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In Your Ear Episode 21: THIEFS; Nu-Blu

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 12:11pm -- WCVE

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.

Nu-BluThe Carolina-based bluegrass quartet Nu-Blu paid us a visit in May of 2012. Nu-Blu is a made up of husband/wife team Carolyn and Daniel Routh - with Carolyn on bass and Daniel on guitar - along with Austin Koener on mandolin and Levi Austin on banjo and a couple of the vocals as well.

In Your Ear offers a chance to discover new artists and appreciate the “in the moment” creativity, inspiration and soul of live music. Studio A is a “great room,” a haven for artists with intimate, friendly and informed audiences and peerless audio fidelity. Host Tim Timberlake and In Your Ear studio president Carlos Chafin produce the programs, which feature three acts, reflecting the diversity and range of these special concerts. The eclectic selections cover many genres -- including bluegrass, jazz, blues, old time, Celtic, gospel and singer-songwriters of many styles. Artists range from superior local and regional talents, to premier acts from all over the country.

Production Funding of In Your Ear is made possible, in part, by... Hohner, Inc. Musical Instruments; Wine Lovers; TKL Product Corp. Cases & Bags; Dr. David R. Beam and Associates. Promotional support provided the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities’ Virginia Folklife Program.