Airs Thursday, May 10 at 8:00 p.m. Highlights from an SMF original production called Piano Showdown, including solo performances and duets featuring Aaron Goldberg, Bob Seeley, Eddie Palmieri and Henry Butler. 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'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 of the players have to fear for their jobs, but all are driven by the spirit of friendly competition. Episode 1 of 2.
Airs, Thursday, May 10 at 11:00 a.m. Harmonia offers a gift of flowers to celebrate Mother's Day, as we explore flower themes in music, with a special focus on the rose, a symbol of love and beauty. Plus, later, we'll hear a featured release of Christopher Simpson's "The Monthes." Includes music by Thomas Campion, Clemens non Papa, Tomas De Torrejon Y Velasco, Francisco Guerrero, and more.
Airs Wednesday, May 9 at 8:00 p.m. Randy Brewer sat down with Brady Blade, renowned musician, entrepreneur, and co-owner of Blade Studio’s in Shreveport, to talk about his life, his music career, and the current work he is doing with Blade Studios. During the hour we’ll travel across the globe with Brady as he works with artists ranging from the Killer Bees and the Brand New Heavies, to Emmylou Harris, Steve Earl, Daniel Lanois, and Dave Matthews. We’ll follow as he travels back to his home in Shreveport, after living in Sweden for many years, to open Blade Studio’s along with partner and Executive Producer Scott Crompton and award winning recording engineer Chris Bell. During the hour we’ll hear selections from some artists Brady has been working with including singer-songwriter Maggie Koerner and Citizen Cope. We'll also listen to some artists he recommends such as Massive Attack, Hurricane Chris, and The Lackadaisies. In addition we will listen to tracks Brady played on from Steve Earl, Dave Matthews, and Emmylou Harris. Join us for an hour long profile of Brady Blade, Wednesday Night at 8:00 p.m., here on Red River Radio.
Airs Wednesday, May 9 at 11:00 a.m. Join the Mormon Tabernacle Choir as the celebrate Mother's Day with “All Things Bright and Beautiful,” “Home Is a Special Kind of Feeling” from The Wind in the Willows, “My Favorite Things” from The Sound of Music, “Thou Gracious God, Whose Mercy Lends,” “Evening Prayer” from Hansel and Gretel, “All Through the Night,” “Hush Little Baby,” “You Raise Me Up,” and “It’s a Grand Night for Singing” from State Fair.
Airs Monday, May 7 at 8:00 p.m. What can machines tell us about being human? This hour of Radiolab, Jad and Robert meet humans and robots who are trying to connect, and blur the line. We talk to the world's most advanced robot, meet a man who fell in love with a chatbot, and argue with the inventor of Furby over whether a toy can ever really be "alive."