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9:27 am
Mon June 30, 2014

July Feature for Prestige Records’ 65th, Ahmad Jamal’s Birthday & the New NEA Jazz Masters

American jazz artist Ahmad Jamal

Monday 6.30.14

Night Train wraps up the June Blue Note feature, including music from one of the label’s most adventurous artists – pianist and composer Andrew Hill, who was born on this date. In hour two of the show, it’s a special encore presentation of Piano Jazz with Andrew Hill as the featured guest. Night Train also kicks off a weeklong salute to the newly named 2015 NEA Jazz Masters with music from George Coleman and highlights new music from the Roberto Magris Septet and Chris Parker.

Tuesday 7.1.14

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9:11 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Canada Day, Soul Night, New Month/New Music Time & New July Feature for RealWorld’s 25th

Celebrate Canada Day with Canada's Ensemble Polaris

Monday  June 30

Global Village highlights an array of Latin sounds this time around, including Latin psychedelia from Joe Cuba, Latin soul from percussion great Mongo Santamaria, Latin jazz from the Miles Español album in tribute to Miles Davis, Latin ska from the pioneering Skatalites, and some Latin rock from ‘70s Belgian artist Nico Gomez and from Santana.

Tuesday  July 1

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9:02 am
Mon June 30, 2014

New Month/New Music time with the latest from Bob Stroger, Ronnie Earl, the Nighthawks and more

Award winning bassist Bob Stroger

July 4/6

It’s “New Month/New Music” time as Crossroads teams up with Global Village and Strange Currency at the beginning of every month to highlight the best in new releases.

Among the new blues titles featured at the Crossroads:

Blues Music Award winning bassist Bob Stroger

The return of Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters and the Nighthawks

A new compilation highlighting blues shouter Wynonie Harris

Plus, the Mannish Boys, the Andy T/Nick Nixon Band, Dave Spector, Deanna Bogart and more.

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5:00 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Everette DeVan Connects With Material On New Album

Everette DeVan performs at Cabaret Old Town on Saturday, June 28 with vocalist Lisa Henry.
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Everette DeVan releases his new album For The Love of You this weekend with two area shows—one in his home base of Kansas City and another here in Wichita. The record marks the first recording on the new Wichita-based label Henry Records. DeVan says that it was label founder Tim Henry who approached him about making the album.

“He said, ‘I’d like to do a CD.’ He said, ‘All I want you to do is go in there and play the organ the way that I know you know how to play it. And I don’t want any singin’ on it.’ I just gave him what he asked for,” DeVan says.

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5:00 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Graham Colton Finds Comfort With New Start And New Album

Graham Colton performs at The Orpheum Theatre on Thursday evening as part of the Emerging Artist Series
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When Graham Colton began writing songs for the follow-up to his 2011 album Pacific Coast Eyes he soon realized that he wasn’t happy with his creative process.

“I just picked up the guitar and started to do what I always do and it wasn’t very exciting to me. It felt like I was playing the guitar the same old way and singing in the same spots and the same things were kind of happening and it just didn’t inspire me.”

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3:56 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Kelley Hunt's Old Settlers Inn performance on New Settlers' Radio Hour

Musician Kelley Hunt performed at the Old Settlers Inn

Saturday, June 28:

Coming up tonight on New Settlers, it's R&B favorite Kelley Hunt and her band from their performance at the Old Settlers Inn of Mounridge, Kansas. Listen for blues, ballads and Kelley's distinctive "boogie woogie" piano style all in front of a sold-out crowd.  It's a great show.

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1:33 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Remembering Blue Note artist and jazz great Horace Silver on Straight No Chaser

Jazz pianist and composer Horace Silver

Sunday, June 29:

Straight No Chaser continues to join Night Train in featuring Blue Note Records, the American jazz record label, for the month of June in celebration of their 75th Anniversary.

Tune in for a special tribute show tonight in honor of Blue Note recording artist and legendary jazz musician Horace Silver. Horace Silver, an American jazz pianist and composer, died on June 18th at the age of 85. 

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11:36 am
Tue June 24, 2014

New music from Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Mischief Makers featured this week

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers will release Hypnotic Eye on July 29
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Wednesday, June 25: Hypnotic Eye is the upcoming release from Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, marking the band’s 13th studio effort and a return to its 70’s roots. We’ll hear songs from the album on this episode of Strange Currency, along with selections from Lonely Ones, the latest release by Oklahoma singer-songwriter Graham Colton.

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11:56 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Wrapping Up the Last Half Decade of BMA Awards with 2010/11 Winners + Concert Previews & New Release

Blues Music Award winner Joe Louis Walker
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June 27/29

This week at the Crossroads we wrap up the June feature looking back at the last half decade of Blues Music Award winners with artists who took home awards in 2010 and 2011 – including Buddy Guy, Joe Louis Walker, Irma Thomas, Dr. John and Pinetop Perkins. Plus music from artists with concerts in the coming week and new music from Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Eden Brent, Damon Fowler, and Janiva Magness.

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