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Last Forever

New Sounds

New Americana

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Listen to some examples of new American blues and gospel, and other traditional American folk music on this New Sounds program.  We'll hear an eerie revival of the Skip James classic "Special Rider Blues" from the recent record, "Rishte," a collaboration between guitarist Gary Lucas and Anglo-Indian vocalist Najma Akhtar. Plus, a reworking of a classic hymn tune, microtonal blues, and a lot more.

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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. 

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New Sounds

New Americana

Friday, September 10, 2010

Listen to some examples of new American blues and gospel, and other traditional American folk music on this New Sounds program.  We'll hear an eerie revival of the Skip James classic "Special Rider Blues" from the recent record, "Rishte," a collaboration between guitarist Gary Lucas and Anglo-Indian vocalist Najma Akhtar. Plus, a reworking of a classic hymn tune, microtonal blues, and a lot more.

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New Sounds

Old Folk, New Folks

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Listen to some new takes on traditional folk songs for this New Sounds programs.  Hear Nico Muhly's work "The Only Tune," from his record  "Mothertongue," a collection of works which began as he tried to reconnect with the folk music of my childhood. 

New Sounds

Twisted Roots

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Listen to some contemporary compositions based on the sounds of American folk, blues, and other "roots" music for this New Sounds.  We'll hear from Joel Harrison's latest, "The Wheel," along with music by Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, and Last Forever.

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