Feb 152014

Bob Schneider
The Watson Twins
WFPK’s final Winter Wednesday show for this season will feature Bob Schneider and The Watson Twins. at the Clifton Cultural Center on February 19. Schneider, who lives in Bee Cave, Texas, and gigs around Austin a ton, where he is quite the favorite son, having won a string “Bests” going back to 1999,has a new CD, Burden Of Proof, from which he is sure to play songs.  he  If he follows his usual practice, the show will also be recorded and offered for sale. The Watson Twins, who are former Louisvillians  now living on the West Coast, also have a new CD, Pioneer Lane, which means that fans at this show will be hearing lots of new music. It’s a free show, with WFPK members getting preferred seating.

Here’s the official video for “Swimming In The Sea,” from Burden Of Proof

Listen toi the Watson Twins sings “Only You” :

Feb 112014

David Dye of NPR’s World Cafe will partner up with Louisville Public Media’s WFPK for A Sense Of Place, highlighting various aspects of the Louisville music, past and present, as noted by LPM on-air personalities. Notes Dye “”From the city’s great musical ambassadors,My Morning Jacket, and from my many visits there I knew that some great music has come out of Louisville. I discovered so much more thanks to the folks at WFPK. This is going to be a super show.” It broadcast will be on Thursday, February 20, during the World Cafe segment.

Jan 212014

Super Bowl Shuffle Redux
Here’s the story via Pitchfork: “Sean Cannon of WFPK’s After Dark has released the most epic cover the 1985 Chicago Bears recording, “The Super Bowl Shuffle.” Featuring Jim James (of My Morning Jacket), Tim Harrington (of Les Savy Fav), Tom Scharpling (of The Best Show), Internet cat celebrity, Lil Bub, wrestler Colt Cabana, John Roderick (of The Long Winters), and comedians David Wain, Scott Aukerman (of Comedy Bang! Bang!), Kyle Kinane and Dave Hill, Cannon spent months preparing his all-star version of the song to help his favorite charity, Reading Is Fundamental.” There’s a really long story to go with.

Jan 182014

Wood Brothers
The story behind the The Wood Brothers, born in Colorado and raised on acoustic music, is a curious one: Chris Wood studied jazz base at the New England Conservatory of Music and went on to co-found Medeski, Martin and Wood. Brother Oliver, meanwhile, played guitar in Atlanta cover bands before joining Tinsley Ellis’s touring act. He began to sing with the Ellis group and then founded King Johnson, a hard-touring group that released six albums of blues-inflected R&B, funk and country over the next dozen years. After fifteen years on separate career trackes, they wound be playing together when Oliver sat in with MM&W following King Johnson’s opening set at a show in North Carolina. At that point, they realized that they should be playing together, and subsequently became The Wood Brothers. With eight albums in as many years to their credit, including the most recent, The Muse,” they have become a Nashville-based band with connections to all manner of genres. Nevertheless, they tag themselves as an Americana act. They’ll perform as part of WFPK’s Winter Wednesday at the Clifton Cultural Center on January 22, along with Small Time Napoleon. It’s a free show.
Watch the Official Video for “The Muse” :


Website: www.thewoodbThe Wood Brothers, ros.com/?
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewoodbrothers?
MySpace: https://myspace.com/thewoodbrothers

Dec 142013

Tony Joe White
You’re likely to be familiar with Tony Joe White only if you are old enough to remember “Polk Salad Annie,” his biggest hit. You might also know “Rainy Night In Georgia,” which he wrote but didn’t have the hit on. As a songwriter and producer, he did well enough, having a couple of hits with Tina Turner as well as Brook Benton for “Rainy Night.” His career has continued at a decent pace, with over thirty-five albums in his discography, including 2013’s Hoodoo, on Yep Roc Records. White tags himself as “The Swamp Fox,” which you might understandif you know he’s a Louisiana boy. You can catch this proficient singer / songwriter / producer when he headlines WFPK’s Winter Wednesday concert at the Clifton Cultural Center on December 18. K.S. Rhoads will open. It’s a free show.

Just a reminder: here’s “Polk Salad Annie”:


Website: www.tonyjoewhite.com/
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/Tony+Joe+White
MySpace: https://myspace.com/tonyjoewhite?
Twitter: https://twitter.com/tonyjoewhite?

Dec 042013

Are you a teenaged songwriter or have one in the family? Now you can get some professional direction that could take your songwriting out of the bedroom (and friends’ Facebook pages) and into the larger world. WFPK and Kri & Hettie are teaming up to present a songwriting workshop. Here are the details from WFPK:

“The six-month workshops will be held in the studios of Louisville Public Media beginning Friday, December 13, 2013. Each session will be led by a musical professional to address various aspects of artistic development with focus on authentic voice, song creation, performance, and promotion. The series will offer an equally important focus on life perspective, compassion, and community involvement.

Teens ages 13 to 17 can apply now through December 7th for this workshop online thepowerofmusicproject.com. Tuition to participate will be paid in community service hours equal to the hours spent at workshop (minimum of 36 hours). There will be opportunities to do community service as a group and as an individual.

“We’re excited to support Kri and Hettie in their mission to empower young songwriters and help them find their true voice,” commented WFPK Program Director Stacy Owen. “The teens in this program already identify as songwriters. We want to give them the tools to make a positive impact on their world!”

More information is available at thepowerofmusicproject.com.”

Nov 092013

WFPK 91.9
WFPK’s Winter Wednesdays lineup has been wrapped up and announced. The first Winter Wednesday is on November 13 and will feature The David Mayfield Parade plus John and Jacob. December’s show is on the 18th and features Tony Joe White of “Polk Salad Annie” fame and K.S. Rhoads. The January 22 show will feature The Wood Brothers and Small Time Napoleon, while the February 14 show has Bob Schneider and Louisville natives the Watson Twins.
These events are all staged at The Clifton Cultural Center’s Eiler Theatre, 2117 Payne Street. In addition to the Center, this season’s sponsors are Blue Moon, Quest Outdoors and Eclipse Bank.
All Winter Wednesday shows are free. Mark your calendars.