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Jan 30, 2016

Chicago bluesman Toronzo Cannon jumps in the backseat just as his Alligator Records debut, "The Chicago Way" is about to drop. He brings his resonator guitar along to play stunning acoustic versions of "Walk It Off," "Pain Around Me" and "Strength to Survive." We eat at La Unica in Edgewater. It's a supermercado...


Jan 21, 2016

Jon Langford is an artist's artist. He's a member of the Mekons, Waco Brothers, The Three Johns, Men of Gwent and an accomplished solo performer and painter. With a new Waco Brothers album on the way (Going Down in History) and an urge for encased meats, Langford jumped in the backseat to perform a couple songs, enjoy a...


Jan 14, 2016

Imagine being told you had a mass on your brain and that it had to come out immediately. Now imagine coming out of that surgery and not having control over one of your arms. That's what happened to childhood friend David Allen, who's had to take a new approach to his piano-playing career: He's now playing gigs...


Jan 7, 2016

This week's episode finds the Mazda 3 in Grayslake, IL for BBQ'D, a barbecue joint recommended by guest Tyler Wildey. Tyler's the man behind the insane sandwich shop Epic Deli, located in Johnsburg, IL. If you're looking to keep your New Year's Resolutions, don't go there. Or go there and live a little, for Christ's...


Jan 1, 2016

For this episode, James is joined by 88 Fingers Louie's lead singer Denis Buckley. They meet up at Taqueria El Tapatio on the west side of Chicago, which leads to discussions like: "There is grease just rolling down my hand," and "I feel kinda disgusting now." (For the record, the food was tasty.) They talk about 88FL's...