A few weeks ago, well, actually about a month ago, there was a bash, a BirthdayBash to be exact. Dubbed “The World Music BirthdayBash,” it was a celebration of World Music, The World Music Show and um, my birthday. In case you missed it (and the live Facebook feed), on this week's World Music Show (9/3), I’m broadcasting highlights from that event.
We hope you will join us this Saturday night (9/3/16) at 11:00 on Time for the Blues, as Henry and I are planning to have some fun with some great music and it will be even more fun if you come along!
From East to West and North to South, it’s time to get your compass out of that drawer for this week’s World Music Show (8/27), because in the next two hours, we're going to try cover all the points of musical interest on the continent of Africa. So grab a map and get that sextant ready because the trip is about to begin, right after these musical beats.
Ok, the title for this week's World Music Show (8/20), is really a play on words. It's in no way a sly reference to an African American heavy metal band known as Living Colour. The title is merely a reference to an icon in Bolero music that is the crux of existence for a group featured on this week's show.
Call it what you will, but come this time of year, the heat and humidity cause my brain to get a little wonky. It's a good thing I don't have hair, otherwise I could add big hair to my conundrum. However, despite the wonkiness of the season, I am able to get solace by playing some music that fits perfectly into this season. With that in mind, on this week's World Music Show (8/13), we'll get our Reggae vibes on by grooving to tracks from Bob & Ziggy Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Peter Tosh and more.
Concluding on October 1, enjoy an encore presentation of the 2015 Richmond Folk Festival, only on 88.9 WCVE.
88.9 WCVE provided exclusive, live coverage of the 2015 performances from the Altria main stage throughout the festival weekend. Listen again to great performances from artists such as:
We hope you will join us for all the festivities this Saturday night (8/6/16) at 11:00 as Henry and I dust off our party hats and noisemakers and celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Time for the Blues!
Can you believe it? We’ve been coming into your life for a full decade now bringing you hundreds of amazing songs and at least three good jokes. Maybe two good jokes, one was kind of iffy, but we’re counting it anyway.
I'd like to say that I had the foresight to schedule this week's World Music Show (8/6) around the spectacle that is the Summer Olympics. Sure, I can see it now, a full hour or two of Brazilian music; me spinning the tunes while wearing my Carnaval outfit. The list could go on an on. However, this week's show was centered around another spectacle--my birthday, and the upcoming BirthdayBash (Friday, August 5).
We hope you will join us for Time for the Blues this Saturday night (7/30/16) at 11:00 because John and I are planning a fast hour of great blues for you. We’ve got so much good music, I’m not really sure we can get it all into one hour.
I gave John the week off with regards to writing this week’s blog. Why? Because that’s the kind of guy I am. Plus, to paraphrase the great Otis Blackwell, “this is MY show.” At least this week.