Musician and host of Riverwalk JazzDavid Holt will not appear at this weekend’s Pennington Folk Festival in Princeton. Holt will instead attend the funeral of friend and flat-picking legend Doc Watson, who passed away this week. Festival organizers say 2010 festival favorite Bobby Bare will step in for Holt.
Every spring Marshall County plays host to one of the longest indigenous singing events in the country. The annual Big Singing is a tradition that has stayed largely the same since the 1800s. Rose Krzton-Presson explores history and significance of Marhshall County's Big Singing.
WKMS Producer David Weatherly begins a new season of Sounds of the Silver Screen on WKMS Sunday, June 3 at 7 p.m. Weatherly's fascination with cinematic soundtracks has led him to continue creating Sounds of the Silver Screen for WKMS during summertime months. The new season airs Sundays in June and July.
This week on the Juke Joint Shuffle, bluesman Lew Jetton drops by for a live in-studio set. Lew and his band, 61 South, are regional favorites playing Summer festivals and clubs around the WKMS listening area.
The Quebe Sisters Band is made up of Grace, Sophia, and Hulda Quebe as well as Joey McKenzie and Drew Phelps. The young Texans play triple fiddles in the country western style and have played with ensembles ranging from the Grand Ole Opry to the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra.
They’ll be visiting Paris, Tennessee at the Krider Performing Arts Center on Saturday, May 19th. Rose Krzton-Presson spoke with Sophia Quebe about life as a sister and musician.
Members of the Nashville-based Farewell Drifters are working towards releasing their third full-length album to follow up Yellow Tag Mondays (2010) and Echo Boom (2011). The band is known for incorporating 60s style harmonies into folk-inspired music all on top of a youthful energy that's impossible to ignore at their live shows.
The Farewell Drifters performed at the 11th annual Nashville Earth Day Festival last weekend. Rose Krzton-Presson spoke with bandmembers Josh Britt and Zach Bevill before their performance in Centennial Park.
Jesca Hoop is a self-declared "Avapop" singer-songwriter. Raised in a northern California Mormon family, she worked in an array of professions (farming, carpentry, surveying, even a survival program in Arizona's mountains for troubled youth) before pursuing her music in 2005 while working as Tom Waits' nanny.
Her first album, Kismet, came out in 2007 and she has since released two EPs and one full-length album. She's toured with acts including Mark Knopfler, Elbow, Peter Gabriel, and Andrew Bird.
Public radio nationwide has a track record of providing musical artists their first public platform for performance. Continuing the WKMS commitment to musicians, Program Director Tracy Ross features an hour of live music with Murray band Quailbones Saturday night at 10, the final hour of his decade-long program Beyond the Edge. WKMS is Murray State University’s listener supported public radio service.