MOUNTAINWALKER (aka AARON BERG), WASTED WINE and J. MICHAEL KING bring some cosmic mystic Americana hip-hop, world-music exotica and down-home folk-blues to the RADIO ROOM on Sunday, April 14th!

What we got here is a unique opportunity to take in some out-of-the-box musical brilliance from three different performers, all with Upstate roots, in one night at the Radio Room on Sunday, April 14th.

J. MICHAEL KING



Things kick off at 7 pm with Greenville’s own acoustic blues badboy J. MICHAEL KING. J. Michael has a new CD in tow, Shake That Butter, an accomplished set of Piedmont blues in the time-honored style of Reverend Gary Davis, Blind Willie Walker, Josh White, and Pink Anderson. Earlier this year, J. Michael won the Jean Haney Folk Heritage Award, which was created by the state legislature in 1987 to recognize lifetime achievement in the folk arts.

 

AARON BERG: IS: MOUNTAINWALKER

“Genre-fusing outsider extraordinaire continues to raise the bar with his unorthodox sound …an alternate universe where Allen Ginsberg and Del tha Funkee Homosapien may very well be best friends.” – Itoro Udoko, from Nashville Cream; The Nashville Scene


Next up will be AARON BERG, aka MOUNTAINWALKER a Nashville-by-way-of-Greenville singer/songwriter who is an ace on bass, but is also a restless musical soul. Graham Parsons once called what he did, “cosmic American music,” and that’s a good fit for Mountainwalker, as well, even if it ain’t country-rock by a long stretch. There’s hip-hop here, there’s poetry, there are jazz-influenced time changes and folk-style intimacy, there’s hushed soul and fiery anger and wounded hearts and above all else, damn good tunes. Call it folk-hop, or just come see it and figure it out for yourself. You can sample his catalog by clicking HERE, or hit play below on this seductive slice of dark, funky wisdom, “Southern Smoke.”

 

 

WASTED WINE


Finishing out the night is the duo version of WASTED WINE, ie, multi-instrumentalists and world-music weirdos Robert Gowan and Adam Murphy. There’s no easy way to describe what Wasted Wine does. It’s sort of like if a band of European musical gypsys took their violins, bouzoukis and mandocellos and entered some sort of neo-psychedelic funhouse. There’s a lot of virtuosic playing and demented characters wailing away over ancient-sounding international folk music. It’s also a lot of fun.

It’s nice to see three such disparate, and vital, acts on the same bill at the Radio Room. So get yer butts to the dang show; it’s only $7! Click HERE for ticket info.

  • Marantz TT1060 semi-automatic turntable
    Here’s a nice entry level table that will severely outperform any newer table even close to it’s price point. The Marantz TT1060 is a semi-automatic table which means the tonearm will return to rest at the end of play.
  • Technics TT SL 1800 turntable
    Technics SL-1800 full manual direct drive turntable, circa 1977. This table is a heavy beast with a very strong motor. A new stylus has been installed on the Stanton cartridge and sounds fantastic. All tonearm features have been set correctly and the stylus tracks at a recommended 3 grams
  • Realistic Lab 430 Direct Drive Turntable
    Very nice inexpensive table with the benefit of direct drive (no belts to change) and auto return. The table has been thoroughly gone through and all features work as they should. A new elliptical stylus has been mounted on the Shure cartridge and balanced correctly.
  • Sonamp 260 from SONANCE
    Soooo nice! This super nice, modestly priced 100 watt per channel power amp has been all checked out and works great. It’s cost effective way to run lots of power!
  • Technics SL-210 full manual turntable
    The table has been thoroughly inspected and gone through with all features working correctly. This is a full manual table, simply turn the table on and move the stylus to the record surface, no auto features to adjust or be concerned with. The new stylus sounds great, is readily available and super affordable. A nice survivor from 1978!
  • SANSUI FR-D35 SEMI-AUTOMATIC DIRECT TURNTABLE
    A new stylus has been installed on the vintage AT cartridge and all features of the table work perfectly!
  • EPI A110 SPEAKERS: 2-way, classic bookshelf charmers! Sound great, woofers rebuilt like new!
    2-way, classic bookshelf charmers! Sound great, woofers rebuilt like new. Circa 1980’s Epicure Productions vintage feature 8”woofers. Critically acclaimed in their day and still sound good, audiophile delivery without the high dollar price. Full-on ready, great sound, woofers rebuilt like new!
  • TASCAM 102 CASSETTE DECK!
    So fresh and so clean! This deck is in great shape and sounds like a champ. Bust out those old bootlegs and mixed tapes.
  • VINTAGE RARE SAE MARK XXXI SOLID STATE STEREO POWER AMPLIFIER WORKS GREAT! SOUNDS GREAT!
    Unit is in really nice physical condition. Recently gone through, tested and checked, all functions have been tested and work great! ready to rock with a pre-amp!
  • ADVENT LAUREATE Mini Tower Speakers
    amazing sound, brilliant natural refined listening experience. woofers on both speakers just completely rebuilt better than new! The Advents, both large and small, sounded pretty good and gave excellent value for the money. The company was one of a long string of companies that descended from the original Acoustic Research (AR). Advents eventually lost their enormous popularity and nearly faded away. International Jensen, a company based in the Chicago suburbs, rescued Advent and resurrected it. The Advent model we tested deserves a Ph.D. Advent appropriately names it the Laureate. The Laureate overwhelmed my skepticism that a modestly priced floor-standing loudspeaker could deliver good sound
  • SANSUI SR-525 DIRECT DRIVE TURNTABLE
    Excellent working and sounding Sansui SR-525 full manual direct drive turntable. A new stylus has been installed, and the cartridge has been properly aligned in the headshell according to Sansui specifications. This is a very heavy table with great Sansui build quality.
  • YAMAHA NATURAL SOUND A-700 INTEGRATED STEREO AMPLIFIER
    A classic “hoss” circa 1983/84. 100 watts per channel! Has phono input.
  • Fisher REC 727 AV Receiver
    This Fisher A/V receiver has phono input, remote and 200 watts! Fire it up bro!
  • Marantz REC SR 225
    This super vintage budget receiver is the perfect starter unit for someone wanting to explore the world of hi fidelity sounds. It’s been all checked out and has a clean bill of health; and with phono input so it’s good to go with any classic turntable.
  • Sansui SPEAKERS SP 2000
    These Sansui SP-2000 speakers from the 70s are some awesome vintage rockers! These big boys have a four way/six driver configuration plus a bass port. They have been tested and sound great.
  • BOZAK CS4000 mod speakers, omg!! these big-boys ROCK!
    8 tweeters, 1 midrange and 2 woofers per. all original, very clean. extremely rare and VERY AMAZING sound!
  • BOSE 901 SERIES V SPEAKERS WITH BOSE 901 SERIES V ACTIVE EQUALIZER
    The essentially crossoverless design gives the 901 an unmistakable coherence, the model’s greatest strength. Its incredibly wide dispersion comes in a close second. The Bose 901s sound great anywhere in the room, After extensive listening, the Bose 901s strike me as being damn good. They have some limitations, but don’t all $1,400 speakers? For that matter, what $10,000 speakers are perfect? They are so smooth and musical.
  • Polk Audio T15 Bookshelf Speakers, 2 way plus bass port
    You can enlarge your sound while shrinking the speakers with a reliable bookshelf system. The Polk Audio T15 speakers can blend into the background while delivering impressive tone quality. It can be a superior system that offers balanced drivers and tweeters for a wide response with low distortion.