Time For Three is not an act for musical purists. The group’s repertoire includes explorations of folk, Americana, bluegrass and classical music. The bandmate’s co-founder Ranaan Meyer says that he and his bandmates Zach De Pue and Nick Kendall, both on violin, came together at exactly the right time a little more than a decade ago. They were students at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia and back then, the dividing lines between classical and popular music were beginning to erode, perhaps more than ever.
It's another from the Best of the Best series: Zoe Lewis and her Rubber Band performing at the Old Settlers' Inn. Zoe is an English folk musician from Brighton who now lives in Massachusetts. She plays everything from traditional folk tunes to ballads, world beat, and vaudeville. Plus she sings a song about pie – does it get any better?
Monday, February 2:El Corazon is the 1997 album from Steve Earle, featuring guest appearances from Emmylou Harris, Supersuckers, and Earle’s son, Justin Townes Earle. Listen for selections from this release as well as music from the Grateful Dead’s landmark 1970 release Workingman’s Dead.
Crossroads wraps up its look back at the Best of 2014 by highlighting some of this year’s blues and blues-related Grammy nominees. Plus a birthday salute to R&B great Ruth Brown and a tribute to Bo Dollis, Big Chief of the Wild Magnolias, the first Mardi Gras Indian to commercially record and one of the Crescent City’s great Indian groups.
Now that the Best of 2014 feature is over, it's time for some new material. We’ve had a whole month to receive new Straight No Chaser music. Tonight, hear The Cookers's newest release,Time and Time Again, named the itunes 2014 Jazz Album of the Year. We'll also hear Ian Sims and Divergent Paths's new project, Conundrum. From our library, the Harper Brothers and Brother Jack McDuff.
Global Village pays tribute to Big Chief Bo Dollis of the Wild Magnolias who passed away last week; marks the birthday of acclaimed English folk-rock bassist Ashley Hutchings; and highlights more of the Best of 2014 – the time with the Grammy-nominated album from the Pedrito Martinez Group, the Latin Grammy-winning album from Chick Corea, and a Global Village favorite and most played release on European world music radio in 2014 by Aziza Brahim.
Hear new gospel jazz music from award-winning keyboardist and producer Ben Tankard on Soulsations Sunday. His new release, Full Tank 2.0, will be released on February 10 and features R&B and gospel artist Shirley Murdock and jazz artist Kirk Whalum.
Web extra: Here is Ben Tankard's video for the single "Reach Out and Touch" featuring Kirk Whalum.