Richmond-based trumpeter Victor Haskins has released a new recording called Showing Up, featuring Randall Pharr on bass and Tony Martucci on drums. On the recording, Victor alternates between cornet and a wind-blown synthesizer called the EWI, or Electronic Wind Instrument. You'll hear more about that in this interview segment as well as excerpts of a few album tracks.
Articles by Peter Solomon
In 1853, Asher Durand was commissioned to create a monumental painting of the American landscape. Valued at $40 million, the work that resulted has been studied in art history classes but has been in private hands for years and mostly unavailable for public viewing. Now, it’s been acquired by The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
David Dominique is a multi-faceted musician with advanced degrees in composition and theory and a background in indie rock, jazz, ska, and experimental improv. Based in Richmond and employed as an Assistant Professor of Music at William and Mary, Dominique maintains strong ties to the LA creative music scene. In this segment, he talks about his creative process and there are excerpts of several compositions from his recent album "Mask."
Before Georgia O’Keeffe became famous for her abstract paintings of bones, flowers and desert landscapes, she went through an evolution. Part of that evolution took place in Charlottesville during the summers of 1912-1916.
Tamburitza refers to the traditional string music of the Balkans. The music is performed on specialized stringed instruments that were developed in the 19th century and based on more primitive folk instruments that existed in the region for hundreds of years.
Claire Lynch is a three-time winner of the International Bluegrass Music Association’s “Female Vocalist of the Year” award. She’s sung backup for Dolly Parton and Ralph Stanley. She’s spent years working as a songwriter in Nashville and, since 2005, has led her own band which she’ll be bringing to the Richmond Folk Festival. WCVE’s Peter Solomon has more.