Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 by Rachel
You may be asking yourself, who is The 5th L? Well, they are a popular, local group that performs spoken word. Your next question might be, what is spoken word? Kat and I will leave that one to the experts. The 5th L came into the station a few weeks ago and gave us the full experience of what it means to be spoken word artists, how art and creativity can help kids growing up in the inner city, and even a performance. The group is comprised of the ever talented David “Native Son” Ross and Femi “The DriFish” Lawal (Pictured above, along with their children, Kat and Rae). The two hilarious and inspiring artists took us into their world and gave us a tour of their lifestyle, writing process and inspirations. Take a listen to the whole interview and get inside the heads of two insane, powerful artists, as well as enjoying an exclusive performance.
Here is the full interview from Kat and Rae’s time with the dynamic duo!
Monday, October 7th, 2013 by Rachel
The lovely and ever talented Sandy Asirvatham and ellen cherry, producers of the Pink Floyd tribute album Mobtown Moon, were celebrated for their triumph on Saturday, September 28th. Mobtown Moon received a standing ovation in their premiere performance of the Pink Floyd tribute, and it was well deserved. The night began with individual performances from artists who contributed to the album. We were graced with the musical interludes of June Star, The 5th L, and Naked Blue. In the second act, the musicians performed Dark Side of the Moon in it’s entirety. Featuring over 50 artists in the live show, including a full chorus, strings, brass, and spoken word artists, the live performance brought the house down at Goucher’s Kraushaar Auditorium. (more…)
Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 by Kathryn O'Brien
It’s a classic. It’s been admired and covered by musicians all over the planet. It’s Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon and now it’s Baltimore’s turn to re-imagine this legendary, 1973 album. With over forty musicians participating, each bringing with them their own musical genre, this album is sure to be an eclectic, musical experience. Collaborators and co-creators Sandy Asirvatham and ellen cherry have been at the center of this album since its inception.For over four years, these two talented musicians/composers have achieved the tremendous feat of combining musicians and genres from all walks of life to complete one epic album. Together, they have formed an album that features jazz, bluegrass, hip hop, classical and rock music. (more…)
Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013 by The Professor
Guitarist Ryan Mendez interviewed by Hillary Bowman ’14 – with our apologies for the bad phone connection…
Thursday, June 13th, 2013 by The Professor
On June 10, 2013, Ryan Nisley sat down with Foals drummer Jack Bevin at Rams Head Live for a quick chat about their album, tour and life.
Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 by The Professor
What if you recorded an album, and then never released it? What if 30 years later, someone handed you the master tapes and said, “this is good, you should do something with it.”? Well, Climbadonkey went from on the rise, to broken up back in the 1970s in Baltimore, leaving behind a full album recording that was never released. The guys in the band went on to form a lot of other good bands including the Ravyns and Crack the Sky, to name a few. Now, here they are, with a finished album from the good old days and a plan to reunite and tour behind it. (more…)
Tuesday, May 21st, 2013 by The Professor
Tim Tilghman, host of WLOY’s Radio RockonTour (Tuesdays noon-2pm), met up with Denny Laine (bassist for The Moody Blues, Wings, Ginger Baker’s Air Force and more) at his concert with The Cryers in Harrisburg, PA on Saturday May 18, 2013. Denny sang the Moody Blues first big hit “Go Now”, not a bad career opening act!
Thursday, May 16th, 2013 by The Professor
Walter Parks, solo artist, guitarist for the now-late Richie Havens, leader of Swamp Cabbage, and all around nice guy stopped by the station finally. We’ve only been trying to make that happen for 4 years… It seemed that something always came up when we tried to make it work so when we finally got the stars to align, I wasn’t going to let him leave after a few questions. Fortunately Walter (and his lovely wife Margo) stuck around for over an hour playing and talking.
Friday, May 10th, 2013 by The Professor
Bassist Dave DeMarco has played on a lot of different projects over his career. According to his website, Dave is only involved with 5 bands right now… Most recently he has been the bass player for Crack the Sky, one of Baltimore’s legendary bands that just released a new album. Dave stopped by the station on February 19, 2013 to sit down with Tim Tilghman on the Radio RockonTour show to play a bit and talk about his past, present and future projects. (more…)
Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 by The Professor
Woody Lissauer stopped by to chat and play some of his songs with DJ Chris Sweeney. Just ignore the bonus echo effect on the discussion… Woody routed everything through his pedal systems and it created an interesting effect on their chat. On the plus side the music sounds great!