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All new music from:
 Laura Cantrell, Peter Blegvad, Victoria Williams, Peter Holsapple, Dave Schramm, Freedy Johnston, Kate Jacobs, Jody Harris and special guest Robin Holcomb

Presented by: Nicholas Hill


Live performances by Robin Holcomb, Peter Blegvad, Laura Cantrell, Victoria Williams, Kate Jacobs and Jody Harris

Starring the Radio Free All-Stars Mach Five: Dave Schramm, David Mansfield, Andy Burton, James MacMillan, Paul Moschella (pronounced “mo-SHELL-a”)

Laura Cantrell, Can’t Wait (Laura Cantrell/Amy Allison) live with Dave Schramm, David Mansfield, Andy Burton, James MacMillan and Paul Moschella; Thrift Shop Songs/Shop Girl Songs (BMI) admin Bug Music

Peter Blegvad, Mama’s Boy (Peter Blegvad)
 ) live with Dave Schramm, David Mansfield, James MacMillan, Andy Burton and Paul Moschella; Copyright Control Peter Blegvad

Robin Holcomb, The Point of it All (Robin Holcomb) live with Dave Schramm, David Mansfield and Andy Burton; St. Rose Music (ASCAP)

Victoria Williams, Dog’s Eye View (Victoria Williams) performed and recorded by Victoria; Mumbletypeg Music (BMI)

Victoria Williams, after Dorothy Parker, Resume (Josh Kjerstad) performed live by Victoria and Josh Kjerstad and Gar Robertson in Joshua Tree, CA with Dave Schramm, David Mansfield and Andy Burton in New York.

Peter Holsapple, Bicycle Song (Peter Holsapple) performed and recorded by Peter, Hospital Music (BMI) admin Bug Music

Dave Schramm, Your Father Said (Dave Schramm) performed and recorded by Dave; Hot Stove Music (BMI)

Freedy Johnston, We Will Never Be Far Apart (Freedy Johnston) performed by Freedy, recorded by Cory Teitelbaum in Charlottesville, VA; Trouble Tree Music (BMI)

Kate Jacobs, Surrounded By Good People I Don’t Feel Too Good (Kate Jacobs) live with Dave Schramm, David Mansfield, Andy Burton, James MacMillan and Paul Moschella; Small Pond Music (BMI)

Jody Harris, The Old World Is Passing Away (Jody Harris) live with Dave Schramm and David Mansfield; Copyright Control Jody Harris

Peter Blegvad, Let’s Travel Light (Peter Blegvad) live with Dave Schramm, David Mansfield, James MacMillan, Andy Burton and Paul Moschella; Mute Music

Robin Holcomb, The Sweetest Thing (Robin Holcomb) live with Dave Schramm, David Mansfield and Andy Burton; St. Rose Music (ASCAP)

Engineered by Gary Arnold at Gary’s Chop Shop, NYC;
assisted by Shane Steinhilber

April 13, 2010

Songwriters’ comments:

Peter Holsapple on Bicycle Song:

I thought it might be a nice exercise to write a song that was simultaneously metaphorical and completely direct.  I managed to do that without bringing the bike into the house and placing a microphone near the gears, too.  It’s sort of like singing about a painting of a bicycle ride. The story is going to go somewhere (probably something bad is going to happen, it usually does if there’s enough time). The fadeout is me running out of time figuring out where ‘somewhere’ is actually going to be, although it also gives some clues as to how bad what happens is going to be, if you can hear it closely enough.  If you can’t, well that’s a fadeout for you…  That’s okay; we’re supposed to turn in songs in whatever state they’re in, so I won’t spend a lot of time being self-conscious about how incomplete it is presently.

Dave Schramm on Your Father Said:

Fascinatin’ where a song might lead you. First a bit of melody, a word, and you’re off. But take a left turn rather than a right and you end up someplace else. Your Father Said is the left turn I made when revisiting the seed of a song called And Still. You can search out Laura’s fab version of And Still to hear the right turn, recorded with myself and the Calexico gang for her record Humming By the Flowered Vine. Or, if you’re game, you can listen to my original demo that I played for Laura way back when….And Still (demo version).