May 23, 2013

Program May 24, 2013

Kick off your Memorial Day weekend with a very special edition of Global A Go-Go: a live, in-studio performance by Carbon Leaf.  They're back home in Richmond after a Navy Entertainment tour that took them to Bahrain (pictured above), Djibouti and aboard the USS Eisenhower in the Red Sea.

Carbon Leaf is one of the most accomplished and successful bands that Richmond has produced in the last 20 years.  While no one has ever called them a "world music" act (of course, lots of people think my program isn't a "world music" show either, starting with me), their sound has always been prominently influenced by Celtic folk and rock, staples of the Global A Go-Go catalog.

On their current album, Ghost Dragon Attacks Castle, those Celtic roots are at the forefront.  Carbon Leaf will perform several songs from Ghost Dragon and some others as well, and we'll talk music, business, travel and Brazilian polka metal, among other things.

Thanks in advance to the band for working Richmond Independent Radio into their busy schedule, and to WRIR volunteer Richard Schellenburg for engineering the live set.

All the podcasts:

Here's a little bonus: a video of Carbon Leaf's "The War Was In Color," some excellent Memorial Day viewing and listening.

Song | Artist (Country) | Recording | Label

Separation | Oliver Lake (USA) | Matador Of 1st & 1st | Passin' Thru
Global A Go-Go | Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros (UK) | Global A Go-Go | Hellcat

*NEW* Sad And Alone | Carbon Leaf (RVA USA) | Ghost Dragon Attacks Castle | Constant Ivy
Maggie May | The Pogues (UK) | Just Look Them Straight In The Eye And Say … Pogue Mahone!! | Rhino
Keep Your Distance | Richard Thompson (UK) | Rumor And Sigh | Capitol
Fisherman's Blues | The Waterboys (UK) | Fisherman's Blues | Ensign

Full Force Gale | Van Morrison (UK) | Into The Music | Warner Bros
The Road To Santiago | Oysterband (UK) | Holy Bandits | Cooking Vinyl

Carbon Leaf (RVA USA), live in the studio:
   Bloody Good Bar Fight Song
   The Donnybrook Affair
   A Song For The Sea
   She's Gone [...for good this time]
   The Fox And The Hare
   Ghost Dragon Attacks Castle
   American Tale
   Ragtime Carnival

Matty Groves | Fairport Convention (UK) | Liege & Lief | Island

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