New Settlers' Radio Hour http://kmuw.org en Americana singer-songwriters Celeste Krenz and Sally Barris on New Settlers' Radio Hour this week http://kmuw.org/post/americana-singer-songwriters-celeste-krenz-and-sally-barris-new-settlers-radio-hour-week <p><strong>Saturday, April 19:</strong></p><p>Tune in for Celeste Krenz and Sally Barris recorded at the Old Settlers Inn. Celeste Krenz represents a blend of contemporary singer-songwriter and Americana. Sally Barris works as a performer and a songwriter – and many of her songs have been covered by country artists, including Trisha Yearwood and Martina McBride. The two women shared a concert at the Old Settlers Inn and provided backup vocals for each others' tunes. Nice, nice!</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:40:57 +0000 Lu Anne Stephens 33094 at http://kmuw.org On New Settlers' Radio Hour: Americana storyteller Slaid Cleaves http://kmuw.org/post/new-settlers-radio-hour-americana-storyteller-slaid-cleaves <p><strong>Saturday, March 29 2014:</strong></p><p>Listen for folk and Americana musician Slaid Cleaves who is a great example of the Austin, TX style.&nbsp; We recorded him at the Old Settlers Inn. Wonderful songwriter and storyteller with that “lonesome” sound.<br />&nbsp;<br />Here’s one of my favorites.&nbsp; It’s a studio version (you all know I like live performances better) but it’s gorgeous.&nbsp; Enjoy.<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="435" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/slqVU5tfr_c" width="580"></iframe></p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 22:10:31 +0000 Lu Anne Stephens 32080 at http://kmuw.org On New Settlers' Radio Hour: Americana storyteller Slaid Cleaves Dan Crary and Beppe Gambetta team up on this week's New Settlers http://kmuw.org/post/dan-crary-and-beppe-gambetta-team-weeks-new-settlers <p><strong>March 22</strong></p><p>This week we look back to one of the first shows recorded for <em>New Settlers</em>. Dan Crary and Beppe Gambetta, flatpickers-extraordinaire, pushing the boundaries of bluegrass and acoustic music.&nbsp; Dan and Beppe have well-established solo careers but when they perform together, it’s wonderful. They’re favorites at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield but we recorded them in a much more intimate setting - St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in McPherson.<br /><br />Here's a great clip of them performing an audience favorite:<br />&nbsp;</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 19:20:33 +0000 Lu Anne Stephens 31606 at http://kmuw.org Celebrate St. Patrick's Day With Jigs, Reels And Irish Ballads http://kmuw.org/post/celebrate-st-patricks-day-jigs-reels-and-irish-ballads <p><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Saturday, March 15 2014</strong></p><p>This week <em>New Settlers&nbsp;</em>celebrates St. Patrick's Day with jigs, reels and Irish ballads. Through the years, several Celtic groups have performed in the area. We will sample from the best, including Cherish the Ladies, Cathy Ryan and her band, and Grace Griffith.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:36:43 +0000 Lu Anne Stephens 31314 at http://kmuw.org Peter Mulvey - Live Indie Folk Rock Recordings http://kmuw.org/post/peter-mulvey-live-indie-folk-rock-recordings <p><strong>Saturday, Feb. 22 2014</strong></p><p>Listen to a performance by Peter Mulvey at the Old Settlers Inn. Peter Mulvey is best known for his dark songwriting and his intense percussive guitar style. Since the early 1990s, he has developed a strong national following in the indie folk/rock scene through his touring and albums. You may have heard him on public radio before – he's been interviewed before on various shows and his music shows up as well.&nbsp; As usual, live is best.&nbsp; Don't miss it – he's so, so good.<br /><br />Here's an example:</p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 19:53:18 +0000 Lu Anne Stephens 30412 at http://kmuw.org Art of New Standard Tuning on New Settlers http://kmuw.org/post/art-new-standard-tuning-new-settlers <p><strong>Saturday, Feb. 15: </strong>Listen for music from the California Guitar Trio performance at the Orpheum in Wichita. The three guitarists met in a Guitar Craft course focusing on the New Standard Tuning, which they still use today. If you’re wondering what the New Standard Tuning is and why it matters, just listen to them play. Amazing.</p><p><strong>Some examples:</strong></p><p>Bohemian Rhapsody. Whoa.</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNNcMDZn2Qk</p><p>The Good, the Bad and the Ugly</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3w3fD54bNvU</p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 00:37:29 +0000 Lu Anne Stephens 30185 at http://kmuw.org Celebrate Valentine's Day Early With New Settlers http://kmuw.org/post/celebrate-valentines-day-early-new-settlers <p><span style="color: rgb(33, 47, 64); font-family: proxima-nova, 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;">Everyone </span><span style="color: rgb(33, 47, 64); font-family: proxima-nova, 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;">loves a love song, right? But no one more than singer/songwriters, who write about love in any conceivable form. Mon, 03 Feb 2014 19:36:24 +0000 Lu Anne Stephens 29743 at http://kmuw.org Paul Thorn Featured On This Week's New Settlers http://kmuw.org/post/paul-thorn-featured-weeks-new-settlers <p><span style="color: rgb(33, 47, 64); font-family: proxima-nova, 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;">Singer, songwriter and storyteller Paul Thorn, reco</span><span style="color: rgb(33, 47, 64); font-family: proxima-nova, 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;">rded at Old Settlers </span><span style="color: rgb(33, 47, 64); font-family: proxima-nova, 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;">Inn in Moundridge. Tue, 21 Jan 2014 21:03:55 +0000 Lu Anne Stephens 29173 at http://kmuw.org Chuck Pyle Featured On This Week's New Settlers http://kmuw.org/post/chuck-pyle-featured-weeks-new-settlers <p><span style="color: rgb(33, 47, 64); font-family: proxima-nova, 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;">We get to hear one of the Best of the Best (and definitely one of my favorites). It’s a concert and/or performer who was a particular audience </span><span style="color: rgb(33, 47, 64); font-family: proxima-nova, 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;">favorite. This show features Chuck Pyle, the “Zen Cowboy of Colorado” performing at the Old Settlers Inn. Chuck is a consummate storyteller. Mon, 13 Jan 2014 19:05:50 +0000 Lu Anne Stephens 28847 at http://kmuw.org Kansas Native Kelley Hunt And Her Band Will Be Featured On This Week's New Settlers http://kmuw.org/post/kansas-native-kelley-hunt-and-her-band-will-be-featured-weeks-new-settlers <p><span style="color: rgb(33, 47, 64); font-family: proxima-nova, 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;">This week we feature R&amp;B favorite Kelley Hunt and her band from their performance at the Old Settlers Inn. Kelley was born and raised in Kansas and continues to live in Lawrence though she spends </span><span style="color: rgb(33, 47, 64); font-family: proxima-nova, 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;">a lot of her time touring the U.S. and the world. Tue, 07 Jan 2014 16:12:00 +0000 Lu Anne Stephens 28588 at http://kmuw.org