Veteran Bluesman Bruce Flett performs in his road warrior trio, the Bluebirds. Since the hey day of the A Train Bruce has been a mainstay of the American blues scene and is a founding member of the Bluebirds who have been performing together for more that 27 years. They will join us in our Red River Radio studios for an up-tempo concert filled with Blues, Roots Rock, SwampPop, R&B and original material infused with thier high energy and love of music. They will also help us raise the revenue we need to keep Red River Radio's wide variety of musical offering on the air. Whether you love blues, folk, jazz, acoustic, world, alternative, classical, or old time Americana you know Red River Radio offers it all, week in and week out. Help us keep it all on the air by calling in at 800-552-8502 or gon online and pledge here. DONATE NOW!
Airs Wednesday, October 1 at 8:00 p.m. Joins us for a lively acoustic blues show with Buddy Flett, live on Red River Radio. He returns with a basket full of great blues, and will be joined by Jimmy Caskey to help Red River Radio raise the money we need to continue for the next year. Tune in for a great night of live music and help us out with your calls and pledges at 800-552-8502 or pledge on line here. DONATE NOW!
Airs Monday, September 22 at 8 p.m. Bassist and bandleader Ben Allison has developed the ability to write music with the sound and electric attack of rock 'n' roll, as well as the sophistication and improvisational frames of jazz. His constant search for new timbres and combinations has made him one of the most engaging composers today. At the CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival in Newport, R.I., his band blasted in full force.
Airs Monday, September 8 at 8 p.m. It's a great idea in theory: One of the leading trumpeters, composers and public figures in jazz puts together a brass ensemble. Led by Dave Douglas, it's an even better idea in practice, bounding with enthusiasm and virtuosity. The compact-but-mighty Brass Ecstasy lit up the CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival in Newport, R.I., with a stylish, fervent update of the brass-band tradition. Personnel
Airs Monday, August 18 at 8 p.m. Guitarist Rez Abbasi has spent plenty of time immersing himself in South Asian music; he also has plenty of full-on jazz chops. In his own music as a bandleader, he treads in the wide space between one and the other. Abbasi's set at the CareFusion Newport Folk Festival in Newport, R.I., features his latest band, a group that features his acoustic guitar paired with vibraphone, bass and drums.
Rez Abbasi, acoustic guitar Bill Ware, vibraphone Stephan Crump, bass Eric McPherson, drums