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Play With North Carolina Symphony In My Mind

The 72 musicians of the North Carolina Symphony under the direction of Grant Llewellyn serve their home state with over 175 performances each year, including 40 in schools.

We’ll hear a piece from their American Spectrum project on Deep Threes Radio #8. John Dancy of UNC-TV provides a glimpse of the orchestra behind the scenes in this first video.

Americana siren Tift Merritt came back home to perform with the Symphony in 2007. Here’s their rendition of her signature song “Tambourine”.

James Taylor appeared with the North Carolina Symphony and offered up his homage to the Tarheel State (and their neighbor to the south), “Carolina In My Mind”.

The orchestra reaches beyond the traditionalal boundaries of classical music to perform pieces with merit, regardless of their original purpose. Here is an outdoor performance of the “Chrono Trigger / Chrono Cross Medley” from Play! A Video Game Symphony, complete with rainfall and a rowdy gamer in the crowd.

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Everyone Knows It’s Down Right Tight

Smokey torch songstress Robin McKelle has been burning up the French jazz scene for the past several years. The Rochester, NY native is back home on a U.S. tour to support Mess Around, her latest album. One track will cap off a set on Deep Threes Radio #8.

Here’s a clip of Robin from April 2010 giving Paris something to remember her by with a rousing version of Leonard Cohen’s “Everyone Knows”.

From The Olympia in Paris from 2008, here’s Robin with Buddy Johnson’s “Save Your Love For Me”.

Big John Dickerson has been tearing it up from his base in Minneapolis for decades. We’ll get a taste of his blues, soul and rock influenced sound with his 1998 project with Blue Chamber, Arms Of The Blues.  Big John and Down Right Tight got a Mill City crowd jumping with their cover of Tower Of Power’s “Get Your Feet Back On The Ground”.

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Deep Threes Radio #7 Playlist

Part of the beauty of freeform radio is the ability to present music that is slightly askew. Your ears might be expecting “Big Yellow Taxi”, but you delight to discover a small yellow airplane, or better yet, an abstract sculpture of one…

In this digital age, music lovers have been liberated from collecting an entire album or just the single. We can dive into the depths of digital music libraries for those perfect pearls to add our string of playlists. The Deep Threes.

On this show, Electric Skychurch helps us see the light as Pan American charts a course for Nawang Khechong, Cinnamon Sphere and Hexedene to step out of the shadows. Plus, we shine the spotlight on a new live track from Blues Traveler. Enjoy!

Track NameArtistAlbum
1st Hour
RadiateElectric SkychurchKnowoneness
Derailleur, King Of The MountainApplianceSix Modular Pieces
The DreamerEuphoriaEuphoria
SnowdrownsthesaintIndexSky Laced Silver
Close My EyesHexedeneChoking On Lilies
There's A Storm ComingClaude BourbonThe Traveling Man
Rainwater SeaRobert HunterThe Sentinel
Kelly's Dream In The RainJ.S. KingfisherVesica Piscis
HorsesRahim Al HajThe Second Baghdad
Freedom In ExileNawang KhechongQuiet Mind
Kahea U'ilani (The Call Of The Universe)HapaIn The Name Of Love
Bill Malley's Barndance/Kilnamona BarndanceMartin HayesUnder The Moon
2nd Hour
Taking ControlAphex TwinDrukqs
Slow Tastes BetterCinnamon SphereHover
ESL For MachinesChris HaskettState Of The Union 2.001
Panzer: SyncophonyElizabeth PanzerDancing In Place
RemappingPan AmericanPan American
Magic CupGregory PorterWater
Memphis Monday MorningBobby "Blue" BlandMemphis Monday Morning
Lord, Lord, LordPinetop Perkins, Willie "Big Eyes" SmithJoined At The Hip
Carolina BluesBlues TravelerWarren Haynes Presents The Benefit Concert Vol. 3
Ilê AyêRandy BreckerRandy In Brasil

Thanks for listening!

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Don’t Be Blue, Everything Old Is Newt Again

Electric Skychurch kicks of revival #7 of Deep Threes Radio with some trancey meditation from their freshman experiment, Knowoneness. Here’s a clip from the 1999 documentary Synergy: Visions Of Vibe of the group raising their voices at a protest for the “Right To Dance”. Note that Newt Gingrich is packing a lot more weight these days.

Alt media veterans Cult Of The Dead Cow produced a love story made in toy land (and shot on location in someone’s backyard) as the video for Electric Skychurch’s “Endless Horizon”…

…and what better way for Blue Bear to make Robot Girl happy than to take her on a trip. Why not fly Pan Am’s non-stop, all-metal jet service on a sleek, new (for 1958) Boeing 707? Why not just jump in a freakin’ time machine?

Vranka offers up the perfect destination in her slide show about the “Quiet City”, as evoked  the group Pan American. More of their music on Deep Threes Radio #7.

So you’ve made it to a well-kept lawn in a city far, far away. But Robot Girl is still not happy. Take her to a concert and make a difference at the same time! Each December, Warren Haynes puts on The Christmas Jam to benefit Habitat for Humanity in usually quiet Ashville, NC. Blues Traveler is featured on the new album from the 2001 show, Warren Haynes Presents The Benefit Concert Vol. 3.

Holding your girl close during John Popper’s rousing harmonica solo on the aptly titled “No Woman, No Cry” is bound to get you some benefits, no matter how blue your bears are…

…why not make it a night on the town? Slip into a cozy little jazz club “Round Midnight” to catch Gregory Porter’s set.

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