The Monday Sampler

The Crazy Fun of Late Night Radio comes to Monday afternoons! A lively mix of Jazz, Swing, Classic Rock, Space Age Lounge Music, Modern Folk, Blues, and more from both CD and Vinyl! Local  and Touring Bands often drop by the studio to play live.  Special Guestsalso stop by, or call in,  to talk about Upcoming Performances, Happening Events, Movies, DVDs, Comic Books, CD Releases, Cartoons, and other High Trash, Art & Culture! Hosted second through fourth or fifth Mondays by that Over 40 Teenage Werewolf, Fortunato, assisted by Audio Pilots Captain Jon, Just Jess, and Dev L, The All-Hearing Ear.

First Mondays is the Singer Songwriter showcase on the Monday Sampler, hosted by Ed Mellnik .

 

Coming Soon

Local and National singer-songwriters with Host Ed Mellnik
 

Episode Archive

The Monday Sampler on 06/16/14

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The Monday Sampler
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Mon, 06/16/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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The Music Show that stops to talk, and it's a Talk Show take takes time to play music.

The Monday Sampler featuring Slutty Hearts and Annie Dang

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The Monday Sampler
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Mon, 06/09/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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The late night radio show that comes on in the afternoon.
In the studio today, we'll present the new wavy stylings of  local band Slutty Hearts. Then, in our second hour, we will be serving up a big heaping plate full of soulful goodness with Annie Dang and her group. And, DK Holm will call in to explain why he thinks that the movie Edge of Tomorrow, which just opened, is the "movie of the year". Don't be square, get cubed and tune in.

Tracy Grammer joins host Ed Mellnik on The Singer Songwriter edition

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The Monday Sampler
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Mon, 06/02/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Interveiws and live sessions with local and national artists.

This episode of the singer-songwriter edition of The Monday Sampler we have lots of hot off the  presses
music.  Music lover Crackity Jones is back with this months picks and we have a special treat in the second hour.
Tracy Grammer performs and talks in a session with host Ed Mellnik from her brief visit to Portland last month.

The Monday Sampler on 05/19/14

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The Monday Sampler
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Mon, 05/19/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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The Music Show that stops to talk, and it's a Talk Show take takes time to play music.

We'll be welcoming Katelyn Convery to perform in the studio today. And Dk Holm will tell us about the new Godzilla movie that just opened.

Pledge Drive

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The Monday Sampler
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Mon, 05/12/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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The late night radio show that comes on in the afternoon.
In spite of our pledge drive,  we'll still  work in some live music today, as we expect Rachel Miles to stop by the studio. there also be some special guests, too. So tune in

The Singer Songwriter edition of the Monday Sampler with host Ed Mellnik

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The Monday Sampler
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Mon, 05/05/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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SInger Songwriter Kate MacLeod joins Host Ed Mellnik in the studio.

Join Host Ed Mellnik for another Singer Songwriter edition of the Monday Sampler.
Lots of new hot off the presses music.
Crackity Jones is back with his picks for the month.
Kate MacLeod joins Ed in the studio in the second hour.

The Monday Sampler

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The Monday Sampler
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Mon, 04/28/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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The late night radio show that comes on in the afternoon.

More live music fun today. Lucia Luna of Unicorn Domination will be stopping by, and at the last minute Ben Wilson agreed to come on and so he rode his bike across town to get his gituar and his gear, and drove on down to the station. We also had some special music by Scopion Warrior Also, the fabulous Leo Daedalus came by to fill us in on some of the special shows he will be hosting in clubs around town. And DK Holm sent in a review on the new Spiderman movie.

The Monday Sampler

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The Monday Sampler
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Mon, 04/21/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
The late night radio show that comes on in the afternoon.

Featured to perform on today's show will be Kelli Frances Corrado and Abigail Press. Also stopping by the studio to tell us of their up coming show will be the band Three For Silver. And some folks from Geer Crest Farm to talk about a kickstarter program they have started

The Monday Sampler

Program: 
The Monday Sampler
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Mon, 04/14/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
The late night radio show that comes on in the afternoon.

Tune in for crazy fun as Fortunato heads up another two hours of live music and special guests. Jeremy  Burton and Bryan Mudrick will be dropping by to perform. Ayleen Crotty will be on hand to tell us all about the fabulous Film By Bike Film Festival ,which is being held this coming weekend. Miss Mona is expected in to review the new Captain America film. And Pinball Keith and Zoe Vrabel will be in to tell us about upcoming Portland pinball tournaments.

The Singer Songwriter edition of the Monday Sampler with host Ed Mellnik

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The Monday Sampler
Air date: 
Mon, 04/07/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Short Description: 
Host Ed Mellnik - The Singer Songwriter Edition of the Monday Sampler

Lots of great music today. New just released material along with some great classics.
Crackity Jones joins Ed Mellnik for his monthly picks.
IN the second hour we hear music by Joanne Rand and talk with her on the phone
about her new CD.

Audio

DK Holm and Fortunato review The Rum Diary and 12 Angry Men

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The Monday Sampler
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Mon, 11/14/2011

 DK Holm, film reviewer <www.vanvoice.com> recommends the upcoming release of the DVD version of  12 Angry Men(1957), starring Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Jack Weston, Martin Balsam, and Jack Klugman. Fortunato offers up the new release staring Johnny Depp, The Rum Diary. Which is based on an early novel by Hunter S. Thompson.  Also, announcements of upcoming screenings of films by Sergei Eisenstein and F.W. Murnau.

Top 5 Classic Horror Movies

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The Monday Sampler
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Sun, 10/30/2011

Halloween Special broadcasted Live from The Hall of Records! Fortunato presents his list of the 5 Best  Classic Horror Movies, now availible on DVD, for your viewing pleasure.But first, movie reviewer DK Holm <www.vanvoice.com> reviews two new television series 'Grimm' and 'Once upon a Time...'!

Margomay makes her second appearance on the Sampler

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The Monday Sampler
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Mon, 09/26/2011

Singer/songwriter Margomay joins Fortunato to cohost the Sampler. Besides playing a couple of songs from her upcoming CD, live in the studio. She talks about her songwriting, as well as her brief appearance on the 9th season of American Idol. We also let her loose in our music library to select some of her favorite CDs to play during the show. 

Live music

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The Monday Sampler
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Mon, 09/05/2011

Excerpts from The Monday Sampler's Labor Day Show. Besides our annual 'back of the studio cook out', host Fortunato welcomes Irish folk singers Colleen Raney and Casey Neill to our studio.  Both were going to perform with their own bands at the upcoming Muddy Boot Festival that upcoming weekend in SE Portland . Also, guitarist Dorian Michael , who was away from his central California home touring the NW, came by to perform some of his original compositions on the guitarand the ukalale. 

Dorian Michael interview

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The Monday Sampler
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Mon, 08/22/2011

Folk and blues guitarist Dorian Michael talked to us on the phone last week. We talked about his upcoming appearances around the Pacific Northwest, his music background growing up in the blues/folk scene in L.A., and even about tuning guitars and the different types of woods used in making the instruments. But because we were a bit carried away with our show of Movie Soundtracks and TV Themes, we could only air part of the interview. This is the whole discussion with music inserts.And, Dorian said he'd try and come by the studio for our Labor Day Cookout show on Sept.5th.

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Hamilton Loomis, Craig Adams, Christmas in July and the Cinnamon Bear

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The Monday Sampler
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Mon, 07/25/2011

It's July 25th and we decided to play Christmas music!  Radio historian and former KISN DJ Craig Adams joins us with some selections from his collection of holiday music. And we take a look at the decades long running holiday favorite 'The Cinnamon Bear'. And we're excited to welcome blues guitarist Hamilton Loomis to the studio for a rare solo performance. And joining us from KBOO's Sunday afternoons, Armando, helps out on the control board for this mid summer special of blues and Christmas music.

This is an abridged version of original program as broadcasted on July 25, 2011. Recored music is sampled. Live performances are complete.

Bill Plympton interviewed and Rita Hosking perfprms live in studio

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The Monday Sampler
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Mon, 07/11/2011

Direct from their appearance at the Oregon Country Fair, Rita Hosking and her Band, performs in our studio. Also, animator/cartoonist Bill Plympton calls us from The Big Apple to tells us about his upcoming appearances at Powell's Books and the showing of his animated feature film 'Idiots and Angels' at The Clinton Street Theater.

The Twangshifters, Title Will Come, and Taxi Boys play live inthe big studio

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The Monday Sampler
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Mon, 06/27/2011

 Another great show, as musical guests The Twangshifters, Title Will Come, and The Taxi Boys all perform live in our studios. Dan Halsted, programmer for The Hollywood Theater comes by to tells us about the up coming showing of Shoalin verses Wu Tang.  And DK Holm, from <http://vanvoice.com/film_tv>, and host Fortunato,  review the latest comic book to movie adaptation, Green Lantern.

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Cartoonist Daniel Clowes ,Dan Hicks, more Sexywaterspiders & Margomay

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The Monday Sampler
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Mon, 05/16/2011

 Cartoonist Daniel Clowes visits to the to talk about his new comic book Mister Wonderful. By Phone, we intereview Dan Hicks and two of the original Hot Licks, violinist Sid Page and bassest Jamie Leopold about their upcoming reunion show in Portland. Singer/songwriter Margomay, performs selections from her CDs. The Twnagshifters drop by to tells about their CD release party. Video archivist Joe Pickett calls us with what to expect at the Found Footage Festival coming to the Laurelhurst Theater. The Sexywaterspiders perform a couple of live sets. And Dr Zomb, from KBOO's Stero Obscura, brings some classic movie soundtrack LPs. A big fun filled show. 

Sexy Water Spiders perform live

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The Monday Sampler
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Mon, 03/21/2011

From March 21st, two amazing performances by The Sexy Water Spiders Live at the KBOO studios.

Playlists

The Monday Sampler playlist for 07/07/2014

Program name: 
The Monday Sampler
Air date: 
07/07/2014
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Larry DiehlMetal and StoneClose to the SoulSunflower Music
Caroline AikenSpeed and SteelAre we there yet, Mama?Caroline Aiken
Walin JenniesSaucy Sailor40 DaysRed House Records
Gillian WelchTennesseeThe Harrow & The HarvestAcony
Shook TwinsWhat we DoWhat We Do
The Student LoanCulture SHockMoonlit ToastersJamface Productions
The Student LoanPennicillinMoonlit ToastersJamface Productions
Cal ScottCarved Wood BoxCarved Wood BoxTamarack Recordings
Joanne RandShady GroveSnake Oil & HummingbirdsHomefire Productions
Joni MitchellA Case of YouMiles of IslesAsylum
Tim O'Brien & Darrell ScottWhite Frieghtliner BluesLive performance Recording
Lisa HaagenIn My BonesWith HoneyLisaHaagen
Harpeth RisingHouse of the Rising SunTales from Jackson BridgeGrimm Rising
Otter CreekThe Times are a ChangingShiver Into SparkOtter Creek
Author DavenportReality BendsReality BendsDee Dubelyew Music
Natasha BorzilovaGhostBalancing ActHadley Music Group
Peter MulveyShirtNotes From ElsewhereBlack Walnut Records
RunaThe Banks Are Made of MarbleCurrent AffairsRuna
Flying CanoeThe LongingFlying CanoeNeil Bjorklund
Crosby Stills Nash and YoungDeJa VuDeja VuAtlantic Recording Corporation
The Singer Songwriter edition with Host Ed Mellnik

The Monday Sampler playlist for 06/02/2014

Program name: 
The Monday Sampler
Air date: 
06/02/2014
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Joni MitchellFree Man In ParisCourt and SparkElectra/Asylum
Peter MulveyEverybody KnowsThe Good StuffSignature Sounds
Paul SachsSurvival is the new SuccessSurvival is the New Success
Suzanne VegaI never Wear WhiteTales from the Realm of Queen of Pentacles
Hurray for the Riff RaffThe New SF Bay Blues
Diane CluckDraw Me OutBoneset
Indigo GirlsDown By the River1200 CurfewsEpic
Joan BaezDont Think TwiceRing Them BellsGuardian
Abe LoomisPancakesThe Early TreasuriesAbe Loomis
Still on the HillLost BridgeOnce a River
Tracy GrammerTanglewood TreeTanglewood Tree
Tracy GrammerCrocodile ManTangwood Tree
John FlynnSonger SingwriterPoor Man's DiamondsFlying Stone Music
Crosby Stills NashDear Mr. FantasyCSN 4Atlantic
Caroline AikenDay be DayUnshaken
Tattletale SaintsComplicated ManHow Red Is the bloodOld Oak Music
Scott and Michelle DalzielAnother RollercoasterAnother RollerCoasterDL Arts
Host Ed Mellnik for the SInger/Songwriter edition of the Monday Sampler

The Monday Sampler playlist for 05/05/2014

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The Monday Sampler
Air date: 
05/05/2014
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Sarah JaroszOver the EdgeOver the EdgeSugar Hill Records
Brother SunLady of the HarborBrother SunBother sun music
Lynn HollyfieldIn the BalanceIn the BalanceLynn HollyField
Shook TwinsToll FreeWhat we DoCurlypinky Records
Cal ScottDig Down DeepCarved Wood BoxTamarack Recordings
David FranceyHarmSo Say We AllLaker Music
Tracy GrammerLaughlin BoyFlower of AvalonSignature Sounds Recordings
Tim GrimmKing of the FolksingersThe Turning PointCavalier Records
Spark & WhisperYesterday & TomorrowSpark & WhisperSpark & Whisper
Kate MacLeodButch CassidyKate Macleod at Ken Sanders Rare BooksKate MacLeod
Tom MerelloEase My Revolutionsary MindWoody Guthrie at 100legacy Recordings
Joe CrookstonGeorgia I'm HereGeorgia I'm HereMilagrito Records
Host Ed Mellnik had Crackity Corner with Crackity Jones giving his picks for the month.
And Kate MacLeod live in the Studio.

The Monday Sampler playlist for 04/07/2014

Program name: 
The Monday Sampler
Air date: 
04/07/2014
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Joni MitchellWoodstockMiles of AislesAsylum
Joni MitchellCactus TreeMiles of AislesAsylum
Misner & SmithSeven Hour StormSeven Hour StormOn the Wall Music
The WaymoresWay MoreThe WaYMORESwAYMORE rECORDS
West My FriendMissing YouWhen the Ink DriesGrammar Fight Records
Twin ForksPlansTwin ForksDine Alone Musci
John McCutchenTonight22 DaysAppalseed Productions
Cal ScottCarved Wood BoxCarved Wood BoxTamarack Recordings
Shook TwinsWhat we doWhat we DoCurly Pinky Records
Shook TwinsCrisperWhat We DoCurly Pinky Records
Greg KlymaGood WOrkPianomandonationGreg Klyma
Arthur DavenportJewelsWhispering to the WindGood Read Music
Caroline AikenLove ain't Going NowhereButler FieldSilverwolf Records
Lauren SheehanDirty Rat SwingRose City RambleLauren SHeehan
Joanne RandEinsteinStill a Real WorldHomefire Productions

The Monday Sampler playlist for 03/03/2014

Program name: 
The Monday Sampler
Air date: 
03/03/2014
ArtistTitleAlbum
Richard ShindellFenarioVuelta
Jim Patton and Sherry BrokusI'm All Right NowThe Great Unknown
Tim O'Brian & Darrell ScottMaggie's FarmLive in Portland
Bob DylanAll I Really Want to DoGreatest Hits Vol. II
Lindsey BuckinghamI am WaitingUnder the Sun
Steep RavinePonderosaTrampin' On
Neil BjorklundDont Call Me NowLight and Darkness
Mare Wakefield & NomadRat tle SnakePoet on the Moon
Mare Wakefield & NamadClementinePoet on the Moon
Spark and WhisperBurger for a buckGhost Towns
Jen HajjI of the StormI of the Storm
THe AmigosHey JoeDinner in the Sky
Dave McGraw and Mindy FeSerotinySeed of a Pine
David FranceyBorderlandsLate Edition
Otter CreekWhisper into SparkWhisper into Spark
Mike HigginsChump Man BluesPick a Peck of Pedmont Pickers
Tracy GrammerIt's Hard to make itFlower of Avalon
Shook TwinsWild FireYou Can Have the Rest
Host Ed Mellnik does the Singer Songwriter edition of the Monday Sampler

The Monday Sampler playlist for 12/02/2013

Program name: 
The Monday Sampler
Air date: 
12/02/2013
ArtistTitleAlbum
David FranceySatillieteSo Say We All
Brooks RobertsonAcross the GlobeInto the Trees
Emerald RaeGo Dig My GraveIf I Could Only Fly
Tim Obrian and Darrell ScottWhite Freighliner BluesLive recording 2013
Gillian WelchTennesseeThe Harrow & The Harvest
Peter MulveyThe Trouble with PoetsNotes From Elsewhere
Anne WeissPerpetual Bluwes MachineWhere Folk gets the Blues
Heather PiersonNothing LeftTh Hard Work of Living
Indigo GirlsDown by the River1200 Curfews
David BrombergNobody's Fault but MineOnly Slightly Mad
David BrombergMonroe's HornpipeOnly Slightly Mad
Shook TwinsLong TimeWindow
Spark and WhisperBurger for a buckGhost Towns
Joan BaezChristmas in WashingtonDark Chords for a big Guitar
Melissa CrabtreeCat FishinOff the Beaten Path
Host Ed Mellnik for the Singer Songwriter Edition
IN Studio with A Mile to Go
and phone interveiw with David Bromberg

The Monday Sampler playlist for 09/03/2013

Program name: 
The Monday Sampler
Air date: 
09/03/2013
ArtistTitleAlbum
Dave Carter & Tracy GrammerHappy TownTanglewood Tree
LJ BoothCuster PassThe Road that Leads Me Home
Jen HajjIn the BeginningI of the Storm
Neil BjorklundDon't Call me NowLlight and Darkness
Joanne RandShady GroveSnake Oil and Hummingbirds
Thad BeckmanLive in the Studio
Gillian WelchTennesseThe Harrow & The Harvest
Ric Palieri and George MannUnion MaidThe Almanac Trail
Emmas RevolutionStand TogetherRevolutions per Minute
Greg KlymaGood Workpianomandonation
Spark & WhisperGhost TownsGhost Towns
Spark & WhisperGhost TownsLittle Tree
Mare WakefieldAlways ValentineMeant to be
Mare Wakefieldecho
Mare WakefieldRattle Snake
Neil YoungWar of ManHarvest Moon
Burns SistoersDemocracyWild Bouquet
Joni MitchellCoyoteHejira

Ed Mellnik hosts the Singer/Songwriter showcase of the Monday Sampler on the 1st Monday of the month.

The Monday Sampler playlist for 08/05/2013

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The Monday Sampler
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08/05/2013
ArtistTitleAlbum
Cara LuftBring em all inDarlingford
Spark & WhisperYesterday and TomorrowSpark & Whisper
Matt MeighanFall DownLong Way Round
Emerald RaeTruly UnderstandIf only I Could Fly
Indigo GirlsSecure YourselfRemastered Epic Records
Bob DylanIts alright MaBring it all Back Home
Melissa CrabtreeSpirit MountainThe Day I fell in the Watter
Melissa CrabtreeMessage from A SoldierThe Day I Fell in the Water
Richard ThompsonFirst BreathThe Old Kit Bag
Cara LuftPortland TownDarlingford
Neil BjorklundTo the WaterFlying Canoe
Neil BjorklundWalk AwayLight and Darkness
Anne WeissFallConcrete World
Caroline AikenLove ain't Going NowhereButler Field
Thad BeckmanThat Pretty SongMe Talking to Me
Cal ScottDig Down DeepCarved Wood Box

Host Ed Mellnik presents the Singer/Songwriter Showcase edition of THe Monday Sampler.

with Special live in studio guest Matt Meighan.

ANd recorded interviews with Melissa Crabtree and Neil Bjorklund.

The Monday Sampler playlist for 07/01/2013

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Program name: 
The Monday Sampler
Air date: 
07/01/2013
ArtistTitleAlbum
Brooks RobertsonAcross the GlobeInto the Trees
Dave CarterHard to Make itLittle Blue Egg
Arthur DavenportOut of COntrolWhispering to the WInd
Arthur DavenportJewelsWhispering to the Wind
Emerald RaeIf Only I could FlyIf only I could Fly
Emerald RaeFire FlyIf Only I could Fly
Joanne RandTorch of FreedomStories from the Inside Out
Joanne RandRattlesnakeStories for the Inside Out
Indigo GirlsBury my Heart at Wounded knee1200 Curfews
Indigo GirlsDead Mans Hill1200 Curfews
River TwainVeritas
Jen HajjLove's Elusive EcologyLove is Everywhere
Gorden LightfootI'[m not sayingBest of
Peter MulveyInterveiw
Peter MulveyEverybody KnowsTHe Good Stuff
Burns SistersDemocracyWild Bouquet
Lauren SHeehanChilly WatersRose City Ramble
Larry DeihlMetal and StoneClose to the Soul
Laura KempDimes DownCorduroy
Hounds of FinnWHere it BurnsGravity Pulls
Joni MitchellUrge for GoingBest of
Leo KottkeMorning is the Long Way HomeOne Guitar No Vocals

Here's the playlist for July 1, 2013, The Singer-Songwriter showcase edition of the Monday Sampler.

Interveiws, live performances, and music selections. Folk, Americana, Folk-Rock, and other songwriter content.

The Singer-Songwriter Showcase is hosted by Ed Mellnik

The Monday Sampler playlist for 05/06/2013

Program name: 
The Monday Sampler
Air date: 
05/06/2013
ArtistTitleAlbum
Charlie RobisonYellow BluesBeautiful Day
Steve EarleAfter Mardi GrasThe Low Highway
Lucinda WilliamsCopenhagenBlessed
Allison MoorerA Soft Place to FallAlabama Song
Neil YoungSouthern PacificReactor
Shaver w/ Waylon JenningsOklahoma WindTramp on Your Street
Toni PriceBluebirdHey
Patty GriffinGetting ReadyChildren Running Through
Kathleen EdwardsGoodnight, CaliforniaAsking for Flowers
The WhoI'm OneQuadrophenia
George JonesThe King is Gone (So Are You)The Essential George Jones
George JonesThe DoorThe Essential George Jones
Kasey Chambers and Shane NicholsonSleeping ColdRattlin' Bones
Hank Williams IIITrashvilleLovesick, Broke, and Driftin'
The Lonesome BilliesThey Broke My GuitarUseless Bay
The Lonesome BilliesI'm the Best Damn Thing That Ever Happened to YouUseless Bay
Willie Nelson w/ Lukas NelsonNo Place to FlyHeroes
Charlie RobisonDown AgainBeautiful Day
Sheryl CrowIt Don't HurtThe Globe Sessions
Mindy SmithOut LoudLong Island Shores
Chris KnightSomething ChangedChris Knight
The Rolling StonesLoving CupExile on Main Street
The Grateful DeadHigh TimeCumberland Blues
Emmylou Harris and Rodney CrowellOld Yellow MoonOld Yellow Moon
Gary P Nunn w/ Jerry Jeff WalkerLondon Homesick BluesViva Terlingua

An afternoon of alt-country and roots rock. 

Leigh Anne Kranz hosts.

Comments

6-14-10

what a WONDERFUL two hours of music. Eclectic and fun! do it again...and again...and again!

 

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