A weekly entertainment show hosted by Chris Kocher, entertainment writer for the Press & Sun-Bulletin. Bringing you the best of Greater Binghamton's music and entertainment scene.
[From 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday]
Great chat tonight with singer/songwriter Erica Leigh about her new EP “Puzzle Heart,” her cancer battle and where her life is headed from here. Learn more about her at ericaleigh.com. Here are the songs of hers that we played.
“Wait & See”
“Easy to Kill Me”
“A Talkin’ To”
“Slide on Through”
“Needing a Change”
After the roundup of weekly events, we did Two for Tuesday with all new music:
“I Belong Next to You”/“Wherever You Are” – Ellis Delaney
“Redemption for the Man”/“New Orleans” – Buffy Ford Stewart
“St. Christopher”/“Sad” – Brother Sun
“Free Beer”/“Phone Home” – Esquela
“Love Me”/“Boy Boy” – JJ Rosa
“Girl Party”/“It’s All Good” – Deni Bonet
“The Ugliest House on the Block”/“Swing My Thing Back Around” – Beth Hart
“Bad As Me”/“Traveling Shoes” – Tom Jones
“If the River Was Whiskey” – Spin Doctors (sorry, ran out of time for a second track!)
Back to three-hour shows from now through the summer, so tune in next week to see what I come up with.
[From 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday]
Fabulous chat tonight with jazz guitarist and singer/songwriter Leni Stern about her life, her music and her new album, “Smoke, No Fire.” She performs Friday night at 6 On The Square in Oxford; learn more about that show at 6onthesquare.org and more about Leni at lenistern.com. Here’s what we played of hers:
“Smoke, No Fire”
“Awn Te Kalo Ye”
Then, after the events roundup, Press & Sun-Bulletin correspondent and Binghamton U. student Mike Giordano discussed his story about Friday’s show from Bow Thayer & Perfect Trainwreck at Cyber Cafe West in Binghamton. Learn more at bowthayer.com and cybercafewest.com. We played two songs from their new CD, “Eden”:
“The Beauty of All Things.”
And we capped it off with one more track from Leni: “Spirit in the Water” (featuring Kofo the Wonderman).
Next Tuesday at 7 p.m., I’ll interview singer/songwriter Erica Leigh about her new EP, “Puzzle Heart.” And since tonight was the last show of the spring semester, it means we’ll be back to three-hour shows starting next week. More time for new and different tunes.
[From 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday]
Cool interview tonight with Josh Hanson, lead singer and songwriter for indie folk trio Yellow Red Sparks. You can learn more about their new self-titled album and see videos on their website at yellowredsparks.com. Here are the songs we played:
“Monsters with Misdemeanors”
“A Play to End All Plays”
“My Machine Gun”
“Happiness Comes in a Box”
“Scents and Sensibilities”
“To Love and Loathe”
“Hope on a Rope”
“Yellow Red Sparks”
From there, we did the local event roundup and then some new music.
“Everybody’s Cryin’ Mercy” – Brother Sun
“Easy Money” – Kally O’Malley
“Another Sunday Psalm” – The Leisure Society
“Koo Koo the Bird Girl” – Naymedici
We capped it off with a couple of songs for the Red-Headed Stranger’s 80th birthday.
“Seven Spanish Angels” – Willie Nelson and Ray Charles
“On the Road Again” – Willie Nelson
Tune in next Tuesday at 7, when my guest will be singer/songwriter and jazz guitarist Leni Stern. I’m looking forward to this one, and so should you.
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Tomorrow @ 7 PM
May 28 @ 7 PM
June 4 @ 7 PM