Music

Mountain Stage
2:10 pm
Wed June 3, 2015

The Milk Carton Kids On Mountain Stage

The Milk Carton Kids.
Brian Blauser Mountain Stage

The Milk Carton Kids' members make their second appearance on Mountain Stage, recorded live on the campus of West Virginia University in Morgantown. A fine alternative to the foot-stomping grandeur inherent to so much of folk's recent popular revival, The Milk Carton Kids' music is defined by the understated virtuosity of singer-songwriters and guitarists Joey Ryan and Kenneth Pattengale.

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All Songs TV
10:55 am
Wed June 3, 2015

First Watch: Liza Anne, 'Lost'

A scene from Liza Anne's new video, "Lost"
Youtube/Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu June 11, 2015 1:04 pm

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Mountain Stage
2:54 pm
Tue June 2, 2015

Martin Sexton On Mountain Stage

Martin Sexton.
Brian Blauser Mountain Stage

Martin Sexton's rhythmic, fingerstyle guitar playing can make it seem as if he's backed by a full band even when he's playing solo. Sexton first made a name for himself when he left his native Syracuse, N.Y., in order to busk on the streets of Boston. He sold 20,000 albums out of the back of his car, and by 2002 was running his own independent record label.

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All Songs TV
11:31 am
Tue June 2, 2015

William Tyler, 'The Sleeping Prophet'

A still from William Tyler's "The Sleeping Prophet" video.
Courtesy of the artist

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Mountain Stage
3:58 pm
Mon June 1, 2015

Sam Amidon On Mountain Stage

Sam Amidon.
Brian Blauser Mountain Stage

Originally published on Tue June 2, 2015 8:32 am

Sam Amidon makes his first visit to Mountain Stage, recorded live on the grounds of West Virginia's state capitol. A gifted multi-instrumentalist, Amidon made a name for himself in his teens as a fiddler, issuing five albums with a band he called Popcorn Behavior.

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Mountain Stage
3:38 pm
Mon June 1, 2015

Drew Holcomb On Mountain Stage

Drew Holcomb (left).
Brian Blauser Mountain Stage

Originally published on Tue June 2, 2015 11:33 am

Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors appear on Mountain Stage, recorded live at Charleston, W.Va.'s Culture Center Theater. Based in of East Nashville, Tenn., Holcomb writes earnest songs about love, joy, pain and tragedy that continue to find new audiences thanks in part to their placement in TV shows including Nashville, Parenthood and How I Met Your Mother. He and his band have maintained a rigorous touring schedule, crisscrossing the U.S. and U.K.

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Music
6:43 am
Sat May 30, 2015

For Jack DeJohnette, A Chicago Homecoming Brought A Reunion With Old Friends

Jack DeJohnette (center) called in fellow Chicago musicians (from left) Henry Threadgill, Roscoe Mitchell, Larry Gray and Muhal Richard Abrams to play on his new live album, Made In Chicago.
Paul Natkin Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sat May 30, 2015 10:14 am

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Music News
6:43 am
Sat May 30, 2015

A Band Of Their Own

Doris Funderburk directs The Darlinettes.
Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Originally published on Sat May 30, 2015 10:14 am

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Music
4:07 pm
Fri May 29, 2015

Kitty Kallen on Big Band Saturday Night

Buddy Rich Big Band
Wikipedia

She's one of our swing era songbirds. This weekend on Big Band Saturday Night, Kitty Kallen takes the spotlight. Her story and many of her recordings will fill the air...

Join us at 8 o'clock on 89.5. You will enjoy it! Alan Lambert with Big Band Saturday Night, on Tulsa radio since 1995.

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Kind of Blog: An Occasional KWGS Jazz Journal
2:34 pm
Fri May 29, 2015

Bird Lives! -- Next Time on All This Jazz, It's the Music of Charlie Parker

"Now's the Time." "Yardbird Suite." "Parker's Mood." "Donna Lee." "Ornithology." "Bird Gets the Worm." "Moose the Mooche." "Scrapple from the Apple."

Et cetera! The late bebop saxophonist/composer/bandleader/genius Charlie "Bird" Parker (1920-1955) wrote many tunes that are now regarded as top-notch jazz standards. And if you know modern jazz at all, you surely dig some or all of these very songs.

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