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Ridgewood Radio features concert recordings by adventurous bands and experimental musicians and restored archival tapes from private and institutional collections captured at venues large and small across the five boroughs of New York. It is produced by David Weinstein and Outpost Artists Resources operating out of the Ridgewood section of Queens, NY, where you'll find more yellow bricks than on the road to Oz and the cemetery of your choice is never more than a few blocks from home.

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Options April 10, 2019: Plucked

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Plucked, a special edition dedicated to the guitarist, critic, publisher, and activist, Davey Williams,
with music by Jessica Ackerly, Janus Trio, Mary Halvorson & Thumbscrew, Zeena Parkins & Green Dome,
and a recently unearthed 1989 duo recording of Davey Williams and LaDonna Smith.

Artist Track Album Label Year Comments
Miles Pratcher & Bob Pratcher  Joe Turner   Options Alan Lomax: Blues Songbook  Rounder Select  2003  Fiddle – Bob Pratcher; Vocals, Guitar – Miles Pratcher. Probably 1959. 
Malawi Mouse Boys  Kulira Kwambewa (The Crying of the Mouse)   Options Forever is 4 U  Omnivore Records  2016  Ridgewood Radio Theme https://lovesupportunite.org 
Music behind DJ:
David W 
Flowers   Options Ridgewood Radio Noise Library  Beautiful Drummer  2019  Guitars 
Janus Trio  Concert Recording   Options Roulette Concert Series  Roulette Archives  13 Oct 2006  Amanda Baker (flute), Beth Meyers (viola), and Nuiko Wadden (harp) performing Toru Takemitsu's Toward The Sea (1981); Keymaster, by Alarm Will Sound’s Caleb Burhans; and All Collisions End in Static by Irish composer Linda Buckley. 
Meg Baird & Mary Lattimore  Between Two Worlds   Options Ghost Forests  Three Lobed Recordings  2018  A deep space jam with Lattimore's harp and folk singer and fingerstyle guitarist Baird. 
Zeena Parkins & Green Dome  Cyprus Lace   Options Thinking in Stitches  Casestudy  2019  Zeena Parkins – composer/harpist; Ryan Ross Smith – piano/electronics/programmer; Ryan Sawyer – drums. 
Jessica Ackerley  Concert Recording   Options Fire Over Heaven series  Outpost Artists Resources  21 Feb 2019  Solo by Canadian guitarist and composer, also with GOLD DIME and Jazz Bra's Dot Com. 
LaDonna Smith & Davey Williams  Concert Recording   Options Roulette Concert Series  Roulette Archives  17 Nov 1989  The violinist and tactical vocalist Smith with master improviser/guitarist Williams who died this week. 
Thumbscrew  Concert Recording   Options Roulette Concert Series  Roulette Archives  12 May 2016  Record release show for Convallaria by the cooperative trio of Mary Halvorson (guitar), Michael Formanek (double bass), and Tomas Fujiwara (drums). 
Music behind DJ:
B.B. And Six Others 
Old Alabama   Options Blues From The Big House  IODA  1947  Recorded for the Lomax Archives at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman. 

Davey Williams and LaDonna Smith

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 4/10/19 3:02pm chresti:

Hello Ridgewood! Hello David!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/19 3:02pm david w:

Hiya, chresti!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 4/10/19 3:06pm listener james from westwood:

How do, plucky DJs!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/10/19 3:08pm Webhamster Henry:

Harp music: Alice Coltrane, Zeena Parkins, Elodie Lauten...
Avatar Wed. 4/10/19 3:12pm david w:

Hey, james and WebHen. Good choices there. Some will be rewarded today.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 4/10/19 3:17pm steveo:

flute + viola + harp + ridgewood = WOW (& HI)
Avatar Wed. 4/10/19 3:19pm david w:

steveo, glad to please.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/19 3:28pm northguineahills:

From the liner notes of Loren Boyer's 1998 Instransitive Recs release, "Des Parasites Risquent de se Produire".(Penned by Davy Williams) "I was asleep in the passenger seat of his car. He was taking me to 'a-for-your-own-gold' place located alongside one of those incredibly deep, azure-tinted cold water sinkholes that occur for some reason in central Florida. Je told me the water came from somewhere in Canada
I remember seeing his guitar in the back seat and wondering if my own instrument was OK. I had left it in the trunk and was wishing I had up front w/ me in the car. Later we waded in a stream w/ a couple of casserole dishes and found no gold at all. Although, in the parking lot, we found a $50 bill. The we drove to the gig and for some reason I rode part of the way on the hood of Loren's car <con't>
Avatar Wed. 4/10/19 3:30pm david w:

Precious. Thanks, ngh.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/19 3:33pm northguineahills:

We were on a gig together in Tallahassee during the Christmas holidays. This meant that we had an audience of six living humans and two walking dead. At the end, Loren and I played together: strangely lively and complex music that sometimes has that duo thing where tow voices kind of mutually self-multiply into some complez music that sometimes had that voicing (which is a strong constituent of Loren's playing anyway). <con't>
Avatar Wed. 4/10/19 3:35pm david w:

To quote steveo, wow.
  Wed. 4/10/19 3:36pm Mark R:

Man this Janus Trio is some far-out, intense shit! Love it!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/19 3:37pm northguineahills:

It was during this playing in fact that one of the walking dead came to life. However, this was countered almost immediately when two of the living humans defected to the walking dead. A short while later, the revitalized walking dead found a %50 bill on the sidewalk outside. Somehow, Loren talked the guy into purchasing some nice single malt whiskey. <con't>
Avatar Wed. 4/10/19 3:37pm david w:

Yes, Mark R! They hunt for the meaty stuff.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/19 3:40pm northguineahills:

At this point, I must point out that certain of these events have not yet occurred. Setting this troublesome detail aside for the moment, though, I can tell you that when this not-yet-existent incident took place, we were watching a terrific train wreck take place in front of us. Even though there were neither tain tracks or tains anywhere in sight. Loren and I were sitting in lawn Chairs. <con't>
Avatar Wed. 4/10/19 3:42pm northguineahills:

"YOu know", he remarks, "You've heard this song before", I was shocked - or would be shocked to find where I heard this song before was on this very CD. Which did not exist when I first will have heard of it,, no doubt in some moment or other. </end>
Avatar Wed. 4/10/19 3:43pm northguineahills:

That was one size 3 font, I think my eyes are dead now.... (my Davey Williams tribute).
Avatar Wed. 4/10/19 3:44pm northguineahills:

I used to play w/ Loren before I moved to nyc....
Avatar Wed. 4/10/19 3:45pm david w:

Well. thank you ngh. For hammering out a great story that illustrates Davey's music head very well.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/19 4:08pm TDK60:

Avatar Wed. 4/10/19 4:09pm david w:

Yay! TDK60!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 4/10/19 4:22pm steveo:

really lovely
Avatar Wed. 4/10/19 4:24pm david w:

They were a delight, without exception.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/19 4:27pm david w:

The surprises, the humor, the symbiosis, joy, and courage. Remarkable.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 4/10/19 4:36pm nostrangerer:

OMG. Can't believe I'm late to another party. Not aware of Davey Williams until today and now I feel I'm lamenting and reveling in the creations of a cousin I didn't know about. Until today.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/19 4:39pm david w:

Ah, nostrangerer. We've all missed one fabulous thing or another somewhere somehow sometime. Lots of Davey out there to hear, forever!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 4/10/19 4:40pm steveo:

woah thumbscrew is playing tonight in brooklyn
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 4/10/19 4:42pm nostrangerer:

@NGH That you for the text. Now I have to get that Boyer CD (i.e. not get digital files) so I can have the liner notes. I assume it is BYOMG bring your own magnifying glass...
Avatar Wed. 4/10/19 4:42pm david w:

thanks, steveo. great players of course and fine writing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 4/10/19 4:43pm nostrangerer:

...Thank you for the text...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/10/19 4:47pm Jeff Golick:

Sweet sounds, @david w.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/19 4:48pm david w:

Jeff! Thanks! Sweet indeed!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 4/10/19 4:49pm nostrangerer:

And thank you for the sounds.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 4/10/19 4:50pm steveo:

thank you for this marvelous show; condolences to all who knew and loved Davey.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/19 4:53pm david w:

Thanks, steveo, nostrangerer and all you lovelies. This felt good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 4/10/19 4:54pm chresti:

Thanks David!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/19 4:54pm david w:

And chresti, always!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/19 4:54pm northguineahills:

Thanks, David!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/19 4:55pm david w:

ngh, you were a wonder today!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/19 4:56pm northguineahills:

no problem, nostranger, it's the first thing I thought of when I heard the news, and I was home and knew david's show would be perfect for it. Loren gave me many stories touring w Davey.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 4/10/19 4:56pm doctorjazz:

Thumbscrew, glad I caught therm! Hi (and bye...)
Avatar Wed. 4/10/19 4:57pm david w:

djazz! also glad!
Avatar Wed. 4/10/19 4:58pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Come hither for Lush Field Recordings Blend! Sound collage. wfmu.org...
Avatar Wed. 4/10/19 4:59pm geezerette:

Hello, David and Ruth and all!
My brain is happy when I feed it RR.
Avatar Wed. 4/10/19 4:59pm TDK60:

Remember do not pluck flowers, but pluck a mandolin. // Thanks David.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 4/10/19 5:00pm listener james from westwood:

Avatar Wed. 4/10/19 5:01pm david w:

geez, 60, james! thanks!
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