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5:00 am
Fri September 19, 2014

The Picturebooks Prepare Take To Road With ‘Imaginary Horse’

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When it came time for The Picturebooks to record a new album, the band decided to retreat to a place that was familiar—guitarist and vocalist Finn Grabke’s garage. Filled with motorcycle parts, tools and other familiar trappings, the room also offered Grabke and drummer Philipp Mirtschink plenty room to stretch out. That allowed them the chance to capture the sound of the room, which made for a much airier sound on the record.

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4:09 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

New Single From Contemporary Gospel Legend Dorinda Clark-Cole

Sunday, September 21:

Grammy Award-winning contemporary gospel artist Dorinda Clark-Cole has a new single out titled “You Are.” Known as one of the legendary Clark sisters, Dorinda’s new album will be available in 2015. 

Web extra: Here's Dorinda performing her single "You Are."

Music
5:00 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Rose’s Pawn Shop Rises With 'Gravity Well'

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When the members of California’s Rose’s Pawn Shop sat down to make their new album, Gravity Well, they decided to work, for the second time in their career, with an outside producer. This time it was Ted Hutt, a man who had worked in the past with bands such as Gaslight Anthem.

Rose’s Pawn Shop guitarist Paul Givant says he couldn’t be happier with that decision.

“He was really hands on and had a long of strong opinions," he says. "We actually appreciated that. It helped us sculpt the record in a way that we weren’t really able to in the past.”

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Music
1:54 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

A Rare Performance From Singer-Songwriter Trio The Sherpas At The Old Settlers Inn

Saturday, September 20

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

Music
10:36 am
Tue September 16, 2014

Ryan Adams, Justin Townes Earle Return; Plus: A Visit To Earth

Hiss Golden Messenger's Lateness of Dancers
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Tuesday, September 16: Lateness of Dancers is the latest release from musicians M.C. Taylor and Scott Hirsch who perform under the name Hiss Golden Messenger. The music is acoustic-based and intimate with songs that touch on hard times and the hopes and fears of raising a family, among many other topics. We’ll hear from that recording as well as from lullaby and…the Ceaseless Roar, the latest release from September featured artist Robert Plant.

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Music
10:05 am
Mon September 15, 2014

David Bromberg's Birthday, New Johnny Winter & More Latin Soul/Spanish Blues

David Bromberg, blues and roots star

September 19/21

This week at the Crossroads, we mark the birthday of blues and roots star David Bromberg, including a concert he did at the Fur Peace Ranch in hour two of the show. Also more for the September Latin Soul/Spanish blues feature – this time from Argentina’s Claudio Gabis, and Mexico’s Real de Catorce – plus music from artists with concerts in the coming week, newly named Kennedy Center honoree Al Green,  and new releases, including Johnny Winter’s final album, Step Back.

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Music
10:46 am
Fri September 12, 2014

Celebrations For Hispanic Heritage Month & Mexican Independence Day

Latin jazz percussionist Mongo Santamaria

Monday September 15

SPECIAL: Global Village celebrates the start of Hispanic Heritage Month with a program devoted entirely to the wide range of Latin sounds and artists that have helped shape American music. Latin jazz, soul and rock are all featured, including some of the legends of the music, among them Machito, Mongo Santamaria, Los Lobos and Santana, along with rare sides from Joe King Carrasco, Flash & the Dynamics and more.

Tuesday September 16

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Music
5:00 am
Thu September 11, 2014

Cherokee Maidens Swing With Debut Recording

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Cherokee Maidens is a trio focused on the pristine harmonies of Western swing music but band co-founder Robin Macy says the trio’s debut album is about so much more.

“The three harmony vocals kind of drive the record but the music has a bit of a variety to it.”

It’s all swing music—well, mostly—and most of the songs are standards culled from the songbooks of Bob Wills, Jimmie Rodgers, and Merle Travis. But there’s even an exception to that via Darrell Scott’s “Head South.”

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Music
9:00 am
Mon September 8, 2014

Texas Songwriter And Storyteller Slaid Cleaves At The Old Settlers Inn

Slaid Cleaves, Texas folk musician

Saturday, September 13:

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. Wonderful songwriter and storyteller with that “lonesome” sound… this Saturday night at 7:00.  

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