Artist Spotlight http://kmuw.org en 5 Things You Should Know About Yo La Tengo http://kmuw.org/post/5-things-you-should-know-about-yo-la-tengo <p><strong>1.</strong> The group, which was founded in 1984 in Hoboken, New Jersey, takes its name from a sporting anecdote: Legend has it that during the 1962 season two members of the New York Mets––center fielder Richie Ashburn and shortstop Elio Chacon––collided on an all-too-frequent basis. A native of Venezuela, Chacon was confused when Ashburn would yell, “I’ve got it!” as he was going after a ball. A teammate intervened and told Ashburn that he might have more luck yelling "¡Yo la tengo!" (Spanish for “I’ve got it!”) instead. He did––only to be knocked about by left fielder Frank Thomas, who allegedly quipped, “What’s a yellow tango?”</p><p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 18:56:49 +0000 Jedd Beaudoin 13308 at http://kmuw.org 5 Things You Should Know About Yo La Tengo Richard Thompson's Bravest Moment: 1000 Years of Popular Music http://kmuw.org/post/richard-thompsons-bravest-moment-1000-years-popular-music <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With a career that dates back to the late </span>1960s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Richard Thompson has recorded in numerous musical idioms and earned accolades for virtually every turn he's taken, but perhaps his most impressive moment as a&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">recording artist came in 2002 with the album <a href="http://www.richardthompson-music.com/catch_of_the_day.asp?id=117"><em>1000 Years of&nbsp;</em></a></span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.richardthompson-music.com/catch_of_the_day.asp?id=117"><em>Popul Tue, 12 Feb 2013 20:35:33 +0000 Jedd Beaudoin 12628 at http://kmuw.org Richard Thompson's Bravest Moment: 1000 Years of Popular Music Artist Spotlight: The Replacements http://kmuw.org/post/artist-spotlight-replacements <p></p><p>Formed in 1979 by brothers Bob (guitar) and Tommy (bass) Stinson, guitarist/vocalist Paul Westerberg, and drummer Chris Mars, The Replacements became a band on the fast track to success. By 1980 the group had a contract with the local Twin/Tone label and, by late 1981, its first album.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 01 Oct 2012 20:39:26 +0000 Jedd Beaudoin 7137 at http://kmuw.org Artist Spotlight: The Replacements Artist Spotlight: Peter Green http://kmuw.org/post/artist-spotlight-peter-green <p></p><p>Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, and Carlos Santana have long admired Peter Green’s playing and B.B. King once said that there was only one guitarist who gave him “the cold sweats.” Born October 29, 1946, Green would found one of the most successful rock bands of all time, leave behind stardom as part of a spiritual quest, and see his legacy swell in his prolonged absence from the spotlight.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 01 Oct 2012 20:23:56 +0000 Jedd Beaudoin 7134 at http://kmuw.org Artist Spotlight: Peter Green Artist Spotlight: Spirit of the Stairs http://kmuw.org/post/artist-spotlight-spirit-stairs <p></p> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 13:46:53 +0000 Jedd Beaudoin 5840 at http://kmuw.org Artist Spotlight: Spirit of the Stairs August Feature: Stevie Ray Vaughan http://kmuw.org/post/august-feature-stevie-ray-vaughan <p>Though Stevie Ray Vaughan's main career spanned less than a decade, he managed in that short time to help spark a new interest in blues, established himself as one of the great guitarists of popular music, and won a prominent place in fans hearts where he remains to this day, over twenty years since his passing in a tragic helicopter accident in August, 1990.</p> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Chris Heim 2934 at http://kmuw.org Artist Spotlight: Buddy Guy http://kmuw.org/post/artist-spotlight-buddy-guy <p>Though now recognized as one of the greats of the blues and one of the best guitarists of all time, Buddy Guy didn&rsquo;t find recognition or success quickly or easily. Mon, 09 Jul 2012 14:48:46 +0000 Chris Heim 2041 at http://kmuw.org Artist Spotlight: Buddy Guy