Richmond’s venerable Robbin Thompson Band has made its mark over its more than three decades making music together, but what if we brought them together for the first time to do some of their choice tunes without the big amps and drum kits of a normal stage appearance? For the next hour, you’ll hear the result of that notion as JAMinc presents the Robbin Thompson Band--unplugged--and recorded live in Studio A.
The two made music together on the road and in the studio with Claire Lynch and as a duo, but Missy Raines and Jim Hurst have since followed their own paths, leading to separate but back to back appearances at our In Your Ear studio concert series. We bring you highlights from both performances. Missy Raines and her progressive acoustic band, the New Hip and guitar virtuoso and balladeer Jim Hurst share the next hour of In Your Ear.
Virginia Opera will be performing Gilbert & Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore this weekend at the Carpenter Theatre. Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor Adam Turner and bass-baritone Jake Gardner (Sir Joseph Porter) stopped by the 88.9 WCVE studios to discuss the opera and the company’s production.
So, about this week’s World Music Show...which by the way falls on this Saturday 11/22/14, will be jammed packed with a whole bunch of goodness. From Tropical Discotheque music, to desert blues music to classic French pop music by a racontour, this week's show will be filled with sounds that reach far beyond the typical. So, come with me now, as we examine, albeit briefly, on a tour a what to expect for this week.
I love physical media. I’m thinking of CDs particularly. Although CD liner notes are not always accurate, if they are fairly comprehensive, they do go a long way toward helping me research the music, the musicians and stories on The Sound of Swing and to put them in a broader context. There may be something that catches my attention in those details or in a song itself and I’ll head to my internet browser to get more details.