Airs Friday, April 25 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll feature new tracks from Katie Glassman and Snapshot, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, Molly Tuttle and John Mailander, Yarn, and The Royal Oui plus tunes from Steve Earl, J. Wagner, Terra Naomi, Allison Crowe and Sarah Jaroz. Then in our concert hour we feature Rory Block recorded live at the Fur Peace Ranch and in our final hour we are rejoicing in the hands.
Airs Thursday, April 24 at 8 p.m. The eight-stringed instrument that looks like a small lute and was played throughout Europe for several centuries is now known everywhere as the mandolin. This unique sounding instrument first entered popular American culture in the mid 19th century, when it was primarily used as a novelty instrument. By the year 1900 however, mandolin ensembles were touring the vaudeville circuit and mandolin orchestras were forming in schools and colleges. The ensuing 40 years saw the proliferation of mandolins across the south and a handful of American virtuosos performed, recorded, composed, and arranged for the mandolin in a variety of musical idioms. In this episode, we listen to David Grisman, Don Stiernberg, Sam Bush, Tony Williamson, and performing in a one-of-a-kind mandolin summit at the Savannah Music Festival.
Aired Thursday, April 24 at 6 p.m. On this Health Matters we were joined by Endocrinologist Dr. Laura Kimball Rivari to discuss diabetes and Dietician Alisha Smith who addressed how diabetes is affected by the food we eat. We also took your questions during the show at 1-800-552-8502 and on twitter @rrrpublicradio.
Airs Tuesday, April 22 at 9 p.m. We’re celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month in April with Jazz at Lincoln Center and Guitar master Bill Frisell. He'll explore the roots of American musical style in works by George Gershwin, William Billings, Stephen Foster, and Charles Ives in “Gershwin & Beyond”. Frisell is joined by Sam Amidon, Jason Moran, and vocalist Alicia Hall Moran to interpret the backbone of our nation’s musical legacy. Join us for “Gershwin & Beyond” this Tuesday night at 9 on Red River Radio.
Airs Monday, April 21 at 8 p.m. Should you ever meet Donny McCaslin, you'll encounter an imposingly tall fellow who's one of the nicest guys you'll shake hands with — and who wields a sax like few others. His band has gone electro-funk with fuzz-dub bass, analog synths and hard grooves. One of his newer tunes is called "Stadium Jazz," which is a little tongue-in-cheek and with a little bit of the grand vision implied. They played a side stage in the morning. The audience didn't know what hit 'em.