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.
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!
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!
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.
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?
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":