Age Nowhere surprised Dr. J with a cover of ‘New Madrid’ from Uncle Tupelo’s last record Anodyne. The Jeff Tweedy penned song references The New Madrid fault which is south of St. Louis where Uncle Tupelo members Jeff Tweedy, Jay Farrar and Mike Heidorn grew up. The band hailed from Belleville Illinois which is across the river from St. Louis. The New Madrid fault is the location of one of the most powerful earthquakes in the United States. The line about rivers running backwards is taken from a result of the massive earthquake in 1812. Another line in the song was based on a prediction made by Browning that predicted a massive earthquake would strike the fault and surrounding area in 1990.
Allow us to set a scene. Imagine stepping in for a drink at a bar where Sticky Fingers era Keith Richards is hanging out with his Nudie Cohen Suit wearing pal Graham Parsons and a world weary Chris Robinson of the Black Crowes. They are all sitting in a booth commenting on the passing musical fancies of the day. That is the experience of Age Nowhere! Imagine a true double guitar attack from Identical-twin brothers Matt and Dan Spaugy paired with smoky evocative lyrics sung by Paul Monin propelled by driving drums from Seth Gilliam and pounding bass of Matt Terry. That is the experience of Age Nowhere.The band takes it’s nom de plume from one of the standout tracks on Dayton’s own Shrug‘s 2005 record ‘Whole Hog For The Macho Jesus.’
This week one of the youngest bands in Dayton joins a slightly older — shut up with your judgement — Dr. J on Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative. In the spring of 2017, five friends got together with the goal of creating catchy, funky, rock and roll. From that musical inspiration, Freight was born. The band is known for high energy, genre crossing, odd time signatures, blended with driving rock and roll. In the spring of 2018, Freight released their debut album, “Start the Night Off Easy” under Gem City Records which you can listen to on spotify. Their sophomore album is in the works for everyone.
You should make some time to join us on Tuesday as Freight joins us in the studio to play some acoustic tunes and chat about their first and making second records on Tuesday, May 7th from 3-6pm on WUDR on 99.5 & 98.1fm and online at wudr.udayton.edu! See you there music lovers!
Hungry? For music that is! One of the most exciting music duos in the Dayton Music Scene are Biscuits and Gravy. This exciting group is one half Cherry Lee & The Hot Rod Hounds care of Ms. Cassandra Lee Barker and second part Mr. Harold Hensley ‘The Golden Voice of Dayton Roots Music’ and member of The Repeating Arms! They will come on the program this Tuesday, February 26 and talk about recording, their upcoming record and play a few songs live in the studio as only they can!
They have amazing harmonies and sing with a beautiful feel that few possess. Join us for Biscuits and Gravy with a side of musical goodness.
Tuesday 3-6pm on your internet dial at wudr.udayton.edu and on the old timey radio air waves at 99.5 & 98.1fm. Photos courtesy of the artists.
In advance of the latest Smug Brothers record, Attic Harvest, available now on bandcamp, iTunes, and Spotify courtesy of the fine folks at GasDaddyGo! You can chat with them on twitter and Facebook! And hey picture lovers, they are also on Instagram! Many thanks to the one and only Don Thrasher for being on the show! Enjoy.