On the Monday edition of "Live and Local," we'll hear highlights from three shows heard earlier this year, with live performances by a local old-time band called The Ruthless Goats, and two guests from elsewhere: the uilleann piper and pipe maker Tim Britton and the wonderful violinist Rachel Barton Pine.
Live and Local
On the Friday edition of "Live and Local," we'll hear highlights from three shows heard earlier this year, with live performances by an early-music group called Vox Chambana and by a tango quintet called Tango Espejo, plus an interview with Illinois folk singer Bucky Halker.
Thursday on "Live and Local," guest host Roger Cooper talks to a guest about the production of "Annie" at the Muni in Springfield, and visits with Bob Pearse about Music at the Landing at Kickapoo State Park. Bob plays in the group Strings Attached. Randy McCabe of High Cross Road Band will also be along. He plays at Kickapoo on Friday.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Sitting in with guest host Roger Cooper is trumpeter Jeff Helgeson, who is playing Friday at the Iron Post in Urbana, and Megan Wolf, director of resource development for 40 North 88 West. She'll tell us about the 6th Annual ACES awards.
On the Tuesday edition of "Live and Local," guest host Roger Cooper talks to singer-songwriter Michael Kammin, playing at Krannert Uncorked in Urbana on Thursday. During the second half, he talks to organist Stephen Buzard. He is a recent graduate of Westminster Choir College and is headed to Wells Cathedral as their organ scholar.
On the Monday edition of "Live and Local," we'll hear highlights from four shows heard earlier this year, with live performances by violinist Stefan Milenkovich and cellist Dmitry Kouzov; a talented two-girl band from Urbana called Endless Pages; a solo turn by singer and bodhran player Dean Karres; and a duo on traditional Chinese instruments.
On the Friday edition of "Live and Local," we'll hear highlights from three shows heard earlier this year, with live performances by the U.S. Army Ground Forces Band Wind Quintet, a barbershop quartet from Danville called Four on the Floor and the Pacifica Quartet.
Desafinado is a six-piece ensemble based in Champaign-Urbana that plays samba, bossa nova, and MPB, or Musica Popular Brasileira. The group will appear later this month at the first CU Pride Fest, and we've got them for a full hour of music on the Wednesday edition of "Live and Local.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Button accordion player Paddy O'Brien, fiddler Patrick Ourceau and guitarist Pat Egan are the internationally acclaimed traditional Irish trio Chulrua. The band will play at Urbana's Independent Media Center Tuesday night, and they'll join me in the studio for an hour of lively music making on the Tuesday edition of "Live and Local.
The Champaign-Urbana Theatre Company is currently presenting the musical Footloose, with its Oscar- and Tony-nominated score, at Parkland College. On the Monday edition of "Live and Local," a few of the actors will share a song or two. And we'll hear a preview of the coming season at the Kirkland Fine Arts Center in Decatur.