New Settlers' Radio Hour

Saturdays at 7pm

Lu Anne Stephens brings you recordings of the best acoustic performers in local venues.

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8:15 am
Fri October 10, 2014

Americana Singer-Songwriters Celeste Krenz And Sally Barris Share The Old Settlers Stage

Saturday, October 11:

Tune in for Celeste Krenz and Sally Barris recorded at the Old Settlers Inn of Moundridge, KS. 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. 

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9:56 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Irish Singer Aoife Clancy Features On New Settlers' Radio Hour

Saturday, October 4:

On this episode of New Settlers' Radio Hour, we'll hear a recorded performance from Irish singer Aoife Clancy. She started her career at the age of 14, playing with her father’s band in local pubs. Later, she was a member of the Celtic group Cherish the Ladies and has been on her own for more than a decade.  An amazing voice, a great concert! 

Here’s an example of Aoife in concert:

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3:49 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Keith And Renee, Singer/Songwriters With An Alt-Rock Edge, On New Settlers'

Canadian duo Keith & Renee

Saturday, September 27

Tonight on New Settlers' Radio Hour, we'll hear from Easily Amused – Canadian singer/songwriters with an alt-rock edge. Easily Amused was formed by Keith MacPherson and Renee Lamoureux (who now go by “Keith and Renee”.)  The duo was recorded at Linesight Gallery in Wichita.  They are fresh, friendly, hip and oh-so-talented.

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1:54 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

A Rare Performance From Singer-Songwriter Trio The Sherpas At The Old Settlers Inn

Saturday, September 20

Enjoy a rare performance by The Sherpas - a contemporary folk group made up of three established singer-songwriters: Tom Kimmell, Tom Prasada-Rao and Michael Lille, recorded at the Old Settlers Inn.  Great songwriting, great harmonies, great taunts – listen this Saturday and you’ll see what I mean.

Here’s an example:

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9:00 am
Mon September 8, 2014

Texas Songwriter And Storyteller Slaid Cleaves At The Old Settlers Inn

Slaid Cleaves, Texas folk musician

Saturday, September 13:

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… this Saturday night at 7:00.  

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12:05 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

A Look Back At Dan Crary And Beppe Gambetta's Performance In McPherson

Flatpickers Dad Crary and Beppe Gambetta

Saturday, September 6:

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.

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12:43 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Self-Described Power-Pop Trio Groovelily Featured On New Settlers'

"Theatrical power-pop trio" Groovelily
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Saturday, August 30

New Settlers' Radio Hour features Groovelily – an award-winning trio fusing acoustic, pop, classical and jazz – recorded at the Old Settlers Inn. Groovelily’s sound also comes from their blended vocals and instrumentation – a six-string electric violin, keyboards and percussion. 

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9:13 am
Wed August 20, 2014

Tommy Emmanuel At Wichita's Orpheum Theatre On New Settlers' Radio Hour

Singer/songwriter and guitarist Tommy Emmanuel

Saturday, August 23:

It's guitarist and singer/songwriter Tommy Emmanuel at his best - before a live audience.  We recorded him at Wichita’s Orpheum theater.  The Australian-born showman first played in this area at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield several years ago. In two days, he went from "unknown" to the most popular performer at the festival.  Lots of fun, lots of talent. 

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8:24 am
Tue August 12, 2014

New Settlers' Radio Hour: Peter Mulvey Live At The Old Settlers Inn

Saturday, August 16:

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. You may have heard him on public radio before – he's been interviewed before on various program and his music shows up as well.  As usual, live is best.  Don't miss it – he's so, so good. 

Web extra: Here's Peter in concert…

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1:42 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

California Guitar Trio Live At The Orpheum On New Settlers' Radio Hour

Saturday, August 9:

Listen for music from the California Guitar Trio's performance at Wichita's historic Orpheum Theatre, tonight on New Settlers' Radio Hour. 

The trio was formed in Los Angeles in 1991. The group has released 14 albums over their 23-year career, with their most recent album Masterworks released in 2011. Bert Lams of Affligem Belgium, Hideyo Moriya of Chiba Japan, and Paul Richards of Utah comprise the trio.

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