Renowned violinist Anne Akiko Meyers has released her 35th album, “Fantasia.” The Los Angeles Times describes her playing as “vigorous mastery, unflinching technical skills and stylish elegance” and the Denver Post says “Anne Akiko Meyers is the coolest thing to happen to the violin since Stradivari.”
A native of Colorado, but a citizen of the world. Well traveled and adventurous Delta bluesman Corey Harris has made a career out of infusing the Delta blues with the music of West Africa, the Caribbean and New Orleans to make a significant statement that commands attention. In this edition of the program, we’ll share highlights of an intimate Studio A performance that spotlights his songs and the stories behind them.
There’s something about this time of year. And, no, I’m not going to mention the weather, the holiday razzle-dazzle or the childhood memories of televised holiday specials. It’s now the seasons of lists. That’s right, it’s time for the “Best of” lists to begin! So, on this week’s World Music Show (12/2), we’ll be staring the season off right on cue.
Our special guests for this week’s program hail from both coasts and bring their own individual artistry and sensibilities to a seasoned trio led by Seattle’s Eli West, a gifted guitarist and songwriter who we first encountered in a brotherly vocal duo with fellow Northwesterner Cahalen Morrison. Those shoes would be filled on this March evening by mandolinist and professor at the Berklee College of Music, Joe K. Walsh who’s toured with Darol Anger, the Gibson Brothers and Joy Kills Sorrow.