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In Your Ear Episode 31: Snyder Family Band

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 9:10am -- WCVE

Their technical ability, their timing, their remarkable musical maturity belie the tender years of Zeb and Samantha Snyder, a gifted and well rehearsed brother and sister from the hills of North Carolina. Along with their dad and mom Bud and Laine, and their charming kid brother Owen, they’re delighting audiences across the country…like ours. Coming up, we’ll devote the full hour this week to reliving part of their recent performance here in Richmond.

In Your Ear Episode 30: Sarah McQuaid; Kevin Burke and John Carty

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 3:28pm -- WCVE

We get started with a charming singer songwriter who spent many formative years in Ireland but whose music reflects the wide influences of her time spent in other lands as well. We present a voice likened to honey poured into wine, Sarah McQuaid. Then we hear from two Londoners who’ve made the traditional fiddle tunes of County Sligo in Ireland their own--Kevin Burke and John Carty.

In Your Ear Episode 29: The Bee Eaters; Anne & Pete Sibley

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 3:03pm -- WCVE

Enjoy artful arrangements of original material and choice Beatle covers at the hands of Boston’s Bee Eaters, comprised of Tashina Claridge on violin, brother Tristan Clarridge on cello, Wes Corbett on banjo and Simon Crisman on hammer dulcimer. We turn back the clock and reopen our musical vault to enjoy some tracks we didn’t have time for the first time we put Anne (guitar) & Pete Sibley (guitar and clawhammer banjo) on the radio.  

In Your Ear Episode 28: Robbin Thompson Band

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 2:51pm -- WCVE

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 Episode 27: Missy Raines & the New Hip; Jim Hurst

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 12:14pm -- WCVE

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.

Jay Leno: The Mark Twain Prize

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 9:44am -- WCVE

This special celebrates “Tonight Show” host, comedian and performer Jay Leno, the latest recipient of The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. From the stage of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, a lineup of the biggest names in comedy salutes the 17th recipient of the humor prize.

Watch Jay Leno: The Mark Twain Prize November 23 at 8:00 p.m. on WCVE PBS/WHTJ PBS. Check listings for additional air-times.

Tips From Richard: Fall Leaf Uses

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 11:45am -- WCVE

Use as many of the fallen leaves as possible. Shredded, they make an excellent mulch for landscape beds. Contained and allowed to compost, they will produce a wonderful soil additive for next summer’s garden. If you’re down to just a few, mulch them on the lawn with the mower to increase the organic matter content of your soil.

Be sure to read Richard’s weekly Garden Q & A in the Saturday Home Section of the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

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