4 Nights & 3 Days of Music, Food & Sustainable Fun
New Orleans Klezmer All Stars | Marco Benevento | Bonerama | Alex McMurray | Pieta Brown | Mike Dillon Band | Charanga Tropical | Jim Kerwin | Keelan Dimick | Christopher the Conquered | Mumford's | Trouble Lights | Todd Clouser's A Love Electric | Mike Mangione & the Union | Gin Palace Jesters | Diplomats of Solid Sound w/ the Diplomettes | Bambu | Jefferson County Green Band | Threefifty Duo | Paul Weddle | Lyric Benson | FMC Neil Young Tribute | Subterranean All Stars | Dos Rios | Host Country | Skunk River Medicine Show | SpeakEasy w/ Emily Poole | Jeffrey Hedquist | Dave Leffler Quartet | Mt. Pleasant Jazz Quartet | Apocalypso Tantric Boys Choir | Jams Brown | Fairfield All Star Jazz Band | The Riverdogs
Sustainability keynote by Jeffrey Hollender, co-founder of Seventh Generation & American Sustainable Business Council
Artisan Food | Art Photography exhibit by Tony Ellis | and much more
Smithsonian magazine has ranked Fairfield one of the country's "most intriguing places to enjoy arts & smarts." And now we've got the perfect excuse to come visit--FAIRfest 2013!
Enjoy an artful mix of national, regional and local entertainment, innovative keynote speakers, artisan food, speciality vendors, cultural events, art and film, in multiple venues, with a focus on sustainable solutions, community empowerment, economic equality, and much more--centered in and around the fabulous Fairfield Arts & Convention Center.
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LIVE AT HY-VEE ON WEDNESDAY IN THE CLUB ROOM
Kitchen activity is easy when you have the proper skills, plus it's great to know how to make essential condiments so you don't have to buy the packaged variety. Mayo and ranch dressing are two perfect examples. Savannah Strode and Kellie Kuenzler, students in the Indian Hills Culinary Arts program, are going to show us how easy it is to do these two preparations at home. Your sandwiches, salads, and dips will taste better than ever.
So what are they going to use the mayo and ranch dressing on? How about potato salad-two different types for the mayo, and chips and chicken breast strips to go with the ranch. Perfect for summer fun.
I think they might put their skills in action mixing up some fresh-squeezed lemon and limeade, too.
We’ll be kicking back with some classic funk on this Tuesday’s edition of That Righteous Jive. Fred Wesley and Maceo Parker are two incredible horn players who have played in both James Brown's band and George Clinton’s Parliament-Funkadelic (as well as going on to have successful solo careers of their own). In the late seventies Wesley and Maceo released two albums together with The Horny Horns—the horn section to Parliament-Funkadelic—titled A Blow For Me, A Toot For You (’77) and Say Blow By Blow Backwards ('79). We’ll be listening to some of my favorite tracks from both those albums. We’ll also hear Wesley and Maceo play with the J.B.’s—James Brown’s backing band—off of their 1974 album Damn Right I’m Somebody. Stream it live June 18th 5-6pm CDT right here on KRUU radio.
(Link to Play List below). This week's program begins with the Underground classic, "On Your Way Down" by Little Feat (1973). In response to requests for more music from the Australian duo, Luluc, DJ UndergroundMan offers tracks from the tribute to legendary songwriter, Nick Drake (photo) titled Way to Blue (2013). Listen closely in first hour for newly released track by the Civil Wars. Hank Dogs, UK folk-alternative band, returns with songs from their 1999 CD Bareback. UK electronic singer-songwriter, Imogen Heap (photo), brings delight with three of DJ Andy's fav tracks.
Stay tuned for the epic second-hour chill session with contributions from electro-acoustic artists Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Younger Brother, Porcupine Tree and Emancipator (2013 releases). Spotlight obscure track of the evening: "Under Attack (Drum Remix edit)" by Shy Girls. CLICK HERE for play list. Join live stream every Wednesday at 8pm Central Time at http://www.kruufm.com. Discover the best music you never hear!
you may remember their biggest hit: the ren & stimpy theme. that was the reverend horton heat (pictured), a wild rockabilly band, playing (this week) a very wild danceable tune: "400 bucks," the wild tale of money loaned and never repaid.
this week i go chronologically from 50 years ago (bob & earl's "harlem shuffle") to 45 years ago (a semi-obscure dance tune by sly & the family stone) to 40 years ago (stevie wonder) and in each five year increment thereafter (bobbie brown, delerium, infected mushroom, and a square dance by snoop dogg from 2003) to a song just released last week. 50 years, 13 songs, in one hour.
One of the many great lines in a great song by The Cramps on the next edition of Off The Beaten Track. This show has one great song after another on it. Many of my favorites of all time from this era. We star the show with Pigbag and they have a catchy tune you just have to move to. The Europeans do a long version of The Animal Song and it is better than the short version I played last week. Special AKA and Whambo Jamboree do some very clever lyric work. How is this for a great couplet: Love should be sweeter than candy, should be stronger than Brandy... Hah. Oh, and I must mention American Taboo with their song Ritual Breakout. "Watch what you say, watch what you do, watch where you go , watch who you know, watch what you see, watch what you feel, watch what you hear, watch..." Is that creepy or what? Can you say Prism? Anyway, the music will take the day. The G Man
This week we'll be featuring singer-songwriters that will be appearing at FAIRfest 2013 this weekend. These will include Mike Mangione (photo), Alex McMurray and Pieta Brown. We'll hear a brand new interview with Mike Mangione who will be appearing with his band, The Union, this Saturday at 1pm at the Main Stage outside the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center. We'll also explore music of award winning, New Orleans songwriter, Alex McMurray who will appear on the Main Stage on Saturday at 7pm. We'll round out the show with songs from Iowa's own Pieta Brown who will grace the Main Stage at 3pm on Sunday. Plus, songs by Edie Carey, Barnaby Bright, Ben Kyle, Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Arthur Alligood, The Sea The Sea, Jann Arden, Derek Trucks, Jesse Colin Young, Loudon Wainwright III, Norah Jones, David Crosby, Sonny Landreth, The Jayhawks and Amos Lee.
June 16, 2013
FAIRfest 2013 Pre-Show with James Moore
Happy Fathers Day! This week Kristian Day is talking with the father of the first annual FAIRfest summer music festival, James Moore. FAIRfest is 4 days of music, food, and sustainable fun! We also feature tunes from Mumfords and Christopher The Conquered. Don't forget to check out the official website for FAIRfest 2013 at fairfestiowa.com DOWNLOAD FILE HERE
James Moore talks with leading national sustainability advocate Jeffrey Hollender about his upcoming trip to Fairfield this weekend as keynote speaker for FAIRfest 2013's sustainability track. [Click on pic to listen or download interview.]
Hollender, who co-founded Seventh Generation and the American Sustainable Business Council, will speak at the Sondheim Center / Roo Bear Stage on Saturday, June 22nd from 10am till noon. The event is free and open to the public and marks the launch of the Iowa Sustainable Business Alliance, a newly-formed statewide organization based in Fairfield.