Jason Myles Goss, A Man in a Dreamland

Jason Myles Goss stopped by the WMUA studios for an exclusive Sweet Baby Lou / Daily Collegian Music session last Friday, before his opening slot for Lori McKenna at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton. In this warmup session, Goss a Brooklyn based musician, played cuts from his latest disc entitled “A Plea for Dreamland” which is currently available for download on itunes and through his personal website (see links below).

Apart from his recent album material Goss played a new song entitled “Heavy” which was one of the standouts of the session as well as Bruce Springsteen’s “No Surrender” before talking at length about the pros and cons of the Boss’ infamous butt covered album, “Born in the U.S.A.” Goss’ quiet acoustic guitar tunes are sure to set the mood according to new SBL correspondent Justin Gagnon, so get ready for the softer side of Sweet Baby Lou

For exclusive streamable tracks click read more below…

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New Bella’s Bartok Video

This video showcases from last Wednesday’s “Sweet Tooth” episode finds Bella’s Bartok playing at their disheveled best with frontman Asher Putnam showing off his rock and roll face and guitarist James Bill dropping some serious lead guitar fury.  Bella’s Bartok delve deep into their influences for this track, a cover of a song written by Serbian born musician Emir Kusturica.

Sweet Baby Lou himself was very fond of the track, mentioning so in one of his trademark long rambling spiels while nodding in and out of his own conversation. He couldn’t quite recall the name of the tune, but kept uttering “Kustaritza” and saying “boy I really like those boys, men after my tastes, hey has anyone seen my methadone?”

So there you have it, watch the boys rock out at their raucous best, and for more tracks check out the band’s full plate of offerings available below…

Bella’s Bartok Sweeten up SBL

This past Wednesday Sweet Baby Lou got a “Sweet Tooth” mostly from all those songs related to sugar and honey, or perhaps it was all that purple drink we’ve been hearing so much about.

Either way, Bella’s Bartok helped to add their own personal brand of sugar to the mix staying for the entire two-hour show and oftentimes playing with complete disregard to the fact they weren’t on air. When on-air, their set included a healthy mix of their own originals “Zora” and “Party Song” alongside woozy impromptu covers of such timeless rockers as “Ziggy Stardust,” “Helter Skelter,” and “Sweet Jane.”

While three members short, Bella’s Bartok still packed the studio with nine members, an accordion, lots of horns, and enough foot stomping fury to power us through the night and the subsequent root canals.

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New Sweet Baby Lou Funkumentary

Shot by the News Producer of UMass’ UVC-TV 19 and Mistress of Funk, Emily Felder, this documentary focuses on Sweet Baby Lou’s recent “Friend Zone” episode and features cameo appearances by Mallory and The Frills. This 7 minute video finds the Reverends waxing nostalgic about their time at WMUA recalling their past and contemplating the bright future that is Sweet Baby Lou.

New Bella’s Bartok Song

Bella's Bartok at Earthfoods Haiti Benefit

Local gypsy, folk rockabilly-ers Bella’s Bartok are slated for their Sweet Baby Lou debut this Wednesday. The 12 piece ensemble is set to push the boundaries of our studio space and the airwaves with some shambling grooves.

Until then the reverends would like to wet your appetite with Bella’s newly minted first studio track “The Walking Dead.” Click read more to hear the recording, a preview of what is to come on Wednesday’s forthcoming episode.

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A Journey into the Mind of Man

Sweet Baby Lou: New York City, circa 1972

A lot has been said of ‘Sweet’ Baby Lou Rodham Whittaker Jr. the mysterious and oft misunderstood founder of Sweet Baby Lou & The Reverends of Funk. The facts of his life are often vague and paint a portrait of man whose life defies conventional terms like “gender” and “sobriety.”

Thus it was with great joy that the current Reverends of Funk found this trove of old diary entries by Lou himself. Though the entries are being read by the current reverends, fear not as the contents of these disturbing and often meandering  musings remain unaltered, adding depth to a man whose very being is intertwined with myth and legend.

Click read more to hear selections from the diary of Sweet Baby Lou

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New SBL Skits

For all you Funkheads out there eagerly awaiting our next show, it’s our pleasure to announce that we will not be announcing it at this time. But what we do have for you is the latest round of skits from our sickness themed show. Our latest forays into skits/fake commercials have found Sweet Baby Lou forming advertising partners with shady kids camps in Mexico, Saliva salespeople and of course the illustrious pastime that is goat racing.

Raging Bull Summer Camp

Monty’s Saliva Boutique

Amherst Goat Racing

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