It's February.  It's Iowa.  

Time for a beach party.  

Grab your board, your towel and your sunblock,

and tune in.

Tuesday 2/7/11, 8-10 PM.  

Rebroadcast Friday midnight after P5K.

Sweetwater RoseBluebirds on the fence, playin' kinda shy
We could sit a while and watch the clouds go by
Fragrance fills the air, I'm magnolia high
~ Natchez Road, Sweetwater Rose

If you didn't know better listening to country music sirens Sweetwater Rose, you might think they all hatched out of the same nest and grew up singing side-by-side from day one, but these songbirds were fully fledged when circumstances brought them together.  Lala Deaton, Marna Taylor and Ali Sperry found each other in Nashville thanks to the vision of Mac and Diane Gayden, music business veterans who knew that today's audiences had a longing for raw, authentic connection.

Sweetwater Rose is bringing their special brand of sweet and sultry to the Sondheim Center on Saturday, February 12th.  Get to know them a little better beforehand by tuning in to Lyrical Venus this Tuesday, February 8th at 9am Central!

  • Sun
    Feb 06
    10:30 am -
    11:00 am
  • Mon
    Feb 07
    1:30 pm -
    2:00 pm

Idris Goodwin

Idris GoodwinIrving Toast, Poetry Ghost features an interview with Idris Goodwin.  Idris will be performing at Revelations Bookstore on February 12 at 2 pm.  Learn more about this fascinating writer with host Rustin Larson on Sunday, February 6 at 10:30 am  and Monday, February 7 at 1:30 pm on KRUU-LP, 100.1 FM.

Here's an article from The Daily Iowan:

Idris Goodwin brings break-beat poetry to the UI

  • Fri
    Feb 04
    1:00 pm -
    2:00 pm
  • Mon
    Feb 07
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

Jacqueline Briggs Martin on "The Chiru of High Tibet"

The Chiru of High TibetThis week's Writers' Voices features Cheryl Fusco Johnson talking with children's book author Jacqueline Briggs Martin. Jacqueline's most recent book is "The Chiru of High Tibet". Her book tells the true story of how a scientist and four mountain men set out to save the antelope-like creature called the chiru. Chirus are sought after for their soft wool, however they cannot survive being sheared. Taking their wool means taking their life. This practice has caused the chirus to be on the brink of extinction.

Jacqueline Briggs Martin has written many children's books, including the Caldecott Award-winning "Snowflake Bentley", "Good Times on Grandfather Mountain", "Banjo Granny" and more. She currently lives in Mount Vernon, Iowa.

"One new perception, one fresh thought, one act of surrender, one change of heart, one leap of faith, can change your life forever." ~ Robert Holden

:::Obvious World:::
Sunday Nights 
Beginning @ 11e/10c/9m/8p

An amazing show for you, dear listeners. Writer/producer/historian/journalist JP Sotille kicks Idris Goodwinthings off at 2:05pm with a conversation about the Pharamceutical Industry's marketing strategies, the Credit Industry's marketing strategies, and his new film HEIST, due out this summer. Joining the discussion is Stuart Tanner.

At 2:55pm, Stuart and James talk with Karim, a citizen of Cairo, who bears eye witness testimony to the historic events taking place in real time in Egypt. This upswelling of a leaderless people's movement has swept the country, been fraught with ups and downs, devolved into violence when pro-Mubarak elements attacked peaceful protesters a few days back, and is challenging existing countries across the Middle East.

At 3:40pm, it's Idris Goodwin, poet, playwrite, author, educator, rapper, who will be performing his poetry and more as part of his These Are the Breaks book tour at Revelations at 2pm on Saturday, February 12th.

Our final interview is with guitarist/singer/songwriter Rick Levy whose 1971 release Melted by his group Wax made it to the final 10 Grammy selections for best historical album reissue this year. He talks about that project, his original band the Limits with Beau Jones in the Lehigh Valley, his work with some of the biggest names in rock music, and his current connection to the music business in St. Augustine, Florida.

  • Fri
    Feb 11
    10:00 am -
    10:00 am

American Ghoulash

check me out...a new format...I'm expanding on the American Stew theme and changing to American Ghoulash...songs about the world, cities, countries and of course, songs about America. Got some requests? Send ' to hear from you. Thanks

Please join me and my very special guest, new thought hip hop/reggae artist "Wisdom," for this week's edition of It's A Wonderful World. Wisdom has traveled much of the world sharing his love-filled rhythic music with thousands of enthusiastic fans and currently has two chart topping hits in Jamaica. We'll play several of his songs during our interview. Discover the joy and irresistible beats of this extraordinary artist on this week's show. See you then. Jonas

Dave MooreHey y'all, what better way to spend a snowy, blizzardy afternoon than curled up in front of the radio for Gravel Road Radio.  On today's show I'll be speaking with the great Dave Moore, Iowa musician and song writer extraordinaire.  Dave has long been a pillar in the Iowa City music scene and truly captures that Iowa Roots Sound, never mind being an all around good guy.  We'll talk about his long and storied musical (and other) travels, his plans for future musical projects, and his upcoming show at Cafe Paradiso here in Fairfield.  So pay no mind to that wintry weather ... keep warm and tune in to Gravel Road Radio, Tuesday from 2-4 pm!

  • Sat
    Feb 05
    9:00 am -
    9:00 am

Pirate Satellite

Saturday morning we'll hear the music of Patrick O'Hearn                                                            Patrick O'Hearn Glaciation cover

We'll post the playlist afterward


"It is the essence of Order

and leads to all that is Good, True

and Beautiful

Music is Pirate Satellite"

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