“Beki only has one gimmick - she writes great songs. Okay, two gimmicks - she also sings them beautifully.” -Andre Salles, www.tm3am.com
“Chicago’s answer to Sheryl Crow” -Chicago Daily Herald
“an artist to look out for” -Chicago Tribune
“songs of relentless faith and charming insight” - Prism Magazine
“a tough and tender rocker” - St. Paul Pioneer Press
Last week you will remember I ran up from 1927 until 1966, owing to the relatively minor amount of music I have from those early years. This show kicks around in just a two year time span. The heavy hitters are courtesy of The Seeds, The Chamber Brothers, Country Joe & The Fish, and The Doors. I am playing a string of singles from people like James & Bobby Purify, Los Bravos, Count Five, Donovan, and The Hollies. And then a few odballs by Frank Zappa, The Blues Project, The Freeborne, and The Glass Family. You will likely be enjoying a song you have not heard in a long time. Cool Breeze
With election time nearing, the Sondheim became the backdrop for a pair of forums featuring candidates for county and state offices. Incumbent Democratic Iowa State Rep. Curt Hanson shared the stage with Republican challenger Jeff Shipley, both vying for the Iowa House District 82 seat.
Then, the spotlight turned to incumbent Republican Jefferson County Supervisor Dick Reed and his independent challenger Jack Finn, both are seeking a spot on the Jefferson County Board of Supervisors.
The audience had a chance to submit questions to the candidates, which were read by moderator Andy Hallman, news editor of The Fairfield Ledger.
Presented by The Fairfield Ledger, Fairfield Economic Development Association and The Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce. Audio provided by the Fairfield Media Center.
So much to share this week!!
On the show this week I visit with writer Lisa M. Hamilton. After a trip to the Andes in Bolivia and stateside research in Salt Lake City, Lisa wrote an insightful piece for Harper's about quinoa, and you can find it here. There are a myriad of complexities surrounding this protein rich grain and we will explore some of them with Lisa in the first part of the show, plus discuss her article on open-source seed, "Linux for Lettuce." You can follow Lisa on Twitter at-@HamiltonLisaM.
In the "Iowa Cooks" segment I chat with Ami Freeberg. Ami is a native of Fairfield, who currently lives in Kansas City. She works at making the Kansas City area more sustainable, not just as it relates to food, but also community. In her role as Communications and Outreach Manager for Cultivate Kansas City, she is focused on developing and implementing numerous urban agricultural projects. You can read more about Ami and Cultivate Kansas City here.
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This week's special feature is Shelby Lynne whose birthday is Thursday Oct. 23rd. Her 1999 album, I Am Shelby Lynne, gave her a Grammy award for best new artist and has just been reissued on Rounder records.
We'll feature cuts from that classic recording as well as other songs from her ongoing career that has spanned the distance between traditional country, folk rock and retro pop.
'And thats the thing, do you recognize the bell of truth when you hear it ring?' - Leon Russell, from the leadoff track on Centripetal Sounds Thursday at 2 PM, with a replay next Wednesday morning at 2 AM. I was reading these ridiculous posts on a certain self-publishing website, and I thought of the song Stranger In A Strange Land with those fabulous lyrics. As you can see from the playlist on my blog, I have attached 23 songs onto the supposition that the only way out of ignorance and oppression is education. Educate yourself for the coming conflicts. There are at least three sides to every story. And, if you feel like you need a rock and roll fix with thoughtful, socially conscious lyrics, join me for the show. The G Man
(See link to playlist below). Another LIVE 100% first-time Fringe Toast music program with DJ Andy Bargerstock. The spotlight shines on Australian multi-instrumentalist and environmental songwriter, Xavier Rudd (photo), and 24-year-young UK folk-singer Laura Marling (photo). New music from up-and-coming artists including Mirel Wagner, Luluc, and St. Paul & the Broken Bones. Twin-spins in first hour from Death Cab for Cutie, Jesse Stern and Ed Sheeran.
The second-hour Chill Session features two ambient electronic alpha wave generators: Amaya and AURAH. Listen closely for a 2-minute spoken word recording of an elderly Native American lamenting that "Legend Days Are Over" originally released on Beaver & Krause LP in 1970. LA-based singer Meiko offers lyrical insights on why some girls do "Bad Things" from her recent CD release Dear You. So many more splendid delights in store for your ears from Fringe Toast, your secret source of great music.
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Deke Dickerson is a true legend in American rockabilly music. In one band or another(the Untamed Youth, the Dave and Deke Combo, the Ecco-Phonics) Deke has been crisscrossing the United States and the globe for several decades. And everywhere he goes he is as entertaining as hell. He has just joined forces with the greatest masked instrumental band in history, Los Straitjackets, for a brand new record on the Yep Roc label. It's "Los Straitjackets and Deke Dickerson Sings the Great Instrumental Hits!!!!" All your favorite surf style instrumental...now with words for singing. Selections from this killer new disc will be heard soon on "The Feed Store."
On today's edition of That Righteous Jive we'll be listening to some of my favorite live jazz & blues performances from back in the day--ranging from the early 60's to the late 70's. On the roster we've got: Jimmy Witherspoon, Muddy Waters, Duke Ellington, Patsy Cline and Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles. Stream it live October 21st, 5pm-6pm CDT right here on KRUU radio.
1pm: Amalie Nash, an award-winning Michigan journalist, is the new editor and vice president for audience engagement for The Des Moines Register and DesMoinesRegister.com.
Nash has spent the past three years at the Detroit Free Press as assistant managing editor for metro-state news. For the past 15 months,
Nash also has coordinated the Gannett Michigan network of news sites, which includes six newspapers and one TV station.