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 Program Director, 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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Music
2:22 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Jeff Black's performance at WSU featured on New Settlers' Radio Hour

Singer/songwriter Jeff Black
Credit Michael Wilson, jeffblack.com

Saturday, June 7:

This week, New Settlers features a live performance by singer/songwriter Jeff Black. Black performed in 2011 on the Wichita State University campus for the Ulrich Museum of Art's outdoor summer concert titled "Art For Your Ears."

Jeff is self-described as a "burly, bare-knuckled, blue-collar son of the Missouri plains with dark Irish blood." Jeff has several albums to date, has written movie soundtracks and has penned tunes covered by such artists as Alison Krauss, Waylon Jennings and Black Hawk.

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Music
2:21 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

New Settlers' Radio Hour features Still on the Hill duo

Folkgrass duo Still on the Hill

Saturday, May 31:

It's another Best of the Best this week on New Settler's Radio Hour with the eclectic, talented and completely charming alt-bluegrass group Still on the Hill, recorded at the Old Settlers Inn. 

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Music
1:25 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Vance Gilbert on New Settlers' Radio Hour

Saturday, May 24:

This week on New Settlers we hear the wild, eclectic and multi-talented Vance Gilbert from his show at the Old Settlers Inn. Vance is a wonderful singer-songwriter and storyteller and he can bring tears to the toughest audience veteran…but he's also funny. Really. 

Music
1:18 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

New Settlers' Radio Hour: Buddy Mondlock

Mondlock featured Saturday starting at 7.
Credit buddymondlock.com

Saturday, May 17:

It’s Buddy Mondlock performing at the Old Settlers Inn. Buddy is a true poet – spinning lyrics and melodies that are multi-layered and – simply – wonderful.  Buddy has written songs recorded by Garth Brooks, Art Garfunkle and Peter, Paul and Mary and many others but there’s nothing like hearing the songwriter perform his own works

Web preview: Here's Mondlock in 2013 performing at Greenfield Guitars in Montreal, Canada.

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Music
1:40 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Americana singer-songwriters Celeste Krenz and Sally Barris on New Settlers' Radio Hour this week

Saturday, April 19:

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!

Music
5:10 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

On New Settlers' Radio Hour: Americana storyteller Slaid Cleaves

Credit slaidcleaves.com

Saturday, March 29 2014:

Listen for folk and Americana musician Slaid Cleaves who is a great example of the Austin, TX style.  We recorded him at the Old Settlers Inn. Wonderful songwriter and storyteller with that “lonesome” sound.
 
Here’s one of my favorites.  It’s a studio version (you all know I like live performances better) but it’s gorgeous.  Enjoy.
 
 

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Music
2:20 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Dan Crary and Beppe Gambetta team up on this week's New Settlers

March 22

This week we look back to one of the first shows recorded for New Settlers. Dan Crary and Beppe Gambetta, flatpickers-extraordinaire, pushing the boundaries of bluegrass and acoustic music.  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.

Here's a great clip of them performing an audience favorite:
 

Music
11:36 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day With Jigs, Reels And Irish Ballads

Saturday, March 15 2014

This week New Settlers 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. 

Music
3:37 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

New Settlers Radio Hour: St. Patty's Jigs, Celtic Vocalists

Saturday, March 15:

This week, New Settlers celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with jigs, reels and Irish ballads.  Through the years, several Celtic groups have performed in the area and we’ll sample from some of the best – including Cherish the Ladies, Cathy Ryan and her band, and Grace Griffith.

Music
1:53 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Peter Mulvey - Live Indie Folk Rock Recordings

Saturday, Feb. 22 2014

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.  As usual, live is best.  Don't miss it – he's so, so good.

Here's an example:

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