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Arch City Radio Hour: Charflies And Guerrilla Swing Preview

(Courtesy of Nick Garcia)
Charflies. (L to R) Nick Nihira, Richard Newman, Shanie Latham, Dave Melson


Nick Garcia talks to the members of Charflies, a self-described "junk folk" group whose auspicious start was borne in fire in a couple of ways.  Suffice to say the name of the band has to do with a house fire which happened after their first rehearsal.  They've got a new EP out, Blowfish Rodeo, and they'll play some of those new songs live for us.  

Charflies website

Charflies on Facebook

Charflies on Twitter

Songs performed:

"If I Had A Quarter"

"My Baby Cries When I Don't Come Home"

"Song For The Dead of Winter"

"Place In My Heart"

"Whipoorwill Holler"


Guerrilla Swing Preview

Credit (Courtesy of Bill Streeter)
Jazz guitarist and vocalist Tommy Halloran.

Jazz guitarist and vocalist Tommy Halloran has been a guest on Arch City Radio Hour in the past.  He's also one of the most prolific players in the city, seemingly playing somewhere in the area any night of the week in duos, trios and his own full-on band, Guerrilla Swing.   Tommy and Guerrilla Swing have been working on an album and we're offering a big preview of that album, "Under The Catalpa Trees".

"Walking Stick"


"Have I Got News"

"My Favorite Sin"

"Under The Catalpa Trees"
Guerrilla Swing on Facebook
Tommy Halloran's Reverbnation Page

Mike Schrand began his radio career at St. Louis Public Radio as a live recording intern from 1986 to 1988. From 1988 to 1992, he acted as Jazz ‘Till Dawn producer and host and weekend announcer, occasional engineer for Jazzstream With Walter Parker and Jazz Unlimited and Morning Edition engineer and producer. From 1992 to 1995, Schrand worked in the corporate world, but returned as a weekend announcer in 1995. In 1996, Schrand was hired as St. Louis Public Radio Traffic Director and was promoted to Assistant Program Director in 1998 and Program Director in 2001. In his spare time he writes, sings, and plays bass in the local roots quartet Salt Of The Earth, and enjoys down time with his family in St. Louis City.