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.


Started off the show with a classic vinyl track from Jack Palance (a record my mom found randomly and wanted to throw away – the horror!).
Jack Palance – “The Meanest Guy that Ever Lived” (Palance)

From there, we played from the new tunes I’ve received recently.
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – “Baby I Lost My Way (But I’m Going Home)” (Tearing at the Seams)
The Jayhawks – “Everybody Knows” (Back Roads and Abandoned Motels)
Nina Ricci – “I Never Deserved Any Good Thing I Got” (Designs on Me)
Emerald Rae – “Magic Mirror” (Emerald Rae)
Joyce Luna – “A Million Years” (Every Road We Take)
Olivia Chaney – “IOU” (Shelter)
Rachael Sage – “No One is to Blame” (Myopia)
Tristen – “Glass Jar” (Sneaker Waves)
Angela Josephine – “Got to Believe” (Daylight)
Sparrow Blue – “Bottom of a Bottle” (Rabbit in the Moon)
Linda Saslove – “Wonderland” (Everything)
Brian Gladstone – “Lightning Man” (Brianology)
Will Baird – “A Coyote Best Left Alone” (Coyote Dreams)
Taivi – “Rock My Heart” (Rising Tide)
Fred Raimondo – “She Didn’t Fear the Rocks” (Little Flower)
Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers – “That’s What Makes Us Great” (More Yesterdays than Tomorrows)
Big Little Lions – “Do Better” (Alive and Well)
Ron Renninger – “Damn Old Train” (Seeds of Possible)
Joe Rollin Porter – “Bye Bye Baby Blues” (Take This Hammer)
Kyle Carey – “Tell Me Love” (The Art of Forgetting)
Wood & Wire – “Just Don’t Make ‘Em” (North of Despair)
The Young Novelists – “It Gets a Little Lonely” (In City & Country)
Tracy Grammer – “Good Life” (Low Tide)
Rod Abernathy – “The Bucket Song” (The Man I’m Supposed to Be)
Karen Jonas – “Gospel of the Road” (Butter)
John Linn – “The Boy Who Sings Off-Key” (Illinois 14)
Alan Barnosky – “Childhood Ghosts” (Old Freight)
Susan Cattaneo – “Ten Kinds of Trouble” (The Hammer & The Heart)
Chris Smither – “Down to the Sound” (Call Me Lucky)
Mare Wakefield & Nomad – “The Boxer & The Beauty Queen” (Time to Fly)
True North – “Sunday Night Blues” (Open Road, Broken Heart)
Jesse Terry w/ Dar Williams – “Noise” (Natural)
Wade Bowen – “Death, Dyin’ & Deviled Eggs” (Solid Ground)
The Sideshow Tragedy – “Piston Blues” (The View from Nowhere)
Belle of the Fall – “Spinning Around the Sun” (Rise Up)
David Robert King – “Rest Easy (My High Desert Girl)” (Idaho)
Joe Purdy & Amber Rubarth – “Someone Singing With Me” (American Folk soundtrack)
Alex Creamer – “The Wallpaper Song” (Shaking the Shelter)

Alex will be in the studio next Wednesday at 7 with Reid Miner before they head off on a national tour. Tune in!

Brandi Carlisle – “The Joke” (By the Way, I Forgive You)
Heather Styka – “Chelsea Motor Inn” (North)
The Mammals – “Fork in the Road” (Sunshiner)
RPR – “Fire and Guns” (Longview)
Patrick Coman – “The Judge” (Tree of Life)
Ry Cooder – “Everybody Ought to Treat a Stranger Right” (The Prodigal Son)
Dana Fuchs – “Ready to Rise” (Love Lives On)
Ray Davies – “Our Country” (Our Country: Americana Act II)
Vivian Leva – “Sturdy as the Land” (Time is Everything)
Merritt Gibson – “Burning Red Hot” (Eyes on Us)
The Super Saturated Sugar Strings – “Precipice” (All Their Many Miles)
The Lied To’s – “Millionaire” (The Lesser of Two Evils)
Mary Chapin Carpenter – “The Moon and St. Christopher” (Sometimes Just the Sky)
Jim Patton & Sherry Brokus – “Ghosts in This Room Tonight” (The Hart Part of Flying)
Laurie MacAllister w/ Jimmy LaFave – “Poison and Wine” (The Lies the Poets Tell)
The Lucky Losers – “Bulldogs & Angels” (Blind Spot)
The Kennedys – “Safe Until Tomorrow” (Safe Until Tomorrow)
Chuck Brodsky – “Them and Us” (Them and Us)
Eric Corne w/ Walter Trout – “Ridin’ with Lady Luck” (Happy Songs for the Apocalypse)
Joe Jencks – “Third Shift” (The Forgotten)
Carolann Solebello – “Jesus Played Guitar” (Shiver)
Low Lily – “Rock of Ages” (10,000 Days Like These)
Driftwood Soldier – “The Rapture Song” (Blessings & Blasphemy)
John Prine – “The Lonesome Friends of Science” (The Tree of Forgiveness)
Mary Gauthier – “Soldiering On” (Rifles & Rosary Beads)
Reggie Harris – “Love Guides the Wounded Heart” (Ready to Go)
Cosy Sheridan & Charlie Koch – “Skip the Cat Needs a Home” (My Fence & My Neighbor)
Rob Siegel – “20 Messages from Julie” (A Landscape of Ghosts)
Jeff Jensen – “2000 Days” (Wisdom & Decay)
Horseshoes & Hand Grenades – “Eat the Cake” (The Ode)
The National Reserve – “I’ll Go Blind” (Motel La Grange)
Leni Stern w/ Mamadou Ba & Alioune Faye – “Spell” (3)
I’m With Her – “Crescent City” (See You Around)
The Promise is Hope – “Lost & Found” (Every Seed Must Die)
Ellen Starski – “Separated by Time” (The Days When Peonies Prayed for the Ants)
Allie Chipkin – “Conductor” (Cascades)
Don Gallardo – “The Losing Kind” (Still Here)
Brandi Carlisle – “Hold Out Your Hand” (By the Way, I Forgive You)

Great to have Russell Swanger back on the show to discuss No Tuxedo LLC’s upcoming festivals, including Saturday’s Grateful for the Dead Music and Arts Festival on Saturday at Hickories Park in Owego. Dana Stewart and Bob Rynone from Voodoo Highway were in the studio too and shared some tunes live in the spirit of the fest.
“New Minglewood Blues”
“Better Off Alone”

After that, we played some tunes and chatted a bit more.
Brandi Carlisle – “Fulton County Jane Doe” (By the Way, I Forgive You)
Molina – “More than Life” (Swing Devotion)

Tune in at 7 p.m. next Wednesday and I’ll get enough sleep to do the full three hours.

When Is It On?

Summer 2018

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

Upcoming Shows

May 30 @ 7 PM