May 3, 2009 by [email protected]

Two decades after their first release and a dozen years since they played Pittsburgh, Toad the Wet Sprocket (TTWS) was warmly welcomed back to the Carnegie Library Music Hall of Homestead in Munhall stage. Dean Dinning (bass, backing vocals, keyboards), Randy Guss (drums), Todd Nichols (guitar, tambourine, vocals) and Glen Phillips (vocals, guitars), along with Johnny Hawthorn (lapsteel guitar, mandolin, electric guitar) performed a well received 90-minute set, which included a 3-song encore. This was their first show together in awhile and it was not without some opening night glitches. Phillips started on the electric guitar and when he tried to switch to acoustic guitar, he wasn't able to get sound. There was some minor problems at times when he continued to switch between guitars.  Phillips also forgot the lyrics at one point to "Nightingale Song" (while the audience continued to sing along) and had to start the song again.  Jennifer came out of the audience to "sing" along on "Butterflies". The familiar songs were all there: "All I Want", "Come Back Down", "Fall Down", "Good Intentions" and "Nanci". Phillips commented that his oldest daughter is just a few years younger than he was when he was a teenager writing songs for TTWS. Nichols and Dinning also took turns on lead vocals. The audience was standing for the encore, which included "Come Down" and ended with "Walk On The Ocean" (my personal favorite!). The fact that TTWS can reunite for shows from time to time and still bring a comfort level to the stage after all these decades is commendable. The band members look and sound youthful and still seem to enjoy playing Toad music. "Walk On The Ocean" was a fitting finale, with the strains of "... grow sweeter each season to slowly grow old" echoing in the venue.

Glen Phillips at the 05.02.09 TTWS show:

Opening the show: Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers (SK6ERS). This was the first show for the MA based trio, after they spent time recently entertaining the troops. Band members include Stephen Kellogg (lead vocals, guitar, harmonica), with multi-instrumentalists who also provided back-up vocals: Boots Factor (drums, percussion) and Kit Karlson (bass, accordion and tuba, yes tuba). They did an 8-song, 40-minute set. Kellogg reminds me of a cross between Elvis Costello and Glen Phillips. He looks like Costello, sounds vocally like Phillips. "4th of July" is a 3-minute pop hit of their story. "Milwaukee" received the longest applause.  Kellogg did an extended version taking us in a rap from the ages of 20, 25, 28, to 30 into a steak house singing Tom Petty songs. Their final song, "Big Easy", involved audience participation with us going round and round in the air with our hands. Kellogg greeted fans and signed CD's in the venue lobby at intermission. I was impressed when Kellogg extended his hand to shake my hand and then signed my CD's. Their new CD, "The Bear", will be released September 8th.

Barb S. - Sunday Mix Host

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May 3, 2009 by [email protected]
I have a confession to make. Six months ago I wouldn’t have been able to tell you a song by Toad the Wet Sprocket (TTWS). Nor did I know that Glen Phillips was a member of that group. Since December 2008 I’ve seen Glen Phillips perform four times and had the opportunity to interview him for the WYEP Music Blog and now I just had the chance to see TTWS in concert for the first time. I’m reaping the benefits of volunteering as an on-air host at an independent public radio station, by discovering new music. Grant it, this time the artist first came on the scene some 20 years ago. You really can teach an old DJ new tricks. I’ve always had the ears of a DJ, but only in the last couple of years have they been exposed to what’s often labeled as “alternative” music. I’ve been asking myself over and over why I only now have found the music of TTWS and Glen Phillips.

Mr. Barb wanted to see Jonatha Brooke. She’d been on his list of performers he’d always wanted to see live. She was coming to Pittsburgh with Glen Phillips. Mr. Barb assured me I’d like Glen Phillips, knowing I tend to like male singer-songwriters. For some reason I wasn’t really impressed with Phillips.

Mr. Barb said I would know some of the TTWS songs, like “All I Want” or his personal favorite “Fall Down”. In fact yes indeed I did know “All I Want”, one of those songs I remember from my commercial radio days. Okay, we’re on to something here. I put “All I Want” on my personal list of essential songs for WYEP’s 913 Essential Songs countdown. I was listing songs that lead me to discover certain artists . When Phillips sang an acoustic version of “All I Want” in December at the Rex, it was the only song I recognized in his set.

There would be more chances to experience Glen Phillips live. Glen Phillips was one of the many performers on the Cayamo cruise in March. We somehow ended up at all three of his performances and seemed to run into him (okay I did, really I was not stalking him!) in the Garden Café in the mornings. We had attended the late Brandi Carlile show one night and thought gee, before we head to our cabin let’s check out Phillips’ 12:30 a.m. show; never intending to stay for the full set. Well it was 2:15 a.m. before we got back to our cabin. I did recognize another TTWS song “Walk on the Ocean”, which Phillips did in his sets. It has since become my favorite TTWS track. Something about seeing a performer in the early morning hours not remember all the lyrics, bang his head on the microphone several times and talk about zombies left a positive impression on me. After Phillips’ last scheduled performance on the cruise, I was able to get an autograph and a photo with him. I’m generally not outgoing when it comes to approaching performers, so it took a bit of gumption for me to walk up to him and chat about his music.

When I saw TTWS was coming to Munhall, I thought I better take the plunge and attend the show. Glen Phillips was very gracious to agree to an e-mail interview prior to the concert (trust me they are not easy to do, you don’t have the interaction you would if the performer was there in person, face to face). Since March I’ve bought or downloaded as many TTWS and Glen Phillips CD's I could find. I feel kind of weird admitting I’m this late in the game on TTWS music. I didn’t realize that Glen Phillips wrote a lot of the lyrics for TTWS. I was intrigued by the video on Phillips first solo recording, “Abulum”. It gave me a little more insight into Phillips' songwriting process. And I as I kept listening to the music, I kept saying to myself 'oh he did that one on the cruise'. I was putting two and two together. Plus I wanted to be familiar with the music when I finally saw TTWS perform.

So, I felt I really needed to share some insights on my limited exposure to TTWS, first, before getting to the concert review, so you could understand my vantage point. I’ve had to quickly bring myself up to speed on TTWS.  Here's a link to my review of the TTWS concert (

Barb S. - Sunday Mix Host

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April 24, 2009 by [email protected]
Glen Phillips will be in town with Toad the Wet Sprocket on Saturday May 2nd at the Carnegie Library Music Hall of Homestead in Munhall. Barb WYEP's Sunday Mix Host (WYEP): Hiya glen. Thanks for taking the time to talk to us at WYEP.

Glen Phillips (GP): My pleasure

WYEP: You're doing some solo gigs before joining Toad the Wet Sprocket in Pittsburgh. How do you make the transition, literally overnight in this case, from a solo act to a group?

GP: I like the shift. It keeps me on my toes, and reminds me of what I enjoy about each style.

WYEP: You were on the Cayamo cruise in March with about 30 other singer-songwriters. As a performer on the cruise tell us about some of your experiences:

GP: Uhhh...There was a lot. My favorite moment was eating conch salad at Potter's Cay in Nassau. The next was watching Shawn Colvin play. Or maybe Lyle Lovett. 

WYEP: How did you stay awake during your 12:30 am show?

GP: I didn't, really. I think I just managed to channel some kind of dreamstate into a weird extended narrative about zombies. There were supposedly a few songs in there, too.

WYEP: Vienna Teng joined you on stage one night, did you have the opportunity to sit in with any performers?

GP: Sadly, no. Saw some great music, though.

WYEP: During your final show, you did a song you wrote about being present when your father passed away. Can you tell us more about it?

GP: Not right now...It's all in the song, though (Darkest Hour). 

WYEP: Who was your favorite performer and/or favorite performance on the cruise?

GP: Hard to say. It was a pretty amazing collection. 

Glen Phillips with Barb S. - Cayamo cruise, March 2009

WYEP: Luke Bulla joined you on the Cayamo cruise and is also a member of Works Progress Administration. As part of W.P.A. is this your first opportunity to perform at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival? It seems like it will be quite an experience with a "festivarian audience".

GP: It'll be great. I love playing with Luke and the rest of WPA. It's the most fun I've had in ages, if not ever.

WYEP: What was the biggest crowd you ever played for with Toad the Wet Sprocket?

GP: Half a million or so, at the Capitol Mall in DC.

WYEP: Who were some of the memorable acts that Toad the Wet Sprocket played / co-billed with?

GP: My favorite opening act was Geggy Tah. The audience didn't always get it, but I thought they were brilliant. Greg Kurstin (Geggy) recently produced the Lily Allen record and is also half of The Bird and The Bee.

WYEP: As a teenager, you achieved a lot of success with Toad the Wet Sprocket. What was that like, at that young age, to attain that level of fame?

GP: Probably not a good thing. It helps to foster unrealistic expectations and feelings of entitlement. It was also a lot of fun.

WYEP: Boxers or briefs? Another way of asking do you like performing as a solo act or with a group?

GP: Boxer briefs, of course. I like being in a band when it's alive and passionate and full of mutual purpose. I like being solo when I'm alive and passionate and full of purpose.

WYEP:  One thing people would be surprised to know about Toad the Wet Sprocket is????

GP: We are all aliens.

WYEP: Thanks!

Barb S. - Sunday Mix Host

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April 23, 2009 by [email protected]

91.3fm WYEP will air two special programs to help celebrate the 90th birthday of legendary folk artist Pete Seeger. Both programs air on 91.3fm WYEP on Sunday, May 3.


Pete Seeger Tribute on “An American Sampler”

Sunday, May 3 from 8 to 10am Ken Batista hosts a two-hour special tribute in song to Pete Seeger, with Seeger’s music, music from his siblings and family, the Clearwater project, and numerous covers. “An American Sampler” is a WYEP program dedicated to traditional and contemporary folk music, airing on Sundays from 7 to 11 am.


“The Protest Singer: An Intimate Conversation with Pete Seeger”

Sunday, May 3: 6 to 7am, rebroadcast from 6 to7pm

WYEP will broadcast a national hour-long special featuring music and an interview with Seeger in honor of his birthday. Seeger discusses his career, being blacklisted, the view from 90, how music can still change the world, and his new book The Protest Singer.

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April 22, 2009 by [email protected]
Beginning Monday, May 11th  at 6am Morning Mix Host Cindy Howes will start the 913 songs countdown, as selected by WYEP listeners. We'll be counting down the top 913 until we reach number 1. Don't miss a song !
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April 16, 2009 by [email protected]
Thanks to everyone that entered to win a signed guitar from Derek Trucks and WYEP. Philip Finch from Beaver Falls was the grand prize winner of the signed guitar from the hundreds of entries on our website.
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April 14, 2009 by [email protected]

Sophisticated.  Elegant.  Grace under pressure even when she makes a mistake.  Vienna Teng is not just another singer-songwriter.  Club Café hosted the Vienna Teng Trio:  Vienna Teng, vocals and keyboards.  Ward Williams plays the cello and electric guitar. Alex Wong is a multi-instrumentalist, who co-produced Teng’s new release “Inland Territory”.  Teng talked about spending Easter in Pittsburgh and taking a ride on the Mon Incline before segueing into “In Another Life”.  She highlighted many songs from “Inland Territory”, which I’ve already added to my personal list of the best of 2009.  “The Last Snowfall”, “White Light”, “Antebellum”, “Kansas”, “Grandmother Song” and “St. Stephen’s Cross” were among the songs she performed from “Inland Territory”.  From “Dreaming Through The Noise” Teng did “Whatever You Want” and the fun “1BR/1BA”.  Teng’s expressions and delicate movements with her hands, shows that she’s really feeling the music.  Teng’s set was over 90-minutes, including a 2-song encore.

When Ari Hest was at Club Café last month, we discussed the Cayamo cruise.  He asked me if we saw Vienna Teng.  I had to confess that we did not see enough of her performances.  The venues were overflowing with people and we only caught Teng’s shows in passing.  When Teng returns to Cayamo-2010, she will be on our must-see list.

He’s from Lexington, KY.  He sings.  He writes songs.  He plays the cello exquisitely.  Ben Sollee did a too short 35-minute set.  Club Café was briefly transformed into a symphonic concert hall when the classically trained Sollee played his cello.  You could see the audience trying to be quiet and leaning forward to hear all the notes.  Sollee was joined by Alex Wong on “It’s Not Impossible”, a song he got to perform on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”.  Also, from his debut full length release, “Learning To Bend”, he did the amusing “Bury Me With My Car”.  I’d like to hear Sollee with a backing band, perhaps, in the future when Sollee headlines his own tour.  Sollee may return to the area in August.

Barb S. - Sunday Mix Host

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April 8, 2009 by [email protected]

k.d. lang brought her dancing shoes and a brand new five-piece band to the Benedum Center for the WYEP 35th Anniversary concert.  Sometimes lang played the guitar and even attempted playing the banjo, but it was her voice that was her most used instrument throughout the almost 90-minute set, which featured several encores.  The large stage was set up with lighting and a projection screen in the back, with the band near the middle; allowing lang plenty of space to dance and interact with her band and audience.  Some of the band members were multi-instrumentalists.  Despite pleas from the audience, lang did not remove her shoes (she apparently usually performs without them) and she proved she’s very light on her feet.  An early highlight was lang’s version of Neil Young’s “Helpless”.  The first standing ovation came after she did a song from “Hymns of the 49th Parallel”, the Leonard Cohen penned “Hallelujah” in which lang showcased her extraordinary voice.  lang did vintage tracks like “Miss Chatelaine” as well as “I Dream of Spring” from her most recent release “Watershed”.  Of course lang sang “Constant Craving”, perhaps her most well known song.  During one of the encores, lang referred to Tony Bennett as her mentor.  The final song was “Lock, Stock and Teardrops” from “Shadowland”.

Fellow Canadian Meaghan Smith opened the show and this leg of the k.d. lang tour.  Smith was joined center stage by her husband Jason Mingo on guitar and harp pedal and their friend Austin Nicholsen on upright bass.  She was on stage for about 30-minutes, played seven songs and danced a little.  Smith plays guitar and also played the omnichord.  She engaged the audience using the harp pedal to accentuate what people did that day (working and laundry).  The singer song-writer reminded me of a young Linda Ronstadt.  Smith told the stories behind such songs as “Poor”, “You Got Out” and her final song about her parents sending her to bed in the summer when it was still daylight, called “Five More Minutes”.  She shared with us that she does answer her own e-mail.  Smith asked for a photo of herself from the stage with the audience in the background.  I’m sure everyone was smiling. 

Barb S. - Sunday Mix Host

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March 27, 2009 by [email protected]
Ari Hest CD Imagine writing, recording, producing and releasing one new song per week for 52 weeks in a row. In 2008, singer-songwriter Ari Hest did just that. On March 10, 2009 Hest self-released the studio CD, “Twelve Mondays”, containing reworked versions of the 12 fan-selected songs from the ’52’ project. The independence and freedom has served Hest well. I learned of the ambitious project after the fact and heard the songs on “Twelve Mondays” before downloading all the Songs from 52: Winter, Spring, Summer, and Autumn. Each season contains 13 songs. From the ‘52’; 4 from Winter, 3 from Spring and Autumn and 2 from Summer made the final cut. The first track on “Twelve Mondays” is also the first track on “Winter.” “One Two” is a deeply textured song that just sticks in your head. The first song of the ‘52’ is one of the best for the whole year. Another stand out is “Dead End Driving”, which was on “Summer”. It’s another catchy song that I keep listening to over and over again.  From “Autumn” is “Cranberry Lake” which teams up Hest with Amy Kuney in a simple duet (he attempted to sing Kuney’s part at his Club Café show). “Spring” contributed the fun sounds of “Binoculars” and “Ride the Brake”.  Other songs that deserve more than a casual listen include the tongue & cheek "I'll Be There", the rhythmic "The Weight", the layering on "Broken Voices" and the catchy "Morning Streets" along with the final track "Reason to Believe" rounding out the CD, like it starts, with one of those songs that just sticks in your head.

You can’t just comment on the final product of “Twelve Mondays” without acknowledging the pool of ‘52’. I did not hear the songs as they came out each week in 2008; instead I listened to them in order over a 5-day period. I feel there is not a weak song in the bunch. Certainly some songs sounded like demos. Some started abruptly or just ended with no warning. There was one instrumental. Many songs had multiple instruments and sounds. Guitar, piano, percussion and harmonies. You could at least hear the potential of what Hest was attempting to do with a particular song. I was impressed by actually how polished many of the songs were.

The quality and integrity of Ari Hest’s music is evident. In one review, Hest was compared to John Mayer, Bruce Springsteen and Dave Matthews. I don’t think those comparisons do justice to the depth of the songs Hest has produced over his young career (Hest will be 30 in June). To me, Ari Hest sounds like … well, Ari Hest. He is unique. Maybe in the future other artists will be likened to … Ari Hest.

On 2006’s “The Green Room Sessions EP”, Hest covers Fleetwood Mac’s “Little Lies”. It’s hard to believe it’s one person singing that song, but Hest pulls it off brilliantly.

Ari Hest has recorded almost the equivalent of a whole career worth of music in one year. What an incredible accomplishment! Well done, well done! To date, “Twelve Mondays” is my favorite CD of 2009!

Barb S. - Sunday Mix Host

March 23, 2009 by [email protected]

ELVIS COSTELLO’S NEW ALBUM ‘SECRET, PROFANE & SUGARCANE’ will be out on JUNE 2nd. The recording is Produced by T BONE BURNETT in Nashville.

Joining Costello were Jerry Douglas, Stuart Duncan, Mike Compton, Jeff Taylor, and Dennis Crouch. These guys are some of the most highly regarded recording artists and musicians in traditional American country music, Bluegrass and beyond.

The album includes ten previously unrecorded songs. “Sulphur to Sugarcane” and “The Crooked Line”, were co-written with T Bone Burnett while, “I Felt The Chill” marks Costello’s second recorded songwriting collaboration with Loretta Lynn.

I'm fairly certain that is the same group of musicians that helped create 'Raising Sand' with Plant & Krauss. Looking forward to this release !

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I discovered singer-songwriter Ari Hest on the 2008 Cayamo cruise.  I only had the chance to see him briefly then, but he made an immediate impression on me.  At Club Cafe, 29-year old Hest was the early show.  He was backed by Ron Calder on bass, Thad Debrock on guitar and Doug Yowell on drums.  The band also co-produced Hest's latest release "Twelve Mondays", from which he performed many tracks.  The concept, as Hest explained it, was that he wrote and shared on his website 52 songs in 2008.  He wrote a song a week and the 12 best, voted by the fans, made it on to this CD.  All sounded like winners to me.  Hest is quite tall, and seems comfortable on stage.  Even though I wasn't familiar with most of the songs, after 1 hour and 15 minutes, I didn't want the show to end.  I wanted to hear all 52 songs and then some.  The music and performer were engaging. Tim Brantley opened the show with about a 35-minute set.  He's a singer-songwriter out of Atlanta who plays the guitar and keyboards.  He seemed like he would be more comfortable with a backing band.  He has a great voice and is very personable, making a lot of eye contact with the audience.  Brantley is releasing his first CD next month "Goldtop Heights" P.S.:  I'm going to attempt to do my first CD review.  Actually my first five, as I've been listening to Ari Hest's Songs from 52:  Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn and the CD "Twelve Mondays" released on 03.10.09, which is a 'best of' the 52 songs.  Review is here: Barb S. - Sunday Mix Host
March 13, 2009 by [email protected]
    We've heard from many WYEP listeners so far, but the deadline is fast approaching for you to enter your favorite 20 songs. This listener generated list will be counted down in May, don't miss your chance to have your selections counted. The dealine for voting is Friday, April 10th.  
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March 13, 2009 by [email protected]
Bonnaroo Stay tuned to 91.3fm WYEP.  We'll soon have a chance for you to enter to win a pair of passes to this years Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, TN taking place June 11th to June 14th. for the complete lineup
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March 8, 2009 by [email protected]
On Day 7 we were scheduled to be at Great Stirrup Cay, a private island in the Bahamas.  Due to the windy weather we couldn't tender off the island, so instead we docked at Nassau.  No one seemed upset at the change.  What a beautiful city!  I will always remember the ship pulling away from Nassau in the sunset, with the picturesque lighthouse. The last evening.  On the windy Pool Deck, Oakhurst was joined by Levi Lowery (a very talented fiddler who seemed to sit in with everyone), then Ed Robertson (Barenaked Ladies) and also Shawn Mullins (who did a John Prine song).  I ended up sitting next to Heather Luttrell (who we never got to see perform). The final show in the Stardust Theater was supposed to be by Buddy Miller (who is recovering from triple-by pass surgery).  Instead it was a show billed as the Know-Buddies.  Since Buddy Miller was our original choice for "Twice as Nice" we were given reserved seating in the 1st 4 rows, for this general admission show.  Wow.  It was a who's who of the performers on the Cayamo Cruise. Webb Wilder opened up the show, doing two new songs from his upcoming album.  He then did MC duties (he was previously a host of a show on satellite radio) for this tribute to Buddy Miller.  Wilder is a neighbor of Miller and often sees him in the grocery story.  Some performers did Buddy Miller tunes.  The collaborations were amazing. Canadians Kathleen Edwards (violin), Ed Robertson (guitar) and the Denver based banjo player from Oakhurst did "I Hate Winnipeg".  Robertson suggested a mutiny of sorts.  Since the passengers outnumber the crew, he wanted to storm the Sixthman offices at 3 a.m. to take over the ship.  We were all having so much fun, we just didn't want it to end. Edwards teamed up with Tift Merritt and did a bit of a Vegas like comedy act (what a great singing voice Merritt has - she also plays a mean harmonica).  Shawn Mullins lead a super group that included David Ryan Harris and Heather Luttrell.  Ken Block teamed up with Aslyn (both from FL) and a few others on a Tom Petty Song.  Shawn Colvin, Brandi Carlile and Patty Griffin each took turns singing alone and in collaboration.  Wow. In Gatsby's, we briefly saw Jeff Holmes (Floating Men).  We then went to the Spinnaker and caught Aslyn's last song.  It was a touching tribute to her grandparents.  He grandfather was named Wally (same as my dad) and it was about having a long relationship with the one you love.  It made me cry.  What a lovely way to end the evening.  We wish we had seen more of Aslyn, what a voice, what command of the piano! We weren't able to see everyone perform, but we made every attempt to at least see a few moments of as many performers as we could.  What an amazing line up of talent.  It would be hard to duplicate anywhere else.  We're ready to sign up for the journey through song, 2010! Barb S. - Sunday Mix Host
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Day 6: It’s a day with a moderate sea and strong winds. They had to cover the equipment once due to a quick rain storm. I was able to access the Internet on the Pool Deck, while listening to Bonepony.  They were followed by The Greencards (re-scheduled from the previous day, due to the weather).  They play quite a variety of music.  Great energy and sound (especially when they did bluegrass)

We both got some sun and despite using 50 SPF, I have some sun burn on my shoulders, chest and neck.

As part of "Twice as Nice" we had our photo taken with Brandi Carlile. It was a nice opportunity, even if it was very quick.  The photo came out nice and it's a good memory of the cruise.

The shows were all running a bit late on the Pool Deck, so we only caught part of Drew Copeland's (Sister Hazel) show.  He's been working with Edwin McCain on his solo effort and you could hear the influence.  We think Marc Broussard also sounds like McCain.

We finally got to see multi-instrumentalist Kathleen Edwards do a whole show.  I had no idea she played the violin.  She said her husband comforted her after her losses at the casino with goodies from the chocolate buffet.  Edwards also freely used "adult language".  She told an entertaining story about making the video to "I Make the Dough, You Get the Glory".

Glen Phillips has some great guys backing him up.  One is Luke Bulla on fiddle (Works Progress Administration), the other is Jonathan Kingham.  Phillips gave each a chance to solo during the set.  Kingham stole the show with a rap during a Bobby Brown song all about the Cayamo cruise experience on the Norwegian Dawn.  He earned a much deserved standing ovation.  Phillips did a song about being present when his father passed on.  Mr. Barb and I could relate.  After his performance I was able to chat with Phillips and get his autograph.  He also kindly posed for a photo with me, doing a 2nd take, as he blinked the 1st time.

The Spinnaker Lounge was perhaps not the right venue for someone such as Webb Wilder.  A tight band, but very loud!  Very good at what he does.  Other artists should watch him and learn how it's done.

Ed Robertson (Barenaked Ladies) was in Dazzles.  The lounge we could never get into, and always had to settle for standing along the fringe.  Roberston is very entertaining and we were glad to catch him performing again before turning in for the evening.

We sailed into the Eastern Time Zone and to the Bahamas. Of course we would lose the hour again when we went back to Daylight Savings Time on Sunday. Oh well. As Glen Phillips said we’re on a cruise, we get back to reality next week and can sleep then.

On a cruise, you can’t help but run into the performers in the hall ways. Lyle Lovett is impeccably dressed even when not on stage. Mr. Barb saw Ed Roland in the bathroom. You just never know. The performers seem open to chatting informally with fans.  I usually was on the look out for performers in the Garden Cafe, like all of us, they had to eat sometime.

Barb S.  – Sunday Mix Host

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