americana


LOW LILY
will be performing at Cafe Paradiso on Monday, February 13th at 8pm.

The string and vocal trio Low Lily explores the roots and branches of American folk music with traditional influences and modern inspiration that weaves together a unique brand of acoustic music. Liz Simmons (vocals and guitar), Flynn Cohen (vocals, guitar, and mandolin), and Lissa Schneckenburger (vocals and fiddle) are masterful players with deep relationships to traditional music styles ranging from bluegrass to Irish, Scottish, New England, and Old Time Appalachian sounds. When you combine this with stellar composition skills and inventive arrangements you get music that is rooted yet contemporary.

Low Lily’s new self-titled album brings their influences together in a collection of six songs which includes original and traditional material on three voices, guitars, mandolin, fiddle, double bass, and trombones. Additional musicians include Corey DiMario (double bass) and Fred Simmons (trombones). The album’s first track, “House Carpenter”, debuted at #1 on the Folk DJ charts– the band’s second #1 song.

  • 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.

  • Tue
    Jan 13
    6:00 pm -
    7:00 pm
  • Thu
    Jan 15
    12:00 am -
    1:00 am

Best of 2014: Folk, Swing & Gypsy Jazz Edition

 

On today's edition of That Righteous Jive we'll be listening to my favorite folk, gypsy jazz, swing and americana from 2014. Stream it live January 13th, 5pm-6pm CST right here on KRUU radio!

 

  • Tue
    Oct 21
    5:00 pm -
    6:00 pm
  • Wed
    Oct 22
    11:00 pm -
    12:00 am

Jazz & Blues On That Righteous Jive

  

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.

  • Tue
    Sep 09
    5:00 pm -
    6:00 pm
  • Wed
    Sep 10
    11:00 pm -
    12:00 am

Blues, Country and Americana of 2014

 

On today's edition of That Righteous Jive we'll be listening to some blues, jazz, country and Americana from 2014. I'll be featuring Puss N Boots, an alternative country trio began by Norah Jones. Last month they released their debut album: No Fools, No Fun. We'll also hear from Ironing Board SamMarty O'Reilly, and Red Skunk. Stream it live September 9th, 5-6pm CDT right here on KRUU radio.

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!

Crystal CityThis 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 SeaThe 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 Bambutalk 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.

RobbieThis 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.