WTMD is listener-supported radio from the campus of Towson University.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Weekend on the Radio Recap

Every Thursday morning at 6:20 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. Sam Gallant of the Creative Alliance shares with you all the cool happenings around town on Weekend on the Radio. In case you missed a detail about a specific event, here's the list for this week.

All Weekend Long:


  • Celebration; Dustin Wong; Sri Aurobindo; Microkingdom, G Spot 8 p.m.


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Kim Richey's Wheels Touch Down at TMD

The first time I heard “I’m Alright” by Kim Richey, the line, “Still shaky from the landing” entered my sub-conscious and I think of it now when I get off a plane.

The Zanesville, Ohio native probably experienced a turbulent flight or two commuting from her new home in London to Nashville, where she recorded another example of her exquisite penmanship, Wreck You Wheels.

She worked with in-demand producer Neilson Hubbard and co-wrote all the songs, something that she’s adept at doing.

“I love collaborating! When you find someone you really connect with, there’s nothing better,” she says. “A lot of my friends I met through writing songs like Chuck Prophet. When you write a song with somebody, you think of things you might not have otherwise. (But) when it’s not working, it’s like a bad blind date!”

Richey has a Midas touch for detail in her songs. But, her subtly works on other levels too.
“I love the space,” she says. “A lot of times people forget that it’s just as important as what you put in, the things you leave out. It’s like cooking. Sometimes when you first get into it, you want to put every good ingredient that you have into one thing. But, some of the dishes that are the best are the really simple ones.”

Tune in at 920am this Friday for a showcase in songwriting from Kim Richey on this weeks’ Morning Sessions.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

CD of the Week: As I Call You Down

Three songwriters walk into a studio. They have three days of recording time but nothing written. When Ben Harper, Joseph Arthur and Dhani Harrison left the studio, they emerged as a harmonious new group.

Fistful of Mercy's debut As I Call You Down may be an acoustic one-off, a la Monsters of Folk. After all, Harper's career alone has touched on folk, gospel and straight-ahead rock during the past few years. But the album rewards repeat listening with standouts like the title track and "Father's Son."

Fistful of Mercy perform at Sixth and I Synagogue in Washington, D.C., on November 16.