Casey Driessen - "Conversation with Death"/"The Day Before Halloween"
David Wilson - "Make it With You"
Joan Jeanrenaud - "Kaleidoscope"
Hosted by Dean Capper
Quartet San Francisco is a string quartet who really knows how to do the crossover thing right. This piece is a mambo that QSF violinist Jeremy Cohen wrote in honor of Anne Crowden, a teacher from his youth.
Casey Driessen's new album, Oog, is so packed full of good music that I couldn't pick just one track to share, I had to include two in the show. Don't worry, I'm not really cheating, "Conversation with Death" flows right into "The Day Before Halloween," so they seem like only one song. ;)
With all the different instruments and electronic sounds on Oog, these tracks are much more than just another couple of fiddle tunes. By the way, here's a link to his mandotar instrument that I mention in my show commentary.
David Wilson’s Nobody Does it Better is a collection of familiar ballads from the 1960’s and 70’s. This song, “Make it With You,” is a 1970 #1 hit written by the band Bread.
Joan Jeanrenaud made her album Strange Toys with producer Pc Muñoz, whom we can thank for the great beats on "Kaleidoscope." This is by far my favorite track from the album, undoubtetly because it's just so damn cool.
I hope you enjoy the show!