Our guest this week is one of the guitarists for long time Louisville band Bloom Street, Joe Bowers. Joe and the band will be celebrating Bloom Street’s 13th anniversary with a show at Headliners Music Hall on March 12th. You can also catch them February 13th at Longshot Tavern. Here are Joe’s five Off The Record pics:
This week’s Off The Record focuses on Louisville group Second Story Man who have a new CD out called Screaming Secrets. In a recent review in Leo Weekly, Paul Schwartz described Screaming Secrets as:
“Equal parts punchy rock and harmonic sweetness, littered with violins, banjos and other interesting textures, it may be their breakout album.”
Second Story Man will be our guests on WFPK’s Live Lunch on Friday, January 29th. Here are their group picks:
Our guest this week is blogger Samantha Miller. Her blog is called The Hoyden (Musings From A Loudmouth Girl) wherein she reviews music, books and whatever else she feels like. As her Bio states:
As the Steve Earle song goes, I’m the other kind and am always looking for others.One of the best compliments ever paid me was that I am childlike without being the least bit childish. I am a Louisvillian by birth and inclination and am happy to be back in the Bluegrass State after 15 years away. As a smart friend once told me, “The horizon is the portal to the dream”.
Here are Sam’s five picks for Off The Record:
Our guest this week is half of the well known Louisville duo Kimmet and Doug. They have been performing in the Louisville area for nearly a decade now, and according to their website bio:
“Kimmet & Doug” are Kimmet Cantwell (lead vocals, keys,) and Doug Florio (guitar,vocals). They play mosty as an acoustic duo. Their show is a mix of Kimmet & Doug’s original songs as well as rock covers performed in a way you’ve never heard before. Doug’s guitar playing is nothing short of amazing. Kimmet’s voice is wide-ranging and her singing is uniquely powerful. Most people’s reaction to the show is that they can’t believe that all that sound is coming from just two people! Kimmet & Doug are both from Long Island, New York. That’s why they tawk funny. They are former touring band members of the platinum-selling band Days of the New (Kimmet -keys, back voc, Doug- lead guitar).
You’ve definitely not seen a duo like this one before.
Here are Kimmet’s five picks:
For the past several years Root And Boots host Michael Young has brought you Christmas Unwraped, broadcast (you guessed it) Christmas morning from 6-10:oo am on WFPK. Lucky for us, this year will be no exception. Since Michael has a deep knowledge of Christmas music, he was the perfect person to talk about five Christmas songs for this Holiday edition of Off The Record:
This week’s guest is a Louisville based singer/songwriter named Amanda Lucas. According to her bio:
Throughout high school and college Lucas played at school dances and other functions. Now, she plays over 100 shows per year at some of the most popular venues/festivals in the state of Kentucky and all across the region. During her first year in the local music scene, she released her debut CD, “Half Empty.” (October 2008) Complete with catchy melodies and true-to-life lyrics; Lucas’ first release “Half Empty” has a song for everyone, no matter your taste. In September of 2008, she placed 2nd out of 300 entries in a female singer/songwriter competition on the popular website www.ourstage.com. In September of 2009, she made it to the final four in “The Next Big Thing” competition on http://www.alternativeaddiction.com/
Here are Amanda’s five Off The Record picks:
Our guest this week is Michael Powell. He keeps busy working for Crash Avenue Publicity, plus he writes for the music website Tiny Mix Tapes. Michael also has his own musical project called Meridian Signals. Here are his five picks based around the theme of Hauntology:
Our guest for Off The Record is a veteran of several bands including Honey Highway Country And Blues Show. He’s now working with a new Louisville group called Your News Vehicle and he’s also taken over lead guitar duties for the awesome swamp-rock group, Bodeco. Southside FreddyWethington and the rest of his Bodeco band mates just celebrated the release of the CD Soul Boost (pictured; Freddy is depicted far right). Here are Southside Freddy’s guitar rift heavy five picks: