Time for the Blues is a retrospective of all blues music and is produced and hosted by John Porter and Henry Cook. The program focuses on specific artists and various themes in the blues, especially featuring major contributors such as: Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Mike Bloomfield, Howlin' Wolf, Charlie Musselwhite and John Lee Hooker, among many others.
What’s the World Music Show? It’s marimbas, castanets, kalimbas and even a digeridoo. It’s sound images that take you everywhere from a cafe in Mexico City to the shores of the Ivory Coast. It’s a mix of everything that makes music the universal language. It’s also music that you may not associate as “World Music,” like a tune from a familiar artist, such as Paul Simon or David Byrne, who are able to infuse their songs with the beats of distant cultures.
In October of 2010, Richmond’s No BS! Brass Band released a new self-titled CD. They were also featured in the line-up of the 3rd Richmond Folk Festival. In the past, there have been traditional New Orleans Brass Bands festured at the annual event.
No BS! is a band that has come up with a completely original take on brass band music – an approach that has much more in common with rock and roll than with traditional jazz. Listen to the interview below.