Twirl Radio #775: Lindsay Murray (Gretchen’s Wheel)

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
R. Stevie Moore & Jason Falkner | I Hate People | Make It Be
Mod Hippie | Night Rally | Big Wow
Irene Peña | Shut It Down | Single release
Ruby Free | Owe To The Man | Shades
Maxi Dunn | Tangled Tree | The Neglected Gambit
Sparklejet | Northern Land | Phonovella
Allyson Seconds | Little World | Little World
Lindsay Murray interview
Gretchen’s Wheel | Blank Slate | Sad Scientist
Gretchen’s Wheel | The Price | Sad Scientist
Bud Rogers | Intercity Mars | Starman
Dada | I Get High | I Get High EP
The Armoires | Responsible | Incidental Light Show
Lannie Flowers | Give Me Another Chance | New Songs Old Stories
Jeff Powers | I Miss My Ball And Chain | If It Ain’t This It’s That
Gail George | Be Okay | The Barrio Sessions
Chandler Travis Philharmonic | Chandler Travis, King Of The World | Let’s Have A Pancake!
Duncan Faure | In The Right Place | Anthology
Blake Jones & The Trike Shop | Sun Up | Everybody’s Unplugged Except Martin
Blake Babies | Your Way Or The Highway | Earwig Demos
B. J. Thomas | Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head | Single release
Felsen | Self Medicate | Accidental Drowning
Natalie Cortez & The Ultraviolets | Take You Home | Stupid Fresh Or Stupid Bad
The Feelies | Gone Gone Gone | In Between


It’s hard to believe that it’s only been a little over a year that I’ve known Lindsay Murray, but in that time, she’s sent me three albums of top notch rock and roll. Ranging from alternative to power pop, Gretchen’s Wheel is right in my, er, wheelhouse! The recent Twirlie Award winner for Female Vocalist of the Year is also an accomplished lyricist and guitarist, and has done a fine job in producing her three albums. The newest release, Sad Scientist, is the most advanced and rocking album of the three. It showcases her impressive musicianship, and she teams up with some great collaborators from around the country. I would put this album on your must-have list!


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