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In Merle Haggard: The Running Kind, DAVID CANTWELL takes us on a revelatory journey through Haggard’s music and the life and times out of which it came. Taking in the entire breadth of the Hag’s career, David focuses especially on the 1960s and 1970s when Haggard created much of his best-known and most influential work. Listening closely to a masterpiece-crowded catalogue (including such songs as Today I Started Loving You Again, Okie from Muskogee, Sing Me Back Home, Mama Tried, Working Man Blues, and If We Make It through December, among many others), David Cantwell explores the fascinating contradictions - the desire for freedom in the face of limits set by the world or self-imposed, most of all - that define not only Haggard’s music and persona but the very heart of Country music. This book is published by the University of Texas Press as part of their American Music Series. Order the book from them here: http://utpress.utexas.edu/index.php/books/canmep
Music critic and longtime Haggard fan, DAVID CANTWELL is also the co-author of the acclaimed Heartaches By The Number: Country Music's 500 Greatest Singles, and his work has appeared in the Oxford American, Salon and No Depression, among other publications. He lives in Kansas City, Missouri.
BIG TOBACCO AND THE PICKERS New Album "The King Is Gone" will be released May 12, 2015.
Since 2008, Big Tobacco and The Pickers have been bringing their unique brand of traditional country to bar rooms, taverns, halls and festivals around Ontario. Their ongoing monthly residency at Toronto roots institution The Cameron House has gained them a loyal following of country music fans. Regular appearances at legendary rooms like The Dakota Tavern and The Cadillac Lounge have helped develop their gritty live show into what it is today - a glimpse back at the golden age of country music. Their renditions of the classics, along with traditional sounding original material, will make you and your friends want to dance all night & drink too much. From the rich tones of the pedal steel, to the hot licks of the Fender Telecaster, Big Tobacco and the Pickers deliver a new brand of country music, true to old school tradition.
Author Mason Stokes will showcase his new novel, Saving Julian on tonight's show!
Call 323 657-1493 to ask the author a question!
Saving Julian is a darkly comic journey into the sad, strange world of ex-gay ministry. The novel tells the story of Paul Drucker, a 58-year-old psychology professor and part-time preacher. Author of Saving Our Boys from the Gay Menace, Paul is much in demand on the ex-gay lecture circuit, sharing the heterosexual gospel with those in need. As he tells his audiences, “there’s no such thing as a gay man. There are only men with unmet homoemotional love needs. And this can be fixed.” But when Paul is caught with Julian, a 21-year-old “escort” he found online, he knows his world is about to fall apart. In a world of Larry Craig and Ted Haggard, Saving Julian offers an irreverent and poignant take on the lies, hypocrisies, and downright cruelty of those who think love is a thing to be cured.
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Join us tonight as we discuss racing from around the area, including the Memorial Day double header at Kalamazoo. We will also be joined by Tony Eldridge, General Manager at South Bend Motor Speedway, and Merle Holden, Owner and promotor from Mottville Speedway.
We will take your calls as well! See everyone at 8!
Jenny Undercofler is a leading force in contemporary music education, having served as the music director for the Kaufman Center's Special Music School since 2004. The Special Music School is the only public school in New York City that integrates pre-conservatory music education with academic studies, providing an unparalleled training environment for musically gifted children.
Ms. Undercofler also co-founded and leads the youth ensemble Face the Music. In residence at the Kaufman Center, Face the Music breaks the boundaries of classical music education and performance, featuring today's music presented by the emerging artistic voices of tomorrow. The group burst onto the scene in 2005, performing works by such new-music mainstays as Michael Gordon, Phil Kline and John Adams.
Her daughter,Amelia a 4th grader, plays the violin and viola as part of this progrsm.
The Becky Bookamiliar Book Club DanaP Speaks Network Talk Live Radio Show is Host Becky G., 2 little piece of heaven right here on earth. Thanks to God, DanaP., and all of the listener supporter for all you do to support and follow my desire to aspire to greatness.
2 Samuel 13: 1-22
Tamar Daughter of King David Her Name Means "Date Tree" or "Palm Tree"
Tamar shared her father's, David's good looks. Young and innocent, she was naive to the danger that threatened from her own family. (Her Character)....That her half brother saw her only as an object for his lust, destroying her future as a result, and that her father, the king, did nothing to protect her. (Her Sorrow).....David's daughter Tamar was a knockout. No doubt she was destined for marriage tht would strengthen the king's political alliances. Though not under lock an key, she probably live a rather protecte life. But all the precautions in the world couldn't save her from the danger that threatened from David's inner circle.
Amnon was David's heir. As the king's eldest son, he was used to getting his way. But lately he'd grown despondent. Something was bothering him, chasing away his slep, gnawing at his heart. One day, Jonadab, Amnon's cousin, asked him: "Why do you, the king's son look so haggard morning after morning? Won't you tell me?" Amnon confided in his friend, saying, "I'm in love with Tamar, my brother Absalom's sister. (Plan devised) "Go to bed and pretend to be ill," Jonadab shrewdly advised. "When your father comes to see you, say to him, "I would like my sister Tamar to come and give me something to eat. Let her prepare the food in my sight, so I may eat from her hand."
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James Robert Webb is heads and shoulders above other country artists, and that isn’t just figurative either! At 6 foot 5 inches tall, the phrase holds true literally as well.
With all that height, one would have expected Webb to be pursuing some sort of athletic career, but music had a greater calling on his life. Growing up in rural Oklahoma in a small town called Kellyville, Webb quickly started experimenting with music. At 7, he began to teach himself how to play piano. In his teens, he added guitar to his instrumental repertoire. He learned both instruments by ear, giving him the skills necessary to excel at jazz music later on, becoming an Oklahoma All-State Jazz pianist in high school. He also applied his ear training to other improvisational genres such as Western swing.
In 2010, Webb began to pursue songwriting. Drawing inspiration from his favorite artists, including Garth Brooks, The Rolling Stones, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, B.B. King, Miranda Lambert, Vince Gill and more, Webb’s music gives a modern take on traditional country. He blends the best of the music genres to create a unique country flavor.
"I listen to virtually every kind of music there is, but when it comes to country music, I am mostly moved by the traditional country music and honky tonk, as well as the vocal stylists. Garth Brooks, Ronnie Dunn, Miranda Lambert, Willie Nelson, Vince Gill—these are the kinds of artists that I relate to the most. In my personal opinion, that’s what’s missing from country radio today—country music. Namely, fiddle and steel.”
Presenting Southwest Washington's Country dance band, DOUBLEBACK. All of these musicians have come together and bring their many years of experience, talents, and love of music to a dance floor near you with a bunch of energy, top notch harmonies, smiles, and pure good old fashion fun!
We have too many influences to list, but here is a short list of them: We are big fans of the Bakersfield Sound, Texas swing, Honky Tonk, Blues and Classic Rock. Dwight Yoakam, Dale Watson, Alan Jackson, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, George Strait, Billy Currington, The Derailers, Mark Chesnutt, Wynn Stewart, Ricky Skaggs, Buck Owens & the Buckaroos, Hank Williams, Chris LeDoux, Bob Wills, Asleep At the Wheel, Allison Kraus, CCR, ZZ Top, Buddy Guy, and Eric Clapton, are some that have been inspirational.
We've certainly heard the phras, "It's to die for". Perhaps you can say the same for Dave's Killer Bread. The company had the best in bread. Organic, lots of grains and no high fructose corn syrup. Plenty of varieties to choose from. Looks like an excuse to create sandwiches just to eat it. Maybe man CAN live by bread alone. Gabrielle Enfield, Brand Manager at Dave’s Killer Bread will tell us all while I make a sandwich.
Queens College's Women's Basketball team in Flushing, NY made it into the Eastern Conference of the NCAA but took a loss in the first round of playoffs. Nevertheless, this team had a winning season with lots of Kudos including a nostalgic game against Immaculata at Madison Square Garden.
Elizabeth Gully, Captain of the team, will give us a recap of the season and her experiences.