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 with a selection of tunes from the singer/songwriters performing on Friday night at CyberCafe West in Binghamton.
Janet Batch – “Nobody Loves Me” (A Good Woman is Hard to Find)
Janet Batch – “Sweet Woman Down” (A Good Woman is Hard to Find)
Austin MacRae – “Hornets’ Nest” (Keeper)
Austin MacRae – “Anchor” (Keeper)
Jen Cork & The Good Hope – “All of Me” (Forever to Fall)
Jen Cork & The Good Hope – “The Levee” (Forever to Fall)
Andrew Alling – “Blue Stalking Womyn” (Beyond a Clique)
Andrew Alling – “Conduit” (Unladen)

Then to fill out the show, I shared a few tracks from last weekend’s Northeast Regional Folk Alliance conference. Will sort through stuff and play more next week.
Jonathan Byrd & The Pickup Cowboys – “Tractor Pull” (Jonathan Byrd & The Pickup Cowboys)
Big Little Lions – “Kind” (Alive and Well)
Big Little Lions – “Alive and Well” (Alive and Well)

Great to have traditional folk / blues musician Joe Rollin Porter on the show. He put on a great set at CyberCafe West afterward. Here’s what music we did between the interview segments:
“Black Jack Davey” (from “Take This Hammer”)
“Jackaroe” (live)
“Saro Jane” (live)
“Spike Driver Blues” (from “Take This Hammer”)

Then a few tunes to fill out the rest of the show.
Mary Gauthier – “The Last of the Hobo Kings” (Between Daylight and Dark)
John Flynn – “Let In The Song” (Vintage)
Matt Campbell – “The Night I Found Jesus” (The Man Who Had Everything)
Spottiswoode & His Enemies – “Still Small Voice Inside” (Lost in the City)

Spottiswoode & His Enemies – “Hoboken” (Lost in the City)
Spottiswoode & His Enemies – “Goodbye Jim McBride” (Lost in the City)
Tellico – “Palisades” (Woven Waters)
Noah Zacharin – “Declare Your Love” (A Startle of Wings)
Paul Kelly – “With the One I Love” (Nature)
Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio – “Singin’” (Singin’)
I’m With Her – “Game to Lose” (See You Around)
Jory Nash – “Give Your Boy a Call” (Wilderness Years)
Old Riley & The Water – “Kind-Hearted Woman” (Biting Through)
Brooks Williams – “No Easy Way Back” (Lucky Star)
The ROAMies – “We Can Work It Out” (We Got Love)
Joe Rollin Porter – “Peggy-O” (Take This Hammer)

Next Wednesday, Joe Rollin Porter will be live in the studio with me, just before his show at CyberCafe West in Binghamton.

When Is It On?

Fall 2018

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Wednesdays from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM.

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November 21 @ 6:30 PM