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.

Tune in, Turn On, and Drop Out With ‘The Psychedelic Express’ EP, Our AOW, and LIVE DEAD! Later On, Saturday, January 22, 2022

Good Morning, Psychedelic Music Lovers! One of my favorite rock genres is in the limelight today. We’ve also got the final airing of Raising Sand, and LIVE DEAD! later tonight.

The Beatles fully embraced the psychedelic music sound, but they are just one of the bands you’ll hear today!

Here’s your Saturday line-up:

11:00 a.m. The Psychedelic Express: Various Artists

This is, without a doubt, one of our favorite EPs here in The Mermaid Lounge. As I recall, we had a great time expanding this from its initial version. You’ll hear Vanilla Fudge, The Chambers Brothers, The Beatles, The Electric Prunes, The Animals, Jefferson Airplane, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Blues Image, The Doors, Pink Floyd, Strawberry Alarm Clock, Cream, The Rolling Stones, Traffic, Dr. John, Procol Harum, Grateful Dead, The Velvet Underground, Donovan, The Byrds, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Kenny Rogers & The First Edition, the Crazy World of Arthur Brown, and more!

7:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Raising Sand by Alison Krauss & Robert Plant FINAL AIRING!

We say farewell to this great album this evening. Tomorrow morning when you roll out of bed, we’ll have a brand new selection for your listening pleasure.

10:00 p.m. LIVE DEAD! The Grateful Dead Live at The Coliseum, New Haven, CT, May 5, 1977 NEW!

We have another great soundboard recording from the ultimate road warriors here, and this time with their Wall of Sound. This is a new entry to our LIVE DEAD! series, and we hope you enjoy it.

Before, in between, and after it’s wide Open Stream. We are never off the air; we run 24/7 uninterrupted by commercial advertising or endlessly talking DJ’s. This is a labor of love, and we’re proud of the work we do here in The Mermaid Lounge. Tune us in.

Today We’ve Got New ‘Live’ Dr. John, Wendy Waldman In the Spotlight, and Drivin’ Songs Later, Monday, January 17, 2022

Good Morning, Music Lovers! It’s pouring rain and incredibly windy here in the Beantown area this morning. Makes me want to hunker down and listen to this great music we’ve planned.

We’ve got some great, live Dr. John music for you today from Ultrasonic Studios in New York!

Here’s Monday’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. Dr. John Live at Ultrasonic Studios, Hempstead, New York, November 6, 1973 NEW!

A great 20-song performance New Orleans’ Nitetripper, broadcast live by WLIR-FM in Long Island. This was when FM radio was king and we had all those great simulcast events going on. You’ll be seeing more of these as we move through 2022, but do not miss this one today. Dr. John is a NOLA legend.

3:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of Wendy Waldman

Not only is Wendy Waldman a critically-acclaimed recording artists, she’s also recognized as a writer of multi-platinum songs for other artists, a producer, a teacher, and a working musician. In the early 70s, when folk-rock was coming into focus, she started a band called Bryndle with fellow artists Karla Bonoff, Kenny Edwards, and Andrew Gold. They made one unreleased album, and then went their separate ways. The rest, as they say, is musical history. Wendy Waldman went on to make several great albums. She became friends with Linda Ronstadt, singing back up on several songs and going on tour with Ronstadt. Karla Bonoff made her mark as a songwriter, while Kenny Edwards and Andrew Gold joined Linda Ronstadt. I consider Wendy Waldman one of the most underappreciated figures in popular music. Listen and you will too.

7:00 p.m. Drivin’ Songs: Various Artists

Driving and music somehow just go together, and I admit that many of the songs on this particular playlist give me ‘lead foot’ when I’m on the open road. I really do have to be careful when I’m cruisin’ and playin’ the radio with no particular place to go. You’ll see what I mean when you hear the Doobie Brothers, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Grateful Dead, The Eagles, Emmylou Harris, Van Morrison, Chuck Berry, The Kinks, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Mudcrutch, Canned Heat, The Pretenders, The Byrds, Deep Purple, The Guess Who, Golden Earring, Little Feat, Bruce Springsteen, Linda Ronstadt and many more.

The beginning of a new week is upon us, and great music always makes a Monday a bit easier to take. We’re here 24/7, totally free, I promise. No endless DJ chatter. No credit card required. Do it.

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.

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!

It’s a Snowy Morning in the Beantown Area and We’ve Got ‘Travelin’ Fever’ in The Mermaid Lounge…Along With Eva Cassidy In the Spotlight Later, Friday, January 7, 2022

Good Morning, Music Lovers! Here we are on our first snowy morning of the season. It’s a great day musically to get snowed in. I am not that fortunate as I must dig myself out in the next couple of hours. But you, my friends, are all set for the day here.

Today we’ll help you get to know Eva Cassidy as we put her In The Spotlight.

Here’s your snow day line-up:

11:00 a.m. Travelin’ Fever: Various Artists

For some, there’s nothing like the lure of the open road…no ties, no roots, just going. It’s a popular subject in the music world as well, as you will see if you tune us in this morning. You’ll hear Jackson Browne, Dan Fogelberg, The Box Tops, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Canned Heat, Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen, The Who, The Eagles, Janis Joplin, Del Shannon, Guy Clark, Asleep At The Wheel, Jesse Winchester, Led Zeppelin, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Beatles, Linda Ronstadt, The Grateful Dead, Edwin Starr, The Marshall Tucker Band, Emmylou Harris, Little Feat, The Byrds, Willie Nelson, Arlo Guthrie, Carole King, Fats Domino, and many more!

7:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Eva Cassidy NEW!

Eva Cassidy is someone we here in The Mermaid Lounge are still getting to know ourselves. She was largely unknown outside of the D.C. area for most of what can only be called a very short career by most standards. She died tragically from melanoma at the age of 33. She moved in and out of various bands, did some time as an artist, and then returned to music. You can read more about Eva here. We are still sourcing more of her music, but felt as though we had enough to spotlight her, so we did. We promise this will be updated, but Eva has a beautiful and emotive soprano voice and she lends it wonderfully to interpretations of jazz, pop, folk and blues. We have a recording of her live at Blues Alley in Georgetown that we’ve played before. We’ll get it back on the programming circuit in the next several weeks.

What could be a better antidote to winter than getting socked in with great music? Why fret? Just push the button below. We promise it won’t cost you a penny. And we also promise no commercials or self-absorbed disc jockeys. Honest.

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’re at Midweek With Our New ‘Ode To Morning’ EP and The Pretenders In The Spotlight, Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Good Morning, Music Lovers! We have hit our midweek stride here in The Mermaid Lounge, and we’ve got a brandy new playlist for you all today! We are starting a bit earlier today!

We’ve got our brand new ‘Ode To Morning’ EP up first thing this morning!

Here’s your musical landscape for today:

9:00 a.m. Ode To Morning: Various Artists NEW!

We’ve been airing our ‘Here Comes The Night’ EP for a few months now. It’s about time we had our ‘Ode To Morning’ answer. We launch it today with what could be our most eclectic collection of artists ever, including Nanci Griffith, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Dusty Springfield, Linda Ronstadt, Townes Van Zandt, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Electric Light Orchestra, Harry Nilsson, Emmylou Harris, The Wallflowers, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Norah Jones, Todd Rundgren, Gordon Lightfoot, Willie Nelson, Jefferson Airplane, Harry Chapin, Three Dog Night, Fairport Convention, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Hot Tuna, Chris Hillman, Badfinger, Cat Stevens, Taj Mahal, Hoyt Axton, James Taylor and more!

You can check out the complete EP playlist under the Playlist tab. Just scroll to the bottom!

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

We haven’t aired this one in a while, and it’s high time we did. The Pretenders were formed in 1978 by kick-ass Chrissie Hynde, also the band’s primary songwriter and one hell of a guitarist. It’s a great way to close out the day’s programming

Before, in between, and after our programming, we have wide Open Stream under the thoughtful guidance of The Music Mermaid. And by the way, we won’t cost you a penny. Just push play.

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?

It’s ‘All About Blue’ Today, We’ve Got Emmylou Harris In the Spotlight, and CCR Live at The Fillmore, Monday, December 13, 2021

Good Morning, Music Lovers! Guess what? We have short(er) playlists too! We’ve got a great one today along with Emmylou Harris and Creedence Clearwater Revival to kick off your work week!

Here’s Monday’s line-up:

11:00 a.m. All About Blue, Various Artists

Hey, it’s not just about EP’s here in The Mermaid Lounge. We have all kinds of multi-artist playlists, including this one with the color ‘blue’ in the title, lyrics or both! You’ll hear from The Allman Brothers Band, Linda Ronstadt, Foreigner, Mudcrutch, Joni Mitchell, Jonathan Edwards, Taj Mahal, Bob Dylan, Electric Light Orchestra, Wings, George Harrison, The Band, Fats Domino, The Traveling Wilburys, Elvis Presley, Badfinger, and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers.

3:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of Emmylou Harris

Emmylou Harris’ career began back in 1969 and she is still on the move. During that time she has won 14 Grammy Awards, the Polar Music Prize (and many other awards too numerous to mention here), been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008, and was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Harris is rightfully credited with making country more accessible to a wider audience, and today we put her In the Spotlight.

7:00 p.m. Creedence Clearwater Revival Live at The Fillmore West, San Francisco, July 4, 1971

When I was young and dumb, I just assumed that these guys came straight out of the Louisiana Bayou. In fact, what we have are four guys from Berkeley who sounded like they came straight out of the Louisiana Bayou. They also just happened to make some of the greatest rock n’ roll on the planet. We love these guys here in The Lounge. Today we have the live from The Fillmore for your listening pleasure. Cook up some crawfish and shrimp and enjoy.

Here we are again. Yesterday we added listeners from India and today they seem to be back here again today. Argentina has also joined the crowd this morning as well. Where are you?