New Settlers' Radio Hour

Saturdays at 7pm

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

Saturday, October 24

Enjoy a rare performance by The Sherpas - a contemporary folk group made up of three established singer-songwriters: Tom Kimmel, 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:

Saturday, October 17

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. Slaid is a wonderful songwriter and storyteller with a “lonesome” sound.

Here’s one of my favorites.  It’s a studio version (it's no secret that I like live performances better) but it’s gorgeous.  Enjoy!

Saturday, October 10

Aoife Clancy (pronounced “Eefa”) brings a refreshing new voice to folk music, one that ranges from traditional Irish songs to ballads and contemporary folk. She is joined with a full band for her dazzling performance on this week's episode of New Settlers'  Radio Hour.

Have a listen here...


Saturday, October 3

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.

Take a look and listen below. 

Saturday, September 26

This week New Settlers 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, Cathie Ryan and her band and Grace Griffith.  Grab a pint and join the party.

A couple examples:

Saturday, September 19

Margo Hennebach, Adrienne Jones and Mark Saunders comprise the classical/folk/celt trifecta known as Mad Agnes. The Bloomfield, CT group hand delivered some harmonies to our friends at Old Settlers Inn.
Rich, complex and riddled with depth, hear Mad Agnes.

Saturday, September 12

New Settlers features GrooveLily – funky and fun and so, so talented.  The trio fuses acoustic, pop, classical and jazz.  We recorded them at the Old Settlers Inn.

GrooveLily admits they're hard to describe – here's a montage that will give you an idea!

Saturday, September 5

This week, it's a new show from a couple of old friends.  Jennifer Kimball and Lucy Kaplansky shared a concert at the Old Settlers Inn.  We've combined their great performances into a new Best of the Best!

Here's a sweet tune from Jennifer…

And another sweet tune from Lucy…

Saturday, August 15

Everyone loves a love song, right?  But no one more than singer/songwriters, who write about love in any conceivable form. Listen for tunes from Anne Hills, Pierce Pettis, Cheryl Wheeler, Brooks Williams, Tom Prasada-Rao and others, recorded at the Old Settlers Inn and other venues in and around Wichita.

Here's an example or two.  

Cheryl Wheeler with one of my all-time favorites…  

Saturday, August 8