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The lazy calm at the week's start. A few live performances included, but mainly music with an ear tilted toward string-driven things.
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March 13, 2006: My little thank-you to loyal WFMU supporters: The Chapin Sisters and Billy Bragg!
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|Robbie Basho||"The Golden Shamrock"||Guitar Soli||Takoma|
|Larry Yes||"Live Your Lovely Smile"||A Whole Lotta Skeletons||Discobolus|
|David Garland||"My Contraption"||Reveal||(self released)|
|The Mammals||"Do Not Go Quietly Unto Your Grave"||Departure||Signature Sounds|
|Teddy Thompson||"Frontlines"||Separate Ways||Verve Forecast|
Live performance by The Chapin Sisters
The Chapin Sisters, a sweet folk trio with gorgeous three-part harmonies dropped by to tape a live set for WFMU. Abigail and Lilly Chapin and Jessica Craven, are singing sisters who share the same mom. In addition to singing great three-part harmonies, The trio talked about growing up in a famous musical family.
|-CD: "Shady River"|
|-"Don't Love You"|
|-CD: "Toxic" (Brittany Spears)|
Live performance and chat with Billy Bragg
Acclaimed Brit-rocker/ activist Billy Bragg joined Irene on WFMU for a most engaging hour, chatting and playing a few live tunes. Infamous for his rambling 'raps' during the show, tackling everything from the failings of New Labour, to love, incontinence and Morrissey, Billy had just released a massive retrospective box set on the Yep Roc label. Bragg dropped by WFMU for some post-Marathon fun.
|-"Greetings to the New Brunette"|
|-CD: "The Marching Song of the Covert Battalions"|
|-"Way Down Yonder in a Minor Key"|
|-"There Is Power in a Union"|
-CD: "A New England"
|Germaine Desbonnet: Boellmann||"Heure Mystics Op.29: Entree"||Music for Harmonium||Musical Heritage Society|
|The Kitchen Cynics|
|The Last Town Chorus||"It's Not Over"||Wire Waltz||(self released)|
|Devendra Banhart||"Sligo River Blues"||VA: I Am the Resurrection: A Tribute to John Fahey||Vanguard|
|Mi and L'au||"A Word in Your Belly"||Mi and L'au||Young God|
|Peter Knight||"Lost for Words" /"An Ancient Cause"||An Ancient Cause||Shanachie|
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