New Settlers' Radio Hour

Saturdays at 7pm

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

Saturday, March 12

St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner, so this week  New Settlers' Radio Hour celebrates all things Irish with jigs, reels and 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. Grab a pint and join the party!

Saturday, March 5

This week it's Peter Mulvey at the Old Settlers Inn.  The American singer-songwriter is best known for his dark, sultry, wry lyrics that weave themselves into his percussive guitar work, a style he perfected while traveling in Dublin. Tune in to hear more from Mulvey on New Settlers Radio Hour.

Check out "Just Before the War"

Saturday, February 27

It's guitarist and singer/songwriter Tommy Emmanuel at his best - before a live audience.  We recorded him at Wichita’s Orpheum theater. 

 

Here's a crowd favorite:

Saturday, February 20

Saturday, February 13

Nobody loves "love" like a singer-songwriter. This week you'll hear some of the best and  their interpretation of the feeling on New Settlers' Radio Hour.

We'll feature tunes from Cheryl Wheeler, Tom Prasada-Rao, Pierce Pettis and many, many more.  

Here's one of my favorites from Cheryl Wheeler:

Saturday, February 6

It's another from the Best of the Best series: Zoe Lewis and her Rubber Band performing at the Old Settlers Inn. Zoe plays everything! From traditional folk tunes, ballads, world beat and vaudeville.  Zoe even sings a song about pie – does it get any better?

Check out "Snow White" here:

And watch "When Dog Meets Wolf" below:

Saturday, January 30

This week New Settlers' Radio Hour hears from Paul Thorn at the Old Settlers Inn. It was a great concert with blues and roots-rock with that hard-to-fine element that says “southern.”  Paul is gritty and graceful and a consummate storyteller.

Listen below for Paul's performance of "I Guess I'll Just Stay Married":

Saturday, January 23

This week 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.

Here are a couple of favorite tunes:

Zoo Tunes

Jan 13, 2016

Saturday, January 16

This week, it's 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 – check it out!

Here are some examples from A Roomful of Blues...

...Big Bad Voodoo Daddy...

Saturday, January 9

Tune in to New Settlers' Radio Hour this week 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 a performance of "Mr. Bojangles":

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