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.


Great to finally have Kathy Rutz on the show with me. It was a blast and she’s already said she’ll come back. Yay!

Glen Campbell – “Wichita Lineman” (20 Greatest Hits)
The Kennedys – “River of Falling Stars” (Positively Live!)
Jimmy LaFave – “River Road” (Blue Nightfall)
Upstate Rubdown – “New Life” (A Remedy)
Adam Erza Group – “Let Your Hair Down” (Hurricane Wind)
Kipyn Martin – “Coming Home” (Dance Across the Sky)
Aly Tadros – “This Is How You Lose Her” (Hungry Ghost)
Monica Rizzio – “A Little Time” (Washashore Cowgirl)
Christine Sweeney – “Angel” (Live at the Bitter End)
Lisa Bastoni – “Rabbit Hole” (The Wishing Hour)
Great Bear – “Lost River” (Magic Fantasy Dream Dance)
Frances Luke Accord – “David” (Fluke)
Frances Luke Accord – “In the Snow” (Fluke)
Rani Arbo and daisy mayhem – “Bridges” (Some Bright Morning)
Ellis Paul & Vance Gilbert – “Citizen of the World” (Side of the Road)
Ellis Paul & Vance Gilbert – “Gentle Arms of Eden” (Side of the Road)
Susan McKeown – “Sweet Liberty / Promenade” (Sweet Liberty)
Gaelynn Lea – “Someday We’ll Linger in the Sun” (The Songs We Sing Along the Way)
Rod Picott – “You’re Not Missing Anything” (Hang Your Hopes on a Crooked Nail)
John Gorka – “Night is a Woman” (Jack’s Crows)
Solomon Burke – “Flesh and Blood” (Don’t Give Up On Me)
Heather Mae – “I Am Enough” (I Am Enough)
Dylan LeBlanc – “Cautionary Tale” (Cautionary Tale)
Sigur Ros – “Hoppipolla” (Sigur Ros)
The Bar-Kays – “Certified True” (All-Time Greatest Hits)
Aretha Franklin – “You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman” (30 Greatest Hits)
Michael Kiwanuka – “Love & Hate” (Love & Hate)
Todd Rundgren – “Hello It’s Me” (The Very Best of Todd Rundgren)
Jimi Hendrix – “All Along the Watchtower” (The Best of Jimi Hendrix)
Sylvan Esso – “Slackjaw” (What Now)

Not sure how many more three-hour shows there are, but I plan to be back at 7 p.m. next Wednesday. Tune in!

Started off with a tribute to the late, great Glen Campbell.
From there, it was a grab-bag of new tunes (literally).

Glen Campbell – “Everybody’s Talkin’” (Adios)
Glen Campbell – “Just Like Always” (Adios)
Glen Campbell (with Willie Nelson) – “Funny How Time Slips Away” (Adios)
Glen Campbell – “She Thinks I Still Care” (Adios)
Glen Campbell – “A Thing Called Love” (Adios)
Glen Campbell – “Adios” (Adios)
Ray Wylie Hubbard (with Eric Church and Lucinda Williams) – “Tell The Devil I’m Gettin’ There As Fast As I Can” (Tell The Devil I’m Gettin’ There As Fast As I Can)
Ray Wylie Hubbard – “Lucifer and the Fallen Angels” (Tell The Devil I’m Gettin’ There As Fast As I Can)
Bill Feehely – “Don’t Hold Back On Me” (Money & Love)
Rick Estrin & The Nightcats – “Hands of Time” (Groovin’ in Greaseland)
John Lee Hooker – “Big Legs, Tight Skirt” (Whiskey & Wimmen: John Lee Hooker’s Finest)
Gov’t Mule – “Pressure Under Fire” (Revolution Come … Revolution Go)
Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band – “Nothing But the Night” (Lay It On Down)
George Thorogood – “Born with the Blues” (Party of One)
Professor Louie & The Crowmatix – “Blues & Good News” (Crowin’ The Blues)
Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion- “No Money in My Pocket” (This is the Life I Choose)
Alice Howe – “Homeland Blues” (You’ve Been Away So Long)
Brooks Williams – “Hesitation Blues” (Brooks’ Blues)
North Mississippi Allstars – “You Got to Move” (Prayer for Peace)
Sinners & Saints – “The Way” (On the Other Side)
Pokey LaFarge – “Good Luck Charm” (Manic Revelations)
Seth Glier – “People Like Us” (Birds)
Slaid Cleaves – “Little Guys” (Ghost on the Car Radio)
John McCutcheon – “Three Chords and the Truth” (Trolling for Dreams)
Fred Eaglesmith – “Jenny Smith” (Standard)
Malcolm Holcombe – “Yours No More” (Pretty Little Troubles)
The Staple Singers – “Sit Down Servant” (Jesus Rocked the Jukebox: Small Group Black Gospel 1951-1965)
David Rawlings – “Money is the Meat in the Coconut” (Poor David’s Almanack)
Jerry Douglas Band – “Go Ahead and Leave” (What If)
Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio – “Wild Child” (Singin’)
Amber Rubarth – “Canyon Lines” (Wildflowers in the Graveyard)
Chris & Meredith Thompson – “Shine” (Lines of Longitude)
Amber Cross – “Leaving Again” (Savage on the Downhill)
Loretta Hagen – “Where are the Rainbows” (Lucky Stars)
D.T. Huber – “Only a Miner” (Electric Park)
Tift Merritt – “Heartache is an Uphill Climb” (Stitch of the World)
Chicago Farmer – “9pm to 5” (Midwest Side Stories)
Davey O. – “For Them” (A Bright Horizon Line)
Robyn Hitchcock – “Detective Mindhorn” (Robyn Hitchcock)

Kathy Rutz will be on the air with me next week with music from last weekend’s Falcon Ridge Folk Festival and more.

Bess Greenberg was back in the studio to talk about her new live EP, “Blindside Live,” recorded earlier this year at CyberCafe West in Binghamton. Here are the tracks we played in between interview segments.
“Blindside of Me”
“Waiting on Wings”
“Why Should I Cry for You” (Sting cover)
“When It Don’t Come Easy” (Patty Griffin cover)
“Love that Still Remains”
“Taken by the Sirens”

Then we played some tunes from the American Acoustic tour coming to Anderson Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday night (plus an extra Bela Fleck, who’s playing at Smith’s Opera House in Geneva with the Flecktones on Aug. 10).
Punch Brothers – “Boll Weevil” (The Phosphorescent Blues)
Nickel Creek – “Smoothie Song” (This Side)
Bela Fleck – “Punchdrunk” (Natural Bridge)
Chris Thile, Edger Meyer, Stuart Duncan, Yo-Yo Ma – “Here and Heaven” (The Goat Rodeo Sessions)
I’m With Her – “Crossing Muddy Waters” (single)

From there, it was random but cool new tunes.
Emma’s Revolution – “Into Your Heart” (Revolution Now)
Flagship Romance – “Lemonade” (Tales from the Self-Help Section)
The Early Mays – “Chase the Sun” (Chase the Sun)
John Reischman and the Jaybirds – “Today Has Been a Lonesome Day” (On That Other Green Shore)
Susan Cattaneo – “In the Grooves” (The Hammer & The Heart)
Matthew O’Neill – “Bridge Builder” (Trophic Cascade)
Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio – “Sometimes I Can’t Believe My Luck” (Singin’)
Chris Ronald – “Grandpa’s Wedding Ring” (Fragments)
Ruston Kelly – “Hurricane in My Head” (Halloween)
Jillette Johnson – “Love is Blind” (All I Ever See in You is Me)
Jerry Douglas Band – “Battle Stick” (What If)
Zephaniah Ohora & the 18 Wheelers – “He Can Have Tomorrow (I’ll Take Yesterday)” (This Highway)
The Bucking Mules – “Georgia Belles” (Smoke Behind the Clouds)
Joe Jencks – “One Piece at a Time” (Poets, Philosophers, Workers & Wanderers)
The Waifs – “Strangest Thing” (Ironbark)
North Mississippi Allstars – “Bid You Goodnight” (Prayer for Peace)

When Is It On?

Fall 2017

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Wednesdays from 7 PM to 10 PM.

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