We hope you’ll join us this week (4/11/15) for Time for the Blues as Henry and I are whipping up some great music for your listening pleasure. It’s been a week since we got to hang out together, so we’re hoping to see your smiling face as you kick back and enjoy.
If you are a jazz fan and you lived in Richmond in the 1990’s, you may recall seeing the master baritone saxophonist Glenn Wilson with his group “The Jazzmaniacs” at Bogart’s Back Room. Seeing one of Wilson’s gigs made you realize that there are indeed great jazz groups outside the confines of New York City or Washington, DC.
What a weird, wooley and wild show I've got lined up for you on this week's World Music Show (4/4). Maybe it's the fact that we just passed one of my favorite non-holidays, April Fools Day. Or perhaps, the reasoning behind this week's line up is that perhaps Spring is finally showing it's springy head. In any event, the tunes, genres, cultures and styles are quite unique.
We hope you’ll join us this weekend (4/4/2015) for Time for the Blues as we do our best to scour the world for great sounds and turn over a few rocks for some bad jokes. Henry and I have plenty of both for your listening pleasure and can’t wait to bring them out for our late night party.
Internationally acclaimed harpist Yolanda Kondonassis and virtuoso classical guitarist Jason Vieaux have joined forces to release their first duo recording “Together.” The album features original works for harp and guitar, including Alan Hovhaness' Spirit of Trees, Xavier Montsalvatge’s Fantasia, Maxi
By that headline alone, you can probably tell that we've got a lot of musical ground to cover on this week's World Music Show (3/28). And, truth be told, that statement is pretty accurate. In fact, it's going to be a Sounds-stra-ganza!
I hope you will join us this week (3/28/15) on Time for the Blues, as Henry and I are planning a very special show featuring a few friends and a number of other Virginia artists we only know through their music. This week we’re going around the world and down the street to find you some amazing blues.
As hosts for Time for the Blues, John Porter and I are always listening for interesting stories of the blues! Last Friday (3/19), Fresh Air played an interview from 1987 with Samuel Charters, the blues and jazz historian who helped ignite the blues revival of the 1950s and ‘60s. Charters made field recordings of forgotten and previously undiscovered performers. He also wrote two books. He died Wednesday (3/18/15); he was 85.