July 31/August 2

Crossroads wraps up the July features with music from:

  Monday 7.27.15

Night Train marks birthdays of Kansas City singing star Karrin Allyson, Latin jazz pianist Edward Simon, and adventurous guitarist Joel Harrison. Plus more from July featured artists Ahmad Jamal and Nina Simone, and new music from bassists Ben Williams and Lee Smith, the Dana Landry Quartet, Robert Glasper, and Charles McPherson.

  Tuesday 7.28.15

Monday, July 27

It’s a potpourri of sounds from around the globe this time in the Global Village, including music from Paul Simon’s Graceland, exotica from the Arthur Lyman Group, Okinawa’s Shoukichi Kina, Monty Alexander’s Ivory & Steel Caribbean band, German reggae from Jahcoustix, and some Balkan sounds by way of Montreal from Briga.

Tuesday, July 28

We have some CDs to giveaway! Both Amused To Death by Roger Waters and Shockwave Supernova by Joe Satriani come out on Friday, July 24 and we're holding an online trivia contest to give away our copies.

Strange Currency host Jedd Beaudoin has come up with our trivia questions for this giveaway. Simply answer these multiple choice questions before 12:00 p.m. on Friday, July 31, and you'll receive a chance to win one of the CDs with each correct answer submitted.

Here's a look at the CDs... and the trivia contest form can be found below. Good luck!

Darren Carroll

Robert Earl Keen is considered one of the best songwriters of his generation. He’s from a class of writers that includes his good friend Lyle Lovett and acclaimed vocalist Nanci Griffith. He’s known for smart, literate songs and powerful live performances as well as the wry sense of humor common to songwriters from the Lone Star State. What he isn’t known for is bluegrass music. At least until now.

Eleanor Stills


Graham Nash’s current tour finds him playing intimate rooms across the country, digging deep into his rich back catalogue for hits that he’s recorded with Crosby, Stills, Nash and sometimes Young, as well as The Hollies. But the 73-year-old Nash is as restless and eager to move forward as ever and is today in one of the most prolific periods of his career.

Saturday, July 25

This week we hear from singer, songwriter and storyteller Paul Thorn from a recording at Old Settlers Inn in Moundridge. His performance features blues and roots-rock with that hard-to-find element that says “southern.”  Paul is gritty and graceful and a consummate storyteller. You can hear an example of "That's Life" above.

Sunday, July 26

Tonight on Soulsations, hear brand new inspirational gospel music from award winning producer/songwriter Derrick “Doc” Pearson. He has composed, recorded and produced chart-topping songs for such R&B artists as The O’Jays and The Whispers.  

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Friday, July 24

Something More Than Free is the brand-new release from Jason Isbell and the follow-up to his acclaimed 2013 album Southeastern. Continuing in the acoustic-driven tradition of that album, Something More Than Free features songs about working people and those living at the fringes of what remains of the American dream. We’ll also hear selections from High On Tulsa Heat, the recent LP from singer-songwriter John Moreland.

Saturday, July 25

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Sunday, July 26

Tonight’s Straight No Chaser is a whirlwind, as we jump from the very latest recordings to trips in the wayback machine. We open with tunes from trumpeter Woody Shaw from decades ago, then segue to the latest issue from May of this year by guitarist Joshua Breakstone. Later there’s new Cyrus Chestnut next to old Zoot Sims and Al Cohn. And how can you argue with a tenor player named Zoot?