2020 had some great music come out of strange, desperate times. This show is all music released in 2020. John Prine's very last (literally) recorded piece. New music from Chris Stapleton, Lucero, Margo Price, Elizabeth Cook, Jason Isbell, Drive-by Truckers, Lilly Hiatt, Lucinda Williams and more. Some timely, topical music from Tre Burt and Mickey Guyton, and new music from people that haven't been heard from in a while like Mary Chapin-Carpenter and Kathleen Edwards. Stream, download, listen how you want, when you want. Enjoy
New music from Chris Stapleton, Drive-by Truckers, Sturgill Simpson, Bruce Springsteen, Lucero, Amanda Shires, Elizabeth Cook, Lydia Loveless, Dave Alvin and a whole lot more, and some updates on The Nomad Project and just plain making it through the rest of 2020.
Tonight's Desolation Angel Radio. A catch up and tune in. Some information for you; masks, numbers, facts, and some calm and rationality in all of this.
Tonight as we continue to bring voices, your voices, our voices to these days we live in, and gain perspective on what Covid-19 is doing to our lives, two more fascinating interviews. Brian McGolgan, a friend out of New Orleans, with an extensive background in the city's music; DJ at WWOZ, worked at Tipitina's. We talk music, especially on this JazzFest in Place weekend and he does have some stories (possibly one of the funnier ones I've ever heard about Mac (Dr. John) and his unique use of language), about R&B music. For anyone outside that city, you think you know music? Take listen and get an education, and we talk about live music forward after this is over.
Skip Clark joins us tonight as well. A PdD and Professor of history and specifically, his concentration and classes he taught in the history of Europe during the Bubonic Plague years, the Black Death. He brings insight and expertise very few others can or could and we talk about that period, and it's lessons for today.
As always, it's free to stream, download or listen to, just head out on the link.
Tonight, in the ongoing series of bringing different voices, your voices, our voices to the Covid-19 epidemic that's changing our lives, two really interesting interviews. Dwayne Brashears, from down in New Orleans, former program director at WWOZ (best radio station in the country) and we talk everything; JazzFest (which would be going on now), Mardi Gras culture, Mardi Gras Indians and Super Sunday, how Covid-19 is and will affect musicians, venues, restaurants from here forward, and as a long time Burning Man attendee, Dwayne and I talk cancelled festivals. (Annnddd of course, being a bit homesick, the intro music tonight is Galactic, and the outro is Allen Toussaint, and Mac (Dr. John). Our other guest is my good friend Elizabeth Whitacre, Buffalo resident and small business owner, and also probably one of the best card readers I know, we talk that, and what she saw beforehand, and keeps seeing now, and we talk about effects on small business, and we talk about trauma response, and keeping a business alive during this time. Free to download, stream or listen to, always.
Tonight, we're talking about banding together, forming guilds, responding to protesters, and working together, as one, and what happens once this is over and how we move forward.
Tonight, we did our normal Sunday show with Greg Haley. Couple of things here. For those who know Greg and I, take a listen, because tonight, we were just "us", it's like sitting around at camp listening to the two of us get going on a normal roll on the things that he and I are known to talk about, regularly, economics, politics, society, and our take on all of it. About midway, both he and I do have some messages, a message for Brushwood folks that it would be worth your time to listen to. There's actually a pretty personal message from me to anyone who knows me near the end, and the music tonight? Well I got a little carried away, and there's a dance party at the end. Enjoy. Free to download, stream, listen to, always.
Tonight, we bring some more light to the darkness. 3 beautiful human souls talking about art, mental and emotional support and wellness and resources, creativity, and some spiritual insights. Cynthia Voegel talks about art, 14th century art, and how previous epidemics informed and shaped art, and how that applies to today, and what may come, and has some very kind things to say about one of her mentors, Dr. Ken Payne (and we talk haircuts)
Jessica Ewanic talks about trauma support, and emotional support peer to peer, and has a very comprehensive list of resources available, counseling available, phone numbers for everything from domestic violence, abuse, sexual assault, addiction and substance abuse, suicide hotlines (and we talk French Onion Soup)
Jeci Skywalker talks about some of the spiritual underpinnings of what's occurring, shadow work so necessary to (gently) confront and staying healthy, well and creative through this, using personal creative processes (and we talk brunch)
All 3 souls bring some true light and hope to what's happening, some resources and information. (And in the course of doing this one, I wind up revealing a whole lot of how I got from Kip BC [before Corona], who now seems like a couple of "me's" and a lifetime ago, to Kip AC [After Corona] and what's happening now for me, and what may be forward, didn't intend that one, but it turns out well.)
So, in that effort to bring voices, your voices, our voices, a chorus of voices, and provide a living document of what these times are doing to the collective us, and how we're responding, that's tonight's show, a couple of hours of thoughtful, insightful, intentional conversation by these 3 to help light a candle, to go with all of your candles against the darkness. Free to stream, listen to, download or subscribe to, all paywalls are down, it's free.