Thursday, October 29, 2009

Episode 080 - feat. Omar Lopez, Lissa Schneckenburger, Jesse Alejandro & the Big Fatt, and James Kennedy (w. Catherine Lawson)

Lissa Schneckenburger - "The Logger's Boast"
Jesse Alejandro & the Big Fatt - "Baby Bird"
James Kennedy "Down to the River"
Omar Lopez - "Synergy"

Lissa Schneckenburger is a fiddler out of New England - a collaborator with many of the "Republic of Strings" artists. Her latest disc is entitled Song and features many traditional fiddle styles. And a sweet voice that will make you melt.

Jesse Alejandro & the Big Fatt is a large group based in Brooklyn, complete with a horn section and a string section. Their latest disc is called Belly Full of Brains

James Kennedy has been on this program twice before. His rootsy, bluesy guitar-oriented recordings frequently feature the violin of his wife Catherine Lawson, of the few violinists able to hold her own in a blues environment. This tune is from Kennedy's latest disc QED.

Omar Lopez
is a flamenco violinist based in Austin. This new single "Synergy" is a more contemporary take on his usual sound, but compelling nonetheless. He also is the first artist to actually submit a track for this show without me begging for it. He was first featured on Episode 002 of this show.

Thanks everyone!
Mark Allender, producer-host

Wednesday, October 7, 2009