Twirl Radio #814 – Amy Annelle

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
Wade Johnson | You Know It | Single release
The Bottle Kids | The Only Heart That I Can See | Let Me In On This Action
The Orange Peels | Running Away | Single release
Spygenius | Godfearing | Pacéphale
Maxi Dunn | Messed Up | The Neglected Gambit
Cult Of Wedge | Insomniac | Single release

Amy Annelle interview
Amy Annelle | Buckskin Stallion Blues | The Great Unveiling
Amy Annelle | Wild Geese From The West | The Great Unveiling

Bud Rogers | Intercity Mars | Starman
Lannie Flowers | Day Glow | Single release
Anton Barbeau | Magazine Street | Natural Causes
Lisa Mychols | Looking At The Sun | Altered Sweet: A Tribute To Matthew Sweet
Felsen | Private Airline | Blood Orange Moon
Piramid Scheme | Regular Guy | Get Rick Quick Too
R. Stevie Moore & Jason Falkner | I Hate People | Make It Be
The Big I Am | Tongue Tied | Single release
The Welcome Matt | The Man In The Golden Tower | More Empire Days
Duncan Faure | All At Once | Pronounced “Four-Uh”
Cootes Paradise | This Time (I’m Playin’ To Win) | Cootes Paradise
Chris Church | Understudy Blues | Limitations Of Source Tape
Robyn Hitchcock and The Venus 3 | Adventure Rocket Ship | Ole! Tarantula
Celsi, Bragg & Maitland | Own Sweet Time (Live) | The Road To Glasgow
Jody Porter | By Your Side | Pacifier


On today’s show, we celebrated a couple of things. We chatted with outsider folk singer-songwriter Amy Annelle, whose cover of Townes Van Zandt’s “Buckskin Stallion Blues” appeared in the Golden Globe Best Film, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”! We got to explore a bit of her album “The Great Unveiling” as well. And we celebrated the incoming flood of great new 2018 indie music! It was a thrill to play the first ever collaboration between Wade Johnson and John Borack, and to play a track from Lisa Said’s new band, Piramid Scheme! 2018 is looking pretty good from where I sit!


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