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Ray BensonThe Nine time Grammy Award winning Kings of Western Swing(or so their press release says), Asleep At The Wheel, are coming to The Sondheim Center, Thursday, September 8 at 7:30 PM.

On the next Country Music Jamboree, I'm very excited to talk with 2011 Texan Of The Year and the front man/founder of this world-renowned Western Swing band. Ray has also received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Americana Music Association. He's also worked as producer for many great artists.

We'll be talking all about his career, Western Swing, and what they've got planned for the Fairfield show. Interview is scheduled to begin at 11 AM.

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Bob & Sheila EverhartThe next Country Music Jamboree features an interview with Bob Everhart.

Bob has been performing and preserving traditional country music for many many years. He has been performing traditional country music with his wife, Sheila, for 20 years. Bob hosted/produced the very popular PBS tv show "Old Time Country Music". He has recorded for the Smithsonian Institute. He is the founder of The National Traditional Country Music Association, as well as  America's Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame.

He is also behind the upcoming 36th Annual Old Time Country, Bluegrass & Folk Music Festival happening Aug. 29-Sept. 4 at the Plymouth County Fairgrounds in LeMars, IA. This year featuring performances from Ralph Stanley, Jim Ed Brown, Little Roy Lewis, and many more.

Joe BakerAnyone who tunes into my show regularly knows that I have a deep love for western swing. Over the years, I've discovered many incredible artists still keeping this good music going.

Someone who has done a lot for this great music I enjoy is Joe Baker, from Ruidoso, New Mexico. Joe is an avid fan and promoter of western swing, Texas Honky Tonk, classic country, and cowboy music. He is the host of The Backforty Bunkhouse Radio Show, which airs every week. He has been named Disc Jockey of the Year by many western music associations. Joe is involved with many events and organizations working to preserve and promote this genre.

To say the least, Joe has his finger on the pulse of this music and we're going to be talking all about it.  Tune in to The Country Music Jamboree around 10:15 AM to hear the interview, plus great western swing and traditional country for the rest of the time.

My GoodnessRebroadcast Tonight @ 6:30 PM

Seattle based blues/rock band, My Goodness, is perfoming tonight(Aug. 11) at The Red Rock Tavern. Show starts at 9 PM.

Before their gig tonight, band members, Joel Schneider and Ethan Jacobsen, will perform live in the KRUU studio. Giving a taste of their special distillation of rock, blues and punk.


Ernest TubbThe movie showing down the street from me gave me the idea for the theme of this week's show, "Cowboys & E.T.". E.T. standing for Ernest Tubb, of course.

The Sons of the PioneersErnest Tubb (known to his many fans as E.T.), the guy generally credited with creating Honky Tonk music, had a career that spanned over 50 years. He is one of the best remembered country stars and has always been a personal favorite of mine. We'll be spinning many of his hits and duets with Red Foley and Loretta Lynn.

I'll be filling most of the rest of the show with singing cowboys and cowboy songs, old and new. Songs from Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, Tex Ritter, Marty Robbins, plenty from The Sons of the Pioneers and more.

Leroy Van DykeTune into the next KRUU Country Music Jamboree to hear an interview with country music great Leroy Van Dyke. It's a true honor to have this country music great on the show.

Leroy's first big hit, "The Auctioneer", launched his musical career and has since become a bona fide classic. His song "Walk On By", in 1994, was named the biggest all-time country hit by Billboard magazine. We'll be talking all about his life, his hit songs, and his long successful career in country music.

 

Wheeler BrothersUp and coming five piece indie folk-rock act, Wheeler Brothers, are performing tonight at The Beauty Shop.

Tune into 100.1 FM or stream live at 6:30 PM today to hear a rebroadcast of the Wheeler Brothers live performance in the KRUU Studio.

Formed in Austin, Texas, each member brings his own ideas and sounds to the group, with styles blending indie rock, blues and folk.

Leroy Troy

Tune into the next KRUU COUNTRY MUSIC JAMBOREE to hear an interview with Leroy Troy of The Marty Stuart Show and The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band. We'll also be speaking with Lil' Mikey Armistead also from The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band. Their newest cd is "Poor Leroy's Almanack"and we'll be talking about it, as well as the history of the band, The Marty Stuart Show, the late great Charlie Louvin, Roy Acuff, and a lot more!

Oh boy neighbors, I am excited about this one! Don't miss it!

KRUU is proud to announce the debut of a brand new show. The Feed Store hostedKen Mottet by Fairfield native, current resident of Chicago, Ken Mottet. Thursdays @ 10 AM.

Ken will be sharing stories and spinning some toe tapping tunes. I'm sure Ken will be telling you more about it.

Take some time and come hang out at The Feed Store.

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