Airs Friday, June 15 at 9:00 p.m. Johnny Cash became the stuff of legend over his long and storied career. Born in Arkansas and reared in fields of cotton, he was also raised on Gospel music and radio. The struggles of the depression that his and other families endured would ring through much of his music. He would become a champion for many who didn't have one. As his career progressed he would use his fame and status to bring changes and awareness of the plight of many, including prisoners, Native Americans, as well as the poor and downtrodden. Join us for this hour long look at Johnny Cash's politics and influence on American Culture. "Till things are brighter, I'm the Man in Black" sang Johnny Cash. He was an American with open eyes, aware of the state of the world, and he cared deeply. Cash shared his opinions on politics without hesitation or compromise, and people listened. His influence helped open the way for artists to express their feelings and views without fear. Rodney Crowell hosts this hour long tribute to The Man In Black.
Airs Thursday, May 14 at 8:00 p.m. The music of Brazil encompasses a wealth of styles influenced by African, European, and Amerindian forms. After 500 years of history, Brazilian music has developed many unique and original styles such as choro, samba, and bossa nova, all of which have melded with other musical genres from around the world. In this episode, we listen to music performed by Toots Thielemans, Oscar Castro-Neves, Hamilton de Holanda, and Gabriel Grossi, among others.
Airs Thursday, June 14 at 11:00 a.m. Join the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir for a Celebration of Fathers with music including Gently Raise the Sacred Strain, Guide Us O Thou Great Jehovah, Awake and Arise, All Ye Children of Light, In the Learning of My Father, Sunrise, Sunset, from Fiddler on the Roof, As the Dew from Heaven Distilling, Hallelujah, from Christ on the Mount of Olives, Home Is a Special Kind of Feeling, from The Wind in the Willows, He's Got the Whole World in His Hands, God Be with You 'Till We Meet Again, and more.
Coming to you from the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium in Shreveport, Louisiana, it's our repeat broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. Tune in and hear yourselves having a great time at the performance. With special guests, musical ambassadors of Louisiana's rich Acadian past, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet, and the original guitar hero, James Burton. Also with us, singer Andra Suchy, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors; Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and sound effects man Fred Newman, The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, and the latest News from Lake Wobegon.
Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame guitarist James Burton joins Garrison Keillor on "A Prairie Home Companion" at Municipal Auditorium. James has played on countless number-one recordings and created some of the most influential guitar riffs in popular music. Elvis Costello says that James Burton is one of few the players who musicians almost always call ‘legendary.’ Pete Townsend says that James is probably the most important guitar player in American music. Read more about James Burton and the James Burton Foundation Here.