gospel

  • Tue
    May 31
    5:00 pm -
    6:00 pm
  • Wed
    Jun 01
    11:00 pm -
    12:00 am

Contemporary Americana

  

On today's edition of Music is My Medication I've got a healthy dose of vocal jazz, blues, folk & gospel courtesy of some amazing female vocalists: Rory Block, Ma Polaine's Great DeclineTami Neilson, Bella Donna and more! Stream it live May 31, 5pm-6pm CDT right here on KRUU radio.

  • Mon
    Nov 24
    11:00 am -
    12:00 pm
  • Wed
    Nov 26
    5:00 am -
    6:00 am

Peace in the Valley, Week #2

Gospel

  • Mon
    Nov 17
    11:00 am -
    12:00 pm
  • Wed
    Nov 19
    5:00 am -
    6:00 am

Peace in the Valley

Gospel

It's been around so long we almost tend to take it for granted, it's influence huge, it's rhythms infectious and its harmonies joyous: Gospel.  Uniquely American, born out of some of the worst misery humans have ever inflicted on others, it's gone way beyond its beginnings in the South and spread to just about every corner of the globe.  We'll hear  from several of those corners, as well as a whole lot of rousing American classics, old favorites as well as new.  This is not your grandmother's gospel.

So whether or not you feel ready to go tell it on the mountain, tune in this Monday and next  at 10:00am, and I can guarantee you won't be crying in the chapel.  Say hallelujah!

Only at the Wildflowers Cafe.  Only on KRUU-FM.

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Well, the calendar snuck up on me again and I find it's Christmas time. We'll take a break from

the blues for one night and play some close-family-relation gospel for an evening. There'll still be Mississippi Fred McDowell, Blind Willie Johnson, Rev. Gary Davis, Brownie McGhee and other blues artists on tonight's show, but the secular music will take a back seat to songs with a more "up-lifting" message.

Some sacred steel guitar performances and old (and newer!) songs by gospel heavyweights like the Five Blind Boys of Mississippi, the Soul Stirrers and Sister Rosetta Tharpe will round out the show.

Drive safe, stay warm and enjoy your friends and family!