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.
In Your Ear
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.
Enjoy top-drawer Virginia-based jazz courtesy of the Jae Sinnett Trio, led by Tidewater-based percussionist and music educator Jae Sinnett who also hosts a popular radio show himself. Jae is joined by one of a prominent fraternity of VCU Jazz graduates under professor Doug Richards…that would be bassist Terry Burrell. And on piano, a 27-year-old Virginia Beach native who has caught the attention of some of the music industry’s most prominent figures, including Quincy Jones.
We revisit an In Your Ear session with five talented players who had a short but sweet ride as a progressive band called Cadillac Sky. Organized in 2002 in the Dallas/Fort Worth area by lead vocalist/songwriter Bryan Simpson, applying a Texas state of mind to the bluegrass template, the band turned intriguing tunes and solid musicianship, into a meteoric career.
In this episode of In Your Ear, we share the work of three accomplished Carolina acts who have all been featured on this program before. First up, we revisit the two Swiss-born brothers Jens and Uwe Kruger and their bassist New Yorker Joel Landsberg. The trio was completely taken with American mountain music and would move to western North Carolina to be closer to it and to new friends like Deep Gap’s legendary Doc Watson.
We’ll spend our full hour with three gifted and creative young musicians who have established themselves as prominent players in the firmament of today’s Blu2grassers in Brooklyn community. Try to turn up the volume and turn down the distractions, and savor the tasteful musical gifts of guitarist Jordan Tice, acoustic bassist Paul Kowert and fiddler Brittany Haas.
In Your Ear presents some of the most striking and innovative sounds ever heard in Studio A from the New York based trio THIEFS. Not thieves…but THIEFS. As the group says, THIEFS is a grammatically incoherent jazz bastardization, and as you’ll hear, this acoustic/electronic amalgam is tough to put into words. With drums, bass, sax and vocals, THIEFS take us to places that are both noisy and dreamy. It’s quite a ride, so be prepared.
Rather than release yet another new album in 2012 , musical innovator and provocateur Beck Hanson decided to release only the sheet music in an elaborate and elegant package called The Song Reader, where he basically said if you want to hear this, you have to play it yourself.
Howard Levy is one of the most creative and innovative musicians on the planet. This multiple Grammy winner and harmonica master also knows his way around the 88’s. And his National resophonic guitarist partner Chris Sielbold is always in the right place at the right time. Sit back and experience a full hour of the artistry of Howard Levy and Chris Sielbold.