This Week’s edition of Local Spins on WYCE boasted a performance by Kalamazoo hip-hop cellist Jordan Hamilton and the debut of new regional music.
JANUARY 2020 UPDATE: Jordan Hamilton is the featured artist for the third Michigan Mondays concert hosted by Local Spins at Listening Room in downtown Grand Rapids at 7:30 p.m. Monday (Jan. 27). Samuel Nalangira will also perform. Get tickets, $5, and details online here.
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Some musicians simply supersede their own hype and reputation.
Kalamazoo hip-hop, soul and pop cellist Jordan Hamilton is one of those artists.
After recently releasing an impressive new studio album, “My Thoughts Are,” the musician and looping virtuoso made a stop Friday in Grand Rapids for Local Spins on WYCE — on his way to a weekend performance at the Willowsong Music Festival in Sidney not only as a solo artist but as part of the Last Gasp Collective.
Hamilton performed two songs during this week’s radio show — “No Songs on the Weekend” and “Seeds” — which appear on his new album as he juggles a hectic gigging schedule that has him playing shows every weekend through early December, from performances as a solo act, as part of the Last Gasp Collective and with northern Michigan singer-songwriter Seth Bernard.
“We play a really intimate duo set that really allows the cello to stretch out,” Hamilton says of his sets with Bernard, who also strongly emphasizes his social and environmental activism.
Listen to the full radio show podcast here, which includes the on-air debut of tracks by Mark Lavengood, Elijah Russ, Alex Mendenall and more.
PODCAST: Local Spins on WYCE (8/23/19)
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