EASTER/PASSOVER WITH MAVIS STAPLES
Easter/Passover show brings sacred music from a variety of traditions and we’ll talk with Mavis “I’ll Take You There” Staples about her music and spirit. Plus savor the sensual side of Spring with music by Sarah Vaughan, the Allman Brothers, and Al Green.
CESAR ROSAS OF LOS LOBOS
A visit in Los Angeles with Los Lobos guitarist and composer Cesar Rosas, talking about his Mexican musical heritage and his new solo release. Plus music from Nina Simone, Jimmy Martin, Slim Gaillard and Combustible Edison.
WORDS - STEVE EARLE
Sounds of the South in words and music: The Tennessee Williams Festival… add your voice to the Stella-calling contest (friends and family of Marlon Brando are prohibited from participating). Also, a talk with country singer Steve Earle about his life and the songwriter’s craft, and music from Smokey Robinson, Skip James, Leonard Cohen, Dinah Washington and William S. Burroughs.
For St. Patrick’s day, we’ll explore the Celtic influence in American music and vice versa. With music from The Waterboys, Bing Crosby, Rufus Harley, Natalie MacMaster, Van Morrison, and Louis Armstrong.
Dr. John trips by the studios to play piano, talk hoodoo and walk on gilded splinters. Also music from honky-tonker Charlie Feathers, jazz clarinetist Don Byron’s interpretation of Hendrix, and monkey shines from Big Maybelle.