Blues

11:00pm

Fri February 14, 2014
Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes - I Too Sing America

Airs Friday, February 14 at 11 p.m. Langston Hughes, an enduring icon of the Harlem Renaissance, is best-known for his written work, which wedded his fierce dedication to social justice with his belief in the transformative power of the word. But he was a music lover, too, and some of the works he was most proud of were collaborations with composers and musicians.     Hosted by Terrance McKnight, WQXR host and former Morehouse professor of music, I, Too, Sing America will dive into the songs, cantatas, musicals and librettos that flowed from Hughes’ pen. As he did with his poetry, Hughes used music to denounce war, combat segregation and restore human dignity in the face of Jim Crow. His musical adventures included writing lyrics for stage pieces such as Black Nativity and Tambourines to Glory, works that helped give birth to the genre of Gospel Play, as well as songs for radio plays and political campaigns, and the libretto for Kurt Weill’s Street Songs.

8:00pm

Wed February 12, 2014
Buddy Flett Live

Buddy Flett Live on Red River Radio

Airs Wednesday, February 12 at 8 p.m.  Joins us for a lively blues show with Buddy Flett Live on Red River Radio. He just released a new CD called Rough Edges, filled with great blues, and he'll join Bill Beckett and Wally Derleth 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 now:  DONATE NOW!

8:00pm

Thu December 19, 2013
Savannah Music Festival

Savannah Music Festival: Ruthie Foster Live

Airs Thursday, December 19 at 8 p.m. As a singer whose live performances are a musical patchwork of contemporary Americana styles, Texas born Ruthie Foster is a unique artist in our time. She has created a repertoire that is seamlessly evocative of the life she lives, which comes out of the Baptist Church and the soul of southern Texas. Tune in to hear Ruthie Foster's SMF 2012 performance at the Charles H. Morris Center in Savannah. 

9:00pm

Fri November 29, 2013
Texas Jazz & Blues Greats

Texas Jazz & Blues Greats

Airs Friday, November 29 at 9 p.m.  Texas Jazz & Blues Greats is hosted by jazz pianist and composer Jason Moran, a Texas native himself.  Moran was recently tapped to be the Creative Director at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts after the passing of Dr. Billy Taylor, and was the recipient of the 2010 MacArthur Fellowship.  A student of the blues, Jason’s virtuoso performances marries classical, blues, and jazz with the musical influences of his generation including funk, hip-hop, and rock.  The Texas Jazz & Blues Greats project was right in his sweet spot! 

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8:00pm

Thu October 24, 2013
AJ & The Two Tone Blues Band Live

AJ & The Two Tone Blues Band Live

AJ & The Two Tone Blues Band Live

Airs Thursday, October 24 at 8 p.m.  Join us once again for an electrified performance as AJ & The Two Tone Blues Band take to the air waves. Thanks to everyone who pledged we can offer this concert without interruption for pledging and we will let AJ and the Band have the studio all to themselves. AJ and the Two Tone Blues Band have maintained a prestigious career over the years and have played the Sonny Boy Blues Society Battle of the Bands Competition, the King Biscuit Blues Festival and the International Blues Competition in Memphis. They are well know throughout the region and always inject high voltage into our pledge drives. Tune in for this exciting show and make your pledge at 800-552-8502 or On Line Now Here.

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