Bob Seeley http://redriverradio.org en Savannah Music Festival: Bob Seeley's Boogie Woogie http://redriverradio.org/post/savannah-music-festival-bob-seeleys-boogie-woogie-0 <div><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Airs Thursday, March 15 at 8:00 p.m.&nbsp;</span></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Listen to one of the greatest living exponents of boogie </span>woogie<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> piano, octogenarian Bob Seeley playing at the Charles H. Morris Center during the 2009 Savannah Music Festival. The sound of a train rolling down the tracks has long served as the metaphor for American musical styles rooted in the blues. One such style was created especially on the piano and it's known as boogie </span>woogie<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Tune in to this episode to hear one of the genre's greatest living exponents, the 80-year old Bob Seeley. Having studied under Meade </span>Lux<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Lewis, one of the kings of boogie </span>woogie<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> piano, Seeley's playing style is </span>virtuosic<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, creative and showcases a very powerful left hand.</span></div><p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 01:00:00 +0000 41846 at http://redriverradio.org Savannah Music Festival: Bob Seeley's Boogie Woogie Newport Jazz & Savannah Music Fest Special http://redriverradio.org/post/newport-jazz-savannah-music-fest-special <p><strong>Airs Tuesday, June 4 at 8 p.m.&nbsp; </strong>Join Bill Beckett &amp; Wally Derleth tonight at 8 pm for a "Best Of' special feature selected sets from the Newport Jazz Festival and the Savannah Music Festival with featured artists Joe Lovano, Esperanza Spalding, Amina Figarova, Bob Seeley, Ballake Sissoko &amp; Vincent Segal, Bela Fleck, Paco de Lucia and Regina Carter's Reverse Thread. Call in with your pledge and support all the variety you get on Red River Radio at 800-552-8502 or pledge on line here:&nbsp;<strong><a href="https://secure.publicbroadcasting.net/rrr/default/form.pledgemain" target="_blank">DONATE NOW</a>!</strong> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 01:00:00 +0000 Bill Beckett & Wally Derleth - Evening Jazz 28615 at http://redriverradio.org Newport Jazz & Savannah Music Fest Special Savannah Music Festival: Americana http://redriverradio.org/post/savannah-music-festival-americana-0 <p><strong>Airs Thursday, March 21 at 8 p.m. </strong>&nbsp;In music, the term "Americana" generally refers to a subset of American music that is perhaps best defined as "classic" American music, ranging in style from roots-based bluegrass to alternative country, gospel, blues, zydeco, jazz and other native forms. In this episode, we listen to an array of musical Americana selections recorded at the Savannah Music Festival between 2004 and 2008. Performers include Sam Bush, Mike Marshall, Don Stiernberg, the&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">David&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Grisman</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Quintet</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Jerry Douglas, Bob Seeley, the Bucky </span>Pizzarelli<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Trio, Daniel Hope, Tony Williamson and Sebastian </span>Knauer<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 01:00:00 +0000 25142 at http://redriverradio.org Savannah Music Festival: Americana Savannah Music Festival: Piano Showdown Part Two http://redriverradio.org/post/savannah-music-festival-piano-showdown-part-two-0 <p><strong>Airs Thursday, May 17 at 8:00 p.m.</strong>&nbsp; A summit of keyboard virtuosos including Eddie Palmieri, Henry Butler, Bob Seeley and Aaron Goldberg. In the international music world, there are literally dozens of piano competitions across the globe. However, in jazz and blues music, the spirit of friendly competition has always been a part of the tradition. In this second episode, we&#39;ll hear more solos and duets by four distinct, versatile and unique players from different generations. Octogenarian and boogie woogie specialist Bob Seeley shares the stage with Aaron Goldberg, who is not even half his age. New Orleans-based Henry Butler and Latin jazz great Eddie Palmieri round out this one-time-only production recorded at the 2009 Savannah Music Festival.&nbsp; Fri, 18 May 2012 01:00:00 +0000 10913 at http://redriverradio.org Savannah Music Festival: Piano Showdown Part Two Savannah Music Festival: Piano Showdown Episode One http://redriverradio.org/post/savannah-music-festival-piano-showdown-episode-one <p><strong>Airs Thursday, May 10 at 8:00 p.m.&nbsp; </strong>Highlights from an SMF original production called Piano Showdown, including solo performances and duets featuring Aaron Goldberg, Bob Seeley, Eddie Palmieri and Henry Butler.<br />Back in the 19-teens and 20s, piano players in clubs had to always be on top of their game in order to ensure that their playing could never be surpassed. The great stride piano player James P. Johnson used to go around New York and hear all of the other pianists play, and in case they played something he didn&#39;t, he would copy them and incorporate their work into his own style. The reason for this is so that no one could walk into his club and outplay him, and then take away his job. In the SMF production Piano Showdown, none&nbsp;of the players have to fear for their jobs, but all are driven by the spirit of friendly competition. Episode 1 of 2. Fri, 11 May 2012 01:00:00 +0000 11018 at http://redriverradio.org Savannah Music Festival: Piano Showdown Episode One