince," "Dallas," and "Knots Landing."  Jon Prigge joins Shaman on harmonica.

www.myspace.com/shamanjuan

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Episode 20 - Bill Camplin

March 24th, 2009

Bill and his wife, Kitty, have owned and operated the Cafe Carpe in Fort Atkinson for many years.  Camplin was a well known singer-songwriter before that, so thankfully, his gorgeous voice and masterful guitar playing are being heard all over the country once again!

www.cafecarpe.com/billcamplin.htm

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Episode 19 - Josh Harty

March 17th, 2009

“The Upper Midwest folk community rising star,” Josh Harty performs on this archived show from November 11, 2008.

www.joshharty.com

www.myspace.com/joshharty

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Episode 18 - Ervin Allen

March 17th, 2009

Ervin Allen, a true trubador, performs on this archived show from November 11, 2008.

ervinallen.com

myspace.com/ervinallen

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Episode 17 - The Lucas Cates Band

March 10th, 2009

They've been all over the country and we are proud to finally have Lucas and his award-winning band back in Madison and on the show!

www.lucascates.com

www.myspace.com/lucascates

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Episode 16 - Larry Byrd

March 10th, 2009

One of Madison's best performers in any venue, formerly of "Kydd and Byrd," Larry's powerful songwriting matches his stage presence!

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Episode 15 - Mike Marshall’s Big Trio & Caterina Lichtenberg

March 5th, 2009

Two of the world's greatest mandolinists!  Marshall was a member of David Grisman's seminal newgrass groups, the founder of the Modern Mandolin Quartet and adept on just about anything with strings.  Lichtenberg is considered one of the top classical mandolinists in the world.  This is a short Mad Toast Live! interview segment followed by excerpts from the show.

mikemarshall.net

myspace.com/bigtriomusic

caterinalichtenberg.com

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Episode 14 - David Cox and Robert J. Conaway

February 24th, 2009

David Cox has been an active member of the Steel Bridges songwriting fellowship, which inclues Jackson Browne and Pat MacDonald.  No website, so you’ll just have to hear our podcast!

Mr. Robert J. Conaway, our former bandmate, has been busy with a new band, two CDs, another in the works, and an animated children’s series in the making.

robertj.com

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Episode 13 - Robert J. Conaway & David Cox

February 24th, 2009

David Cox has been an active member of the Steel Bridges songwriting fellowship, which inclues Jackson Browne and Pat MacDonald.  No website, so you'll just have to hear our podcast!

Mr. Robert J. Conaway, our former bandmate, has been busy with a new band, two CDs, another in the works, and an animated children's series in the making.

robertj.com

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Episode 12 - Jeff Burkhart

February 17th, 2009

Best known locally for his honky-tonk band The Dirty Shirts.   Jeff speaks the truth like a Smokey Mountain trubadour.

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Episode 11 - Doug Brown & Esther Knutson

February 17th, 2009

Doug Brown is a musician's musician.  He is a multi-instrumentalist, song-writer, composer.  Doug features some of his original material as well as backing up jazz vocalist and songwriter Esther Knutson.

dougbrownmusic.com

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Episode 10 - The Alison Margaret Jazz Quartet

February 10th, 2009

The Alison Margaret Jazz Quartet - Crisp, clear, confident jazz vocals backed by a very hip 60's vibe (literally...a vibraphone), bass and drums.  Alison has assembled some of Madison's best players to interpret her fresh originals and jazz classics.

alisonmargaret.com

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Episode 09 - Mark Croft

February 10th, 2009

Award winning singer-songwriter Mark Croft.

markcroftmusic.com

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Episode 08 - The Dang-Its

February 3rd, 2009

Three of the five members of the Dang-Its (Tom Waselchuk, Sheila Voss, Rick Nass) perform.

dang-its.com

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Episode 07 - Jeremiah Nelson

February 3rd, 2009

Songwriter Jeremiah Nelson appears.

www.myspace.com/patchworknoise

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Episode 06 - Jentri Colello & Josh Harty

January 27th, 2009

Madison songwriters Jentri Colello and Josh Harty perform on Mad Toast Live!  This is the second of two sets.

myspace.com/jentricolello

joshharty.com/

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Episode 05 - Jentri Colello & Josh Harty

January 27th, 2009

Madison songwriters Jentri Colello and Josh Harty perform on Mad Toast Live!  This is the first of two sets.

myspace.com/jentricolello

joshharty.com/

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Welcome to Mad Toast Live!

January 22nd, 2009

Welcome to "Mad Toast Live!" with hosts, Chris Wagoner and Mary Gaines. Recorded for podcast every Tuesday night at The Brink Lounge, 701 E. Washington Ave., just down the hill from the capitol building in Madison, WI. Music and conversation with diverse musical artists of all styles in an intimate setting. Madison music veterans, Gaines and Wagoner, often sit in with the guests on a variety of instruments: violin, cello, mandolin, accordion, ukulele, hawaiian guitar, and sometimes harmony vocals. Live audience interaction adds to the unique flavor of Mad Toast Live!

www.madtoastlive.com - The Official Site of Mad Toast Live!

January 20th, 2009

Hello podcast listeners,

We would like to announce the launch of madtoastlive.com the official website of Mad Toast Live!  Check the site for more information on the show and a calendar of upcoming artists.

Also, if you haven't already, subscribe to the podcast free of charge on ITunes by going to   itpc://madtoastlive.podbean.com/feed

or subscribe to the rss feed    http://madtoastlive.podbean.com/feed/

We have a terrific schedule coming up so come see us live at the Brink Lounge in Madison WI every Tuesday at 7:30

Thanks for listening!

Andrew LaValley - Mad Toast Live! Producer

Episode 04 - Stephen Lee Rich

January 20th, 2009

Our next guest is Stephen Lee Rich--your friendly neighborhood yodeling cowboy. Chicago-style songwriter and performer--entertaining, political, great story-teller!

www.stephenleerich.com

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Episode 03 - Reid Gromnicki

January 20th, 2009

Old-time fiddle stylist and all-around music maven Reid Gromnicki appears on the show.

www.myspace.com/reidgromnicki

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Episode 02 - Catfish Stephenson

January 13th, 2009

Catfish Stephenson joins Chris and Mary at the Brink.  He is an iconic Madison songwriter and slide-guitar guru.    www.catfishstephenson.com

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Episode 01 - Guy Fiorentini

January 13th, 2009

Guy Fiorentini guests on our first podcast!  He is a talented songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer from Milwaukee WI.

guyfi.com

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