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.


Ray Davies – “March of the Zombies” (Our Country: Americana Act II)
Ray Davies – “A Street Called Hope” (Our Country: Americana Act II)
Mike Rizzi – “Sounds of a Broken Heart” (Appreciate What Remains)
Dan Navarro w/ Janiva Magness – “You Drove Me Crazy” (Shed My Skin)
Eliza Gilkyson – “Through the Looking Glass” (Secularia)
The Cowboy Junkies – “The Things We Do To Each Other” (All That Reckoning)
Ronny Cox – “I’ll Waltz You Home” (Ronny, Rad & Karen)
J.P. Soars – “Arkansas Porch Party” (Southbound I-95)
Steve Howell & The Mighty Men – “When I Was a Cowboy (Out on the Western Plains)” (As Good as I Been To You)
Tas Cru – “Fool for the Blues” (Memphis Song)
The Bennett Brothers – “Walk with the Devil” (Not Made for Hire)
Vanessa Collier – “Sweatin’ Like a Pig, Singin’ Like an Angel” (Honey Up)
Bruce Katz Band – “Beef Jerky” (Get Your Groove)
Bobby Sweet – “Take Me to the City” (All These Changes)
Mikaela Davis – “A Letter that I’ll Never Send” (Delivery)
Tristen – “Partyin’ is Such Sweet Sorrow” (Sneaker Waves)
Salim Nourallah – “Boy in a Record Shop” (Somewhere South of Sane)
Ariel Zevon – “World of Our Sin” (The Detangler)
Rich DePaolo – “Is Anybody There?” (Killed for Kings)
I’m With Her – “Ain’t That Fine” (See You Around)
Oliver the Crow – “As the Crow Flies” (Oliver the Crow)
Nancy Cassidy – “We’ll Float on the Water” (River’s Rising)
John McCutcheon – “Waiting for the Rain” (Ghost Light)
Jeni Hankins – “The British Invisible Mending Service” (The Oxygen Girl)
The Sideshow Tragedy – “Long Time Coming” (The View from Nowhere)
Laurie MacAllister – “Unfamiliar Moon” (The Lies the Poets Tell)
The Slocan Ramblers – “First Train in the Morning” (Queen City Jubilee)
The Lied To’s – “One String” (The Lesser of Two Evils)
Joe Jencks – “Third Shift” (The Forgotten: Recovered Treasures from the Pen of Si Kahn)
Carolann Solebello – “Listen” (Shiver)
The Kennedys – “Pistol Island” (Safe Until Tomorrow)
Jesse Terry w/ Liz Longley – “Mr. Blue Sky” (Natural)
Leni Stern w/ Mamadou Ba & Alioune Fay – “Colombiano” (3)
Reggie Harris – “Harlem Renaissance” (Ready to Go)
Horseshoes & Hand Grenades – “Stay Awhile” (The Ode)
Joe Purdy & Amber Rubarth – “Someone Singing with Me” (“American Folk” soundtrack)

Bonus track:
David Bowie – “Never Get Old” (Reality)

Great to have Jen Reilly and Eddy Bluma from The New Zeitgeist in the studio to talk about their new album “Myths & Mortals.” They also shared some songs live.
“Song of the Chattahoochee”
“Lack of Linear Thought” (live)
“Looking Glass Man” (live)
“The Ghost Trail”
“Warm and Dry” (live)
“Old Hammerin’ Bill”
“Song of the Wandering Angus”
“Kingdom Highway”

From there, we shared some cool new tunes.
Jory Nash – “We Don’t Talk About Her” (Wilderness Years)
The Furious Seasons – “Expo Line” (Now Residing Abroad)
Abbie Gardner – “Cold Black Water” (Wishes on a Neon Sign)
Phil Madeira – “Rich Man’s Town” (Providence)
The Andrew Collins Trio – “I Drink Whiskey (My Gal Drinks Wine)” (Tongue)
Indigo Girls – “Come a Long Way” (Live with the University of Colorado Symphony Orchestra)
Rachael Sage – “Sympathy Seed” (Myopia)
Vivian Leva – “Sturdy as the Land” (Time is Everything)
Sammy Strittmatter – “I Feel Fine” (Get Out of the City)
Hadley McCall Thackston – “Wallace’s Song (Sage Bush)” (Hadley McCall Thackston)
Western Centuries – “How Many More Miles to Babylon” (Songs from the Deluge)
Brian Gladstone – “Going Home Down I95” (Brianology)
Emerald Rae – “Lonely Road” (Emerald Ray)
Kat Riggins – “Kitty Won’t Scratch” (In the Boys’ Club)
Ike Reilly – “Don’t Turn Your Back on Friday Night” (Crooked Love)
Eliza Neals – “Love Dr. Love” (single)

No guests this week, so lots of new music.
Ray Davies – “A Street Called Hope” (Our Country: Americana Act II)
Ray Davies – “March of the Zombies” (Our Country: Americana Act II)
Katey Laurel – “Roots” (Daydream)
Brooks Williams – “Jump that Train” (Lucky Star)
B – “We Come From War” (Ghosts Underneath My Skin)
Kim Moberg – “Summer Days” (Above Ground)
Claudia Russell & Bruce Kaplan – “Lived in the Trees” (Lovers Tree)
Bruce T. Carroll – “Just Like Finding You” (Finding You)
Big Little Lions – “Alive and Well” (Alive and Well)
The Super Saturated Sugar Strings – “The Duchess of Comfort” (All Their Many Miles)
Rod Abernathy – “Pleasant Street” (The Man I’m Supposed to Be)
The Young Novelists – “I Moved On” (In City & Country)
Greg Sover – “Hand on My Heart” (Jubilee)
Low Lily – “Good, Bad, Better” (10,000 Days Like These)
Mary Chapin Carpenter – “Heroes and Heroines” (Sometimes Just the Sky)
David Davis & The Warrior River Boys – “He Rambled” (Didn’t He Ramble: The Songs of Charlie Poole)
Fink Marxer Gleaves – “Hot Pink House Trailer” (Shout and Shine)
Tracy Grammer – “Free” (Low Tide)
Merritt Gibson – “Burning Red Hot” (Eyes on Us)
Don Gallardo w/ Erin Rae – “A Boat Named Harmony” (Still Here)
David Robert King – “Heaven” (Idaho)
Mary Gauthier – “Morphine 1-2” (Rifles & Rosary Beads)
Sparrow Blue – “Waiting on the Sun” (Rabbit in the Moon)
Sparrow Blue – “Rabbit in the Moon” (Rabbit in the Moon)
John Prine – “Caravan of Fools” (The Tree of Forgiveness)
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – “Hey Mama” (Tearing at the Seams)
Susan Cattaneo – “Ten Kinds of Trouble” (The Hammer & The Heart)
The Lucky Losers – “Bullfrogs & Angels (Bring It On Out)” (Blind Spot)
The Promise is Hope – “Lost & Found” (Every Seed Must Die)
Driftwood Soldier – “Farther Along” (Blessings & Blasphemy)
Tret Fure – “Tremendous Power of Love” (Roses in November)
Chris Smither – “She Said She Said” (Call Me Lucky)
Dana Fuchs – “Backstreet Baby” (Love Lives On)
Ry Cooder – “Everybody Ought to Treat a Stranger Right” (The Prodigal Son)
Alan Barnosky – “Roanoke Angeline” (Old Freight)
Allie Chipkin – “Conductor” (Cascades)
Rob Siegel – “Spend a Lifetime Dying” (A Landscape of Ghosts)
Jack Ballengee Morris – “Beggars Will Ride” (West Virginia Refugee)
Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen – “Fat Cat” (Break It Down)

Bonus Kinky thought:
The Kinks – “This is Where I Belong” (The Kink Kronikles)

Unless I change my mind, I’m planning to take July 4th off. I’ll be back on July 11 with The New Zeitgeist in studio. Tune in!

When Is It On?

Summer 2018

You can catch this show on
Wednesdays from 7 PM to 10 PM.

Upcoming Shows

July 25 @ 7 PM