Trey Anastasio is coming to Binghamton’s Forum Theatre next week and WHRW has a couple pairs of tickets to giveaway! If interested, make your way over to our Facebook page and look for the poster below to enter!
The guitar duo of Julian Lage and Chris “Critter” Eldridge put on a breathtaking performance Wednesday night in Watters Theater. With dim lighting and nothing but a single microphone set up on the thrust stage, the pair played an intimate hour and a half acoustic set that had the audience on their feet cheering for more.
Lage hails from a jazz background, while Eldrige was raised on bluegrass and is a member of the acoustic bluegrass band Punch Brothers. Both influences were evident in performance, as the duo played a diverse array of songs, which Lage endearingly categorized as “Singin’ songs, fiddle types, and esoteric acoustic art songs”. The first two types had the audience tapping their toes, and a goodhearted “yeeehaww” was yelled out during one particular number, but it was the third category that really showcased the players’ virtuosity. One player would strum out some chords and keep the time, while the other would go off with fingers flying on an explosion of jazz, blues, and folk sounds. The combination was stunning, and was made even better by the silent communication between the pair. Lage and Eldridge seemed to feed off of each other’s energy, and their collective love for the music was physically palpable in the hall. The duo is currently on tour promoting their album Avalon, which was released earlier this week.
Review by Jazz Director Stephi Verhage
Posted: October 9, 2014 6:26 PM
Frank Zappa – Lumpy Gravy, Part 2 – Lumpy Gravy (zappa.com)
Eric Ross – Legend of Orpheus, Op. 61 (excerpt) – Music From The Future (ericross.info)
Marc Barecca – Fractured Bronze – Subterrane (Palaceoflights.com)
Tangerine Dream (unless otherwise noted):
Journey Through A Burning Brain – Electronic Meditation (Relativity) (1970)
Mysterious Semblance At The Strand of Nightmares – Phaedra (Virgin) (1974)
Atem – Atem (Castle) (1973)
Fly And Collision of Comas Sola – Alpha Centauri (Sanctuary) (1971)
Paris, December 13th, 1974 (Reims Cathedral) – Part 1 (vintage FM broadcast)
Stratosfear – Stratosfear (Virgin) (1976)
Due to technical difficulties, there will be no podcast this week. Tune in next week!
I asked you my listeners to mail in rock stars that have died in the last 50-60 years and you delivered by mailing it to me. I thank you all for that to make today’s show real special. The way I see a band is at least 3-4 playing some kind of instrument and singing. Now let me begin with who I would choose. Singers Freddie Mercury of Queen and Ronnie James Dio of Elf,Rainbow,Black Sababth,Dio and Heaven and Hell Guitarists Randy Rhoads Quiet Riot and Ozzy Dimebag Darrel Abbott of Pantera and Damageplan Bass player Cliff Burton of Metallica Drummer John Bonham of Led Zeppelin Keyboardist Richard Wright of Pink Floyd. Too me this might make the ultimate rock all dead band,though anyone can argue why was this person left out. Well let me then say my honorable mentions Jimi Hendrix Jeff Hanneman of Slayer Now let me give you what you my fans mailed in.
Lonnie picked Ronnie James Dio Randy Rhoads Dimebag(Darrel Abbott) Jimmy (“The Rev”) Sullivan of Avenged Sevenfold Cliff Burton
Johnathan picked Steve Marriot of Small Faces and Humble Pie Jimi Hendrix Jack Bruce of Cream Jon Lord of Deep Purple Whitesnake to name a few John Bonham
Becky and Joel picked Dimebag Jeff Hanneman Cliff Burton John Bonham Kurt Cobain of Nirvana Layne Stayley of Alice In Chains Mad Season
Uncle Joe picked (not my uncle but calls himself that) Jim Morrison The Doors Jimi Hendrix Jaco Pastorius Keith Moon of The Who John Lennon of The Beatles
Metal Mike picked Ronnie James Dio Chuck Schuldiner of Death Randy Rhoads Darrel Abbott Cliff Burton John Bonham
Norman picked John Lennon but also have these people as backup vocals (Whitney Houston, Elvis Presley, Janis Joplin)
Frank Zappa,Lonesome Dave Peverett of Foghat and Savoy Brown Richard Wright Gene Krupa Paul Gray of Slipknot Miles Davis Tommy Dorsey Bobby Keys of Rolling Stones
Iceman picked Freddie Mercury Steve Marriot John Bonham Keith Moon of The Who Jimi Hendrix Stevie Ray Vaughn Roy Buchanan Bobby Keyes who appeared on various bands albums. Ray Manzarek Of The Doors backup vocals Karen Carpentar and Roy Orbison
M.P.T. picked and no not the (Mad Trivia Party) Janis Joplin, Jack Bruce Johnny Winter,Billy Preston various acts, Buddy Miles of Jimi Hendrix and Band Of Gypsies and other various acts.
I am so thankful for the response and hope everyone had a good time with this I would have liked to see more people mail it in but still it is good.