New Settlers' Radio Hour

Saturdays at 7pm

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

Saturday, November 25

This week it's Easily Amused – Canadian singer/songwriters with an alt-rock edge. Easily Amused was formed by Keith MacPherson and Renee Lamoureaux and recorded at the former Line Sight Gallery in Wichita.  

Saturday, November 4

One of the first, one of the best. Dan Crary and Beppe Gambetta, flatpickers-extraordinaire, pushing the boundaries of bluegrass and acoustic music. We recorded them in St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in McPherson.

Saturday, September 23

Peter Mulvey at the Old Settlers Inn. Dark, sultry songwriting with amazing percussive guitar.  So very good.

Saturday, September 16

Listen for music from the California Guitar Trio’s performance at the Orpheum in Wichita. 

Saturday, September 9

Jigs, reels and ballads with Cathie Ryan and her band - recorded at the Old Settlers Inn.

Saturday, August 26

Acoustic, eclectic and fun. The Waybacks might be called “newgrass”  but that hardly begins to describe them. You’ll have to listen!  Recorded at The Old Settlers Inn.

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":

 

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