On My Way Downtown / Lucero / Women & Work / 4:29
Been There Before / Possum Jenkins / Carolinacana / 3:12
All Things Being Equal / Hobart Brothers w Li’l Sis / At Least We Have Each Other / 3:29
New Orleans to Jackson / Beth McKee / Next to Nowhere / 4:44
Dirt Road / YARN / Almost Home / 3:28
Reckoning Lament / Lincoln Durham / The Shovel Vs. The Howling Bones / 3:11
Loving Me Like You Do / The Carper Family / Back When / 2:22
Ada, OK / Michael Fracasso / Saint Monday / 3:32
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Joel DaSilva talks about growing up in Rockford, Illinois, which is by the way the home of Cheap Trick. His mom says that Cheap Trick used to practice down the street from where he was born. Joel DaSilva’s Dad passed away when Joel was three and his mom moved them up to Chicago for a while and then they moved to Florida when he was 15. Joel DaSilva reports from Ft Lauderdale and status of the rainy season in Florida and tropical storm Debbie.
Joel DaSilva talks about the advantages of growing up in Chicago. He says that he got to see blues bands and rock bands. He’d paint a fake mustache on his face to get into the clubs. He especially remembers being caught at a Buddy Guy show but how it was worth it to get to see him
Joel DaSilva talks about starting his first band when he was about 18. But he sang with his back to the audience because he was too scared to face them.
Joel DaSilva sets up “Boogie Real Low.” He says it’s a straight ahead rocker that “rips your head off.”
[Calvin plays “Boogie Real Low” from the self-titled CD from Joel DaSilva and the Midnight Howl.]
Joel DaSilva talks about playing “Boogie Real Low” live and how he plays it a little differently live.
Joel DaSilva talks about some of his earlier bands from his rocakabilly/psychobilly days. He was in the Regulators which was a swing / jump blues band. Then he was in The Underbellies. He then joined the Hep Cat Boo Daddies for about 13 years.
Joel DaSilva sets up “Let’s Not Fight, Let’s Make Love.”
[Calvin plays, “Let’s Not Fight, Let’s Make Love” from the self-titled CD Joel DaSilva and the Midnight Howl
Joel DaSilva runs through the line up of the musicians on the CD. Joel talks about how he was able to include his father on the CD. He says that his father and mother used to sing along time ago. He took a snippet of his father’s guitar playing and includes it in the song “Heart of My Father.”
Joel DaSilva sets up “For Don” a tribute to his former manager who passed away.
[Calvin plays, “For Don” from the self-titled CD, Joel DaSilva and the Midnight Howl.]
Joel DaSilva talks about his upcoming tour dates and the movie score he’s working on.