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.


Another week of just me.

First a Spottiswoode set in honor of his return to Felicia’s Atomic Lounge ( on Sunday night.
Spottiswoode – “Got Soul” (Blaze of Glory)
Spottiswoode – “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Me” (Blaze of Glory)
Spottiswoode – “Off the Merry-Go-Round” (Blaze of Glory)
Spottiswoode – “Oh My Love” (Blaze of Glory)
Spottiswoode – “You Did the Right Thing” (Blaze of Glory)
Spottiswoode & His Enemies – “Play Me In Your Bedroom” (Building a Road)
Spottiswoode & His Enemies – “You Will Rise Again” (Building a Road)
Spottiswoode & His Enemies – “Majesty” (English Dream)
Spottiswoode & His Enemies – “Just a Word I Use” (Wild Goosechase Expedition)
Spottiswoode & His Enemies – “In the Pouring Rain” (Salvation)

From there, a mix of new and recent tunes.
Vance Gilbert – “Moonlight in Vermont” (Nearness of You)
Vance Gilbert – “Ain’t Misbehavin’” (Nearness of You)
Vance Gilbert – “Nearness of You” (Nearness of You)
Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio – “Still She Will Fly” (Still She Will Fly)
Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio – “Make It Mine” (Still She Will Fly)
Tim May & Steve Smith – “Washboard Road” (Tim May & Steve Smith)
Spuyten Duyvil – “The Cruel War” (The Social Music Hour Vol. 1)
Joanne Lurgio – “Going with the Flow” (Rise From the Storm)
Chuck Brodsky – “My British Emily” (Tell Tale Heart)
Steve Kahn – “The Border Collie Drinking Song” (These Things)
Allison Moorer – “Have You Ever Seen the Rain?” (Down to Believing)
The Vagaband – “The Bad & The Ugly” (Town & Country)
Danny Schmidt – “Girl with Lantern Eyes” (Owls)
Ella Squirrell – “Trust is a White Dove” (Loop)
Dar Williams – “Girl of the World” (Emerald)
Folk Family Revival – “Cotton Dress” (Water Walker)
Craig Market & Thomm Jutz – “More than the Miles” (Nowhere to Hide)
Malcolm Holcombe – “Mister in Morgantown” (The RCA Sessions)
Kathy Moser – “Ghosts in the Kitchen” (Some 1 Like U)
Gene & Gayla Mills – “Daytime Stars” (Walk on Solid Ground)
The Lied To’s – “Things Aren’t Always As They Seem” (The Lied To’s)
The Milk Carton Kids – “Secrets of the Stars” (Monterey)
Laura Marling – “Don’t Let Me Bring You Down” (Short Movie)
Jacob Johnson – “The Ferryboat Waltz” (One-Take Jake)
Hey Mavis – “The Love We Give” (What I Did)
Thompson Family – “One Life at a Time” (Thompson Family)
Lizzy Hoyt – “New Lady on the Prairie” (New Lady on the Prairie)
Zak Smith – “Brand New Party” (Signs of Life)
Tom Chapin – “City of New Orleans” (70)
Dan Weber – “(I Deal With) Crazy All Day” (What I’m Lookin’ For)

And in honor of the final “Late Show with David Letterman” tomorrow night …
Warren Zevon – “Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner” (Excitable Boy)

Next week, Brian Wolff is in town and will be live in the studio with me. It’ll be a fun show.

First of the three-hour shows for the summer. Lots of great new tunes.

Spottiswoode – “Blaze of Glory” (Blaze of Glory)
Spottiswoode – “Still Small Voice Inside” (Blaze of Glory)
Spottiswoode – “Now That I’m Out of the Hospital” (Blaze of Glory)
The Slow Readers Club – “Days Like This Will Break Your Heart” (Cavalcade)
The Slow Readers Club – “I Saw a Ghost” (Cavalcade)
Teen Men – “Hiding Records (So Dangerous)” (Teen Men)
Teen Men – “Adventure Kids” (Teen Men)
Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield – “Ballad of Big Nothing” (Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliott Smith)
Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield – “Fond Farewell” (Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliott Smith)
Allison Moorer – “Tear Me Apart” (Down to Believing)
Allison Moorer – “Thunderstorm / Hurricane” (Down to Believing)
Allison Moorer – “Down to Believing” (Down to Believing)
Mary Gauthier – “Walking Each Other Home” (Trouble & Love)
Mary Gauthier – “How You Learn to Live Alone” (Trouble & Love)
Mary Gauthier – “Another Train” (Trouble & Love)
Ray Wylie Hubbard – “Too Young Ripe, Too Young Rotten” (The Ruffian’s Misfortune)
Ray Wylie Hubbard – “Bad on Fords” (The Ruffian’s Misfortune)
Malcolm Holcombe – “My Ol’ Radio” (The RCA Sessions)
Malcolm Holcombe – “Goin’ Home” (The RCA Sessions)
Malcolm Holcombe – “Who Carried You” (The RCA Sessions)
Hey Mavis – “Longing for the Past” (What I Did)
Hey Mavis – “Graveyard Stone” (What I Did)
Tom Chapin – “Put a Light in Your Window” (70)
Tom Chapin with The Chapin Sisters – “Quite Early Morning” (70)
The Vagaband – “Send in the Cavalry” (Town & Country)
The Vagaband – “The Ballad of El Molino” (Town & Country)
Dan Weber – “Cowboy Style” (What I’m Lookin’ For)
Dan Weber – “Ain’t Done Ramblin’ Yet” (What I’m Lookin’ For)
Spuyten Duyvil – “Who’s Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Feet?” (The Social Music Hour Vol. 1)
Spuyten Duyvil – “Lord Franklin” (The Social Music Hour Vol. 1)
The Deer Run Drifters – “Down in the Gutter” (Restless Youth)
The Deer Run Drifters – “You Go to Hell, I’m Goin’ Drinking” (Restless Youth)
Cody Joe Tillman & The Wicked Truth – “Thanks for the Crumbs” (Cody Joe Tillman & The Wicked Truth)
Cody Joe Tillman & The Wicked Truth – “The Way That I Am” (Cody Joe Tillman & The Wicked Truth)
Elaine Romanelli – “The Year of Death” (The Hour Before)
Elaine Romanelli – “Shine” (The Hour Before)
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift – “Follow Your Money” (single)
Rachael Sage – “Wishing Day” (Blue Roses)

No guest planned for next week either. We’ll see what I come up with.

Fun to have Italian violinist Andrea di Cesare in the studio, along with Bob and Dana from local band Voodoo Highway.

Here’s what was played.
Andrea di Cesare – “Claudia” (Big Bang)
Andrea di Cesare – “The Sun” (Big Bang)
Andrea di Cesare – untitled live track
Andrea di Cesare & Voodoo Highway – “Why” (live)
Andrea di Cesare & Voodoo Highway – “Whiskey & Blues” (live)
Andrea di Cesare & Voodoo Highway – “I Got My Mojo Workin’” (live)

Next week is the first of the three-hour shows until September. Let’s hope I’m up to it.

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