Straight No Chaser continues to join Night Train in featuring Blue Note Records, the American jazz record label, in celebration of their 75th Anniversary. On tonight's show, hear from Blue Note artists Grant Green and Ike Quebec.
Grant Green is a St. Louis born jazz guitarist and composer. Ike Quebec of Newark, New Jersey is a jazz tenor saxophonist.
Tonight on New Settlers' Radio Hour, listen for a compilation of past performances from the Sedgwick County Zoo Summer Concert Series. This show includes bayou-blues queen Marcia Ball, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, A Roomful of Blues and more. Great shows, great crowds – check it out!
Web extra: A Roomful of Blues performs at Belgium's Duvel Blues in 2012.
Tuesday, June 17: Lazaretto is the second solo album from former White Stripes leader Jack White. The lyrics are inspired by poems, short stories, and plays that White wrote during an aborted college career at Wayne State University in Michigan. White expands upon his signature rough-edged sound and emerges with one of the best recordings of his career. We’ll also hear music from House of Spirits, the latest album from The Fresh and Onlys.
Night Train starts the week with a show devoted entirely to the June feature marking the 75th anniversary of Blue Note Records, one of the most respected labels in jazz history. In hour one, it’s music from label hitmaker Horace Silver, organists Jimmy Smith, Big John Patton and Larry Young, singers Van Morrison and Cassandra Wilson, and guitarist Kenny Burrell. Then in hour two a special about the music and history of Blue Note with producer Michael Cuscuna, who played a major role in the revival of the label in later years.
An Afrobeat special this time in the Global Village to mark the birthday of Femi Kuti. Music from his father, Fela, and brother Seun Kuti, Australia’s Liberators, Italy’s Mamud Band, the U.S. based Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band, and the new Sia Tolno album featuring Fela music director and drummer Tony Allen are also featured.
Crossroads continues its look back at the last half decade of the Blues Music Awards with 2012 & 2013 winners featured this time. Plus music from the Independent Music Awards winners and Living Blues Awards nominees that were just recently announced, artists with concerts in the coming weeks, and new releases from Billy Branch, Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa, and Kenny Wayne Shepherd.
Among the award winners featured this time are Valerie June, Ruthie Foster, the Tedeschi Trucks Band, Curtis Salgado, Tab Benoit, and Buddy Guy.
Founding member Trent Wagler’s band The Steel Wheels is now a widely recognized name in Americana music circles. The band tours year-round and has even launched its own music festival. But all of that has come after nearly a decade of toil and struggle and figuring out ways to be in the right place at the right time.
Listen for music from the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's performance at the Cotillion in Wichita. The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band have been performing their brand of bluegrass-country-rock since the 60s with a brief bit of fame in the 80s when they shortened their name to "The Dirt Band."
Sunday on Soulsations hear funky music from the S.O.S. Band. This American R&B and electro-funk group rose to popularity in the 1980s, and are known for their first hit single "Take Your Time (Do It Right)."
The group also worked with the phenomenal duo, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis in the 80s. Jam & Lewis have more number ones than any other songwriting and production team in history. The S.O.S. Band is currently working on a 2014 release.