On Tuesday, April 16, I took over the DJ booth at WDVR 89.7 FM during Bill Kalke’s wonderful show, Hotel California. I had a wonderful time spinning tracks from my influences, and some of the great musicians around the country I’ve performed and collaborated with. I also played a few tunes live, new and old, and featured a brand new song from Hot4Robot, my art rock project with Dave Cahill, Evan Straley and Andy Janowiak.
The entire show is posted here.
Below is the playlist. One correction: I announced that the Jay Unger and Molly Mason song I played was “Ashokan Farewell”. That was incorrect. It was actually “The Lovers’ Waltz”.
- Ol’ Moose – Bone Dry River (America 90 Proof)
- Jay Unger & Molly Mason – The Lovers’ Waltz (The Lovers’ Waltz)
- Tha-Muse-Meant – Fool Proof Poof (Sweet Things)
- Alex Radus – Let the House Fall – Live
- Duende – Behind Closed Doors – (Duende Live @ Godfrey Daniels)
- Ian Thomas – Honey Can I Count On You? (Young Man’s Blues)
- The Decemberists – Los Angeles, I’m Yours (Her Majesty)
- LoveStarDeluxe – In Sepia Tone (Digital Killed the Analog Star)
- Dire Straits – Romeo & Juliette (Money for Nothing)
- Alex Radus – Cassini – Live
- Julia Mark – Gemeni – 3:37 (Gemeni)
- Emmylou Harris (Graham Parsons) – She (Luxury Liner)
- Alex Radus – Law of Lonesome Hearts – (Jewels & Tinware)
- Grady Hoss and the Sidewinders – Back to the Bottle (Over and Out)
- Alex Radus – Monongahela – Live
- Django Reinhart and Stephan Grapelli – Minor Swing
- Alex Radus – We Can’t Play Like Django (Jewels & Tinware)
- Hot4Robot – Made with Guns – (pre-release)
Alex will open for Brad Cole & Robinson Treacher at the The Roxbury Performing Arts Center on Sunday, September 16th at 4pm. Produced by Riverside Rhythm and Ryhme and sponsored by WXPN.
Tix available at https://skylandssongwriters.org/rr-r
May 5, 2018, Bethlehem, PA: Alex Radus (Lehigh Valley) and Julia Mark (Boston) trade songs and stories in the round at the Lehigh Valley’s premier listening room, Godfrey Daniels. Mark is celebrating the debut of her recent release, Gemini – a beautiful, must hear album!
Every ticket is a backstage pass at Godfrey’s – an intimate, quiet music venue where you can hear every note and lyric. It’s an oasis for musicians and music lovers. Join us!
Friday, September 1, 2017 – Alex Radus solo at the Riegelsville Inn. 8-11pm
Saturday, September 23, 2017 – 3rd Annual Riegelsville Brewfest on the Delaware! Alex Radus performs with Andy Killcoyne, Dan Manchester, Elliot Morris and other great local musicians. Mueller’s General Store & Kitchen. Fundraiser for the Riegelsville Public Library. 4-8pm.
Sunday, September 24, 2017 – Alex Radus Trio, Private Party
Friday, October 13, 2017 – Alex Radus Trio performs at Steel Stacks for Oktoberfest. Two sets! 6-7:30pm and 9-10pm.
Saturday, October 14, 2017 – Alex Radus Trio performs at 2017 Durham Community Day on the Village Green. 1:30 – 3:30pm
I am honored to announce my election to the Board of Directors of Godfrey Daniels. If you’re not familiar with Godfrey’s, to us locals it is the premier listening room of Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley. But in reality, Godfrey’s is an internationally known non-profit music venue that hosts intimate concerts with some of the best songwriters and performers on the circuit.
Although Godfrey’s is esteemed enough to attract big time artists, since its 1976 founding, Godfrey’s has remained true to another vision: encouraging aspiring regional talent and supporting our local performing arts community. I’ve personally benefitted from Godfrey’s commitment to locally grown music. My last band, duende, performed its final show at Godfrey’s – a fitting farewell. And the Alex Radus Trio released its first CD there. Both are unforgettable evenings for me.
Truth be told, my affiliation with Godfrey’s began before I even picked up a guitar. My uncle, Doug Anderson, was a founding member of the Razzy Dazzy Spasm Band, a Bethlehem, PA staple that included John Gorka, Richard Shindell and Russ Rentler. Most kids grew up hearing about the Beatles at Shea Stadium. I grew up hearing about my uncle and his friends at Godfrey Daniels.
Which goes to show that Godfrey’s is something unique – it’s local, it’s global, it’s personal, it’s generational. Godfrey’s provides us with something essential to the musical experience: the opportunity for musicians and music lovers to connect across a few feet of empty air. That connection is why we play. And it is why we listen. And you won’t get that at Shea Stadium.
I’m proud to be a part of the history and the future of Godfrey Daniels. We’re always here at 7 East 4th Street in Bethlehem, PA. Please come connect with us sometime. http://www.godfreydaniels.org
ART is thrilled to return to Godfrey Daniels, home of one of our Jewels & Tinware CD release parties back in September. Godfreys is the Lehigh Valley’s premiere listening room, with a rich history stretching back to its 1976 opening. Godfreys is consistently hailed by ART listeners as one of the best places to see our live show…which makes sense. Our songs are all about the subtleties – hearing the lyrics and music in Godfreys’ “pin drop” atmosphere takes it to the next level.
So, if you’re like me, and prefer your live music served without the barroom din, Godfreys is the place for you. Plus, the BYO keeps the atmosphere festive and easy on the wallet. Don’t be deterred by Godfreys ticket prices – it’s well worth it for the unique atmosphere and will actually be cheaper than a night at a bar.
We’d love to see you there. Playing Godfreys is like coming home. Let’s have a house party.
Dave Howell of the Morning Call interviewed me on Jewels & Tinware, stories behind the songs, upcoming gigs and more. Thanks to Dave and MC!
I’m honored to’ve been nominated for three awards for two different 2014 music awards ceremonies. And they’re both this weekend!
- Lehigh Valley Music Awards (March 8)
- Outstanding Album of 2014 – Jewels & Tinware
- Outstanding Singer/Songwriter of 2014 – Alex Radus
- 93.7 WSTW Homey Awards (March 6)
- Best Male Solo Artist of 2014 – Alex Radus
It’s cliche, but I’m honored just to be nominated. These ceremonies aren’t about individual players; they’re about celebrating the great music in the Lehigh Valley and Philly/Delaware areas. I feel incredibly lucky that there are such vibrant and innovative music scenes in my backyard. And of course, it’s nice to feel the love from time to time too!
Thanks LVMA and Homey Awards – and thanks to all of you for casting your ballots!