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Tiny Resistors: Live From 92Y Tribeca

Todd Sickafoose performs at the 92Y Tribeca. (johnrogersnyc.com)closemore
Todd Sickafoose performs at the 92Y Tribeca. (johnrogersnyc.com)

Bassist Todd Sickafoose is heard often in two cities — his native San Francisco Bay Area and his adopted New York City. Ani DiFranco fans know his sound, too, as he worked with the singer-songwriter for the better part of a decade. In 2008, he released Tiny Resistors, a lushly textured record that put him on the map as a composer and bandleader. Swamped in horns and violin and twin guitars and rock rhythms, Tiny Resistors the band has become an expansive compositional outlet for Sickafoose.

Tiny Resistors followed Stephan Crump's Rosetta Trio on stage at 92Y Tribeca in downtown New York, as part of the WBGO concert series The Checkout: Live. WBGO and NPR Music presented a live radio broadcast and online video webcast of both sets. For the full concert archive of this series, visit npr.org/checkoutlive.

Todd Sickafoose, backstage. (johnrogersnyc.com)
Todd Sickafoose, backstage. (johnrogersnyc.com)
Set List

All compositions by Todd Sickafoose

  • "Storm Rattle"
  • "Ceiling Fan In A Spoon"
  • Jonathan Goldberger largely played rhythm guitar and pedal effects. (johnrogersnyc.com)
    Jonathan Goldberger largely played rhythm guitar and pedal effects. (johnrogersnyc.com)

  • "Kora Song"
  • "Bye Bye Bees"
  • "Whistle"
  • "Climber"
  • "Blues For Dan Morris"
  • Jenny Scheinman. (johnrogersnyc.com)
    Jenny Scheinman. (johnrogersnyc.com)

  • "Everyone Is Going"
Personnel

  • Todd Sickafoose, bass
  • Steve Cardenas played more of a lead guitar role. (johnrogersnyc.com)
    Steve Cardenas played more of a lead guitar role. (johnrogersnyc.com)

  • Jenny Scheinman, violin
  • John Ellis, tenor saxophone/clarinets
  • Alan Ferber, trombone
  • Steve Cardenas, guitar
  • Jonathan Goldberger, guitar
  • Ted Poor. (johnrogersnyc.com)
    Ted Poor. (johnrogersnyc.com)

  • Ted Poor, drums

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