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 http://www.twirlradio.com. If you haven’t headed into your Saturday night with an earful of Twirl, you’re doing it wrong!
Artist | Track | Album
Frank Black | Two Reelers | Teenager Of The Year
According To Bazooka | I Was Surprised | Where We Are Now
Maxi Dunn | Why Do I Want You? | The Neglected Gambit
Mike Collins & Kyle Vincent | Sign Me Up | Single release
Cirrone | All Right All Night | Kings For A Night
Steve Walsh | Dear Kolinda | Black Butterfly
Jerome Mazza interview
Pinnacle Point | Homeward Bound | Winds Of Change
Pinnacle Point | Winds Of Change | Winds Of Change
Banjo Bones | Cowboy Dreams | Cowboy Dreams
Sunshine Boys | Billy Boy | Single release
My Little Hum | Geography Lesson | Remembering Houses
Duncan Faure | Lies And Promises | 4
R. Stevie Moore & Jason Falkner | I Am The Best For You | Make It Be
Chris Church | Bell The Cat | Limitations Of Source Tape
Lannie Flowers | Everything A Man Could Want | Single release
Natalie Cortez & the Ultraviolets | You Dear | Stupid Fresh Or Stupid Bad
Heiskell | Abandoned Property | Emotional Terrorism
Gretchen’s Wheel | Left Turn | Sad Scientist
Matt North | Miss Communication | Above Ground Fools
Felsen | Private Airline | Blood Orange Moon
Bellygunner | Medicine | Machine Gun Built For Two
THIS WEEK’S GUEST:
On today’s show, we got to meet hard rocker Jerome Mazza, of Pinnacle Point! Jerome’s had a really interesting music career, having sung commercial jingles for such well known companies as Coors and Pizza Hut. His all time favorite musical influence has been Steve Walsh of Kansas.
Well, in this amazing musical year of 2017, two great things happened for Jerome. He started up his own band, Pinnacle Point, which is a transatlantic collaboration with Torben Enevoldsen, who lives in Denmark. Their debut album, Winds of Change, features Jerome’s soaring vocals and keyboards, Torben’s searing guitar work, propulsive drumming and some great violin interplay. It’s easy to hear the Kansas influences, yet Jerome and Torben bring their own sound to the mix.
One fine day, After Winds of Change was recorded, Jerome was awakened to a phone call, inviting him to work on Steve Walsh’s next solo album. After making sure he was really awake and not dreaming, he jumped into the process, singing lead vocals on three of the tracks and duetting with Steve on a fourth–a career peak for him, to be sure. On today’s show, we’ll hear a Steve Walsh track and a couple of Pinnacle Point tracks. www.jeromemazza.com