September 28, 2009 - Live and Local

Australian finger-pickin’ guitarist Tommy Emmanuel and singer-songwriter Rick Price

The great Australian finger-pickin' guitarist Tommy Emmanuel will play at Sangamon Auditorium in Springfield Tuesday night, along with Australian singer-songwriter Rick Price. We will be privileged to have both gentlemen live in our studios on the Monday edition "Live and Local." Be prepared for a soulful hour of energetic, virtuosic music-making!


September 25, 2009 - Live and Local

Dennis Stroughmatt and Creole Stomp and storyteller Kim Sheahan

On today's edition, we have our first Cajun band playing live in our studio: Dennis Stroughmatt and Creole Stomp, an Illinois-based band that plays "real-deal Louisiana Creole Zydeco, Cajun, Blues and New Orleans Swamp Pop." We'll also meet storyteller Kim Sheahan and hear a sample of her work. All will be performing at the Champaign-Urbana Folk and Roots Festival in downtown Urbana this weekend.


September 24, 2009 - Live and Local

Irish-American fiddler Liz Carroll and guitarist John Elder

On the Thursday edition of "Live and Local," we'll have a conversation with the splendid Chicago-born, Irish-American fiddler Liz Carroll and hear from her recent CD. We'll also talk with guitarist John Elder, playing live in our studio. Both are appearing at the Champaign-Urbana Folk and Roots Festival, which opens Friday night in downtown Urbana.


September 22, 2009 - Live and Local

Champaign-Urbana Folk and Roots Festival

The first annual Champaign-Urbana Folk and Roots Festival happens this weekend in Urbana. It's a celebration of American roots music, dance, storytelling, and visual arts with local, regional and national artists. On "Live and Local" this week, we'll feature several performers from the Festival, including singer Elizabeth Simpson and guitarist George Turner on Tuesday's show.


September 21, 2009 - Live and Local

Bob Vaughn, director of the Sangamon Auditorium at the University of Illinois at Springfield

On the Monday edition of "Live and Local," I'll talk with Bob Vaughn, director of the Sangamon Auditorium at the University of Illinois at Springfield, about the auditorium's Visiting Artists, Broadway and Family series of events. With multiple forms of dance, musical acts across many genres and much more, it's quite a spectacular selection. Also, we have the first in a series of guests this week affiliated with the first annual Champaign-Urbana Folk & Roots Festival: Jan Kalmar, who will lead a song circle on Saturday at Heartland Gallery in Urbana.


September 18, 2009 - Live and Local

Concert by the Civic Orchestra of Chicago

On Friday's program, we'll air a concert by the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, the training orchestra of the Chicago Symphony. They'll play Mendelssohn's Hebrides Overture and Italian Symphony, and Verdi's Overture to The Force of Destiny. I'll be back with more local guests on Monday.


September 17, 2009 - Live and Local

The Ahn Trio

The Ahn Trio-three Korean-American sisters-travel the world with their genre-bending take on the piano trio medium. They're playing in Charleston on Friday and will be my guests on the Thursday edition of "Live and Local." We'll also hear about a recital this weekend in Champaign of music for organ, trumpet and oboe.

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