music

RX BertoldiOur feature of the week is R.X. Bertoldi (left), a folkie, bluesy, singer-songwriter from Washington state, whose songs have received recognition in national songwriting contests. He's plays all the instrumTGUents on his homegrown roots rock album,  Stronger Not Bitter.

We'll also be giving away copies of his CDs (while they last) to anyone who calls in during the show and makes a financial pledge to support our beloved community radio station. (Call the station for details: 641-209-1082/3/4.) http://www.rxbertoldi.com

Plus more of last week's feature, alternative country band, The Great Unknowns. And, old favorites by Bob Dylan, Jimmy Lafave, Allison Krause, Amos Lee, James Taylor, John Hiatt, Anais Mitchell, Eric Lindell and Derek Trucks. Plus up and comers like Caleb Hawley, Eleanor Murray, Mike Mangione, Donal Hinley and Sara Jarosz.

Matthew SantosInterview with Grammy nominated, singer-songwriter, Matthew Santos!  I will feature Matthew’s live music and speak with him, in the studio, at 3PM. (Mathew will perform  at Cafe Paradiso on Thursday.)

I'll also be playing great new songs from up and coming artists like the sultry bassist Amy LaVere, Canadian session guitarist Kevin Breit, folk rocker Sarah Siskind, multi-talent Darell Scott,  and songstress Lori McKenna.  We’ll also hear  Michael McDonald, actress Scarlett Johansson and Eric Clapton doing cover songs by Van Morrison, Jeff Buckley and George Gershwin (respectively).

Plus the usual ear candy from  Lyle Lovett, Pieta Brown, Foster and Lloyd, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Norah Jones, Chris Isaak, Bob Dylan and more!

  • Sun
    Mar 04
    5:00 pm -
    5:00 pm

Matinee

This week on Ear Fillers

Matinee on Ear Fillers

We go to the theater. Musical theater.

Wizard of OZ, Gilbert and Sullivan, and more.

  • Tue
    Feb 28
    3:00 pm -
    5:00 pm

Roots Rock Roadhouse

This week our featured artist is Canadian singer-songwriter Brooke Miller (left), who mixes sultry vocals with solid songs and highly skilled guitar work.

Lyle Lovett and Keb Mo, singing alone and together. James Taylor singing duets with Allison Kraus, JD Souther and Natalie Cole.

Plus some great artists you've probably never heard like The Subdudes, Drew Nelson and The Avett Brothers. 

Not to mention songs by Bill Kirchen, Nickel Creek, Eric Clapton, Pieta Brown, The Jayhawks, Shawn Colvin and Shelby Lynne. Wow!


Collin Miller's Ear Fillers TV on the Radio episode

This week on Collin Miller's Ear Fillers:

TELEVISION

You've been watching it all your life. But have you just settled down and listened?

Two hours of TV Show theme songs guarantee something or other you will or wont forget for the rest of your life.

 

  • Tue
    Feb 21
    3:00 pm -
    5:00 pm

Roots Rock Roadhouse

Foster and Lloyd-Album coverThis weeks playlist will feature music from the new album by the reunited country rock duo, Foster and Lloyd (Radney Foster) (see photo left) plus Chris Isaak in various duets, including a live version of 'Worked It Out Wrong' with alt country artist, Shelby Lynne. I'll also be featuring the work of world class slide guitarist, Sonny Landreth and his collaborations with John Hiatt.

  • Tue
    Jan 31
    10:00 am -
    11:00 am
  • Sat
    Mar 03
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

Full Hour of Music on Lyrical Venus!

Lyrical Venus Playlist 1-31-12This week I've got a full hour of music for you to enjoy!

Artists include past guests like Boca Chica, Annie Dressner, ellen cherry, Anna Coogan and Brooke Brown Saracino.  There are also plenty of longtime Lyrical Venus favorites, like Melissa Ferrick, Kris Delmhorst, Meg Hutchinson, Dar Williams, Catie Curtis, Lori McKenna, Patty Griffin, Kina Grannis and Girlyman.

Tune in Tuesday (today!) from 9-10am Central for your weekly concentrated dose of music by female singer-songwriters!

 

  • Tue
    Jan 24
    10:00 am -
    11:00 am
  • Sat
    Jan 28
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

Rachel Platten Interview on Lyrical Venus! Tues 1/24

Rachel PlattenKeep your eyes set on the horizon
on the line where blue meets blue
I bet that silver lining, well I know it'd find you soon
~ 1,000 Ships, Rachel Platten

Based on her album, Be Here, New York singer-songwriter Rachel Platten is the type of person you'd want to adopt for a best friend or big sister.  Her songs are upbeat and positive without denying that heartache and hard times exist.  Rachel is just confident that those situations are temporary and with the right attitude you can turn it around.  A little of her sweet voice, bubbly smile and piano-driven pop may just be the perfect pick-me-up. 

Tune in Tuesday from 9-10am Central for your weekly concentrated dose of music by female singer-songwriters! Interview with Rachel Platten at 9:30.

Yes.  It's the new-oldness.  Have a gander, it's quite grand.

  • Tue
    Jan 17
    10:00 am -
    11:00 am
  • Sat
    Jan 21
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

Anna Coogan on Lyrical Venus 1/17! At Cafe Paradiso 1/19!

Anna CooganCome 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.