Miriam Brummel

“I decided I was only going to write in stories,” says Josh Haden, founding member of the band Spain. He’s speaking from his home in Los Angeles, discussing the material that shapes the sixth Spain album, Carolina. The songs touch on America’s past with intersections in the present and with Haden’s own life.

Monday, July 11

Global Village celebrates the birthdays of reggae stars John Holt (of the Paragons) and Michael Rose (from Black Uhuru) and highlights new reggae albums from Ziggy Marley, Taj Weekes & Adowa, and Jah Works. Plus more music from July featured artists Santana (from the Welcome and new Santana IV albums) and the latest from Carrie Rodriguez and Oumar Konate.


Tuesday, July 12

July 15/17

Crossroads continues the July feature celebrating the upcoming 80th birthday of blues legend Buddy Guy, this time with music he did as a leader, and as a sideman with Muddy Waters and Koko Taylor on the Chess label.
Plus music from some of the newly named Blues Blast Music Awards nominees – including Curtis Salgado, Guy Davis, Fiona Boyes and more - and from two recently announced award winners: Big Chief Monk Boudreaux (a newly named NEA Heritage Fellow) and Smokey Robinson (this year’s honoree for the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song).

Describing David Liebe Hart isn’t easy. You could call him an actor, comedian, musician, artist or puppeteer or all those in some manner of hyphenation. He’s appeared on Adult Swim and the Cartoon Network as part of Tim & Eric’s Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule and Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!. His albums include Chip The Black Boy and Astronaut. He’ll also regale you with tales of his Christian Scientist faith, contact with aliens and his love of all things railroad.

Sunday, July 10

Sunday on Soulsations, hear the gospel sounds of master worship leader, William McDowell. The Grammy and Dove awards nominee has spent years serving as music director for Ron Kenoly and is now the pastor of Deeper Fellowship Church in Orlando, Florida.  He is most widely known for his chart topping single "I Give Myself Away."  McDowell will be in concert along with a mass choir of more than 20 Wichita-area churches at Century II in Wichita on Friday, July 15th at 6:00 pm as part of the United Methodist Church South Central Jurisdictional Conference. 

Saturday July 9th 
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 my favorites:  

Saturday, July 9

Known for his work with bands such as Mr. Big and Racer X, Paul Gilbert recently issued the album I Can Destroy which finds him crafting songs that include dashes of humor and pop sensibilities that recall Todd Rundgren and The Beatles. We’ll hear from that release on this episode of Strange Currency along with selections from Singularity the upcoming release by Standing in the Colour.

Monday, July 11

Monday 7.4.16

Night Train celebrates the 4th of July with two special live performances from the Airmen of Note, the premier jazz ensemble of the United States Air Force. In hour one of the show, the Airmen are joined by one of the top vibes players in jazz today – Stefon Harris. Then in hour two, they greet two special guests – trumpeter Marvin Stamm (whose credits include working with everyone from Stan Kenton and Paul Desmond to Donald Fagen and Deodato) and West Coast pianist and popular session player Bill Mays.

Tuesday 7.5.16