Those of you who’ve been to many of our concerts over the years and listened to this program are no doubt aware of how often we seem to draw from the rich proving ground of roots music being created in Carolina. Past Studio A guests include the Kruger Brothers, the Harris and Moore Brothers, Mipso, River Whyless and the Snyder Family. All with tar on their heels.
In Your Ear
This fall 2017 IYE season opener is basically the 2nd set of a singular evening of music that was presented in conjunction with the Virginia Folklife Program, a perennially favorite part of the Richmond Folk Festival each year. Recorded in February of 2017, it’s led by Virginia’s Folklorist Jon Lohman, who gathered a potent group of performers around the venerable Sherman Holmes, the surviving member Christchurch, Virginia’s Holmes Brothers.
You may know him from his band Eddie From Ohio or through his moving work in SPARC’s Live Art productions over the last few years. Robbie Schaefer is not just another singer/songwriter…trying to capture his essence as a musician and a human being is next to impossible in a few short words. Suffice to say, Robbie Schaefer is a calming, hopeful oasis in today’s challenging times.
Two sets of siblings, gifted with significant musical talent, are already getting a big head start. Coming up, two youthful Carolina bands share this hour of live performance radio…Asheville’s Moore Brothers…and Lexington’s Snyder Family. It’s our second radio show to feature Zeb and Samantha Snyder, this time with great previously-unaired tracks.
Our JAMinc/In Your Ear concerts are generally comprised of two sets lasting 45 minutes to an hour, meaning we just don’t have time to share everything with you during these 53-minute-long radio shows.