Sometimes you need a little lift. And whether it comes from espresso, an electric shock or from music, either way it's a jolt that could help fuel a dip in your weekend momentum. So, on this week's World Music Show (5/24), I hope to do just that.
Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Wintergreen Summer Music Festival and Academy offers a magnificent getaway! The festival features symphonic and chamber concerts over a four-week period. It attracts first-rate musicians to participate as performers and educators, as part of the Wintergreen Summer Music Academy.
Make sure you join us this week for Time for the Blues as Henry Cook and I are going to be bringing you lots of great new sides, some very bad jokes, and Mr. Cook promises to deliver another surprise…
When Henry and I started up this little show almost eight years ago we actually planned out a month’s worth of shows and from that time on as we’ve discovered new artists and labels, we’ve taken great pleasure in bringing them to you.
Guitarist Randy Johnston has been living and working in New York since 1981, playing guitar with some iconic jazz musicians: the late singer Etta Jones, tenor saxophonist Houston Person, legendary bebop alto saxophonist Lou Donaldson and just about every influential Hammond B-3 organist you can think of (Dr. Lonnie Smith, Jack McDuff, Jimmy McGriff, Shirley Scott, and Joey Defrancesco make up a partial list).
The Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra will perform a free concert Sunday evening, May 18th at the Carpenter Theatre. The orchestra is led by conductor Peter Jacobson, who stopped by our studios to discuss the concert along with bassoon soloist Johnny Willing. Johnny is a very talented senior who attends Atlee High School in Hanover County.
This weekend’s performance will feature the following program:
So, I'm sort of bummed out. Why, you may ask? Well, I totally missed an opportunity to play on the phrase "April in Paris." Which meant that if I would have been a tad more on top of things, I could have done a whole show in April with just French music. But alas, It's May, and though I missed the boat, I do have a bit of French music to start this week's World Music Show (5/17).