Listen for new inspirational music from Erica Campbell of the popular gospel sister duo Mary Mary. We'll hear from the Help 2.0 album on Soulsations, including her new single "More Love." This new release is a reboot of her Grammy and Dove award-winning 2014 album Help.
Erica Campbell is one of the concert headliners at the 2015 Wichita Riverfest. Campbell will close out Monday night's Gospelfest on June 1st.
Night Train continues with more music from March featured artists Clark Terry (this time with Duke Ellington) and Charles Lloyd, and begins a week-long tribute to trumpeter Lew Soloff. Plus birthday salutes to coronetist Ruby Braff, bassist Brian Torff, and ‘the poet of the piano’ Tommy Flanagan – including a Jazz Profiles special about his life and music in hour two of the show.
Friday is the centennial birthday of gospel great Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Crossroads continues the month-long feature with more music from her, one of her classic songs performed by the Holmes Brothers, related gospel blues, and a House of Blues Gospel Blues special in hour two of the show.
Plus music from Marcia Ball, who also celebrates a birthday Friday, and from several artists with regional concerts in the coming week.
Latin rock, soul, jazz and psychedelia this time in the Global Village, including music from the legendary Mongo Santamaria, a rising star on the Cuban jazz scene – Harold Lopez-Nussa, music from the Rough Guide to Latin Psychedelia, and a song from War that was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame this year.
Tonight on Straight No Chaser hear something new from Charles McPherson. Also tune in for a few old things from American saxophonist Charlie Rouse, renowned for his ten year collaboration with Thelonious Monk. Horace Silver, Stan Getz, and J J Johnson will also make appearances throughout the show.
Sunday on Soulsations, live music from R&B vocalist/musician Donny Hathaway. He is mostly known for his duets with his Howard University classmate Roberta Flack. He also worked as a producer/composer for Aretha Franklin, Jerry Butler, and the Staple Singers. Hear soulful music from his 1972 release Donny Hathaway Live.
Perfect Abandon is the latest release from singer-songwriter Tom Brosseau. Born in North Dakota and raised in the church, Brosseau’s music is informed by desolation, spirituality, and the eeriness that visits wide open spaces. Perfect Abandon was recorded using one microphone and produced by sometime PJ Harvey collaborator John Parish. We’ll hear selections from that album on this episode of the show as well as selections from Yeah Okay, I Know, the latest release from singer-songwriter Christian Lee Hutson.
Night Train marks birthdays of NEA Heritage Fellow and tabla master Zakir Hussain (performing with March featured artist Charles Lloyd), and singers Laurie Antonioli and Keely Smith. It’s also the birthday of Ornette Coleman, and along with music from both ends of his career, the second hour of the show features a special salute to the avant-garde pioneer from Dewey Redman and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.
Crossroads kicks off the Sister Rosetta Tharpe Centennial feature with the first song ever recorded by the gospel blues great, music from a tribute album featuring covers of her classic tunes, gospel blues from the Slide Brothers presented by Robert Randolph, and in hour two, a Tharpe special with music and a conversation with Tharpe biographer Gayle Wald.
Plus new music from the Balkun Brothers and Freddy King’s Brother Benny Turner, and selections from several blues acts with regional concerts in the coming week.