Hot new music from David Olney the master story teller from Nashville TN. His songs have been recorded by Emmy Lou Harris, Steve Earle, Linda Ronstadt and Johhny Cash.
On the front cover of his new album, When the Deal Goes Down, a stone-faced Olney deals the ace of spades. A fitting welcome to a winning collection of daring tunes filled with tales of the far way, the familiar and the fantastic.
Other music includes: Dawes, Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor, CSNY, Jimmy LaFave, Handsome and Gretyl, John Hiatt, The Gaddabouts, Amos Lee, The Avett Brothers, Dangermuffin, Alison Kraus and more!
The show begins with the Santana song Treat because that is indeed what you are in for Thursday at 2. On to Crosby, Stills, & Nash, Chicago, The Beach Boys, Fleetwood Mac, Emerson, Lake, & Palmer, It's A Beautiful Day, Nilsson, The Kinks, The Everly Brothers, and, well, you get the idea. It is the kind of show where you have a hard time imagining someone wrote a better song than the one you are hearing.... Cool Breeze
Speaking Freely continues its series on survivors of the holocaust, being done in collaboration with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC.
Julius Menn tells the story of how a Soviet soldier helped his family's escape from Poland to Tel Aviv during the German occupation of Poland.
Steven Fenves was born and raised in Yugoslavia. He is a survivor of Auschwitz. After the war, Mr. Fenves emigrated to the U.S. where he earned a PhD and then went on to have a 42-year academic career at the University of Illinois and later at Carnegie Mellon University.
(See playlist link below). DJ Andy Bargerstock continues with another live music program of 100% new music never played on Fringe Toast. From London, the folk/indie band Bombay Bicycle Club (photo) and Nashville open-hearted singer-songwriter Shelly Fraley (photo) anchor the first hour of enchanting tracks. Listen early for Tom Freund and his acoustic cover of Pink Floyd's "Fearless." Continuing with new artists introduced last week, you will hear more intriguing music from Wax Poetic and Shook Twins.
You don't want to miss the epic second-hour Chill Session with 57-minute extended mix by the electronic California-based duo known as Poolside featuring talents of Filip Nikolic and Jeffrey Paradise. Many delightful twists and turns that will enhance your endorphin levels. Invite your friends worldwide to join the live stream at www.kruufm.com.
In the first half of this Tuesday's edition of That Righteous Jive, I'll be playing some of my favorite post-rock and math rock of 2014 courtesy of Totorro, Farrago Ensemble, Cleft and Waking Aida.
In the second half of the show we'll be listening to some of my favorite funk-fusion of 2014 featuring Swift Technique's (Philadelphia-based funk octet) instrumental debut album: you boys be aight. We'll also hear from debut albums by Analog Son, The Brooks and do DNA.
Stream it live July 1st, 5-6pm CDT right here on KRUU radio.
Math rock is a (mostly) guitar and drum based genre characterized by unusual, complex and frequently shifting time signatures. Kind of like metal but without the vocals and distortion. On this Saturday night's edition of The After Hours we'll be listening to some of my favorite math rock (all instrumental) from the last few years. I'll be featuring Totorro---a quartet from Rennes, France--and the LP they released last April: Home Alone. We'll also hear from Cleft, Suffer Like G Did, Plini and Moon Hooch.
In the last leg of the show we'll be listening to some of my favorite jazz & funk fusion of 2014, courtesy of Omaha Diner, Analog Son and The Blacksmiths. Stream it live June 28th, 10pm-12am CDT right here on KRUU radio.
If you have ever dreamed about publishing your first novel, you will definitely want to tune in to Writers' Voices this week as we speak with Amy Spitzfaden, co-winner of the first Inkfingerz Publishing Contest sponsored by Writers' Voices and 1st World Publishing, both of Fairfield Iowa.
It is really exciting for us to read this book and know that we helped make it happen!
She graduated with a literature and writing degree from Maharishi University of Management in 2012 and now lives in Temple, New Hampshire with her husband, Ravi. She works as editor and social media manager at PSCS Consulting in Peterborough.
Amy is back in Fairfield for a short time to launch her book. She will be reading and signing books at Revelations Saturday, June 28 at 1:30 pm so y'all come!
2pm | James Moore talks with GENERATION Y host Andrew Tint. Andrew has just given a year of his gifted life in service of the community at the grassroots radio station in Fairfield. The upbeat, dearly loved KRUU assistant will be sorely missed by all those who got to know him. But we wish the Kenyon College graduate nothing but the best going forward.
3pm | The lovely, talented Queen of Bluegrass music, Rhonda Vincent, talks about her newest record ONLY ME and her upcoming 28th annual Sally Mountain Bluegrass Festival near her hometown area of Kirksville, Missouri July 2-6. The 5th generation performer made her first recording at the age of 7 and has played as part of her family's bluegrass band through ths years. She's the genuine deal.
3:30pm | Richard Colbath-Hess, a Jewish-American faculty member at the University of Massachusetts, and the co-founder of Ads Against Apartheid, says, "American tax dollars help the Israeli government maintain an incredibly brutal military occupation, which has denied the Palestinian people their basic rights for decades. These ads show what Israel’s occupation and apartheid really look like, and it is important for Americans to see that."
If you see Andrew, tell him he's amazing and thank him for all he's done bringing everyone together.
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Life in farm country is tough enough. Crazy farm animals, toxic farm chemicals, tractors spinning out of control. If you work in rural surroundings you have to pay attention all the time. That's what Francis Mottet (my father) taught me day after day on the farm. So don't be letting your guard down on the holidays. Driving the highways can be more dangerous around the holidays. People can get a little drunk and do stupid things. And above all, careful with the fireworks. No sense spending any of your valuable holiday time having fingers reattached.