Twirl Radio #795: Arrica Rose and Adam Waltemire

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
Blake Jones & The Trike Shop | My Soft Rock Girlfriend | Single release
Lannie Flowers | Everything A Man Could Want | Single release
The Taters | Thingamajig | Taters Party!
Natalie Cortez & The Ultraviolets | She’s Better | Stupid Fresh Or Stupid Bad
Steve Walsh with Jerome Mazza | Born In Fire | Black Butterfly
Maxi Dunn | The Neglected Gambit | The Neglected Gambit
Ben Swidenbank | Girl (Leave That Animal Tonight) | Uncovered

Arrica Rose interview
Arrica Rose and The …’s | When You’re Gone | Low As The Moon
Arrica Rose and The …’s | Whole Lotta Lows | Low As The Moon
Richard X. Heyman | And Then | Incognito

Duncan Faure | The Day That I Found Love | 4
Plasticsoul | Therapy | Therapy
Chris Church | Bell The Cat | Limitations Of Source Tape

Adam Waltemire interview
Lisa Mychols | Looking Out My Backdoor | Commotion (forthcoming CCR tribute)
Gretchen’s Wheel | Effigy | Commotion (forthcoming CCR tribute)
Lannie Flowers | Wrote A Song For Everyone | Commotion (forthcoming CCR tribute)

My Little Hum | Rise Over Run | Remembering Houses
The Welcome Matt | My Town | More Empire Days


Today’s Twirl Radio was a pretty big show: a doubleheader interview, and a not-quite-released track from the founder of Kansas!

We kicked things off with a return visit from California-based singer-songwriter Arrica Rose, whose great new album, “Low As The Moon”, just came out this month. The record truly showcases her vocals and rockin’, yet dreamlike songs. She and her band, “The …’s”, are going to be performing a couple of live shows in the next couple of weeks, one in L.A. and one in Oakland.

Then we chatted with fellow DJ and radio brother Adam Waltemire. I’ve known Adam for the better part of a decade, and have admired his show, Pop Garden Radio, from near and afar. He’s a native of Florida, and he just made it through Hurricane Irma as it blazed through his home state. It knocked out a good part of WMEL, the station that airs Pop Garden Radio each week. Due to the situation, his show won’t be airing for a bit, so we checked in to find out what’s going on with him. As it turns out, Adam’s been working on putting together a compilation album that pays tribute to the music of Creedence Clearwater Revival. Several of today’s indie artists recorded some amazing covers of CCR songs, and Adam plays a few on today’s show!

And if that weren’t enough–we got to play a new track from Steve Walsh (founder of Kansas)! It’s a duet with Jerome Mazza of Pinnacle Point, and it has a really great, energetic sound. We were privileged enough to get ahold of this track nearly two months ahead of the release date of the forthcoming album Black Butterfly. It comes out worldwide on November 10th, and in Japan on November 21st, on Escape Music.


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