Some of the Fresno music scene during the big Fres-Cast!
This show was special. I’d been wanting to return to Blake Jones’ Whispermaphone Studios for some years now. This is the magic workshop/laboratory where all the Trike Shop albums are recorded. About half a decade ago, I did a sort of freelance, pickup radio show there. This time, operating under the auspices of Woody Radio, I grabbed a rare Saturday afternoon time slot, packed up my radio gear, and drove three hours down to Fresno. I had a great visit with my good friend and gracious host Blake, as we set up our gear, and got everything ready for this big show.

If it were just the two of us, that would have been pretty great–but alas, we had even bigger plans for the show. We decided to round up some of our other Fresno-area music friends for some chat and music, so our epic radio show included the likes of Tom Magill of Poplord, Victor Sotelo, Wade Krause, and Chris Estep of Sparklejet, Chelsea Jones, and Ron “Doc” Morse of Sedan Delivery, Guy Beard and the Lunch Wagon Romeos, and formerly of the Trike Shop. Blake and Chelsea each did a couple of songs live for us. And of course, we played lots of other great music, both related and unrelated to the Fresno music scene.

This was an epic, fun show. It proved that Woody Radio can take their show on the road when we put our minds to it. I hope to come to a town near you sometime soon. Let me know, and maybe we can make it happen!

Enjoy this special “Fres-cast”!

Artist | Title | Album
The Bobbleheads | Do You | Myths And Fables
Blake Jones & The Trike Shop | Sun Up | Everybody’s Unplugged Except Martin
Firehose | Flyin’ The Flannel | Flyin’ The Flannel
Freedy Johnston | Sincere | Can You Fly
Blake Babies | Your Way Or The Highway | Earwig Demos
Sunshine Boys | Only A Million Miles | Blue Music
Gail George | He’s an Exclamation! | Follow Your Bliss
Los Lobos | Will The Wolf Survive? | How Will The Wolf Survive?
The JAC | Jackson | Drugs Trucks & Jesus
Blake Jones & The Trike Shop | My Soft Rock Girlfriend | Make
Diplomats Of Solid Sound | Already Gone | A Higher Place
Trip Wire | Act Fast | Once & Always
Don Hawkins | So Much To Learn | Stutter Step
Pete’s Copter | Magic Circle | The Fowl Tone Sampler
Googen | Never Wanna Lose That Thing | The Fowl Tone Sampler
Poplord | Going To Los Angeles | Pre-release single
Poplord | Don’t Be Fooled By The Big City | Pre-release single
Tawny Thiele | Happy Together | The Fowl Tone Sampler
Poplord | I’d Fall Down | Full/Filled
Sparklejet | The Comeback | Beyond The Beyond
Sparklejet | Let’s Behind That Place | Beyond The Beyond
Victor Sotelo | Hey Paul! | Homeland Insecurities
Sparklejet | Somewhere Along The Way | Phonovella
Natalie Cortez & the Ultra Violets | She’s Better | Stupid Fresh Or Stupid Bad
Girls On Grass | Down At The Bottom | Dirty Power
Steve Barton | The Day My Baby Went Blind | Tall Tales And Alibis – album 3
Lannie Flowers | Give Me Another Chance | New Songs Old Stories
Blake Jones | Shake Your Dress | Live in studio
Blake Jones | Disentangled | Live in studio
Chelsea Jones | It Will Give You Peace | Live in studio
Chelsea Jones | I’ve Been Waiting | Live in studio
The Armoires | Alesandra 619 | Zibaldone
R.E.M. | Ignoreland | Automatic For The People

Bonus pics:

Blake Jones and Chelsea Jones with me.

With Tom Magill.

With Amber.


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