We Hit Our Midweek Stride With ‘Music From Laurel Canyon’ and Emmylou Harris & Spyboy ‘Live’ Later, Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Good Morning, Musicologists. We’ve got a pretty damned good line-up scheduled for today starting with those sweet Laurel Canyon sounds.

We’ve got that sweet Laurel Canyon sound today!

Here’s today’s musical landscape:

11:00 a.m. Music From Laurel Canyon: Various Artists

Laurel Canyon was musical paradise for two generations of innovators, and was a hotbed for the fusion that brought us country-rock, and inspired this great EP to get you through the midweek. The musicians who lived and played there, fed off each other creatively. Rumor has it that everyone loved partying with The Monkees. You’ll hear The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, The Mamas & The Papas, The Doors, The Monkees, The Lovin’ Spoonful, Jackson Browne, Joni Mitchell, CSNY, Neil Young, Manassas, John Mayall, The Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Canned Heat, J.D. Souther, Carole King, James Taylor, America, and more!

7:00 p.m. Emmylou Harris & Spyboy Live at Kongresshaus, Zurich, Switzerland, January 20, 1977

We go on the road with Emmylou Harris & Spyboy for the Wrecking Ball tour, what many consider Harris’ career-redefining album produced by Daniel Lanois. She took a minimalist approach with her band, bringing it back to basics. Spyboy consisted of country singer-songwriter Buddy Miller on guitar, and two New Orleans musicians, Daryl Johnson on bass and Brady Blade on drums. As it turns out, Wrecking Ball is one of my all-time favorite Emmylou Harris albums.

Before, in between, and after we give you wide Open Stream on a 24/7 basis. We never stop, unless there is some kind of unfortunate Internet event. We haven’t had one yet. All you need to do is pull up a tab and press play.

It’s Tuesday Bluesday With ‘The Best of Chicago Blues’ and Live Buddy Guy With Stevie Ray Vaughan Later, January 25, 2022

Good Morning, Bluesologists everywhere! We’ve got some great blues lined up for you today, along with the second airing of our Album of The Week.

We’ve got nearly three hours of great Chicago Blues opening the programming today!

Here’s today’s musical landscape:

11:00 a.m. The Best of Chicago Blues: Various Artists

This one is destined to become an EP, no doubt, as we build our Chicago blues library. Right now, it’s nearly three hours of great blues with Otis Rush, Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Bo Diddley, Willie Dixon, Koko Taylor, Howlin’ Wolf, Magic Slim, Son Seals, Lonnie Brooks, Buddy Guy, Sonny Boy Williamson, and more!

4:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Blood On The Tracks by Bob Dylan

The second airing of Bob Dylan’s brilliant Blood On The Tracks, his fifteenth studio album, was released January 20, 1975, on Columbia. The album is home to what is undoubtedly one of my all-time favorite Dylan songs, Tangled Up In Blue.

7:00 p.m. Buddy Guy & Stevie Ray Vaughan Live at The Lone Star Cafe, New York City, April 14, 1986 NEW!

Here we have a brand new entry to our blues collection, with two blues guitar masters. This is undoubtedly unbridled electric blues here. These two would play together several times. Another notable show as in 1989 at Buddy Guy’s Blues Legends club. We’re working on that one also.

If you’re a lover of the blues, Tuesday is your day here in The Mermaid Lounge, where two of the programs are always dedicated to the blues. Before, in between, and after, we give you wide Open Stream with The Music Mermaid in charge. Just do it. It’s free.

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live, The All-Girl Revue Too, and True Love Dominate The Day, Monday, January 24, 2022

Happy Monday, Musicologists! We’ve got a great mix for you kick off the week with today. You can’t go wrong with this particular line-up.

Today’s live Heartbreakers performance is vintage 1978!

Here’s today’s musical menu:

11:00 a.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live at The Paradise, Cambridge, MA, July 16, 1978

The Paradise Rock Club in Boston (well, technically Cambridge) played host to a very young Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. This would have been earlier than Damn The Torpedoes, the album that put them on the map. That momentous event would not come for another year. This is vintage, early Heartbreakers, and I was there.

3:00 p.m. The All-Girl Revue Too: Various Artists

This was the second such playlist we put together in this vein. You’ll hear Bobbie Gentry, Linda Ronstadt, Carlene Carter, Carly Simon, Carole King, Chi Coltrane, Anne Peebles, Etta James, Joan Baez, Maria Muldaur, Laura Nyro, Norah Jones, Patti Smith, Shawn Colvin, Susan Tedeschi, Bonnie Raitt, Janis Ian, Janis Joplin, and more!

7:00 p.m. True Love Always: Various Artists

Last week we brought you the heartbreak. Today, we bring you the other side. Yeah. It’s called true love. You’ll hear The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Boz Scaggs, Delaney & Bonnie, The Band, Buffalo Springfield, Van Morrison, Carly Simon, Stevie Wonder, Basia, The Mamas & The Papas, Bonnie Raitt, Guy Clark, The Hollies, Joni Mitchell, Tom Rush, Jackson Browne, George Harrison, and more!

Great music can help a Monday pass in better fashion, you know. You can just tune this station in and keep it running all day long as background music. All you need is a computer tab and a mouse. No credit card required. No personal information sought. And we don’t sell you anything. No advertisers allowed.

What Better Way to Start Your Weekend Than ‘Under The Influence’ With Neil Young & LIVE DEAD? Saturday, January 15, 2022

Good Morning, Audiophiles! We begin another weekend (well, you do; I’ve got one more day of servitude) with a great EP about being under the influence, our AOW, and LIVE DEAD! later.

We’ve got another great episode of LIVE DEAD! coming up later tonight!

Here’s your Saturday line-up:

11:00 a.m. Under The Influence: Various Artists

Come on. Fess up. We’ve all been under the influence at one time or another, and with both legal and illegal substances. Don’t deny it. Musicians rarely deny it. In fact, they sing about it. You’ll hear from The Doors, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Arlo Guthrie, The Byrds, Donovan, Glenn Frey, Linda Ronstadt, Jonathan Edwards, Small Faces, The Rolling Stones, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, The Velvet Underground, Jackson Browne, Harry Chapin, Emmylou Harris, The Band, Eric Burdon & War, The Fraternity of Man, Bob Dylan, Jefferson Airplane, The Who, Janis Joplin, Neil Young and more!

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Barn by Neil Young & Crazy Horse FINAL AIRING!

We warned you that it was coming, and it’s here. This will be the final airing of Neil Young’s 41st album, Barn, with his go-to band, Crazy Horse. This marks their 14th album together. Tune it in because tomorrow there’ll be a brand new album when you wake up.

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at Roosevelt Stadium, Jersey City, NJ, August 6, 1974 NEW!

Another new soundboard recording from the ultimate road warriors for The Deadheads. This one is from Roosevelt Stadium, with over four hours of LIVE DEAD! music to close out your night!

Before, in between, and after our programming you’ll be treated to wide Open Stream courtesy of our Music Mermaid. As you should well know by now, she has impeccable taste in music. She’s a keeper.

We Head For The Weekend With Alison Krauss & Union Station ‘Live’, Badfinger In The Spotlight, and Our Album of The Week, Thursday, January 13, 2022

Good Morning, Musicologists! We’ve got a nice musical cocktail for you today. Alison Krauss is another immensely talented woman, and we just love it when women take front and center.

Alison

Here’s your musical line-up for Thursday:

11:00 a.m. Alison Krauss & Union Station Live, April 29 & 30, 2002

The venue was not listed in the title because this was mostly recorded during their 2002 tour at The Louisville Palace. Only one song, Down To The River To Pray, was recorded at another venue. This isn’t like real estate, location doesn’t matter. Alison Krauss & Union Station are great no matter where they play.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Barn by Neil Young & Crazy Horse

We give you this warning every week. We’re down to our last two airings of this great album. The final airing will be Saturday. On Sunday, we’ve got a brand new album lined up and ready to go.

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Badfinger

Badfinger was a great power pop band who recorded a string of great hits during the 70’s. They began their career as The Iveys, and they were indeed the only bona fide stars ever signed by The Beatles to Apple Records. Their final story was a sad one. The band was fleeced by its manager (not the Beatles), and two band members committed suicide, including Pete Ham, their leader. Nevertheless, while they were on the Apple label, they made some of the greatest music on the planet. There are some songs you can’t help but associate with movies and TV shows. My favorite Badfinger song, Baby Blue, will forever be emblazoned in my brain as the song that closed the great series, Breaking Bad.

Yeah, folks. We’ve got a globe full of listeners this morning from Greece, Iceland, Russian Federation, Brazil, Italy, Germany, the UK, Canada, and points beyond. Some of these folks have been on all night. What are you waiting for?

Saturday in The Mermaid Lounge Brings Our ‘The Female Species’ EP, the Final Airing of ‘Teaser and the Firecat’ and LIVE DEAD! January 8, 2022

Happy Saturday, Weekenders! It is here, and we’ve got the gang from Europe all tuned in and ready to go. Some of ’em have been there all night. What are you doing today? I know what you should include as part of your day, but I won’t unduly influence you.

We start the day with our EP about The Female Species…it may not be what you think.

Here’s your Saturday musical landscape:

12:00 p.m. The Female Species: Various Artists

Nope. It’s not 4+ hours of music by women. We’ve got that one in the hopper for mid-month. This one is musicians singing songs about women; songs with the word ladies, girls, or women in the title or lyrics…or both. You’ll hear Talking Heads, Jackson Brown, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Boogaloo Swamis, John Mayall, Hot Tuna, The Eagles, Elvis Presley, Fleetwood Mac, Percy Sledge, Electric Light Orchestra, The Beatles, Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac, America, Roy Orbison, Billy Joel, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, The Temptations, The Beach Boys, Linda Ronstadt, and more!

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Teaser and the Firecat by Cat Stevens FINAL AIRING!

This is the swan song for Teaser and the Firecat. Tomorrow when you roll yourselves out of bed, we’ll have a brand new album feature.

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at Manor Downs, Austin, Texas, July 4, 1981 NEW!

We’ve got another new soundboard recording of a great Dead live show here for your listening pleasure. But then again, the fact remains that every show sounds “new” when it comes to The Grateful Dead. (And by the way, no matter what they tell you, The Grateful Dead aren’t The Grateful Dead without Jerry Garcia.)

Before, in between, and after we give you all that great Open Stream courtesy of The Music Mermaid. She has impeccable taste in music, I must admit, and never fails to please. Speaking of which, we’ll be adding some new music over the next few weeks, so stay tuned!

Bob Dylan with The Heartbreakers Live at Orchard Park, The Kinks Live at The Palladium, and ‘Teaser and the Firecat’ On Thursday, January 6, 2022

Good Morning! This is your day if you like great ‘live’ shows, as we’ve got two from different venues in New York. We also have our next-to-last airing of this week’s featured album.

We’ve got Bob Dylan & The Heartbreakers on the True Confessions tour today

Here’s Thursday’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Bob Dylan with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live From Rich Stadium, Orchard Park, New York, July 4, 1986

Here we have Tom and Bob before they knew they’d get together again as Charlie T. Jr. and Lucky Wilbury. The Heartbreakers and Bob Dylan got together for Dylan’s worldwide ‘True Confessions’ tour, and it was feast for the ears. Tune it in today.

3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Teaser and the Firecat by Cat Stevens

We’re winding down here. I say that every Thursday, don’t I? But this is the day of the next-to-last airing of all our featured albums. The final airing will come on Saturday. Then, we’ll select a new album.

7:00 p.m. The Kinks Live at The Palladium, New York, December 31, 1980

The feuding Davies brothers always managed to call a truce long enough to make some of the greatest rock n’ roll on the planet. Here’s their 1980 New Year’s Eve concert from The Palladium.

As always, we entreat you to give our little station a shot. We’re really not about profit, because I certainly am not making one here. I promise. We’re free 24/7. We’ll never ask for a credit card or for your personal information. And we do not run any advertising; just brief station breaks so you know who the hell we are.

We’ll Be Ringing in The New Year in Style With Our #BecomeUngovernable House EP, and Two Live New Year’s Eve Shows Later, Friday, December 31, 2021

Good Morning, Revelers! We are kicking off the New Year’s Eve celebration in style with our House Extended Playlist, and two live New Year’s Eve shows from two of our favorites!

We’ve got five hours of very inspirational music for you!

Here’s your New Year’s Eve line-up:

9:00 a.m. #BecomeUngovernable House Playlist: Various Artists

The music that makes up the greatest part of our DNA, including songs from Barry McGuire, The Beatles, The Temptations, CSNY, Pink Floyd, Peter Tosh, Edwin Starr, The Rolling Stones, The Animals, The Chambers Brothers, Buffalo Springfield, Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Byrds, Donovan, Jimmy Cliff, Cat Stevens, The Association, Marvin Gaye, The Band, Arlo Guthrie, George Harrison, Joni Mitchell, Nina Simone, and more!

7:00 p.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: The New Year’s Eve Concert Live at The Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, December 31, 1978

They were just musical babies here, but they were kicking ass and taking names. There are many reasons why TPATH is one of our House Bands, one of them being that they’re one of the best live performers on the planet. This concert is one for the books.

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at the Closing of Winterland, San Francisco, December 31, 1978

Meanwhile, back in San Fran, the Dead was closing one great venue at Winterland. We give you a special edition of LIVE DEAD! tonight to help ring in the New Year.

There’s nothing like good music to help ring in a new beginning and, hopefully, better fortunes for all of us in the New Year. In the meantime, stay safe and push the button below. OK?

We’re at Midweek Once Again With Our ‘Music From Laurel Canyon’ EP and Little Feat ‘Live’ From Beantown, Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! Here we are again at midweek, and we’ve got our EP of the artists who pushed the limits of popular music from Laurel Canyon as well as some great ‘live’ Little Feat!

Today we’ve got music from Laurel Canyon!

Here’s your midweek line-up:

10:00 a.m. Music From Laurel Canyon: Various Artists

The musical energy from Laurel Canyon was a force to be reckoned with and spanned two decades of music. All of these artists were communal neighbors and fed off each other’s creativity. You’ll be hearing The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, The Mamas & The Papas, The Doors, The Monkees, The Lovin’ Spoonful, Jackson Browne, Joni Mitchell, CSNY, Neil Young, Manassas, John Mayall, The Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Canned Heat, J.D. Souther, Carole King, The Eagles, James Taylor, and more! It’s more than four hours of uninterrupted musical nirvana.

7:00 p.m. Little Feat Live at The Orpheum Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts, October 31, 1975

One of the greatest bands of all time is live from Boston in this set, and I’m pleased to say that I was in attendance for this one. They’re a little bit swamp music, a little bit blues, a little bit country and a whole lot of rock n’ roll. They’re also a Mermaid Lounge favorite.

Before, in between, and after our programming we’re on wide Open Stream 24/7. We’ve got so much music you’ll be hard pressed to hear a repeat in a given day. It’s a great day to tune us in, as we continue to say. We hate to sound like a, well, broken record. So, push the button below and see for yourself.

Today We Are ‘Out In The Cold’, Listening to New ‘Live’ Neil Young, and Put Johnny Rivers In The Spotlight, Monday, December 27, 2021

Another Monday rolls around as we approach the end of this year, but we’ve got you covered musically, my friends with some vintage stuff today.

We’ve got some ‘live’ vintage Neil Young & Crazy Horse today!

Here’s your Monday, Monday line-up:

11:00 a.m. Out In The Cold: Various Artists

We kick it off with a great, multi-artist playlist all about the weather. We’ve got songs with references to the weather — inclement or otherwise — in the title or lyrics. Or both. You’ll hear Carole King, James Taylor, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Albert King, The Marshall Tucker Band, Linda Ronstadt, Martha & The Vandellas, Tom Rush, Dr. John, Electric Light Orchestra, Neil Young (speak of the devil), Cream, Bill Withers, Johnny Rivers, and more!

3:00 p.m. Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Live at The Cow Palace, San Francisco, October 22, 1978 NEW!

Great bands never die. Crazy Horse, for example. Young’s new album with Crazy Horse, Barn, is out now and will be our Album of The Week very soon. In the meantime, we’ve got a great, vintage live performance dating back to 1978 at the Cow Palace from the Cortez The Killer tour. It’s new to the station, so tune it in!

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Johnny Rivers

We haven’t streamed this one in a while, and we here in The Mermaid Lounge consider Johnny Rivers an underrated musical entity. He was a hit machine during the sixties and seventies, and his live performances at the Whiskey are legendary. Today, we put him In the Spotlight where he belongs.

What better way to kick off a Monday? We’ve got great music coming your way, all totally free with no commercials and no chatty DJ’s to suck up all the air in the room. All you need is a tab and an index finger. Trust me.