Former Country Gentleman banjo pioneer, Eddie Adcock and his wife (and long-time musical partner) Martha are joined by renowned bassist Tom Gray (also with the Country Gentlemen and The Seldom Scene). Also featured in this hour of In Your Ear, selected live tracks from harp guitar master Stephen Bennett with his brother Jim on piano.
Straight ahead on In Your Ear, meaty jazz fusion from Kip Williams’ Richmond-based super group Bop Nation. But before that - we’re charmed once again by an Illinois singer songwriter with a marshmallow voice and a tasteful guitarist who helps bring her songs to life. We get started with the enchanting Wil Maring and her roadmate Robert Bowlin.
He’s a son of the Jersey Shore and his winding musical road has run through Memphis, Greenwich Village, Austin and Nashville. His songs have been covered by luminaries including Steve Earle, Robert Earl Keen and Vince Gill. His name is Greg Trooper. We’ll also hear from two brothers from Switzerland who transitioned from the Alps to the Appalachians in search of the music that most resonated with them.
Their name alone is compelling. When we think of a stray dog or cat, we picture a wayward, underfed, neglected creature that’s lost and looking for home or maybe never had one. But when you apply the adjective to a bird, the very symbol of freedom and purpose, you have a thought-provoking paradox that goes a long way in describing what musically motivates the Pennsylvania-based string trio, the Stray Birds.
We’ll hear from North Carolina’s Harris Brothers with guest fiddler Nate Leath, beloved storyteller and bluegrass bandleader Ron Thomason and his Dry Branch Fire Squad and two traveling bluesmen from the Windy City, Joe Felisko and Eric Noden. Three short sets of great American music recorded before a live Richmond audience, fill up the next hour of In Your Ear.
Two of Richmond’s most beloved musicians have followed their own paths. They’ve made names for themselves nationally and even internationally but their love of family, friends and their hometown have kept them here and our community is all the better for it. In this episode of JAMinc’s In Your Ear radio show, we reunite Steve Bassett and Robbin Thompson, in an intimate acoustic performance showcasing their individual and collective talents.
This In Your Ear episode brings to you the Acadian trio Vishten from eastern Canada’s Prince Edward Island for the entire hour. Sisters Emmanuelle and Pastelle LeBlanc and their “brother” Pascal Miousse captivated our audience with a fresh, creative take on a generations-old music tradition.
This In Your Ear program features Guitar Player Magazine’s first female “Guitar Superstar” Vicki Genfan, DC-based sax virtuoso Jeff Antoniuk and his Jazz Update and North Carolina’s versatile Harris Brothers - Reggie and Ryan - with much sought-after fiddler Nate Leath.
Artist featured in this installment of In Your Ear include singer/songwriter Jake Armerding, blues singer Eliza Lynn, and guitar dude Wayne Henderson.
In Your Ear offers a chance to discover new artists and appreciate the “in the moment” creativity, inspiration and soul of live music. Studio A is a “great room,” a haven for artists with intimate, friendly and informed audiences and peerless audio fidelity.