IR Orlando #17
It’s been another long delay, but hopefully this one is worth the wait. After weeks of being very busy and lots of computer issues, I’m back on track with an excellent playlist that includes some of my absolute favorites. Enjoy!
1. Summerbirds in the Cellar | Behold the Wolf ( from the album ‘With The Hands Of The Hunter It All Becomes Dead’)
For now, Orlando can still claim Summerbirds as one of our finest bands, but they split a lot of their time between here and Athens, GA. The band is made up of members Brad, Curtis, Tyson, and Yardley, but Brad and Curtis have also been providing their musical services to the Athens-based Now It’s Overhead. Now It’s Overhead frontman Andy LeMaster is also a noted recording engineer who co-owns a recording studio called Chase Park Transduction studio where REM, The Drive-by Truckers, and The Glands have recorded.
2. Chance and the Choir | Life and Life Only
Chance & the Choir are based in Los Angeles, CA. So why am I playing them? Is it a Friends of the Family segment? Actually, it could be, since Chance has been a long standing friend of all of the Insomnia Radio shows (as well as TONS of other podcasts)… BUT… in fact, Chance is a hometown boy, born and raised right here in Orlando.
‘Life and Life Only’ is Chance & the Choir’s 16th single.
3. Crash the Satellites | Learning to Land
Jacksonville’s Crash the Satellites is a band that I completely fell in love with, right from the first listen. Their excellent debut CD, ‘Learning to Land’ came out in 2006 and is available is CD Baby, iTunes and tons of other download stores. I highly recommend it. Band members are Paul, Julia, Dan and Brian and they are terrific live as well. Lead singer/guitarist Paul and drummer Julia have been playing in bands together since they were about 15.
4. Bing Futch | Crazy Feels Like
Bing is a busy guy – he has a video production company, and he also plays Appalachain mountain dulcimer, which he teaches and performs with all over the country. He’s also a podcaster, hosting the show All Florida Indies, and has produced over 50 episodes and counting, and he hosts the Dulcimerica video podcast. On top of all that, he’s a member of the Americana band Mohave.
5. Between the Trees | White Lines & Red Lights
Orlando-based Between the Trees formed in early 2005, while most of them were still in high school. Their new CD, ‘The Story and the Song’ has been garnering national attention for the band and they are currently on tour throughout the U.S. and will be joining the Warped Tour this summer.
6. Life of Pi | Wonder Book for Girls and Boys
I’ve played Tampa-based Life of Pi before and talked about how much I love them. This is a track from their brand new CD ‘Monsoon Season’ which is due to be released soon.