Music Friday Blog

  • Chris Ramos and Sonny B. of CRSB. 10.11.13


    Music Friday's intern, Angeline Serrano brought  CRSB and are we glad she did.  They have created a unique island, rap, pop, dance music that has barreled out of San Francisco bay Area on YouTube and been enjoyed by literally millions.  Their music music is cool, addictive and tightly produced.  Plus they can both sign smoothly while they weave their magic with horns and drums and guitars and keyboards.  This will be fun.

  • The Bylines. live, fun music. 10.18.13


    When I first saw the Portland-based The Bylines  at the Witzend, I just had to have them on the show.  They are too good and too much fun to let go.  The group - and I only saw the duo of Marianna Thielen and husband and keyboard artist Reece Marsahburn -  bring big-band sounds to modern  pop and can seamlessly transition between rock, blues, jazz, pop,  classical whjile creating something totally unique, and most of all, fun, sound.  Frontwoman Marianna Thielen, the  face of the group, has a fabulous voice with classical range and and musical theater sensibilities.  Her husband, Reece Marshburn, is a master of  classical, jazz and pop piano, both backing Marianna, and stepping forward with uncanny skill and great joy. Depending on the project , they surround themselves with national level musicians who fill a venue with unique and infinitely enjoyable music. Marianna and Reece join us at Music Friday at  11:05 am 10.18.13.

  • Salvador Santana, Rise Up. 10.18.13


    Sal Santana youngest son of one of our greatest musical families, joins us on the 18th to celebrate his new album, Rise Up. Taking Rap and Hip Hop to a new level - actually, a new form of music - Sal's music brings together superb musicianship with modern beats and great messages.  A keyboard artist, he uses the piano as a percussive instrument while he weaves his voice and that of his music and singers into music you don't want to end. He joins us at 11:30 on 10.18.134 and wse want all of his fans to call in a talk with him about his new album, his tour and his music.


  • Canto at Music Friday.10.4.13


    Canto - three brothers who play their unique rock and roll influenced by the acid rock of the '60's join us at 2:30 pm ET.

  • Dream Aria brings its unique sound to Music Friday. 10.4.13


    DREAM ARIA is in a class all its own with fresh, fiery and haunting music. Is it Rock, Techno, Progressive, Classical, New Age, Goth,  World music? Fronted by the powerful voice of Ann Burstyn, this band creates sounds that hypnotize.  Call in and talk with them, 10.4.13

  • Naomi Greenwald.9.27.13 with new album, Composite


    Naomi joins us with cuts from her new album and stories of evolving her music and producing in LA. Her new album, Composite is a major step forward and a triumph of songwriting, singing and production.  Don't miss this. 11:05 am PT.

  • Jackie Bristow 9.27.13 with new album


    Jackie Bristrow toured sold out shows with Bonnie Raitt and Tommy Emmanuel. Now, as a USA resident, she has released her 5th album, Freedom, a triumph of her soulful voice and visual lyrics. Tune in and call in at 2:30 pm ET this Friday.

  • Jordie Lane. US tour. 9.20.13

    small.jpg Australian roots singer embarks on his first US/Canadian tour with a stop at Music Friday 9.20.13.  Raised by a comedian and a clown, Jordie Lane  spent much of his early years traveling in the community circus his parents performed in. Starting ukulele at 4-years old, it wasn’t long before Lane moved to 6-string electric guitar at 9. After finishing high school, he locked himself in his bedroom and delved deep into music, developing his own technique on the acoustic guitar.  Inspired by Paul Kelly, Neil Finn, Bob Dylan, Gram Parsons and Townes Van Zandt, Lane wrote hundreds of songs during his early 20s, releasing handmade EPs to sell at local Melbourne gigs.

     Lane burst on the music scene when he released  his 2009 debut LP Sleeping Patterns which established his  reputation as “one of Australia’s brightest new roots music stars”.Sold out national tours followed major festival appearances, supports for The Moody Blues, Cat Power, Old Crow Medicine Show, Gotye and Neko Case, and a feature on Triple J’s ‘Like A Version’ compilation series. Jordie is on tour in the US and Canada now and will break for a conversation with the listeners of music Friday this Friday, 9/20/13.

  • AOEDE. What Are Dreams Made Of? 9.20.13

    small.jpgThe magical AOEDE (aka Lisa Sniderman) joins us at 11:05 am PT with her new album for children and adults, What Are Dreams Made Of? Lisa creates mystical musical worlds and stories that children can listen to over and over again and adults love.  She has won many awards and the new album has already picked up three awards childrens's entertainment and is now being developed into a screenplay.  Truly a unique performer.  Don't miss this interview.

  • Vents Magazine reviews linked to Music Friday


    I write movie and music reviews every week for Vents Magazine an online magazine dedicated to reviews of music and film and interviews with bands and directors.  Vents was started by  Rafael Jóvine, who wanted to create a magazine to spread the word of those bands that are so often not received by other types of magazines.  Vents is headquartered in Central America and attracts blogs and reviews from around the world and is read globally - reflecting the global nature of pop music today.

    Each week I submit one or two interviews or reviews to Vents and will let you know about them on the air and on the site so you can check them out. You can read my review of Irene Diaz's new album here.  Next week you will be able to read my interview with the co-directors of the documentary on abortion that everyone is talking about, After Tiller.  Don't miss this one.  Check out Vents next week - just go to interviews and search under "Patrick". And while you are there, poke around and read some of the other great writers there - this is a magazine you should sign up for.   And it is free.