Twirl Radio #774: Daniel Trigger

After ten years at a National Public Radio station in Chicago, Mike Lidskin returned to California in 1997 and created Twirl Radio, a weekly two hour radio program which features the finest independent music and artists from the rock era. Mike’s on a mission to not “just spin rock music, but to educate listeners about this vital art form.” Indeed, he doesn’t just announce the songs, but gives histories about some of the artists, the albums, and the songs themselves.

You can catch Twirl live each Saturday afternoon, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM PST on Sacramento’s Voice, KUBU 96.5 FM, and archived right here, as well as at If you haven’t headed into your Saturday night with an earful of Twirl, you’re doing it wrong!

Artist | Track | Album
Freedy Johnston | Trying To Tell You I Don’t Know | Can You Fly
Lisa Mychols | He’s Got Me Dreaming | Single release
Lannie Flowers | Favorite Song | LIVE in NYC
Jimmy Catlett | Red, White And Black | Waiting To Fall Off The Earth
Maxi Dunn | The Neglected Gambit | The Neglected Gambit
Daniel Trigger interview
Daniel Trigger | Remember When | Single release
Daniel Trigger | Alive | Single release
Walker Brigade | DIsEASE | Therapy Animal
Milltown Brothers | Something Cheap | Slinky
Irene Peña | Not From Around Here | Single release
Duncan Faure | Lies And Promises | 4
Gretchen’s Wheel | The Price | Sad Scientist
Party Apple Peel | 315 | Single release
Felsen | Don’t Turn Your Back On Me Today | Breaking Up With Loneliness
The Mysteries Of Life | Bad Advice | Bad Advice
Identical Suns | Baby I’m Down | Identical Suns
The JAC | Persistent Man | Faux Pas
Girls On Grass | What They Wrought | Girls On Grass
The Click Beetles | Tell Me How You Feel | Wake Up To Music!
Bay Station | Be Kind | Go Out And Make Some
Bellygunner | Medicine | Machine Gun Built For Two


On today’s show, we welcomed British melodic hard rocker Daniel Trigger! His songs are pretty fantastic, and his soaring vocals make him a one of a kind presence. This was the first time he’s been on Twirl, and it was a live chat–all the way from Sacramento to the UK! Daniel made five of his acoustic rock demos available as an EP called “Right Turn”, and is kind enough to donate the proceeds to Marie Curie Cancer Care, a really worthy organization. Here’s some more info on Daniel, and you can purchase the EP right here:


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