Airs Friday, May 18 at 9:00 p.m. A one-hour music and commentary show about the late musician Levon Helm, drummer for the seminal Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group The Band, and a revered solo artist. Helm died April 19, 2012 at the age of 71 from a recurrence of throat cancer that had threatened his life as far back as 1997. This program features Helms vocals and drumming with The Band, as well as some of his post-Band performances, with special attention given to his Midnight Ramble concerts held in recent years at his home in Woodstock, NY. Among the commentators complimenting the music are journalist Anthony DeCurtis, musicians Shawn Colvin, Rich Pagano, David Gans, Grammy Museum head Bob Santelli and others plus archival clips of Levon Helm himself.
See the winners of Red River Radio's 3rd annual Young Artists Competition! Read more.
The judges have made their selections for Red River Radio's third annual Young Artists Competition. The winners will assemble on Sunday, May 13, at 5 p.m., at LSU Shreveport's University Center Theater for the winner's concert. This concert is free and open to the public. Join us as we celebrate these young artists and their accomplishments.
Airs Monday, May 7 at 11:00 a.m. President Teddy Roosevelt once described the programs at Chatauqua Lake as “the most American thing about America.” What began in the early 1870s as an experimental school on the banks of pristine Chautauqua Lake in upstate New York has now blossomed into a 750-acre education center which offers an incredible summer music festival. Music floats over the grounds, coming from the practice cabins where musicians spend seven weeks honing their crafts in preparation for concerts.
Airs Tuesday, May 1 at 9:00 p.m. Jazz is dead! Well, it's not true -- but in the history of the music, that statement is heard very often. Wynton Marsalis has found that the best way to combat that idea is simple - keep creating. Like any art form, jazz lives as an ongoing interaction between the artist, audience and larger culture. In this hour, Wynton reflects on his life and music in the 20th century and its continuation into the 21st.
Airs Monday, April 30 at 9:00 p.m. Piano Night: We look back on a night that honored the 88’s. Piano Night - every year on the Monday night between the two weekends of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage and Festival. This hour-long program includes music from Piano Heaven, a smaller stage for more intimate performances (Jessie McBride, Marco Benevento, Cynthia Chen) as well as the main stage at the House of Blues (Dr. Lonnie Smith, Victor Atkins, Bob Andrews, Tom Worrell), featuring full ensembles that change throughout the show.