Hear music from R&B and funk group the Bar-Kays. The band celebrates 50 years in the music industry. The Bar-Kays performed at the White House last year in a “Memphis Soul” concert. The group is also part of the 2014 Master's of Funk World Tour.
Web Extra: The Bar-Kays perform "Shine" on the set of Soul Train.
Wednesday, July 16: We’ll hear from Jackson Browne’s 1973 album For Everyman, a record featuring appearances from Bonnie Raitt, Elton John, Joni Mitchell and David Crosby. It also marks the first collaboration between Browne and multi-instrumentalist David Lindley. The two have collaborated off and on since 1973, including on the live album Love Is Strange, which we’ll also hear from.
SPECIAL: Global Village celebrates Bastille Day with a special show devoted to music from France. Along with traditional music and musette, the show highlights French world music groups, and artists from different corners of the world who now call France home. Among the performers featured – Lo’Jo, Paris Combo, Kanda Bongo Man, Manu Dibango, Bibi Tanga, and Maurice el Medioni.
(Strange Currency and Night Train will also be celebrating Bastille Day tonight.)
This week at the Crossroads we remember bass great Charlie Haden and Wichita blues star Jesse Anderson, highlight new music from two up-and-coming names in blues – Selwyn Birchwood and Jarekus Singleton – and for our July Summer Blues Festival Feature, highlight live music from Robert Cray, Byther Smith, and in hour two of the show, a concert performance from Ruthie Foster at the Savannah Music Festival.
SPECIAL: Night Train teams up with Global Village and Strange Currency to celebrate Bastille Day, the French National Holiday, with music from a wide range of French jazz artists, along with music inspired by and recorded in France.
Formed in Philadelphia in 2007 Cheers Elephant quickly established itself as a band with an ear open to the past. As guitarist and vocalist Jordan del Rosario recalls, he and his three bandmates found common ground in music made before any of them were born, including The Beatles.
“We really liked that British sound" he says. "But even more so than The Beatles, The Kinks and the Rolling Stones. The psychedelic era of all those bands really sparked the way.”
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.
Hear new music by Afro Elements. The jazz funk band's sophomore project, Out of the Centre, features a large brass section and two new vocalists. The album also features as it’s special guest musician Barry Finnerty, the former guitarist for many legendary artists, including The Crusaders.
Web extra: Preview Afro Elements' new album Out of the Centre with the featured video.