Commentator Brian O'Nuanain share his thoughts about the Celtic Festival in Monroe this weekend.

Brady Blade: A Different Drum

Sep 26, 2012

Airs Wednesday, September 26 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 Tuesday, September 11 at 2:00 p.m.  Join the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and special guest Tom Brokaw as we remember those who parished in the tragic attackes of 9/11 and those who risked their lives to save many others from perishing. The choir will present Shenandoah, For the Beauty of the Earth, a Lullabye, Homeward Bound, Amazing Grace, God Bless America, God of Our Fathers, Whose Almighty Hand, This Land Is Your Land, The House I Live In, Guide Us, O God of Grace, Our God Is Marching On, God Be With You Till We Meet Again, America the Beautiful, and My Country, 'Tis of Thee.

Johnny Cash: The Man In Black

Sep 1, 2012
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Airs Friday, August 31 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 and 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 Friday, August 24 at 9:00 p.m.  Johnny Cash made a mark on the world that went well beyond his songs. Musically, spiritually, politically – he was a complex man with qualities that generations have held in high regard. In this one hour radio special, you’ll hear from many of his old friends and new admirers - including Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Sheryl Crow, Shelby Lynne, Rhett Miller, Brandi Carlisle, Amy Lee, Lucinda Williams, Shooter Jennings and Sam Beam. Hosted by Tony Lawson.