May 01, 2016


Red Baraat
We Banjo 3
Star & Micey
Davina & the Vagabonds






Star & Micey


Mississippi Queen

I Can’t Wait

Old Chicago

Julie Adams

Bottom of the Ocean

We Banjo 3

Puncheon Floor/Late for the Dance/Sean Reid’s

Lonesome Road



Pressed for Time

Get on Board

Bill Cheatum/Kitchen Girl/The Donegal Lass

Tripping Up the Stairs/The Fox/The Clumsy Lover


Davina & the Vagabonds

Black Cloud

Red Shoes


I’d Rather Go Blind

St. Michael vs. the Devil


Bob Thompson

Them There Eyes

Red Baraat


Horizon Line



Se Hace Camino

Mehndi Laga Ke Rakhna


Larry Groce & Co.

A Little Help from My Friends

Originally broadcast April 22nd, 2016


Press Release

Red Baraat - Formed in Brooklyn, in 2008, Red Baraat is a pioneering eight-piece party band that melds Bollywood funk, New Orleans brass band chops, hip-hop and R&B. Founder Sunny Jain first made a name for himself as a rising star in the jazz world – awarded the designation of “Jazz Ambassador” by the U.S. Department of State and the Kennedy Center, and appearing regularly in “Downbeat magazine” critics polls. He has played for the likes of Norah Jones, Kenny Wollesen, and Kyle Eastwood, and played with Junoon, Pakistan’s pioneering Sufi rock band. Red Baraat performed its own TED Talk at the flagship TED Conference in 2012, in front of an audience that included Al Gore, Matt Groening and David Byrne. The group played a full-on show at the White House, a concernt at Google’s Mountain View Campus, and were handpicked to close the London 2012 Paralympic Games in the center of Trafalgar Square. The group’s fourth release, “Livewire,” adds acoustic instrumentation to the band’s sound. A bonus track features the drumming and remixing talents of The Police's Stewart Copeland.  


We Banjo 3 - Hailing from Galway, Ireland, brothers Enda & Fergal Scahill and Martin & David Howley are among the most celebrated young musicians in Ireland today. Martin and Edna hold a total of 11 All Ireland awards while Fergal and David hold All Ireland titles on banjo, fiddle, bodhran and guitar. Called a “new force in Irish music,” the quartet delivers a ground breaking mixture of Irish Music and old time American and bluegrass.


Star & Micey - This folk-pop trio, comprised of Joshua Cosby, Geoff Smith and Nick Redmond, personify the independent spirit of Memphis music. The group’s 2009 debut, featured cameos by Luther Dickinson (The Black Crowes, North Mississippi Allstars), Jody Stephens (Big Star) and Rick Steff (Cat Power, Lucero). The group’s current release, “I Can't Wait,” was recorded in Oxford, MS, captures the trio’s raw, live spirit.


Davina & The Vagabonds - With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits, Davina & The Vagabonds have earned rave reviews from Vancouver to Miami and across Europe. Led by Davina Sowers, a classically trained pianist who has been performing since the age of five, the group draws on a century of American music. Her 2011 debut, “Black Cloud,” was named one of the 10 best releases of the year by the Minneapolis Star & Tribune and awarded 4 ½ stars from Downbeat Magazine. The 2014 follow-up, “Sunshine,” landed at No. 13 on the Billboard Blues Chart and led to the band being featured on the BBC’s “Later With Jools Holland.” Sowers, a dynamic performer and presence, has been compared to Etta James, Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, Billie Holiday and Betty Boop.