Twirl Radio #784: Heather Trost

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
Maxi Dunn | Rescue Me | Single release
The Mysteries Of Life | Bad Advice | Bad Advice
Lisa Mychols | The Man With The Golden Gun | Songs. Bond Songs.
Cirrone | All Right All Night | Kings For A Night
Edward Rogers | 20th Century Heroes | TV Generation
Jason Falkner | I Live | Presents Author Unknown
Sparklejet | Northern Land | Phonovella
Gail George | He’s An Exclamation! | Follow Your Bliss!

Heather Trost interview
Heather Trost | Agistri | Agistri
Heather Trost | Agina | Agistri

Nick Lowe | Without Love | Labour Of Lust
Gretchen’s Wheel | Blank Slate | Sad Scientist
Duncan Faure | Man Of A Thousand Dreams | Pronounced “Four-Uh”
Plasticsoul | Babylon | Therapy
The Welcome Matt | My Town | More Empire Days
Lisa Said | Peel The Moon | Estranged
Irene Peña | Not From Around Here | Single release
Lannie Flowers | Kiss A Memory | Single release
Richard X. Heyman | Everybody Get Wise | Incognito
Yolanda Cazessus | Bed Of Thorns | Single release
Blake Jones & The Trike Shop | Sun Up | Everybody’s Unplugged Except Martin
Natalie Cortez & The Ultraviolets | Take You Home | Stupid Fresh Or Stupid Bad
Matt North | I Sold It All | Above Ground Fools
Ruby Free | Owe To The Man | Shades


On today’s show, we meet musician Heather Trost. Heather hails from New Mexico, and has spent time all over the American West and in Europe. She sees music visually, and that’s reflected in her great new solo album, Agistri. Her soundscapes paint musical pictures of such diverse places as the New Mexico desert and the islands of Greece. You can almost hear the sun and wind as she creates with her vintage collection of keyboards. Her other band is A Hawk and a Hacksaw, where she plays violin. All in all, a compelling listen. Check out for more info on Heather and Agistri.


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