Crossroads http://kmuw.org en New Music From Ruthie Foster, A Host Of Harp Players, And A Tribute To Muddy Waters http://kmuw.org/post/new-music-ruthie-foster-host-harp-players-and-tribute-muddy-waters <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">August 1/3</strong></p><p><strong>It’s “New Month/New Music” time as Crossroads teams up with Global Village and Strange Currency at the beginning of every month to highlight the best in new releases.</strong></p><p>Among the new blues titles featured at the Crossroads:</p><p>A preview of Ruthie Foster’s new album</p><p>A new best-of from ZZ Top</p><p>Mud Morganfield &amp; Kim Wilson salute Muddy Waters</p><p>Rick Estrin Live and Jimmy Thackery who is touring live</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:08:50 +0000 Chris Heim 38128 at http://kmuw.org New Music From Ruthie Foster, A Host Of Harp Players, And A Tribute To Muddy Waters In A Gospel Groove With The Holmes Brothers, Campbell Brothers, B.B. King & Rebirth Brass Band http://kmuw.org/post/gospel-groove-holmes-brothers-campbell-brothers-bb-king-rebirth-brass-band <p><strong>July 25/27</strong></p><p>Crossroads continues its July Blues Festival feature with live music from Mac Arnold, Muddy Waters, B.B. King, and in hour two of the show, a concert performance from the acclaimed sacred steel group, the Campbell Brothers, at the Savannah Music Festival. Also music from Guy Forsyth, newly named NEA Heritage Fellows, the Holmes Brothers, and new music from the Rebirth Brass Band, the Gregg Allman tribute concert, All My Friends, and Rod Piazza &amp; the Mighty Flyers.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:41:14 +0000 Chris Heim 37774 at http://kmuw.org In A Gospel Groove With The Holmes Brothers, Campbell Brothers, B.B. King & Rebirth Brass Band Live Music from Robert Cray, Ruthie Foster, Byther Smith And More At The Crossroads http://kmuw.org/post/live-music-robert-cray-ruthie-foster-byther-smith-and-more-crossroads <p><strong>July 18/20</strong></p><p>This week at the Crossroads we remember bass great Charlie Haden and Wichita blues star Jesse Anderson, highlight new music from two up-and-coming names in blues – Selwyn Birchwood and Jarekus Singleton – and for our July Summer Blues Festival Feature, highlight live music from Robert Cray, Byther Smith, and in hour two of the show, a concert performance from Ruthie Foster at the Savannah Music Festival.</p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 14:16:07 +0000 Chris Heim 37417 at http://kmuw.org Live Music from Robert Cray, Ruthie Foster, Byther Smith And More At The Crossroads July Bluesfest feature kicks off with live music from B.B. King, Johnny Winter at Woodstock http://kmuw.org/post/july-bluesfest-feature-kicks-live-music-bb-king-johnny-winter-woodstock <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">July 11/13</strong></p><p>This week at the Crossroads, the July Blues Festival feature with classic live recordings and concert specials kicks off. This week, it’s live music from B.B. King, Otis Clay and Johnny Winter at Woodstock. Then in hour two, a special performance from Mavis Staples at the Newport Folk Festival.</p><p>Plus new music from Vaneese Thomas - the daughter of R&amp;B legend Rufus Thomas, Dave &amp; Phil Alvin, and Savoy Brown.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:22:42 +0000 Chris Heim 37107 at http://kmuw.org July Bluesfest feature kicks off with live music from B.B. King, Johnny Winter at Woodstock Crossroads Top 40 Albums of June 2014 http://kmuw.org/post/crossroads-top-40-albums-june-2014 <p><strong>Crossroads Top 40 -&nbsp; JUNE 2014</strong></p><p>1.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Kenny Wayne Shepherd - Goin' Home (Concord)</p><p>2.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Various - All My Friends (Rounder)</p><p>3.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Robert Cray Band - In My Soul (Provogue)</p><p>4.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Bob Corritore - Taboo (Delta Groove)</p><p>5.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Tommy Castro &amp; the Pain Killers - The Devil You Know (Alligator)</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 13:32:11 +0000 Chris Heim 36779 at http://kmuw.org Crossroads Top 40 Albums of June 2014 New Month/New Music time with the latest from Bob Stroger, Ronnie Earl, the Nighthawks and more http://kmuw.org/post/new-monthnew-music-time-latest-bob-stroger-ronnie-earl-nighthawks-and-more-0 <p><strong>July 4/6</strong></p><p>It’s “New Month/New Music” time as Crossroads teams up with Global Village and Strange Currency at the beginning of every month to highlight the best in new releases.</p><p>Among the new blues titles featured at the Crossroads:</p><p>Blues Music Award winning bassist Bob Stroger</p><p>The return of Ronnie Earl &amp; the Broadcasters and the Nighthawks</p><p>A new compilation highlighting blues shouter Wynonie Harris</p><p>Plus, the Mannish Boys, the Andy T/Nick Nixon Band, Dave Spector, Deanna Bogart and more.</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 14:02:13 +0000 Chris Heim 36715 at http://kmuw.org New Month/New Music time with the latest from Bob Stroger, Ronnie Earl, the Nighthawks and more Wrapping Up the Last Half Decade of BMA Awards with 2010/11 Winners + Concert Previews & New Release http://kmuw.org/post/wrapping-last-half-decade-bma-awards-201011-winners-concert-previews-new-release <p><strong>June 27/29</strong></p><p>This week at the Crossroads we wrap up the June feature looking back at the last half decade of Blues Music Award winners with artists who took home awards in 2010 and 2011 – including Buddy Guy, Joe Louis Walker, Irma Thomas, Dr. John and Pinetop Perkins. Plus music from artists with concerts in the coming week and new music from Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Eden Brent, Damon Fowler, and Janiva Magness.</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 16:56:40 +0000 Chris Heim 36359 at http://kmuw.org Wrapping Up the Last Half Decade of BMA Awards with 2010/11 Winners + Concert Previews & New Release 2012/13 Blues Music Awards winners, new IMA winners and Living Blues nominees http://kmuw.org/post/201213-blues-music-awards-winners-new-ima-winners-and-living-blues-nominees <p><strong>June 20/22</strong></p><p>Crossroads continues its look back at the last half decade of the Blues Music Awards with 2012 &amp; 2013 winners featured this time. Plus music from the Independent Music Awards winners and Living Blues Awards nominees that were just recently announced, artists with concerts in the coming weeks, and new releases from Billy Branch, Beth Hart &amp; Joe Bonamassa, and Kenny Wayne Shepherd.</p><p>Among the award winners featured this time are Valerie June, Ruthie Foster, the Tedeschi Trucks Band, Curtis Salgado, Tab Benoit, and Buddy Guy.</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 13:38:00 +0000 Chris Heim 36000 at http://kmuw.org 2012/13 Blues Music Awards winners, new IMA winners and Living Blues nominees This week at the Crossroads – the 2014 Blues Music Awards winners http://kmuw.org/post/week-crossroads-2014-blues-music-awards-winners <p><strong>June 13/15</strong></p><p>This week at the Crossroads, it’s the start of the June feature looking back at the last half-decade of Blues Music Awards winners. This week Crossroads focuses on the recently announced 2014 winners, including Buddy Guy, the Tedeschi-Trucks Band, Charlie Musselwhite, Gary Clark, Jr., and Irma Thomas.</p><p>Plus new music from JJ Thames, Mike Zito, Kent Burnside, Joe Louis Walker, and the new live tribute to Gregg Allman.</p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 14:02:54 +0000 Chris Heim 35642 at http://kmuw.org This week at the Crossroads – the 2014 Blues Music Awards winners May featured artist the Holmes Brothers are No. 1 on Crossroads' May Top 40 http://kmuw.org/post/may-featured-artist-holmes-brothers-are-no-1-crossroads-may-top-40 <p><strong>Crossroads Top 40 -&nbsp; MAY 2014</strong></p><p>1.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Holmes Brothers - Brotherhood (Alligator)</p><p>2.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Little Feat - Rad Gumbo (Warner Bros.)</p><p>3.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Johnny Winter - True to the Blues: The Johnny Winter Story (Columbia/Legacy)</p><p>4.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; John &amp; Sylvia Embry - Troubles (Delmark)</p><p>5.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Dave Keller - Soul Changes (Tastee Tone)</p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 15:16:24 +0000 Chris Heim 35341 at http://kmuw.org May featured artist the Holmes Brothers are No. 1 on Crossroads' May Top 40