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 have Heather Pierson back on the show. She’ll perform at 6 On The Square in Oxford on Saturday, April 29. She and I talked about her songwriting and her new album, expected to be released at the end of June. To learn more, go online to

Here are the tracks we played with the interview:
“Still She Will Fly” (Still She Will Fly)
“Good Girl Blues” (Motherless Child)
“Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out” (Motherless Child)
“The Gumbo’s Too Hot” (Motherless Child)
“You Don’t Know Him The Way I Do” (Still She Will Fly)
“I’ll Never Know Freedom Again” (The Hard Work of Living)
“The Hard Work of Living” (The Hard Work of Living)
“Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby?” (Motherless Child)
“Let It Roll Off Your Back” (The Hard Work of Living)

Tune in next Wednesday at 6, when the members of Next to Kin join me in studio to discuss their debut album.

Took advantage of three-hour show while students were out of town. Lots of great new tunes.

Ray Davies – “Americana” (Americana)
Ray Davies – “Message from the Road” (Americana)
Ray Davies – “The Great Highway” (Americana)
Ray Davies – “Wings of Fantasy” (Americana)
Robyn Hitchcock – “I Want to Tell You What I Want” (Robyn Hitchcock)
Robyn Hitchcock – “Virginia Wolff” (Robyn Hitchcock)
Robyn Hitchcock – “Detective Mindhorn” (Robyn Hitchcock)
Robyn Hitchcock – “Autumn Sunglasses” (Robyn Hitchcock)
Wesley Stace – “I Don’t Wanna Rock ‘n’ Roll” (Wesley Stace’s John Wesley Harding)
Wesley Stace – “You’re a Song” (Wesley Stace’s John Wesley Harding)
Wesley Stace – “Better Tell No One Your Dreams” (Wesley Stace’s John Wesley Harding)
Paul Shaffer & The World’s Most Dangerous Band with Bill Murray – “Happy Street” (Paul Shaffer & The World’s Most Dangerous Band)
Paul Shaffer & The World’s Most Dangerous Band with Jenny Lewis – “Sorrow” (Paul Shaffer & The World’s Most Dangerous Band)
Rachael Sage – “The Tide” (The Tide)
Mod Hippie – “150 Levers” (Big Wow)
The 88 – “Tell the World What It’s About” (Close to You)
Daisycutter – “West of Eden” (Waiting for the Stars)
Amber Rubarth – “Best I Can” (Wildflowers in the Graveyard)
Amilia K. Spicer- “Train Wreck” (Wow and Flutter)
Marie Miller – “Stones You Throw” (Letterbox)
Joshua James – “Coyote Caller” (My Spirit Sister)
Andrew Collins Trio – “Stars, Sun & Moon” (And It Was Good)
Mouths of Babes – “Two If By Sea” (Brighter in the Dark)
Bill & Joel Plaskett – “Blank Cheque” (Solidarity)
Chris Elliott – “Jesus, My Son” (Chris Elliott)
Austin & Elliott – “Don’t Go Away Mad” (Cradle and Crow)
Austin & Elliott – “Justice Song for the Birds” (Cradle and Crow)
Zoe & Cloyd – “Underground Railroad” (Eyes Brand New)
Margo Murphy & John Roberts – “I Dreamed My Baby Came Home” (The Sea and the Sky)
Merlin Snider – “Abraham’s Light” (One Light, Many Windows)
Kipyn Martin – “Madeleine” (Dance Across the Sky)
Malcolm Holcombe – “Yours No More” (Pretty Little Troubles)
Heidi Muller – “My Old Cat” (Rescue Me! A Cause for Paws)
Alice Howe – “Make a Fool Out of Me” (You’ve Been Away So Long)
Tim Grimm & the Family Band – “Thirteen Years” (A Stranger in This Time)
Scott Cook – “Alberta, You’re Breaking My Heart” (Further Down the Line)
Wyatt Easterling – “Stay in the Boat” (Divining Rod)
Darden Smith – “Against the Grain” (Everything)
Fred Eaglesmith – “At Your Door” (Standard)

Next week, I’ll be back at 6 p.m. Wednesday. No guest booked yet, so it may be another hour of great new tunes – and trust me, there are ones I could not fit tonight.

Ran late because of car troubles, but still fit a solid 40 minutes of tunes.

Davey O – “In Its Own Time” (A Bright Horizon Line)
Malcolm Holcombe – “Bury, England” (Pretty Little Troubles)
Pat Wictor – “Knock on the Door” (This is Absolutely Real: Visions and Versions of Phil Ochs)
Sera Cahoone – “Ladybug” (From Where I Started)
Taarka – “Athena” (Fading Mystery)
Byrd & Street – “Mighty Long Road” (This Much is True)
The Waifs – “Not the Lonely” (Ironbark)
Ryanhood – “Alright Tonight” (Yearbook)

When Is It On?

Spring 2017

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Wednesdays from 6 PM to 7 PM.

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April 26 @ 6 PM


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