John Fahey

Spinning on Air

American Pioneers

Sunday, July 03, 2011

For the 4th of July weekend, host David Garland presents iconoclastic composers and visionaries who both tap into American musical traditions, and pioneer new modes of expression. 

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New Sounds

Musical Tributes

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

We’ll hear musical tributes aplenty on this New Sounds program, many of them by guitarists heaping their thanks to other artists.  We’ll hear notes of appreciation from Michael Hedges to Pierre Bensusan, from Bill Frisell to Boubacar Traoré, from trumpeter Dave Douglas to Bill Frisell, and a little exchange between Stefan Grossman and John Fahey.  Plus, tributes to Angelique Kidjo, Leo Kottke, and Philip Glass, and a few others. 

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New Sounds

The Blues, Reinvented

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Listen to the blues, reinvented, for this New Sounds program.  Hear chamber folk by Last Forever, some of America's oldest soul music in settings that combine spinet, harmonium, hammer dulcimer, violin, guitar, and banjo.  Also, there are performances of classic blues by contemporary acts like North Carolina’s the Backsliders, New Orleans blues artist Chris Thomas King and others.