Corin Ashley is a singer/songwriter from Boston who, for the last 10 years, has been the driving force behind the hyper mod pop band, The Pills. With the Pills on break, Corin is currently recording his first solo album- a stripped down acoustic pop album “halfway between Neil Finn and Neil Young”, with an organic and homegrown approach. www.corinashley.com
Guitarist Wayne Krantz has an extensive resume. He has taught at Berklee and NYU, as well as at numerous workshops. As the author of "The Improviser's OS", an innovative guitar method book involving systems of numbers instead of notes, he has expanded upon and broken down the boundaries of how guitarists all around the world look at the fretboard. Considered one of the most creative and groundbreaking books on the instrument, The Improvisers OS stands as a testament to both Krantz's renowned guitar playing as well as his avid following as a mentor of music students all over the world.
One of pop music's great songwriter's passed away last week. Alongwith his partner, Burt Bacharach, they wrote many Top 40 hits including, "Do you Know the Way to San Jose" "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head" and "I Say A Little Prayer." Join host Tom Shaker as he celebrates Hal David's life and music, with a soul twist, this Monday night, starting at 7pm!
Filmmaker and teacher SHAWN CAREY returns to Inquiry to talk about Migration Productions new dynamic film EPIC JOURNEYS. Shorebirds make dramatic migratory journeys every year, many species traveling from their breeding grounds in northern Canada and Alaska all the way south to South America and back again. Along the way, they fuel they fuel their efforts by feeding in very specific areas along the eastern seaboard.
FOLK ROCK, from Dylan, We Five, and the Byrds, as well as Steeleye Span, Coven, the First Edition, and Barry McGuire, right up to the Tao Seeger Band, the Dropkick Murphys, Spuyten Duyvil, and Bobtown-- with MANY more-- folk rock from its origins in the mid-sixties up through today!
A recent study by PewResearch found that a majority (64 percent) of Americans support labor unions and believe that they are a necessary part of America’s workforce. But to what extent? Oscar Weil former executive director of the Illinois Federation of Teachers joins Al to talk about his new book, "Teachers Beyond the Law": How Teachers Changed Their World. Oscar details how he put IFT on the forefront of public worker litigation as well as his views on the current state of labor today. So tune in this Sunday September 16 at 10:30 for "The Public Eye".
Cuban pianist Chucho Valdes is today's ultimate jazz ambassador - from deep Afro-Cuban roots and improvisational jazz mastery, he creates a sophisticated style all his own. For their first stateside performance in seven years, Valdes brings his Afro Cuban Messengers to the Allen Room. Wendell Pierce hosts.
McFerrin fills the stage at the Rose Theater with his composition for a rhythmically charged, internationally cast, 48-voice choir. This sprawling work evokes African chants, gospel energy, Motown soul, minimalism and jazz polyphony. The exhilarating performance also features a role for the Rose Theater audience. Wendell Pierce hosts.
Thinkin' Big is an 18 piece big band formed back in October of 2010 by Jonah Francese. Its goal has always been to play original student charts. They have already gigged all around the Boston area in places like the Lily Pad, Kendall Square, the Western Front, the Atlantic Wharf, and many shows at Berklee. The one thing which makes them special, is that it is more than just a "rehearsal and occasional gig" band. It is family. Every week they rehearse and it's something everyone looks forward to.