This week I’ve got another boatload of great (mostly) new Progressive Rock from Kenny McCormick, Red Bazar, The Room, Ed Wynne, Voices From The Fuselage, Manuel Schmid and Marek Arnold, Overhead, and The Enid! As if that wasn’t enough, there will also be a Progressive Discoveries segment with our friend and resident reviewer Dr. Rob Fisher, on a great project called Zeelley Moon! Patrick Molesworth of Zeelley Moon even provides some commentary!
This week’s Prog-Watch is a variety program with a few special features! There will be a little feature on Thomas Thielen and a sneak peek at the next “t” album called Solipsystemology! (Thomas loves those titles that just roll off the tongue, doesn’t he?) I also have a Guest DJ, Bill Dunaway of High Ridge, Missouri, USA! Bill checks in with some of his Prog Rock favorites, and I mix in a few newer tracks, as well. So in addition to the “t” music, you can expect a boatload of great stuff, new and old, from the likes of Bill Bressler, Yes, Duke 72, Vangelis, Red Bazar, Big Big Train, Dreamwalkers Inc, and Spock’s Beard!
THE PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW #289 (Playin’ What I Want To)
There comes a time when a DJ plays music on his show, simply because he wants to. Being the master of the realm, the DJ plays and the listeners… uh, listen.
Well, that’s really not the case with me, but, I will be picking the tunes this week… and I have no doubt you’ll find we have similar taste in music. So join me to listen to some of your soon-to-be favorites. ;o)
If you missed this week’s Prog-Watch, you can still listen HERE
On this week’s show we are catching up with the Jonses! Or at least one of the Joneses…namely, our friend Peter Jones of Tiger Moth Tales! Peter had a helluva year in 2016, from guesting on albums by Red Bazar and The Colin Tench Project, to live Tiger Moth Tales gigs with a full band, and even touring Japan as part of the legendary Camel! I caught up with him late last year and we discussed all of this and more. Plus, I play a lot of great music in between the chat, so in the words of Yoda, “miss it not!”
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