The Signal

with Chris Kocher

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.


First hour was some random but cool music.
Carlene Carter (with Elizabeth Cook) – “Blackie’s Gunman” (Carter Girl)
Carlene Carter (with Willie Nelson) – “Troublesome Waters” (Carter Girl)
Carlene Carter – “Gold Watch and Chain” (Carter Girl)
Gillian Welch & David Rawlings – “As Long as the Grass Shall Grow” (Look Again to the Wind: Johnny Cash’s Bitter Tears Revisited)
Emmylou Harris and The Milk Carton Kids – “Apache Tears” (Look Again to the Wind: Johnny Cash’s Bitter Tears Revisited)
Kris Kristofferson, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings – “The Ballad of Ira Hayes” (Look Again to the Wind: Johnny Cash’s Bitter Tears Revisited)
Rosanne Cash – “A Feather’s Not a Bird” (The River & The Thread)
Willie Nelson – “Let’s Face the Music and Dance” (Let’s Face the Music and Dance)
Ellis Paul – “Kick Out the Lights (Johnny Cash)” (Chasing Beauty)
Kyle Carey – “Casey Jones Whistle Blow” (North Star)
Adler & Hearne – “Love is a Fire” (Second Nature)
Robin Rothschild – “Elie’s House” (Reach for the Sky)
Adam Marsland – “Burn Down the World” (Go West)
Adam Marsland – “Two Children in a Bed” (Go West)

Then Randy McStine joined me in studio to discuss Blues on the Bridge next Sunday as well as his plans for Lo-Fi Resistance shows next month. Here are the tracks we played, which included the world premiere of “Program.”
Tom Brislin – “Microphone” (Hurry Up and Smell The Roses)
Lo-Fi Resistance – “Isolation Tank” (Chalk Lines)
Lo-Fi Resistance – “The Silent War” (Chalk Lines)
Lo-Fi Resistance – “Program” (The Age of Entitlement)

Then we ended with some Tony Bennett tunes, since he’ll be at Binghamton U. on Saturday.
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga – “The Lady is a Tramp” (Duets II)
Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse – “Body & Soul” (Duets II)
Tony Bennett – “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” (The Ultimate Tony Bennett)
Tony Bennett – “Fly Me to the Moon” (The Ultimate Tony Bennett)

Another fun mix with Lars. Might be the last one for a while.

Spottiswoode & His Enemies – “Building a Road” (Building a Road)
Mike Doughty – “Unmarked Helicopters” (Live at Ken’s House)
Dr. Pants – “Bowling with a Genius” (The Trip Side 1: Illusion & Truth)
Alan Lomax Collection – “Pretty Polly” (Southern Journey Vol. 1)
Blitzen Trapper – “Furr” (Furr)
Deer Tick – “Choir of Angels” (The Black Dirt Sessions)
Shovels & Rope – “Fish Assassin” (Swimmin’ Time)
Shovels & Rope – “The Devil is All Around” (Swimmin’ Time)
Delta Spirit – “Golden State” (History from Below)
The Falconers – “Waterbound” (The Frame Maker)
Ellis Paul – “Jimmie Angel’s Flying Circus” (Chasing Beauty)
Joe Crookston – “Big Sky (In the Middle of Nowhere)” (Georgia I’m Here)
The Devil Whale – “Turn Around This Car” (Like Paraders)
The Dodos – “Red & Purple” (Visitor)
Elliot Smith – “Somebody that I Used to Know” (Figure 8)
Fanfarlo – “The Walls are Coming Down” (Reservoir)
Gillian Welsh – “Orphan Girl” (Revival)
Rosanne Cash – “Etta’s Tune” (The River & The Thread)
Patrick Coman, Greg Klyma and Corty Byron – “White Freightliner Blues” (For The Sake of the Song Roadshow EP)
Malcolm Holcombe – “Another Despair” (Pitiful Blues)
Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan and Stark Sands – “Five Hundred Miles” (“Inside Llewyn Davis” Soundtrack)
Jim Croce – “Roller Derby Queen” (50th Anniversary Collection)
Johnny Cash – “When It’s Springtime in Alaska” (Bootleg Vol. 1: Personal File)
Local Natives – “Who Knows, Who Cares” (Gorilla Manor)
M. Ward – “Chinese Translation” (Post-War)
M. Ward – “Sad, Sad Song” (Transfiguration of Vincent)
Mason Jennings – “East of Eden” (Century Spring)
Monsters of Folk – “A Man Named Truth” (Monsters of Folk)
Lisa Miller – “Trailer Park Honey” (Used to Be: Blues from the Pacific Delta – For Bill Monroe)
Fernando – “Edgar Casey Blues” (Used to Be: Blues from the Pacific Delta – For Bill Monroe)
Blue Sky Mission Club – “The Hard Rain” (Couragio)
Nate & Kate – “Opposites Attract” (Here You Are)
Strand of Oaks – “West River” (Pope Killdragon)
Strand of Oaks – “Killdragon” (Pope Killdragon)
Tallest Man on Earth – “Wind and Walls” (There’s No Leaving Now)
Trampled by Turtles – “Victory” (Palomino)
Trampled by Turtles – “It’s a War” (Palomino)
Wilco – “Hotel Arizona” (Being There)
Hypnotic Clambake – “Chef Mobie’s Gumbo Gator” (Square Dance Messiah)

[From 7-10 p.m. Tuesday]
Fun interview with Jenny Wolsk Bain and Gary Crouth of the Pittsburgh band The Squirrel Hillbillies. If you want to know more about their music, go online to Here’s what we played from them.
The Squirrel Hillbillies – “I Can” (Goody Shoes)
The Squirrel Hillbillies – “Firefly” (Goody Shoes)
The Squirrel Hillbillies – “Sammy’s Old Time Country Band” (The Squirrel Hillbillies)
The Squirrel Hillbillies – “River Rat” (Goody Shoes)
The Squirrel Hillbillies – “Cowboy Song” (Goody Shoes)
The Squirrel Hillbillies – “Insane When We’re Apart” (The Squirrel Hillbillies)
The Squirrel Hillbillies – “Bless You Man” (Goody Shoes)
The Squirrel Hillbillies – “Engine Blues” (The Squirrel Hillbillies)
The Squirrel Hillbillies – “Goody Shoes” (Goody Shoes)

From there, it was the usual random assortment.
Dirt Farm – “Granny Hit the Jug” (Working the Soil)
The Kinks – “Muswell Hillbilly” (Muswell Hillbillies)
Dr. John featuring Ledisi and The McCrary Sisters – “Nobody Knows the Troubles I’ve Seen” (Ske Dat De Dat: The Spirit of Satch)
Dr. John featuring Nicholas Payton and the Blind Boys of Alabama – “What a Wonderful World” (Ske Dat De Dat: The Spirit of Satch)
Chris Smither – “Leave the Light On” (Still on the Levee)
Charlie Daniels Band – “Mr. Tambourine Man” (Off the Grid)
Ellis Paul – “Empire State” (Chasing Beauty)
Jeremy Lyons – “Not Drag Me Down” (Make It Better)
Jim Photoglo – “Try Me Tomorrow” (Halls of My Heart)
Matt Nakoa – “Fool of a Knight” (A Dozen Other Lives)
Neale Eckstein with Eric Schwartz – “Angel on a Harley” (Click)
Britt Connors – “Warmer Season” (Warmer Season)
Lynne Taylor – “When the Lightning Strikes the Tree” (When Lightning Strikes)
Nate & Kate – “Restless Hearts” (Here You Are)
Adam Marsland – “Grateful for the Rain” (Go West)
Adam Marsland – “No One’s Ever Going to Hear This Song” (The Owl and the Full Moon)
The Falconers – “With Hands Unbound” (The Frame Maker)
Spottiswoode & His Enemies – “Salvation” (Salvation)
John Flynn – “Lonely Enough” (Poor Man’s Diamonds)
Johnny Cash – “I’ve Been Everywhere” (Unchained)

No guest planned for next week. Tune in to see what happens.

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