As a kid, Kimo Williams taught himself guitar as an escape from difficult circumstances. He served in Vietnam and after his tour he enrolled in the Berklee College of Music. By graduation, he was a full-fledged composer employing his own innovative techniques writing for orchestra. Outside the symphonic world he’s well known for his work in the Lt. Dan Band. On June 6 and 8, the Chicago Sinfonietta will be performing as part of a program paying tribute to service members. He stops by the Morning Shift first. And, we get a Springfield update.
When comedian and radio host Tom Scharpling and Superchunk drummer Jon Wurster teamed up to create a radio show it wasn’t an immediate success, despite being called “The Best Show on WFMU.” But the cult show found a long life and the duo’s comedic stylings continued to gain fervent fans. The duo has been on the road and came through Chicago. They join us on the Morning Shift. Also, and update on Springfield. And, Galician sounds from Cristina Pato.