Sorry Folks: Brooke was caught in a German traffic jam and missed her interview today.-- This week's show will feature a live interview with Canadian singer-songwriter Brooke Miller (left), who mixes sultry vocals with solid songs and highly skilled guitar work. Brooke is currently on a tour of Europe and Africa and will talk to us about her world travels, her guitar virtuoso husband Don Ross and her brand new album: Familiar, which was recorded in a state of the art studio, inside a 1,000 yr old German monastary! Brooke is an accomplished artist that mixes elements of Bruce Cockburn, Michael Hedges and Joni Mitchell to create a unique and delicious sound all her own..... You'll also hear great songs from other Canadian artists such as Robbie Robertson, Madison Violet, Neil Young, Kathleen Edwards, Joni Mitchell, Cam Penner, Lynn Miles, Bruce Cockburn, Rufus Wainwright, Sarah Harmer and more!
This week's feature is alternative folk duo, Crystal City! You will hear their quirky pop tunes PLUS a live interview with the couple on this week's show. And pssst.... they will perform live at Wednesday's Open Mic night so get a preview right here on KRUU-FM!
We'll also be rockin and reeling with tunes from Eric Clapton, Amos Lee, Kasey Chambers, Caleb Hawley, Tedeschi Trucks band, Brooke Miller, Darrel Scott, Indigenous, Pieta Brown, Rani Arbo, John Hiatt, Harry Manx and Kevin Breit, Donna The Buffalo, The Gaddabouts and more!!. So be sure to tune in and check out this weeks Roots Rock Roadhouse!
We're celebrating the arrival of summer! You'll hear songs like Eva Cassidy's Fields of Gold (Sting), David Crosby's Traction in The Rain, Rikie Lee Jones' Under the Boardwalk, John Butler's Ocean and Rani Arbo's Miami Moon. Plus a live, a cappela performance and interview with Erin Pillman (right) about her upcoming show at the Orpheum Ballroom and Theater. And at 3pm, artisan and musician extraordinaire, Tim Britton (left) will be our guest in the studio. He'll be talking about the ancient art of crafting uillean pipes and he'll play them for us live. Plus great pop songs by Irish and Scottish singer-songwriters (Luka Bloom and Paolo Nutini) to close the show.
The first hour we'll be playin our usual blend of sweet Americana and roots rock songs. Then, beginning at 3pm we'll be talking to a wonderful new-folk duo called The Sea, The Sea about their travels, their album and their upcoming show on Friday here in Fairfield.
Next we'll have members of the band Bambu in the studio to talk about their recent reunion and their upcoming gig on the Fairfield square this Saturday night.
In between all this you will hear great music from Lynn Miles, Madison Violet, Edie Brickell and The Gaddabouts, Eilen Jewell, Kasey Chambers, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Harry Manx and Kevin Breit, Rani Arbo, Bruce Cockburn, Robben Ford, Jimmy Lafave, Foster & Lloyd, Eric Lindell, The Gaddabouts, and Tara Nevins. Plus some old favorites by Keb Mo, James Taylor, Lyle Lovett, Joni Mitchell, Chris Isaak and Bob Dylan.
This weeks feature is Robbie Robertson's first album in 13 years: How to Become Clairvoyant.The legendary guitar player, songwriter and leader of The Band (one of the founders of "roots/rock" music) features an eclectic listof songs and guest musicians. The most notable contributor is Eric Clapton, who co-wrote four of the songs and also adds lead and background vocals plus guitar to the album. Stevie Winwood, Robert Randoph and Trent Reznor also make instrumental contributions to the CD.
We'll also feature our usual Roots Rock, ear candy from the likes of The Pines, Lynn Miles, Madison Violet, Eilen Jewell, Kasey Chambers, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Harry Manx and Kevin Breit, Jimmy Lafave, Foster & Lloyd, Eric Lindell, The Gaddabouts, and Tara Nevins. Plus some old favorites by Keb Mo, James Taylor, Lyle Lovett, Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan.
Today (May 22) is the official release date of the new 'live' album from the Tedeschi Trucks Band: Everybody's Talkin and we'lll be playing highlights from that brand new, two hour, double disc CD. The album features cover versions of 60's hits like Everybody's Talkin (Midnight Cowboy soundtrack), Darlin Be Home Soon (John Sebastian) and Uptight (Steve Wonder). Plus rocking blues standards, extended jams and live versions of songs from the band's latest studio album, Revelator. We'll be giving away a copy of the Tedeschi Trucks Band, double CD, to the first person who makes a one year, $5 per month (or more), donation pledge. (Call 209-1083)
INTERVIEW: The wizard of "afro-grass electronika" Mr. Arthur Lee Land will be stopping by the studio to tell us about his latest album, his recent transformations as well as a live performance of a couple of his songs. Plus eclectic Americana music by Jimmy Lafave, Joni Mitchell, Jason Spooner, Tara Nevins, Eric Lindell, Donna The Buffalo, Foster & Lloyd, Madison Violet, Robbie Robertson, Kasey Chambers, Lynn Miles, The Gaddabouts, Robben Ford, Kevin Briet, Harry Manx, Anais Mitchell and more!
Some of the best music in our great nation has come from the state of Texas. So this week our spotlight will be focused on the singer-songwriters born in the Lone Star state. And it's not just cowboy music. I'm talking folks like Norah Jones, Radney Foster, Michael Martin Murphy, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Sahara Smith, Lyle Lovett, Edie Brickell, J.D. Souther, Chris Duarte, Willie Nelson, Donal Hinely, Hayes Carll and Chris Whitely. And to top it off we'll be doing a special feature on Jimmy LaFave. The Austin based singer-songwriter who has been stirring the hearts of roots rockers for more than 20 years. So 'tune in and check out' all the variety that Texas has to offer!
Come ashore, love, come ashore
Do not chase the bitter sea
I will be waiting at our doorstep
Come ashore, love, come ashore
~ Come Ashore, Love by Anna Coogan
Anna Coogan's new album, The Wasted Ocean, is a fresh collection of olde time flavored sea songs, but more the type to row a small wooden boat, wearing a hand-knit woolen sweater misted with salt spray, than the type that stomp around in an eye-patch on a peg leg, sloshing mugs of beer. The songs are deeply atmospheric, layered, and evocative, all while allowing Anna's rich, sweet and honest voice to hold center stage.
She will be performing at Cafe Paradiso on Thursday, Jan 19th with Lauryn Shapter & Dennis James of Truckstop Souvenir, who will be debuting their new side project - The Nameless Sorrows.
Wandering troubadour in need of rest
Lay your weary head upon my chest
If you need shelter from the road
I’ll take you in. I’ll take you home
~ Wandering Troubadour, Leslie Krafka
Texas songwriter Leslie Krafka was bitten by the songwriting bug after being gifted a songwriting workshop with Terri Hendrix & Lloyd Maines as an anniversary present, simply for the opportunity to hang out with folks she admired. Quickly hooked, Leslie went from from never playing or singing out at all to the world of lessons and putting out an album to winning songwriter contests in five short years!
Tune in Tuesday from 9-10am Central for your weekly concentrated dose of music by female singer-songwriters! Interview with Leslie at 9:30.
Lucky Us! Today on Gravel Road Radio we are honored to have Zoe Muth & The Lost High Rollers live in the studio. Zoe and the band have just released their sophomore CD, Starlight Hotel and are currently touring the country to promote it. I've managed to snag them on their way up to The Mill in Iowa City for a little sampling of their live show right here at KRUU. Garnering wide praise on both sides of the Atlantic, with comparisons to Emmylou Harris, Loretta Lynn, and Iris Dement, Zoe has that sweet ache in her voice that defines real country music. Add to the mix some darn fine song writing and a stellar backing band, and it's hard to top this combination. Since I first heard her, Zoe has been a regular on the show.