The Twangbusters return to Vincent's, putting the TWANG in TGIF and busting their unique danceable blend of rollicking, retro-cool, rootsy rhythms and soulful blues. Though new to the music scene, the Twangbusters are a quartet of well-known roots music masters, recently named as a band to watch in Worcester Magazine's "Notes on the Rise".
Called "one of the finest blues artists" by Rolling Stone, acoustic blues master Paul Geremia plays a concert, celebrating the release of Love My Stuff, his first new album in seven years. The most expansive live collection of his 40-year career, it features three decades of rare and classic live performances that were recorded at theaters and clubs from California to New York.
Host Nick Noble wraps up his birthday month with four hours of his favorite songs, including tracks from Schooner Fare, Peter-Paul-&-Mary, the Highwaymen, Beth DeSombre, the Cumberland Trio, the Limeliters, Doug Kwartler, Joan Baez, and many more! No pitches, no interviews, just four hours of music.
In 1835, the capital of the United States was known as Washington City. The President at that time was Andrew Jackson, who was pro-slavery. But at least 4,000 inhabitants of the city were former slaves called “free men”. Racial tensions and relations in the Washington City reflected the conflicted feelings of the country as a whole. There were many white people who still believed in slavery of course; however, there were others who thought we should end slavery but send the Black Americans back to Africa.
Lions and Tigers and Bears, oh my. No its not Dorothy or the Wizard of OZ. This week Al is joined by Bob Derr, Editorial Director of TIME for Kids a subsidiary of TIME magazine. They recently published a new childrens book entitled, ZOO-3D. This book is filled with 3D pictures of over a hundred full page pictures and stories of wild animals. Just when you think tehnology has replaced traditional reading TIME has answered the call with an engaging and educational book that has young people reading and learning about the animal kingdom.
Raised in England and Pakistan, Sarah Joyce (widely recognized by her stage name, Rumer) possesses a deep connection to the heyday of the early-'70s singer-songwriter era, along with shades of Broadway, '30s jazz and gospel. After years of effort, Rumer is beginning to reap the rewards: Her debut album, Seasons of My Soul, reached No. 3 on the U.K. charts and was certified platinum.
Can you imagine what the Doors songs would have sounded like if they had been created with acoustic guitars? Would ‘Light My Fire” or ‘Break On Through’ have been as powerful played on acoustic guitars and filled with vocal harmonies? Curious?