• 00:16

    Award Winning Musician, J.P. Cormier and the Hometown Battlefield

    in War

    Award winning musician J.P. Cormier captures in one 4 minute song the devastation and reality of Post Traumatic Combat Disorder. This remarkable man delivers the profound message that so many of our veterans of war are coming home permanently scarred. It is not an American issue, or Canadian, it is a global issue. 


    Lyrics to Hometown Battlefield, He got home from service as the spring began its turn, 12 long months away, He folded up his uniform with the medals tucked inside, Started living for today, But the present could not find him, nor could his wife and kids, He was there but he was gone, Soon his only comfort was a bottle and his gun, Something right that went so wrong. 


    Some of J.P.'s accomplishments:


    • 13 solo albums released since 1995
    • 12 East Coast Music Awards since 1991
    • 5 Music Industry Association Nova Scotia
    • Canadian Folk Music Award, 2005 Instrumental Album Of The Year – X8: A Mandolin Collection
    • Juno Nomination, 1998 Roots/Trad Recording of the Year for Another Morning
    • 30+ awards over 20 years for competitions in fiddle, guitar, banjo, and song writing
    • Maritime Fiddling Festival, Best Reel – 1989, 1995
    • Performed over 20 times at the Grand Old Opry
    • Two #1 hits on European country radio
    • Dozens of TV and Radio appearances
     


     

  • 01:01

    The Shade Tree Bluegrass Gospel Show

    in Religion

    Mountain Music had it's roots in the deep rural South,during the early 1920's family groups were popular singing groups. Then in the late 30's more groups were forming,playing and singing this musical form,then a Mandolin playing  Tenor singer from Rosine,Ky. appeared with a unique Sound of a different venue,it blended the 5 String banjo,fiddle mandolin,bass,and dobro, plus a high lonesome sound that Mr. Monroe called Bluegrass, and the rest is history.


    PRAY FOR AMERICA, PRAY FOR ISRAEL, THE LOSTOUR TROOPS,OUR POLICE OFFICER'S

  • 02:00

    "SOME GOOD CRAIC " -EPISODE 98 with TONY DEMARCO

    in Music

    WEDNESDAY NIGHT 10/15/14 AT 8 PM EST. SOME GOOD CRAIC IS BACK WITH FIDDLER TONY DEMARCO !!!


    Tony DeMarco: Irish fiddler. If that sounds slightly off, you have only to listen to the music on this recording to be cured of any preconceptions about the importance of ethnic purity in traditional music. There may have been a time when Irish music in New York City was played exclusively by Irish immigrants and their offspring, while their Italian neighbors strummed mandolins and sang opera. But the Big Apple really is a melting pot, at least for some of its disparate immigrant elements. Before World War II it really wasn’t very common for Italian and Irish Americans to marry each other. By the 1950s, however, this kind of ethnic mixing was fairly normal in Tony’s native Brooklyn, where the Italians and Irish lived side by side and attended the same parish churches.


    Tony was born on May 20, 1955, the second of three children raised in East Flatbush by Paul DeMarco and his wife, the former Patricia Dempsey. Paul, a grandson of Italian immigrants, was a teenage lightweight boxing star who turned down an offer to turn pro and work with lightweight champ Paddy “Billygoat” DeMarco in order to pursue a more conventional career on Wall Street. Tony’s maternal grandfather Jimmy Dempsey was a New York City cop and a son of Irish immigrants who married Philomena “Minnie” Fenimore, one of several Italian-American siblings who married into Brooklyn Irish families.


    Musical ability runs on both sides of Tony’s family. During the Prohibition years, Minnie Dempsey’s Italian immigrant father ran a speakeasy in East New York, where he played the piano and mandolin. Tony’s paternal uncle Louie DeMarco was a singer who performed with 1950s doo-wop groups, including “Dickie Dell and the Ding Dongs.” 

  • 00:33

    Conversations On Creativity with Susan Block and Professor Paul Smith

    in Art

    ArtSees Productions welcomes Susan Block for a 6 week series, "Conversations On Creativity."  Susan welcomes Paul Smith for week 1, "the psychology of creativity." Paul is a Professor of Psychology at Alverno College in Milwaukee. His background is in cognitive educational psychology, and he holds an MS in Learning Sciences, an MA in Philosophy, and Ph.D. in  Educational Psychology (Urban Education). In that work he focused on belief formation and the barriers to belief change. His current academic interest is in how adults learn new skills in areas such as programming, foreign languages, and music. In addition to Paul's many talents, he is also a musician currently serves on the Board of the Badgerland Bluegrass Music Association.He is active in local music as a guitar and mandolin player and singer.


    Susan Block brings with her a vast knowledge of the arts and creativity. She is LaPorte County Poet Laureate Emeritus, playwright, writing workshop leader, art exhibition curator and cultural arts advocate. "Conversations On Creativity" is the brainchild of Block. 


    Special thanks to Jefri Clark Payne for contributing his music for this special series. 

  • 00:30

    Community Radio . Building Strong Communities ... One Person at a Time!

    in Family

    Community Radio ...  The Strength of a Community comes from the Strength of it's People ...  Building Strong Communities One Person At A Time!


    Join us each Thursday Night at 8:00 pm Eastern Time


    Your host ... Katrina Blankenship
    World Reknown Talk Show Host talks to neighbours from all walks of life ... to share their life, their joys, their trials, their triumphs so that we may learn and grow together ... to build a STRONG Community no matter where we live!


    Tonight's Special Guests:  Little Roy & Lizzy Long
    Lizzy Long  - Having roots in the heart of the south, Elizabeth Long, or Lizzy as her friends and fans know her was born on a farm in Lincolnton, Georgia. She began her music accomplishment at an early age. While starting out on the piano, Lizzy soon took up the fiddle, guitar, autoharp, bass, banjo, and mandolin, and has become an accomplished musician, alternating between these instruments as part of her entertainment repertoire. She has played with great acts such as Mac Wiseman, Jim and Jesse, The Lewis Family, and Earl Scruggs. Continuing her quest for success, Lizzy has paired up with Little Roy Lewis from the legendary Lewis Family. Her extraordinary voice shimmers with strains of America’s musical roots. Little Roy summed it up the best, "pull a plank off the wall and she'll play it!"


    Little Roy is awfully hard to overlook. He makes sure that no one in the audience gets bored at any time. Little Roy has won awards as Entertainer as well as for his banjo playing. Little Roy learned to play banjo when he was only six years old, and won a local talent contest for his playing when he was eight.Little Roy is multi-talented - he sings, plays many instruments, tells stories, and acts. When you see this Duo, you are sure to notice Little Roy, and he'll make you smile.


    Email ... katrina@katrina.com

  • 01:12

    The Biz With D: Interview w/ Ryan Corn x Marie Miller

    in Music

    Ryan Corn might not identify himself as a craftsman, even though he’s recently taken up the hobby of woodworking, but the Cape Girardeau, Missouri, native approaches everything he does—performing,
    production, audio engineering, and especially songwriting—with the same care and attention to detail as a master carpenter. Not surprising then, Wonderful Things is jam-packed with such offerings. Tracks such as R&B infused, “It’ll Be Alright,” burst with soul and emotion, a homage to one of the many genres Corn has been influenced by. Such original tunes as “Burst,” “The Only Good,” and “Always You” will surely find listeners in every format.


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    To listen to the songs of Marie Miller is to know this impressive new Curb artist, a triple-threat talent — singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist — who’s poised to become one of the breakout stars of 2013. Just as Miller insists on writing from true experience, her music blurs the lines in defining her style. She aims only for the right musical bed for her lyrics, crafting songs that appeal across many genres. Such original tunes as “You’re Not Alone,” “To Be Loved,” “Unconscious,” “Fall Alone,” and “6-2” will likely find listeners in every format from Triple A, Americana, front porch folk to nuegrass to country and classic pop. Growing up in the Shenandoah Valley area of Virginia, the third of ten children, Miller began singing at the age of seven. At “the ripe old age of twelve,” she joined her family band, playing festivals and churches, and trading off lead and harmony vocals in duets with her sister Justina, with whom she was billed as the Miller Sisters. Their parents backed them up on guitar and upright bass, as Marie played mandolin, guitar, and eventually bouzouki.

  • 01:01

    Folk Musicians,Thirty Steps to Forward and Paul Smith

    in Indie Music

    Host Mary E., brings together folk musicians, Thirty Steps To Forward and Paul Smith to discuss Thirty Step's... new album, "Hinterland." 


    Thirty Steps to Forward is composed of brother sister folk duo, Seth and Gretchen Powers, South Haven MI.  Through their strings and voices, the kindred duo strive to sing and play songs of the delicate heart. They are promoting their album, "Hinterland."
    Paul Smith is an old-fashioned folkie/aspiring fingerstyle blues player focused in the Bay View, Wisconsin area. Paul is shooting for something roughly at theintersection of Arlo Guthrie, Jorma Kaukonen and Jerry Garcia, though with more vocal harmony. He has been banging away on the guitar since his enthusiastic Beatles days in the 1970s, but got quite a bit more serious around 2009.  Since then he has studied with Jorma at the Fur Peace Ranch, and studies with Pat Donohue and Mike Dowling.


    Mary E., is the creator/producer of ArtSees Productions, ArtSeesDiner.com, author of Flower and Stone, An Essay on Life, and a member of the acoustic duo, Champagne and LaLuna

  • 00:14

    The History Of Bluegrass

    in Music

    Bluegrass is known for not being the most sophisticated form of music. People think it is all hillbillies and hay bales, which may be true at some points. But, the majority of bluegrass has a unique sound, different than any other genre. It is not country nor folk. Bluegrass is bluegrass. It's instruments, in a typical band, include a violin (fiddle), an upright bass, a banjo, a guitar and a mandolin. But how did bluegrass start? Well, listen to find out.

  • 00:39

    Interview with Charlie Daniels

    in Music

    Humbling to think that even the greatest musical legends have their own personal icons – as proven with the much anticipated new release by CHARLIE DANIELS and The CDB — Off The Grid—Doin’ It Dylan. The project is produced by Charlie Daniels and Casey Wood. Little could Charlie Daniels have imagined in the late ‘60’s as a young studio musician answering a call from producer Bob Johnston to add his creativity on guitar to three of Dylan’s Nashville produced projects (Nashville Skyline, Self Portrait, and New Morning,) that he was on the first steps of the journey to his own destination as a musical icon. His first new album project release since 2007, Off The Grid is Dylan the Daniels way and the result is sheer musical genius.
     
    “Whatever it was Bob Dylan meant by his lyrics, they grabbed the attention of the world and changed the face of music forever,” notes Charlie. “He inspired musicians to knock down the restrictive, bubble gum, three minute a side, Tin Pan Alley world that set the parameters of popular music and turn their creative minds loose in a thousand new directions.”
     
    Charlie Daniels has managed to do just that. During his 50 plus years of creating his own new definitions of music, he has scored hits on rock, country, pop and Christian charts. Skilled on guitar, fiddle, and mandolin, his contributions to country and southern rock are legendary on the path of platinum that’s carried him to virtually every music industry award and accolade presented across multi-genres. Off The Grid is yet another example of the seemingly endless reservoirs of musical creativity that the now 77 year young Daniels can effortlessly draw upon. 

  • 01:06

    Christian Devotions Speak UP! with Buddy Davis

    in Christianity

    Join us this week on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! to find out what taxidermy, sculpting of dinosaurs and music have in common with creation.


    Gifted by God in many ways, Buddy Davis is a speaker and singer/songwriter for AiG. He is an adventurer and paleo-artist, and he leads the very popular “Creation Adventure” children’s workshop at AiG conferences and at the Creation Museum. Buddy plays many acoustic instruments, and his music is enjoyed around the world.


    As a speaker for AiG, Buddy’s talks cover a wide range of topics. Whether geared for adults, children, or the whole family, Buddy’s messages are aimed at the lay audience. His easy-to-understand style makes him popular with listeners of all ages.


    As an author and illustrator of children’s and family books, Buddy is once again able to minister to a wide range of people. Fiction and non-fiction, print and audio, Buddy’s easy-to-read style is perfect for family read-aloud time and classroom use.


    As a songwriter, the sole purpose of Buddy’s music is to uphold the authority of God’s Word and draw people to a closer walk with Jesus Christ, our Creator and Savior. Hard-hitting songs like “Godly Men” and “I Believe” (written by Buddy) have ministered to many. Buddy plays a variety of folk-style instruments (e.g., guitar, mandolin, harmonica), and his down-home-America singing style is pleasing to all. He has recorded 12 CDs, and when he is at the museum, Buddy does a concert every day.

  • 00:43

    # 127 The Honey Badgers

    in Entertainment

    When Michael Natrin asked Erin Magnin to dust off her rarely played fiddle and join him for a couple songs at a local showcase, the two never imagined they were creating a musical partnership that would continue far into the future. Playfully calling themselves The Honey Badgers more to make themselves chuckle than to make a statement, the duet discovered a chemistry between their voices that demanded to be heard, and thus the duo was born.

    The Honey Badgers have been creating music together since the summer of 2011. They have since released their debut EP, “Booth Bay”, as well as a collection of recordings entitled “Mad Season”. They have played all over Delaware and the surrounding area, from the Delmarva Folk Festival in Hartly to the World Cafe Live at the Queen in Wilmington. They have opened for nationally touring act The Lone Bellow, as well as local favorite New Sweden.

    The Honey Badgers’ folk/Americana sound has been likened to that of The Civil Wars and The Swell Season. They are known for their intense, unique harmonies, and their sincere lyrics and melodies. With Michael playing guitar, mandolin, and the occasional banjo, and Erin on violin, glockenspiel, and harmonium, The Honey Badgers have created a sound that is distinctive, satisfying, and fun.

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