by Sean Jewell:: As a newly minted member of St. Paul & The Broken Bones, part of Jason Isbell‘s trusted horn section, and sideman to The Swampers, The O’Jays, Temptations, and Four Tops, it’s a miracle that Chad Fisher has time to front his own band. Spectra Sonic Sound Sessions caught some video of him recently in Birmingham, […]

by Sean Jewell:: One thing I’m discovering as I speak to blues men is that you don’t get to interview them so much as you get to sit and listen to their stories. Older blues men like Bobby Rush are well aware of their contributions to blues, soul, and rock & roll. Bobby Rush has been interviewed countless […]

by Sean Jewell :: It was only a matter of time before Aussie roots musician Blake Noble‘s 12 string percussive guitar and didgeridoo music intersected with American roots music. Australian music has a history with bluegrass thanks to Bill Monroe and Flat & Scruggs records making their way to the continent and inspiring Australians to […]

By Sean Jewell :: David Balatero is the bassist/cellist who’s worked with indie folk group Song Sparrow Research, and forays into beautiful experimental music we greatly admire. He sent this great new track along from his latest pop/funk group Sister Girlfriend. I immediately gravitated to it because, man, it’s a disco throwback. Why the heck would […]

  by Sean Jewell :: I write this with some degree of difficulty because I have listened to a small selection of both of these sets, and have become too-funky for my damn-self. It’s like having all of your dream 45’s in the same crate. DJ nights will never be the same. In 1998 Atlantic released […]

by Sean Jewell :: It’s no wonder Hoodoo –the belief in a manifestible retributive power– came about. Nature’s wrath, fear of death, and the spell cast by a lover’s gaze existed ages before they could be explained. Magic, it seems, can be felt in the lapping waves of harmony, and the discordant thrash of upheaval. Tony […]


This Holiday show is all soul, funk, and rare groove from the late 60’s to the mid 70’s. It’s a 4th Of July radio tradition these days and we hope your party was off the hook and dap dipping with super people, good food, and big bangs. If you missed this one, Playback is available anytime […]