We hope you will join us this week (8/1/15) on Time for the Blues as Henry and I try to combat the rising summer temperatures with some very cool music. Think about it, the word “blues” even sounds cool – it’s the best way to wind down a busy hot Saturday.
It's no secret, at least if you're a frequent listener to the World Music Show. I love cover tunes--as in World Music versions of songs you've may have heard dozens of times before. So, on this week's World Music Show (8/1), we'll dive into worldly versions of songs originally done by Joni Mitchell, Stevie Wonder, David Bowie and U2--but that's just the tip of iceberg.
The “bowed and fretted” string quartet invoke stopped by our WCVE studios to perform the title work from their recent debut release “Souls in the Mud.” They are currently the Fellowship String Quartet at Wintergreen Performing Arts and will perform a concert at the Dunlap Pavilion on Monday, July 27th at 7:30 p.m.
If I were a screamer or a loud talker, then I'd say this, in my best announcer voice (and not in all caps, because that's just wrong): Get Ready for the Battle Royale on this week's World Music Show (7/25) when we pit male vs. female in the realm of French pop singers from the 1960s. And in a lower,calmer voice, I'd also say that we'll sample some reggae done local style by the Mighty Joshua and we'll check out more music from Buenos Aires via Axel Krygier.
We hope you’ll join us this week (7/25/15) on Time for the Blues as Henry and I are working hard on a special show with some good new stuff, some fine older stuff, a guy we’ve never played before, and some that feature a genuine member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Put a tack on the map for Robin in NYC and one for Phil down here in Richmond, VA -- and another in CA -- connect with strings... we now have a perfect triangle of our current destination. In 1998 they were here in town and I remember how much I enjoyed having them on The Electric Croude. We all have fave songs from artists we like, an instant classic for me was “Little Things”--a perfect snowy winter song for me from their debut Girlfriend disc.
Got the Summertime blues? Are the dog says of summer getting to you? Now before you get confused, I'm not John Porter or Henry Cook from Time for The Blues--I'm not that cool. My genre is World Music. And on this week's World Music Show (7/18), we'll attempt to alleviate any of the doldrums you may be experiencing thus far into the summertime.
Listen. Don't panic. Just because there's a mention of "school," doesn't mean that it's time to head on back to it--if that's on your upcoming agenda. The term speaks for itself. And in regards to those two pupils of cool above, St. Vincent and David Byrne can be the definition of "too cool for school," and not just because they're wearing shades. But, we'll get to them in a bit.
There are a lot of great musicians in Richmond, VA. Of late the most interesting combination for me is the Tin Can Fish Band. I was more than happy to have in the studios Steve Fisher and Doug Austin (mandolin/fiddle). Both are alumni of the Croude Bande and great guys.