This edition of Folk Revival will feature Nick spinning songs which captured the rebellious spirit of an era. The folk protest movement was the voice for change in the 1940's to the 1960's and beyond. The set will feature the likes of Paul Robeson, Woody Guthrie, Barbara Dane, the Almanac Singers, the Weavers, Pete Seeger, the Chad Mitchell Trio, Peter-Paul-&-Mary, Joe Jencks, Jefferson Pepper, Joan Baez, Doug Kwartler, just to name a few.
Even if he didn’t “kill him a b’ar when he was only three”, as the Disney song extolled, David Crockett was probably our first celebrity hero. A true “Son of Tennessee”, which was the frontier of America in the very early 1800s, Crockett was a very successful bear hunter; the archetypical frontiersman, and a gifted raconteur. The wilderness was indeed his cathedral. Tune in to Inquiry tonight when we talk with writer MICHAEL WALLIS about his thrilling history of the idiosyncratic DAVID CROCKETT: THE LION OF THE WEST.
Join host Tom Banyai for this week's edition of Bluegrass Junction. Tom will be joined by special guests, members of the Blackstone Valley Bluegrass Band. The band has a fine new release out titled Soulshine. They will play some of the songs live and talk about their inspiration for the songs they wrote and selected from some of their favorite song writers. The album is dedicated to the memory of long-time Bluegrass fan, John Westbrook who along with his wife Cherie could be seen in the front row of nearly every bluegrass concert in central New England.
Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver continues to be one of the most respected and admired bluegrass bands around, winning the IBMA Vocal Group of the year from 2001-2007. Their gospel harmonies are simply the best in bluegrass, and they are fine pickers as well. Besides band master Doyle Lawson (mandolin), the current lineup of Quicksilver includes Jesse Baker (banjo), Corey Hensley (guitar), Carl White (bass), Josh Swift (dobro) and Jason Barie (fiddle).
Doors to the Museum open at 6:30 PM and the show begins at 7:30 PM.
Celebrating their 40th Anniversary in 2011, the Seldom Scene has thrived on playing bluegrass a little differently than everyone else. If other bands used a fiddler, the Seldom Scene used a Dobro; if others relied on old standards, the Seldom Scene played rock classics like J.J. Cale's "After Midnight." Through skilled musicianship and an urban approach to bluegrass, the Seldom Scene has become one of the most influential – if not the most influential – bluegrass band of the last 30 years.
Connie has been singing jazz, and has been fortunate to study music with Ralph Funaro; She often likes to experiment with a song,and make it "her own". She feels that a singer should tell a story through song, and take an audience on a journey to "a place, person, or emotion; her favorite music is from the 1930's and 40's, but she like to take other songs, as well, and add a "jazz twist" to them. She will be accompanied by Danny Webster on piano.
Wide Open Spaces lives up to their name by playing "bluegrass without borders." Combining the traditional sounds of fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar and bass with modern song-writing, jazzy - rock edged arrangements and uber-tight 3 part harmonies, they take audiences on a musical joy ride that have some people saying "I can't believe that's bluegrass!" The 'Spaces' are Comprised of charter members of the award winning (Phoenix - Best Acoustic Act, Winterhawk Bluegrass Festival Band Competition) former bad boys of newgrass, Acoustic Planet; bluegrass wunderkinds, the Oakhurst Boys; along
Join Alice Lee (piano), Brett Baker (guitar), Mickey Carter (percussion) and Richard Shaw (bass) for Jazz Brunch: whether you intend to eat, talk, sip, read or just relax, Jazz Continuum will draw from the Great American Songbook, the mainstream jazz of Miles Davis and John Coltrane, or the soft bossa novas of Jobim to create to relaxing but invigorating way to enjoy a full brunch or just coffee. Come and join us!