Airs Friday, March 16 at 9:00 p.m. Leonard Cohen and current artists inspired by him tell stories about his influential life and work, intertwined with music from his 2012 album of new songs, "Old Ideas". Leonard Cohen's shares insights into how he finds the imagery used in his songs and the way the songs are produced. The host is Rita Houston who also hosted the New York event at Joe’s Pub.
Red River Radio offer's you a live stream of today's concerts from South By Southwest in Austin, Texas. Bruce Springsteen is the keynote speaker at 12 p.m. Beginning at 1 p.m., it's concerts by La Vida Boheme , Polica, Lower Dens, and The Magnetic Fields. Listen On Line Here:
Tonight at 6:30 p.m. on Marketplace, Kate Archer Kent reports on South by Southwest (SXSW) and how to make a few extra dollars in Austin during this huge multi-media festival. Join us at 6:30 for this story, today's business news and all the numbers.
Airs Thursday, March 15 at 8:00 p.m. Listen to one of the greatest living exponents of boogie woogie piano, octogenarian Bob Seeley playing at the Charles H. Morris Center during the 2009 Savannah Music Festival. The sound of a train rolling down the tracks has long served as the metaphor for American musical styles rooted in the blues. One such style was created especially on the piano and it's known as boogie woogie. Tune in to this episode to hear one of the genre's greatest living exponents, the 80-year old Bob Seeley. Having studied under Meade Lux Lewis, one of the kings of boogie woogie piano, Seeley's playing style is virtuosic, creative and showcases a very powerful left hand.
Airs Tuesday, March 13 at 9:00 p.m. Decades after his death, the richly-detailed, soul-stirring oeuvre of Charles Mingus still packs a wallop. Thankfully, the beat goes on in the form of the Mingus Big Band — one of several repertory ensembles organized by widow Sue Mingus. Its latest, Grammy-winning album captures the ensemble's regular residency at the Jazz Standard in New York; this recording finds the band sparking the action on the Fort Stage of the 2011 Newport Jazz Festival. Recorded live at the Newport Jazz Festival on Sunday, August 7.