Chad Well’s Short Takes

Short TakesToday’s Short Takes come care of the Reverend Chad Wells.  He is in many ways a polymath — songwriter, artist, musician, tattoo artist, business owner, reverend and more. Chad is an accomplished musician with his band Cricketbows, as a duo with Aarika Watson (Wells & Watson) and as a solo artist. During the current Coronavirus challenge, he has been live streaming every day at 4pm on Facebook to share thoughts, reflections, live music and his honest concerns about the world around him. Part meditation, part emotional inventory, part agent provocateur, these videos have become widely viewed on Facebook.

Reaching out to Chad to ask if he would give us a few ‘Short Takes’ of music that he is listening to lately was an easy call for us to make here at YTAA. Take a few minutes and review his excellent recommendations!

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Alice CooperLove It To Death: This album is sheer perfection. It is a meticulously crafted Rock And Roll car crash. This is what I secretly wish Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust album sounded like (and I love that album).

 

 

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The Be Good TanyasBlue Horse: This album is like an amazing, fluffy, warm, cozy blanket that’s riddled with a subdued and subtly related – but vast, and epically varied – array of threads that run through it’s landscape. This should be positioned somewhere near The Cowboy Junkies Trinity Sessions…

 

sddefaultAnd On That note… Cowboy Junkies: The Trinity Session. In 1988 the Canadian band Cowboy Junkies released the most truly beautiful sounding and heart-string pulling album that ever was. Just a greatly matched bunch of musicians in a historic old church standing around one microphone playing the songs live. They play their instruments, they play the room, they play off of each other in the most beautiful, natural and liquid way. A desert island recording for me.

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And on an entirely unrelated but equally masterful note: Wall of Voodoo: Call Of The West. This album gets zero love. Because of their quirky style and their outlandish music video hit “Mexican Radio“, the band was dismissed as a novelty by most critics. But this album is just pure hot fire. Spaghetti western New Wave turns into wasteland noise-scapes and emotional electronic dirges flow into weird-pop masterpieces.

 

Many Thanks to Chad for sharing the music that he is listening to right now!your-tuesday-afternoon-alternative-color copy

Celebrating 13 Years with Live Music Recorded on YTAA

Tod Weidner playing the YTAA Studio!
Tod Weidner playing the YTAA Studio!

On Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative this week we have planned over an hour of local musicians who have played the YTAA studio over the past several years! Expect live music from Chad & Aarika of Cricketbows, Tod Weidner of Shrug, Tom Gilliam of Ghost Town Silence, Mack McKenzie, Manray, David Payne, OldNews, Charlie Jackson, The Nautical Theme and TEAM VOID!  This is part of our celebration of thirteen years of Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative!

Don’t be late. Set the alarm and join us from 3-6pm on Tuesday over at WUDR and 2-5pm on RevealCentral.com on Wednesday for a live music extravaganza over at YTAA!
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Video for all the Days – Cricketbows – Sea Green

“SeaGreen” from “Communion” EP (available everywhere September 8th, on Mosquito Hawk Records) Produced by Zachary Gabbard (Buffalo Killers) Recorded at Howler Hills Farm and Reel Love Studio in Ohio. Video Directed by Chad Wells/Wells Media.

CRICKETBOWS ARE: Chad Wells – Vocals, Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Banjo Aarika Watson – Vocals, Flute, Electric Mandolin, Tambourine Michael Bisig – Electric Guitars, Effected Horns Christopher Corn – Electric and Acoustic Bass, Bass Noise Kyle Sweney – Drums and Percussion

“A Cricketbows show is a religious experience.” – Mitch Mitchell (Guided By Voices, Mitch Mitchell’s Terrifying Experience)

MORE INFO ON CRICKETBOWS at these sites –

http://www.cricketbows.com

https://www.facebook.com/cricketbows

http://cricketbows.bandcamp.com

Tomorrow’s Show

On the show tomorrow – new music from U2, Alvvays Cricketbows, Iron & Wine, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Mack McKenzie, The Typical Johnsons, The Afghan Whigs, The War On Drugs, Dan Auerbach and Sick of Sarah! Some classics from The Undertones, The Replacements, and Shrug.

We will play a live track from Counting Crows and one of Dr. J’s favorite Billy Bragg songs! Join us from 3-6pm tomorrow on WUDR.

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New Show Means New Sonic Discoveries

recordsThis week on Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative, Dr. J is playing new music from Cricketbows, Manray, Lillie Mae, The Castros, Arcade Fire, Lioness, Jesse W. Johnson, Tomas Pagan Motta, The New Pornographers, Dearly Beloved, Dan Auerbach, Lia Menaker, The Afghan Whigs, Joe Anderl, Debra Devi, Alvvays, The War on Drugs, The Texas Gentlmen, Mare Island, Chain & The Gang, The Good Graces, Beach House, Vandoliers, Tigerdog, Shabazz Palaces, Salvadore Ross and more.  Because who does not want more music in their life?

twentysixteenAlso on tap for the program is a very cool cover of ‘You Spin Me Round’ from Gregg Stewart.  This sounds completely different than what Pete and the boys in Dead or Alive came up with.  And Mr. Stewart has an an entire record of covers from artists who passed in 2016, appropriately titled ‘TwentySixteen.’

We will also have some #LookingBackIndie from Van Morrison and Crowded House.  We are also continuing our quest to get one more show from Smug Brothers!  Say it with us “One! More! Show!”  And although everyone thinks that Madness — yeah that band! — has not put out new music since ‘Our House,” we have a cool song from a record that they released just last year!

Co ManAnd since attendance is mandatory at the Company Man Retreat on August 4th we have a few songs from Company Man in the set!   We cannot wait for our net worth to move from boring billions to terrific trillions!  Thanks CO man!

See you Tuesday, August 1st around 3pm over at WUDR.udayton.edu!

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Video of The Day: Cricketbows – Summer Festival Sky

unnamedOur featured video is of Cricketbows performing “Summer Festival Sky” at the Pure Acoustic show at Yellow Cab on Feb. 6th, 2016 in Dayton, Ohio.  This week on the show we premier the version of this song that is on their forthcoming Commnion EP (due out this September)!

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