The Inspiration Initiative

Join host Luke Davids on this weeks episode of "The Inspiration Initiative" to explore some of the most soulful and funkalicious music of the last few decades.

Introducing the Music of

Margaret Glaspy

Margaret Glaspy’s first album is a fabulous miniature, clocking in at just 34 minutes, that gets better every time you listen to it. It’s clearly a singer-songwriter record in that it’s the thoughts of one person, no matter how personal..... there’s plenty of space between the drums, bass, guitars and Glaspy’s voice, which is sometimes resigned, sometimes yearning.

-- The Guardian

Obvious World ~ Sunday Nights ~ 9e/8c/7m/6p ♥


The Big C Jamboree (America's longest running monthly rockabilly jam session) has come to a close after 25 years. I was proud to be its emcee and number one cheerleader.

And now it's on to other things indeed. I'm making another speedy trip to Fairfield. I'll be in town very briefly saturday May 20 for a family gathering. I'm sure you'll be able to spot me running frantically into the Bargain Box, Goodwill and Orscheln's.

If anyone wants to say hey in person, drop an email to I'd be happy to see you. 

KILLER SET | It is sway past time for women to rule the roost

Mother's Day BLUES KRUUz Special
featuring America's finest: Bessie Smith, Memphis Minnie, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Ruth Brown & Big Mama Thornton.

Talkback with JP Sottile and James Moore. We'll try to dissect this incredible WEEK THAT WAS, as the President's head begins to spin at the speed of light.

Above the law? What law? Fire the law! Fire the judges! Fire the press!

As the Russian nuisance tightens around his neck, Trump summarily fires the FBI Director, who finds out about it on TV.

"Look, he's a showboat. He's a grandstander."

--Donald J. Trump, talking to the mirror, er, I mean, about firing James Comey, which the president admits may have had something to do with "this Russian thing" after all

The so-called realDonaldTrump also tweeted that...

James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!

..Maybe the best thing to do would be to cancel all future "press briefings"...

  • Thu
    May 11
    2:00 pm -
    5:00 pm
  • Wed
    May 17
    2:00 am -
    5:00 am

You Know You're Very Much Like Me

G ManSo if you are listening Thursday from 2-5, and you enjoy the fact that I extend the underground passageways in search of real rock and roll, you will be handsomely rewarded for your attention. I have some great tunes by Fleetwood Mac, Joni Mitchell, and Procol Harum. But you may be unfamiliar with the Chubby Checker, Ray Davies, and David Allen Coe songs I play. I also have some obscure tracks by bands like Stone Harbour, Search Party, Perth County Conspiracy, and Yama & The Karma Dusters. New music by Cotillon, Strange & Primitive, Saw Black, and The Carrions, in addition to the Procol. I am scheduled to interview Justin Black from Saw Black about his brand new release Azalea Days just after 4 PM CDT. The IN ROOT portion of the show is the musical equivalent of a fiddle with no label on it at all. Oh, the joy. Some days living life to it's fullest means listening to... The G Man

  • Tue
    May 09
    11:00 am -
    12:00 pm
  • Sat
    May 13
    4:00 pm -
    5:00 pm

More jazz this week on "The Inspiration Initiative"

The Inspiration Initiative

This weeks episode of "The Inspiration Initiative" continues exploring the vast world of jazz music, highlighting some of the most prolific jazz pianists, trios and quartets.

  • Mon
    May 08
    1:00 pm -
    2:00 pm
  • Wed
    May 10
    7:00 am -
    8:00 am

Japanese Stationery Sparks Entrepreneurial Spirit

Kimberly & Frank Broz at KRUUHer hobby became their business: Husband and wife duo Frank and Kimberly Broz co-own The Tokyo Pen Shop, an online and brick-and-mortar store that sells high quality Japanese stationery. Former high tech Apple employees, the couple left California and returned to their rural Iowa roots to run a shop they never expected to open. Sparked during a high school trip to Japan, Kimberly's fondness for Japanese pens eventually caused Frank to appreciate them, too. The Tokyo Pen Shop supplies writers, artists, nurses, policemen, homeschoolers, and lots of other people with pens, journals, mechanical pencils, stickers, and a host of other fun products.

Obvious World ~ Sunday Nights ~ 9e/8c/7m/6p ♥

Syndicate content