New Settlers' Radio Hour

Saturdays at 7pm

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

Saturday, April 2

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. We recorded them in St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in McPherson.

Here's one of my favorites:

Saturday, March 26

This week New Settlers' Radio Hour features Groovelily – an award-winning trio that defies categorization. The band blends acoustic, pop, classical and jazz. They're energetic and fun with tight harmonies and amazing musicianship. We recorded them at the Old Settlers Inn. 

Groovelily knows they're hard to define and created this video montage – check it out!

Saturday, March 19 

This week on New Settlers' Radio Hour we hear from Jennifer Kimball and Lucy Kaplansky who shared a concert at the Old Settler’s Inn.

Here's a studio version of Jennifer Kimball with one of my favorite tunes: 

…and here's Lucy in concert:

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":

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