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“a spider and a fly”

Dr. Art Evans, Entomologist, points out that “What’s Bugging You” often is one of those intersections where science meets the arts. During a lull in a recent recording session, producer Steve Clark pulled out his dog-eared copy of “archy and mehitabel” and read a little story to Art that makes the point.

In this episode Art and Steve flip roles to present a narration of “a spider and a fly” by Don Marquis.

In Your Ear Episode 33: Warren Hood Acoustic Trio

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 2:11pm -- WCVE

His name is Warren Hood, born and raised in the all-American music town of Austin, Texas, son of a prominent bandleader and a product of that potent mix of influences. Enjoy a full hour with the Warren Hood Acoustic Trio, featuring Warren on fiddle and vocals, his cousin Marshall Hood on guitar and vocals, and lifelong pal Willie Pipkin, also on guitar.

Tips From Richard: Test Your Garden Soil

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:27am -- WCVE

Have the soil from your vegetable garden tested. As a result of this summer’s mild weather, many gardens produced an abundance of plant material. That good growth may have depleted your soil of some valuable nutrients. A simple test now will allow you to correct deficiencies in time for next spring’s garden.

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

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. 

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