Americana Music http://redriverradio.org en Twang Darkly Live on Red River Radio http://redriverradio.org/post/twang-darkly-live-red-river-radio-0 <p><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px;">Airs Thursday, February 13 at 8 p.m.&nbsp;</strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px;">Twang Darkly returns to Red River Radio for a live performance of their unique blend of&nbsp;original&nbsp;instrumental&nbsp;music that has been described as "Cinematic Appalachian jazz rock fetched from the future on a beer-fueled time machine fabricated from gourds and guitar strings." Twang Darkly features&nbsp;Michael Futreal on Appalachian dulcimer, banjo, gourdtar, guitar, harmonica, flute, and suchlike; &nbsp;Troy Messina drum; &nbsp;and Joel Boultinghouse on the big ol' string bass and electric guitars.&nbsp;Join us Thursday night at 8 p.m. and while you’re at it, give us a call and help support live music on Red River Radio at 800-552-8502 or click here.&nbsp;</span><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px;"><a href="https://secure.publicbroadcasting.net/rrr/default/form.pledgemain" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(0, 82, 155);" target="_blank">DONATE NOW</a>!</strong></p><p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 02:00:00 +0000 Bill Beckett & Wally Derleth - Evening Jazz 39949 at http://redriverradio.org Twang Darkly Live on Red River Radio Savannah Music Festival: Jerry Douglas Solo http://redriverradio.org/post/savannah-music-festival-jerry-douglas-solo <div><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Airs Thursday, January 9 at 8 p.m.&nbsp;</span></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jerry Douglas has received thirteen Grammy Awards, won the Country Music Association's "Musician of the Year" award three times, been awarded a National Heritage Fellowship by the National Endowment for the Arts, and was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011 by the Americana Music Association. He is the most famous and arguably the finest resonator guitarist in our time. During the 2013 Savannah Music Festival, Jerry Douglas performed both with his band and solo, and taught student musicians during our Acoustic Music Seminar. This episode highlights Mr. Douglas' solo performance at the Charles H. Morris Center and features guest appearances by fiddlers Casey </span>Driessen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Luke Bulla.</span></div><p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 02:00:00 +0000 38403 at http://redriverradio.org Savannah Music Festival: Jerry Douglas Solo Savannah Music Festival: Chris Thile, Mike Marshall & Caterina Lichtenberg - Part Two http://redriverradio.org/post/savannah-music-festival-chris-thile-mike-marshall-caterina-lichtenberg-part-two <div><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Airs Thursday, Thursday, November 21 at 8 p.m.&nbsp;</span></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At the turn of the </span>20th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> century when the mandolin became popular in America, a man named Orville Gibson changed its shape and marketability. What had primarily been a fad instrument would soon fall into the hands of players that would forever alter its musical direction. This edition of the Savannah Music Festival Live is the second of two programs featuring a concert from our 2010 festival that included mandolin virtuosos Mike Marshall, Chris </span>Thile<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span>Caterina<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Lichtenberg<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, with special guest Sarah </span>Jarosz<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></div><p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 02:00:00 +0000 36377 at http://redriverradio.org Savannah Music Festival: Chris Thile, Mike Marshall & Caterina Lichtenberg - Part Two Savannah Music Festival: Chris Thile, Mike Marshall & Caterina Lichtenberg - Part One http://redriverradio.org/post/savannah-music-festival-chris-thile-mike-marshall-caterina-lichtenberg-part-one <div><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Airs Thursday, Thursday, November 14 at 8 p.m. </span></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When mandolins began evolving from the lute family in Italy during the </span>17th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span>18th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> centuries, they were designed with a round back or bowl back in what was known as the </span>Neopolitan<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> style. By the end of the </span>19th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> century, a new style with a carved top and back construction inspired by the violin family of instruments began to supplant the European-style mandolins, especially within the United States. On this episode, we listen to a wide range of mandolins and compositions going back several centuries, as performed by three of the most unique and distinct </span>mandolinists<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in our time: Chris </span>Thile<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Mike Marshall and </span>Caterina<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Lichtenberg<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></div><p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 02:00:00 +0000 36097 at http://redriverradio.org Savannah Music Festival: Chris Thile, Mike Marshall & Caterina Lichtenberg - Part One Savannah Music Festival: Tony Trischka & Bruce Molsky Live http://redriverradio.org/post/savannah-music-festival-tony-trischka-bruce-molsky-live <div><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Airs Thursday, November 7 at 8 p.m.&nbsp;</span></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Using fearless musical curiosity as a guiding force for more than 35 years, Tony&nbsp;</span>Trischka<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has become one of the world's foremost banjo players, inspiring an entire&nbsp;</span></div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">generation of bluegrass and acoustic musicians. Besides being one of the&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">instrument's top pickers, he has also long been one of it's best teachers, working&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">with young musicians to continue tapping into the creative potential of America's&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">signature musical instrument. In this episode, we listen to a performance given by&nbsp;</span></div><div>Mr. Trischka with his friend Bruce Molsky, a multi-instrumentalist who drives&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">similar levels of influence in American old-time music.</span></div><p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 02:00:00 +0000 35639 at http://redriverradio.org Savannah Music Festival: Tony Trischka & Bruce Molsky Live