This week, American Routes revisits the best live performances from the 2016 Baton Rouge Blues Festival. We'll feature swamp blues, Mississippi Delta blues, hill country blues, and the blues rocked out. Artists include Howlin' Wolf's pianoman Henry Gray, harp player Lazy Lester, Kenny Neal and family, Slim Harpo's right-hand guitar man James "Chicken Scratch" Johnson, songmaker Luke Winslow King, New Orleans soul funkster Walter "Wolfman" Washington and R.L. Burnside's grandson, Kent Burnside. Plus a visit to Teddy's Juke Joint nearby on Highway 61 in Zachary, LA.
Graham Nash will be speaking with Doug Jayne Wednesday March 29th at 1:00 pm.
Legendary singer-songwriter Graham Nash is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee-with Crosby, Stills, and Nash and with the Hollies. He was also inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame twice, as a solo artist and with CSN, and he is a Grammy Award winner.
Nash is touring in support of his latest album This Path Tonight. He will be performing at Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, Wednesday night, March 29th at 7:30 pm.
Amilia K Spicer will be stopping by Studio A to chat with Brian Griffith, Wednesday morning in the 10:00 am hour.
From her website:
"It may be her haunting, husky voice that first grabs a listener, the way it glides over melodies like smoke, but it’s the songwriting that Spicer really wants you to hear - The turns of phrases, the wistful poetry, the smart (and sometimes smart aleck) lyrics. They are intimate and visual, like walking into a movie. There is an edge, a turbulence, in many of the places Amilia writes about, but not all of them.
Our guest this week on Art of the Song is singer/songwriter Seth Glier. The Massachusetts native attended Berklee College of Music for a year before dropping out to tour full-time. Since then, he’s averaged over 200 shows a year, and shared stages with artists such as James Taylor, Mark Knopfler, and Ani DiFranco. He has appeared as a mainstage performer at Falcon Ridge and Kerrville Folk Festivals. Seth Glier is an outspoken advocate for autism awareness and has been a national spokesperson for the organization, Autism Speaks.
This week on Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Radio - we speak with African-American foodways expert Dr. Jessica Harris; we shake up cocktails and present our recipe for Peruvian pesto; we travel to Palermo to taste the Italian fried spleen sandwich; and we discuss Jura wines.
Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Radio airs every Sunday evening at 7:00 pm after Mouthful, on KRCB-FM Radio 91!
Stories about women’s work - it’s easy nowadays to roll our eyes at the quaint notion that “a woman’s place is in the home.” But is the real history more complicated than that caricature of bygone values? The History Guys will explore the relationship between women’s labor and their legal status as citizens. And they’ll ask… How has the value Americans place on the work that women do — in the home and beyond — changed over time? Listen Sunday morning at 10:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91
Against their will: The real – and virtual – places sex exploitation thrives
By Julia B. Chan, Reveal
Powered by the internet, the sex trade is reaching into all corners of the country. Reveal follows up on what’s happened since we first took you inside the hidden places – real and virtual –where people are exploited for sex. Produced in collaboration with APM Reports, we’ll hear stories from the pot fields of Northern California to the streets of Chicago and suburban Seattle.
Transformational women leaders are restoring societal balance by showing us how to reconnect relationships - not only among people - but between people and the natural world. This astounding conversation among diverse women leaders provides a fascinating window into the soulful depths of what it means to restore the balance between our masculine and feminine selves to bring about wholeness, justice and true restoration of people and planet.
Actor, writer, producer, singer, linguist, voiceover artist, member of The Firesign Theatre and the Antaeus Classical Theatre Company - Phil Proctor has a lenghty resume' in the entertainment business. Thursday afternoon, March 23rd, Michael O'Brien with chat with Phil during Midday Music! LIsten to MIdday Music - Thursday afternoon from 12-2pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91!
While they don't all have blue-eyes, the white soul and swamp pop guys and gals from Philadelphia and South Louisiana have created distinctive regional sounds of national significance. In Philadelphia, we sample soul roots of the famed band Hall & Oates; and learn from John Oates that -- despite years of pop music, big hair and synthesizers-- at heart he is also a folkie into country blues and flat-picked guitar a la Doc Watson and Mississippi John Hurt... which he plays live for us!
Our guest this week on Art of the Song is renaissance man, Joe Crookston. He is a songwriter, guitarist, painter, fiddler, slide player, eco-village member and believer in all things possible. Joe served as Folk Alliance International’s 2016 Artist-in-Residence, and his songs are being made into films. Joe Crookston is a master storyteller seeking the creative edge. If you love a moving song and musical madness, Joe Crookston delivers it all, the melodies, the lyrics, the energy, and a deep passion for well-written songs.
eTown welcomes back one of the most recognizable voices from the 1980s, Colin Hay (of Men at Work fame) to hear music from his latest collection of recordings. Austin guitar virtuoso Doyle Bramhall II also makes his eTown debut this week to share new music, as well as insights on his musical lineage as the son of the legendary drummer of the same name, and musical path that includes working with Steve Ray Vaughan, Jimmie Vaughan, Eric Clapton, Roger Waters and many others. All of this, plus a great interview guest that will shed light on what it is like to be a young farmer.
Location: KRCB-FM (91.1, 90.9, on line @ KRCB.org, w/app @iTunes store and Google Play)
I hope that everyone enjoyed last Tuesday's Something Completely Different, featuring the entire 9 cuts of Rev. Sekou and the Holy Ghost's The Revolution Has Come. I think this was the first time in twenty years of broadcasting this show that I played a whole album, one cut after another, no pauses. So now we return to the usual Tuesday evening fare, the S.C.D. Spring Spectacular.
Stories from people who need need a grown-up to answer a question—from teenage girls asking for advice about their love lives...to a father who waited until his son was an adult to ask him how he could have been a better parent.
Listen to This American Life Fridays at 7:00 pm, and repeats Saturday at 9:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91!
This week on Milk Street Radio, our recipe for cracked potatoes; Dr. Aaron Carroll on food-fad whiplash; a flavored whipped cream tip; a quick Tuesday night dinner from Claire Ptak of London’s Violet Bakery; and Christopher Kimball and Sara Moulton take your calls.
Listen to Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Radio every Sunday evening at 7:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91!
This week’s musical pairing features Austin-based singer/songwriter Bob Schneider, who makes a return visit to eTown to share music and stories spanning his varied career. Also with us is eTown newcomer Joan Shelley, who joins us to share beautiful, stripped down versions of songs from her widely acclaimed release Over and Even, as well as a one-of-a-kind collaboration with eTown’s house band – the eTones.
All of this, plus an inspiring eChievement Award story about a well-known athlete who is making time to grant wishes for the elderly.
Something Completely Revolutionary on Something Completely Different with your host Roland Jacopetti Date & Time: March 14, 2017, 7-9PM Location: KRCB-FM (91.1, 90.9, on line at KRCB.org, w/app at iTunes store and Google Play)
In 2015, French radio reporter Raphael Krafft was covering the refugee crisis in France, which like the U.S. is closing its borders to refugees. On a reporting trip to Italy, he was confronted by a refugee who asked him to help his family cross the border into France.
As a journalist, Krafft was supposed to be objective, but the plight of the family and other refugees he met compelled him to get involved. In this episode of Reveal, he recounts what happened next and how it changed the course of his career and life.
In celebration of Women’s History month, today’s program features five iconic American women poets reading their own work: Gertrude Stein, H.D., Edna St. Vincent Millay, Louise Bogan and Muriel Rukeyser. With little to no interruption between poets, sit back and experience these historic recordings of our poetic ancestors. Each offered something new when they burst upon the scene and now, decades later, their work maintains its relevance. Listen to these poems as you would listen to music. How do they speak to you in 2017?
Australian blogger and forager Rohan Anderson makes sneaky eel dip and payback paella; Adam Gopnik reminisces about New York City's Carnegie Deli; Abraham Conlon of Chicago's Fat Rice reveals the home cooking of Macau; and we present our recipe for pistachio-cardamom loaf cake.
Wilco frontman, Jeff Tweedy tells of the impact on his songs of growing up in the blue collar town, Belleville, Illinois. Music became his creative outlet in high school and lead to founding the seminal Americana band, Uncle Tupelo. We hear from Jeff in his Chicago studio "The Loft" about the emergence of Wilco and the place that making music has in his life, including work with Woody Guthrie's lyrics and producing records with Mavis Staples.