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.


No guest and an unexpected three-hour show meant lots of great new releases to check out. Hope you enjoyed.

Kurt Baker Combo – “Modern Day Rock ‘n’ Roll Girl” (In Orbit)
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – “Jesus Alone” (Skeleton Tree)
Hamish Anderson – “Am I a Good Man?” (Trouble)
Rory Block – “Gonna Be Some Walkin’ Done” (Keepin’ Outta Trouble)
Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker – “Weep You No More Sad Fountains” (Overnight)
The Hot Sardines – “When I Get Low, I Get High” (French Fries & Champagne)
The Hot Sardines – “French Fries & Champagne” (French Fries & Champagne)
Mike Doughty – “You Could Fly” (The Heart Watches While the Brain Burns)
Mike Doughty – “Give Me Something” (The Heart Watches While the Brain Burns)
Pacific Soul Ltd. – “Sunset Golden Love” (The Dance Divine)
Rob Martinez – “Some People Never Change” (New Love Environment)
Anna Elizabeth Laube – “Wallflower” (Tree)
Jim Donovan – “You Got to Believe It” (Sun King Warriors)
Paul Sachs – “Love’s a Hard Lesson Learned” (Love is Love)
John Flynn – “Eldorado” (Mercy)
O’Connor Band wih Mark O’Connor – “I Haven’t Said I Love You in a While” (Coming Home)
Rob McHale – “The Ghost of Jesse James” (Tom Dooley and Friends)
Billy Bragg & Joe Henry – “Hobo’s Lullaby” (Shine a Light)
Del McCoury Band – “The New York Trains” (Del and Woody)
Malcolm Holcombe – “To Get By” (Another Black Hole)
Sarah Jarosz – “Comin’ Undone” (Undercurrent)
Marit Larsen – “Running Out of Road” (Joni Was Right)
The Good Intentions – “Rest Home Cowboy” (The Long Unbroken Line)
Chris Merkley – “I Wear Them Well” (Momentos)
James Lee Stanley – “The Street Where Mercy Died” (Alive at Last)
Lara Herscovitch – “The Conductor” (Misfit)
David Mallett – “Two Sides to Every Story” (Celebration)
The Savage Hearts – “Heaven on Earth” (Playing it Forward)
John Gorka – “Blues Palace” (Before Beginning)
Liz Longley – “Swing” (Weightless)
Mo Kenney – “Untouchable” (In My Dreams)
Leni Stern – “Mercy” (Dakar Suite)
Denise Jordan Finley – “There Are No Sundays at Sea” (Folkest)
ClayBank – “I’ll Stick with the Old Stuff” (Playing Hard to Forget)
Colvin & Earle – “You’re Right (I’m Wrong)” (Colvin & Earle)
Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann – “Touch of Grey” (Dear Jerry: Celebrating the Music of Jerry Garcia)
Boo Ray – “Johnny’s Tavern” (Sea of Lights)
The Haunted Windchimes – “This Is The End” (Rattle Your Bones)

Next week, we’ll start with the year-end roundup. Tune in for that.

Thrilled to pre-record an interview with Driftwood – Joe Kollar, Dan Forsyth, Claire Byrne and Joey Arcuri – during a recent visit to their home base, Yellow Bike Studio in Chenango Bridge. We talked about their new album “City Lights” as well as the joys of touring and what’s next for the band.

Driftwood will do two album release shows on Friday and Saturday night at Ransom Steele Tavern in Apalachin. They’ll also play Dec. 29-30 at the Haunt in Ithaca.

Here are the tracks from “City Lights” that we played during the show:
“City Lights”
“Maria Constantina”

Pinecone Fletcher & The Railbenders – “44 Blues” (Live from Glenwood Bakery)
Pinecone Fletcher & The Railbenders – “Jailbreak” (Live from Glenwood Bakery)
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with John Prine – “Grandpa was a Carpenter” (Circlin’ Back: Celebrating 50 Years)
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with Alison Krauss – “Catfish John” (Circlin’ Back: Celebrating 50 Years)
Adrian & Meredith – “Birthday Cakes” (More than a Little)
Cris Jacobs – “Bone Digger” (Dust to Gold)
Stuart Wyrick – “Little Moonshine Johnny” (East Tennessee Sunrise)
Mary Beth Cross – “Threshing Time” (Feels Like Home)
Bill Steely & Where’s Dave – “Back to Susquehanna” (This Is Love)
Phil Cohen & Patricia Ford – “While the Angels Cry” (Threads of Gold)
The Savage Hearts – “Compadres in the Old Sierra Madres” (Playing it Forward)
Big Head Blues Club – “Crazy Mixed-Up World” (Way Down Inside: Songs of Willie Dixon)
Big Head Blues Club – “My Love Will Never Die” (Way Down Inside: Songs of Willie Dixon)
Jack Tempchin – “Around Midnight” (One More Song)
Josh Williams – “Prodigal Son” (Modern Day Man)
Solomon Cook – “Hope Diner” (Notes Sweet and Low)
Robinlee Garber – “Road to Paradise” (Resilience)
Driftwood – “Gasoline” (City Lights)

Tune in next week for an interview with Driftwood about their new album and shows next weekend at Ransom Steele Tavern in Apalachin.

When Is It On?

Fall 2016

You can catch this show on
Wednesdays from 7 PM to 8:30 PM.

Upcoming Shows

December 7 @ 7 PM


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