Rocket Shop 9/21/2011: Aye Inoue of the Amida Bourbon Project

aye Aye Inoue of the Amida Bourbon Project joined Sam in the studio for 'Rocket Shop' tonight, performing live and getting the word out about The Brave Little State, a flood relief benefit at Higher Ground on Friday night. Brave Little State features performances by Chamberlin, Rough Francis, The Wee Folkestra, The Amida Bourbon Project, DJ Disco Phantom and comedian Pat Lynch. Here's info form the press release:

"Higher Ground, Seven Days, 104.7 The Point and Okay!Okay! are pleased to present THE BRAVE LITTLE STATE in Ballroom on Friday, September 23rd at 7:30pm. Local musicians Chamberlin, Rough Francis, The Wee Folkestra, The Amida Bourbon Project, DJ Disco Phantom and comedian Pat Lynch have all generously donated their talents to this concert/silent auction/goods drive to support the ongoing flood relief efforts. The artists themselves are taking a hands-on approach to the fundraising efforts, coordinating with appropriate agencies and even transporting donated items to their recipients.

Organizers envision a strong goods-donation component to the event and have worked closely with the Vermont Food Bank and Youth Services Inc. of Brattleboro to ensure that all items collected will be distributed to those most in need. Patrons are asked to bring non-perishable food items; gently used, clean clothing; clean bedding; and basic household items and office supplies. Of especial need are children’s clothing and outerwear, new toys and stuffed animals. Soft goods have had to be disposed of due to mold, and many children are without toys. The weather is also growing colder, so bedding and outwear are becoming more important.

Donors for the silent auction include: JDK/Iskraprints, Green Mountain Harley Davidson, Burton, Gardener’s Supply, A.M. Saddler Photography, and more to be announced. Cash donations will be submitted to; food donations to the Vermont Food Bank; clothing and children’s items to Youth Services Inc. of Brattleboro.

Doors 7pm, Show 7:30pm, all ages, tickets $10 advance, $10 day of show, available at or charge by phone: 888-512-7469 or in person at the Higher Ground Box Office, 1214 Williston Rd, S. Burlington."

Touring artist Jamie McLean also called-in for a conversation about his music and appearance on the outdoor Red Square Stage on Friday, September 23.

The Rocket Shop playlist: The Junkman, "Intro and State of the Earth" The Junkman, "Packaging" The Junkman, "Recycled Rhythms" The Junkman, "One World" The Junkman, "Junk n Stuff" The Junkman, "Water" Lendway, "Two Sleepy Arms" ViperHouse, "Something in Between" Vilanelles, "Auto" Spencer Lewis, "The Drifter"