Music

  June 26/28

This week at the Crossroads, we wrap up the June feature celebrating the electric Chicago blues and the 65th anniversary of Chess Records with Joe Bonamassa’s new album in tribute to Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf, Mike Henderson’s version of an early Muddy Waters classic on Chess, and a special exploring the legendary Bo Diddley beat. Plus a tribute to blues and soul singer Mighty Sam McClain who passed away last week, remembering Big Bill Broonzy on his birthday, and music from artists with concerts in the coming week.

Monday 6.22.15

Night Train highlights ‘new standards’ and tribute albums tonight – including Tierney Sutton’s celebration of the music of Joni Mitchell, a Joni cover from Claire Martin and music from Mitchell’s standards album, Both Sides Now – also the Trio of Oz doing Stone Temple Pilots; Benny Golson’s celebration of the tenor in jazz; Steve Turre’s salute to trombonists who were part of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers; and Carmen McCrae with music of Billie Holiday.

Tuesday 6.23.15

Monday, June 22

Global Village welcomes in the first full day of the new season with songs of summer from Bob Marley & the Wailers, Desmond Dekker, Ray Barretto, Bill Withers, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Michael Franti & Spearhead and more.

Tuesday, June 23

Tami Garcia

Dean Book’s guitar playing is heavy on rhythm and short on flash but that doesn’t make it any less impressive. As member of Hostility and now Gulch he creates guitar lines that are weighty, smart and rhythmically on the mark. You can hear him here—along with fellow Gulch guitarist Chris McNutt—on “The Second.”

The guitar in its many forms and styles is featured throughout June across our music programs. For more information about the shows and their features and to listen to KMUW music shows anytime online, visit our website at kmuw.org.

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Although mainstream country music bears little resemblance today to its simple roots, there are still some recording artists whose brand of music recalls the bygone era of AM country radio, delivering songs that are focused on common human emotions.

Jedd Beaudoin

In Wichita rock circles it might be said that all roads lead to Clif Major. Beginning with The Outcasts in the 1960s and through to later years with his live music venue Rockin’ Daddy’s, Major imbued many players with a sense of pride in their scene and, as owner of the music store C Major, put the first guitar in the hands of more than one local musician. Major died in 2014 at the age of 65 but his music remains with recordings such as this one from The Del-Rays.

Sunday, June 21  

Janet Jackson, the youngest daughter of the famed Jackson family, is expected to have a new release soon.  BMG is proud to announce that it will release Unbreakable, the first album in seven years by the award winning, singer/songwriter and Oscar nominee.  Jackson is also embarking on a North American Tour and she’s scheduled to perform in Kansas City , MO on October 27th.  Hear some of her notable music, Sunday on Soulsations

Saturday, June 20

It’s another Best of the Best feature with the eclectic, talented and completely charming alt-bluegrass group Still on the Hill.   Their performance at the Old Settlers Inn shows off the duo's ability to blend styles into a fresh and original sound.

    

Wayne Gottstine is a guitar player whose rhythm parts and lead lines are equally fascinating. Cut from the same cloth as Edward Van Halen, Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughn, he never loses sight of the song, whether in his work with Scroat Belly or this band, The Sluggos.

The guitar in its many forms and styles is featured throughout June across our music programs. For more information about the shows and their features and to listen to KMUW music shows anytime online, visit our website at kmuw.org.

Gavin Peters

Aaron Moreland’s guitar playing has been the bedrock of the songs he and Dustin Arbuckle have created in Moreland and Arbuckle. Moreland avoids guitar solos and instead plays in a style that emphasizes the rhythmic qualities of the band’s blues-based sound.

Here’s Moreland and Arbuckle performing the classic “John Henry.”

The guitar in its many forms and styles is featured throughout June across our music programs. For more information about the shows and their features and to listen to KMUW music shows anytime online, visit our website at kmuw.org.

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