The Firewatcher’s Daughter is the latest release from acclaimed singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile. It is her follow-up to the highly acclaimed 2012 album Bear Creek. We’ll hear selections from that as well as music from Whatever My Love, the latest from the Juliana Hatfield Three. Hatfield is perhaps best remembered for her work with 90s acts such as The Lemonheads, Blake Babies and others. This latest release captures the spirit of Hatfield’s earlier recordings while bringing her and her band firmly into this decade.
Hear new hip hop/soul music from singer-songwriter Brandon Williams, better known as Urban Mystic. His new uplifting two-stepping record “Feel Good” is an energetic danceable tune infused with positive lyrics.
Web Special: Here is Urban Mystic's encouraging single "Feel Good." Listen for it on Soulsations Sunday.
Crossroads highlights music from Willie Dixon, the acclaimed blues bassist, songwriter and producer, who was just named one of this year’s inductees into the Songwriters' Hall of Fame. The show highlights music from Dixon, including early music he did as part of the Big Three Trio, and songs he wrote for Muddy Waters and Buddy Guy – two Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipients. Plus new music, artists with concerts in the coming week, and to wrap up the February Grammy Lifetime Achievement feature, a special in hour two devoted to blues icon, Robert Johnson.
On tonight's Straight No Chaser, we hear from jazz alto saxophonist Cannonball Adderley and pianist Horace Silver, two hard bop pioneers. Plus Grammy Award Winner Dee Dee Bridgewater, vocalist Dena DeRose, and the incomparable Gerry Mulligan.
Night Train (along with Global Village and Crossroads) features music from Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipients throughout February. This week Night Train focuses in on jazz honoree Miles Davis - with music from the legendary artist, covers & tributes, recordings by members of his various bands, and specials that highlight his many styles and two of his classic recordings.
Global Village highlights more world and world-inspired music from Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winners for the February feature –including Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Ravi Shankar, George Harrison, Bob Marley and Antonio Carlos Jobim. Plus music from the Juno-nominated release from Ayrad, and the latest Grammy and Latin Grammy winning album from Carlos Vives.
Jessica Lea Mayfield has released three albums to date and although each has earned her critical acclaim it’s her live shows that arguably remain most impressive. She began performing and touring with her parents in their new grass band before she was 10. She says that even after roughly 20 years in the spotlight sometimes being on stage can still be a strange experience.
It might be hard to imagine that one of the greatest living pianists began his life without much music in his home. But Stephen Hough began exactly that way—he became enamored of the piano when he saw one at an aunt’s house and realized it would allow him to add music to the nursery rhymes he loved singing. Before long, he begged his parents to buy him one and pay for lessons. As it turned out, piano transformed not only his life but his family’s as well.
We begin tonight with new recordings from the great jazz musician Charles McPherson and trumpeter Jeremy Pelt. We follow the new music with equally great but older selections from Zoot Sims, Jimmy Smith and Horace Silver.