Big thanks to everyone who made it out to my January solo concerts in Florida and Michigan… it was mighty good to see you!
On the Air/In the Studio
Woody Guthrie’s America. Progressive rock “freak folk wildmen” Akron/Family just issued Woody Guthrie’s America, a collaborative project composed and steered by Seth Olinsky to pay tribute to Guthrie, the American folk music legend. Various artists submitted their versions of the song, with contributions ranging from Danish alternative rock band Slaraffenland to actress-musician Charlyne Yi (Cloverfield, Paper Heart). Williamsport-based musicians Michael Eck, Fletcher Kaufman, and I were included. Downloads of Woody Guthrie’s America are free. My version is here.
Four newish videos are up on my YouTube Channel—an acoustic demo of my song “If I Could Dress Like Clive Owen,” two clips (“Frontiers of Love,” “My Funny Valentine”) from the 2004 Invasion of the Singer-Songwriters at Jeremiah’s, and “A Little Industriak Nachtmusik” (a collaboration with Davy Jones and John Bechdel of Fear Factory/Killing Joke). Please tune in! I can feel you watching me!
On February 8th, The Billtown Bus Stop Radio Hour featured Beyondo a.k.a. Eric Biondo. The “all Beyondo” program features his solo recordings as well as music he recorded with the Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, TV On The Radio, and other notables. We also aired two as-yet-unreleased Beyondo productions: A new song of mine called “Night Garden” and Davy Jones singing a really new pop-waltz version of “I’ll Love You Forever” (with brilliant sax work from Aviva Maloney and David Robicheau on tasty twang guitar).
Current and past BBS Radio Hours have been archived and can be listened to at Northcentralpa.com. The BBS Radio Hour features live performances, interviews, and exotic and charming music by music acts such as Ron Fleeger & the Stranger, Mike Garson (pianist for David Bowie), In Musth (with Felipe Torres), and Davy Jones, as well as special appearances from Joseph Smith III, author of The Psycho Files: The Comprehensive Guide to Hitchcock’s Shocker, Williamsport Mayor Gabriel Campana (playing his favorite platters), and other luminaries. Tune in when you can!
What do I listen to?
Often I get asked, “Hey Blair, what are you listening to lately?” Thanks to the Williamsport Sun-Gazette for pinning me down on this question.
Play skillfully with a loud noise (Psalms 33:3)!