We hope you will join us this week (8/15/15) on Time for the Blues as Henry and I are celebrating our 9th Anniversary on the air! That’s right, the little show that we thought might make it six weeks has somehow stuck around for nine years of great music and really bad jokes! (Important note about Kenny Wayne Shepherd show Friday 8/14 below!)
Sometimes I'm all about the phrases or just phrasing in general. There's something fun about word play that makes me giddy. I feel the same way about playing around with the genres and styles of World Music. So, on this week's World Music Show (8/15), I'll be doing just that--hence the header "Soup to Nuts."
And if you can't guess what the show will be like from that headline, just understand that it basically means we'll be covering a bunch of styles...a swath, if you will, of musical styles cut from the cords of world beats.
Podcasts and playlists make the perfect companion for long drives as Richmonders rush to take vacations before the hot, lazy summer fades away. Following in the footsteps of our parent station NPR, WCVE staff pulled together a list of our favorite summer songs by (mostly) local bands to accompany you on your end of summer journey. Take a listen and tell us what you think!
Ok, admit it. You like lists, right? To-do lists, not withstanding, I think we all like lists in terms of "best of" or "Top Tens." Well, coming up on this week's World Music Show (8/8/15) the show will sort of be like a list. It'll be a show in which we'll try to cram 50 songs into the span of just 2-hours. The bonus for you is that we'll skip all over the globe while we attempt this monumental feat. It's a special birthday show and the gift of 50 songs is from me to you, so get your pencils and pads of paper out, because since this birthday show, I'll need help counting.
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.