Grammy winning a-capella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock shines a new light on the work of Odetta, Abbey Lincoln and Nina Simone - and mark their own 30 year anniversary with something new: a backing trio.
There are good wines, great wines and at the top of the list fabulous wines. This week Al travels to California where he speaks with winemaker Camille Benitah. She was born in France and studied winemaking in Bordeaux one of the worlds top wine regions. She is now at the helm of MERUS winery in Napa Valley California where she oversees the limited production of one of the regions top Cabernets. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 and hear why this wine is small on production and big on quality.
Humble Tripe came to form as the music project of Shawn Luby. Luby, who spent 15 years as a young competitive classical guitar player, walked away from performance at age 20. He emerged ten years later as a song writer, perfecting the combination of haunting musical sensibility with equally matched insight into the stories of the human heart.
The World’s a stage … the mic is OPEN! This Open Mic is for YOU – the budding artist. Showcase your talents, nurture them with this supportive group. Recite a poem, sing a song, dance, read some spoken word, the microphone is yours for the asking. Community spirit prevails. We have congas and a piano or BYO instrument. Ends around 9:30 – 10.
Suggested donation $3 – 5, pay what you can. Refreshments available.
The John Funkhouser Trio will be playing all original music, some new, some old. Together for over 6 years, this telepathic band inhabits its own created musical universe, taking jazz as its starting point, but painting in so many colors and feelings that to try to categorize it would be folly. Think James Brown meets Chopin meets Zappa meets Philip Glass, or better yet, just come and find out for yourself. http://johnfunkhouser.com/photo_gallery.php
In preparation for their upcoming appearance at Australia’s National Folk Festival, Stacy Phillips and Paul Howard will help you discover the meaning of Grammy Award-winning Neo Urban Traditional music by listening to the acoustic sounds of dobro, violin, guitar and vocals It will be an entertaining and stimulating evening of eclectic acoustic music, real music in an informal, comfortable setting.