Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Barry Thomas Goldgerg's XMas Hanukah Solstice Festivus Kwanzaa Bash on "Live From Studio 5!"

By Brian P. Rubin

Last week on “Live From Studio 5!” local music legend Barry Thomas Goldberg swung by KFAI to lead the fourth annual holiday party featuring his tunes. He was joined by plenty of friends—so many friends it’s hard to keep track!—who played some of his songs, some classic holiday favorites like “White Christmas,” and a few originals as well.

One such group was Patches and Gretchen, a Minneapolis trio that may fit into the “art rock” description. Patches and Gretchen belted out a few original songs, like “Roly Poly,” and kept the night’s festive mood rolling right along.

Local singer-songwriter Lonnie Knight also came by to sing a few tunes, like "Ragpicker's Dream," and he gave the whole evening a mellow, fun feel. 

The show was led, as ever, by Cher Dial, Dew Glass, and Doug the Thug, and a good time was had by all. You can check out the full broadcast on the show’s forever archive right here.

Happy holidays! See you tomorrow night for the Christmas Day episode of "Live From Studio Five!"

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