From busking in North Carolina to induction in the Grand Ole Opry and winning Grammys, Old Crow Medicine Show has popularized many old pre World War 2 songs with their old time sound fuzed with modern music. Doc Watson heard the band busking in Boone, NC where the band had moved after forming in New York state. Watson invited the band to play at MerleFest, a show the band credits as having changed their lives. [...]
Friday April 9th If you miss travelling, you are in for a treat! Travel guide, TV and radio host, Rick Steves, takes us on a trip as he shares some of his favorite MUSICAL travel memories from his new book For The Love of Europe: My Favorite Places, People & Stories. Explore the opera-filled streets of Vienna, hear the pipe organ at the Cathedral of Saint Sulpice in Paris, and learn how music can enrich [...]
Joe Ely has collected a lot of labels over his more than five decade career. Initially labelled a Texas music rebel he is now considered one of the states elder statesman - all without changing his style in any significant way. Ely grew up in Amarillo before moving to Lubbock where he got his first interest in music sparked by seeing a Jerry Lee Lewis concert. After his father died when he was fourteen and [...]
Thursday April 8th Tariq Trotter – a.k.a. rapper Black Thought – was born right around the time hip hop was beginning, and he grew up to be the lead MC and co-founder of The Roots. He recently completed a trilogy of solo albums with his latest record Streams of Thought Vol 3: Cane & Abel. Host Raina Douris catches up with Black Thought, on World Cafe 6-8pm
Wednesday April 7th We take a trip north on the next World Cafe, as Latin Roots correspondent Byron Gonzalez shares two of his favorite LatinX artists in Canada. One artist sings about her parents immigrating to Canada and the need for empathy for that experience, and the other you may have seen on Jimmy Fallon in the past –She had been slated to tour with Billie Eilish before the pandemic hit.
Tickets: 1. Two tickets to Samantha Fish at The Beacon Theater in Hopewell on Wednesday, April 13. 2. Tickets for you and a friend to see Spaceballs at The Paramount Theater in Charlottesville on Friday, April 9 at 7pm. 3. A pair of tickets to see 13 Going on 30 at The Paramount Theaterin Charlottesville on Saturday, April 10 at 7pm. 4. Two tickets to see Wattstax at The Paramount Theater in Charlottesville on Wednesday, April [...]