One of the key styles of early rock n roll, Rockabilly combined rock and blues with country, or "hillbilly", music. Rockabilly artists tended to cultivate a wild, "bad boy" image. Some people consider Rockabilly artists to be rock's first punks. Although there have been many revivals throughout the years, we will focus on the original Rockabilly movement, which only lasted from about 1956 to 1960.
On this week's episode, we bring highlights from The Blues Foundation's 38th annual Blues Music Awards right here in Memphis, TN. Plus an interview with Barbara Newman, President and CEO of The Blues Foundation.
When: Tuesday, June 20th - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Where: KRCB-FM (91.1, 90.9, on line @ KRCB.org, w/app @ iTunes store and Google Play; also on Comcast cable channel 961)
The last time I looked, neither Donald Trump nor Jeff Sessions have managed to cancel Summer - - what a relief! On June 20th (actually the day before Summer begins, but so close as to make no difference), Something Completely Different will celebrate the change of season with many warm songs which anyone can record and take to the beach (not mandatory).
This week, Thursday June 8, join Ric on the Radio as we take an Australian Excursion! From the early roots of rock n' roll to the present, the land of the marsupial is home to a wide range of sounds and styles. Whether based in the thick of the cultural mecca, Sydney, or in the isolation of Perth, Australian artists have long cultivated a unique and independent spirit.
Guilty Pleasures: Music We Love More Than We Can Say. We take a deep dive into the memory vaults to spin the tunes that we shamelessly love. From guilty pleasures, including a disco dance number, to confessional ballads like James Carr’s “Dark End of the Street” and songs of redemption ala Bobby Hebb’s “Sunny,” we shine a light on our heart’s true delights. Plus, we explore social protest anthems including Mavis Staples' "Long Walk to D.C.," Simon & Garfunkel's "Richard Cory," and a standout R & B version of Pete Seeger's "If I Had a Hammer" sung by Shreveport's Toussaint McCall.
This week, eTown turns on the southern charm as the crew hits the road to Athens, Georgia for a very special radio broadcast from the legendary Georgia Theater with local group Cicada Rhythm plus longtime friend of the show JJ Grey. We have lots of great music from both artists, plus a great eChievement Award story about a Georgia-based organization that is helping to provide books and the joy of reading to children in the area. Be sure to tune in!
The United States will withdraw from the international climate agreement known as the Paris accord, President Trump announced on Thursday. He said the U.S. will negotiate either re-entering the Paris agreement or a work on a new deal that would put American workers first.
During his campaign, Trump vowed to "cancel" U.S. participation in the deal. World leaders and business figures had recently urged him to reconsider. Ultimately, the president decided to withdraw, with the stated intention of renegotiating.
For June, A Novel Idea features two novelists, whose books couldn’t be more different. Both write about the challenges of difference, of motherhood, and of finding stability in a sometimes-hostile world.
Shanti Sekaran brings us Lucky Boy, the saga of two women, strangers and cultures apart, whose lives are connected through the life of an infant boy.
Shelby Londyn-Heath has written The Twilight Tsunami, a raw, funny, and hard-hitting account of the lives of people involved in the child welfare system.
eTown hosts Nick and Helen Forster welcome Texas singer/songwriter Hayes Carll to eTown Hall’s solar-powered stage for lots of great music, collaborations with eTown’s house band, and conversation about the craft of songwriting, and influences that have inspired him along the way.
This week on Our Roots are Showing - host Steve DeLap will be interviewing banjoist Jayme Stone.
From Jayme Stone's website:
"Two-time Juno-winning banjoist, composer and instigator Jayme Stone makes music inspired by sounds from around the world—bridging folk, jazz and chamber music. His award-winning albums both defy and honor the banjo’s long role in the world’s music, turning historical connections into compelling sounds."
About Something Completely Different this week - host Roland Jacopetti writes:
"I hope all of you enjoyed last Tuesday's Something Completely Different as much as I did. I was so taken with the music that I forgot to introduce you to a statement from the late Townes Van Zandt, in the notes of his posthumous album A Far Cry From Dead.
This week on Beale Street Caravan: highlights from the North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic featuring Kenny Brown, The Rising Star Fife and Drum Corp, Blue Mother Tupelo, Garry Burnside, and Alvin Youngblood Hart. Interview with founder and Executive Director Sara Brown.
William Lee Ellis continues his series, Religion and The Blues
As promised, I hereby announce that Tuesday's Something Completely Different show will feature FOUR different musicians (no, not three). Yes, they have definite ties, each to the other and vice versa. Explain? Mais Certainment!
The way people talk about being fat is shifting. With one-third of Americans classified as overweight, and another third as obese, and almost none of us losing weight and keeping it off, maybe it’s time to rethink the way we see being fat. A show inspired by Lindy West’s book Shrill.
Listen to This American Life every Friday night at 7:00 pm / Saturday morning at 9:00 am - on KRCB-FM Radio 91!
NOTE: KALEIDOSCOPE has moved to a new day and time! Kaleidoscope is heard on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at 8:00 pm! Take note!
From rock to blues, jazz to worldbeat, Kaleidoscope is a free-form radio expression session featuring several genres of music during one program or similar styles for a whole program. If a historic music event happened on the date of the show, you might just hear a retrospective on the event or artist.
This month on Outbeat News In Depth, Greg Miraglia talks with Prop 8 plaintiff Kris Perry and Sandy Stier about how they met and their experience being the faces and name of California’s marriage equality case that went all the way to the United States Supreme Court. We’ll also share information about the new LGBT literature course being offered at Santa Rosa JC this fall.
Listen to Outbeat Radio every Sunday night at 8:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91!
This week on Ric on the Radio: Desert Soaked. We’ll listen to bands that formed from the sand and sun of the Mojave Desert, Arizona and New Mexico. Calexico, Sidewinders, Giant Sand, Gin Blossoms, The Pistoleros, Queens of the Stone Age, Kyuss, earthlings?, Thin White Rope, JFA, Meat Puppets, Sun City Girls, Yawning Man, and more!
"Something Completely Internationally Exotic" - on Something Completely Different
When: Tuesday, May 23rd - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: KRCB-FM (91.1, 90.9, on line @ KRCB.org, w/the FREE app @iTunes store and Google Play!)
Yet another Something Completely Different show that takes the form of three distinctive woman singers, definitely deserving of the title DIVA. I hope you're not tired of these threesomes. I promise you - - next week is gunna be different.
If there is life elsewhere in the universe, why haven't we heard from the extraterrestrials yet? And given that there is no sign of them, does that mean we are all alone? This week, stories asking the most fundamental questions about the need to connect— to a spouse, to a daughter, to an E.T.
Hear This American Life every Friday night at 7:00 pm, and repeating Saturday morning at 9:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91!
In this special program, American Routes' host Nick Spitzer uncovers the music and cultural traditions of Los Angeles: from Hollywood to neighborhood. Join Nick as he travels across the City of Angels to hear from L.A. legends -- including Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys and songwriter Randy Newman -- and explores musical cultures with Cambodian-born rapper PraCh Ly in Long Beach, Louisiana Creole zydeco accordionist T-Lou in South Central, and East L.A.'s Ersi Arvizu.