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CrossTracks - October 12, 1999

Host: Richard H. Fox
Email: foxy@foxy.net

In Studio Interview: The Westerleys - Web Site

Today's guests, visiting from the San Francisco Bay Area, were The Westerleys, a trio made up of Nancy Terzian on vocals, Doug E. Blumer on vocals and guitar, and Rob McCloskey on bass. The Westerleys have been a hot item across the CrossTracks block. Today, we learned that live they are even more exciting. Nancy's pure yearning tones and Doug's understated dynamics blend into a powerful affect. No matter what the subject of the song, The Westerleys inspire joy, are uplifting, and gift a strong desire to dance. As writers, they each have a slightly different approach. Doug listens carefully to conversations and often finds songs from the interchange. Experience frames most of Nancy's songs, though books can provide a phrase that develops a lyrical idea. The vocals and Doug's fluid guitar playing are augmented by Rob's expressive and creative bass lines. There is a fine balance in The Westerleys, between contrasting voices, and between guitar and bass. They enjoy performing and that feeling is passed on to the audience. On an Autumn morning with the leaves are beginning to glow as only in New England, The Westerleys put a bounce in our step and a smile on our face to start our day here in MetroWorcester.

Artist - Recording - Label
Selections

 
> 6:00 AM Warm South Australian Good Morning Eases The Chill...
Compilation - Play Those Songs - SCALA
Zac Kingston: The Poet
Avra Velis: Now About You
David Robinson Monday, Bloody Monday
Lesley Kidd: Who Are You?
tj brown: Strangers
[ to order:  http://www.senet.com.au/~scala/004.htm ]

 
> 6:23 AM A Set You Can Gambol On...
Various Artists - Boston Jazz '96 - VEE Jazz
John Stein: Hustle Up!
Wendy Conrad - Ghosts That Aren't Mine - GoGirl!
2 Doors Down
Don White -  Rascal - Lyric Moon
Megabucks (The Lottery Song)
Darryl Purpose - Traveler's Code - Tangible
Child Of Hearts
Lonnie Brooks - Roadhouse Rules - Alligator
Roll Of The Tumbling Dice
Trish Murphy - Rubies on the Lawn - Doolittle
These Boots Are Made For Walking
Various Artists - The Beat Generation - Rhino Word Beat
Ken Nordine: Hunger Is From Within  ***
Sam Shaber - Perfect - Brown Chair Records
Perfect
Jane Ira Bloom - Art And Aviation - Arabesque Jazz
Hawkins' Parallel Universe

 
> 7:00 AM Truth Can Be Evident Or Lost On A Whim...
Jessica Schoenberg - Humanisms - Sway Gypsy Records
These True Things
Lester Young - The Lester Young Story Volume 1 - Columbia Jazz
He Ain't Got Rhythm
(with Billie Holiday)
Various Artists - Niagara - Shooting Gallery Records
Lucinda Williams: Sharp Cutting Wings (Song To A Poet)
Tim Mason - Bloodlines - Indie
Pony Rider  ***
Caroline Aiken - Live Bait - Glutton For Publishment
Inside Out
Big In Iowa - Twisted - Indie
Rae Jean
Alastair Moock - Bad Moock Rising - Bad Moock Rising
Woman Like The Wind
Andrew McKnight - Where This River Runs - Falling Mountain Music
Big Sky Town

 
> 7:30 AM Words Hatch Revelations Carried On Music's Wings...
Leon Lee Dorsey - The Watcher - Landmark Jazz
Miles
Garnet Rogers  - Night Drive - Snow Goose Songs
Never So Lonely
Bessie Smith - Nobody's Blues But Mine - Columbia
What's The Matter Now
BeJae Fleming - Red Cross Woman - Trailer Records
Iowa
JP Jones - Broken Open - Vision Company
In The Kingdom

 
> 7:45 AM Interview With The Westerleys...
The Westerleys - Live In Studio
Devil's Got Your Name
Emily Kaitz - Yuppie Scum - Pingleblopper Music
Yuppie Scum
The Westerleys - Live In Studio
Radio
Bob Woodruff - Dreams & Saturday Nights - Asylum
The Year We Tried To Kill The Pain
The Westerleys - Live In Studio
Graduation Day
The Wolf
Shake Russell and Dana Cooper - Love's Bright Campaign - Jalapeno Records
Bony Man
 
> 8:45 AM Austin Chaser With Twists Of Boston Blue & Virginia Breeze...
Jeff Talmadge - Secret Anniversaries - Bozart Records
Here's A Letter You Can't Send Back
Various Artists - Spoken Live! - Arula
Iyeoka Okoawa: Tangled up in Blue  ***
Sue Foley - Ten Days In November - Shanachie
Highwayside
Richard Buckner - Bloomed - DejaDisc
A Gauzy Dress In The Sun
Andrew McKnight - Where This River Runs - Falling Mountain Music
A Prairie Wind
 

 
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