Red River Radio offers many suggested pledge levels. Some of our newest gifts are listed first in this slide show. Our new gift is a one year subscription to Louisiana Cultural Vista Magazine Courtesy of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. We also offer special thank-you gifts starting at the $35 pledge level. Click through the slide show and the caption will describe each gift and the pledge amount. Click here to go to our pledge page to make your pledge. Please help support your public radio station at nay level and keep all the shows you love on the air.
During this Fall Pledge Drive we an exciting line up of stellar music for you. During our first week we'll feature Airheart on Tuesday, September 30 at 8 p.m. Buddy Flett on Wednesday, October 1 at 8 p.m. The Shreveport Opera Express on Thursday morning, October 2 at 9 a.m. Tres Bluebirds on Thursday, October 2 at 8 p.m. and Twang Darkly on Friday, October 3 at 8 p.m.
We'll also have a fine lineup the following week with Chris Allen and Winston Hall, Jazziana, and Alan Dyson. We hope you'll tune and take a moment to support live music during the drive by calling 800-552-8502 or by pledging on line here. DONATE NOW!
Airs Sunday, October 5 at 6 p.m. Hidden Kitchens Texas, a new hour of lively, sound-rich stories from Peabody Award-winning producers, The Kitchen Sisters, KUT Austin, and NPR. Hosts Willie Nelson and Dallas-born actress Robin Wright Penn, along with singer Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Los Lonely Boys, and some extraordinary tellers take us across Texas and share their own hidden kitchens. Stories of cowboy kitchens, ice houses, chili queens, the tamale lady at Fuel City in Dallas, the birth of the Frito, the birth of the 7-Eleven, the birth of the frozen Margarita, the first barbeque pit on the moon, musician's kitchens, cotton picker's kitchens, Czech sausage makers, the garage kitchens of the Vietnamese in Houston, deep fried fuel from biodiesel kitchens, and so much more. All the big issues play out in these wild and moving Texas kitchen stories -- oil, land, food, family, elders, war, work, immigration -- issues that touch the lives of listeners everywhere. It's radio that tastes real good.
Airs Sunday, October 5 at 3 p.m. The results are in and we have the winners of the 2014 Young Artists Competition. We will present them to you on Sunday, October 5, at 3 p.m. in our Red River Radio Marion & Donald Weiss Performance studio. This will also be a live broadcast and a open to all. (seating is limited so please arrive early. Priority seating for parents will be reserved.)
Airs Friday, September 3 at 8 p.m. Twang Darkly returns to Red River Radio for a live performance of their unique blend of original instrumental 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 Michael Futreal on Appalachian dulcimer, banjo, gourdtar, guitar, harmonica, flute, and suchlike; Lane Bayliss on drums; and Joel Boultinghouse on the big ol' string bass and electric guitars.
On Friday, October 3 at 7 p.m. we will hold a drawing for a Two Night Stay at Chez des Amis Bed & Breakfast in Natchitiches, Louisiana. Your stay subject to advanced reservations and availability. The drawing will take place at 7 p.m. on Friday, Cctober 3, 2014. Everyone who makes a pledge before then will automatically be entered into this and every other drawing. Call in at 800-552-8502 or go online and pledge now.
Veteran Bluesman Bruce Flett performs in his road warrior trio, the Bluebirds. Since the hey day of the A Train Bruce has been a mainstay of the American blues scene and is a founding member of the Bluebirds who have been performing together for more that 27 years. They will join us in our Red River Radio studios for an up-tempo concert filled with Blues, Roots Rock, SwampPop, R&B and original material infused with thier high energy and love of music. They will also help us raise the revenue we need to keep Red River Radio's wide variety of musical offering on the air. Whether you love blues, folk, jazz, acoustic, world, alternative, classical, or old time Americana you know Red River Radio offers it all, week in and week out. Help us keep it all on the air by calling in at 800-552-8502 or gon online and pledge here. DONATE NOW!
Airs Thursday, October 2 at 7 p.m. Music and Liturgy for Yom Kipur, (The Day of Atonement) Sung by The Western Wind with Guest Cantors, Narrated by Leonard Nimoy. Leonard Nimoy and The Western Wind Vocal Ensemble explore the rich and profound musical and spiritual traditions of the Jewish High Holy Days. The Birthday of the World presents some of the most inspiring music of the Jewish Liturgy performed by The Western Wind, guest singers and four internationally renowned cantors. Musical selections include Avinu Malkeinu, Kol Nidre, El Maleh Rachamim, traditional chant and composed works by Sulzer, Secunda and Nowakowsky. A narration performed by actor Leonard Nimoy elucidates the important prayers and illuminates the deeper structure of the liturgy.
Airs Thursday, October 2 at 2 p.m. Music for the High Holidays is a one-hour program for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. The show includes both traditional and composed music from Jewish liturgy (with a recording of Kol Nidre that features violinist Itzhak Perlman), as well as concert music based on High Holidays melodies. Written and hosted by Naomi Lewin, Music for the High Holidays also explains a bit about the Jewish new year and its traditions -- there’s even a website recipe!
Airs Wednesday, October 1 at 8:00 p.m. Joins us for a lively acoustic blues show with Buddy Flett, live on Red River Radio. He returns with a basket full of great blues, and will be joined by Jimmy Caskey to help Red River Radio raise the money we need to continue for the next year. Tune in for a great night of live music and help us out with your calls and pledges at 800-552-8502 or pledge on line here. DONATE NOW!