Lu Anne Stephens

Director of Content; Director of Programming and Operations; Music Host

Lu Anne has held many positions at KMUW, including local Morning Edition host and reporter/editor. In addition to her current duties as Director of Content and Director of Programming and Operations, Lu Anne produces KMUW’s “New Settler’s Radio Hour”  and countless special productions. After studying Music Performance and Journalism at Pittsburg State University, Lu completed her degree at Wichita State University in 1995. She has won several awards for journalistic excellence since she has been at KMUW.

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Saturday, August 19

Zoe Lewis and her Rubber Band performing at the Old Settlers Inn.

Saturday, August 12

Paul Thorn this week at the Old Settlers Inn. Blues, roots-rock with that hard-to-find element that says “southern.” Paul is gritty and graceful and a consummate storyteller.

Saturday, August 5

Kelley Hunt and her band at the Old Settlers Inn. Blues, boogie woogie piano and a sold-out crowd.

Saturday, July 29

Listen for music from the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's performance at the Cotillion in Wichita. The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band have been performing their brand of country-rock since the 60s with a brief bit of fame in the 80s. Their best-known tunes are probably "Mr. Bojangles" and "American Dream.”

Here’s "Mr. Bojangles":

 

Saturday, July 22

We'll hear a compilation of performances from the Sedgwick County Zoo Summer Concert Series.  This show includes bayou-blues queen Marcia Ball, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, A Roomful of Blues and more. Great shows, great crowds. 

Saturday, July 15

We get to hear one of the Best of the Best – a concert that was a particular audience favorite. It’s Chuck Pyle, the “Zen Cowboy of Colorado” performing at the Old Settlers Inn. Chuck is a consummate storyteller and contemporary folk artist. At times, you could hear the proverbial pin drop, at others, the crowd was laughing or cheering. Too much fun to miss – this Saturday on New Settlers.

Saturday, July 8

It’s another Best of the Best, the eclectic, talented and completely charming alt-bluegrass group Still on the Hill. Their performance at the Old Settlers Inn shows off their blend of styles into a fresh and original style.

Saturday, July 1

This week New Settlers' features one of the Old Settlers Inn’s first and favorite performers. Singer-songwriter Brooks Williams combines rock, blues and American roots music.

Saturday, June 24

Fun, poetic, gritty and wonderful. It's Greg Brown recorded at the Old Settlers Inn. Greg is the founder of Red House Records, has received a plethora of folkie-and-indie type awards and his tunes have been covered by Willie Nelson, Carlos Santana, Ani DiFranco, Shawn Colvin and countless others. Like most singer-songwriters, he's best when performing live in a small setting ­ like the Old Settlers Inn.

Saturday, June 10

Wild, eclectic and multitalented… Vance Gilbert is a quintessential singer-songwriter and storyteller. We recorded him at the Old Settlers Inn.  

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